Frequently Asked Questions

General

What does Wadi Sofia offer?


Wadi Sofia is a dual curricular school program, both national and international streams.
Wadi Sofia offers:
• Kindergarten (Age 4 - 6) • National Stream (Form 1 - 5); based on Kurikulum Standard Sekolah Menengah (KSSM) • International Stream (Year 1 - 11); based on Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) curriculum




Is Wadi Sofia a Tahfiz school?


No, Wadi Sofia is not a Tahfiz* school. However, we do offer subjects such as Al-Quran, Islamic Studies, and Arabic.

*Tahfiz curriculum centers around memorising and the recitation of the Quran as well as in-depth learning of Islamic Studies.




Does Wadi Sofia offer any after-school activities?


Yes, Wadi Sofia offers an array of co-curricular activities (clubs & societies, sports & games, and uniform bodies) to stimulate the students' minds and help them grow as individuals. You can view the full list of activities here. (Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current health and safety SOPs set by the Ministry of Health Malaysia, some activities are limited or temporarily suspended.)




How is the school year structured?


For both national and international streams, Wadi Sofia follows the Malaysian academic calendar. Therefore, the school is structured with 2 semesters. • First Semester: January - May • Second Semester: June - December




What are Wadi Sofia school hours?


Depending on their levels, students will have different school hours: • Kindergarten: 8.30am - 12.30pm • Primary: 8.00am - 1.00pm
• Secondary: 8.00am - 3.00pm (except Thursday: 8.00am - 2.30pm)




What is the maximum number of students per class?


Wadi Sofia aims to limit the number of students to 20 per classroom.

This is our effort to maintain individualistic attention, to ensure our best ability to adapt and adjust our approach in teaching each student.




Are students permitted to bring their electronic devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones to school?


For educational purposes only, yes, students are permitted to bring their electronic devices.

The usage of the electronic devices must be in accordance with the rules and regulations as set by the school's administration. For more detail, click here.




Can students enroll at any time of the year?


Wadi Sofia's school year begins in January, and students are encouraged to enroll then.

We do accept students during other time of the year, but this will be on a case to case basis. Students' class placement will be subjected to our admission assessment.




Is an admission assessment required for all enrolments?


In certain cases, an admission decision is reached based on a review of an applicant's latest academic and disciplinary record.

In a situation where there are insufficient records, an admission assessment may be required at the registrar's discretion. The assessment will focus on the three core subjects: Mathematics, Science, and English.




Does Wadi Sofia process Student Visas?


Yes, we do. However, the process depends on the parents' visa status. For more details, please contact us.




What type of boarding facilities are available on campus?


Wadi Sofia offers separate hostels for boys and girls.

There are two options of rooms available at our hostels:

• Shared bedroom (2 students, 2 beds)

• Single bedroom (1 student, 1 bed)

(Students must be at least 12 years old to reside at the hostel)




Does the school provide school bus services?


No, Wadi Sofia does not directly provide school bus services.

However, we might be able to assist in arranging such transportation with an independent service provider.





National Stream

Which classes follow the National curriculum?


Wadi Sofia offers classes from Form 1 to Form 5 (SPM) which follows Kurikulum Standard Sekolah Menengah (KSSM), as set by Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia.




Can students in the national stream also sit for IGCSE exams?


Yes, they can. However, we recommend students to consult with our school's academic advisor before taking this course of action.




Does Wadi Sofia accept students who wish to resit for their SPM?


Yes, we do.





International Stream

Which curriculum does the International stream follow?


The international stream follows the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) curriculum.




Which classes are in the International Stream?


The international classes are split into these categories: • Primary (Year 1 - 6). At Year 6 will sit for the Cambridge Primary Checkpoint. • Lower secondary classes (Year 7- 9). At Year 9 will sit for the Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint. • Upper secondary (Year 10 - 11). At Year 11 will sit for IGCSE examinations.




Can Malaysian students with IGCSE certification enroll in IPTAs (Malaysian public universities)?


Even though IGCSE is considered equivalent to SPM, IPTAs generally prioritise SPM certification for Malaysian students' admission. Students are advised to seek further clarification from respective universities as their academic requirements may differ.




Can Malaysian students enrol directly into the international stream?


Enrolment from national to international stream is possible. However, a preliminary assessment for the students may be needed to determine their placement.




Does Wadi Sofia accept students who wish to resit for their IGCSE?


Yes, we do.





Kindergarten

At what age can my child be enrolled in Wadi Sofia School's Kindergarten?


Wadi Sofia accepts children from the age of 4 to 6.




What will my child be learning in class?


Wadi Sofia Kindergarten's motto is "Play, Discover and Learn."

We provide structured lessons as well as flexible self directed activities for hands-on learning through collaborative play which encourages children to form friendships where they can play and learn together.

For structured lessons, we offer core subjects such as English, Mathematics, Science and more.
However, as the school is made up of an international body, we also put additional emphasis on more informal lessons that would leverage this cosmopolitan environment.

This can range from cross cultural exposure to basic language sharing which will be supervised by teachers experienced in early childhood education.




How many students are there per class?


Averaging between 15 - 20 students per class.




Does the school provide meals for the students?


The school fees is inclusive of one meal per day. The meals are served during recess (10.00 am).