Integrated Curriculum

We implement an integration of the national curriculum with international standards and expectations. Learning programs are skillfully integrated to allow students to develop understanding, of concepts and their applications in daily life. Using Bahasa Indonesian and English as the medium of instruction, students are prepared to follow both national and global pathways.

National Curriculum

Whole School

Cambridge Curriculum

Grades 1 to 10

Global Assessment Certificate

Grades 11 & 12

The Indonesian National Curriculum

The national curriculum is stipulated based on the national education standards to ensure the achievement of National Education Goals. The goal of basic education is to develop learners’ basic intelligence, knowledge, personality, noble character, as well as skills to live independently and to continue their education.

National education standards consist of standard content, process, the value of graduates, teaching staff, facilities, management, fees, and scores. The curriculum is basically developed based on diversified principles related to the educational unit, regional potential, and the learners. The standard learning process consists of exploration, elaboration, and confirmation.

With the implementation of KTSP 2006, competence standard of graduates focuses on the knowledge aspect. Moreover, thematic learning process applies for Grade 1 until Grade 3.

The basic framework of curriculum and competencies are Religion and noble character, Citizenship and personality, Science and technology, Aesthetics, Physical, sport, and health.

The learning process is effective with sufficient preparation and a well-organized plan to achieve:

  • The demand of the local society and global society

  • Prepare the students to face global development

  • As a process to pursue a higher education level

The principles of curriculum development are:      

  • Focuses on potential, development, demand, and interest of the students and the community.

  •  Divers and Integrated

  • Alert with the development of science, technology, and art

  • Relevant with the demand of society

  • Altogether and coherent

  • Lifelong learning

  • Balance between national interest and regional interest

The Cambridge Curriculum

Excellence in Education

Becoming a Cambridge school is a way of showing our commitment to excellence in education. We work with Cambridge Education and share in their educational values. As a not-for-profit organisation, we continually invest in education, research and services for our school.
We are committed to excellence and best practice in assessment and we have formed this international partnership with Cambridge who is accredited as an awarding body by the regulator of examinations in England (Ofqual).

Internationally Recognised Qualifications

Cambridge qualifications open doors for Cambridge learners and are a passport to success. They are recognised by leading universities and employers around the world as evidence of academic ability. To find out more about recognition and acceptance of Cambridge programmes and qualifications please search Cambridge's recognitions database to find out university entry criteria.

Developing Successful Learners

Cambridge offers many benefits for learners. We design our education programmes and qualifications to help them become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged. By choosing SPM and Cambridge you will be giving your students a solid foundation for achieving high levels of academic and personal attainment.

Progressive and Flexible Programmes

We know your learners best, which is why Cambridge puts us in control. With flexible programmes and qualifications, we can shape the curriculum to the needs and abilities of your learners and build a curriculum that fits the values of our school.

Comprehensive Support for Schools

Cambridge continues to support our school at every step. This includes support for exams officers and teachers, and marketing support to help us talk to parents about Cambridge.

Grades 1 to 6 (Primary School)

Grades 1 to 6
Cambridge Material (English, Science & Math)
Grades 3, 4 , 5 & 6
Cambridge Progression Tests
Grade 6
Cambridge Checkpoint Exam
Grade 6
Cambridge Report

Grades 7 to 8 (Jr. High School)

Grades 7 to 8
Cambridge Material (English, Science & Math)
Grades 7 & 8
Cambridge Progression Tests
Grade 8
Cambridge Checkpoint Exam
Grade 8
Cambridge Report

Grades 9 to 10 (Jr. & Sr. High School)

Grades 9 to 10
Cambridge Material (Mandatory & Elective Subjects)
Grade 10
Cambridge IGCSE Exam
Grade 10
Cambridge IGCSE Report

Cambridge Subjects

Promotes the Use of

Group work
Project initiatives
Cross curricular activities
Higher level questioning
Blooms taxonomy of learning

Aims for Primary and Secondary 1

To develop a range of knowledge and skills that will provide a solid foundation upon which the later stages of education can build
To provide a progressive framework of learning outcomes that are appropriate for learners in the primary phase
To provide a structure that emphasises the development of skills as well as knowledge.

Philosophy of Cambridge

Learners learn in different ways, at different rates
The school curriculum is broad and balanced
The different subjects are linked to support or reinforce learners understanding
A positive attitude to lifelong learning is fostered
Reflection and analysis are important for quality teaching and assessment.

Aims for Primary and Secondary 1

To provide a flexible system of assessment that enables schools to obtain the feedback they need to inform teaching
To reflect current understanding of teaching and learning, including activities which reflect the different styles in which learners learn
To provide a positive educational experience for all learners.

The Global Assessment Certificate™ (GAC)

The Global Assessment Certificate™ (GAC) program is an internationally recognized university preparation program for students who do not have English as their first language.

Global acceptance

The GAC is a university preparation program that provides students with the academic knowledge, independent learning skills, English language skills and confidence to enter and successfully complete a bachelor’s degree at university.

If you want to study overseas, successful completion of the GAC gives entry into one of many GAC Pathway Universities in Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Vietnam.

Global recognition

In addition to the GAC, all students have the opportunity to prepare for and take the ACT® test, a multiple-choice college entry test that covers English, mathematics, reading, and science. An optional writing test is also available. This test is recognized by all universities in the USA and many universities elsewhere. The GAC is the only international university preparation program that includes the ACT.

This means that when you apply to university, in addition to your high school diploma, you will have a GAC Grade Point Average (GPA), an ACT score, and either a TOEFL or IELTS score.

How is the GAC taught and assessed?

The Global Assessment Certificate™ program includes lectures, seminars, tutorials, group work, class discussion, and presentations. As the language of instruction is English, you will be expected to speak in English at all times in the classroom. Regular assessments, assignments, teacher feedback, and examinations will enable you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills.

The assessments, especially in Level III, are designed to prepare you for the challenges of university study, and include the same kind of assessments you would find at university in the first year:

  • role-plays and oral presentations

  • written summaries

  • critical analysis of written texts

  • journals and other documents showing planning, reflection and drafting

  • group projects and presentations

  • researched essays and report

  • examinations

  • skills tests and course participation grades

Grades 10 to 12 (Sr. High School)

Grades 11 to 12
GAC Material (Levels 1, 2 & 3)
Grade 12
Final GAC Exams
Grade 12
GAC Certificate

GAC Subjects

Where can I go to university with GAC?

The Global Assessment Certificate™ (GAC) program is an internationally recognized university preparation program for students who want to study at a university that uses English as its language of instruction. GAC Pathway Universities are located in Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam. However, with the GAC you can apply to any university. Many GAC graduates have been accepted into non-Pathway Universities.

Some of the universities in the United States that recognize the GAC offer credit points for an undergraduate degree, and a number of them offer scholarships which can significantly reduce tuition and living expenses.

When you successfully complete the GAC, you will be able to apply to any one of the GAC Pathway Universities, subject to meeting their individual requirements. Each university has different entry levels for GAC graduates, including English language and academic minimum requirements.