Emphasizes world teachings
High school is one of the biggest milestones in your child’s education. It serves as a bridge between being regular school children and their journey towards adulthood. High school is also when most students undergo a drastic change in their personalities and behaviour brought upon by their age. Enrolling your child to an institution that can support both his education and character development is very important to a successful learning journey.
In Hillside World Academy, we are very particular in providing for your child the necessary high school education that adheres to the international standards. Our experienced teachers understand your child during this transition period of his/her learning path. We can offer the best guidance to help your child choose the right career path to take for his/her college education.
Hillside World Academy is an international high school in Singapore that wants to immerse students in a culture rooted in the values of both the East and the West. Not only does our IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) develop the students holistically and prepare them for university and higher education study, it also emphasizes on shaping the student into a global citizen who can consider issues from multiple perspectives. Learn more about the IBDP and our school here.
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Hillside World Academy High School
Hillside World Academy High School the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced education programme that prepares the students aged 16 to 19 for success at university and in life beyond.
The HWA IBDP Academic Programme
At Hillside World Academy, we aim to develop students to be:
As an IB World School, the Diploma Programme (DP) follows in continuum from the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the Middle Years Programme (MYP). Hillside World Academy ensures students transition well into the DP, and we want our students to embrace values in accordance with the IB Organization’s mission:
“The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.”
Many of our students complete their high school with an IB Bilingual Diploma. This means that our graduates are multi-lingual, and according to IB research, this can foster better career and educational opportunities. Many of our graduates have gone on to study abroad including USA, UK, Canada, Hong Kong and Australia.
The DP Core
The Extended Essay aims to develop the students’ capacity to analyse, synthesize and evaluate knowledge. Students are to carry out an independent piece of research, culminating in a 4,000-word paper. Through this process, students develop skills in formulating an appropriate research question, engaging in a personal exploration of the topic, communicating ideas, and developing an argument.
|Programme||Grade||Entry Requirement - Minimum Age|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB - DP)||Grade 11||16|
The DP is a highly demanding and rigorous course. DP students will need to :
study 6 subjects chosen from 6 subject groups
complete an extended essay (EE)
complete a theory of knowledge course (TOK)
meet the requirements of creativity, activity, service (CAS)
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB - DP) — Grade 11||Full-Time||12 Months||August||July|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB - DP) — Grade 12||Full-Time||12 Months||August||July|
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) Subject Groups:
Our school offers the following subjects at both standard level (SL) and/or higher level (HL):
|Studies in language and literature||
Chinese A: language and literature
English A: language and literature
English A: literature
Japanese A: literature
Korean A: literature
French AB initio (SL)
Japanese AB initio (SL)
Mandarin AB initio (SL)
|Individuals and societies||
Environmental systems and societies (SL)
Environmental systems and societies (SL)
Mathematics: analysis and approaches
Mathematics: applications and interpretations
*availability is subjected to demand
1 : 24
Performance in each subject is graded on a scale of 7 points (maximum) down to 1 point (minimum). The final grade awarded is not norm-referenced. Students will be awarded up to 3 additional points based on the combined performance in theory of knowledge and extended essay.
An IB Diploma will be awarded when the student
- achieved at least 12 points on HL subjects
- achieved at least 9 points on SL subjects
- achieved at least a grade D for Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge
- achieved a minimum total of 24 points
- fulfil all aims for CAS
The maximum total DP points that a Diploma Programme student can score is 45 points.
Visit the IB website for more information about the IB Diploma Programme.