International Programme

The International Programme provides a strong academic curriculum which meets the needs of foreign students. It combines the best of the Singapore curriculum with key elements of the International curriculum approach before students commence the Cambridge curriculum in their secondary years.
Students complete their education with a choice of either Cambridge International A levels or the Global Assessment Certificate, a one year university foundation programme.

Our programmes include a STEM focus with elements of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics explored through a problem-based and applied learning approach from kindergarten to high school.

An Outward Bound course is also built into our programmes for students from Year 4 to Year 12. The Outward Bound course is designed to build self-confidence and strengthen leadership skills such as teamwork, perseverance and effective communication.

  • Heavy focus on English skills (English + English Proficiency Programme)
  • Singapore Maths and Science have a strong international academic reputation
  • Chinese and Vietnamese languages offered
  • Essential soft-skills are built through the Western curriculum elements, including cooperative learning, team work, research skills, critical thinking, time management and study skills
  • A school-wide Virtues Programme reinforces values and builds strong character traits
  • ICT skills and e-learning methods are included from early years to final years
  • Preschool

    Preschool

    KinderWorld provides Pre-school education for children from 18 months to below 6 years.

    Classes are kept small with a foreign teacher leading the class with the assistance of a Vietnamese teacher according to the teacher-student ratio. This ensures an optimal environment in which young minds learn and develop.

    Our Kindergarten program is designed to help each child reach their full potential in an environment that is challenging, secure and nurturing. This is an exciting entry into your child’s formal education and it is our hope that it will be a very positive beginning!

    We believe that young children learn through active, purposeful interactions with a wide variety of learning materials and activities which develop the growth of the whole child. Because young children are concrete learners, they need to be able to learn by using all their senses and by trying things out on their own.

    Learning is based around 8 key learning areas listed below. The learning goals are sequential in order with program goals building upon each other from Nursery all the way through to Prep.

    Developmental Skills:

    • Physical, Cognitive, Social & Emotional Development

    Academic Subjects:

    • English Language & Literacy
    • Numeracy
    • ICT
    • Social Studies / Science
    • Vietnamese

    Specialist Subjects:

    • PE
    • Music
  • Primary

    Primary

    Singapore International School has been certified by the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) as an Appointed Examination Centre to conduct the Singapore International Primary School Examination (iPSLE).

    Year 1 to Year 6 delivers subjects based on the Singapore and Western Curriculums:

    • English, Mathematics and Science – curriculum content and skills, similar to those being promoted by the Ministry of Education of Singapore
    • Social Studies, Information and Communication Technology, Art and Craft, Health and Physical Education, Music and Inter-disciplinary Project Work – international curriculum
    • Chinese or Vietnamese language
    • English Preparation Programme (Year 5 upwards) – Australian developed programme designed to strengthen academic English skills
  • Junior High

    Junior High

    Year 7 to Year 8 delivers subjects based on the Singapore and international curriculum:

    • English, Mathematics and Science – curriculum content and skills, similar to those being promoted by the Ministry of Education of Singapore
    • Social Studies, Information and Communication Technology, Art and Craft, Health and Physical Education, Music and Inter-disciplinary Project Work – international curriculum
    • Chinese or Vietnamese language
    • English Preparation Programme – Australian developed programme (designed to strengthen academic English skills)
  • Senior High School

    Senior High School

    Singapore International School is accredited as a Cambridge International Education Centre to offer the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) and International AS/A Levels, and be assessed for these examinations.

    Singapore International School is accredited to deliver the Global Assessment Certificate, a University Foundation Programme which includes preparation for the American College Test (ACT).

    Singapore International School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

    In Year 9 and Year 10, students will do a two (2) year IGCSE programme. Thereafter, students have two (2) pathways for further studies: (1) Cambridge International Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level at Year 11 and Cambridge International Advanced (A) Level at Year 12 or (2) GAC University Foundation Programme in Year 11.

    International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

    • Two (2) year course
    • English (First Language or Second Language), Mathematics, Coordinated Science, Information and Communication Technology, Business Studies, Global Perspectives andHeath & Physical Education – Cambridge Curriculum
    • Chinese or Vietnamese language
    • Foundation English – Australian developed programme (Academic English skills)
    • Elective subjects (where offered)

    University Foundation Programme – Global Assessment Certificate (GAC)

    • Intensive 1 year University Preparation
    • Provides a pathway into university bachelor degree programmes in countries worldwide including: Australia, Canada, United States of America, Singapore and the United Kingdom.
    • The GAC is the only international university preparation programme that includes the ACT (American College Test) test preparation as part of its curriculum.

    Subjects Offered

    • Academic English – Listening & Speaking Skills
    • Academic English – Reading & Writing Skills
    • Mathematics
    • Computing
    • Business
    • Science
    • Social Science
    • Study Skills for Independent Learning
    • IELTS Preparation Skills
    • ACT Assessment Preparation Skills

    Cambridge International AS/A Levels

    A Level

    • Created by the University of Cambridge especially for international groups
    • Internationally benchmarked (125 countries)
    • Students can undertake Cambridge International AS and A level study over 2 years before applying for University entry.

    AS Level

    • Half the content of A Level
    • Can be completed in one year
    • Qualification in its own right

    Subjects Offered

    • English Language AS Level
    • Mathematics A/AS Level
    • Biology A/AS Level
    • Sociology A/AS Level
    • Economics A/AS Level
    • English Literature (Year 2) AS Level