2011 Meet the Parents Session - 1EXP (Year End)

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2011 Meet the Parents Session - 1EXP (Year End)

  1. 1. Secondary 1 Express Meet The Parents Session
  2. 2. End of Year Meet The Parents Session <ul><li>Impact of latest MOE Direction </li></ul><ul><li>Review of Sec 1 Programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary 1 Academic Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Syllabus Update: </li></ul><ul><li>1) English; </li></ul><ul><li>2) Mother Tongue; and </li></ul><ul><li>3) Design & Technology </li></ul><ul><li>4) Food & Nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Use of ICT for Teaching & Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Programmes for 2012 </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is next ?
  4. 4. .Reaffirming Fundamentals. Develop Students Holistically Provide Many Pathways for all to Progress PISA 2009: Science – 4 th PISA 2009: Reading – 5 th TIMSS 2007: P4 Science - 1 st PIRLS – 4 th Preserve High Standards Careful Implementation is Key Effective and Efficient PISA 2009: Mathematics – 2 nd TIMSS 2007: S2 Science - 1 st TIMSS 2007: P4 Math – 2 nd TIMSS 2007: S2 Math – 3 rd
  5. 5. <ul><li>Greater emphasis: </li></ul><ul><li>Student-Centricity </li></ul><ul><li>Developing whole person and citizen </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Enabling students: </li></ul><ul><li>Student-centric education </li></ul>Enhancing partnerships: Working with Parents and the Community Empowering schools and educators: School-based, teacher-led excellence
  7. 8. Aligning the Co-curriculum Academic Curriculum Co-curriculum Total Curriculum DOE 21CC Student Outcomes LEAPS Grading Confident person Self-directed learner Concerned citizen Active contributor
  8. 9. Approach to Design and Deliver the Co-Curriculum How Why Philosophy What 21 st Century Student Outcomes Confident person Self-directed learner Active contributor Concerned citizen Principles Programme Domains a) Provide breadth of experiences b) Ensure development and progression c) Provide challenge and enjoyment d) Promote social bonding and integration e) Consider available resources and safety CCA Programmes (UG, Sports, PA, C&S) Leadership Development Programmes Service to Community Programmes Enrichment and Lifeskills Programmes
  9. 10. Programme Domains <ul><li>CCA Programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Development of skills in a CCA of the student’s choice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sports & Games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uniformed Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performing Arts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clubs and Societies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student Leadership Development Programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Training, workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project-level (e.g. student-initiated projects) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class, Level, House, Student Council/Prefects, CCA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Service to Community Programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Community Involvement Programme activities </li></ul><ul><li>Service Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Joint activities with CDC, community organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Overseas Service Learning/CIP </li></ul><ul><li>Enrichment and Lifeskills Programmes </li></ul><ul><li>For breadth and overall balance </li></ul><ul><li>Enrichment activities </li></ul><ul><li>Lifeskills Programmes (e.g. Career Seminars, WEP) </li></ul><ul><li>Internationalisation programmes </li></ul>
  10. 11. End of Year Meet The Parents Session <ul><li>Review of Sec 1 Programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary 1 Academic Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Syllabus Update: </li></ul><ul><li>1) English; </li></ul><ul><li>2) Mother Tongue; and </li></ul><ul><li>3) Design & Technology </li></ul><ul><li>4) Food & Nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Use of ICT for Teaching & Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Programmes for 2012 </li></ul>
  11. 12. Review of Sec 1 Programmes <ul><li>Orientation Camp </li></ul><ul><li>Investiture </li></ul><ul><li>Student Leadership Training </li></ul><ul><li>E-Learning Week </li></ul><ul><li>iPW </li></ul>
  12. 13. Orientation Camp
  13. 14. CCA Exhibition
  14. 15. Student Leadership Training
  15. 16. Sec 1 Express Academic Performance <ul><li>% passes of Subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Mean Subject Grade (MSG) </li></ul>
  16. 17. Sec 1 Express (Overall Percentage Passes)
  17. 18. Sec 1 Express (Overall Percentage Passes)
  18. 19. Sec 1 Express (Overall Percentage Passes)
  19. 20. Sec 1 Express (Overall Performance)
  20. 21. Sec 1 Express (Overall Performance)
  21. 22. Sec 1 Express (Overall Performance)
  22. 23. End of Year Meet The Parents Session <ul><li>Syllabus Update: </li></ul><ul><li>English, Mother Tongue, Design & Technology & Food & Nutrition </li></ul>
  23. 24. <ul><li>What’s new? </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on oral communication </li></ul><ul><li>Use of grammar at text level </li></ul><ul><li>Development of writing skills </li></ul><ul><li>What have changed? </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching, Learning and Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>What’s good? </li></ul><ul><li>Systematic approach to teaching language skills </li></ul><ul><li>Using rich texts & a variety of language resources including digital technology </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciating the language beyond the classroom </li></ul>A Strong Foundation & Rich Language For All
  24. 26. How it affects the current Secondary Students All the current secondary students have been introduced to the new English Language 2010 Syllabus this year.
