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Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL INFORMATION

1. What are the operating hours of the General Office?
Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. excluding weekends and public holidays

2. Where is the school located?
Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) is located at 60 Barker Road. It is in the same campus as the Anglo-Chinese School (Primary), the Barker Road Methodist Church and Oldham Hall.

ADMISSIONS

1. Is ACS(BR) the same as ACS(I)?
ACS(BR) and ACS(I) are two separate schools that form part of the six units of the ACS Family of Schools. ACS (Barker Road) is a full government-aided school while ACS (Independent) is an independent school under the Ministry of Education.

2. How can my son or ward gain admission into Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road)?
Primary 6 students who have sat for the PSLE, met the cut-off point for that year of admission, and have selected ACS(BR) as one of their options may be posted to ACS(BR) if there are vacancies available in the school.

More information about the Sec 1 posting exercise can be found at the MOE website.

3. Can students who are not from ACS(P) and ACS(J) gain admission into Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road)?
Students who meet the cut-off criterion can gain admission to ACS(BR) if there are vacancies available in the school.

Academic Programme

1.    What is the 1:1 programme?
At ACS(BR), we believe that the affordances of ICT can enhance the learning experiences for our students. Through the effective use of technology, our students can learn to be self-directed and collaborative learners in the 21st century world. To facilitate this, all students are required to purchase a chromebook, so that the ratio of a learning device to the number of students is 1:1.

2.    What is a chromebook? Must all students purchase a chromebook?
A chromebook is a computing device running Chrome OS as its operating system. The chromebook is designed to be used primarily while connected to the internet, with most of its applications and data residing online. 

Every student is required to purchase a chromebook as this learning device will enhance their learning experience during their them 4/5 years here in ACS(BR). Students who may require financial assistance can loan a chromebook from the school instead of purchasing it.