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 Level or Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (L3IFDHES) in their final year.

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 language skills (English + DynEd English Competency Programme)
  • Singapore Maths and Science which 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
  • STEM (including Robotics and Coding)
  • 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.

  • 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 deliver subjects based on the Singapore curriculum:

    • English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Art and Craft, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Health and Physical Education (HPE) and Music
    • Chinese Language

    In addition, the following programmes are provided:

    • STEM (including Robotics and Coding)
    • DynEd English Competency Certification (CEFR) from Year 3
    • Vietnamese Language (where applicable)
  • Junior High

    Junior High

    Year 7 and Year 8 deliver subjects based on the Singapore curriculum:

    • English, Mathematics, Science, Art and Craft, Health and Physical Education (HPE) and Music
    • Chinese Language

    Cambridge International curriculum is offered for the following:

    • Global Perspectives
    • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

    In addition, the following programmes are provided:

    • STEM (including Robotics and Coding)
    • DynEd English Competency Certification (CEFR)
    • Vietnamese Language (where applicable)
  • Senior High School

    Senior High School

    Singapore International School is accredited:

    • as a Cambridge International Education Centre to offer the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and International AS / A Levels, and be assessed for these examinations
    • to deliver the Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (L3IFDHES)
    • by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

    In Year 9 and Year 10, students will do a two-year IGCSE programme. Thereafter, students have two pathways for further studies:

    • Cambridge International AS Level at Year 11 and Cambridge International A Level at Year 12; or
    • Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (L3IFDHES)

    International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

    • Two-year course
    • Cambridge Curriculum – English (First Language or Second Language), Mathematics, Coordinated Science, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Business Studies, Global Perspectives and Heath and Physical Education (HPE)
    • Chinese Language
    • STEM (including Robotics and Coding)
    • DynEd English Competency Programme (CEFR)
    • Vietnamese Language (where applicable)
    • Elective subjects (where offered)

    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 two 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
    • Chinese Language
    • DynEd English Competency Programme (CEFR)
    • Vietnamese Language (where applicable)

    University Foundation Programme – LEVEL 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (L3IFDHES)

    Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (L3IFDHES) is a one-year university foundation programme, regulated and quality assured by Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) in the United Kingdom (UK). This qualification provides students with an entry route to UK or overseas universities.

    This programme improves students’ English language ability and academic study in English, specifically in the fields of computing and business. There are six diploma streams including Business, Computing, Higher Finance, Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Health Sciences.