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|Language of instruction||English|
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|Class sizes||Average||22 students / class|
|Maximum||24 students / class|
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|Language support for students not fluent in English||
Students who do not speak English as their first language can access additional support through our English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme up to, and including, Year 9. English levels are measured by using assessments that link to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) so that we can best meet the needs of each student. The students are assessed in their speaking, listening, reading and writing proficiency in English and the scores determine the level of support needed.
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
Mandarin (EYFS, Primary and Secondary school, GCSE, IBDP)
|Use of technology in the classroom||
Technology supports and engages the learning across all year groups. Our Secondary school operates a Bring Your Own Device policy to ensure technology is seamlessly embedded into the learning experience in all curriculum areas.
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
Yes. Homework is set so that your child will learn the importance of self-discipline and time management. Homework also helps to consolidate the knowledge and skills learned in class and allows teaching staff to assess how well students are progressing.
For certain year groups, please contact Admissions for more information.
|Entry evaluation for students||
Entry assessments are required for Sixth Form, Secondary, Students with Additional Needs and English as an Additional Language.
|Students can join after academic year begins||
Yes, with exception of Diploma Programme.
|External examinations or assessments available||
Students in Years 9-11 work towards their IGCSE.
|Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?||
|School bus service available||
Yes, we have an external bus operator that serves many areas of Singapore.
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
Our Learning Pathway programmes start in Nursery from the age of 3 and continue all the way through school until the students are 18 years old. The curriculum is closely aligned to the English National Curriculum but with appropriate adaptions made to meet the needs of the individual student. We offer personalised routes for students who are unable to meet the outcomes expected for GCSE and the IBDP, where the students either sit fewer exams or follow routes that focus on English, maths, life skills and employability, through the ASDAN curriculum.
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|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
We offer many clubs and activities.
|School provided lunches||
We offer school lunches through an external caterer.
|Sports activities included||
Physical Education is part of our curriculum. Most extracurricular activities are included in school fees, though some activities delivered through external clubs, such as music lessons, judo, tennis etc may require an additional fee.
|Sports facilities at the school||
Swimming pool, six lane running track, full-size football pitch, basketball courts, indoor hall
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
Our team sports include football, rugby, touch rugby, basketball, netball, swimming, athletics and cross country. As members of ACSIS, FORBISIA and NAE we take part in competitions and fixtures against other schools, both locally and regionally, on a regular basis.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Established since 1972, Dover Court International School in Singapore is one of the leading inclusive British international schools in South East Asia.
|Teaching approach of the school||
Dover Court International School is an inclusive and diverse school community in Singapore. We are committed do delivering the highest quality teaching and learning, that meets the needs of all of our students. Complementing academic challenge, we celebrate diversity and promote social responsibility; ensuring all children grow in confidence and feel a sense of achievement. Our priority is to provide a safe, nurturing and supportive environment, to allow students and staff the opportunity to reach their full potential.