Curriculum Overview

As an IB candidate school, Malvern College Hong Kong follows the example of Malvern College UK by offering a globally accepted and well established curriculum which offers pupils opportunities to continue their studies at a wide variety of universities around the world. We believe an internationally accepted programme not only meets the needs of our culturally diverse pupil body, it also provides ample opportunity to recognise education as both global in content and outlook; emphasising the interconnectedness of knowledge.

Our curriculum is:

  • recognised and admired by top universities around the world, thus opening many doors for our graduates as they pursue further education;
  • inquiry-based where children are able to explore ideas and concepts and consequently develop a body of knowledge at their own pace;
  • rigorous and challenging that applies high standards and expectations to ensure the very best education;
  • conceptual, interdisciplinary and holistic, offering opportunities for deeper and broader knowledge in a wide range of subject areas;
  • designed to encourage a global perspective and ultimately global citizenship;
  • collaborative in nature, involving schools and teachers in a cyclical process.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Candidate School

Malvern College Hong Kong is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme and the Diploma Programme pursuing authorization as an IB World School.

IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**

*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP) or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

**Mission Statement from the IB

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org    

The Malvern College Hong Kong Learning Pathway


Primary Years

(Ages 5-11)

Years 1-6


Middle Years

2019-20 (Years 7-10)

2020-21 (Years 7-11)


Upper Secondary

(Ages 16-18)

Starting in 2021-22

(Years 12-13)