Other Programmes in Secondary School

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Integrated Programmes (IPs)

  • Provide a seamless education where secondary students can proceed to preuniversity without taking the GCE ‘O’ Levels.
  • For students who can benefit from a more flexible and less structured programme and engage in broader learning experiences.
  • Some IPs may offer alternative curricula and examinations, e.g. the International Baccalaureate.

Bicultural Studies Programme (Chinese) (BSP/C) & Special Assistance Plan (SAP) Scholarship

  • 4-year programme from Secondary 3 to Pre-U 2.
  • To nurture a core group of students with a deep understanding and appreciation of two cultures, so that they can interact effectively with China as well as relate to the West.
  • In addition to Higher Chinese, students may offer electives such as Chinese history and Chinese philosophy.
  • SAP scholarships are available for highly able students in the BSP(C). They provide a scholarship allowance of $1,000, funding for overseas immersion programmes and a waiver of school fees.

Elective Programme in Malay Language for Secondary Schools (EMAs)

  • Offered to students who take up Higher Malay.
  • To nurture the language ability of students who have an aptitude for the Malay language, so that they can reach a higher level of proficiency and a better understanding of Malay language, literature and culture.

Malay (Special Programme) [M(SP)]/ Chinese (Special Programme) [C(SP)]

  • Allows students to study a non-native MTL (Malay or Chinese) as a third language.
  • Previously open only to students in the top 30% of the PSLE cohort who meet certain language criteria.
  • From 2006, this requirement has been lifted. Secondary 1 students are allowed to offer another MTL in addition to their native MTL, as long as they have the interest and inclination to do so.

Foreign Language Programme

  • Foreign languages available are French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Malay, Bahasa Indonesia and Arabic.
  • Offered to students who are ranked among the top 10% of the PSLE cohort and who have a natural ability to learn a foreign language, in addition to English and Mother Tongue.

Art Elective Programme (AEP)

  • 4-year course that provides an-depth enriched study into the practical and theoretical aspects of Art and Design, and on visual and cultural studies.
  • Develops students’ conceptual and analytical thinking and creativity while exposing students to a wide range of media and art forms.
  • Students will offer the GCE ‘O’ Level Higher Art examination at the end of 4 years.

Music Elective Programme (MEP)

  • 4-year course that develops students’ musical perception skills. The course provides exposure to classical Western and traditional non-Western music. 
  • Develops students’ music creativity and analytical thinking through a wide range of musical traditions.
  • Students will offer the GCE ‘O’ Level Higher Music examination at the end of 4 years.

Enhanced Art Programme

  • 2-year upper secondary course that provides greater opportunities for students with a keen interest, disposition and ability in art to develop their talent.
  • Develops students through its innovative curriculum and pedagogy that offer real world connections and practices and collaborative learning.
  • Students will offer the GCE ‘O’ Level Art/Higher Art examination at the end of 2 years.

Enhanced Music Programme

  • 2-year upper secondary course that provides greater opportunities for students with a keen interest, disposition and ability in music to develop their talent.
  • Develops students through its innovative curriculum and pedagogy that offer real world connections and practices and collaborative learning.
  • Students will offer the GCE ‘O’ Level Music/Higher Music examination at the end of 2 years.