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We believe that it is very important for our students to learn how to learn. While the students are prepared well for the national examinations, we also help them to build a strong capacity for inquiry and thinking so that they can continue to learn even after leaving school.
From 2013, we offer a dual track education comprising a 6-year Integrated Programme (IP) track and a 4-year O-level track.
The 6-year IP track comprises 4 years of secondary education integrated with 2 years of the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme (IBDP) at the JC level. These IP students will complete 4 years of secondary education and will through-train on to the IBDP at JC level without the need to sit for the O-level examinations. Students on the 4-year O-level track will complete their secondary education by sitting for the GCE 'O' level examinations. Based on their O-level results, the O-level students could apply to continue their JC education in SJI.
The Josephian academic programme provides a broad-based academic curriculum. At the upper secondary level, we give our O-level boys one of the most broad-based subject options among secondary schools in Singapore. The boys take between 7 and 9 subjects for the GCE 'O' level examinations. Most boys offer at least 2 Sciences, 2 Mathematics, 2 Humanities and 2 Languages. More than half of our boys offer triple Sciences - Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
We strongly believe in this broad-based academic curriculum as it provides our students with the strong foundation to pursue any course of study or discipline in the future.
Also, a more broad-based education is necessary for today's innovation driven economy as the latter calls for the ability to understand and draw from different disciplines and to address problems and opportunities from a wide range of perspectives.
For outlines of O-level subjects taught at SJI, click here.
For more information on the IP Track, click here.
For more information on the IBDP, click here.