With so many good Singapore international schools, it’s hard to pick the right one for your family. Yet the task becomes easier if you match the best curriculums with the learning needs of your child. Consider, for example, whether it allows for interdisciplinary learning. Then weigh up the assessment style and even the overall approach to education. Here, we look at various international school curriculums, including the British curriculum and American national curriculum, that are offered at some leading schools in Singapore. We also hear what students of leading schools have to say.
Singapore American School – Reggio Emilia inspired international school curriculum
The Singapore American School invests in professional development and continually sends teachers to discover innovative ideas and best practices. The early learning program is inspired by Reggio Emilia and emphasises concept-based and inquiry-driven learning. Elementary and Middle School students learn how to ask questions and take risks, while High Schoolers are encouraged to pursue their passions, engage deeply with their studies, and express themselves through writing, speaking, technology and the arts. Extracurricular programmes help children develop lifelong interests and leadership skills and form positive relationships with classmates and teachers.
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“What I love about the Singapore American School high school curriculum is how much emphasis there is on developing well-rounded individuals. The breadth of the programme has allowed me to experiment with a variety of courses such as Game Theory and Biotechnology that I otherwise wouldn’t have even considered. I’ve been a part of the SAS community since preschool, and I’ve been encouraged from day one to build unique experiences and explore a variety of courses, sports and clubs. This aspect of the SAS programme has created an environment for me to find my passions, an aspect I will forever be grateful for.” – Aria Raymaakers, Grade 12
Global Indian International School – IB, Indian National and Cambridge curriculums
The curriculum at Global Indian International School (GIIS) weaves academics, sports, arts, entrepreneurship and community care initiatives into regular school life. Students can choose from multiple curricula options. It starts from the inquiry-based IB PYP for primary students to the Cambridge curriculums, Lower Secondary and IGCSE, for students from Grades 6 to 10. The IB Diploma programme offered in Grades 11 and 12 gives students an excellent foundation to develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students can also opt for the Indian National curriculum, the CBSE, from Grades 1 to 12.
The school says that its experiential learning opportunities, collaborative workspaces and skill-based studios, combined with the dedicated support of GIIS teachers, encourage students to innovate, explore and develop their talents.
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“The IB PYP allows me to be a lifelong learner. It allows me to hone my skills, and provides opportunities to explore more through asking questions and to think freely while giving me ownership of my learning. A high point is the confidence I have built in my ability to present and share the outcome of my work to my peers, teachers and parents. An example is a new co-curricular activity opportunity for students from Grade 1 to 3, led by students of Grade 4. From coming up with the idea of Fun with Art, to forming a group, planning a lesson and conducting classes – I’m so proud of the experience! I’m part of the Primary (PYP) student council. Council members get the opportunity to voice our opinion and make a difference, from bringing a smile to people’s faces, to planning events, and informing our peers about serious contemporary issues.” – Suhana Mehta, Grade 4 / IB PYP
Tanglin Trust School – British-based curriculum with international perspective
Tanglin offers a broad and balanced British-based curriculum with an international perspective that centres on the importance of a holistic education. Alongside traditional subjects, the curriculum also includes service learning, outdoor education opportunities and a wide range of Co-Curricular activities that stimulate and broaden student experience.
From Nursery, Tanglin creates an environment where children’s natural curiosity can flourish into a love for lifelong learning. This objective continues as students progress through the school. Tanglin’s Middle School programme (Years 7 to 9) is designed to build curiosity, community and confidence. The school says this aims to help students to be able to thrive in both learning as well as in life. Students are offered a diverse range of subjects and options leading to (I)GCSE in Year 11. This provides them with a greater choice when selecting their Sixth Form pathway. Tanglin is the only international school to offer both A Levels and the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP), which aligns with Tanglin’s ultimate curriculum objective of creating individuals who are future-ready.
