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.
Two in three student-athletes have scored 40 points and above in the IBDP Examinations in just two cohorts of IBDP student-athletes. Among them includes Sabrina Chau Shu Ning from the Class of 2016 who is the School's first perfect scorer of 45 points. National synchronised Swimmer Natalie Chen Mei Qing also showed that balancing sport and studies is an achieveable feat when she obtained 44 points.