It has the world’s best schools, but Singapore wants better

2018 Aug – Singapore’s schools have long held a reputation for didactic teaching, rote learning and academic brilliance. Their pupils lead the rankings in the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a triennial test of 15-year-olds around the world, and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, which measures ten- and 14-year-olds. Read More

Singapore students win 12 gold medals at International Olympiads

In 2017 – Secondary Students from Singapore clinched a total of 12 gold medals in five International Olympiads for biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and informatics.

In 2016, Singapore won a total of thirteen gold and nine silver medals as well as one bronze medal. Read More

Singaporean students receive top Commonwealth Essay prizes at Buckingham Palace

2016 -Two Singaporean students (Both 14 years old) received the top two awards for their age category in the prestigious The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition at London’s Buckingham Palace on Wednesday (Oct 26) The essays of Tanglin Trust School student Gauri Kumar and Temasek Junior College student Tan Wan Gee were chosen out of nearly 7,500 entries. Their essays were chosen from almost 7,500 junior entries before being selected by a judging panel, the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS). Read more

Pisa tests: Singapore top in global education rankings

2016 – Singapore has the highest achieving students in international education rankings, with its teenagers coming top in tests in maths, reading and science.  The influential Pisa rankings, run by the OECD, are based on tests taken by 15-year-olds in more than 70 countries. OECD education director Andreas Schleicher said Singapore was “not only doing well, but getting further ahead”.  Read More 

What other countries can learn from Singapore’s schools

Rigorous teaching methods and excellent teachers keep the island-state top of the class

WHEN the island of Singapore became an independent country in 1965, it had few friends and even fewer natural resources. How did it become one of the world’s great trading and financial centres? The strategy, explained Lee Kuan Yew, its first prime minister, was “to develop Singapore’s only available natural resource: its people”.

Today Singapore’s education system is considered the best in the world. The country consistently ranks at the top of the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a triennial test of 15-year-olds in dozens of countries, in the main three categories of maths, reading and science. Singaporean pupils are roughly three years ahead of their American peers in maths. Singapore does similarly well in exams of younger children, and the graduates of its best schools can be found scattered around the world’s finest universities. Read More

Singapore Education Systems won many Recognitions Internationally.

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