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International Secondary School in Singapore
Invictus International School offers a rigorous and internationally-recognised secondary school curriculum at our Centrium campus. Students receive a holistic education delivered by our skilled educators as they are equipped with subject knowledge, personal traits and international perspectives that set them up for success as they mature into young adults in our evolving world.
Here at Invictus, we recognise that all students learn at a different pace, with different styles and different needs. We believe children should be challenged in an environment where learning is joyful and irresistible. They should learn respect and equality, understand the importance of caring for others and their environment by example and through authentic learning experiences, and they should become entrepreneurs of their own future, with the skills to adapt to a rapidly and exponentially changing world.
For Grades 7 and 8 we offer the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) offered by over 155 schools in 50 countries around the world. It was jointly developed by Fieldwork Education in London and educators from over 100 international schools globally including the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.
The curriculum provides theme-based units that have learning goals and personal goals for students. The learning goals identify the understanding, skills and knowledge that students need to have for the subject while the personal goals set students up for success as they mature into young adults.
Students in Grades 9 and 10 prepare for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) exams, a key qualification that prepares students for the Cambridge International A-Levels (Advanced Level) for entrance to university. Students can choose from a variety of science, language and humanities subjects and receive internationally-recognised grades.
The school year is from August to June with a maximum student to teacher ratio of 25:1.
Assessments by Invictus International School include written and project work assessment, observation skills, formal knowledge tests, and effort assessment against a matrix set by the school.
There are also two parent-teacher conferences per year to discuss targets and progress. Written reports are issued in the middle of the year and at the end of the year.
Invictus offers secondary school education at our Centrium campus, located opposite Farrer Park MRT Station. We occupy three levels of the Centrium building with recreational spaces, classrooms and science laboratories with a maximum teacher-to-student ratio of 1:25. Our holistic education is delivered by our skilled educators who are experienced at teaching in a multicultural classroom and understand the needs of expatriate students.
Learning Journey at Invictus International School
Secondary school students in Invictus International School take the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) from Grades 7 to 8 which builds on the personal goals and learning goals of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). In Grades 9 and 10, students prepare to take the Cambridge IGCSE where they can choose from different subjects and receive internationally-recognised A* to G grades. The exam papers for the Cambridge IGCSE are marked in the United Kingdom and it is an international qualification.
After the IGCSE, students go on to the Cambridge International A-Levels (Advanced Level) which is a high school completion qualification offered by established examination boards located in the United Kingdom. This qualification is required for entrance to university and universities will grant offers to various university courses based on the grades achieved in the A-Levels.
International Secondary School Curriculum
Invictus International School makes use of the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) and International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) qualification for our secondary school students to work towards qualifications that are recognized globally.
International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC)
The IMYC is designed to support five key needs of the adolescent brain, building units around “Big Ideas” so that students can interlink all their learning and elevate themes and topics to broader, conceptual thinking. The subject learning goals are informed by eight global curriculums so that they can be easily adapted to local curriculum standards.
Personal goals are another key pillar of the IMYC which are individual qualities and skills that are essential for mature students. These include adaptability, discovery, balance, entrepreneurship, identity, belief, curiosity, development, challenge, collaboration, celebration, community, communication, courage, consequences, justice, relationship, reflection, leadership, interpretation, renewal, resolution, resilience, responsibility, respect, structures, tradition and risk.
International learning goals help secondary school students learn about other cultures and people to develop their global identity. Learning tasks for each “Big Idea” revolve around these personal goals and international learning goals.
Cambridge Lower SecondaryThe world-class Cambridge Lower Secondary curriculum is based on international best practices for schools and is dedicated to developing learners who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged. Each curriculum framework is designed to engage learners in an active and creative learning journey.
Invictus believes in a balanced education that establishes a solid foundation for all students in literacy and numeracy while allowing students to explore specialist areas dependent on their interests, strengths, ability, and college aspirations. To achieve this, our secondary school follows the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) curriculum which helps to ensure we maintain a good standard of our students' academic aspirations.
International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
Students can choose from a range of subjects for the IGCSEs including English, English Literature, Mandarin, Mathematics, Information and Communication Technology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Business, Geography, History and Music.
It is the world’s most popular international qualification as it prepares students for the Cambridge International A-Levels for entrance to university. Assessments include coursework, practical exams, written exam and oral tests and the subjects are assessed with A* to G grades that are recognized internationally.
To find out more, visit our Centrium campus website.
Cambridge International A-Level (Advanced Level)
The Cambridge International A-Level qualification enables students to apply for most universities globally and universities grant offers based on the grades achieved. It is conferred as part of the General Certificate of Education in the United Kingdom.
Most degree courses in university require specific A-Levels for entry, although A-Levels have no specific subject combination requirements. Most students take between 3-4 A-Level subjects and university offers are based on the subject grades of 3 A-Level subjects.
We empower your children to learn in a variety of settings while our experienced educators understand the needs of expatriate children living and going to school in Singapore. Your children will undergo a world-class curriculum while achieving internationally-recognised qualifications that enable them to apply for admission to universities anywhere in the world.
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