Secondary Curriculum

The school day runs from 8.20am until 2.50pm and is divided into eight periods of 40 minutes, with two break times for eating or recreation. Students meet with their tutors once each day at morning registration. The Extra Curricular Activities programme operates Monday to Thursday after school or at lunchtimes. Our students also experience several school-organised trips around Singapore throughout the school year to enhance the school curriculum. These have included trips to the zoo, museums, Sentosa and many exhibitions. Students also have the opportunity to go on an extended residential trip outside of Singapore.

Grades 6-8

We provide a balanced experience for our students in Grades 6-8 at One World International School, one that aims to develop the social, emotional, creative, physical and academic aspects of their learning. As well as the rich and wide-ranging curriculum content, which our students learn, they also focus on important skills, competencies, attitudes, dispositions, and values required for successful life-long learning, positive global and digital citizenship.

The academic programme has its roots in the Cambridge Checkpoint and has been further developed and constructed to celebrate the international context in which the school resides. There are many opportunities to study international themes and cultures across the wide range of subject’s students take. The programme is underpinned by a pastoral programme which seeks to develop the individual skills necessary for students to make the right decisions, take responsibility for their actions and have a broad understanding and appreciation of the cultures that live together in our international community.

At the end of term 3 of Grade 8, students start to make decisions concerning the courses they will pursue during Grade 9 and 10. In order to help students make informed decisions, the school will hold an Options Evening where parents and students will be informed of the courses available for study at (I)GCSE.

As well as allowing young people to develop their social, literacy and analytical skills, the grade 6-8 curriculum provides the challenge to help our students to be able to perform in today’s modern technological world.

Grade 9 and 10

Students in Grade 9 and 10 follow a two-year programme leading to the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). The subjects available to students have been selected with the intention of providing a broad and balanced curriculum, which provides an excellent foundation for the IB Diploma progamme in Grade 11 and 12.

This academic programme builds on the skills developed in Grades 6-8. Students must study English, Mathematics and Science as well as a Modern Foreign Language (MFL), History, Geography and Physical Education. In addition they opt for two other subjects (either Art, Music, ICT or Global Prospectives).

The curriculum in Grade 9 and 10 encourages students to:

•Develop oral and practical skills

•Develop an investigative approach

•Use initiative to solve problems

•Apply skills, knowledge and understanding

•Undertake individual projects and learn to work as part of a team

•Become more effective as independent learners

(I)GCSE examinations are designed to be accessible to the whole ability range. The subjects available to students Grades 9 and 10 have been selected with the intention of providing a broad and balanced curriculum, which provides an excellent foundation for the IB Diploma Programme.