FAQ on Victoria-Cedar Alliance Integrated Programme (VCA IP)
What will be the distinctive features of the Victoria School (VS) / Cedar
Girls’ Secondary School (CGSS) / Victoria Junior College (VJC) partnership?
All three schools have a rich school culture and a vibrant
school spirit. They have outstanding track records in the academic arena.
Their teachers have implemented school-based curriculum innovation to
enrich the teaching and learning of their students. With this partnership,
the two secondary schools will draw from their expertise in the delivery
of the ‘O’ level programme while VJC will share its expertise in developing
students of higher ability. The 4-year Victoria Integrated Programme (VIP)
in VJC has been successful and produced excellent outcomes. You can therefore
expect the partnership amongst the three schools to produce a programme
that encapsulates the best features of each institution.
In the non-academic arena, the integrated programme students in CGSS and
VS will experience the ethos and privilege of an all girls and all boys
education respectively and at the same time, they will also participate
in joint programmes. In addition, the students will enjoy the full range
of co-curricular programmes such as sports, performing arts, uniformed
groups and student leadership development programmes.
Integrated programme students at VJC have given feedback that they enjoyed
the learning approach which has allowed them to stretch their intellectual
potential, while equipping them for self-directed learning. In fact, Chow
Yi Ling, one of CGSS students who joined the VIP, has blossomed and has
just received the President’s Scholarship. Other examples include Teh
Yi Ying who was a prefect at CGSS, and proceeded to VIP in 2009. She has
won the MOE Humanities Scholarship, and is now a Peer Support Leader at
VJC. Rishvinder Singh, a Secondary 2 class monitor from VS who is currently
in VIP, has won numerous awards namely the MOE Pre-University Scholarship,
A*STAR JC Science Award, DSTA JC Scholarship, DSTA YDSP Academic Award
for Mathematics, and presently serves as the Chairman of VJC Drama Club.
The VS/CGSS/VJC partnership aims to extend these opportunities and expand
the scope for development to even more students.
child is in Secondary 2 this year. Can he/she join the integrated programme
currently offered by VJC?
Application to theVIP Class of 2012 is now closed and we no
longer accept fresh applications.
child is in Secondary 1 this year. Can he/she join the integrated programme
currently offered by VJC?
Current Secondary 1 students (from any Secondary Schools)
can apply to Victoria School or Cedar Girls' Secondary School for the
integrated programme in 2012 but places are limited. If successful, he/she
will be part of the integrated programme in Victoria School or Cedar Girls'
Secondary School from 2013 to 2014 before coming to VJC in 2015.
child is in Primary 6 this year. If he/she wants to join the integrated
programme currently offered by VJC, does he/she have to join VS/CGSS next
If your child is in Primary 6 now, he/she should apply
to the integrated programme at VS/CGSS this year. If successful, he/she
will be part of the integrated programme in 2012 leading to the ‘A’ level
examination in VJC in 2016/17.
child is in Primary 6 this year. If he/she does not go to VS/CGSS in 2012,
will he/she still have the chance to join the integrated programme offered
by VS/CGSS/VJC when he/she is Sec 3?
VS/CGSS is open to accepting eligible applicants for the integrated
programme at the end of Sec 2 but places are limited.
are the selection criteria for the integrated programme offered by VS/CGSS/VJC?
The details are still being finalised. We will publicly
announce the details once they are available. You may like to attend the
open house of Victoria School and Cedar Girls' Secondary School on 28th
What does "dual track" mean? How does
it affect me?
Together with VJC, VS and CGSS will offer the integrated programme
leading to the ‘A’ level examination. At the same time, the ‘O’ level
programme will continue at VS and CGSS. From 2012 onwards, subject to
selection, Secondary 1 students at VS and CGSS can choose to offer either
We will monitor the progress and performance of the integrated programme
students. Integrated programme students who find the ‘O’ level track more
suitable for them will be able to make lateral transfers to the ‘O’ level
For non-integrated programme students who are late bloomers and have demonstrated
the appropriate attributes, they will have the opportunity to join the
integrated programme track.