Middle School Certificate – Grade 8

Course Structure

Internationally, the Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme (CLSP) resources are appropriate for teaching and learning in local and international schools. Similarly, FIS provides excellent preparation for CLSP and any other challenging curriculum. We build on the primary stage and develop learners’ knowledge and skills in the four key subject areas: English, Mathematics, Science and Chinese Language. Upon completion of the course, we expect students to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to sit for the MSC Grade 8 Examination and be well-prepared for MSC Grade 9 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


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.

Combined Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

This module helps learners develop a lifelong curiosity about the natural world and helps them to seek scientific explanations for the surrounding phenomena. Students develop a holistic approach to Science by considering scientific thinking and practical skills alongside knowledge and understanding, which is vital for explaining the world. This approach provides learners with the knowledge and skills they need to excel at Science in later stages of education. It also helps them to make informed choices, including considering sustainability issues and meeting the challenges facing our environment.


This module aims to develop students’ Chinese language skills in four aspects: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Upon completion of the module, students should be able to speak Chinese with confidence, conduct Chinese conversations and write Chinese essays. It also enables students to better appreciate Chinese literature works.


Scope of Study

All lessons will be conducted following the Middle School Certificate – Grade 8 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 12 years of age as at 1st January on the year of course commencement.

Academic Requirement

Completed at least Secondary 1 education and obtained a pass in an English subject at Secondary 1 level or equivalent in country of origin.

Course Commencement Date

There are two intakes for this course. This course commences on January and July 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 12 months
Course Fee S$36,960/ year
FPS Insurance Protection Fee 1.35% of the course fee
GST 9% of the above total
Damage Recovery Pledge (Refundable) S$500
Total Course Fee  S$41,330.27

Above table shows the school fee for course intakes from 2024.

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Assessment Methods

Internal Assessment

There are two terms in Middle School Certificate Grade 8. Term Examination will be conducted following the completion of each term. The content of the assessment or examination shall cover (but not be limited to) all the contents delivered in that unit.

Internal Assessment Mode

Written Exams/Assignments