Curriculum & Programs

The curriculum at The Grange adapts from the Cambridge Primary Curriculum and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC).

International Primary Curriculum

The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) at The Grange Institution is a comprehensive curriculum for students 5-12 years old, made up of many exciting, engaging and globally relevant thematic IPC Units of Work, designed around a clear process of learning.

Through a multidisciplinary inquiry-based learning approach, students are encouraged to expand their knowledge, develop important subject and transdisciplinary skills, and deepen their understanding of themselves and the world around them, while also paying attention to their personal development and development of international-mindedness.

Cambridge Primary Curriculum

The Grange Institution is one of the first schools in Singapore to offer the Cambridge Primary Curriculum. The curriculum starts learners on an exciting educational journey, setting out what they should be able to do at each stage of their primary education.

It develops young learners who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged. The programme develops students’ foundation knowledge, skills and understanding in English, Mathematics and Science to build students’ foundation knowledge, skills and understanding in these subjects help students make sense of the world around them.

There is a curriculum framework for each Cambridge Primary subject. Each framework is organised into six stages. They reflect the teaching target for each year group and provide comprehensive learning objectives. It develops young learners who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged.

Programs

All programs at The Grange are full time.

Method of Delivery

  • Face-to-face
  • 10:00am – 4:30pm

Average Teacher-Student Ratio

  • 1:9

Maximum Class Size

  • 24 per class
  • English (Year 1 – 6)
  • Mathematics (Year 1 – 6)
  • Science (Year 1 – 6)

The academic achievement of students are benchmarked according to the following:

  • Cambridge Primary Curriculum
  • Cambridge Primary Checkpoint
  • Thematic Units of Inquiry (Year 1 – 6)
  • Music (Year 1 – 6)
  • Visual Arts (Year 1 – 6)
  • Languages (Year 1 – 6)
  • Health & Physical Education (Year 1 – 6)

 

Program Duration

Programs OfferedDurationAge
Year 123 months*5-7
Year 211 months7-8
Year 311 months8-9
Year 411 months9-10
Year 511 months10-11
Year 611 months11-12

*Students enrolled from age 6 onwards who have prior kindergarten experience may be considered for exemption and be eligible for placement in the 11-month programme.

Assessment Strategies

At The Grange, we find assessment an integral part of teaching and learning. That is why we closely monitor our student progress using both formative and summative assessment practices.

  • Formative assessment – provides teachers with quick feedback that they can use for driving instruction and learning
  • Summative assessment – evaluates every student’s learning at the end of an instructional chapter or unit

Both students and teachers are actively involved in these assessments. Also, The Grange ensures that every student’s social and academic progress are valued equally.

Assessment Strategies and Tools include, but not limited to:

  • Observations
  • Self-assessments
  • Peer assessments
  • Student reflection
  • Open-ended tasks
  • Performance tasks
  • Process-focused tasks
  • Student-led conference

Detailed descriptive reports are given to parents twice a year and two parent/teacher conferences are conducted to discuss each student’s social and academic progress. A Student Led Conference is also conducted towards the end of each academic year. Academic achievement of students is benchmarked according to the Cambridge International Primary Curriculum. At the end of Year 6, students are able to sit the Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Assessments which provide valuable feedback on learners’ strengths and weaknesses before they progress to secondary education.