International Schools in Qingdao China
Yew Chung International School of Qingdao (YCIS)YCIS Qingdao provides education for K2-Year 13, offering one of the most progressive programmes of international education in China, leading to university entrance. YCIS brings together the best of Eastern and Western educational philosophies, implemented through a bilingual Co-Teaching model. The school's unique international curriculum and multicultural approach to education is recognised globally, and sets the school apart within the international school arena. YCIS can accept admissions for students who themselves and their parent(s) hold a passport or permanent residency from a foreign country, Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan.
Yew Chung Education began in
1932 and the Qingdao school was opened in 2006. Nestled between
the sea and mountains YCIS serves the community to the east and west of
the city centre. Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary students are
served from the rapidly expanding expatriate community. YCIS Qingdao is
a member of Council of International Schools.
In 2012, YCIS became the first and only school to receive the
‘Cambridge Award for Excellence in Education’ awarded by Cambridge
International Examinations to acknowledge consistent years of world
class IGCSE results including several ‘Top in the World’ and ‘Top in
China’ IGCSE awards across difficult subjects.
The school is authorised as
an accredited Cambridge International Examinations Centre.
Early Childhood Education, Early Years Foundation Stage, England
National Curriculum for England (Years K2 - Y11)
International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
A Level & YCIS Diploma Programme (Years 12 &13)
Character Education Programme
Bilingual Education Programme (English/Chinese)
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
Chinese Language and Culture
Early Childhood Education (Kindergarten 2-4)
Our Early Childhood bilingual programme, featuring a unique YCIS
Co-Teaching Model, places an emphasis on enquiry, constructing meaning
and hands-on learning in a nurturing, caring environment. The programme
is guided by the Early Years Foundation Stage Practice Guidance from
England, which offers clear guidance for learning, based upon
developmentally appropriate practice. It is an integrated curriculum
with challenging activities covering a range of learning areas rather
than isolated subjects. The programme is supported with an integrated
English and Chinese curriculum, which is adapted to fit the
international setting and the needs of the children.
YCIS Early Childhood
Education K2 – K4
Primary / Elementary Education (Years 1-6)
The YCIS Primary international curriculum has learning objectives from
the National Curriculum for England (NCE), known as Key Stages 1 and 2.
The programme incorporates both Western and Eastern teaching through the
Co-Teaching model. The school offers students a truly multicultural
learning environment where linguistic skills in both English and Chinese
are applied a range of learning topics of enquiry.
Core subjects include:
Secondary Education (Years 7-13)
Within the Secondary Education at YCIS is an internationally authorised
curriculum leading to university entrance examinations. The Secondary
International Curriculum consists of a Character Education Programme,
The National Curriculum for England, The International General
Certificate for Secondary Education (IGCSE), A Levels, and a Chinese
language and culture curriculum. The syllabus sets out the actions,
concepts, knowledge, skills and understandings of what will be taught,
and key targets for learning and assessment. English and Mandarin
(Chinese language) are the medium of instruction.
Years 7-9 students experience a challenging holistic programme
with a variety of subjects, projects, school trips and events. It builds
upon the Primary and prepares the students for the IGCSE exams.
Years 10-11 undertake the IGCSE Programme. It provides a broad
study syllabus drawing upon five subject areas: Languages, Humanities,
Social Sciences, Mathematics and Creative, Technical and Vocational.
Students take a combination of core subjects and choose a number of
optional subjects. Within the curriculum, there is a balance of
theoretical knowledge and practical experiences, including field trips
and charity events. International examinations are taken at the end of
YCIS is truly an
prepare for university through the A Level and YCIS Diploma Programme.
It is the most widespread international course of study for secondary
students. This programme is a two-year course for 16-18 year-olds. It is
a well-recognised qualification for entry to most universities around
Secondary School Subjects include:
Character Education (Personal and Social Values and Emotional Education)
English Language, Chinese Language & Chinese Culture
Design & Technology
Information & Communication Technology
Humanities, History, Geography, Global Issues
Music (general), Drama, Orchestra, Choir
Physical Education and General Sports
Science (combined), Coordinated Science, Biology, Chemistry, Marina
YCIS places great emphasis on the acquisition of the Chinese language
(Mandarin), an increasingly important world language. In order to foster
a deeper understanding of the language, students are also required to
study Chinese culture. Students learn to read, write and speak fluently
in Mandarin through curricula tailored for both native and non-native
English speakers. These courses run from Kindergarten all the way
through to Secondary School and help students attain a strong command of
the Chinese language after two to three years.
YCIS Chinese Language and
The Character Education Programme at YCIS is a vital component across
all year levels within the school. The programme focuses on developing
students as individuals with good character and high moral standard.
Positive character traits such as perseverance, kindness and diligence
and respect are examples of these traits and are studied within
Character Education assemblies and classes in the form of role-plays,
analysis of common moral situations and project. Using such everyday
situations and real stories, topics of personal and social development,
character building, morality and ethics are combined with global
perspectives. In addition, YCIS has its own charity, ‘Seeds of Hope’, a
charity that builds schools for less fortunate children in rural areas
YCIS Charity Visit
Yew Chung International School of Qingdao
72 Tai Hang Shan Lu
Economic & Technology Development Zone
Shandong, 266555, China.
Tel: (+86) 0532 8699 5551