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“The teachers and staff give support that goes beyond the classroom, whether providing people to talk to or offering different viewpoints. My preferred subject is English as I enjoy finding new ways to express myself, contribute new ideas and work with others in different situations. Tanglin has always supported my varied interests through its extensive CCA programme, competitive sporting opportunities, debating challenges and drama performances.” – Allegra A, Year 8
SJI International School – IPC, IMYC, Bilingual Programme and IB
SJI International School offers a well-rounded educational experience for both Elementary and High School students. The International Primary Curriculum (IPC), International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC), and a Bilingual Programme* are offered in the Elementary School. These curricula foster active, individualised learning and nurturing diverse learning styles. The High School tailors education through a custom curriculum for Grades 7 and 8, leading to IGCSE in Grades 9 and 10, before culminating in the IB Diploma Programme in Grades 11 and 12. The school’s teaching integrates technology and diverse arts, languages and sports activities. Elementary teachers foster proactive thinking by celebrating individual learning styles while High School emphasises technology-driven, collaborative learning. Student assessment in SJI International’s Elementary school is multifaceted. This includes teacher insights, standard online testing and summative assessments like projects and presentations. In the High School, students sit formal examinations from Grade 9 onwards.
*The Bilingual Programme classes in 2024 are available only for Prep 1, Prep 2, Grade 1 and Grade 2.
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“With a solid community of bright, well-rounded people, SJI International provides a wide range of opportunities for avid learners like me to grow, both academically and non-scholastically, into the best version of ourselves.” – Belinda, Indonesian, Grade 12
Dulwich College (Singapore) – international school curriculum with global outlook
Dulwich College (Singapore) provides an education firmly focused on the future, while drawing on its rich 400-year heritage, ethos and values. Focused on providing world-class learning experiences and a pioneering education for children aged two to 18, the College offers an academically rigorous and yet broad and holistic curriculum. Starting with an innovative English and Mandarin dual-language programme from Toddler to Year 2, the College then follows an enriched version of the British curriculum, followed by IGCSE and IBDP and IBCP programmes at Senior School.
In Dulwich College Kindergarten (DUCKS), Early Years students receive dual-language immersion in English and Mandarin, weekly swimming lessons, specialist PE, music, choir, library lessons, and Singapore’s first and only fully-accredited Forest School. In Junior School, every child is given a musical instrument and has weekly class ensemble lessons, as well as daily Mandarin lessons. From Year 9, Dulwich offers the Ignite! Exceptional Performance Development Programme that supports students who are committed to a career in sport, music or the performing arts, or who simply wish to maximise their potential in these areas. Uniquely, Dulwich students study their IGCSEs over a three-year period from Year 9 to 11, rather than the traditional two-year programme. This extra year is designed to allow for the development of core skills across the curriculum. Students are given space to learn to the best of their ability, while leaving time in the curriculum for important enrichment activities to be integrated into the learning experience. The school says that the end result is students who are better prepared with skills in research, self-management, thinking, communication and social interaction.
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“Having been at Dulwich since 2015, my education has been intertwined with the Dulwich values; determination, courageousness, skilfulness and graciousness are encouraged, and each student is motivated to learn and develop using these to drive their individual attitudes. The demanding but equally rewarding IB programme complements the Dulwich lifestyle and ethos. The deadlines throughout the programme urge the development of time management and self-organisation, skills that establish a strong personal framework to propel Dulwich students into future life. I’m planning to study History in the UK next year and I feel that Dulwich’s international mindset has shaped my personal perspective. I’m confident that this will allow me to approach tertiary education and future life with a well-developed toolkit for use in discussions, debates and decisions.” – Amelie, Year 13
Astor International – IPC, Singapore Maths, British English
Astor International School offers the International Primary Curriculum combined with Singapore Maths and British English. All teaching is child-led and enquiry-based; every lesson is made to be engaging and relevant to students.
Classes at the school are often multidisciplinary. For example, art is used to teach maths, and cooking is done during English lessons to make the learning more relevant and exciting for students. The teaching team also promotes teamwork and interaction between students. Fun and creativity are two of the school’s core values, and a key to raising life-long learners with a thirst for knowledge.
Astor doesn’t have any formal exams. Instead, formative and summative assessments are used to gauge students’ progress. This allows the school to constantly monitor students’ progress and provide an individualised approach.
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“IPC is my favourite subject. We get to learn lots of different things and do lots of experiments and activities. When we learned about eyes in the Superhuman unit, we went to Dialogue in the Dark to learn about being blind. We used white guide sticks and sleeping masks to understand blind people, and we learnt both the wrong and right way to guide a blind person. Also, we practiced walking on the street with a white cane. And we learnt about what yellow bumps on the road mean – the dots mean stop and the long bumps mean walk.”
