The official language of Singapore is English, and it is the most English-speaking country in Asia. Chinese accounted for 77%, and bilingual (English and Chinese) education was adopted.
The educational concept of Singapore aims to cultivate elites and pay attention to the improvement and development of students’ comprehensive quality. Grow them into a men of knowledge, character, health, taste, and interest.
A globally integrated education system can seamlessly integrate all stages of the foreign curriculum. As one of the most popular places for students of famous universities in Europe and the United States, such as Cambridge, Harvard, etc., Singapore has become a golden springboard for international students to enter into the famous universities of the world.
In the rankings compiled by the organisation for economic co-operation and development, Singapore’s basic education ranks the top of the world. The National University of Singapore (NUS) ranked first in Asia for many consecutive years. Singapore also has Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Raffles College, Overseas Chinese Middle School, Nanyang Primary School, World United Academy (UWC) and other world-renowned educational institutions.
The population of Singapore is mainly composed of Chinese, Malays, Indians, Europeans, Asians, and more. The multi-cultural convergence has formed a unique blend of a Chinese and western environment. The concept of ethnic harmony, democracy and equality are deeply rooted in people’s hearts. As a pioneer of globalization, Singapore has become a model of a modern civilized global village.
The flexible and efficient visa policy makes the life of international students in Singapore no longer lonely. Matriarchal relations can quickly obtain accompanying permits, and other family members can also obtain long-term residence permits in various ways.
Singapore’s government education system is very similar to that of the UK, with English as the basic language of instruction and a reputation for strictness. The main body can be divided into four stages: six years of primary school, four to five years of secondary school, polytechnics or junior colleges, and then university. At the end of each stage of study, students must pass the corresponding examinations, i.e. PSLE, ‘O’ Level and ‘A’ Level, before entering the next stage of their studies.
Singapore has many famous international schools, such as the United World Academy (UWC), Stanford American International School (SAIS), Tanglin Trust International School (TTS), Canada International School (CIS), etc. Singapore’s international school education curriculum is mainly divided into three categories:
Created by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), International Baccalaureate (IB) offers four international baccalaureate programmes to students worldwide: PYP, MYP, IBDP and IBCP. These programs are now used in more than 100 countries and regions around the world.
Advanced Placement (AP) is a high school AP program sponsored and authorized by the College Board in advanced secondary schools in the United States and Canada. AP courses are comparable to American college courses and more in-depth, complex, and detailed than the average high school curriculum. Students who pass the AP exam will receive credits equal to those earned at a U.S. university.
The international general curriculum for secondary education (IGCSE), created by the University of Cambridge, is currently the most attended system for international students aged 14 to 16 and is part of the Cambridge global test (CIE). A basic course before entering A-Level international preparatory courses, IGCSE international senior high school courses are roughly equivalent to Chinese senior high school and senior high school courses in terms of length of schooling.
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