The Raffles Programme is a six-year curriculum jointly offered by Raffles Girls’ School and Raffles Institution. Students graduate with the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate in Education (GCE) Advanced Level Examination. It is a broad-based and rigorous curriculum for highly-able students, with various pathways for the development of special interests and strengths, and an emphasis on character and leadership development.
Our academic curriculum is designed to respond to the needs of curious, passionate and highly-able girls. We adopt an integrative approach in organising our curriculum for gifted learners through three dimensions as shown in the diagram.
At RGS, we recognise that each student is differently able, has different interests and has different learning styles, so we do our best to cater to the individual learner’s needs. We achieve this in our curriculum through differentiation. For example, students who require more guidance in a subject are given scaffolds to support their climb to success, while those who are ready for the challenge and independence, are given the resources they need to soar. There is enough space in RGS for every student to develop her passion for learning and be successful.
A Passion For Learning
The RGS classroom fosters in our students a passion for lifelong learning. Our students experience a learner-centred environment, where they acquire knowledge that is authentic, there is focus on the process, and interdisciplinary connections are made.
Learning is a journey; continual assessment is a central feature of our assessment approach, as it gives our students regular feedback on their growth. Multiple types of assessments are used throughout the school year to guide learning. Assessment for learning, known as formative assessment, and assessment of learning, known as summative assessment, are both emphasised in developing mastery of content and process skills in our students.