  25. 27. Syllabus Aims <ul><li>Secondary pupils will be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Listen, read & view critically and with accuracy, understanding & appreciation, a wide range of printed and non-printed texts. </li></ul><ul><li>Speak, write & represent in Standard English fluently & appropriately to suit different contexts & audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand & use Standard English grammar & vocabulary accurately and appropriately. </li></ul>
  26. 28. The EL Curriculum will be enriched through: <ul><li>Use of a variety of print & non-print resources </li></ul><ul><li>Exposing pupils to a wide variety of rich texts </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of extensive reading & viewing </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging in sustained, authentic & creative writing & representation of texts </li></ul><ul><li>Producing a variety of multimodal texts to represent ideas effectively & with impact </li></ul>
  27. 30. GCE O & GCE NA Levels <ul><li>The formats & total number of papers for both O-Level & NA Level exams are the same. </li></ul><ul><li>The differences will be on the lengths of the texts & their difficulty levels . </li></ul><ul><li>There will be greater emphasis placed on the </li></ul><ul><li>use of visual stimulus , spoken language and knowledge of grammar in the various exam items. </li></ul><ul><li>The key changes in the requirements are highlighted in pink in the formats shown in the following pages. </li></ul>
  28. 33. New Examination Format (starting in 2013) Affecting Current Sec 1Express~3Express 1128 English Language O Level (2013) PAPER 1 : Writing - 70 marks / 35% Section A – Editing (10m) Identify & edit grammatical errors in a short text Section B – Situation Writing (30m) Write 250-350 words on a given situation which will involve viewing a visual text Section C – Continuous Writing (30m) Write 350-500 words on 1 out of 4 topics set PAPER 2: Comprehension - 50 marks / 35% Section A - Respond to Qs based on Text 1, a visual text (5m) Section B – Respond to Qs based on Text 2, a narrative or a recount (20m) Section C – Respond to Qs based on Text 3, a non-narrative & write 80-word summary (25m) PAPER 3: Listening – 30 marks / 10% SECTION A – Respond to a variety of listening tasks based on a number of audio recordings which pupils will hear TWICE(24m) SECTION B – Listen to an audio recording ONCE & do a simple note-taking exercise (6m) PAPER 4: Oral Communication – 30 marks / 20% Part 1: Reading Aloud – Read aloud a short text (10m) Part 2: Spoken Interaction – Discuss on a topic based on a visual stimulus
  29. 34. <ul><li>What is new? </li></ul><ul><li>1 Use of proficiency descriptors to guide teaching and testing </li></ul><ul><li>2 Emphasis on interactive communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>What will change? </li></ul><ul><li>1 Teaching, learning and exams </li></ul><ul><li>How is this better? </li></ul><ul><li>1 Foster interactive communication </li></ul><ul><li>2 Enhance motivation and relevance </li></ul><ul><li>3 Greater support for MTL learning and usage </li></ul>2010 Mother Tongue Review Nurturing Active Learners and Proficient User
  30. 35. All the current Sec 1 pupils have been introduced to the new syllabus this year.
