Our curriculum is concept-based which means it is centred around big ideas and concepts that transfer across time, place and situation. This transfer is critical to students being able to apply their learning in today's world and prepare's them for an unknown future. This conceptual approach to our curriculum also supports students who are joining us from different countries, educational systems and backgrounds.
The UWCSEA Academic Curriculum is mission-aligned and aims to develop student understanding of concepts necessary to build Peace and a Sustainable Future. These understandings are derived from UNESCO’s Education for Sustainable Development Goals and along with the skills and qualities of our UWCSEA Learner Profile, are reinforced through the other four elements of our learning programme.
- How will my child adjust to your curriculum? They have been attending a different school system and we want them to transfer in successfully.
- We don't think we'll be in Singapore for graduation—will my child be able to transfer successfully from your concept-based approach to a different system?
- Why doesn't UWCSEA use an internationally recognised programme in K–8? How does the programme differ from the IB PYP?
- How does UWCSEA ensure students are keeping up with those who attend schools with recognised external curriculum (e.g., IB PYP, IB MYP, IPC)?
Visit our campus and school section pages to find out more about how Academics and the other elements of the learning programme combine to encourage students to gain deep interdisciplinary understandings which can be applied in real world situations.