Is The Integrated Programme (IP) Right For Your Child? (Part 2)

For most students, I think the biggest ‘perk’ of the IP is the absence of ‘O’ levels. Schools offering IP will use the time freed up from preparing for the ‘O’ levels to provide greater breadth in the academic and non-academic curriculum. This fast track programme prepares you for ‘A’ Levels examination by introducing students to higher level topics to set a strong academic foundation. The hope is that this will make JC life easier to cope with. Read more “Is The Integrated Programme (IP) Right For Your Child? (Part 2)”

Is The Integrated Programme (IP) Right For Your Child? (Part 1)

What is the hardest decision that most 12-years-old kids must make if residing in Singapore? Chances are that it is choosing the secondary school that they would like to spend the next few years of their lives in. It was for me at least. Graduating from primary school was just a milestone, and the decision of choosing a suitable secondary school put a tremendous amount of pressure on me. The jump from primary to secondary is a major transition, and I had the not the slightest idea of what to expect. Read more “Is The Integrated Programme (IP) Right For Your Child? (Part 1)”

Bilingualism– Gaining Proficiency in Mandarin

While English is the main medium of instruction in Singapore, our education system has always prided itself on preparing our students to be effectively bilingual.

Although there is an academic and socio-linguistic debate as to what really constitutes ‘Mother-Tongue’, the importance of being able to speak two or more languages, especially Mandarin in today’s global landscape is becoming a determining factor in creating both academic as well as career/financial opportunities where international job markets are fluid and, multi-lingual. Read more “Bilingualism– Gaining Proficiency in Mandarin”

Tech Is Transforming How We Learn

For many years, online learning was seen as an lesser alternative to in-person education. This is certainly no longer the case. A recent survey of 1,500 students enrolled in online education found that eighty-six percent believe their online courses are “as good or better than attending courses on campus.”

What has caused this momentous shift in the perception of online learning?

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Interview with Tutor Syafiq: Learning Tip #1



We recently asked teachnlearn Featured Tutor Mr. Syafiq for some tips that students can use to help prepare for exams and excel academically. In this tip, Mr. Syafiq discusses the “two phases” of learning. Read more “Interview with Tutor Syafiq: Learning Tip #1”