Secondary School at OWIS

When your child begins secondary school, it is their opportunity to truly become an independent young adult who has their own ideas and opinions, and decides on their future goals and ambitions. At OWIS, we understand this is a crucial time for children - emotionally, socially and intellectually. Our secondary teachers support and nurture our students to prepare them for university and life beyond secondary school.

For our secondary students, we are pleased to offer an academically rigorous secondary school curriculum based on the Cambridge IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) for Grades 6-10 and the globally recognised IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) for Grades 11 and 12.

These curricula allow students to reach their highest potential and features three key elements:

Educational Degree

Academic excellence

International Education

International insight

Personal growth

The OWIS Approach to Secondary School Education in Singapore

Secondary students at OWIS will find that they are able to

Access experiential learning opportunities

Become efficient and effective learners

Hone their critical thinking and collaboration skills through independent research and group project work

Use technology safely and effectively to supplement their education.

Actively engage in classroom discussions and work cohesively as a team

Our belief in creating a positive culture has led us to develop several initiatives to support and encourage kindness, empathy and good behaviour at OWIS.

These include the ‘Secondary Six’ ─ six qualities that students need to demonstrate in order to help them succeed academically and socially.

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Respect

Respect yourself, others and your environment.

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Responsibility

Take active responsibility for your learning.

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Relationship

Build positive relationships and connections.

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Integrity

Be truthful and show integrity.

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Positivity

Be positive for good character, well-being and happiness.

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Kindness

Be Kind and compassionate to everyone.

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Secondary students spend half an hour with their form tutor every morning, as part of our Pastoral care programme. This is an important bonding time between our teachers and students which establishes a nurturing environment of trust, support and stability. It also helps foster positive social interactions between students.

In addition to academics, students participate actively in our Sports, Music and Performing Arts programmes.

Examples of activities that our students enjoy include:

Participating in workshops, examples include Theatre Workshops, Entrepreneurship Bootcamps, ChatBot workshops.  
Performances including instrumental recitals, theatre and dance.
Seminars and guest speakers.
Community, service and volunteer projects
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There are many school-sponsored trips and residential trips throughout the year that allow students to get into the community and learn in an active and engaging environment.

Education Through the IGCSE Programme at OWIS

At OWIS, our secondary programme is a balanced international programme suitable for students of all nationalities and all levels of ability.

Secondary school students participate in the Cambridge Checkpoint curriculum in Grades 6, 7 and 8 and the Cambridge IGCSE programme which culminates in 9 subject-specific IGCSEs in Grade 9 and 10.

Our secondary programme helps students develop a deep conceptual understanding of the subjects studied while also developing skills to apply that knowledge in unique, real-world scenarios. The IGCSE is known for its academic rigour and is ideal preparation for a number of pre-university entry courses including the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

The IGCSE Programme at OWIS helps students to:

Apply their knowledge, skills and understanding in various situations
Develop an investigative approach to the learning process
Develop oral and practical skills
Use initiative to solve problems
Take on self-directed projects

Education Through the IBDP programme at OWIS

We offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) to secondary students in Grade 11 and 12. The IBDP aligns with our vision of nurturing all aspects of students' development — intellectual, physical, emotional and social. The two years that make up the IBDP marks a vital phase in a young person’s life.

Upon successful completion of the IBDP, students receive the International Baccalaureate Diploma, a credential that is highly regarded by prestigious universities throughout the world.

Secondary students who participate in the IBDP at OWIS develop the following traits:

Independent inquiry

Open-mindedness

Self-management

A global outlook

The IBDP requires students to take courses in six subject areas.  At OWIS, our students take three courses at the higher level (HL) and three at the standard level (SL).

Besides subject-specific coursework, the IBDP includes three additional core components: The Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay and Creativity, Activity and Service.

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Diploma Programme graduates enter university with strong skills in writing, research and critical thinking, as well as a sense of global understanding and responsibility.  We prepare our students to develop these skills which will help them flourish in higher education, the workplace and all other areas of life.

Enrolling Your Child in Secondary School

At One World International School, we provide a harmonious and collaborative environment that supports our students and gives them opportunities to develop inside and outside the classroom. Our sports teams, art and drama groups, weekly clubs, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities allow our students to channelise their energies and interests to create a fulfilling student life in secondary school.

Besides learning individual, team and social skills, students get a chance to create lasting relationships with their peers and teachers throughout the duration of their secondary years. At OWIS, you can rest assured that students are being prepared to become global citizens in an increasingly interconnected world.

Meet our Teachers

Gary Holland

Grade 7 Tutor, Geography Teacher, CAS Teacher, CCA Coordinator

Neeti Pal

Head of Science Department

David Liu

Grade 7 Tutor, Maths Teacher

Sanhita Roy

Grade 7 Tutor, Humanities Teacher

Hear from OWIS Parents

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The school places the children first. The back to basics feeling of prioritising what matters, which forms the educational and social well being of all students attending OWIS, is a plus for me.

Mother of Samuel, Alyssa and Jacob

Christina O.

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For more information on enrolling your child in secondary school, contact us at OWIS today.

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