Academic Excellence

Academic Excellence

Academic rigour is not just about grades, entrance tests, exams or university placements – although these are the welcome result of academic rigour. Academic rigour is a process and is about culture, the environment and the conditions that provide opportunities for all students to be engaged, challenged and supported.

Dulwich College (Singapore) is an academically selective school with an emphasis on a rich, well-rounded education including sport, music, the performing arts and a wide range of other co-curricular activities. We believe education has to be as flexible, creative and adaptive as our increasingly complex, ever-changing world. This is why we equip our students with the character to stand up and stand out, now and in the future.

Learning is effective when it is personalised, relational, has a clear purpose and when it is adapted and applied. Following an enhanced English National Curriculum with an international perspective, the approach is to bring out the best in every student from DUCKS (Toddler – Year 2; age 2-7), to Junior School (Years 3 – 6; age 7- 11) to Senior School (Years 7 – 13; age 11-18). The curriculum is designed to equip students to meet and exceed the end of year expectations of equivalent year groups in the UK. 

Find out more about our DUCKS curriculum. Ages 2 - 7
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Find out more about our Junior School curriculum. Ages 7 - 11
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Find out more about our Senior School curriculum. Ages 11 - 18
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High Potential Learners

Following the English National Curriculum, which is enhanced to meet the needs of our international student body, the approach is to bring out the best in every student, equipping them to meet and exceed the end of year expectations of equivalent year groups in the UK. 

‘Students come first’ is at the heart of everything at Dulwich, and learning experiences are designed with the needs, talents and capabilities of students as the focus. Helping students cultivate their own voice and choice in the way they learn, and enabling them to become mature learners who can take ownership of their learning, is a big part of life at Dulwich. The College challenges each child to be the best they can be and supports them in developing a lifelong love of learning.

There is a plethora of student leadership opportunities throughout the College, coupled with an extensive range of enrichment opportunities. Starting from a young age, children are encouraged to take on responsibilities within the classroom, as well as more formal leadership roles ranging from House Captains and Student Council Representatives to Community and Sporting Ambassadors, right up to Head Students. Dulwich College International also hosts an annual Student Leadership Conference.

Visit our High Potential Learners page to learn more.