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British curriculum school

Postby Lost soul » Wed May 29, 2013 12:54 pm

Hi,
I have heard that British curriculum schools are better than IB schools. Please can anyone guide me on this?
Also I want to know regarding Tanglin Trust School. How are the studies in the school? Do they provide text books for all subjects like English , science and maths ??

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Re: British curriculum school

Postby twinkletoes » Wed May 29, 2013 5:06 pm

It's subjective. My children have been in both British curriculum and IB curriculum. We prefer British curriculum as they offer solid foundation for the basic subjects i.e. Maths and English. History is taught even at lower levels eg Year 2 (age 7). The children do not work with textbooks. Children are grouped according to their Maths and literacy abilities but this may not be for all BC schools.

IB takes a different approach. So for example, my child was taught times table at age 7 British Curriculum. At age 9 in an IB school, they are just starting to learn their times table. IB has its plus points e.g. my Grade 1 child came home talking about Ankor Wat! The curriculum builds confidence and awareness about our environment, nature, geography etc. But we wanted good old-fashion solid foundation in education which their IB school couldn't provide, certainly not in the early years. Having said that, the IB Diploma years are extremely demanding and very rigorous in comparison to GCE A Levels.

Tanglin Trust has 2 year waitlist, especially for the lower levels. Good luck!

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Re: British curriculum school

Postby Lost soul » Thu May 30, 2013 9:30 am

Thanks Twinkletoes ,
Your information is quite helpful !!

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Re: British curriculum school

Postby Lost soul » Thu May 30, 2013 9:33 am

Which British curriculum schools can I apply for in Singapore ?? Please advise.....

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