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Admissions Eligibility

To meet the age requirements of the GEMS (Singapore) admissions policy, a student has to meet the following requirements:

  • Students applying for admissions at GEMS (Singapore) must be of an appropriate grade age by September 1st for admission consideration. Students applying for admissions to Grade 6 and above will be additionally assessed against their current educational stage and progress.
  • Students entering Early Years Programme (Pre-K through to KG2) must be toilet-trained by the first day of school.
  • Students entering Secondary Years Programme (Grade 11) must have fluent English, both spoken and written. 

Age Requirements

Students will be placed in the appropriate age group taking account of their age on the 1st of September. Please refer to the grade/age equivalence chart below:

GradeAge (years)Academic LevelLanguage Proficiency
Nursery 2 - -
Pre-K 3 - Pass in English Language Programme
K1 4 Completion of Pre-K or equivalent Pass in English Language Programme
K2 5 Completion of K1 or equivalent Pass in English Language Programme
Grade 1 6 Completion of K2 or equivalent Pass in English Language Programme
Grade 2 7 Completion of Grade 1 or equivalent Pass in English Language Programme
Grade 3 8 Completion of Grade 2 or equivalent Pass in English Language Programme
Grade 4 9 Completion of Grade 3 or equivalent Pass in English Language Programme
Grade 5 10 Completion of Grade 4 or equivalent Pass in English Language Programme
Grade 6 11 Completion of Grade 5 or equivalent Pass in English Language Programme
Grade 7 12 Completion of Grade 6 or equivalent Pass in English Language Programme
Grade 8 13 Completion of Grade 7 or equivalent Pass in English Language Programme
Grade 9 14 Completion of Grade 8 or equivalent Pass in English Language Programme
Grade 10 15 Completion of Grade 9 or equivalent Pass in English Language Programme
Grade 11 16 Completion of Grade 10 or equivalent Pass in English Language Programme
Grade 12 17 Completion of Grade 11 or equivalent Pass in English Language Programme 

Grade Placement

As an International School in Singapore, GEMS World Academy (Singapore) seeks to make the most appropriate grade placement for each student based on his or her age, as well as academic, social and emotional development within policy guidelines.

For this reason, new students may be required to complete an appropriate level screener to determine placement and fit.

Previous Schooling

All new students from Grade 1 onwards must provide official documentation of previous school experience, including transcripts and report cards. All documents provided must be in English.

To meet GEMS World Academy (Singapore) admission requirements, we may ask for translated documents to be certified by the appropriate consular authority of the country in which the student last attended school.

Student Visas

As an International School in Singapore with four years EduTrust accreditation, GEMS (Singapore) is happy to accommodate Singapore permanent residents and dependent pass holders.

Family seeking student visa for Singapore are encouraged to contact the admissions team direct for guidance and support.

For students in grades Nursery, Pre-K, K1, and K2, we are excited to accept applications from Singapore citizens, Singapore permanent residents, and dependent pass holders.

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