Our Academic Curriculum

Primary Level Course Information

HFSE uses a self-developed integrated curriculum combining syllabus from Singapore, the Philippines, and other countries. Courses on Languages, Social Studies, Arts, Values Education, Christian Living are integrated into the academic programme.

Students will be graded on the following
  • Topical Tests for all subjects taught
  • Class Participation
  • School Activities & Events
  • Behaviour in Class
Course Information
  • Type of courses Full-time
  • Approved Course Title Primary One - Six
  • Teacher : Student Average of 1 to 20
  • Duration 10 months from January to December with semester holiday breaks in June & late November to December (in accordance to the local school calendar)
  • Instructional Method Face-to-Face Learning
Subjects Taught
Arts Education
International Syllabus
Christian Living
International Syllabus
English
Singapore’s Ministry of Education Syllabus
Health Education
International Syllabus
Mathematics
Singapore’s Ministry of Education Syllabus
Mother Tongue
International Syllabus
Music Education
International Syllabus
Physical Education
International Syllabus
Science
International Syllabus
Social Studies
International Syllabus

HFSE Foundation & Preparatory Course

Programme Overview

This course is targeted at students 12 to 16+ years old who wish to gain entrance into Singapore Government Schools through the various examinations held by MOE and individual schools. The course aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge of the Singapore syllabus, mainly English and Mathematics.

Course Information
  • Approved Course Title Preparatory Course for Admissions to Government School (Primary Two - Five)
  • Course Duration 6 months
  • Minimum No. of Students 10
  • Maximum No. of Students 25
AEIS Refresher Course

HFSE’s AEIS programme is more than just getting our students into local schools. It is equipping them with the necessary tools to seek knowledge and make sense of the world around them.

HFSE's AEIS English Programme
  • Is a concise and compact way of being exposed to a wide variety of vocabulary, outside their comfort zone.
  • Is a good way to be exposed to how English is explicitly taught in Singapore schools.
  • Provides students a conducive environment to learn English through reading comprehension and language awareness (grammar and vocabulary).
HFSE's AEIS Mathematics Programme
  • Acquire competencies required to confidently sit through the AEIS examinations.
  • Develop thinking, analytical skills, and application through a mathematical approach to problem-solving.
  • Understand and appreciate a more creative approach to problem-solving that is in line with MOE curriculum.

Academic Pathway

Singapore Education for Foreigner Students,
https://universityinsingapore.com/singapore-education-for-foreigner-students/
Accessed 5 June 2020

Primary School Pathway

HFSE International School of Excellence offers Primary One to Primary Six full-time programme using its self-developed curriculum leading to a Certificate of Completion awarded by the school. Our Primary School Pathway is for six years, which adapts the Ministry of Education’s English and Mathematics syllabus and combining it with other subjects based on the Philippine’s curriculum.

Students in HFSE start at Primary One and move up to Primary Six. In order to benchmark the standard of the school as well as student achievement, the school collaborates with Uniworld International School in Johor Bahru which is an approved institute by Singapore Examination & Assessment Board. By the time students reach Primary 6, students may undertake the iPSLE and be assessed on three subjects: English, Mathematics and Science. This examinations will allow our students benchmark their achievement and performance against Singapore’s standard, which has consistently ranked at the top place for the past years based on international examinations and standards.

*iPSLE : International Primary School Leaving Examination by Ministry of Education (Singapore) and Cambridge University.

Primary School: 6 Years Graduation Pre-requisite

Primary One to Primary Six
HFSE implements the combined curriculum of Philippines such as Science, Social Studies (Araling Panlipunan), Christian Living, Filipino (Mother Tongue), Music, Art, Physical Education and Health and adopts the Singaporean curriculum for teaching English and Mathematics.

This comprehensive self-developed school program which offers signature curriculum for Primary 1-6 intends to develop well-rounded, self-motivated, responsible and respectful global citizens.

Every subject is assessed by formative and summative assessments.

Formative assessments are Performance Task, Quizzes and Written Work = 60%

Summative assessments are Term Examination with all the components incorporated = 40%

Students must score 65% to get promoted to the next level.

Students who belong to the graduating class of Primary 6 will be awarded a Certificate of Competion at the end of the programme. In addition, an iPSLE certificate awarded by the Ministry of Education, Singapore and Singapore Assessment and Examination Board will be given provided that the student took part in the assessment.

Though taking part in the iPSLE assessment is not compulsory and up to the discretion of the students’ parents, it is highly encouraged that all P6 students take the examination as it offers substantial information and insights regarding the students’ performance and achievement based on Singapore’s high-quality education standards.

AL#
Raw Mark Range
1
> 90
2
85 - 89
3
80 - 84
4
75 - 79
5
65 - 74
6
45 - 64
7
20 - 44
8
< 20
#Academic Levels

Ministry of Education Singapore. PSLE: International Primary School Leaving Examination Score Chart,
https://www.moe.gov.sg/microsites/psle/PSLE%20Scoring/psle-scoring.html.

Secondary Level Course Information

The comprehensive self-developed school program of HFSE, which offers signature curriculum for Secondary 1 – 4 intends to develop well-rounded, self- motivated, responsible, respectful and contributing global citizens.

