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FAQs for Integrated Programme Year 3 Admission

Q1.      What is the CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School Integrated Programme about?
The IP was introduced by MOE for academically strong students to benefit from broader learning experiences during their Secondary and JC years. Schools offering the IP will optimise the time freed up from preparing for the GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations to stretch pupils and provide greater breadth in the academic and non-academic curriculum.

CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School’s IP is offered in collaboration with Catholic High School, Singapore Chinese Girls’ School and Eunoia Junior College (EJC).  Students in our Joint IP do not sit for the ‘O’ Level examinations and will progress to EJC, which has been established for the IP jointly offered by the 3 schools. For more information on EJC, please refer to

Q2.      How do the curriculum for the SNGS ‘O’ Level Programme and Integrated Programme differ?
Learning in our ‘O’ Level Programme comprises greater structure and teacher facilitation. Students will continue to sit for written continual and semestral assessments to assess their knowledge acquisition and understanding.

Learning in our Integrated Programme has greater investigative emphasis and extends into our flagship programmes, namely our World Readiness Programme and Passion Pursuit platforms. To facilitate this approach, students sit for less written examinations and have a more flexible curriculum. Our school is cognisant of the demands of both alternative assessments (such as group research projects) and disciplinary academic work and maintains a balance between the two.  

Q3.      What is the criteria for students currently enrolled in an ‘O’ Level Programme to be transferred into the SNGS Integrated Programme at Year 3?
To be considered for admission into the SNGS Integrated Programme at Year 3, students must have the following:
    • A PSLE T-Score of 250 and above (excluding bonus points); 
    (Students who do not meet this criterion but performed exceptionally well might be considered)
    • Excellent academic results in Secondary 1 and Secondary 2; 
    • Active participation in CCA and community involvement; 
    • Obtained very good conduct grades in Secondary 1 and Secondary 2; and 

Applicants will also have to submit a personal statement as part of the application process. More details can be found when applying through our online form.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview in CHIJ SNGS. Successful applicants will be admitted to Year 3 of our IP in 2019 upon acceptance of our offer.    

Q4.      How many IP classes will there be?
There are currently 5 Year 3 IP classes in 2018.  

Q5.      What is the duration of the Integrated Programme?
The IP provides an integrated secondary and JC education where secondary students can proceed to JC without taking the GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations. Hence, the full duration of the programme for students who join the IP at Year 3 is 4 years (i.e. Years 3-4 at CHIJ SNGS and Years 5-6 at EJC).  

Q6.      How do I complete an application for the SNGS Integrated Programme?
To apply for admission to the SNGS Integrated Programme, all applicants must complete the online application through our school’s online application form. The link to the online application form is here:

To ensure that the application is complete, applicants must submit all the necessary information and relevant documents via our school’s online application form.  

Q7.      Will current Secondary 2 SNGS students enrolled in the ‘O’ Level Programme be given priority for transfer into the Integrated Programme at Year 3?
In accordance with MOE policy, admissions into the Integrated Programme, including transfers at Year 3, will be based on merit to ensure that suitable candidates are selected. We welcome students from other secondary schools as they enhance the vibrancy and diversity in our school.  

Q8.      I noted that CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School is a Special Assistance Plan (SAP) school. What is a SAP school?
SAP schools were established by the government to preserve the ethos of Chinese-medium schools and promote the learning of Chinese language and culture. These schools offer enriched programmes and a learning environment that nurtures students to be biliterate and bicultural in English and Chinese. Hence, we offer only Chinese and Higher Chinese Language to all our students in the school, so that they can participate meaningfully in the school’s curriculum and programmes.  

Q9.      My daughter did not take Higher Chinese in Secondary 2, will she be required to offer Higher Chinese when she joins the Integrated Programme in Year 3?
To enable our students to participate meaningfully in the school’s curriculum and programmes, as well as to promote the learning and appreciation of Chinese language and culture, students seeking admission to the Integrated Programme are required to offer Higher Chinese in CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School.  

Q10.    Where will Eunoia JC be located?
EJC will be located along Sin Ming Avenue, near the junction of Marymount Road. The permanent EJC campus is estimated to be completed by end-2019.
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