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Junior college education prepares students for academic life in the university.

Beginning 2006, new JC students will be exposed to a new ‘A’ level curriculum. The new curriculum comprises 3 components: life skills, knowledge skills and content-based subjects. It has more breath and more options and put more focus on thinking and communication skills.

As the approach is towards holistic education, CCAs and Community Involvement Programme matter and will be reflected on the graduating certificate. Local universities will take these into account when accepting students under the special admission scheme.

Content-based subjects being offered under the 4 new disciplines in the new ‘A’ level curriculum include:

A) Knowledge Skills
  1. General Paper
  2. Project Work
  3. Knowledge and Inquiry

B) Languages
  1. Mother Tongue
  2. French
  3. German
  4. Japanese

C) Humanities and the Arts
  1. Art
  2. Economics
  3. History
  4. Literature in English
  5. History ( Chinese)
  6. History of Chinese Literature
  7. General Studies in Chinese
  8. Chinese Language and Literature
  9. Malay Language and Literature
  10. Tamil Language and Literature
  11. Music
  12. Theatre Studies and Drama
  13. Management of Business
  14. French
  15. German
  16. Japanese

D) Mathematics and Sciences
  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Physics
  4. Mathematics
  5. Computing
  6. Principles of Accounting ( Millenia Institute only )

There are 19 junior colleges and 1 centralised institute ( Millenia Institute ) in Singapore.
All junior colleges offer a 2-year pre-university programme. Only the Millenia Institute offers a 3-year pre-university programme.

The 19 junior colleges in Singapore are:
  1. Raffles Institution
  2. Hwa Chong Institution
  3. Victoria Junior College
  4. ACS Independent
  5. National Junior College
  6. Anglo-Chinese Junior College
  7. Temasek Junior College
  8. Catholic Junior College
  9. Nanyang Junior College
  10. St Joseph Institution
  11. St Andrew Junior College
  12. Anderson Junior College
  13. Jurong Junior College
  14. Tampines Junior College
  15. Pioneer Junior College
  16. Yishun Junior College
  17. Serangoon Junior College
  18. Meridian Junior College
  19. Innova Junior College         ( More information at: www.edupoll.org/content/view/22/34/ )
The Top 7 junior colleges in Singapore or the Group of Seven ( G7 ) as they are widely known are:
  1. Raffles Institution
  2. Hwa Chong Institution
  3. Victoria Junior College
  4. ACS Independent
  5. National Junior College ( PM Lee Hsien Loong is a former student )
  6. Anglo- Chinese Junior College
  7. Temasek Junior College

There are 3 junior colleges which offer integrated programmes to admit students at Secondary One and Secondary 3 levels.

Victoria Junior College and Temasek Junior College admit students at Secondary 3 level for a 4-year integrated programme from Secondary 3 to JC 2. Victoria Junior College also works with Victoria School and Cedar Girls' School for the 6-year IP.

National Junior College admits students at Secondary 1 for a 6-year integrated programme leading to JC2.

National Junior College also admits students at Secondary 3 for a 4-year integrated programme leading to JC2.

For students interested in the International Baccalaureate ( IB ) programme, the Anglo-Chinese School ( Independent ) and St Joseph Institution offers a 6-year
integrated programme for both boys and girls. The School of The Arts ( SOTA) also offers the IB program.

PM Lee Hsien Loong’s son enrolled at ACS ( I ) and did well at the 2007 IB examination scoring 43 out of a perfect 45 score.

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