Mount Sinai International School opened its doors in September 2004, under the umbrella of Malawi British Council as the centre for Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). MSIS became an independent centre in 2006.
The Examinations Department was established to manage the external (CIE) and internal (school based assessments) examinations. The first cohort of candidates sat for IGCSE in November 2006. Mr. D.K. Chithala is now the Head of Examinations who ensures proper conduction and management of examinations and resources in both internal and external sessions. Since the school’s inception the performance and pass-rate of students has been continuously improving well above the average mark in both external and internal sessions. The quality of internal assessment is at par with CIE standards, hence the ability of students to pass with flying colours at IGCSE.
The school added a new dimension to assessment of primary school pupils by introducing The Cambridge International Primary Programme (IPP) that together with Secondary Checkpoint we achieve a coherent education programme of curriculum and assessment for 5 – 14 year olds in English, Mathematics and Science. The Cambridge Primary Checkpoint gives teachers and parents comprehensive feedback on learners’ performance at the end of the primary stage. The Cambridge Secondary Checkpoint bridges the gap between the primary and IGCSE such that learners are able to follow a coherent programme up to IGCSE.