Charlie Knight, Year 2
Australian International School – multiple best curriculums
Australian International School is an accredited school for International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years, Cambridge curriculum IGCSE, HSC and IB DP. The curriculum provides a solid foundation in life skills and academics through IB programmes underpinned by the Australian Curriculum. The school says that this unique curriculum offers the best methodologies for each age and stage of a child’s learning.
Students from two months to P4 experience the Early Years through the IB PYP framework, which lies in inquiry-based learning. This approach empowers them to inquire about what, how and why. It helps transform them into proactive thinkers and seekers of solutions. Prep to Year 5 students experience hands-on interactive learning through activities and discussions with IB PYP. This programme captivates students by integrating real-world applications and encourages global, cultural discussions, thus fostering a dynamic and interconnected educational experience. Students from Years 6 to 8 acquire robust learning and critical thinking skills as they embark on a varied array of subjects in the Australian Curriculum. This heightened rigour prepares students for success in secondary school. For students in Years 9 and 10, the two-year IGCSE promotes active learning with an emphasis on practical applications of knowledge. Students can choose from a wide range of subjects that align with their interests and academic strengths. Students in Years 11 and 12 can choose between the IBDP or Higher School Certificate. Bothare internationally recognised and offer a comprehensive educational experience that equips students with the skills and knowledge necessary for excelling in university and beyond.
At AIS, IB students undergo assessments that encompass both internal and external evaluations, comprising coursework, examinations and oral presentations. The programme revolves around inquiry, with a significant emphasis on students independently seeking information and forming their own insights.
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“In 2020, I left my high school in Brazil and went straight into IB at AIS. At that time, I didn’t understand what IB was. As I started the course, I realised that to maintain my high academic standards I would have to work hard. I gave my best every day to overcome the challenges of a new language and country, which didn’t come without anxiety. Fortunately, I met some special teachers at AIS who made my IB journey more enjoyable. I’m grateful for everyone involved in the past two years because the number of things I learned about myself and the world is beyond measure.” – Luana, Brazilian, 2022 graduate
Stamford American International School – American curriculum
Stamford American follows the American national curriculum. It also offers the full International Baccalaureate Programme integrated with US Standards. This is combined with the College Board’s Advanced Placement courses and Business and Technical Education Council Diploma curricula.
Stamford American early learners are exposed to STEAMInn – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, Innovation. Elementary students undergo inquiry-driven learning through IB PYP where learning is relevant and meaningful, irrespective of background. Middle Schoolers are challenged within the IB MYP framework, so that knowledge and skills are framed within deeper universal concepts, stimulating them to act as a result of their learning. High Schoolers are given the opportunity to tailor their secondary education to their personal ambition and future plans like no other school in Singapore.
In addition to a rigorous academic syllabus, Stamford American advocates cultural understanding, positive social interactions and a thirst for lifelong learning.
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“Stamford’s diverse community and the AP programme played a pivotal role in shaping my development as a student. The exposure to different cultures and perspectives broadened my understanding of the world. It fostered a diverse mindset that has proven invaluable in my journey thus far. The AP programme’s emphasis on advanced coursework and in-depth exploration of subjects allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of my chosen disciplines. It ultimately prepared me for the demands of being a Data Science major. As an alumnus, I’m grateful for the solid foundation that Stamford American International School provided. I cherish the friendships, experiences and connections I made there. These continue to inspire and guide me in my pursuit of success.” – Jaden, Class of 2022
International Community School (Singapore) –American curriculum with well-rounded instruction
The aim of International Community School is to nurture holistic development, which prepares students for academic success as well as for a dynamic, interconnected global future. The school provides an enriching academic journey for students with the American national curriculum. This opens doors for high school students to earn university credits through Advanced Placement (AP) courses, with exams held in May. Students experience tailored instruction, engaging activities and impactful performances that bring learning to life.
The school prioritises a student’s unique journey, using MAP testing to measure growth in maths and reading. What’s more, technology is seamlessly integrated from Kindergarten. It evolves into a personalised 1-to-1 device programme from Grades 1 to 12, which enhances the learning experience. Beyond academics, the school’s warm and inviting atmosphere extends to well-rounded instruction in fine arts, foreign languages and physical education.
