Secondary Division





The Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is internationally recognized by schools and colleges around the world. The Cambridge IGCSE programme from Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) brings out the best in students. It develops successful learners through a skill-based approach to teaching and assessing.

Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) introduce the Cambridge IGCSE in 1985, in consultation with international educators and using best practices in education from UK. Since the first students received their qualification, Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) has continued to build and update the curriculum. Today more than 4,000 schools worldwide are registered to teach Cambridge IGCSE, and it is one of the most widely-taken international qualifications in the world.

The curriculum encourages students not only to acquire knowledge, but also to:

  • Use an exploratory approach to problem solving
  • Have confidence in their ability to solve problems
  • Apply skills, knowledge and understanding
  • Undertake individual projects and work as part of a team
  • Develop oral and practical skills

The Cambridge IGCSE is internationally recognized by schools, universities and employers as equivalent in standard to the British GCSE and international GCE O Level examinations. The Cambridge Checkpoint curriculum is for Secondary 1 and 2 students studying for Cambridge IGCSE. It consists of a set of formal, diagnostic assessments in English, Mathematics and Science, which provides invaluable information on a student’s strengths and weaknesses. The diagnostic report from the Checkpoint assessment enable schools to monitor student’s progress, predict performance in final examinations, tailor individual student learning programmes, and provide information for reporting to parents.


Subject in Lower Secondary (Secondary 1 and 2)

  • English Language
  • Chinese Language
  • Indonesian Language
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Global Perspectives
  • Geography
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Citizenship (PPKN)
  • Christian Worldview Studies (CWS)


Subjects Available in Upper Secondary (Secondary 3 and 4)

In Secondary 3 and 4, Raffles Christian School helps students to decide which stream, Business or Sciences, they will join according to their interests and capabilities.

Group I : Languages

  • First Language English (FLE)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Mandarin Chinese (Second Language)
  • Mandarin Chinese (Foreign Language)
  • Indonesian (Foreign Language)
  • Bahasa Indonesia

Group II : Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Global Perspectives
  • Economics
  • Geography

Group III : Sciences

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Group IV : Mathematics

  • Mathematics
  • Additional Mathematics

Group V : Professional and Creative

  • Computer Science
  • Art & Design
  • Business Studies
  • Accounting

Compulsory (Non-Cambridge Examinable) Subjects

  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Christian Worldview Studies (CWS)
  • Citizenship (PPKn)


Multilingual Education

Raffles Christian School uses English as the main medium of instruction. The school implements multilingual education by offering other languages relevant to the school setting such as Indonesian Language and Chinese Language.

Aside from English Language, all students are required to take Indonesian Language and Chinese Language.

Secondary 1 and 2 students are required to take English Language. Secondary 3 and 4 students can choose either:

1. First Language English (FLE)
2. English as a Second Language (ESL)

Chinese Language at the Secondary Level is based on Cambridge curriculum and HSK curriculum in preparation for the Cambridge IGCSE examinations and HSK examinations. Secondary students will be streamed according to their levels such as:

1. First Language Chinese
2. Chinese as a Second Language (Mainstream)
3. Chinese as a Foreign Language (Foundation)

For Indonesian Language:

1. Indonesian students are required to take Bahasa Indonesia
2. Foreign students are required to take Indonesian as a Foreign Language