Students will be graded on the following
  • Topical Tests for all subjects taught
  • Class Participation
  • School Activities & Events
  • Behaviour in Class
Students will be graded on the following
  • Type of courses Full-time
  • Approved course title Secondary One to Four
  • Teacher : Student Average of 1 to 20
  • Duration 10 months from January to December with semester holiday breaks in June & late November to December (in accordance to the local school calendar)
  • Instructional Method Face-to-Face Learning
Subjects Taught
English
Singapore’s Ministry of Education Syllabus
Mathematics
Singapore’s Ministry of Education Syllabus
Science
Singapore’s Ministry of Education Syllabus
Filipino
Singapore’s Ministry of Education Syllabus
History
International Syllabus
Literature
International Syllabus
Contemporary Art
International Syllabus
Physical Education And Health
International Syllabus
Earth Science
International Syllabus
Pastoral Ministry And Personal Development
International Syllabus
Co-Curricular Activities
International Syllabus

HFSE Foundation & Preparatory Course

Programme Overview

This course is targeted at students 12 to 16+ years old who wish to gain entrance into Singapore Government Schools through the various examinations held by MOE and individual schools. The course aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge of the Singapore syllabus, mainly English and Mathematics.

Course Information
  • Approved Course Title Preparatory Course for Admissions to Government School (Secondary 1 - 3)
  • Course Duration 6 months
  • Minimum No. of Students 10
  • Maximum No. of Students 25
AEIS Refresher Course

HFSE’s AEIS programme is more than just getting our students into local schools. It is equipping them with the necessary tools to seek knowledge and make sense of the world around them.

HFSE's AEIS English Programme
  • Is a concise and compact way of being exposed to a wide variety of vocabulary, outside their comfort zone.
  • Is a good way to be exposed to how English is explicitly taught in Singapore schools.
  • Provides students a conducive environment to learn English through reading comprehension and language awareness (grammar and vocabulary).
HFSE's AEIS Mathematics Programme
  • Acquire competencies required to confidently sit through the AEIS examinations.
  • Develop thinking, analytical skills, and application through a mathematical approach to problem-solving.
  • Understand and appreciate a more creative approach to problem-solving that is in line with MOE curriculum.

Preparatory Course For Admission To Government School (Secondary 1 to 3) Course Information

HFSE uses a self-developed integrated curriculum combining syllabus from Singapore, the Philippines, and other countries. Courses on Languages, Social Studies, Arts, Values Education, Christian Living are integrated into the academic programme.

Students will be graded on the following
  • Topical Tests for all subjects taught
  • Class Participation
  • School Activities & Events
  • Behaviour in Class
Course Information
  • Type of courses Full-time
  • Approved course title Preparatory Course For Admission To Government School (Secondary 1 to 3) Course Information
  • Teacher : Student Average of 1 to 20
  • Duration 10 months from January to December with semester holiday breaks in June & late November to December (in accordance to the local school calendar)
  • Instructional Method Face-to-Face Learning
Subjects Taught
English
Singapore’s Ministry of Education Syllabus
Mathematics
Singapore’s Ministry of Education Syllabus

Preparatory Course for Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level Course Information

This course is designed for international students who wish to wish to gain qualification that is recognised in Singapore Junior Colleges, Polytechnics, and other schools abroad. This prepares them for the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) (GCE O-Level), an annual examination that is administered to students and private candidates in Singapore. Students would be awarded the Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level by Singapore’s Ministry of Education and Singapore and Cambridge Assessment International Education upon successfully passing the examination. For details, please visit the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) website at www.seab.gov.sg.

Course Information
  • Type of courses Full-time
  • Approved Course Title ● Preparatory Course For Singapore - Cambridge General Certificate Of Education (Ordinary Level) (16 Months)
    ● Preparatory Course For Singapore - Cambridge General Certificate Of Education (Ordinary Level) (24 Months - Extended)
    ● Preparatory Course For Singapore - Cambridge General Certificate Of Education (Ordinary Level) (Intensive)
  • Teacher : Student Average of 1 to 30
  • Duration ● 16 months from January to April (the following year)
    ● 24 months from January to December (the following year)
    ● 12 months from January to December
  • Instructional Method Face-to-Face Learning
Subjects Taught
English
Singapore’s Ministry of Education Syllabus
Mathematics
Singapore’s Ministry of Education Syllabus
Additional Mathematics
Singapore’s Ministry of Education Syllabus
Science (Physics and Chemistry)
Singapore’s Ministry of Education Syllabus
Principles of Accounts
Singapore’s Ministry of Education Syllabus
Combined Humanities (Social Studies and History)
Singapore’s Ministry of Education Syllabus
Second Language (Filipino) Intl
International Syllabus
Physical Education and Health
International Syllabus
Co-Curricular Activities (CCA)
Singapore’s Ministry of Education Syllabus
English Literature
Singapore’s Ministry of Education Syllabus
Geography
Singapore’s Ministry of Education Syllabus
Pastoral Ministry and Personal Development