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“ICS’s curriculum comprises a wide range of courses you can take throughout your secondary school year. I can choose and pursue the courses that pique my curiosity while still having all my core subjects in high school. ICS also provides additional advanced classes that propel students to be well fit for future studies in their college years. The AP courses helped deepen my understanding of the subjects I found interesting. This helped me in preparing me for my pathway to university acceptance. I earned the highest score in the exam for AP Biology and AP Chemistry. This significantly benefits my future applications to universities that desire rigorous academics.” – Yihan Kwon, Grade 12
Invictus International School – The Cambridge International curriculums
Invictus International School (Bukit Timah) opened its doors on January 9, 2024. It offers The Cambridge curriculums, International Primary and International Lower Secondary, for children from five to 13 year olds (Years 1 to 8, with Year 9 opening in August 2024). The school’s teaching styles are dynamic with a multidisciplinary approach. It incorporaties technology, a rich blend of music; art; 3.5 hours weekly of dual track Chinese; 2.5 hours weekly of Science (Year 1 and 2 have 1.5 hours weekly focusing more on the importance of phonics), which from Year 3 upwards are taught in tech science labs; and sports. From Year 3, Invictus pupils are also taught by Subject Specific teachers, something that is normally only introduced from secondary school upwards. This follows the school’s belief that a holistic education nurtures various talents. The assessment style at Invictus is comprehensive. It focuses on continuous evaluation to ensure students’ progress aligns with the school’s high standards.
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“I love our school for its small and homely environment where teachers know everyone by name. Learning here is enjoyable, thanks to our teachers’ engaging teaching methods. PE classes are broad-based and fun, field trips are a blast and we always have interesting projects to work on. The wide range of extracurricular activities allows me to explore various interests as well. The personalised attention, enjoyable learning and vibrant extracurricular scene make our school truly special to me.” – Yilang Wang, Chinese
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Overseas Family School – IEYC, IPC, IB and International General Certificate of Secondary Education
When Overseas Family School (OFS) opened its doors 30 years ago, its founders sought to create an inclusive international school that welcomed students of all nationalities, cultures, strengths and talents. Their mission was to build a respectful, nurturing environment. Where the child’s sense of happiness and joy is put first and students are also guided towards self-discipline, resilience and independence.
This inclusive philosophy forms the strong bedrock of the school’s community and curriculum to this day. OFS prides itself on being an open entry school and does not preselect students into the IB Diploma programme. Students are encouraged to pursue the courses best suited for them. The school offers the International Early Years Curriculum for Pre-K1 to K2, the International Primary Curriculum for Grades 1 to 5 and the International Baccalaureate (IB) programs for Grades 6 to 12. The International General Certificate of Secondary Education curriculum is also offered.
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“I’ve been in OFS since Grade 1; this is my seventh year at the school and in Singapore. I love everything about OFS – the campus and the facilities. I’ve always had great teachers who have supported me and encouraged me in everything I do! I really like that the school has pupils from all over the world. I can experience different cultures along with learning about them through IB MYP classes like Individuals & Societies (InSoc) where we learn about geography, history and sociology. I enjoy many of my subjects, in particular Science. Learning different concepts and conducting practical experiments that link to these concepts has made this subject enjoyable and interesting.” – Spike Dunton, British, Grade 7
ISS International School – High School Diploma programme
The High School Diploma (HSD) programme at ISS International School is designed as an innovative and personalised university pathway. The school says it adopts a student-centred approach and competency-based learning to propel students towards prestigious global universities. The tailored learning environments at ISS prioritise skill mastery. This prepares students for academic success as well as for the dynamic challenges beyond the classroom. Through real-world application of knowledge and skills, students actively shape their educational journey while fostering responsibility and confidence. This immersive experience cultivates practical skills, ensuring students navigate real-world challenges with assurance. Beyond test scores, ISS measure success by the impactful qualities students bring to their lives and communities.
