Integrated Programme


The ACS (Independent) Integrated Programme (IP) is a six-year programme. IP students are not required to sit for the GCE ‘O’ level examination.

Students may be admitted into the IP at Year 1, Year 3 or Year 5 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 GCE ‘A’ level examination.

Curriculum Overview

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.

Compulsory subjects

Language Arts 

Mother Tongue Language

International Studies 

Core Mathematics

1 Science subject

Three Option subjects are from the following:

1) Humanities

  • History
  • Geography

2) Sciences

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Computer Studies

3) Mathematics

Advanced Mathematics

4) Others

  • Music
  • Art
  • Foreign Language

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.

9th Subject

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
  • MEP/Music
  • Art
  • Foreign Languages


Assessment Modes

School-based assessments measure pupils’ progress. The assessment modes include:


  • Essays
  • Oral Presentations
  • Field Work
  • Projects
  • Written Assignments
  • Laboratory Work
  • Portfolios
  • Common Tests


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