What is Cambridge IGCSE?

Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 years old or 15 to 17 years old, depending on what age the student commences year 7.

Today, there are more than 10,000 Cambridge schools in over 160 countries worldwide.

It is recognised by leading universities in UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and over 100 colleges and universities in the United States accept IGCSE examination results as qualification for admission.

This means students can be confident to gain admission to top colleges and universities anywhere with Cambridge IGCSE qualification.

STELLAR'S Cambridge Programmes

Stellar’s Primary programme is designed especially for students age 9 to 12; Lower Secondary Programme for age 12+ to 14 and IGCSE for students age 14+ to 16. We have done our homework on how elementary and middle schoolers learn best and planned our classes to keep them interested, challenged and focused.

The day begins at 8:45am and ends at 2:15pm for elementary schoolers and middle schoolers will start their day at 8:45am and end at 3.00pm. IGCSE schoolers will begin their day at 8:00am and ends at 3:15pm.

On Fridays, you will participate in athletics or other co-curricular activities. You can also take advantage of “Extra Help” sessions with teachers, or work on projects with classmates, as well as take up a foreign language lesson.

Stellar’s Programme is designed to engage learners in an active and creative learning journey. A clear curriculum framework is used for each subject – English as a first language, Mathematics and Science – providing a clear teaching structure, along with an integrated assessments to monitor learners’ progress.

❖ ENGLISH as a first language

English enables learners to communicate confidently and effectively and to develop the skills to respond to a range of information, media and texts with understanding and enjoyment. Learners who follow this framework will develop a first language competency in English based on a curriculum designed to be successful in any culture and to promote cross-cultural understanding.

❖ MATHEMATICS

The mathematics curriculum framework explores five content areas: number, geometry, measure, handling data and problem solving. This curriculum focuses on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships so that learners can apply their mathematical knowledge and develop a holistic understanding of the subject.

❖ SCIENCE

The key content areas covered are: scientific enquiry, biology, chemistry and physics. Scientific enquiry is considering ideas, evaluating evidence, planning, investigating, recording and analysing data. Environmental awareness and some history of science are also part of the curriculum.

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CAMBRIDGE PRIMARY

Year 1 & 2 (Age 7 onwards)
Year 3 & 4 (Age 8 onwards)
Year 5 & 6 (Age 9 onwards)

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CAMBRIDGE SECONDARY

Year 7, 8, 9 (Age 12 onwards)
Year 10 & 11 (Age 14 onwards)

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HIGHER EDUCATION

Provide a relevant programme & develop our pupils holistically that will support them moving forward.

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MASTERY TUITIONS

Offers students from Year 6 to 12, a head start on English, Mathematics & Science.

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ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

A holistic education for students must involve both academic excellence & character building.

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ANNUAL EVENTS

Celebration for the teachers, parents & students, to promote a close knitted bonding.

Cambridge Primary & Lower Secondary Curriculum
(Year 5 to Year 9)
UPPER PRIMARY LOWER SECONDARY
English English
Mathematics Mathematics
English Literature English Literature
Science Biology / Physics / Chemistry
Geography Geography
Chinese (Second Language) Chinese (Second Language)
IGCSE / O Level Curriculum
(Year 10 to Year 11)
SCIENCE STREAM Subjects GENERAL STREAM Subjects
English English
Mathematics Mathematics
Chemistry Biology
Biology / Physics Business Studies
Elective 1 * Elective 1 *
Elective 2 * Elective 2 *
* Electives: Business Studies, Biology, Add. Maths, Accounting, ICT
Critical thinking skills e.g. study tactics, knowing what examiners are looking for, leadership, teamwork, presentation, communication and research skills
Academic progression counselling, activity lessons e.g. sports, music, public speaking, debates, chess, uno challenges etc.

Student Performance Review

  1. Continuous assessment accounts for 0.4 and end-term examinations is 0.6
  2. Student shall sit for their Term Assessment at the second last week of every term.
  3. The Term Assessment papers are marked and recorded on the students’ performance card.
  4. Support from parents:
    • At the start of each term, parents are invited to attend report card day.
    • Encourage your child to spend a reasonable time after school on self-study, note making and reading.
    • Check your emails for updates and reply if required.

Assessment & Progress Review

  • Test & Assessment:
    • Throughout the term time, student will be assessed via pop quizzes, group projects, written assignments, presentation, role play, mid-term and end-term examinations.
  • Mentor & Mentee Programme
  • Parents & Teachers Meeting
  • Holiday lessons & revision classes:
    • There will be holiday revision classes provided during the school holidays. Parents will be updated via email on the timetable & pre-confirmation is required.

Academic Calendar

  • During the terms times, full attendance is expected.
  • During the term break, holidays lessons may be arranged if student did not do well in the term exams.
  • Please check for changes in term dates at the beginning of every term.
Year & Term Start Date End Date
2018 TERM 1 8 Jan 2018 5 June 2018
2018 TERM 2 25  June 2018 23 November 2018

Year Round Extra Curriculum Activities

  • ❖ TERM 1: Sports Day & Games
    • Interhouse Games such as Futsal, Captain’s ball, Dodgeball, Badminton, chess, UNO challenge, Arm Wrestling on Friday, Sports Day in 2 March 2017
    • CNY Hou Hei ceremony, 25 January 2017
  • ❖ TERM 2: Speech Day & Go Green Challenge
    • Debate Training & Interschool Competition
    • Performance & Musicals for Speech Day, 27 May 2017
    • Halloween Event, 27 October 2017
    • Stellar Got Talent audition for Xmas Bash, 10 November 2017
    • Go Green Challenge
    • Educational School Trip, 29 November 2017
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