We adopt the Cambridge system whereby International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is the school exit point.
The program consists of four semesters of foundation level that includes these subjects:
- Linguistic : Malay, English and Arabic
- Sciences : Integrated Sciences (basic combination of Chemistry, Physics and Biology) and Mathematics
- Social Sciences : Accounting, Economics, Geography, History and World Religions
- Diniyyah :
(i) Usuluddin : Comprises Ulum al-Quran, Ulum al-Hadith, Aqidah and Tadabbur
(ii) Fiqh : Comprises Fiqh Ibadat, Munakahat and Muamalat
(iii) History and Islamic Civilization : Comprises Sirah, al-Khulafa al-Rashidun and Muslims Governments.
After four semesters of foundation studies, the students continue to proceed with IGCSE studies and the school offers a special class for these subjects: Malay, English, Arab, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, Accounting, Economics, Geography, History and Islamiyyat.
In KMSS, we believe that learning should not be confined within the four walls of a school. The academic subjects should also be learned not solely for examination purpose, but to aid us in fulfilling our khalifah responsibilities on earth.
To achieve this purpose, students undergo experiential learning and field research. The contents of this learning include language efficiency, character building, public speaking and other life-long learning modules such as farming, culinary, volunteerism and philanthropy activities, basic archeology and history, and students exchange program within and outside the country.
The Uniqueness of the School
The school as a whole (institution, curriculum and pedagogy) is run in accordance to Khalifah Method that was founded by Prof Muhammad al’Mahdi Jenkins.
The Khalifah Method, our core practise, consists of three pillars:
- Constant reminder of our role as Khalifah of Allah.
- Acknowledgment of positive behaviours or positive characters that the students exhibit as well as encourage self-reward (internal motivation) through the use of inner speech.
- Addressing misbehaviours with kind discipline.
“If you give any individual or social group a positive, accurate, and motivational worldview (Islam objectively and correctly understood), plus a good understanding of the Laws of Learning by which all human characteristics develop, that individual or social group will move naturally and inevitably toward everything good and right.”
Character and Disciplinary Building
Khalifah Model School (Secondary) uses reinforcement (reward system) and stays away, as much as possible, from any forms of negative disciplinary actions and harshness such as abusive words, insinuation that might humiliate students and also corporal punishment .
Khalifah Method is the blueprint for schools to implement the concept of kind and firm, which is being gentle in our interaction but firm in enforcing principles and decisions.