Singapore is a melting pot of cultures, blending Chinese, Indian and Muslim tradition in a modern metropolis to rival any Western shore. A total renovation of Sentosa Island with Resorts World, including the new Universal Studios of the Marina Bay is catapulting Singapore into the international spotlight. All this combined with the already popular Raffles Hotel, Singapore Zoo, unbelievable shopping on Orchard Road makes Singapore a more than attractive country.
In Singapore, you can immerse yourself in the widest range of educational offerings, and embrace a learning environment that is both inspiring and conducive. It is truly a place where you can enrich your mind and life.
Kindergartens provide up to three years of pre-school for children ages three to six. Kindergartens provide an environment for children to learn how to interact with others, and to prepare them for formal education at Primary school. The Foundation Stage is the first stage of formal schooling.
All pupils advance to the orientation stage where English Language, Mother Tongue and Mathematics are taught at the appropriate level according to the pupil's ability. Schools are given the flexibility to develop their own examinations to match pupils with the levels that suit them.
At the end of Primary 6, the national Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) is held. The examination determines whether the student is ready to leave primary school by passing; places in secondary schools are allocated according to students' performance in the examination.
Based on results of the PSLE, students are placed in different secondary education tracks or streams: "Special", "Express", "Normal (Academic)", or "Normal (Technical)". Singaporeans are forbidden to attend international schools on the island without Ministry of Education permission.
"Special" and "Express" are four-year courses leading up to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE "O" Level examination. Upon completion of the 4- or 5-year secondary school education, students will participate in the annual Singaporean GCE 'O' Level, the results of which determine which pre-universities or post-secondary institutions they may apply for. Pre-university centres include junior colleges for a two-year course leading up to GCE 'A' Level, or the Millennia Institute for a three-year course leading up to GCE 'A' Level.
You will find Singapore to be a cosmopolitan city and a premier destination for lifelong learning complemented with world-class educational institutions. You will embark on a pedagogical journey that combines the best of global knowledge with the wisdom of Asian insights.
Teaching Jobs in Singapore
We recruit teaching staff for a number of prestigious international schools in Singapore and are always keen to hear from qualified teachers of all subjects. English mother tongue.
We have vacancies throughout the year so if you are interested in a teaching position in Singapore please register HERE.
To view our current Teaching Vacancies in Singapore click HERE.