The ACS (Independent) IP is a six-year programme and IP students are not required to take the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination, except for Mother Tongue.
Students may be admitted into the IP at Year 1 or Year 3 and proceed to do the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in their fifth and sixth years.
ACS (Independent)’s IP students do not take the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level Examination.
The ACS (Independent) Integrated Programme offers a wide array of subject combinations with interdisciplinary approaches similar to that of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) which IP students take in their fifth and sixth years.
The overall programme consists of subjects taken from six discipline groups (Studies in Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals & Societies, Sciences, Mathematics and the Arts).
At Years 3 & 4, students will offer 8 subjects: 5 compulsory and 3 option subjects.
Mother Tongue Language
1 Science subject
And three other subjects from the following areas:
In addition to the curriculum subjects, students will be engaged in the elementary Theory of Knowledge (eTOK) course, an Individualised Study Option (ISO) and the Creativity, activity, service (CAS) experience. These have been specially designed to provide coherence with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) where the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course, the Extended Essay (EE) and CAS form the core of the IB curriculum model.
Students seeking to pursue a 9th subject must seek approval and show that they have the ability to cope with an additional subject. These following subjects will be offered outside of the curriculum time :
- Computer Studies
- Foreign Languages
School-based assessments measure pupils’ progress. The assessment modes include:
2) FINAL WRITTEN EXAMINATIONS