EXAM BASED
Programme

Preparing students for the world of
standardized testing


CURRICULUM

The Exam Based curriculum prepares students to take
standardized testing in two curriculums:

  • Indonesian National Curriculum
  • Cambridge International Curriculum


Upon finishing Primary School, students sit for the Ujian Sekolah as well as the Cambridge CheckPoint exams. Upon finishing Secondary 3, students take the Ujian Sekolah and upon finishing Secondary 4 students take the IGCSE exams. Finally, at the end of Pre-University 2, students take the Ujian Sekolah and the A-Level exams.

LEARNING AREAS

Power Subjects (academic subjects)
The Hyouman Project
The Quest
Mindful Me
Living Circle


EXAM BASED
POWER SUBJECTS

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Mandarin
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Geography
  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • Religion
  • ICT

tEsting

eXcelence

Academic

Monitoring

achievements


VISION

To prepare students capable of passing standardized testing.


MISSION

To ensure students' achievement in standardized testing represents the excellent academic standard they are exposed to.

WHY Exam Based Programme?


Many parents dream of a career in the academic field for their children, and the Exam Based Programme offers that opportunity.

Students under the Exam Based Programme learn the knowledge from the text books and are drilled on how to pass that knowledge into exam papers in order to achieve high scores.

High scores in standardized testing is one of the tools that most universities look at when accepting students into renowned programs. At Merlion School, the high academic standard is guaranteed and students under this programme, who are diligent academicians are certain to be successful.

IS THE EXAM BASED PROGRAMME
SUITABLE FOR MY CHILD?

The Exam Based Programme is suitable to students who wish to achieve high examination scores, leading them towards the academic pathway in the future.

This programme has been specifically designed to help students gain the knowledge and drill for important standardized tests.

With highly qualified academic teachers, students learn the basic competencies stated by the curriculum through the help of textbooks, having past exam papers available to them for drilling.

WHAT ARE THE ACTIVITIES SUPPORTING THE
EXAM BASED PROGRAMME?

The exam-based students are exposed to a wide variety of activities, ensuring the development of holistic learning areas such as field trips, learning journeys, life skills classes, team building and practical works. Through these activities, students are provided with the facilities to explore and experience learning outside the four walls of the classroom.

Merlion School also offers Co-curricular (CCA) activities which fall both inside and outside the realm of the normal curriculum of the school in order to enhance a well rounded learning experience. Co-curricular activities can be performed individually or in groups, inside or outside the classroom, depending on the activity's nature. Such activities are generally voluntary, physically healthy, social, philanthropic, and often involve others of the same age. Some examples, but not limited to, are as follows:

  • Sports - (Basketball, Swimming, Karate, Futsal, Table Tennis, and more)
  • Social - (Mindfun, Board Games, Ninja Warrior)
  • Philanthropic - (Einstein’s Prodigy, World Scholar’s Cup)
  • Academic - (Reading Club, Japanese Language, Korean Language, English/Math/Science Club)
  • Technical - (Animated Drawing, Digital Drawing, Robotics)
  • Arts - (Arts & Crafts, Musical Theater, Hip-Hop)
  • Mindfulness - (Habitat for Humanity)

Students at Merlion are also encouraged to participate in outside academic competitions such as ICAS, VANDA, AMO, SASMO and more.