Singapore is routinely ranked at or near the top, globally, in terms of their mathematical ability and boasts one of the most revered education systems in the world. As per the assessment scores issued by the OECD last year, Singapore came first, followed by Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. Managements around the world have followed these students to integrate elements of the Singapore model into their own. But what exactly makes this system or the students in it stand out from the rest of the world, especially the developed western nations?
Maths and science are fundamental subjects in Singapore, taught throughout primary and secondary school.By the time they are in middle school, most of them will have pretty much mastered these subjects.