Nanyang Primary School Facade. Source: Tatler Asia

IP (Integrated Programme)

The Integrated Programme, or IP, offers an alternative educational path for students in Singapore. Here are the key points:

Purpose: IP is a 6-year program introduced in 2004 that allows students to bypass the national O-level examinations and proceed directly to A-levels or other qualifications like the International Baccalaureate (IB).

Curriculum: IP students undergo a comprehensive curriculum from Year 1 to Year 4, covering subjects like Mathematics, Sciences, Language Arts, History, Geography, and more. Depending on the IP school, additional subjects like International Studies may be included to encourage international understanding.

Benefits: By skipping O-levels, IP students have more time for holistic development, including extracurricular activities, and are believed to have a richer educational experience.

IP Schools in Singapore

There are 17 schools in Singapore that offer the Integrated Programme. These schools include:

Schools that offer IP leading to the International Baccalaureate Diploma

  1. Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
  2. Methodist Girls’ School (with Anglo-Chinese School (Independent))
  3. St. Joseph’s Institution
  4. School of the Arts

School that offers IP leading to NUS High School Diploma

  1. NUS High School of Mathematics and Science

Schools that offer IP leading to the GCE Advanced level

  1. Catholic High School (with Eunoia Junior College)
  2. Cedar Girls’ Secondary School (with Victoria Junior College)
  3. CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School (with Eunoia Junior College)
  4. Dunman High School
  5. Hwa Chong Institution
  6. Nanyang Girls’ High School (with Hwa Chong Institution)
  7. National Junior College
  8. Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary) (with Raffles Institution)
  9. Raffles Institution
  10. River Valley High School
  11. Singapore Chinese Girls’ School (with Eunoia Junior College)
  12. Temasek Junior College
  13. Victoria School (with Victoria Junior College)

These programs offer diverse educational opportunities, catering to the unique needs and aspirations of students in Singapore.

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