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  • YM talk – academic matters, programmes, support from school HOD PE/CCA talk P’s talk – round up, answer common questions Time to interact with FTs & subject trs Take opportunity to ask questions (KPs will be around)
  • 1 year = 2 semesters Each semester: one continual assessment mark one semesteral assessment mark – written exam for core subjects Higher weightage (EX and NA) for SA2, where we assess whole year’s learning
  • Pure Chemistry and Pure Physics OR Science (Physics / Chemistry)
  • The key programmes for the Sec 2s include the EL fiesta which will be held over two days in April. It is a platform to showcase the talents of the sec 2s in EL oral skills especially story-telling skills and in EL related games. The activities are organized to engage the pupils and to imbue a sense of love for the language. The Newsmaker programme serves to give the pupils the freedom to express themselves and they will be trained to be expert newscasters and even to recreate their own news and in the process be knowledgeable, articulate and confident pupils.
  • Maths Fiesta a day of activities with games, puzzles & quizzes Maths Corner set up during recess for the lower sec pupils game stations with games and competitions
  • Science Centre Learning Journey Interact with the science centre exhibits – brings to life the scientific concepts learnt in the classroom Stimulate their interest to learn beyond what is taught in class Green Audit Project Work Raise awareness on environmental issues Create innovative and scientific solutions Practice project management skills and working with people
  • Math & Science Trail Fun tasks to complete – learn more about Math & Science, and learn how to work with people (team effort) SembXperience Science Booth Demonstrate to P6 students some of the interesting science lessons in SMB Students learn to speak clearly and confidently to their juniors Gourmet Garden Project The 2NT pupils will do a Gourmet Garden Project in collaboration with the Science Dept this year where they will be allocated a small plot of land within the school to cultivate spices, herbs and other plants. These will be harvested and given to pupils doing Home Economics. The hands-on nature of this project will appeal to the pupils.
  • CCM – strengthen pupils’ multi-racial exposure, experience another Mother Tongue Language and culture in Singapore The CCM is a 20-hour school-based enrichment for Secondary 1 and 2 pupils. Reading Programme – exposes pupils to different genres of books to promote love for reading. Includes hands-on activities so that pupils can relate to the text.
  • CCM – strengthen pupils’ multi-racial exposure, experience another Mother Tongue Language and culture in Singapore The CCM is a 20-hour school-based enrichment for Secondary 1 and 2 pupils. Reading Programme – exposes pupils to different genres of books to promote love for reading. Includes hands-on activities so that pupils can relate to the text.
  • Integrated Humanities programme - inter-relationship of Geography and History in the world today. Geography – understanding the environment better, History - reason behind the development of civilization and people living in the environment. IH - a story that revolves around river and people is designed, reference to history and geography Collaborative learning - main way in which lessons are taught. Group activities - projects and games. E.g. Guise Competition and Humanities Games Day. Develop greater independence & confidence in their learning  more self-directed. Study skills such as mindmaps, graphic organizers and mnemonics. Helps them in revision.
  • Practical application such as map reading. Basic skills taught at Secondary One level. More skills as they proceed to Secondary Two and Upper Secondary levels. Pupils will slowly gain competence and confidence in managing the upper secondary Combined Humanities subject.


