Esteemed Singapore School Teaching the Global Assessment Certificate® (GAC) Program

Singapore’s highly respected YMCA School has commenced teaching the Global Assessment Certificate® (GAC) program to its domestic and international students.

Established in 1913, YMCA School is an academically selective, not-for-profit school with students from a broad diversity of cultural and economic backgrounds. It is run with the philosophies and principles of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) and it has evolved through the years to offer two international programs: the Global Assessment Certificate and the General Certificate of Education (GCE) A Levels.

Eighty-three students commenced the GAC this April and are completing the program in conjunction with the GCE A Level program. This is the first time that the GAC has been taught in conjunction with another international program—giving students two international graduate outcomes with which to pursue their university options.

“We are very pleased to be able to prepare our students for tertiary study with the GAC,” said Edmund Kwan, YMCA School Principal. “Its pedagogical elements and western methodologies are great tools for students to develop their fullest academic potential. Many students want to be equipped for study at universities around the world, and the western benchmark that is the ACT Assessment® is a very appealing feature of the program for their parents.”

The school attracts professional teaching staff of the highest caliber. “YMCA staff have been exceptionally impressed with both the product training delivered by ACT Education Solutions staff and the Quality Assurance processes of the GAC,” said Mr. Kwan.

YMCA School will have two student intakes a year, scheduled so that graduations correspond to university intakes in the key university destination countries, including Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Thirty students are preparing to commence the GAC in July and are presently enrolled in the English Proficiency Program (EPP).

For more information see the YMCA School website.