High School Diploma – Grade 10

Course Structure

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a course designed by Cambridge Assessment International Education, UK. Cambridge Assessment International Education is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5 to 19-year-olds. They are a division of Cambridge Assessment, which is a department of the University of Cambridge, UK.

Cambridge Assessment International Education is recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). Ofqual is the regulator of examinations in England for the award of qualifications. IGCSE assessments and qualifications are closely monitored to ensure that it meets the appropriate standards by Ofqual. Cambridge International works closely with Ofqual to maintain their recognised status.

Furen International School offers the High School Diploma – Grade 10 for IGCSE for students age 13 and above. Upon completion, students will have developed the knowledge of the chosen subjects and the skills to prepare for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination. Students who pass at least 1 subject in the examination will be granted an IGCSE certification from Cambridge International Examinations. Students with good grades can look forward to pursuing post-secondary education in Singapore or overseas.

Core Modules

English Language (0500) – Compulsory Module

This module aims to enable students to communicate effectively in English. At the end of the course, students are expected to be able to listen, read, write and speak to meet general living needs. They are also expected to speak, write and make presentations in internationally acceptable English for academic purpose.

Mathematics (0607)

This module is intended to provide students with the fundamental mathematical knowledge and skills. It aims to develop the necessary mathematical concepts and skills for continuous learning in Mathematics and related disciplines, and for the applications to the real world. By developing students’ mathematical thinking and problem solving skills, they are expected to apply these skills to solve problems with logical reasoning and judgement.

Physics (0625)

This module will enable students to acquire understanding and knowledge in the area of physical matter and phenomena. By providing a worthwhile educational experience, students are expected to develop the ability and skills that are relevant to the study and practice of science which are useful in everyday life as well as the development of the right attitude to appreciate accuracy, precision, objectivity and integrity.

Chemistry (0620)

This module will equip students with sufficient understanding and knowledge in respect of practical chemistry, particularly the appreciation of the finite life of the world’s resources and hence the need for recycling and conservation. Students are expected to show economic consideration and concern about the social, environmental, health and safety issues relating to the chemical industry and to recognize the usefulness and limitations of scientific methods.

Elective Modules

Business Studies (0450)

This module develops learners’ understanding of business activity in the public and private sectors, and the importance of innovation and change. Learners find out how the major types of business organisation are established, financed and run, and how their activities are regulated.

Accounting (0452)

This module introduces learners to the theory and concepts of accounting and the ways in which accounting is used in a variety of modern economic and business contexts. Learners focus on the skills of recording, reporting, presenting and interpreting financial information and build an ideal foundation both for further study and for a future career within the profession.

Additional Mathematics (0606)

This module aims to prepare students for future General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) (GCE A-Level) Mathematics which requires a strong foundation in algebraic manipulation skills and mathematical reasoning skills. This module supplements with Elementary Mathematics and these 2 modules are intended to equip students with the necessary mathematical concepts and skills for continuous learning in Mathematics and related discipline.

Biology (0610)

This module is designed to provide an enjoyable and worthwhile educational experience for all learners and enables students to acquire sufficient knowledge and understanding of Biology. Through the learning of various aspects of Biology, including plants and human, students are expected to apply the scientific concepts and theories to present reasoned explanations of familiar and unfamiliar phenomena, to solve complex problems involving several stages, and to make reasoned predictions and hypotheses.

Economics (0455)

The syllabus develops an understanding of economic terminology and principles of basic economic theory. Learners study the economics of developed and developing nations and how these economies interrelate. They also learn to handle simple data and undertake economic analysis, evaluate information and discriminate between facts and value judgements on economic issues.

Computer Science (0478)

Computer Science helps the students to develop an interest in computational thinking and establish an understanding of the principles of problem-solving using computers. Students are expected to develop a range of technical skills and ability to effectively test and evaluate computing solutions.

Chinese (0509)

Chinese Language aims at improving language skills for students whose first language is Chinese. It develops students’ ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively. Students are expected to develop a wide-ranging vocabulary and the appreciation for Chinese language and its culture.

Geography (0460)

Geography aims at developing a “sense of place” on a local, regional and global scale. Students would examine a range of natural and man-made environments, and study some of the processes which affect their development. Moreover, they will further investigate on how people interact with environment and opportunities and challenges an environment can present.

Scope of Study

All lessons will be conducted following the High School Diploma – Grade 10 syllabus.


This is a 12-month full-time course with all lessons held on campus. There are 6 contact hours per school day, 5 days per week for a total of 30 contact hours per week.

Entry Requirements


At least 13 years of age as at 1st January on the year of course commencement.

Academic Requirement

Completed at least Singapore Secondary 3 education and obtained a pass in an English subject at Singapore Secondary 3 level or equivalent in country of origin.

Course Commencement Date

There are four intakes for this course. This course commences on January, March, July and October of each year. If either of those dates fall on a Saturday or Sunday, the course shall commence on the first Monday after that date.

Furen International School reserves the right to cancel a class/or programme if the minimum number of students enrolled is less than 15. Students may then choose to enrol for a later intake, if any, or withdraw from the course. For refund, please refer to our Refund Policy.

Late Enrolment

Furen International School is able to consider late enrolment after commencement of course on a case-by-case basis.

Course Delivery Mode

Face-to-face lectures, tutorials, discussions, laboratory sessions

Course Fees

Full-Time (months) 12
Course Fee S$33,300
FPS Insurance Protection Fee 1.35% of the above total
GST 7% of the above total
Damage Recovery Pledge (Refundable) S$500
Total Course Fee (approximately)  S$36,612.02

Above table shows the school fee for course intakes in 2022.

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Assessment Methods

Promotion Examination

A Promotion Examination will be conducted, usually on the 11th week from the start of the unit. The content of the test shall cover (but not limited to) all the content delivered in that unit.

One major internal exam (Graduation Examination) will be conducted before the end of the course delivery.

Internal Assessment Mode

Written Exams/Assignments

External Assessment

Students will be taking the Cambridge International AS and A Level Examinations (CIE A-Level) during or after the completion of the Course.

For more details on the Cambridge International A-Level Examinations, please refer to the CIE website: http://www.cie.org.uk/

Grading System
Grade Percentage Uniform Mark (PUM)*
A* ≥ 90%
A 89% – 80%
B 79% – 70%
C 69% – 60%
D 59% – 50%
E 49% – 40%
U ≤ 39%

* The Percentage Uniform Mark (PUM) is a numerical mark which transfers a candidate’s results to a common scale which reports how well they performed within that grade.