  31. 36. <ul><li>To create conducive MTL environment </li></ul><ul><li>- $45 million for schools and MTL Promotion Committees in next 5 years </li></ul>Schools MTL Promotion Committees MTL Fortnights • Extend learning outside class and beyond school • Harness expertise of parents and community More MTL enrichment • Language camps • Immersion trips • Reading programmes Work with schools during MTL Fortnights • Rally community organisations’ support - Develop more learning resources - Engage and support parents - Explore TV programmes for children
  32. 37. New Examination Format for Chinese Language ( wef 2012) GCE O LEVEL EXAMINATION Paper 1 : 60 mark/30% Section A – Email Writing (20 mark/10%) at least 150 words Section B – Essay (40 mark/20%) at least 300 words Paper 2: 70 mark/35% Section A – Cloze Passage (10 mark/5%) (10 MCQs) Section B – Comprehension (20 mark/10%) (10 MCQs) Section C – Comprehension (40 mark/20%) (10 Questions) Paper 3: 50 mark/35% Oral: Section A – Reading (10 mark/5%) Section B – Picture Discussion (20 mark/10%) Section C – Conversation (20 mark/10%) Listening Comprehension: 10 Questions (20 mark/10%)
  33. 38. New Examination Format for Malay Language (wef 2012) GCE O LEVEL EXAMINATION Paper 1 : 60 mark/30% Section A – Email Writing (20 mark/10%) at least 120 words Section B – Essay (40 mark/20%) at least 240 words Paper 2: 70 mark/35% Section A – Fill in the Blank (10 mark) (5 Questions) Proverbs & Idioms (10 mark) (5 MCQs) Cloze Passage (10 mark) (5 MCQs) Comprehension (10 mark) (5 MCQs) Section B – Comprehension (30 mark) (Open Ended Questions) Paper 3: 50 mark/35% Oral: Section A – Reading (10 mark/5%) Section B – Picture Discussion (20 mark/10%) Section C – Conversation (20 mark/10%) Listening Comprehension: 10 Questions (20 mark/10%)
  34. 39. New Examination Format for Chinese Language (wef 2012) GCE N LEVEL EXAMINATION Paper 1 : 60 mark/30% Section A – Email Writing (20 mark/10%) at least 120 words Section B – Essay (40 mark/20%) at least 240 words Paper 2: 60 mark/30% Section A - Cloze Passage (10 mark/5%) (10 MCQs) Section B – Comprehension (20 mark/10%) (10 MCQs) Section C – Comprehension (40 mark/20%) (8 Questions) Paper 3 : 80 mark/40% Oral: Section A – Reading (20 mark/10%) Section B – Picture Discussion (20 mark/10%) Section C – Conversation (20 mark/10%) Listening Comprehension: 10 Questions (20 mark/10%)
  35. 40. New Examination Format for Malay Language (wef 2012) GCE N LEVEL EXAMINATION Paper 1 : 60 mark/30% Section A – Email Writing (20 mark/10%) at least 100 words Section B – Essay (40 mark/20%) at least 200 words Paper 2: 60 mark/30% Section A - Fill in the blank (10 mark) (5 Questions) Proverbs & Idioms (5 mark) (5 MCQs) Cloze Passage (5 mark) (5 MCQs) Comprehension (10 mark) (5 MCQs) Section B – Comprehension (30 mark) (8 Open ended questions) Paper 3 : 80 mark/40% Oral: Section A – Reading (20 mark/10%) Section B – Picture Discussion (20 mark/10%) Section C – Conversation(20 mark/10%) Listening Comprehension: 10 Questions (20 mark/10%)
  36. 41. Design & Technology The Design & Technology (D&T) syllabus is designed to engage pupils in designing and prototyping ideas that involves basic technology. Aims: To enable pupils to develop creative, critical and reflective thinking through the design process.
