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Information & Communications Technology
To leverage on technology
- To encourage self-directed learning and student-initiated projects in the various subjects
- For effective teaching and learning to enhance and deepen learning through active participation, collaboration with peers and the creation of new knowledge through the discussions
- More customised and targeted monitoring of student learning and to provide more personalized feedback
- the development of 21st century competencies in students and staff
- the professional development of teachers
Computer Applications (CPA)
(Upper and Lower Secondary Normal-Technical Course)
CPA enables students
- To acquire skills in using a variety of application software and associated computer hardware, to accomplish tasks, develop an awareness of how computing technology is used in the home and society.
- The course covers the use of a wide range of application software such as document processing, spreadsheet, presentations, graphics and animation.
- Selected animations produced by Sec 2 and 3 students during their lessons on coding may be submitted for competitions at inter-school level.CPA enables students
Elements of Business Skills (EBS)
(Upper Secondary Normal-Technical Course)
EBS enables students to develop basic understanding of
- business activities, basic marketing concepts and customer relations skills in the travel and tourism, hospitality and retail industries
At the end of the Sec 3 syllabus, students are brought to retail areas in Singapore such as the Resorts World Sentosa, Universal Studios, the Alive Museum as well as neighbourhood retails stores to understand how the concepts of marketing, retail and customer service studied are applied in real businesses.
General Music Programme
The GMP offered to lower secondary students provides opportunities for students to listen, sing, play and express themselves musically. The objectives of the GMP are:
- to develop an awareness and appreciation of music in local and global cultures
- to develop the ability for creative expression and communication through music
- to provide the basis to develop an informed and life-long involvement in music.
With guidance from the music teachers, students will learn to listen, watch, imitate, create sounds and actions, and eventually, demonstrate their creativity in being able to compose, improvise and perform individually and collaboratively.
In addition, all lower secondary students will learn the basic skills of playing and creating music using the keyboard, individually as well as in a mini-ensemble.
By the time the students complete their secondary school education, they should have acquired the minimum competencies in cyber-wellness, info-literacy, office applications, collaborative online applications, basic video-editing and basic programming.
All Sec 1 and 2 students will attend weekly ICT lessons where they will learn and apply relevant ICT skills to source accurately for information, collaborate with their peers online, use basic online/ offline office applications, basic programming concepts and online apps they could use to present their digital artefacts, when necessary.
Lessons will be held in the school’s computer labs during curriculum hours.
Singapore Student Learning Space (SLS)
As part of its commitment to nurturing future-ready learners, the Ministry of Education had announced that all students in Singapore schools will be supported in their learning by the Singapore Student Learning Space (SLS), an online learning platform that contains curriculum-aligned resources and learning tools.
With the SLS, students will be able to learn better through the use of technology. Students will be able to learn anytime, anywhere, and at their own pace, whether independently or with their peers.
Updated: 28 Sept 2020