International General Certificate of Secondary Education

One World International School has developed a strong Secondary school curriculum which is based on the Cambridge Assessment International Examinations programme.

Secondary school students follow the Cambridge curriculum from Grades 6 to 8 and the IGCSE programme which culminates in 9 subject-specific IGCSEs in Grade 9 and 10.

The  Cambridge Assessment International Examinations IGCSE programme at OWIS aims to help students become learners who acquire the knowledge presented to them while simultaneously developing a deep understanding of the subjects studied. It emphasises the skills-based learning programme that is integral to the learning foundation at OWIS.

Our Secondary students at OWIS will master:

Subject content that is presented to them by their instructors.

The ability to apply the knowledge that they learn in unique, real-world scenarios.

The ability to make intellectual inquiries.

The ability to be flexible and to adapt when necessary.

The ability to work as a team and communicate in the English language.

Cultural awareness and the importance of working in a multi-cultural environment.

Cambridge Assessment International Examinations IGCSE Programme

The Cambridge IGCSE Programme is the ideal option for an international school, such as OWIS.

This is because the Cambridge IGCSE is an examination that holds students to internationally recognised standards. This means that a student who studies at an international school in Singapore will be held to the same standards as one who is enrolled in a school in other countries where this programme is offered.

This consistency allows students to be better prepared for a global economy after graduation, and is one of the main IGCSE benefits. It also provides learners with the confidence that they need and to know that their learning material will be both relevant and valuable to them in the future.

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OWIS students will take 9 IGCSEs during Grade 9 and 10 and will be awarded their IGCSE subject grades from Cambridge after Grade 10.

Compulsory subjects
English - First language
Co-ordinated Science
English - Literature
Foreign Language
PE - Core
Optional subjects (any 3 to be chosen)
Business Studies
Computer Science
Art & Design
Global Perspectives
PE - Examination
Information and Communication Technology

Additional mathematics options is subject to certain conditions.  All subjects are taught through the medium of English, with the exception of Foreign Languages (Mandarin and French).

What is the International General Certificate of Secondary Education?

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education, or IGCSE, is an English-based examination. Students take this exam in order to determine their proficiency in a given subject based on their current grade level.

IGCSE results are recognised in many of the most esteemed universities, which makes this a valuable examination for the students who are enrolled at OWIS. In addition, the Cambridge IGCSE is offered at many other international schools around the world. For our students who transfer from international schools from other countries, this allows for a smooth and easy transition.

Parents and students who are interested in learning more about our Secondary Programme are invited to reach out to us. We would be happy to discuss the Programme with you further and answer any questions that you might have.

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