SAPP

Preparing students for school

At CIS, we pride ourselves on our diverse population. We welcome students from all backgrounds and believe that diversity breeds understanding. However, in some cases, students from other school systems may not have the requisite skills in English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies to meet CIS’ challenging IB curriculum.


The CIS Secondary Academic Preparation Programme (SAPP) was created to assist students that are between 11 and 15 who are applying for Grade 7 to Grade 9 academic programmes in 2017. The Programme provides the best possible academic environment for students to build their knowledge and skills in key disciplines in preparation for international school entry assessment.

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The CIS Secondary Academic Preparation Programme (SAPP) was created to assist students that are between 11 and 15 who are applying for Grade 7 to Grade 9 academic programmes in 2017. The Programme provides the best possible academic environment for students to build their knowledge and skills in key disciplines in preparation for international school entry assessment.

The CIS Secondary Academic Preparation programme is focused on the development of knowledge and skills in academic subjects: Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies as well as the development of strong English language skills.

The programme recognises that English Language Learners will vary in the time needed to acquire the language proficiency standard for entry into an international school, and students are able to continue in the programme until they have reached the required level of proficiency.

Programme aims

  1. To develop students’ academic standards to a level that is appropriate to their grade in Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.
  2. To use English language skills to obtain, process, construct, and report on subject matter information in spoken and written form.
  3. To acquire and use appropriate learning strategies to research, construct and apply academic knowledge.

Curriculum

Mathematics
The programme of study will be based on weekly units that are aligned to the equivalent grade level of the student within an international school context. There will be particular emphasis on the consolidation of skills and the acquisition of necessary mathematical language.

Science
The Science programme supports students in developing their understanding of the nature of science and the related scientific knowledge, skills and processes through broad and interconnected themes including: Interactions, Systems and Diversity.

Social Studies
The Social Studies programme is centred on Singapore and the local region. In addition to their growth in the academic understanding of people, places and environments, this study supports students in their transition to Singapore and develops their understanding of the cultures and environments that they will be interacting with on a daily basis.

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