As an international school with a diverse student population, GEMS (Singapore) understands how important it is for students to have globally recognised qualifications that enable families to move with ease around the world.
Additionally, as a certified Cambridge International School, our Grade 9 and 10 students are eligible to obtain a second international qualification through the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE).
This externally examined programme of study greatly enhances our Secondary Years programme and ensures that students are being provided with extensive, globally recognised pathways.
IB World Schools share a common philosophy-a commitment to improving the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high-quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**
**Mission Statement from the IB
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end, the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
We are a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education, part of the University of Cambridge.
Through Cambridge International’s programme, we prepare students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning.
The Cambridge Pathway gives students a clear path to educational success. We shape its curriculum around how our students learn – with a wide range of subjects and flexible ways to offer them.
The Cambridge Pathway helps students discover new abilities and a wider world, and gives them the skills they need for life, so they can achieve at school, university and work.
The Cambridge IGCSE curriculum offers a variety of routes for learners with a wide range of abilities, including those whose first language is not English.
Its international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career.
The Cambridge IGCSE programmes and qualifications set the global standard for international education. They are created by subject experts, rooted in academic rigour and reflect the latest educational research.
They provide a strong platform for learners to progress from one stage to the next and are well supported by teaching and learning resources.
IGCSE develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills in:
As a Cambridge International School, the Cambridge IGCSE provides a flexible and stimulating curriculum that is externally examined at the end of Grade 10.
The Council of International Schools (CIS) is a global non-profit membership organisation working collaboratively to shape international education through professional services to schools, higher education institutions, and individuals.
The CIS vision is to inspire the development of global citizens through high-quality international education: connecting ideas, cultures and educators from every corner of the world.
CIS core services include International School Accreditation, Educational Recruitment and Leadership Search for schools, and Higher Education Services that facilitate linkages between schools and colleges and universities.
What CIS Membership means to GEMS (Singapore)
All CIS Member Schools are schools committed to incorporating international and intercultural perspective into their programmes so that students have the attitudes, knowledge and understanding to provide them with a solid base wherever their studies or work may take them.
To become members of CIS, schools participate in a rigorous application process which includes an evaluative visit to the school by a CIS staff member to ensure the school meets the Membership Criteria and Standards. All Member Schools also agree to support and uphold the CIS Code of Ethics.
CIS International Accreditation is recognised by the National Association of Independent Schools (USA), and by many governmental and non-governmental agencies around the world.
GEMS (Singapore) is a member of the College Board.
CEEB Code: 687248
About College Board:
The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.
Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education.
Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program.
GEMS World Academy (Singapore) was awarded the four-year EduTrust award.
EduTrust Certificate No: EDU-2-2082
Validity Dates: 27 July 2016 to 26 July 2020
The EduTrust Certification Scheme (EduTrust) is a voluntary quality assurance scheme administered by CPE for PEIs in Singapore. It aims to recognise PEIs that are able to consistently maintain high standards in key areas of management and in the provision of education services.
Committee for Private Education (CPE) is part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). The Committee for Private Education (CPE) was appointed by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Board in October 2016 to carry out its functions and powers relating to private education under the Private Education Act.
All Private Education Institutes (PEIs) are required to comply with the regulations under the Private Education Act in order to operate.
GEMS World Academy (Singapore) Pte Ltd
CPE registration number: 200803726H
Validity Dates: 19 March 2017 to 18 March 2021