Experiential Learning Programme

The Experiential Learning Programme (ELP) supports and enhances teaching and learning experiences to engage students in real-world issues and where students learn through experience and reflection. 

The programme supports learning throughout the curriculum and also provides specific opportunities within the academic year for students to engage in experiential learning activities, connecting curriculum beyond the classroom in a variety of contexts.

These opportunities may include but are not limited to an ELP orientation at the beginning of the school year in which students engage in team building activities, familiarization with the IB programme, investigative challenges and cultural exchanges based within the school and around Singapore. The programme may also involve the ‘Week Without Walls’ in which experiences are offered to students to engage in cultural exchanges, become involved in community-based projects, develop interpersonal skills, investigate curriculum links, and explore aspects of the IB Learner Profile. 


Highly effective student learning does exist within subject-specific silos. As an aspirational world-leading international school, GEMS (Singapore) will bind learning through three interconnected facets:

  1. The written and delivered classroom curriculum
  2. Real-world learning delivered but not limited to camps and field-trips
  3. Service and action (including CAS in High school)

 With a common focus, supported by theoretical, real-world contexts and social enterprises, student learning will be deepened.

 NOTE: Although many ELP activities are already covered by the school fee structure, some ELP activities will incur an extra cost for parents.


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