  • 1. Meet-the-Parents Session Secondary Two 11 Feb 2011 Inspiring Leaders in a Dynamic Community
  • 2. Programme Outline
    • Address by Year Masters
      • Introduction of School Staff
      • Assessment
      • 2012 Sec 3 Subject Combination
      • Sec 2 Level Programmes
      • Community Involvement Programme (CIP)
      • Sec 2 Sports Education Programme for National Youth Achievement Award (NYAA)
      • Partnership with Parents
    • Q & A
    • Interaction with Form Teachers and Subject Teachers
  • 3. School Leaders
    • Mr Jimmy Lee
    • Vice - Principal
    Mrs Tan Lay Hong Principal Mrs Lim-Neo Lay Pin Vice - Principal
  • 4. Mrs Goh-Kok Mei Leng Sec 2 Year Masters Mr Janarthanam
  • 5. 2E1 Mrs Sunu Ghani Sec 2 Form Teachers Ms Adeline Lim
  • 6. Ms Ang Lee Yong Sec 2 Form Teachers 2E2 Ms Agnes Goh Ms Caroline Eu
  • 7. 2E3 Mr Christopher Foo Sec 2 Form Teachers Ms Ho Yam Chiew
  • 8. 2A1 Mr Marc Ong Sec 2 Form Teachers Ms Ben Ling Ying
  • 9. 2A2 Mdm Tay Pey Inn Sec 2 Form Teachers Ms Siti Aishah
  • 10. 2A3 Mdm Sulastri Sec 2 Form Teachers Mdm Muthamil Selvi
  • 11. 2T1 Mr Tamil Maran Sec 2 Form Teachers Ms Tan Yin Fun
  • 12. Assessment
  • 13. Common Test 1 Schedule Mathematics Thu 24/2 Science ( Express and NA classes) Computer Application ( NT classes) Wed 23/2 Mother Tongue Language Tue 22/2 English Language Mon 21/2 Subject Date
  • 14. Mid-Year Examination
    • English Language (Advanced Papers) : 29 April (Fri)
    • Other subjects : 9 May – 16 May
  • 15. Assessment Weighting 30% 45% SA2 20% 15% CA2 30% 25% SA1 20% 15% CA1 N(T) EX & N(A)
  • 16. Promotion Criteria
    • Pass English Language or Mathematics
    • Pass 2 subjects in total
    Normal (Technical)
    • Either pass English Language and 2 other subjects
    • Or pass 4 subjects
    Normal (Academic)
    • Pass English Language
    • 50% for overall
    Express Criteria Stream
  • 17. Lateral Transfer
    • N(T) N(A)
    • or N(A) Express
    • Evaluated on a case-by-case basis
    • Areas of consideration:
      • Academic performance
        • Minimum requirement: 75% or above for all subjects
      • Consistency of performance
      • Character traits and attitude towards learning
  • 18. 2012 Sec 3 Subject Combination
  • 19. Sec 3 Express Aesthetics Electives – Food & Nutrition (F&N) OR Design & Technology (D&T) OR Art 7 th Subject Additional Mathematics OR Principles of Accounts (POA) 6 th Subject Pure Chemistry and Pure Physics OR Science (Physics / Chemistry) 5 th Subject Compulsory Combined Humanities - SS / History OR SS / Geography 4 th Subject English Mother Tongue Mathematics Core Subjects Components Subject
  • 20. Entry Criteria Maths Marks – 70% or better Additional Mathematics Science Marks – 75% or better Pure Chemistry and Pure Physics Entry Criteria Subject
  • 21. Sec 3 Normal(A) Electives – Food & Nutrition (F&N) OR Design & Technology (D&T) OR Art OR Principles of Accounts (POA) 6 th Subject Compulsory Combined Humanities SS / History OR SS / Geography 5 th Subject English Mother Tongue Mathematics Science (Physics / Chemistry) Core Subjects Components Subject
  • 22. N(A) Students to Offer ‘O’ level Subjects
    • School will take a more customised approach towards the teaching of N(A) students.
    • Students who are strong in specific subjects will be allowed to offer these subjects (namely Maths & Mother Tongue ) at the Express Course level.
    • School will allow students to be stretched in their area of strengths and better prepare them for post-secondary education.
  • 23. Implementation @ Sembawang Secondary
    • At the end of their 4-year N(A) Course, students will be registered for the ‘O’ level Examination.
    • Students who have not performed well for the subject at the Express level will need to be transferred back to the N(A) level.
