Senior Section Factsheet

KICS Seniors Student Body (as of May 2017)

  • 153 students; 73 girls and 80 boys
  • 25 different nationalities
  • 15 different languages spoken
  • Average class size of 10 students
  • Overall teacher to student ratio of 2:9

The School Day and Vacations

  • The school operates a two-week timetable, Week 1 and Week 2. This means that lessons are scheduled over a 10-day period.
  • School starts at 7.50am with Homeroom and registration; subject classes start at 8.05am and finish at 2.30pm. IBDP students can expect to have structured time until 3:30 on some days to meet core requirements.
  • Extracurricular activities take place each day until 3.30pm
  • Sports and training usually finishes at 4:30 but match days timings vary between 5:00pm and 6:30 depending on the competition and location
  • The school day consists of five 60-minute lessons, first break is from 10.10-10.25am and lunch is from 11.25am-12.25pm.
  • The weekend in Khartoum is Friday and Saturday.
  • The school runs two semesters per academic year; August-December and January-May. Please click here for the latest school calendar.    
  • IB Diploma and IGCSE students should note that some external examinations take place on holidays and weekends; more details are available from the IB Diploma Coordinator.


  • All subjects are taught by suitably qualified subject specialist teachers representing 17 nationalities and 11 languages (as of 2017/2018).
  • In addition to specialist teachers, KICS has professional staff for Learning Support, English as an Additional Language Support, College Counselling and Guidance Counselling.
  • Each student has a Homeroom Tutor who is responsible for monitoring his or her overall well-being; this includes attendance, academic performance and pastoral support.
  • There is a school nurse on site during the school day and for all sporting activities.
  • On average, teaching staff remain at KICS for 3-4 years.


For further information about life in the Senior Section, please refer to the Senior Section Parent-Student Handbook.