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Science

Foundation and Mastery for Excellence (F.A.M.E!)

Our Science department adopts the framework of F.A.M.E.! which aims to inculcate the spirit of scientific inquiry in our students.
 
Lower Secondary
These years are geared towards:
  • Exploring Science as a field of study
  • Developing Passion for Science
To achieve these objectives, F.A.M.E.! focuses on designing curriculum and enrichment programmes that will teach:
  • Scientific knowledge
  • Application skills
  • Basic scientific processes
  • Basic critical thinking skills

Upper Secondary
These years are geared towards:
  • Consolidation of scientific knowledge
  • Passion for specific fields of study in science (including engineering)
To achieve these objectives, F.A.M.E.! strengthens your son’s lower secondary foundation by:
  • Deepening control of scientific process
  • Application of critical thinking skills
This will help our boys obtain mastery in the pursuit of excellence in Science

Upper Sec Science

We offer Biology (SPA), Chemistry(SPA), Physics(SPA), Science(Physics/Chemistry) and Science for students from the Express, Normal (Academic) and Normal (Technical) streams.

Special Programmes

Our Special Science programmes are targeted at two specific groups of students viz.:

    • Secondary 1
    • Secondary 2
and aim to develop self-directed learners and inculcate in them the spirit of scientific inquiry.

Secondary 1 students will take part in our River Studies Project where they apply scientific knowledge and concepts in their study of the Kallang River from its source to its end with special focus on monitoring water quality and the river’s ecosystem.

Secondary 2 students will take part in The Young Scientist Programme (TYSP). Through an investigative project, our students learn to test a hypothesis by applying the Elements of Thought and Engineering Design Process throughout the project cycle. In addition, they learn to apply the Intellectual Standards of Critical thinking to evaluate their thinking.

Competition

Some of the competitions our students take part in

    1. National Science challenge
    2. Junior Chemistry Olympiad
    3. NSW Science Competition
    4. Ignite competition


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