  • 24. Entry Criteria
    • Mother Tongue Marks – at least 80%
    • Pass EL
    Mother Tongue at ‘O’ Level
    • Maths Marks – at least 60%
    Principles of Accounts (POA)
    • Maths Marks – at least 80%
    • Pass EL
    Maths at ‘O’ Level Entry Criteria Subject
  • 25. Sec 3 Normal(T) Aesthetics Electives – Design & Technology (D&T) OR Art 6 th Subject Elements of Business Skills (EBS) OR Science 5 th Subject English Mother Tongue Mathematics Computer Application (CPA) Core Subjects Components Subject
  • 26. Entry Criteria English Marks – at least 60% Elements of Business Skills (EBS) Entry Criteria Subject
  • 27. Streaming Schedule Release of Appeal Results Fri 18/11 Appeal for change of subject combination. Submit appeal forms and letter from parents/ guardian to the General Office Fri 4/11 to Fri 11/11 Release of Streaming Results Fri 4/11 Students key in options into LMS Wed 19/10 to Wed 26/10 Issue Letter to Parents and Sec 3 Subject Combinations for 2012 Wed 19/10 Sec 2 Streaming Survey Mon 16/5 Process Date
  • 28. Sec 2 Level Programmes
  • 29. Key Programmes EL Fiesta EL Newsmaker Programme
  • 30. Key Programmes
    • Maths Fiesta
    • Maths Corner
  • 31. Key Programmes
    • Science Centre Learning Journey
    • Maths & Science Green Audit Project Work
  • 32. Key Programmes
    • Math & Science Trail
    • SembXperience IP Booths
    • 2NT Gourmet Garden Project
  • 33. Key Programmes
    • Conversational Chinese and Malay (CCM)
    • Reading Programme
  • 34. Key Programmes Audacity Training
  • 35. Key Programmes Integrated Humanities Collaborative Learning (e.g. Group projects, Humanities Games Day) Study skills (e.g. mindmap, mnemonics)
  • 36. Key Programmes Gradual approach to National Exam preparations
  • 37. Key Programmes
    • Gourmet Garden Project (2T1)
    • Hands-on experiential learning activities to grow spices and herbs and to tend to a given small plot of land in school.
    • Aligned to what they do in Science.
    • Produce of labour for self-consumption as well as to be given to pupils doing Home Economics.
  • 38. Community Involvement Programme
  • 39. Community Involvement Programme
    • Stay
    • C.L.O.S.E
    • Programme
    • C haracter and L eadership through O verseas S ervice E ndeavours
    • 30 th May 2011 to 1 st June 2011
  • 40. Developing Community Spirit
    • Teaching of conversational English to students in Indonesian Schools
  • 41. Developing Self-Confidence & Team Spirit
    • Experiential Learning
    • through
    • adventure elements &
    • team-building games
  • 42. Cultural Exchange
    • Understanding and appreciating other customs and practices through cultural performances and interactions with Indonesian students.
  • 43. Reflective Thinkers
    • Developing a habit of self-reflection and group reflection to consolidate learning
  • 44. Sports Education Programme (SEP) Inspiring Leaders in a Dynamic Community
  • 45. AIMS
    • Encourage continual sports participation.
    • Facilitate the learning of a sports skill at a more advanced level.
    • Promote team spirit and character building.
    • To fulfil the physical recreation component for NYAA (National Youth Achievement Award Scheme).
  • 46. NYAA
    • Internationally recognised Award Scheme that recognises Youth Leadership and Enterprise.
    • Participants will gain greater awareness of their role in society.
  • 47. NYAA
    • Participants complete 4 components:
    • 1. Service
    • 2. Adventurous Journey
    • 3. Skills
    • 4. Physical Recreation
  • 48. FUNDING
    • SEP grant will cover 50% of the cost.
    • Remaining 50% will be borne by the student.
  • 49. SCHEDULE 3.00pm – 5.30pm July 2011 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 3.00pm – 5.30pm May 2011 13, 20, 27
  • 50. Administration
    • Letters to parents will be given in May.
    • Support from parents/guardians.
  • 51. Partnership with Parents
  • 52. You’re the most important people in your child’s life
    • Encourage your child to:
      • be punctual for school (reporting time 7:10 am )
      • learn actively - excite them to look forward to lessons with enthusiasm
      • bring necessary books and resources
      • prepare for lessons by pre-reading before class
      • complete and submit all assignments on time
      • produce quality work to the best of his/her abilities
    • Give constant advice on how your child should spend his/her time outside school hours
      • Monitoring is essential
      • ‘ House rules’ may be useful
  • 53. Keeping in touch
    • Reaching you
      • Website (announcements on main page): http://www.sembawangsec.moe.edu.sg
      • Termly letter from the principal
      • SMS Broadcast
    • Reaching us
      • Tel: 6 756 6760
      • Email: [email_address]
    • Main point of contact: Form Teachers
  • 54. Thank You