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Two madrasahs offer students new curriculum and pathways, including IB prog

Published on Jan 15, 2013 4:10 PM

A new model of secondary and pre-university education will be introduced at two madrasahs from 2015, to deliver a first-rate education that is on par with the mainstream schools.

Madrasah Al-Arabiah, which provides an Islamic environment for students to pursue national curriculum subjects, will give students the additional option of a five-year route leading to the N-levels, then O-levels.

Madrasah Aljunied, which offers the religious track for those who want to pursue Islamic education at higher levels, will allow a class of 15 students to skip the O-levels and prepare for the International Baccalaureate. With the IB qualifications, students will have more options for their tertiary education.

These new options are in addition to the current route where students prepare for the O-levels over four years and those aiming to take up religious studies at higher levels, study a two-year pre-university course before heading to Islamic universities such as Egypt's Al-Azhar.

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