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Ms. FaridaThe IICS Senior High has been using the curriculum from New South Wales Education Standards Authority (previously Board of Studies Teaching and Education Standards NSW (BOSTES)) since 1999. The rigorous two and a half years program has helped us to proudly produce more than 1,100 sophomores since 2001.

Supported by well-experienced Christian educators, we are committed to offering the best Christian learning environment for our students.The rigorous program has helped prepared our students excel in wellknown domestics and international universities across the world. We have variety of annual programs that will certainly excite the students during their studies in IICS. The Year 10 starts off with a retreat. The Year 11 will experience various subject field trip destinations aside from our annual Leadership Camp and Language Excursion. The Year 12 students, aside from having to focus on their final HSC exams and university applications, our faculty continues to nurture them through their Farewell chapel, University Fair, Career Day, Apprenticeship and Live In.

A sophomore of IICS will have a wonderful and memorable Senior High experience, one that will help to equip them when they go to Universities and even working environment.

In IICS, we believe that we are the parent’s partner in education. The SH faculty offers parent seminars to help educate the parents so we can continue to work hand-in-hand in caring for the children God has entrusted us with.

Lim Farida Hadikusuma BSc (Hons)
Senior High Principal

A student at IICS Senior High School can graduate in 2.5 years.

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In our year 10 program, students study a variety of subjects to help them choose their courses in year 11 and year 12 and to prepare them for the Preliminary HSC (year 11) program. The year 10 academic year helps students adjust to Senior High School with its increased demands and allows IICS to align itself with the Australian academic Calendar, which begins in January of each year.


In year 11 and year 12, students will be able to choose subjects that are suitable for them to prepare for university studies. Most of our courses are 2-year courses.


The Higher School Certificate (HSC) is a High School completion certificate awarded by the NSW Education Standards Authority in the state of New South Wales, Australia. This diploma is awarded to students who have satisfactorily completed year 11 and 12 and who sit for the HSC examination in their particular subjects. The NSW Education Standards Authority offers many excellent courses and the school select the course offered to the students to best suit the student’s need and suitable with the school’s facility. All students are required to take a minimum of one English course. The students in IICS can have freedom to choose any subjects offered with the minimum of 12 units (6 subjects) in year 11 and 10 units (5 subjects) in year 12. The students can choose to take Mandarin as an additional language course and more advanced Mathematics course as well. IICS offers one-unit Mathematics Extension course in year 11 and a two-unit Mathematics Extension course for students who loves challenges and able to excel in Mathematics. The HSC courses offered by the school is closely following the syllabus and standards from the NSW Education Standards Authority. At the end of year 12, students then sit for the HSC Examination, a standardized test produced and marked by the authority in NSW. All students across NSW and all international students across the globe who have satisfactorily completed year 11 and 12 will sit the HSC Exam simultaneously in October-November.

Every school that uses the New South Wales curriculum must be accredited periodically by the NSW Education Standards Authority. The accreditation process includes overseeing final exam results, lesson plans, assessment tasks, teaching methods and appropriate documentation.

HSC credit is calculated based on a unit system. A unit is equivalent to 60 hours of instruction in a year. A typical HSC course is two units, which is equivalent to 120 instructional hours in an academic year.

A student is eligible to receive an HSC certificate if he or she has satisfactorily completed at least 10 units by the end of year 12. The final results for the HSC certificate are the averages of school assessments (called internal assessments) and the results of the HSC final examinations (external assessments).

The school assessment results are an accumulation of marks earned throughout the year reported to the NSW Education Standards Authority online.

The HSC final exams make up 50% of the students’ final results.

At the end of year 12, the NSW Education Standards Authority will provide each students Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), ATAR will then be used for admission to universities (especially in Australia).




Fine Arts Festival 'Indonesia as ONE'
Leadership Camp
Student Orientation Days
New Academic Year
Talk Show
Australia Study Trip
Career Day
IICS Study Trip to USA
Christmas Celebration
Year 12 Graduation Day
Year 10 Students Retreat
The Dream Interpreter
Independence Day
Parent Meeting