Temasek Academy is a four-year Integrated Programme initiated by Temasek Junior College in Singapore. Singapore students are admitted at the age of 15, after experiencing two years of secondary school life in their secondary schools. Foreign students are invited to join the programme.
The programme had its first intake of 121 students in 2005, 143 students in 2006, 99 students in 2007, 65 students in 2008, 70 students in 2009 and 77 students in 2010. Students sit for the GCE 'A' Levels at the end of the four years. Students only have to take the GCE 'O' Level Higher Mother Tongue exam at the end of the second year unlike the majority of their contemporaries.
There are four Civics Groups (CG) in IP Year 4, three in Year 3, three in Year 2 and three in Year 1. Civics Groups in the first two years are addressed with a 'TA' in front, and classes are labelled with alphabets, together with the year of admission. E.g. TA2A08. From 2008 onwards, in order to integrate the Temasek Academy classes with the new JC1 cohort, the Year 3 classes are no longer labelled as e.g. TA3D06, but CG0408. CGs 0109 to 0409 are the IP classes who will be taking their 'A' levels in 2010.
From 2013, Temasek Academy will start admitting students who just completed primary school, at the age of 13. It will provide a full 6 year integrated programme leading up towards the GCE 'A' Level examinations.
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