The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) qualification is recognised worldwide and creates opportunities for students who want to study locally or abroad. The IGCSE is the international equivalent of the GCSE examinations which are administered in the United Kingdom.
This article explains the curricula offered at five international schools in Johor to prepare students to sit for the IGCSE examinations.
Primary school students at Crescendo-HELP International School are taught using the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). Once these students move on to secondary school, they are exposed to a variety of subjects to help them choose the right ones to take for the IGCSE examinations. These subjects include Science & Technology, Maths, Languages, Art and ICT & Computing. Other than English, student can take lessons in Mandarin, Bahasa Malaysia and Spanish. Performing arts such as music and drama are also integrated in the curriculum.
At preschool level, the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) is taught at Excelsior International School. This curriculum aims to develop students socially and emotionally as well as capture their curiosity for learning. The students continue with the IPC at primary school level. Next, the Cambridge Curriculum is taught at lower and upper secondary levels to prepare students for the IGCSE examinations. In addition, Mathematics and Science subjects are infused with elements of the Singaporean Curriculum. Excelsior International School also offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) at pre-university level.
The IEYC is offered at preschool level at Orbix International School. A combination of the IPC and Cambridge Primary Curriculum is taught to primary school students to increase their knowledge on subjects such as History, Geography, Mathematics and Music. Students sitting for the IGCSE examinations are taught the Cambridge Secondary Curriculum.
Students aged three to 12 years old are taught using the IPC which aims to prepare them to sit for the Singapore international Primary School Examination (iPSLE), which is the international version of Singapore's Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE). Secondary school students are taught a balanced curriculum that leads to the IGCSE examinations in their final year. The curriculum is embedded with the Singaporean Curriculum for Science and Mathematics subjects.
Students at R.E.A.L Schools (International) are taught a British based curriculum at primary and secondary school levels. A combination of the British Curriculum, Cambridge Primary Curriculum and Cambridge Secondary Curriculum prepares students to sit for the IGCSE examinations.
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