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“The ISS HSD programme was a game-changer for me. The curriculum offers a roadmap to success beyond the classroom. The teachers are more like mentors, shaping not only my skills but also my mindset. Group projects dialled up my teamwork and communication finesse. The programme isn’t just about subjects; it’s a field for discovering what I love and where I shine. Challenges became my daily workout for problem-solving and critical thinking. The journey thus far has been a confidence booster like no other; I feel assured and well-prepared. It’s my guiding compass, equipping me to navigate and conquer the challenges of the real world ahead.” – – Sebastian, Singaporean-French, Grade 12 HSD
International French School (Singapore) – French education system
The International French School (IFS) in Singapore follows the French education system. This aligns with the French Ministry of National Education guidelines. From kindergarten through to high school, IFS focuses on delivering a multilingual programme focusing on French and English. IFS utilises an integrated teaching style, blending structured curriculum with inquiry-based learning. This combination fosters critical thinking and discipline. Teachers guide structured lessons and student-driven exploration. The aim, they say, is for academic excellence, global awareness and practical application of knowledge.
Assessment in the French education system relies on formal written exams, oral presentations and coursework. Exams hold substantial weight – they determine grades and progression. Evaluations are supplemented by continuous assessment via homework and projects. This emphasises knowledge demonstration through standardised tests and structured evaluations.
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“I’ve been attending IFS for seven school years. I enjoy science classes, learning about species and the environment, as well as conducting experiments. I like going to the documentation centre at lunchtime because it’s quiet and relaxing; I’m also part of a book club each month there. We practise four hours of sports per week, plus I’m part of the gymnastic and synchronised swimming team. As part of my curriculum, I joined the English drama workshop where we learn how to act and express our emotions. Each year, the classes are mixed – I appreciate it because I get to meet new friends. Our teachers are from all around the world and very enthusiastic.” – Alkisti Kastanis, French-Greek, Grade 6
XCL World Academy – holistic education with IB curriculum
XCL World Academy (XWA) offers holistic education for students aged two to 18 years. It begins with a Nursery programme and continues through the full International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum of studies. The school’s primary goal is to create academic and personal pathways that help students gain a deeper understanding of themselves. This equips them for an ever-changing globalised world.
XWA’s curriculum goes beyond traditional academic fields, encompassing a diverse array of arts, music, drama, design, cutting-edge technologies, and sports. The school says that through their world-class curriculum and with the guidance of experienced teachers, each child will embark on an exciting journey to become a skilled and empathetic young individual.
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“Since joining XWA, I’ve been amazed by the amount of subjects we can learn. Every lesson offers us a lot of learning opportunities. I discover something new each day, have lots of fun and use technology in some lessons. I also love our PE classes, especially when we play dodgeball and gaga ball. I can truly say I love school! Being part of XWA has changed my life in a really good way. I’ve become a better and happier person, and I’ve made lots of new friends! Without a doubt, XWA is the best school in the world.” – Callum Leonard, British-Malaysian, Grade 5
EtonHouse International School – Personalised K12 school
EtonHouse International School is the only school in Singapore that works directly with the Reggio Children International Network – its educators receive high-quality professional learning on the Reggio Emilia approach and are committed to providing personalised education, enabled by its boutique nature.
The EtonHouse ZhongHua Full Mandarin Immersion Programme is offered in preschool and the Bilingual Immersion Programme in primary. These help students to build a strong language foundation. The IB PYP, IGCSE and International A-Levels learning pathways are also offered. These lead to internationally recognised qualifications for students to enter top universities.
The school provides a holistic education that goes beyond academics. Students have access to specialist classes like PE, music, arts, ICT and Design and Technology, essential life skills, well-being and extracurricular and co-curricular programmes. The school’s bespoke EtonCore for Year 12 and 13 students consists of a combination of elective and accredited pathways. These include the externally accredited Extended Project Qualification, Duke of Edinburgh Award, service projects, first-hand real-world experiences and global collaborations.
EtonCore is an integral part of EtonHouse’s Personalised Pathway Plan to help each student strengthen their Sixth Form experience and applications to university. To support students in growing and learning holistically, assessments are reflected in four dimensions: monitoring, documenting, measuring and reporting, and a variety of internationally benchmarked assessment tools such as GL Progress Tests Series and the PM reading assessments in Primary are used to measure learning. Reporting to parents is also done frequently and in various forms from formal achievement reports to showcasing students’ learning through exhibitions and learning fairs.
