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 combined with key elements of an Australian 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.

  • 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
  • Primary

    Primary

    Singapore International School is accredited by the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) as an official overseas agent to conduct the International Primary School Leaving Examination (iPSLE).

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

    • English, Maths and Science – Developed from Singapore curriculum
    • SOSE, The Arts, HPE, ICT – Developed from Western curriculums
    • Chinese or Vietnamese language
    • English Preparation Programme (Year 5 upwards) – Australian developed programme designed to strengthen academic English skills
  • Secondary

    Secondary

    • Year 7 to Year 8 delivers subjects based on the Singapore and Western Curriculums:
    • English, Maths and Science – Developed from Singapore curriculum
    • SOSE, The Arts, HPE, ICT – Developed from Western curriculums
    • 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 and assess the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) and International AS/A Levels. It is also accredited as an ACT Test Centre to conduct the American College Test.

    This school is also accredited to deliver the Global Assessment Certificate, a University Foundation Programme under the Australian National Qualifications Framework and is currently working toward accreditation with the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC).

    International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

    • Two (2) year course
    • English (First Language or Second Language), Mathematics, Coordinated Science, ICT, Business Studies, Global Perspectives – Cambridge Curriculum
    • Chinese or Vietnamese language
    • English Preparation Programme – Australian developed programme (Academic English skills)

    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, Singapore and United Kingdom.
    • The GAC is the only international university preparation programme that includes the ACT (American College Test) test as part of its curriculum.
    • Recognised under the Australian National Qualifications Framework as a Certificate IV qualification.

    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
    • Physics A/AS Level
    • Sociology A/AS Level
    • Economics A/AS Level
    • English Literature (Year 2) AS Level