Singapore
International curriculum
Ages 4 to 18

United World College of South East Asia - East Campus

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CurriculumInternational
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
First year fees: SGD $47,655

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Number of students

2514

Number of nationalities represented in the school

71

Most common nationality

India 22.61%
United Kingdom 15.61%
United States 9.61%
Australia 8.46%
Singapore 4.97%
Japan 4.13%
Canada 3.10%
Korea, Republic Of 3.06%
Malaysia 2.66%
France 2.50%
Top 10 Nationalities 76.7%

Ratio of local students to international students

4.97% of the student population in Singaporean.

Max. number of students per class

22, however the student:teacher ratio is 10.7:1 across the College.

Average number of students per class

22 in the Primary and Middle School (ages 4-16)
12-18 in the High School depending on the subject. Tutor/Mentor groups are 20-22 students.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

Yes, from kindergarten, but students must have some level of English (which is assessed).

Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin (from K1)
Spanish (from Grade 1)
French (from Grade 2)
Japanese (from Grade 9)
Korean (from Grade 9)
Indonesian (from Grade 11)
Hindi (from Grade 11)
Russian (from Grade 11)
Some of these are for native (mother tongue) speakers, others are offered as a taught foreign language. UWCSEA also offers School-supported Self-taught language courses for students in Grades 9 and 10 to support students wishing to take this option for the mother tongue in the IB Diploma.

Use of technology in the classroom

Technology is integrated into classroom practice. The school has a 1:1 ratio of devices, which are gradually introduced in the classroom to support student leaning Students in Grades 4 and 5 use a school-owned and supplied laptop for exclusive use in class for the whole year; students in Grade 6 and above have a personal laptop which is provided by the school as part of the tuition fees which they use at school and at home.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

The amount of homework depends entirely on the age and grade of the students.
Increasingly, Middle and High School use UWCSEA's Online Learning Platform to provide homework and to manage the provision of homework across a students individual timetable.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

No

Entry evaluation for students

Any test results are used as a guide for subject selection: they do not play a role in the process of allocating places to eligible candidates. It depends on the grade being requested and the subjects - some High School students are asked to sit tests in subjects they are requesting in their application.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

In Grades 2-8, if existing reports are insufficient or not translated students may need to sit an assessment. In High School (Grades 9, 10 and 11 entry) students sit maths, English, general aptitude (DAT's), and if applicable their mother tongue or 'Language A' or 'Language B'.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Applications open one year ahead of the academic year commencement i.e. applications for August 2017 will open in September 2016.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, students aged 4-14 (K1 - Grade 8) can join up to and including the start of Term 2 (January).

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

99.99%

External examinations or assessments available

(I)GCSE (Garde 10)
IB Diploma (Grade 12)
ISA from 2016/2017 (Primary School and above)
ACT and SAT as required for US-bound students
IELTS and TEOFL - for students whose native language is not English who require it for university applications
UK-based tests as necessary
Other tests as required - these are generally not managed by UWCSEA, but students enter these tests as a requirement for the course they wish to study i.e. medicine in Australia.

Results in these examinations

The results can be seen in the University Admissions Profiles on the UWCSEA website - these change year to year.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

UWCSEA does not have a religious affiliation, but welcome students from all faiths. UWCSEA's mission is to promote peace and a sustainable future, which means promoting acceptance and understanding of people of different cultures and faiths.

School bus service available

Yes, contracted to a private operator.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

Learning support staff cover students from K1 to Grade 12, however there is limited ability to support students with highly specialised needs.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

UWCSEA offers differentiation in the classroom and staff have undertaken training in this area, but the College does not have a specific 'gifted and talented' programme.

Student access to education psychologist

The College has qualified counsellors on staff who can support students and their families as necessary. They can also offer advise on external support if needed.

School start time

8am

School finish time

2pm (ages 4-6, K1-Grade 1)
3pm (ages 7-18, Grades 2-12)
Activities run 3-4.15pm (ages 7-18, Grades 2-12), with some sports teams for older students running before school or later afternoon training in order to access facilities.

Supervised care before/after school

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Around 900 different activities are offered each year in 4 seasons. The broad categories are: Leadership, the Arts (music, visual and performing arts), enrichment, academic extension, sports and fitness, representative sports teams and special interest clubs.

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

We have numerous options every day. Hot meals: western, Indian, pan-Asian, Western and Asian vegetarian. Cold options: salad bar, pizza and sandwich counter, sushi. East Camus is Halal certified.

Sports activities included

All students K1 - Grade 11 participate in regular physical education (PE) lessons led by experienced teacher as part of the curriculum. K1 undertakes a year-long Perceptual Motor Programme (PMP) in addition to PE. All grades have several 'days of sport' each year - generally aquatics, and a track and field and games day.

Sports facilities at the school

Full size astroturf football pitch, gymnasium, fitness centre, dance studio, Olympic size pool, learn to swim pool, multi-use indoor sports halls (basketball, volleyball, badminton), climbing wall, general use astroturf pitch for hockey and other sports.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, inter-school in Singapore (ages 8-18) and inter-regional competitions in Asian eg. (Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Myanmar, Brunei, Australia) for senior teams (ages 14-18).

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

UWCSEA is a mission-driven organisation with a strong commitment to the educational principles of Kurt Hahn, the founder of the UWC movement, and a passionate belief in the importance of education as a force for good in the world. The mission of the UWC movement is to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. UWCSEA's educational goal is to educate individuals to embrace challenge and take responsibility for shaping a better world.

Teaching approach of the school

The UWCSEA learning programme is made up of five elements: academics, activities, outdoor education, personal and social education and service. The elements combine to provide our students with a holistic, values-based education that develops them as individuals and as members of a global society.

Summary of prices and fees

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in SGD

Yearly fees: SGD $35,670
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: SGD $11,985
Total first year fees: SGD $47,655
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Where exactly is this school?

Get in touch with this school

School's webpage: www.uwcsea.edu.sg/east-campus
School's Fees webpage: www.uwcsea.edu.sg/admissions/fees
Address: 1 Tampines Street 73 Singapore 528704

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