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Jacob's Ladder

In recognition of another alumnus for his service to society and his love for St Andrew's School, we are calling the programme for our Normal Academic stream, The Jacob’s Ladder.

This programme has adapted the sound principles and effective programmes derived from the Marshall Plan for the N(A) stream students who have a wide range of abilities and an academic emphasis to meet the N(A) students' aspiration to go onto polytechnic education.

The curriculum incorporates authentic learning and alternative assessments which suit boys as they are tactile and experiential learners. Some assessments include the monitoring of the Kallang River water parameters in River Studies and The Write Stuff for English. Students also choose to complete 1 of the career oriented elective modules such DJ-ing, interior design, interactive website design and publishing as well as culinary skills. 

Adventure-based learning programmes such as camps aim to strengthen the students' social and emotional resilience to better cope with life changes and life skills taught during specialized group work are reinforced. Planning outdoor experiential programmes, an advanced elective module at Republic Polytechnic, is popular among the students. 

Lower secondary students participate at the annual SAPTA Carnival where students learn and raise funds through setting up of stalls and community projects with South East CDC eg: Walk for Rice.

Upper secondary students are involved in projects like Rehab, where students apply D&T subject knowledge to build ramps at patients' homes in collaboration with Tan Tock Seng Hospital. They also carry out overseas community involvement projects in Indonesia. Student also initiate activities such as Father & Son Fish and Bond competitions. Bowling competitions are also encouraged for development of leadership skills.