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Singapore - School system

Education in Singapore is of a high standard with modern facilities and well trained teachers. The education is mainly in English, but there is an emphasis on children also learning their ‘mother tongue,’ which may be Chinese, Malay or Tamil. The system is exam based and children are streamed into different ability levels at around age 10. There is an exam at the end of primary school to determine secondary school places. Secondary schooling follows a system similar to that in Britain with ‘O’ level and ‘A’ level exams.

Singapore children are all educated in the government run schools and only foreign children may attend private schools. Foreign children may enroll at government schools. To find out more about the government school system go to .

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