International Schools in Singapore are offering students an opportunity to drop the "British" culture of taking the GCE examinations and go "Swiss". IB in short for International Baccalaureate, allows students to take arts, science, and even philosophy modules leading up to their own examinations. Some terms you will often see all over the net would be PYP, MYP, and even DP or CP.
PYP: Primary Years Programme ranges anywhere from 3 - 12 years old. Parents will see that their children establish social etiquettes and foundation to how they should organise and express themselves politely if they want something, or how the world works.
MYP: Middle Years Programme from ages 11 - 16 years old. During this phase of the IB programme, as Children are entering into their teenage years, they will be exposed to relationships and identities on the social aspect, ground breaking innovations going around the world, sustainability and globalization or even fairness and development. With the completion of MYP, these growing young adults (16 - 19 years old) will be given an opportunity to choose between DP - Diploma Programme, or CP - Career-related Programme.
IBDP: In the IB Diploma programme, students will be given the chance to pick up new languages, literature, Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Extended Essay writing (EE), Creative Activity and Services (CAS). On the other hand, in IBCP, career-related modules will be taught across all professions, vocations, and technical qualifications. Students will go through a Personal & Professional skills course, and service learning to well-equip and prepare them to enter the workforce.
If you are a keen parent or student, please contact the schools directly for further enquiries.
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