All Sixth Form students must follow a core course which includes a structured Lifeskills programme involving talks by guest speakers from both UK and global universities, basic first aid, finance and sex education.
- A Level students follow the Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) programme, take the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and an AS Level course
- IB students follow the Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) programme, and prepare an Extended Essay and take the Theory of Knowledge course.
Tanglin's CAS programme provides opportunities for independently managed, experiential learning beyond the academic curriculum. Students are required to plan, record, and reflect upon each CAS activity. Enjoyable and challenging, CAS is also intended to offer a balance to academic study. CAS is also designed to foster specific skills and outcomes that complement the Tanglin Learner Profile. Student reflections, during and after CAS activities, are tailored to a set of specific outcomes.
The EPQ for A Level Students is an in-depth piece of research which involves either producing an essay (5000 words) or a product and 1000 word report. Students also complete a production log and do a 20-30 minute presentation. The aims of the EPQ are to develop students skills in essential areas such as research, planning, analysis and evaluation. The development of these skills will help students with both their A Level studies and their future studies at university. The EPQ is equivalent to half an A Level, with an A* grade possible.
For IB students, the Extended Essay of approximately 4,000 words offers the opportunity for IB students to investigate a topic of special interest, usually related to one of the student's six subjects, and acquaints them with the independent research and writing skills expected at university. It is intended to promote high-level research and writing skills, intellectual discovery and creativity. Theory of Knowledge encourages critical thinking about knowledge itself and aims to help young people make sense of that they encounter. The course encourages students to share ideas with others and to listen and learn from what others think.