Students in Grades 11 & 12 who undertake the IB Diploma Courses, instead of the full IB Diploma Programme will graduate with a GEMS (Singapore) High School Diploma that is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
With the GEMS (Singapore) High School Diploma and additional American standardised testing (SAT & ACT admissions tests) students can gain admission to most English speaking university programmes around the world.
While students pursuing the IB Diploma undertake six IB Diploma courses at either Higher Level (HL) or Standard Level (SL), the High School Diploma students have more flexibility in the subject areas and level they wish to pursue. Students can take five subjects at Standard Level and one Higher Level subject. In addition, all High School Diploma students are required to take English A or B to meet our graduation requirements.
|Subject Area||Minimum for a High School Diploma 1||Recommended for many US Universities|
|Individuals and Society||2||4|
|Electives (other courses)||9||10|
|1 GEMS (Singapore) High School Diploma is accredited by WASC|
Additional Graduation Requirements
The subjects you choose can be at Higher or Standard Level.