The Middle Years are a unique time in your child’s development. This is a period of tremendous intellectual, physical and emotional growth when young people begin to wrestle with questions in more profound ways – questions about themselves, the world and their place in it. Ensuring that your child feels safe and secure is of utmost importance.
GEMS (Singapore) is an authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for the Middle Years Programme (MYP) committed to high-quality, challenging, international education that is central to your child’s future.
It is unique among international schools in Singapore in offering to complete the internationally recognised International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) course and examinations while also completing the MYP in Grades 9 and 10.
The Middle Years Programme at GEMS (Singapore) nurtures this deepening curiosity and a growing sense of self through our inquiry-driven and academically rigorous curriculum. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of your child, providing the platform they need to achieve their full potential.
Our Middle Years curriculum ensures breadth and depth of understanding through study in eight subject groups: language acquisition, language and literature, individuals and societies, sciences, mathematics, arts, physical and health education, and design. Click here to learn about Assessment in the Middle Years.
Our learning environment extends beyond the classroom. Your child will be involved in authentic, enduring Service as Action experiences to develop the skills and values that will form the foundation of their character and encourage them to reflect on the meaning of community and the benefits of community service to themselves and to others.
As the culmination of the Middle Years Programme, in the final year, your child will complete a Personal Project, which gives them the opportunity to develop and showcase the skills and knowledge that they have been building throughout their secondary education.
Your child will also be strongly encouraged to formulate and develop their ideas for further education with the help of our dedicated Deputy Principal and University Guidance Counsellor, who offers support and advice through the process of researching, shortlisting, applying to and ultimately selecting the university your child will attend.
As part of the Homeroom Programme, your child will participate in specific learning experiences aimed to develop them intellectually, emotionally and socially. Through this programme, your child will acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
A Pastoral Leader is assigned to each grade level to support our teachers in the delivery of the Homeroom Programme. Each Pastoral Leader will oversee grade-specific Health Education Programme development and support grade-level transitions, including assistance/support of new enrolments and student departures.