19 Aug 2019
The Singapore (Cambodia) International Academy (SCIA) has been appointed by the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) as an Overseas Examination Centre to conduct the Singapore International Primary School Examination (iPSLE) from 2020-2022. The iPSLE is the international version of Singapore's PSLE, and was introduced to allow overseas schools and students to benchmark their academic standards to Singapore's standards. The format, standards and testing requirements of the iPSLE are similar to Singapore’s PSLE.
The appointment by SEAB is a recognition of the rigour of the education that SCIA provides, as it is one of only two international schools in Cambodia to have this stamp of approval.
The journey to the appointment took SCIA about two years of preparation, which culminated in a site visit by the SEAB team in May 2019. The three-day visit included a review of the school’s assessment process and inspection of the facilities.
The SCIA management team (right) met up with the team from SEAB to talk about the academy’s strategic goals, governance process and resources.
As part of their assessment process, the SEAB team observed a lesson conducted at a Grade 4 class.
is a member of the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), and offers the Singapore brand of education with the aim to nurture future leaders in Cambodia. It is a pioneering effort by SIM to bring its expertise and experience in education and training to benefit emerging economies in the region. Set up in 2017, SCIA is a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education, offering the Cambridge (Primary, Lower Secondary, Upper Secondary, and Advanced) programmes for students aged 6 to 18 years.