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“My academic journey has been a rewarding experience at EtonHouse International School Orchard, particularly in my study of Biology, Chemistry and History for A levels. The teachers made these subjects engaging and also fostered an environment where my curiosity thrived. In small, focused classes, I had the opportunity to explore and deeply investigate various areas within these fields.
“My Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) on dementia was one of the most meaningful projects during my time at the school – the topic holds a personal significance due to my grandmother’s battle with this condition. This study allowed me to delve into extensive research about dementia and understand the collaborative efforts of scientists globally in combating it. Presenting my findings to the school community was a fulfilling opportunity to raise awareness among fellow students and teachers. These experiences have laid a strong foundation for my future endeavours, fostering a passion for learning and a commitment to making a difference in the world.” – Evan Eckley, British, Year 13
Middleton International School – UK International, IPC, IGCSE and A level curriculums
Middleton International School Early Years follows EtonHouse’s Inquire.Think.Learn curriculum that’s inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. In Primary, the International Primary Curriculum is offered, aligned with the English National Curriculum and Singapore Maths. From Secondary, the internationally recognised Cambridge Pathway is offered through the Cambridge Lower Secondary (Grades 6 to 8), IGCSE (Grades 9 and 10) and the International A-Levels (Grades 11 and 12). These are widely recognised by top universities and employers globally. The school’s well-rounded education also includes specialist subjects such as ICT and languages of Mandarin, French, Japanese, Hindi and English as an Additional Language.
The school focuses on student-centred learning. Students are expected to collaborate, reflect on and evaluate their own work with their teachers guiding them in developing these skills. A range of formative and summative approaches are used to gather information about students’ learning. These may include but are not limited to regular observations, documentation and analyses of learning journeys through discussions, projects and/or other classroom work, written tests and portfolios. Taken together, these form a comprehensive and authentic understanding of the student’s development, which the school constantly refers to in supporting student growth and development.
In 2024, Middleton Preschool will open at the West Coast campus. It will offer the same trusted Middleton programme with extended hours and subsidies for Singaporean families.
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“Middleton has helped me find my strengths and sparked my interest in various subjects, making learning more enjoyable. The teachers’ guidance has addressed my academic challenges, allowing me to excel. Their advice has been crucial in reaching a higher academic standard. Participating in the Student Council and Cross Country Running Club has enhanced my interpersonal skills, teaching me to balance academics with extracurricular activities. I look forward to continuing my education at Middleton International School with enthusiasm.” – Ashwin Sawarkar, Singaporean, Grade 9
Nexus International School – IB curriculum
Learners at Nexus International School experience inquiry-based learning that is authentic and technology-rich. They are encouraged to ask questions and investigate topics that interest them, which guide their learning process. To facilitate multiple styles of learning, the classrooms and spaces are designed by teachers to meet each learner’s needs. Various forms of technology, such as iPads and interactive ViewSonic screens allow for collaboration and annotation, which are also used to enhance learning.
The school has also expanded its focus on digital learning in primary and secondary by providing digital coaches. The coaches work with staff on the curriculum to look for
opportunities to introduce more learner-centric technology. They also teach digital skills to Nexus learners, including how to use technology effectively and ethically for learning as well as how to interact and collaborate responsibly and safely with their peers and the wider internet community.
Nexus embraces the International Baccalaureate rationale that the purpose of assessment is to gather and analyse information about student learning to inform teaching practice and next learning steps. This method takes a snapshot of a learner’s progress against a specific set of criteria at a moment in time. To this end, assessment at Nexus is ongoing. It is designed to provide learners with a comprehensive and authentic understanding of their learning and development as well as support their growth and development as learners. The school says that the outcome of this type of assessment does not define who a child is as a learner, but where they are in their learning journey and their next learning steps.
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“I enjoy the IB curriculum as what we learn can be closely applied to everyday life. The demands of IB in Nexus have allowed me to have higher academic discipline, such as completing work early and planning my study time accordingly. I enjoy the interactive aspect of most of my classes and the ability to work alongside the teacher, rather than following a traditional linear system. I’m able to ask questions and gain helpful insight on certain issues I may experience in class. The IB pushes me to work with a variety of people. Therefore, I feel that my social skills have gotten better inside and outside of the classroom with an even bigger circle of people.”
Olivia, Year 13