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Singapore Sports School aims to provide a quality athlete-friendly and sport-focused academic programme to nurture future-ready student-athletes – one that is founded upon principles of exemplary teaching and learning.
The Sports School offers the GCE "O" Level Examinations and several post-secondary through-train pathways. Student-athletes on the through-train pathways bypass the GCE "O" Level Examinations and progress onto one of three pathways conducted at Sports School: the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), the customised Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management (RP-SSP DSLM) from Republic Polytechnic or the customised Diploma in Business Studies (Entrepreneurship Management Option) (BS-EMGT) from Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
The through-train pathways allow student-athletes to attain broad-based, rigorous and widely-accepted post-secondary qualifications for entry into both local and overseas universities. These extended pathways also offer them different options in academic pacing and assessment, and at the same time, allow for a closer matching with their sport training and development programmes. In addition, the longer development runway allows them greater flexibility to pursue sporting and academic excellence concurrently.
In 2015, Sports School inked an agreement with the International Baccalaureate Organization and World Academy of Sport to allow selected Sports School student-athletes to embark on an extended IBDP. This provides an even greater level of academic support for national athletes to pursue their sport aspirations by allowing post-secondary student-athletes up to four years to complete the programme.