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The best international school curriculum for your child?
Posted 15/02/2018 03:00PM


"The best international school curriculum for your child?" & pdf - 12th February 2018

With so many great international schools in Singapore, we know how difficult it is to choose the right one for your child. Choosing the right school becomes a little easier, however, when you know more about what your child will be learning. Find out more about the international school curriculums on offer at these eight schools in Singapore. We hope it helps with your decision-making!


GESS offers Preschool education, the full IB curriculum and German curriculum for students from 18 months to 18 years. Head of the school’s European Section, EVA NOORDUJIN, explains the schools three distinct strengths.

“GESS has a strong focus on languages through support of mother tongue and family languages. For example, Danish and Dutch classes are integrated into the school day in both the primary and secondary schools. All students in the IB section get to learn German from Preschool to Grade 10, with the option to continue and attain the Deutsches Sprachdiplom (German Language Diploma), which opens doors to world-class German universities. All students are also required to study three languages from ages 11 to 16.

“The choice and breadth of curriculum offerings means families can choose to educate their children in German or English and pick from a wide range of subjects in the secondary school – for example, Religion, Ethics, Business Management, Sports Education and Health Science, and Design Technology at the IB Diploma Programme level in the European section.

“Finally, GESS is regularly inspected by the IB, the Council of International Schools and the German Central Agency for Schools Abroad (ZfA), thus guaranteeing quality learning for your child.”

72 Bukit Tinggi Road (Kindergarten and Secondary School) | 6461 0881 |
300 Jalan Jurong Kechil (Pre-Primary and Primary School) | 6461 0881 |


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IB Curriculum

The English speaking European Section of GESS is a fully fledged International Baccalaureate World School, and one of the few in the world who are authorised to deliver the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (IBDP).

Since opening in 2005, the European Section has grown rapidly to become a school with a reputation for quality education with a strong community feel. We now have over 600 students. The vast majority of our students are European passport holders, for whom GESS represents a vital connection with home. Students are thus provided with a safe, friendly and familiar environment in which they are challenged to thrive as they grow into independent and responsible global citizens.

Our academic and pastoral programmes are designed to support this demographic and ultimately to prepare our students for returning to Europe or for entry into European universities. To this end we endeavor to support mother tongue language acquisition so that our students do not lose this vital connection with their home culture. Fortunately, given the high entry requirements into European schools and colleges, this also means that our students are especially well prepared for study all over the world, particularly North America, the UK and Australia.

The Pre-School department provides education from 18 month to 6 years in either English or German. Children are placed in groups according to their age.


German Curriculum

Since the school was founded in 1971, the school has evolved into a school with two sections. As an accredited “Excellent German School Abroad”, the German Section of the German European School Singapore (GESS) offers all major German school leaving certificates. The European Section is an authorized IB World School offering education in English across all three IB programmes.

The German Section supports the students to develop their German roots. We give them wings for the linguistic demands of a globalized world through our differentiated English programme from grade 1 onwards. In secondary school some subjects are taught in English. Our students are benefitting from numerous bonding activities and have additional space to enjoy the internationality of the school.

Our Pre-School department provides education from 18 month to 6 years in either English or German. Children are placed in groups according to their age. 

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