Winner of the WhichSchoolAdvisor (Singapore) Best Schools Awards 2022 for the Arts. Click here to find out why.
Winner of the WhichSchoolAdvisor (Singapore) Best Schools Awards 2022 for Early Years. Click here to read why.
Highly Commended in the WhichSchoolAdvisor (Singapore) Best Schools Awards 2022 for Post-16. Click here to read why.
Curriculum: English National Curriculum (IGCSE), Common Entrance, IB (IBDP)
Student body: More than 2,200
Tuition fees (Nursery-Year 13): $31,650-49,310
Key facilities: Three libraries, performing arts centre, three swimming pools, sports fields, roof-top gardens, gymnasiums, science and IT labs, music and art rooms, design and technology workshops
Latest exam results: In 2022, the IB average score was 38.9; IGCSE, 72% of all grades at A*, 89% at A*–A, 96% A*–B, and 99% A*–C
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Location: West, Bukit Batok
Built on the foundations of a highly respected British independent school of the same name, Dulwich College (Singapore) offers an enhanced UK curriculum with a Mandarin bilingual programme from nursery to Year 2, a strong STEAM initiative, and the Common Entrance syllabus. But, as one of Singapore’s most expensive schools, it all comes at a high price.
The school teaches IGCSE up to 16, and introduced the IBDP for Years 12-13 in August 2018. Students study their IGCSEs over a three-year period, rather than the traditional two, from Year 9 here. The College says that the extra year for IGCSEs, “allows for the development of core skills across the curriculum that will allow our students to learn to the best of their ability, while leaving time for important enrichment activities to be integrated into the learning experience”. It’s an interesting approach to secondary education that recognises the importance of research, self-management, thinking, communication and social skills.
As part of the curriculum, all students are encouraged to participate in sporting competitions and every child from the age of seven to 11 is taught a musical instrument. The beautifully landscaped, purpose-built campus in western Singapore has an impressive performing arts centre with three theatres.
The general feedback from parents is that Dulwich College (Singapore) offers an academically rigorous curriculum as part of a balanced education that offers some exciting opportunities in the arts. Its ambitious forest school offers fantastic opportunities for young children, and its dual language programme immerses younger students into languages.
Click here to read the review of Dulwich College (Singapore).