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OWIS Curricula offered

The curricula at OWIS are designed to provide students with an academic experience that is both challenging and rewarding. We offer three programmes at OWIS: The IB PYP (International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme), the Cambridge IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) and the IB DP (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.

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.


Why Choose Our Programme

For many parents, the curriculum plays an important role in the international school that they select for their children. At OWIS, we are proud of the fact that we offer the IB PYP, Cambridge IGCSE and IBDP curricula. These are just a few of the reasons why you should choose our programme:

  • Our curricula are designed to provide students with the academic framework they need to succeed in a global economy.
  • 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.
  • Our curricula emphasise the need for inquiry-led, skills and value-based learning.


International School Student Curricula

IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for

Early Childhood & Primary School


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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how OWIS uses PYP to teach Mathematics to 21st Century learners

Cambridge IGCSE and the IB DP for Secondary School

Cambridge IGCSE for Grades 6-10

cambridge-igcse-curriculumThe 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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a week at secondary school

The IB Diploma Programme (IB DP) for Grades 11-12

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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Benefits of the IB DP 

The administrators and instructors at OWIS have carefully selected our curricula, and we feel that they will help your child become a life-long learner. To learn more about the importance of structured school curricula, and to learn more about the specific programme for each grade level, contact us at OWIS today.