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Know About National Junior College Academic Programs

National Junior College is one of Singapore’s top five junior colleges. NJC offers a two-year program leading up to the GCE ‘A’ Levels for pre-university students. The four-year Integrated Program began at the NATIONAL JUNIOR COLLEGE in 2004.

Academic information

National Junior College provides two GCE ‘A’ Level study pathways:

  • Integrated 6-year program (Grades 7 to 12)
  • Two-year JC program (Grades 11 to 12)

Students accepted into the NATIONAL JUNIOR COLLEGEIntegrated Programme (at Junior High 1 and 3 levels) will bypass the GCE ‘O’ Level and take the GCE ‘A’ Level examinations after their sixth year at NJC.

Students accepted into the NJC JC Program (at Senior High 1) must have completed their GCE ‘O’ Levels or equivalent examinations. Like all other students taking the JC path to the exam, they will sit the GCE ‘A’ Level examinations at the end of their second year at NJC.

Special Programmes

In addition to the conventional school curriculum, National Junior College offers several specialty programs. These programs get designed to pique students’ interest in academic and non-academic topics outside of their major.

Art Elective Programme

In 1985, National Junior College became the first school to offer the Art Elective Program (AEP), which allowed students in the art to improve their skills. The college also provides specialized facilities for students to explore various art media as part of this program. Students take art as a subject at both the Higher 2 and Higher 3 levels of the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level at the end of this program.

In 1987, the college was one of six colleges to pioneer the Singapore Ministry of Education’s Humanities Programme, encouraging students to pursue humanities studies at the pre-university level. Under the Language Elective Program, German was initially presented as a topic in a junior college in 1992.

Music Programme

Not to be confused with MEP, NJC has its Music Program (Music Elective Programme). It began in 2006 and now provides a 6-year program that culminates in an ‘A’ Level exam where students can take Music at the Higher 2 level. Students may, however, choose to abandon their studies after two or four years.

Science Training and Research (STaR) Programme

Students work with the college’s local and worldwide science research partners, such as A*STAR and KAIST’s Korea Science Academy, to perform their research. Senior High students can also engage in the NUS-A*STAR-NJC Science Research program work is evaluated by the National University of Singapore and counts as a Higher three credit in the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level examinations.

Enhanced Boarding Programme

The National Junior College’s boarding program began in 2009, coinciding with the boarding school’s opening. Students in this program spend somewhat less than one academic term (58 weeks) at the boarding school. During their stay, students participate in a variety of activities. Aesthetics, leadership development, and nocturnal adventures are examples of such programs. This curriculum gets mandatory for all Integrated Program students at the college since 2009.

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