Academic Framework

We deliver a rigorous academic programme but believe that successful students are not defined solely by their attainment in tests and exams. Our programme of study allows students to maintain breadth as well as depth, as we prepare students for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and A-Level examinations. These qualifications gain students entry to some of the world’s most prestigious universities, including Cambridge, Oxford, Ivy League universities in the US and top institutions in Hong Kong.

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IGCSE Programme

IGCSEs are the leading international qualification for students ages 14 to 16 years old. The programme lasts one or two years, depending upon the qualifications of the student.
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A-Level Programme

A-Level stands for Advanced Level, and is a two-year course. Mathematics and English are compulsory subjects.
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All students at DHSZ expect to attend universities outside of China and we take great care in preparing our students for their university applications.