SIM International Academy (SIM IA) offers the Cambridge IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) and International A Level – developed and awarded by Cambridge Assessment International Education, United Kingdom – to students aged 12 to 18. Its curriculum focuses on applied learning in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as well as the Social Sciences.
Beyond academics, students’ learning experience is enriched through co-curricular activities, service-learning and a boarding programme. SIM IA’s approach promotes enquiry, communication and an enterprise mindset, and students are given opportunities to grow positively in their identity as members of a global community with a uniquely Asian perspective through the focused mentorship of faculty and staff.
SIM IA’s faculty are experienced in international curricula and practise student-centred, inquiry- based pedagogical methods. The faculty is familiar with Asian students’ learning styles, and can adapt their teaching methods accordingly. The lower student-to-teacher ratio (12:1) also allows for greater emphasis on experiential learning and small group mentoring.
A member of the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM Group), SIM IA’s fees are affordable, with scholarships offered to those with outstanding academic achievements.
SIM IA graduates can progress into diploma and degree programmes offered by SIM Global Education which also is part of the SIM Group.
“We found SIM’s façade and facilities very attractive the first time I visited the campus with my son. After he enrolled successfully, I saw within a few months that he had grown visibly in confidence, cheerfulness and creativity. The teachers are experienced and caring, and the students get on very well with one another – this is why I am confident that my child will learn and grow in this institution.” – Maggie Chen, mum to Henry Chuang, Year 9
SIM International Academy (SIM IA)
SIM Headquarters, 461 Clementi Rd, Blk B 599491
Tel: 6248 0408
Ages Taught: 12 to 18 years
School Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Term Times: July 23 – Sep. 21, 2018 (Term 1); Oct. 1 – Nov. 30, 2018 (Term 2); Jan. 2 – Mar. 15, 2019 (Term 3); Mar. 25 – May 17, 2019 (Term 4)
Holidays: Sep. 22-30, 2018 (Semester Break); Dec. 1, 2018 – Jan. 1, 2019 (Term Break)
Admissions: Visit www.simacademy.edu.sg/application-process to file an application. An entrance test will be scheduled and applicants will be notified of the outcome.
By Hazel Vincent De Paul, The Finder Kids Vol. 22
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