International Baccalaureate Diploma
|Singapore Sports School offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme to cater to student-athletes who prefer a broad-based academic programme leading to university. This through-train pathway provides an uninterrupted sport development pathway for student-athletes who wish to pursue a broad-based post-secondary education which is compatible with their sport development plans.|
Knowing that high performing student-athletes require a greater volume and frequency of training and competition, the Sports School worked with the International Baccalaureate Organization to designate the Sports School as a two-main-examination session school so that student-athletes can either sit for the November or May examinations. The Sports School took in its first cohort of post-secondary IBDP students-athletes in 2014, including two who opted for a two-and-a-half year programme which was more compatible with their sport plans.
In 2015, Sports School signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IBO which enables selected student-athletes to opt for an extended IBDP. The extended programme, which comes with the Athlete-Friendly Education Centre accreditation from the World Academy of Sport, provides a greater degree of academic support for national athletes to pursue their sport aspirations. The extended programme allows post-secondary student-athletes up to four years to complete their IB diploma programme. The Sports School is one of 12 schools in the world offering an extended IBDP.