  37. 42. Changes in Assessment Domain GCE ‘O’ LEVEL D&T 2013 Assessment Domain Paper A Understanding Design Process B Design Thinking Skills C Manipulative Skills Total 1 Written Paper OLD 10% 20% - 30% NEW - 20% 10% 2 Design Project OLD 20% 30% 20% 70% NEW 20% 20% 30% Overall OLD 30% NEW 20% OLD 50% NEW 40% OLD 20% NEW 40% 100%
  38. 43. Design & Technology <ul><li>Emphasis is now on Design Thinking Skills </li></ul><ul><li>and Manipulative Skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Before: </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis is on finishes e.g. polishing etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Now: </li></ul><ul><li>More attention in exploring, resolving & refining ideas for the development of prototype. </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis is on attention to all details of functionality . </li></ul>
  39. 44. Food & Nutrition Changes in GCE ‘O’ Level F&N Coursework 2013 <ul><li>F&N coursework carries 60% of the entire </li></ul><ul><li>GCE ‘O’ Level paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Before: </li></ul><ul><li>Part A (42%) – Focus on the analysis of task, developing, planning, interpreting evidence & evaluating outcomes. </li></ul><ul><li>Part B (18%) – Emphasis in food based experiment. </li></ul><ul><li>Now: </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils are expected to incorporate the food based experiment (Part B) into their main coursework paper (Part A). Total weighting for Part A: 60%. Pupils will now have one coursework to complete. </li></ul>
  40. 45. <ul><li>Before: </li></ul><ul><li>Paper 1 (Written Paper) – 40% </li></ul><ul><li>(total mark of paper is 40 for a 1h30min duration) </li></ul><ul><li>Paper 2 (Coursework) – 60% </li></ul><ul><li>Now: </li></ul><ul><li>Paper 1 (Written Paper) – 40% </li></ul><ul><li>(total mark for paper is now 80 for 1h30min duration) </li></ul><ul><li>Paper 2 (Coursework) – 60% (unchange) </li></ul>Food & Nutrition Changes in GCE ‘N’ Level F&N Coursework 2013
  41. 46. End of Year Meet The Parents Session <ul><li>Use of ICT for Teaching & Learning </li></ul>
  42. 47. Teaching & Learning Lab <ul><li>Equipped with latest technology to encourage Action Research & Lesson Study </li></ul><ul><li>Enable Video Conferencing within and beyond school campus </li></ul>
  43. 48. MOE Pilot Project Virtual World Exploring Innovative Teaching and Learning Strategies in a Virtual World Environment A joint study on how learning can be made more meaning to students through the use of online 3E immersive virtual learning environments Teachers worked closely with ETD and NIE Researchers to fine-tune pedagogical models and implementation strategies in the use of virtual environment for teaching and learning. Sec 1 Geography students explored about Rivers and Map Reading Sec 2 CL students explored 2 topics on HDB Estates and Oil Spill in designated virtual islands.
  44. 49. LIFE@Damai Sec Mobile Learning Trail <ul><li>Interactive mobile trail designed by 80 students within the school campus and Bedok Reservoir </li></ul><ul><li>develop leadership skills among students through E4 Approach E xposing, E ncouraging, E ducating and E mpowering </li></ul>L earn, I nnovate, F ind out & E xperience
  45. 50. Programmes for 2012 <ul><li>Sec 2 Overseas Camp </li></ul><ul><li>Student Leadership Training </li></ul><ul><li>E-Learning Week </li></ul><ul><li>iPW </li></ul><ul><li>Sec 2 Streaming </li></ul>
  46. 51. Our Children. Our Purpose. Our Future
  47. 52. Thank you Question & Answer

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