Singapore Ministry of Education’s aim is to help usdiscover our own talents, to make the best of thesetalents and realise our full potential, and to develop apassion for learning that lasts through life The education system is flexible and diverse - Theaim is to provide us with greater choice to meet ourdifferent interests and ways of learning. Being able tochoose what and how we learn will encourage us totake greater ownership of our learning.
Universities Workplace (3-4 years for undergraduate) Institute of Polytechnics - GCE ‘A’ Level Technical Diploma Examination Education (3 years) (2 years) Junior College (2-3 years) GCE ‘O’ Level Examination GCE ‘N’ A Level GCE ‘N’ T Level Examination ExaminationSecondary Express Secondary Normal Secondary Normal Pre-Vocational Course – GCE ‘O’ Academic Course - GCE Technical Course - GCE Course Level ‘N’ A Level ‘N’ T Level (1-4 years) (4 years) (5 years) (4 years) Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) Primary School (6 years)
Edusave Scheme for all Singaporean students• Edusave Pupil Fund - Singapore Government contributes $200 and $240 each year to all Singaporean children at primary and secondary level respectively.• Edusave Grant – provides schools with funds to pay for enrichment programmes or to purchase additional resources.• Edusave Scholarship and awards – rewards students who perform well or who make good progress in their academic and non-academic work.Financial Assistance for needy Singaporean students• Provides subsidy for school fees, school textbooks, school uniforms to Singapore Citizen pupils from lower income families.
In Singapore, there is no need for you to leaveyour houses to study. There are websites andportals, set up by the Ministry of Education to helpstudents learn, even when they are at home. Mostschools in Singapore uses this method to help thestudents with their studies. In Pioneer Secondary School, we use thismethod in the holidays and there will be a day,every year where we will not be going to school.We are suppose to do our work through thesewebsites in the morning and in the afternoon, wewill have to attend a sports event organised bythe school.
Learning at home may be easy as we followour own pace. You also do not need to followthe strict classroom rules. As much as theadvantages, there are also disadvantages.One of them, for example is if there arequestions that need to be asked, you cannotreally ask your teachers, even if you ask themonline, you may not really understand. In Singapore, to make education easier, wehave such websites and portals to help usunderstand our lesson better and to train us tostudy independently.
There are 4 local universities in Singapore.- National University of Singapore(NUS)Founded on 3rd July 1905, it has evolved into acomprehensive university offering courses in majordisciplines such as the Sciences, Engineering,Technology, Law, Arts & Social Sciences and Medicine.- Nanyang Technological University(NTU)Set up on 1981 to provide facilities for tertiary educationand research in engineering and technology. It hassince incorporated the National Institute ofEducation(NIE) "the teachers college" and expandedto include Accountancy, Business and CommunicationStudies.
- Singapore Management University(SMU)Established on 12th January 2000 as the first publicly-funded private university with a focus on business andmanagement programmes.- Singapore University of Technology andDesign(SUTD)SUTD was added to the university landscape in 2008 andwill matriculate its first batch of students in April 2012.SUTD offers education in science, technology, arts,humanities, and social sciences.Other than local universities, Singapore alsohave joint programmes with more than 16 otherinstitutes around the world.
Upon completion of the secondary education,students are given choices to enter Junior College,Polytechnics or Institute of Technical Education. Thedifference between these three institutes is thatJunior Collegeprepare students by equipping them with the skills andknowledge required for tertiary education. Acombination of lively classes, a variety of interestingand thought-provoking subjects. At the end of studies,students will sit for the GCE ‘A’ level examination toobtain the GCE ‘A’ level certificate that will preparethem academically for universities or institutes
Polytechnic offer exciting opportunities for learning. Apolytechnic education gives students hands-onexperience in a dynamic and progressivelearning environment. It offers the atmosphere,challenge and excitement of life in an institutionof higher learning. The courses offered aremarket-driven and career-oriented, leadingstudents to fulfilling and rewarding careers, aswell as preparing them for further education
Institute of Technical Education (ITE)aims to equip its students with technical skills andknowledge to meet the workforce needs of variousindustry sectors. Students will be able to discover anddevelop your talents, learn new skills and have fun allat the same time.Upon completion, students can either furthertheir studies to universities or join the workforcestraightaway.