IKNS students who select the American High School Diploma (AHSD) Programme study six major courses in Grade 11 and six major courses in Grade 12. These courses must include Arabic, English and Mathematics. Courses offered as part of the AHSD programme are one year courses and students select new courses for Grade 12. Students select their courses at the end of Grade 11.
Students in the AHSD programme sit for internally prepared exams at the end of Semester 1 and Semester 2 in Grade 11 and Grade 12. These exams cover the material taught in that particular semester.
IKNS students in the AHSD programme can also select one or more IBDP subjects to study. In this case, the student will sit for the IBDP external exam(s) that covers the material taught over the course of the two years.