Sri Lankan International School | Departments At Stafford

Department of English

Department of Mathematics

We welcome all students to experience the beauty of Mathematics.

The Mathematics Department at Stafford has always been one of the strongest departments in the school. We aim to teach students Mathematics according to the Cambridge iGCSE and Pearson Edexcel International Advanced Level for Advanced Level. For iGCSE we offer Mathematics which is compulsory for all students and Additional Mathematics which is optional. For Advanced Level we offer both Mathematics and Further Mathematics with an emphasis on Pure Mathematics as well as Statistics and Mechanics. Why you should study Mathematics need no convincing as if you simply look around, the evidence is there in the fractal shapes of nature as well as the architecture and technology that surrounds you.

The Mathematics Department has a highly committed and dedicated team of teachers who always work hard to improve their student’s knowledge while identifying each student’s strengths and weaknesses starting from the primary and continuing until the Advanced Level classes. This team goes over and beyond to offer their services during school hours as well as coming early to school to help students. We all try to cater to students of all abilities from the highly ambitious to the less ambitious. The foundation for the iGCSE classes are laid by the enthusiastic Ms Mahesha, Ms Muditha, Ms Ayanthi and Mr Theannilavu who are joined by Mr Mangala, Ms Paru and Ms Tamara during the iGCSE years, leading up to the A level classes where Mr Moorthy, Ms Kosalee and Mr. Swarnaraja join the team. Our track record of results at the iGCSE / O level and A level examinations are impressive to say the least. It is not merely the number of A*’s and A’s that we celebrate, but the number of world Prizes and Country Prizes that fill us with pride that our efforts and dedication have been rewarded by our hardworking students’ results. The Mathematics Department takes inspiration from the stories of great Mathematicians such as Sirinivasa Ramanujan and G.H. Hardy and hope to develop students’ abilities in Mathematics not only for the sake of passing examinations but also for the sake of developing a broader interest in the study of Mathematics.

Department of Chemistry

Department of Physics

Department of Biology

Department of Accounting

Accounting as a profession has unparalleled advantages. Some of which are that there is a growing demand for accountants and that the pay range for a professional accountant is competitive. Accounting is also an intellectually challenging profession and can be a fulfilling career. It’s also important to realise that Accountancy has many options such as auditing, taxation, budgeting or financial analysis and many other alternative careers. The AL syllabus covers all the above key areas indicated.

Choosing accounting as a subject has several benefits. Accounting is necessary in all industries, and a knowledge of accounting will give you an edge in any field or profession you pursue. Accounting is also essential if you choose to start your own business or for any entrepreneur. The knowledge of typical business administration schemes, analytical skills, managing proposals and finances are skills that will help them not only professionally, but in their personal lives as well.


Department of Economics

Department of History

History is just memorizing dates of ancient events and information on long dead individuals that have no relevance to our modern lives right? WRONG! Today, more than ever before, we are aware that the lives we lead are intrinsically a biproduct of historical events. Whether rightly or wrongly, historical events have literally shaped the world into what we know today. Modern day events have shone the light, brightly, on the failings of our historical decisions. In order for us to move forwards, it’s important to understand how we got here and why. Events including the civil rights movement, the holocaust and the unfolding of the second world war, the French and Russian revolutions, Britain’s colonial dominance, and even the bloody and complicated history of our fair isle still play a huge part in our lives, our culture, and the relationships between different states and groups of people, and indeed, even our world views.

The dedicated teachers in the history department, Ms. Sulari Jayalath and Ms. Melissa Martyn, have been devising new ways to make the subject dynamic, engaging, and relevant. History, like many arts and humanities, provides an excellent base for any subject combination. It is also looked upon favourably by university admissions officers as it builds multi-disciplinary skills. In addition, learning History can help pave the way to careers ranging from the diplomatic corps, to international relations, economics, journalism, politics, and even law.

So dust off the notion that history is a romanticized tale about treaties long forgotten, and dive into the worlds that helped make us who we are today.

Department of Geography

Department of Computer Science

Stafford International School Offer Computer Science Subject from Primary 1 to Advance Level. For Ordinary Level, we are offering Cambridge IGCSE Syllabus which helps the learners to study the principles and practices of computing and gain confidence in computational thinking and programming. They learn to program by writing computer code and they develop their understanding of the main principles of problem-solving using computers. Learners apply their understanding to develop computer based solutions to problems using algorithms and a high-level programming language. They also develop a range of technical skills, as well as the ability to test effectively and to evaluate computing solutions. Stafford has 96% of A*- C passing rate on the year 2019. In the year 2019, Aqeel Fouci received the Cambridge top in the country award.

For Advanced Level, we are offering Cambridge International AS & A Level Computer Science for Science stream students and Cambridge International AS & A Level Information Technology for Commerce stream students.

Cambridge International AS & A Level Computer Science encourages learners to meet the needs of Higher Education courses in computer science as well as twenty-first-century digital employers. It encourages learners to think creatively, through applying practical programming solutions, demonstrating that they are effective users of technology. Stafford has 80 % of A*- C passing rate on the year 2019.

Cambridge International AS & A level syllabus encourages learners to become effective and discerning users of IT. It helps them to develop a broad range of IT skills, knowledge and understanding. Learners study the structure and use of IT systems within a wide range of organisations, including the use of a variety of computer networks. As a result, learners gain an understanding of IT system life cycles, and how these affect the workplace. They also learn about the wider impact of IT on society in general. At A- Level, learners also study simple programming for the web relevant to their use of IT. In the year 2019, Shan Gunersekara achieved the High Achievement Award for Cambridge AS Level Information Technology.

Department of Language

Department of Business

Business is a subject of great substance which requires a sense of oneness with the current global trends and demands. At Stafford International School, the subject is offered at IGCSE and Advanced Level. The specification at each level enables students to progressively develop an enthusiasm and understanding of the corporate world, whilst gaining a holistic view of businesses in a range of contexts.

The Pearson Edexcel International Advanced Level Business qualification aims to develop a critical understanding of business opportunities, problems and issues whilst making students aware of the ethical dilemmas and responsibilities faced by organisations and individuals. It helps students to acquire a range of relevant business and generic skills, including decision making, problem solving and critical analysis.

The Business teachers at Stafford International School consists of a team of fully qualified, passionate professionals with many years of experience in the field of education. This team consists of Mrs. Sarah Nazeem, Mr. Michael Wijesuriya and Mrs. Nimna Abeyratne. They aim to work tirelessly to create a challenging, nurturing environment, presenting lessons in a comprehensive manner and use ICT to facilitate continuous learning. In a Business class, each person’s ideas and opinions are valued. The team aims to create a supportive culture, encourage open innovative thinking, in a collaborative environment where each student is made aware that he or she is an important and an integral part of the group.