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Curricula

The curricula at OWIS are designed to provide students with an academic experience that is both challenging and rewarding. From early childhood through preparation for university, our curricula and learning atmosphere offers a rich journey towards these goals. It helps students develop careful thinking, inclination toward innovation, and international mindedness needed to become responsible citizens in an increasingly global economy.

We offer three programmes at OWIS:

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IB PYP

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme

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Cambridge IGCSE

International General Certificate of Secondary Education

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IBDP

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

We have selected these curricula at OWIS because they are highly reputed, internationally recognised, value-based curricula that put students at the centre of the learning. At OWIS, we believe in fostering children’s natural curiosity, creativity and desire for meaningful connection so it can flourish into strong skills for a happy and productive life.

Why Choose Our Programme

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Our curricula are designed to provide students with the academic framework they need to succeed in a global economy.

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Many students who come from other countries are able to easily adapt to our curricula because it is offered at many of the other top international schools around the globe.

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Our curricula emphasise the need for inquiry-led, skills and value-based learning.

IB PYP for Early Childhood 1 to Grade 5

The IB PYP curriculum is ideal for our early childhood learners and primary school students from the ages of 3-11 because it prioritises hands-on learning opportunities. The students in our Early Childhood and primary school programmes are able to explore their world while learning about fundamental concepts in their own way.

The IB PYP curriculum also stresses the importance of developing emotional and social skills. Students in our early childhood and primary school programmes develop a respect for themselves and others as they learn to interact in a community setting.

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Cambridge IGCSE for Grades 6 to Grade 10

The Cambridge IGCSE curriculum is based on the English National Curriculum, but it has been adopted to fit the international school setting at OWIS. This allows students to acquire knowledge and develop an appreciation for people of all cultures and backgrounds.

The Cambridge IGCSE curriculum is known for its rigorous instruction for students between the ages of 12-16, in subjects such as mathematics, social sciences, information literacy, the performing arts, English, Mandarin and more.

In addition, we offer everyday life skills through our personal, social and health education classes.

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IB Diploma for Grades 11 and 12

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, or IBDP, is the curriculum offered for Grade 11 and Grade 12 at OWIS. The IBDP is recognised around the world as a world-class pre-university programme, due to the fact that it prepares students to excel academically as well as being ready for our ever-changing world.

It is a comprehensive curriculum that takes two years to complete. Upon completing the coursework, students must take final examinations before graduating.

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“The level of dedication here is second to none”

All of our children have bloomed, and have become more confident and independent. They are all excited about learning. My oldest is so proud that she has learned how to read and has made some wonderful friends at school. My twins have thrived under the truly amazing care provided by Miss Nurul and Miss Norah and become more confident and willing to try new things. Miss Nurul is the best teacher I've encountered – the level of care and dedication displayed by Miss Nurul and other staff is second to none.

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Find out more about our rigorous and holistic educational programmes

Learn more about our school’s core values, student-centred teaching methodology and rigorous education programmes. Discover how we prepare students for higher education and what we do to ensure your child has everything they need for a successful future as a global, mindful citizen.