SSTC International Academy

SSTC International Academy aims to maximise learners’ potential, enabling them to become well-rounded individuals ready for the next phase of their academic journey.

SSTC International Academy offers the Year 7 to Year 10 Preparatory Courses leading to the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE).

The IGCSE is a rigorous international secondary school programme that is examined by Pearson Edexcel – the world’s largest education company and a leading UK qualifications awarding body. IGCSEs are studied in over 55 countries worldwide and at over 350 independent schools in the UK.

Upon completion of the four-year programme, students will have developed the knowledge of the chosen subjects and the skills to prepare for the IGCSE examination. Students with good grades can look forward to pursuing post-secondary education in Singapore or overseas.

A unique feature of SSTC International Academy’s IGCSE Curriculum is the inclusion of the Character & Lifeskills Education programme that aims to mould our students into becoming individuals of sound character, having essential lifeskills that will strengthen their resilience, equipping them with the knowledge and competencies in becoming leaders in their own right.

PREPARATORY COURSE FOR PEARSON EDEXCEL INTERNATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION (IGCSE)
(Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, & Year 10)

Programme Duration

12 months for each Year/Level

Mondays to Fridays, 8:45 am – 3:30 pm, with breaks (excluding Co-Curricular Activities, which will be conducted three times a week for a minimum of 1.5 hours per session)

Admission Requirements

For Year 7:  Recommended age is 12 years old on commencement of the Academic Year that the student is enrolling into.  Passed English at Year 6 and completed Year 6 or its equivalent in their respective countries. International students whose first language is not English may also be required to pass SSTC International Academy’s English Language Proficiency Test.

For Year 8: Recommended age is 13 years old on commencement of the Academic Year that the student is enrolling into.  Passed English at Year 7 and completed Year 7 or its equivalent in their respective countries. International students whose first language is not English may also be required to pass SSTC International Academy’s English Language Proficiency Test.

For Year 9: Recommended age is 14 years old on commencement of the Academic Year that the student is enrolling into.  Passed English at Year 8 and completed Year 8 or its equivalent in their respective countries. International students whose first language is not English may also be required to pass SSTC International Academy’s English Language Proficiency Test.

For Year 10: Recommended age is 15 years old on commencement of the Academic Year that the student is enrolling into.  Passed English at Year 9 and completed Year 9 or its equivalent in their respective countries. International students whose first language is not English may also be required to pass SSTC International Academy’s English Language Proficiency Test.

After applying, students may be required to take an Academic Diagnostic Test covering English and Mathematics subjects to determine their suitability for the level they intend to enrol into. Students will be advised to the appropriate level depending on their score achieved.

Programme Structure

There are three terms in one Academic Year.

  • Term 1: September – December
  • Term 2: January – March
  • Term 3: April – June

Subjects offered in Year 7 and Year 8 are:

1. English
2. Mathematics
3. History
4. Geography
5. Science
6. Information and Communication Technology

Subject streaming is offered in Year 9 and Year 10. Subjects offered in each stream are:

SCIENCE STREAMHUMANITIES STREAM
*Students must take at least 2 electives and a maximum of 3 electives.**Students must take at least 1 elective and a maximum of 2 electives.
CORECORE
1. English1. English
2. Mathematics A2. Mathematics A
3. Physics3. History
4. Chemistry4. Geography
5. Global Citizenship
ELECTIVES*ELECTIVES**
a. Further Pure Mathematicsa. Further Pure Mathematics
b. Biologyb. Biology
c. Computer Sciencec. Computer Science
d. Information and Communication Technologyd. Information and Communication Technology
e. Geography e. Accounting

Character & Lifeskills Education will be taught at all levels.

Mode of Delivery

Lectures, Problem-Based Learning, interactive tutorials, paired or group learning, practical science lessons, and other interactive activities that are in line with current best practices to support students’ learning.

Attendance Criteria

All students need to attend at least 75% of classes. Students’ Pass holders are required to maintain an attendance of 90% and above to meet the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority requirement.

Assessment / Examination

Term Assessments conducted for Terms 1 and 2 and a Final Year Assessment is conducted at the end of the Academic Year.

Average Teacher to Student Ratio

1:25

Progression/Graduation Criteria

Students would need to obtain an overall pass for each subject in the Academic Year in order to pass the level. Students who successfully pass their Year 10 and sit for the IGCSE examinations will be able to graduate from the programme.

Programme Intake:

4 Sep 2017

New students may also be considered for admission in Term 2 (January 2018), subject to availability of seats and academic performance.

Programme Fees (In Singapore Dollar)

FEES (per Academic Year)

FEE COMPONENTAMOUNT
Course FeeS$11,980.00
Hospitalisation & Surgical Insurance FeeS$100.00
Administrative FeeS$800.00
Assessment FeeS$500.00
Science Lab FeeS$900.00
Course MaterialsS$800.00
Annual CCAs FeeS$800.00
Fee Protection Scheme (FPS)S$198.50
Application Fee (non-refundable)S$300.00
Goods & Services Tax (7%)S$1,146.50
TOTALS$17,525.00

RELEVANT MISCELLANEOUS FEESAMOUNT
Uniform & CCA Attire FeeS$550.00
Graduation Ceremony FeeS$400.00
Any other Enrichment Fee$350 - $500

Note: The fees above exclude any third party fees payable to external organisations/agencies such as ICA and Pearson Edexcel (IGCSE Exam Fees).

Programme flyer:

SSTC International Academy Brochure
IGCSE Course Synopsis

Last updated: 15 September 2017