ACS (International) awarded IB Diploma accreditation

FOLLOWING the accreditation visit by officers of the International Baccalaureate Organisation last July, ACS (International) has been fully accredited as an IB World School, offering the IB Diploma.

The IB Diploma course will have its first intake for Year 5 students (equivalent to Year 1 Junior College) this month.

The accreditation is the culmination of two years of preparation and planning to ensure that the Diploma is of world standard.

Teachers have been recruited from schools in Singapore and abroad and have gone for training overseas as well as locally. Curriculum and programmes have been put in place to ensure the smooth running of the Diploma programme as it follows on from the IGCSE syllabus which is implemented in ACS (International) from Years 1 to 4. The IB programme is a comprehensive, holistic, international pre-university programme, taught, enjoyed and recognised throughout the world. Students applying need to have at least six “O” level passes and not more than 20 points for these six subjects.

The Rev Dr John Barrett is the Principal of ACS (International).