Main Programmes

Secondary IP Programmes

Upper Secondary

General Paper Foundation

Acquire the lenses to comprehend current issues and the knowledge to employ them appropriately to form strong and persuasive arguments for essay writing.
Develop the techniques to close read passages and to answer comprehension questions accurately.

Main Challenges


AQ is part of A level comprehension, a component which most students struggle with. Furthermore, not all IP schools teach students AQ in secondary school. To prepare students for A levels and their varied AQs in school, students are taught to tackle AQ in advance.


Students often misinterpret their essay questions and lose focus in their writing. They are unable to come up with succinct topic sentences that addresses the essay question. The problem of misinterpretation partly stems from the lack of essay writing practice.


In secondary school, students often rely on their language to pull up their marks. However, with a change in essay content-language mark ratios in JC, students will find it even harder to score due to a lack of content. It is important to start early in their preparation for A levels.


Current affairs is the gospel of GP. Students require more concrete evidence in upper sec, where anecdotal evidence is no longer accepted. GP requires sufficient current affairs about the world as well as Singapore, ranging from politics to science and technology. Sadly, many students are not proactive in keeping abreast with current affairs. Even if they read cursorily, many have difficulties distilling the significance of the current affairs relevant to Argumentative essays.


Your sentence structure and choice of words affect the fluency of your writing.

Indigo PedagogyTM

A-Level Through Train Curriculum

An academically aligned curriculum woven to connect the dots of education, ensuring that students thrive in the present and laying the essential foundation for A-Level success.

Unique dual teaching system 

Designed to enrich the learning experience with different perspectives and styles, each lesson is taught by two specialised GP teachers focusing on Paper 1 & 2.

Comprehensive Coverage

Encounter different topics, engage with different types of questions, and practise different techniques on a regular basis with us to master the most challenging components of the A-Level examination.

A Structured Approach To An Abstract Subject

Contrary to popular thinking, GP can and should be conscientiously studied. Draw on Indigo’s tried-and- tested answering, planning, thinking, and writing skills and structures and develop the ability to apply what you know about the world to what is asked of you in GP exams.
We focus on teaching students critical thinking skills instead of teaching students to memorise model essays. Learn to apply Indigo's trademarked critical thinking structures and develop the ability to see the link between your in-depth knowledge about the world and address your arguments effectively in the GP examinations.

Quality Study Materials

Essays: Quality And Quantity

Exposure to you to as many topics, as many types of questions, and as many tricks and twists as possible.
Bring home excellent model essays that double up as revision notes and demonstrate ways to improve linguistic expression.

Comprehension: Conciseness and Consistency

Challenge yourself with our curated set of short questions, summary and application questions that train key answering techniques.

Current Affairs: Clarity And Complexity

A consolidated range of contemporary events for you to form an opinion on, clarify and contextualise advanced concepts, issues, and themes for you to draw on in the future. ​ ​ Put your newly-acquired ideas and insights into use with the list of relevant exam questions provided.

Robust out of class support 

Ala-carte Essay Marking Online Service

Get personalise feedback on your essay writing and watch your grades soar from practice by practice! Submit your essays for marking and gain a better understanding of your performance in accordance to the A-Level marking rubrics.

Termly Assessment and Feedback

Receive feedback on progress through termly assessments.

Complimentary Consultation Service

Book a consultation to clarify your doubts without waiting for the next in-class session.​

Lesson Coverage


Acquire the lenses to comprehend current issues and the knowledge to employ them appropriately to form strong and persuasive arguments for essay writing. ​ ​ Develop the techniques to closely read passages and to answer comprehension questions accurately.​

Secondary 3

Learn to grasp effective approaches to issues that concern them as youths, justifying their arguments with up-to-date current affairs. Acquire the competency to answer general value questions.

Secondary 4

Learn to grapple with broader issues at the societal level and understand the interplay and dynamics between the individual and the community. Acquire the skills to tackle more complex question types that involve comparison and addressing specific keywords.

Structured and Focused Lessons

Waste no time in research based group discussions (often conducted in school), every minute of in-class time is meaningfully spent.  Learn to apply Indigo’s trademarked critical thinking structures for essay writing and application techniques instead of memorising model essays! Harness your knowledge of current affairs to your advantage and master essential skills for Short Questions, Summary and Application Questions!

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What Indigo students say

The frameworks and acronyms that Indigo taught me have helped me to generate ideas effectively even when facing unfamiliar and novel questions. Distinguishing the question types using the VIPERCJ model has also improved my question analysis skills, allowing me to target key terms and answer the question. In addition, model essays and current affairs notes have provided me with salient examples to use in essays. Furthermore, regular comprehension and summary practice, especially with past A level papers, has enabled me to hone my skills in timed conditions.

Yuan Haoer
RGS/ RI J2 Distinction for GP
Joined INDIGO English since Sec 1 IP

The answering techniques and real-world examples learned in Indigo have strengthened my essay arguments, making them more compelling and concrete! My tutor’s guidance and patience has helped me to develop a strong foundation towards tackling essay questions and creating effective outlines!

Vienna Ong
JC 2 2022 Economics Student

I wasn’t coping well and and got a U for my J1 Chemistry Promotional Exams. My tutor explained difficult concepts from scratch and debunked the common misconceptions students have. Even if it took him multiple attempts to explain difficult concepts, he was willing to do so. I am grateful that I eventually got an A for Chemistry at the A-level examinations.

Josiah Ang, HCI
Distinction for Chemistry

Indigo has prepared me well to tackle the weirdest and unconventional of questions with a measured approach.
Indigo has imparted many invaluable skills for my GP studies. Throughout my 5 years in Indigo, not only was I taught various answering techniques to conquer Paper 2, I was also exposed to a wide range of topics, all the way from politics to interesting topics like architecture. Indigo has also helped me keep up with the relevant current affairs, keeping me afloat on the happenings of today, while offering new and novel perspective to these issues. All these certainly played a crucial role in allowing me to eventually ace the papers!

Joon Kew Cheng, HCI
Indigo JC 2 2022 GP Student
Joined Indigo since Sec 2 IP

My tutors has helped me improved my mathematics by always guiding me and making sure I understand my mistakes. The lessons are interesting and we were taught tips and tricks to tackle every question

Ignatius Chia
Nan Hua High School, Catholic Junior College
Distinction for Mathematics Indigo JC 2022

Switching to Indigo Chemistry was definitely one if the best choices I made in JC. My tutor can break down complex concepts down to details we can understand. The notes provided are top notch and objective, being very exam centric and covering many commonly asked questions as well as commonly misunderstood concepts. I have never gotten higher than a C in my school exams, but I got an A in A level.
Through my tutor’s explanations as well as the amazing GP notes, I was able to score an A in GP (I have never gotten above a B). The indigo GP notes — although long— are actually filled with great case studies and evaluations. The current affairs section also enhances our general knowledge — important for the mastery of the GP.

Dylon Koh, DHS
Distinction for Chemistry and GP
Indigo JC 2022


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