Secondary Programmes – Lower Secondary and Upper Secondary (aged 12-16 years)

Shaping the next phase of our students’ learning journey.

Seri Mulia Sarjana School today is among Brunei’s Leading educational institution attracting local and expatriate students from all over the country. Our programme is based on the teaching of critical and logical thinking, writing skills, the application of knowledge, examination of values and an appreciation of cultural diversity in a global society.

At Seri Mulia Sarjana School, we provide a holistic education through a challenging academic curriculum that is broad based which develops thinking skills and appreciation for life-long learning. The non-academic curriculum emphasizes on the cultivation of life-skills such as resilience, team work, problem solving and decision making. We continually challenge ourselves to step out of our comfort zone, trying new things that are not the norm but exception.

The curriculum is designed to help our students achieve their absolute best academically as well as developing confidence and a wider understanding of the world around them- enabling each student to go on and take their place as a successful ‘global citizen’.

Whilst the internationally recognized UK-UCLES BGCE ‘O’ level serves as a valuable intermediate benchmark for the majority of our students, those who are academically strong can benefit from engaging in broader learning experiences during their secondary years. Having proven its consistency in producing quality student achievers reflected in our high number of passes in the public examination annually, our Secondary Section does not stop in its search to seek more ways to improve the current tertiary preparatory programme we offer.

In order to be the best we can be, Seri Mulia Sarjana School concurrently looks both outward and inward. The staff is routinely engaged in professional development opportunities with the full support and encouragement of leadership teams, and simultaneously review and revitalizes the curriculum in the light of best practice and government agendas.

Secondary Curriculum

The curriculum embraces yet transcends the prescribed curriculum for Brunei secondary schools, the SPN21 or 21st Century National Education System.

In Year 7 and Year 8, all students are required to study twelve (12) different subjects comprising of six (6) compulsory core subjects, six (6) compulsory complementary subjects. At the end of Year 8, all students are required to sit for the School Based Assessment exam held nationwide, after which they will be assigned to Express or Normal streams. In these streams, we offer a wide range of subjects at this level ranging from Languages, Sciences, Art and Design, Business and Commercial Studies, Computer Studies, Islamic Knowledge, , Principles of Accounts, Design and Technology. Every student is given this opportunity to develop areas of their academic strength and interest.

Both the Express and Normal stream culminate in the prestigious and globally recognized General Certificate of Examination under the auspices of University of Cambridge in United Kingdom. Many of our students and alumni members have garnered Brilliance Awards, Top in the Brunei and Top in the World, at the GCE ‘O’ Level and GCE ‘A’ Level examination.

Secondary Assessment

Assessments at the Secondary Section are done every term in all levels. These include term tests, homework and coursework, and projects. Students must be consistent in their academic performance each term to qualify in the Top Academic Listing. Co-Curricular Activity (CCA) Reports are issued at Year 8 and Year 11. The CCA Report includes participation in CCA, Societies, Clubs, competitions and national events (such as flag waving, National Day, His Majesty’s Birthday, Maulud Nabi SAW procession and performances).

Options after GCE ‘O’ Levels

There are a number of progression pathways available to secondary students. The options are varied and cater to the different needs of the students depending on their interests and potentials.

GCE ‘A’ Level

  • 1st Cohort (starts in January)
  • 2nd Cohort (starts in April)

Eligibility

  • A CREDIT Pass in Bahasa Melayu or Islamic Religious Knowledge (IRK)
  • A PASS in English Language
  • 5 CREDIT Passes in IGCSE / GCE ‘O’ Level
  • The Ministry of Education (MOE) applies the same rules of admission to expatriates and children whose parents are attached to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with no special consideration.
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