High School

SCIA (High School) provides opportunities and platforms for students to develop their leadership skills through a wide variety of co-curricular activities, whilst preparing students to sit for the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) examination.

SCIA offers a unique blend of the Singapore Secondary Curriculum and Cambridge Lower Secondary Curriculum at Grades 7-8, drawing strengths from both systems to create a curriculum that prepares students to be future-ready. At Grade 8, students will sit for Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint. At Grade 10, students will sit for the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). Students who meet the criteria will be able to be considered for Cambridge International Certificate in Education (ICE) award.

Subject Offerings:

* Subjects offered in Primary and High School
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English
Language

Grades 7 – 8 English Language

Lower Secondary English enables students to communicate confidently and effectively and to develop the skills to respond to a range of information, media and texts with understanding and enjoyment. Students who follow this framework will develop a first language competency in English based on a curriculum designed to be successful in any culture and to promote cross-cultural understanding.

Grades 9 – 10 Cambridge English Language

Cambridge IGCSE English syllabus enables students to develop the ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively in both speech and writing, for study and employment.

English
Literature


Through the development of literary skills of reading and responding critically and personally to literary texts, students actively construct meaning and, in the process, make connections between the texts, their lives and the world.

General Science

The Lower Secondary Science curriculum framework covers four content areas: scientific enquiry, biology, chemistry and physics. Scientific enquiry is about considering ideas, evaluating evidence, planning investigative work, and recording and analysing data. Environmental awareness and some history of science are also part of the curriculum.

Biology

Grades 9-10 Cambridge Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

Students learn how science is studied and practised, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects on individuals, communities and the environment.

Chemistry

Grades 9-10 Cambridge Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

Students learn how science is studied and practised, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects on individuals, communities and the environment.

Physics

Grades 9-10 Cambridge Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

Students learn how science is studied and practised, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects on individuals, communities and the environment.

Mathematics

Grades 7 – 8

The Lower Secondary Mathematics curriculum framework explores six content areas: number, algebra, geometry, measure, handling data and problem solving. The curriculum focuses on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships, so that students apply their mathematical knowledge and develop a holistic understanding of Mathematics.

Grades 9 - 10 Cambridge Mathematics (Mathematics, Additional Mathematics)

An essential subject for all students, Cambridge IGCSE mathematics syllabuses encourage the development of mathematical knowledge as a key life skill, and as a basis for more advanced study.

Additional
Mathematics

Grades 9 - 10 Cambridge Mathematics (Mathematics, Additional Mathematics)

An essential subject for all students, Cambridge IGCSE mathematics syllabuses encourage the development of mathematical knowledge as a key life skill, and as a basis for more advanced study.

Chinese Language

Grades 7 – 8

The syllabus encourages students to enjoy and appreciate the Chinese language and culture, as well as to understand and respond appropriately to what they read and hear.

Grades 9 - 10 Cambridge Languages (Chinese)

The syllabus encourages students to enjoy and appreciate the Chinese language and culture, as well as to understand and respond appropriately to what they read and hear.

Khmer Language

The syllabus encourages students to enjoy and appreciate the Khmer language and culture.

History

Grades 7 – 8

The syllabus aims to enable students to draw connections between the past and present by understanding how the nature and impact of past developments explain today’s world. In doing so, students are equipped with the ability to become balanced, inquiring and methodical individuals who are able to make well-reasoned arguments and decisions.

Grades 9 - 10 Cambridge Humanities and Social Sciences (Economics, Geography, History)

The study of Cambridge IGCSE humanities and social sciences subjects enables students to gain a deeper insight into the different communities and cultures that exist around the world.

Geography

Grades 7 – 8

The syllabus enables students to acquire a wide range of knowledge and skills to understand and explain physical and human phenomena; and other contemporary environmental and social issues that occur in different places and cultures. Students will also be equipped with the skills of gathering and analysing information, and an inquiring mind to seek answers to issues affecting the world.

Grades 9 - 10 Cambridge Humanities and Social Sciences (Economics, Geography, History)

The study of Cambridge IGCSE humanities and social sciences subjects enables students to gain a deeper insight into the different communities and cultures that exist around the world.

Economics

Grades 9 - 10 Cambridge Humanities and Social Sciences (Economics, Geography, History)

The study of Cambridge IGCSE humanities and social sciences subjects enables students to gain a deeper insight into the different communities and cultures that exist around the world.

Business Studies

Grades 9 – 10 Cambridge Business, Technical and Creative (Business Studies, Enterprise)

The study of Cambridge IGCSE humanities and social sciences subjects enables students to gain a deeper insight into the different communities and cultures that exist around the world.

Art

The syllabus aims to develop students’ visual literacy in order to enhance their ability to observe and perceive the world with increased awareness and aesthetic sensitivity. Through different art disciplines, students develop their sensory awareness, creativity and ability to communicate ideas.

Music

The syllabus provides opportunities to students to listen to and perform music, encouraging aesthetic and emotional development, self-discipline and creativity. As a result, students enhance their appreciation and enjoyment of music.

Information & Communications Technology (ICT)

The syllabus focuses on teaching ICT skills to students; to reflect, discuss and consider the implications of using ICT hardware and software. This will enhance their 21st Century skills as they confidently communicate, collaborate and handle information, and support their problem-solving, recording and expressive work. Students will also be engaged in cyber wellness and cyber ethics, to be responsible internet users.

Entrepreneurship

This is a unique programme that brings the world of business into the classroom and gives students insights into what it means to think and act like entrepreneurs. Students not only learn business concepts and skills, but are equipped with a range of vital life skills for use in planning and organisation, communication and financial management by the end of the 12-year programme.

Character, Leadership & Global Education

Through explicit teaching and experiential learning, this programme develops the performance and moral character in students to Think Good, Do Good and Be Good. Students will also enhance their global awareness and develop leadership skills, so that they are equipped to make a positive impact to the world around them, by the end of the 12-year programme.

Physical Education

The syllabus is designed to encourage enjoyment in physical activity by providing students with the opportunity to take part in a range of physical activities and develop an understanding of effective and safe physical performance that contribute to better health and well-being.