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Our Academics

Our teachers are specialists in GCSE and A Level examinations and have long adapted their methods to the abilities and character of older students. They are graduates of top ranking universities and are experts in guiding students to achieve their potential. This explains the impressive number of high achiever medals awarded by the examination boards to our students every year.

IMS teachers focus on the essence of concepts - not the rote acquisition of knowledge - and well prepare students to cope with the challenges they will face at university by covering material in depth beyond the scope of A Level. They in addition give them every support to do well in national and international academic Olympiads.

Choose your courses





Every student is taught and guided according to personal needs in a tailor-made programme targeted at the student's university aspirations. In this context we have no compulsory subject combinations allowing absolute freedom of choice. An indicative list of subjects is given below subject to amendments, depending on demand.

  • Accounting (GCSE and A Level)
  • Art (GCSE and A Level)
  • Biology (GCSE and A level)
  • Chemistry (GCSE and A Level)
  • Computer Science (GCSE and A Level)
  • Economics (GCSE and A Level)
  • English Language (GCSE and A Level)
  • English Literature (GCSE) 
  • French (GCSE and A Level)
  • Further Mathematics (GCSE and A Level)
  • German (GCSE and A Level)
  • Greek (GCSE and A Level)
  • History (GCSE and A Level)
  • Mathematics (GCSE and A Level)
  • Physics (GCSE and A Level)
  • Psychology (GCSE and A Level)
  • Sociology (A Level)
  • Statistics (A Level)
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Entrance Requirements and Leaving Certificates


On graduation our students will receive the IMS Apolytirion. This is a school Leaving certificate recording the student's performance in the final year and is of recognised by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus as equal and of different type from the Apolytirion of Lykeio.

In mid August when the A Level results are released IMS graduates receive their results slips and in October they receive their official certificates.  The Apolytirion and their A Level and GCSE awards secure our graduates admission to the leading universities of the world.


Students are admitted to IMS Private School on the basis of success in an entrance test, an interview and their academic record to date.


The IMS Approach

Accelerated 3-year programme

Students gain a year in their studies. Saving time increases motivation, drive and accelerates academic achievement. Reducing time does not mean sacrificing depth of study. Year 1 is devoted to GCSE (minimum six awards) and years 2 and 3 to A Level (AS and A2 respectively). The accelerated programme leads to four A Level awards, which exceeds the qualification requirement of British universities, providing an advantage to IMS students.

Unlimited subject choice

IMS students can choose any subject combination from a broad range of subjects. There are no restrictions that have to do with timetabling or with numbers of students choosing a particular subject. Even if only one student chooses a certain subject we are committed to offering it! Our aim is that every student makes the choice that best suits his abilities and career goals.

Extremely small teaching groups

It is one of our main concerns in developing a modern academic programme, to limit the numbers of students in our teaching groups between 1 and 12. This enables the teacher to focus on the needs of each individual student and provide the best possible support. It also helps establishing a close and friendly interactive relationship between students and teachers that is extremely beneficial in promoting academic excellence.

Quality in teaching

Expert teachers employ teaching methods that focus on the essence of concepts and not the rote acquisition of knowledge. Students are well prepared to cope with the challenges they will face at university by covering material in depth beyond the scope of the A Level syllabus. They are in addition given every support to do well in national and international academic Olympiads.

Use of touch-screen devices

Our educational programme is largely based on the use of devices (laptops or tablets) with a touch screen that accepts an electronic pen. This allows us to work paperless and progress much faster and more productively. During class time our students also see on their screens what the teacher projects on the interactive board and thus need to take no notes, devoting the whole of their time to understanding the material taught. This also allows the teacher to deliver a lot more material during a teaching period. After school students need to submit their work to the teacher through the online platform we use, allowing the teacher to assess their work, provide feedback, make corrections, spot their weak points and even mark their work. The teacher has therefore a detailed picture of the performance of the student throughout the year on a daily basis and students feel the need to be more organised in their work. 

Treating students like adults

Students work best when surrounded by like-minded peers and at IMS they find themselves surrounded by people sharing similar interests and goals. Establishing clear aims in conjunction with specialised teaching creates a mature educational environment in which a school uniform is needless, as it is at university.

No age requirement

The IMS programme is based on aptitude. We believe that a student's abilities should not be thwarted by age restrictions and accept qualified students of a range of ages to follow our programme.