2020-21 IB Scholarships, Bilingual Programmes

From August 2020, Etonhouse will be offering the IB Diploma Programme and two-year scholarships, while GIIS is launching a English-Chinese bilingual programme... The latest news from international schools in Singapore for the new 2020-21 academic year.
2020-21 IB Scholarships, Bilingual Programmes
By Carli Allan
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Here's the latest news from international schools in Singapore for the new 2020-21 academic year.

EtonHouse: New IBDP and Scholarships

Students at EtonHouse (Orchard) can study the IBDP from August 2020

Families now have the choice of 28 local and international schools in Singapore offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), after EtonHouse International School, Orchard became the latest school to join the list. From August 2020, Year 12 students at EtonHouse’s Orchard campus will start to study the two-year pre-university course; it is the first EtonHouse school in Singapore to offer the IBDP.

Read more: A complete list of all IBDP schools in Singapore

EtonHouse is also offering scholarships for its IGCSE and IB Diploma Programmes for the 2020-21 academic year, including heritage scholarships for existing EtonHouse students worth more than $70,000 each.

Existing students can apply for scholarships that cover application fees, capital levy and school fees for two years; this amounts to $37,000 per year for the IBDP and $35,000 for IGCSE. Scholarships offering a 25, 50, 75 or 100% reduction on tuition fees are available to new students enrolling into Year 12 for the IB Diploma Programme at EtonHouse (Orchard).

GIIS: New Chinese English Bilingual Programme

GIIS will launch its new bilingual programme in August 2020 at its SMART Campus. Open to all nationalities in Grades 1-5, the bilingual programme at GIIS offers equal exposure to English and Mandarin as part of the curriculum and is closely aligned to the IB Primary Years Programme framework. GIIS will become one of just eight international schools in Singapore to offer a fully bilingual education in English and Chinese.

Read more: Bilingual schools in Singapore

Teachers who are proficient in both Mandarin and English deliver the curriculum in part English and part Mandarin; students in the bilingual programme attend classes that are separate from the mainstream IB PYP programme. GIIS offers one of the cheapest bilingual programmes in Singapore with annual tuition fees of $20,000.

The school says: "By teaching them the world's most spoken language, Mandarin, we are giving our students a competitive edge over their peers. The Programme is aligned with our vision of nurturing future global citizens, and prepares students to handle diversity and broaden their horizons for a better career."

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