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The Integrated Programme (IP) is a scheme that allows high-performing students in secondary schools in Singapore to skip the GCE Ordinary Level (O-level) examination (typically taken by students at the end of their fourth or fifth year in secondary school) and proceed to sit for the GCE Advanced Level (A-level) examination, International Baccalaureate (IB), or an equivalent examination, after six years of secondary education. The A-level examination is typically taken by students at the end of their second or third year in junior college.

Overview

The programme allows for more time allocated to enrichment activities. That is, without the O-level examinations, the students have more time and flexibility to immerse themselves in a more broad-based education which will eventually lead to the A-level examination. In addition, the students enjoy more freedom in the combination of subjects. Generally, only the top performers are eligible to be part of the IP programme, do use to implement it, as it is currently regarded as experimental. Thus most of the main body of the students pursue their secondary education at the current pace by first completing a four-year O-level course before proceeding to a two-year A-level education.

List of schools offering the Integrated Programme

Schools that offer IP leading to the GCE Advanced Level

  • Catholic High School (with Eunoia Junior College)
  • CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls' School (with Eunoia Junior College)
  • Singapore Chinese Girls' School (with Eunoia Junior College)
  • Nanyang Girls' High School (with Hwa Chong Institution)
  • Hwa Chong Institution
  • Raffles Girls' School (with Raffles Institution)
  • Raffles Institution
  • Victoria School (with Victoria Junior College)
  • Cedar Girls' Secondary School (with Victoria Junior College)
  • Dunman High School
  • National Junior College
  • River Valley High School
  • Temasek Junior College

Schools that offer IP leading to the International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
  • Methodist Girls' School (with Anglo-Chinese School (Independent))
  • St. Joseph's Institution

School that offers IP leading to NUS High School Diploma

  • NUS High School of Mathematics and Science

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