Music Elective Programme (MEP)

The Music Elective Programme (MEP) is designed to enable students with both academic and musical abilities to undertake a challenging Music programme. It aims to develop students' conceptual and analytical faculties as well as creativity. This is achieved through the practical and theoretical study of Music. Immersed in a musically enriched environment, students are developed in the skills and knowledge of performing, composing and appraising music from a range of different cultures.

The MEP is a four-year course that prepares students for the GCE 'O' Level Higher Music Examination. Students selected for the programme will take Music (MEP) in place of Design and Technology and Home Economics at the lower secondary level. MEP students in secondary schools are expected to complete the 4-year course and offer Higher Music as a subject for examination at 'O' level.

MEP students in these IP schools, Raffles Girls' School (Secondary), Raffles Institution and Temasek Junior College will take a school-based Higher Music Examination in the fourth year and have the option to continue the two-year MEP at Year 5 and 6. MEP students in Dunman High School will have the option to take the GCE 'O' Level Higher Music Examination in the fourth year or continue to offer the two-year MEP at Year 5 and 6. IP students in both Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) and Methodist Girls' School (Secondary) would be required to sit for the GCE 'O' Level Higher Music Examination at the end of their fourth year. Upon successful completion of the six-year MEP, students in the IP schools will offer H2 and H3 Music as examination subjects at the GCE 'A' Level or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme Music at Higher Level.

MEP is offered only at the following schools:

School School Type
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) Independent
Anglo-Chinese Junior College Government
Catholic High School SAP, Autonomous
CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School SAP, Autonomous
Crescent Girls’ School Autonomous
Dunman High School SAP, Autonomous
Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary) Independent
Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary) Independent
Raffles Institution Independent
Tanjong Katong Girls’ School Autonomous
Temasek Junior College Government

Students interested in the MEP are advised to select schools offering the programme among their six choices of school. They are encouraged to select a school offering the MEP as their first choice. Students who are admitted into the MEP within an Independent School are eligible for a fee subsidy up to a cap of $2400 per student per year. This is applicable for all MEP students regardless of nationality. However, it should be noted that MEP students who also qualify for other Singapore-MOE Awards, such as the Edusave Entrance Scholarship for Independent Schools (EESIS) are entitled to only one award; i.e. either the MEP subsidy or the EESIS.

To qualify for the MEP at secondary level, students must first meet the entry requirement of the Express course in the selected school. Students should thereafter apply for the programme upon admission to the school. Applicants should have attained the following minimum qualifications:

Please note that Higher Music in the GCE 'O' Level Examination is equivalent to a Humanities subject. Students who offer Higher Music will be allowed to use the Music grade as a Humanities subject grade for admission to a Junior College/ Centralised Institute.

To qualify for the MEP at junior college level, students must first meet the entry requirement of the selected Junior College. Students should thereafter apply for the programme upon admission to the school. Applicants should have attained the following minimum qualifications:

Download the Music Elective Programme Brochure (1.4mb .pdf).