The Team





    If you’ve stumbled across this page, you’re probably either (a) someone already in ACS(I), (b) somebody coming into ACS(I), or (c) somebody interested in coming to ACS(I). In any case, we hope that the information on this site will be useful in learning more about this mythical creature we call IB.

    We’re a group of Year 6 and Year 7 seniors who realised that Year 5s far too often enter IB equipped with little knowledge of what to expect. We felt that there needed to be a way for juniors to learn about their seniors’ experiences so that they could build from them and to avoid making the same mistakes that we made. Hence, this site.

    On this site, you’ll find articles very kindly written by various seniors keen on sharing their stories with you. Hopefully, you’ll find the information here useful in making choices for your subject combination and EE, as well as in coping with IB in general.

    As you’ll read about in the articles on this site, IB can be either easy or hard depending on the way you approach it and what you expect it to be. While travelling this (sometimes perilous) IB journey, we hope that you’ll be able to pave your own path and find meaning in each stone laid along the way. In any case, whatever your journey may be, always remember that you’ll never be alone.

    If you have any questions, feel free to message our Facebook page here or go to!

    The Team

    Timothy Ong is currently in Year 6 studying Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics at Higher Level. He can be found playing FIFA whenever possible in between school work and CCA commitments. Apart from the aforementioned, he enjoys talking about a variety of issues, including the price of SAC food, random questions about life, and Arsenal FC’s transfer policy (or lack thereof). He looks forward to enlightening conversations and entertaining antics over the course of the year ahead

    Jonathan Ng (alias: Derpy) is a graduate of ACSI and is currently serving his term in National Service. He conceived Year-to-Year in 2014, and fortunately discovered that there were a few Y5s with the same vision as him. He took Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics Higher Level, and Spanish AB, L&L and B&M at Standard level. He was in the Primers and misses it terribly. He loves his plushies, and spending time with his friends, Batman, Community (the TV show), his church, carrot juice, sneezing loudly, mucking about in school at strange hours, making fun of people who waffle on about Calvinism, arguing with people on the internet. On a good day, he can indulge in all of them.

    Tanmay Shankar is currently in Year 6, taking Mathematics, Economics and English as Higher Level subjects. Apart from IB-ing, he spends his time taking photographs, watching Disney shows and pretending to have a social life. Despite being a vegetarian, he lives for food and spends a disproportionately large amount of money on frozen yogurt.

    Natalie Yeo is currently in Year 5, in 5.17 with fellow Year to Year admin Vernon! She was formerly a student of Methodist Girls’ School (MGS), before coming to ACS (Independent). At present, she very much enjoys her subject combination, History, Literature and Economics at Higher Level, despite its abbreviation as HEL. In her spare time, she can be found attempting to learn the ukulele and the triangle.

    Vernon Yian currently studies the HEL subjects in 5.17 and tries to do well in them. Besides Year-to-Year, his phone buzzes with deadline-driven YDS emails, secretarial slavery to his CT, and reminders for overdue library fines. In his free time, he can be found learning the guitar, reading good books, talking to great people, and planning when his next few free times are.

    Grace Yeo is currently in Year 6, studying History, Mathematics and Economics at Higher Level. Also formerly a student of MGS, she still occasionally refers to the SAC as the “canteen”. In her free time, she can be found looking up the best Chirashi-dons or Italian buffets in town, attempting crossword puzzles, or re-watching episodes of Madam Secretary and Masterchef.

    Joseph Chan is currently in 2.10. He thanks God to have had awesome schoolmates and teachers that have added colour to his school life. When not joining his class’ lively banter, he switches between marveling at the survivability of his long-suffering teachers, making the tough call between butter and lemon chicken rice at Wah Chee, and taking much-needed power naps.


    This is a student-run website. All content on this website comprising individual anecdotal accounts of school life by students and alumni in no way claims to represent the official viewpoint of the school. The information provided herein is accurate to the best of our knowledge. Verification from other sources (teachers, the COG Department) is highly recommended if you are in doubt as to the accuracy of the information on this website. We expressly disclaim liability for mistakes or errors found on the site. All articles reflect the opinions of the individual writers and not necessarily that of the Year to Year team. If you do find any of the content here to be factually incorrect or erroneous, please do notify us by leaving a comment or informing us at

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