The Integrated Programmes (IP) have been implemented since the beginning of 2004 to provide clearly university-bound pupils a seamless secondary and junior college enriched education.
The pupils proceed directly to the GCE ‘A’-Levels (or its equivalent, such as the International Baccalaureate or school-based diploma) without the need to take the GCE ‘O’-Level Examination.
The time “saved” by not having to prepare for the GCE ‘O’-Level Examination is used to develop pupils’ intellectual curiosity, encourage them to undertake research work, and provide a broad-based education that is more in tune with desired real-world competencies. (Source: MOE)
Schools that offer Integrated Programmes (IP) in Singapore: