Round up on international school curriculum options for higher education
One World International School
Tel 6542 2285 | www.owis.org
In the Middle Years, it provides a structured curriculum with an inquiry approach, to provide a good foundation for students to progress to the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE).
Assessment remains an integral part of its curriculum, and this ensures that teachers get an understanding of each individual student’s needs and abilities.
Hillside World Academy
Tel 6254 0200 | www.hwa.edu.sg
Hillside’s programme serves as bridge to the dual language and inquiry-based instruction. The IB approach here is centred on achieving a balance of language and academics. The IB in the middle years involves a personal project that helps students transit to the high school (DP) Diploma Programme.
Australian International School
Tel 6653 2957 | www.ais.com.sg
Australian International offers the world-recognised IB programme. It focuses on a trans-disciplinary curriculum that is engaging, relevant and challenging. This, underpinned by Australian Curriculum standards which help students to successfully progress to IGCSE, HSC and IB Diploma studies. The school programmes have academic rigour that prepares students well for the more challenging programmes in the later years. The school also partners with internationally renowned thought leaders and experts who engage the students through lectures and round table discussions. This helps to inspire student community to achieve excellence.
Gems World Academy
Tel 6808 7300 | www.gwa.edu.sg
Gems offers a programme that has distilled the best practices from various educational systems around the world. Focus is placed on the ideals of global world view and responsible global citizenship. This in turn facilitates the numerous connections between the subjects, fostering more effective and meaningful learning.
Global Indian International School
Tel 6508 3700 | www.giissingapore.org
The campuses in Singapore provide an entire spectrum of K-12 education, offering a choice of Indian and international curricula including International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), Cambridge IGCSE, CBSE and Global Montessori programmes for the kindy years.
Its students have raised the bar and secured outstanding scores in board examinations conducted by CBSE, Cambridge IGCSE and International Baccalaureate (IB). The school’s unique performance-measuring metrics track and monitor each child’s academic results, enabling teachers to determine and continuously improve the academic achievements.
United World College South East Asia
Tel 6419 9322 | www.uwcsea.edu.sg
The curriculum is structured around a holistic, inquiry-based approach to learning. Guided by the UWCSEA profile and learning principles, while the academic curriculum is integrated with a Personal and Social Education programme that supports students in exploring issues such as friendships, family, personal identity and self-awareness.
Tanglin Trust School
Tel 6770 3167 | www.tts.edu.sg
Tanglin’s academic traditions and approach to teaching are firmly grounded in an enhanced and rigorous British Curriculum. However, there are many aspects of school life that have a global focus. The school offers both IB and A Level, giving students the opportunity to choose the best pathway for them.
Stamford American International School
Tel 6653 2957 | www.ais.com.sg
The AERO project is supported by the U.S. State Department’s Office of Overseas Schools and the Overseas Schools Advisory Council to assist schools to ensure consistency and stability of curriculum in overseas schools. The AERO Curriculum Framework connects the process strands, which highlight ways of acquiring and using content knowledge, with the content standards, which outline the big concepts, to develop a coherent understanding.
International Community School
Tel 6776 7435 | www.ics.edu.sg
ICS uses an American curriculum. 80% of its graduates attend US universities. As part of its core curriculum, it has subjects such as English, Maths, Science, Social Studies, Arts and Bible Studies.
Nexus International School
Tel 6536 6566 | www.ics.edu.sg
Nexus curriculum is based on the International Baccalaureate (IB). In addition, all learners are required to learn in a second language, which is taught through intensive and immersive daily language lessons by native speakers. Students have the option of learning French or Mandarin.