Singapore 15-year-old Students Ranked Top in Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)
Our 15-year old students have once again emerged no. 1 for mathematics, science and reading in The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). This prestigious triennial benchmarking assessment has become increasingly influential on policymakers who see their countries and their policies being measured against these global school league tables.*
Time and again, Marshall Cavendish Education has proven that the holistic approach to learning has transformed education, producing top student achievers and gaining international recognition with consistent top performance in both TIMSS and PISA.
*source: Straits Times & BBC News
Launch of Brainy Arkies
Brainy Arkies is a novel education resource to supplement learning for primary school pupils.
It integrates automated adaptive testing and personalised learning with edutainment to produce the best learning outcome for users. It features separate child and parent modes, with the latter providing parents with options to be involved in their child's learning progress.
The launch of Brainy Arkies was held over 4 days (10 – 13 Nov 2016) at Happy Sparks, a fun-filled extravaganza with educational activities for the whole family.
Brainy Arkies is available for download from
Singapore Students Rank Tops for Maths and Science in TIMSS 2015
Our Primary 4 pupils and Secondary 2 students in Singapore rank tops in Mathematics and Science, according to the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), a widely recognised achievement test by policymakers and educators worldwide.
The TIMSS 2015 result, released on 29 November 2016, has once again proven the effectiveness of our holistic learning approach and the quality of our educational solutions in producing top student achievers.
Collaboration with IDA and Knewton in the first Adaptive Learning Solution
In the first ever collaboration from the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore and Knewton, a leading U.S adaptive learning technology provider, Marshall Cavendish Education was able to successfully roll out the first-of-its-kind adaptive Mathematics learning solution in Singapore.
With Knewton providing the analytics engine to power the learning solution, and integrating with Marshall Cavendish Education's quality resources, the programme was piloted in various local primary schools across Singapore. As part of the Infocomm Media 2025 Masterplan, IDA supported the pilot project which was officially launched in the beginning of 2016.
Partnership with Oxford University Press and Reach into the UK
In 2014, Marshall Cavendish Education launched Inspire Maths for UK schools, a programme adapted from Singapore's leading Maths programme. By 2015, teachers in the UK were able to testify to the programme's rigour and effectiveness, with proven results for improved learning experiences and increased student engagement.
Limelight on the Global Stage
Singapore continued to shine on the global stage for its exceptional student and teacher quality, and Marshall Cavendish Education is proud to be a part of this journey to success. In May 2015, BBC shone the spotlight on Singapore as it topped the global school rankings in an OECD report, highlighting the quality of the education system and its near miraculous transformation since the 1960s. Later that same year, in October, CNN published another article, calling the nation's students "the smartest kids in the world", this time citing the quality of teachers and our creative use of knowledge.