Syllabus: Cambridge International Curriculum & Singapore Mathematics

Stellar’s Lower Secondary Programme is designed especially for age 12+ to 14 and IGCSE for students age 14+ to 16.

We have done our homework on how middle & IGCSE schoolers learn best and planned our classes to keep them interested, challenged and focused.

The day begins at 8:45am and ends at 3.00pm for Middle schoolers. 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.

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.


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.


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.

YEAR 7, 8, 9

(Year 9 International Checkpoint)
* with option to sit for Cambridge Checkpoint external examinations *

  • English as First Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics)
  • Geography
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Chinese as a Second Language
  • Malay as a Foreign Language
  • Physical Education
  • Music Appreciation
  • Debate & Public Speaking
  • Sports Activites
    (Badminton, Captain’s Ball, Mini Marathon, Baton Relay)
  • Chess & UNO Challenge

YEAR 10, 11

(Cambridge International Examinations)
IGCSE Examinations

  • O level English Langauge – 1123
  • IGCSE Mathematics – 0580
  • IGCSE Business Studies – 0450
  • IGCSE Information & Communication Technology – 0417

(Total of 6 – 8 subjects)

  • Additional Mathematics – 0606
  • Accounting – 0452
  • Geography – 0460
  • English Literature – 0486

(For Year 10, 11)

  • Malay as a Foreign Language – 0546
  • SPM Bahasa Malaysia 
  • *Chinese as First Language – 0509
  • *Chinese as Second Language – 0523

Note: A minimum of 6 students is required to start the subjects.

Science (Select Any 2) :

  • IGCSE Biology – 0610
  • IGCSE Chemistry – 0620
  • IGCSE Physics – 0625
Year 10 to Year 11 (IGCSE / O Level Curriculum)
Biology / PhysicsBusiness 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.

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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.
Academic Calendar 2018Term 1Term 2
Start Date:8 Jan 201825 June 2018
End Date:5 June 201823 November 2018

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