High School Diploma – Grade 11

Course Structure

The HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA – GRADE 11 (HSD GRADE 11) is designed and developed to add-on to the Cambridge International ‘AS’ Level curriculum. Upon completion of the Course, students are expected to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to sit for the Cambridge International AS-Level Examination and be well-prepared for HSD Grade 12 in FIS.

 

Compulsory Module

English Language

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.

 

Core Modules

Chemistry

The Chemistry module is a skill-based module that focuses on understanding and application of scientific concepts and principles, over and above a short-term retention of large quantities of factual materials. Experimental work is an important component and underpins the teaching and learning of Chemistry. It should prepare students with a broader base of practical chemistry and particularly to develop their appreciation of the finite life of the world’s resources. Hence the need for recycling and conservation.

Physics

The module aims to provide experimental and practical physics, enabling students to acquire sufficient understanding and knowledge. It will give a thorough introduction to the study of Physics and scientific methods and develop students’ skills and abilities that apply to the safe practice of science and to everyday life. They will be instilled with skills and abilities such as concern for accuracy and precision, objectivity and integrity.

Mathematics

This module aims to enable students to acquire the necessary mathematical concepts and skills for everyday life, for continuous learning in Mathematics and related disciplines, and to develop the necessary process skills for the acquisition and application of mathematical concepts and skills. It is also intended to develop students’ logical thinking and problem-solving skills and apply these skills to solve problems in different areas.

 

Elective Modules

Biology

The module aims to develop students’ understanding of the relation to biological phenomena, facts, laws, definitions, concepts, theories and scientific instruments. It also introduces apparatus used in Biology, including techniques of operation and aspects of safety. Upon the completion of their studies, students are expected to use the information to identify patterns, report trends, draw inferences and report conclusions. They will also be required to present reasoned explanations for phenomena, patterns and relationships.

Economics

Through the learning of this module, learners study how to explain and analyse economic issues and arguments, evaluate economic information, and organise, present and communicate ideas and judgements clearly. The syllabus covers a range of basic economic ideas, including an introduction to the price system and government intervention, international trade and exchange rates, the measurement of employment and inflation, and the causes and consequences of inflation. Learners also study the price system, the theory of the firm, market failure, macroeconomic theory and policy, and economic growth and development.

Further Mathematics

The FIS A-Level Further Mathematics Module for CIE A-level program is designed and developed to prepare students adequately for university course including Mathematics, Physics and Engineering, where more mathematics content is required. The module aims to develop mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills in students. Students will learn to analyze, formulate and solve different types of problems. They will also learn to work with data and perform statistical analyses.

Chinese

This module builds on the student’s language skills, and is the ideal foundation for university-level study, or to improve career prospects.

Learners gain an understanding of how to use the language in a variety of situations. They will be expected to handle texts and other source materials, extracting information in order to respond to specific tasks. Through their studies, learners can expect to achieve greater fluency, accuracy and confidence in the language. They will also learn how to translate material from English into Chinese.

Geography

This module allows learners widen their knowledge and understanding of the subject, while developing their investigative abilities and their evaluation and decision-making skills.

The syllabus is wide-ranging and comprises a variety of options. For example, learners can study topics such as hydrology and fluvial geomorphology, atmosphere and weather, rocks and weathering, population change and settlement dynamics. The syllabus considers a range of environments, from tropical to arid, and learners can also study subjects such as environmental management, global interdependence and economic transition.

Computer Science

This module is to encourage learners to develop an understanding of the fundamental principles of computer science and how computer programs work in a range of contexts.

Learners will study topics including information representation, communication and Internet technologies, hardware, software development, and relational database modelling. As they progress, learners will develop their computational thinking and use problem-solving to develop computer-based solutions using algorithms and programming languages. Studying this module will help learners develop a range of skills such as thinking creatively, analytically, logically and critically.

They will also be able to appreciate the ethical issues that arise with current and emerging computing technologies.

Business

This module enables students to understand and appreciate the nature and scope of business, and the role it plays in society. It encourages students to examine the process of decision-making in a dynamic and changing business environment and to develop critical understanding of business organisations. They learn about business and its environment, human resource management, marketing, operations management and finance and accounting. In this module, students also learn how to develop a business strategy.

Accounting

This module engages students with the relevance and applicability of accounting in real-world contexts. Students will explore the role and responsibilities of the accountant, and study areas such as financial accounting and cost and management accounting.

Studying this subject helps students to understand, apply, analyse and evaluate accounting information to help decision-making in business and communicate information to stakeholders. These transferable skills are an ideal foundation for further study and a career within accounting or related professions.

Psychology 

Psychology provides the knowledge and understanding of human nature by asking scientific questions and by undertaking studies in the fields of neuroscience, cognitive sciences and social psychology. Through these studies, students will appreciate how people perceive the world around them and how they respond to it, how human learning develops, and how they relate to others and function within society.

Information Technology

This module encourages students to become effective and discerning users of IT. It helps them develop a broad range of IT systems within a wide range of organisations, including the use of a variety of computer networks. As a result, the students gain an understanding of IT system life cycles, and how these affect the workplace. They also learn about the wider impact of IT on society. At A Level, the students also study simple programming for web relevant to their own use of IT.

 

Scope of Study

All lessons will be conducted following the High School Diploma – Grade 11 syllabus.

 

Duration

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

Age

At least 14 years of age as at 1st January on the year of course commencement.

Academic Requirement

Completed at least Singapore Secondary 4 education and obtained a pass in an English subject at Singapore Secondary 4 level or equivalent in country of origin.

Course Commencement Date

There are two intakes for this course. This course commences in January and July of each year. If either of those dates falls 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

Internal Assessment

Term Examination will be conducted following the completion of each term to assess the mastery of content covered in the term. Each term is 24 weeks in duration (inclusive of 2 examination weeks and 2 project weeks).

Internal Assessment Mode

Written Exams/Assignments