Singapore is among the top 3 spots in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) global education ranking of 76 countries, based on 15-year-old students’ average scores in Mathematics and Science, and The Global Index of Cognitive Skills and Educational Attainment which compares the performance of 39 countries and 1 region (Hong Kong is used as a proxy for China due to the lack of test results at a national level) on 2 categories of education; cognitive skills and educational attainment.
Elements of the Singapore model is incorporated by the ministries of education in some countries into their own approach to teaching Mathematics and Science, including the UK which is adopting the style of teaching “Singapore Maths”, with up to £41m in funding over 4 years to train teachers and provide new textbooks.
Since its establishment in 1977, Singapore Asia Publishers Group (SAP Group) has been a leading publisher of academic content based on the curriculum set by the Ministry of Education, Singapore. It is headquartered in Singapore with offices in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the Philippines. Its current distribution network spans the globe to over 60 countries worldwide.
SAP Group has worked to maintain themselves as one of the authorised publishers, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Singapore, for the reproduction of past national examination papers for the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) and the Singapore-Cambridge GCE N / O / A Levels. To date, it has published thousands of series of textbooks, workbooks and assessment books for pre-school to pre-tertiary level syllabus under 5 main broad categories: English, Chinese, Mathematics, Sciences and Humanities.
Overseas Singapore Academy utilises academic content customised for relevance to specific localities produced by the SAP Group.