SOTA: School of the Arts Singapore
FOUNDATION YEARS
(Years 1 & 2)
  • English Language and Critical Thinking
  • Literature in English
  • Mother Tongue Languages
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Coordinated Science
  • Mathematics
  • Arts: Dance, Literary Arts, Music, Theatre, or Visual Arts
  • Integrated Arts
  • Media Education
  • Experiential Education
  • Character and Citizenship Education
INTERMEDIATE YEARS
Year 3 Year 4
  • English Language and Critical Thinking
  • Literature in English
  • Mother Tongue Languages (Standard or Higher Level+)
  • Geography or History
  • Biology, Chemistry, or Physics*
  • Mathematics
  • Arts: Dance, Literary Arts, Music, Theatre, or Visual Arts
  • Service, Action in Community
  • Experiential Education
  • Character and Citizenship Education
  • Arts Plus# (optional)
+ Only for Chinese Language
* Student may opt to do one or two subjects. Once decided, they are to commit to taking these subjects throughout Years 3 & 4.
+ Only with specific subject combinations
  • English Language and Critical Thinking
  • Literature in English
  • Mother Tongue Languages (Foundation*, Standard or Higher Level+)
  • Geography or History
  • Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
  • Mathematics or Accelerated Mathematics
  • Arts: Dance, Literary Arts, Music, Theatre, or Visual Arts
  • Local/Overseas Service Learning
  • Experiential Education
  • Character and Citizenship Education
  • Arts Plus (optional)
* Foundation Languages (Chinese or Malay) is offered as an enrichment subject and only applicable to students who are exempted from Mother Tongue or offered Mother Tongue in lieu. As enrichment subjects, they do not count towards the promotion criteria.
+ Only for Chinese Language
IB Years
(Years 5 & 6)
IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) IB Career-related Programme (IBCP)
The IBDP requires a student to offer the Diploma Core Subjects, three subjects at Higher Level that include the Arts, and three subjects at Standard Level.

Core
  • Theory of Knowledge
  • Extended Essay
  • Creativity, Activity, Service

Studies in Language and Literature
  • Literature in English, Language and Literature, or Literature and Performance#

Language Acquisition
  • Language B: Chinese, Anticipated Chinese+, Malay#, Hindi#, or Tamil#, or Language Ab Initio: Chinese#, Spanish@, or French@

Individuals and Societies
  • Economics, Geography, History, or Social and Cultural Anthropology

Sciences
  • Biology, Chemistry, or Physics

Mathematics
  • Mathematics: applications and interpretation, or Mathematics: analysis and approaches

The Arts
  • Dance, Film, Music, Theatre, or Visual Arts
+ One year course
# Offered at Standard Level only
@ Online course only
The IBCP requires a student to offer the IBCP Core Subjects, the Career-related Study, and two* Diploma Subjects of which one must be the Arts at Higher Level, and the other in Language Acquisition**.

Core
  • Personal and Professional Skills
  • Service Learning
  • Language Development
  • Reflective Project

Career-related Studies
  • Dance, Music, Theatre, or Visual Arts

Language Acquisition
  • Language B: Chinese, Anticipated Chinese+, Malay#, Hindi#, or Tamil#, or Language Ab Initio: Chinese#, Spanish@, or French@

Individuals and Societies
  • Economics, Geography, History, or Social and Cultural Anthropology

The Arts
  • Dance, Film, Music, Theatre, or Visual Arts
* Students may take an optional 3rd DP subject from Individuals and Societies
** Students exempted from Mother Tongue Languages will choose the 2nd compulsory subject from Language Acquisition
+ One year course
# Offered at Standard Level only
@ Online course only