Xinmin Secondary School
Briefing for Parents
Sec 2 Express
17th April 2014
*
*Calculation of Final Grade
*Promotion to Secondary Three
*Number of Subjects to Take
*Subject Combinations
*Streaming P...
WEIGHTING OF ASSESSMENT
SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2
Course TOTAL
SA1 SA2
CA1 + CA2 CA3 + CA4
Express
10% 20% 25%
Continous
Asses...
Promotion Criteria to
Sec 3E
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Express Stream
 Pass in English and an overall
percentage pass in the average
of all subjects
 If not, laterally transfe...
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How many subjects should my child take?
*Pre-U Course
*JC 2 yr: L1R5  20 (excludes bonus points)
*MI 3 yr: L1R4  20 (exc...
*
How many subjects
should my child take?
Express: 7 or 8
Rationale
Those with higher general
ability can cope with a heavy
...
*
TAKING A COMPARISON – 9 subject combination
TRIPLE SCIENCE WITH DOUBLE HUMANITIES
301 401
LESSON ENDS BY
3 PM
LESSON ENDS ...
*
THERE ARE ONLY MAXIMUM 8
SUBJECTS OFFERED IN THE
COMBINATIONS
SEC 3E STUDENTS ARE
*
6 EXPRESS CLASSES
PURE SCIENCES = 5
1 COMBINED SCIENCES CLASS
Leading Hearts, Leading Minds
17
Created to be flexible and diverse for
future studies
Choices for varied interests, aptitude
and profile
All combinatio...
SUBJECTS OFFERED IN 2012
Express Course
Compulsory Subjects Electives
English Language Additional Mathematics
Mother Tongu...
• Majority of students will
be offered 8 subjects
combination.
• Triple Sciences
Combination will be
offered as a 8 subjec...
• SS + English Literature will
be offered in 2014.
• POA is only offered to the
Combined Science Students
• Students in th...
*Triple Science Combination
*Must be very strong in all the sciences
*Triple sciences is no longer offered in JCs
Double S...
Leading Hearts, Leading Minds
23
Pure Science vs Combined Science
– what’s the difference?
Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 24
1. Slight
differences in
breadth of
content
between Pure
Sciences and
Combined
Science
Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 25
2. No difference in
the quality of
teaching &
learning
between Pure
Sciences and
Combined...
Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 26
3. Significant
difference
in the
difficulty
level of
exam
questions
Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 27
Assessment-
(Theory Papers)
Combined
Sciences:
Understanding
of concepts
Pure Sciences:
A...
Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 28
Assessment-
(Practical)
Combined
Sciences:
Suggesting an
extension or
modification to
a g...
Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 29
Not
disadvantaged
to take
Sciences at H1
or H2 levels in
JCs
30
LOOK AT THE CRITERIA TABLE SPECIFIC FOR THE SUBJECT
Allocation will be based on meeting subject criteria; no. of
subjec...
Science Options
Physics
Engineering, Science, IT
Engineer, IT, Scientist, Researcher,
Teacher
Biology & Chemistry
Medicine...
Humanities Options
History
History at A levels; Media &
Communication, Law, Business Studies
Media & Communication; Educat...
Electives Options
Principles of Accounts
Diploma & Degree in Accounting,
Business Administration
Accountants, Auditors, Fi...
Electives Options
Design & Technology
Diploma in Industrial design, Film
Sound & Video, Mass Comm,
IT, Engineering, Marine...
Electives Options
Art and Design & Technology
Diploma and Degree in Fine Arts, Visual
Communication, Art History
Industria...
Streaming Process
Streaming Exercise – 2 Rounds
MOCK (mid-year) and ACTUAL (EOY)
a) Pupils will make their decision after ...
Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 37
SUBMISSION OF PREFERRED
CHOICE COMBINATIONS ONLINE
Number on the left
(number of pure
science subjects)
Small letter
(double
science
combination,
with
CHEMISTRY
being
compul...
Number on the left
(With or Without
Additional Mathematics)
Capital letter on the
left
(Combined
Humanities
combination)
C...
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WHEN YOU SELECT THE CHOICE
Factors taken into consideration
Requirements at the next level of education
(e.g. JC and ploy ...
*Base your choice on
Interests & Passion
Career Aspirations
Strengths
Ability
STREAMING CRITERIA
MERIT (Overall Performance +
Specific Subject Requirement)
Pupil’s Choice / Preference
Teachers’ Recomm...
Begin with the end in mind
Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 44
What does my child want to do after
completing the GCE ‘O’ Lev...
Choices for Further Studies
After GCE O Levels
Leading Hearts, Leading Minds
45
ENTRY REQUIREMENT TO
HIGHER INSTITUTES
Junior College (JC) L1R5
Millenia Institute L1R4
Polytechnic ELR2B2
ENTRY REQUIREMENT TO JC
L1R5<20 for JC Course
First Language English / Higher Mother Tongue
L1
Relevant Subject 1 Humaniti...
ENTRY REQUIREMENT TO JC
Aggregate of 20 points or less for L1R5
subjects
Requirement in Core Subjects
A1 - C6 in English
A...
Not Ranked in order
L1R5 Aggregate Scores (With Bonus Points) of Students
Admitted To Junior Colleges In The 2012 Admissions
Exercise (JAE)
Ju...
Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 52
Junior College Arts Science
National JC 5 5
Pioneer JC 16 17
Raffles JC 3 3
Serangoon JC ...
ENTRY REQUIREMENT TO MI
L1R4=20 pts or less
CCA may be included in the
computation of L1R4 aggregate for
admission to the ...
ENTRY REQUIREMENT TO MI
L1R4 for MI Course
First Language English / Higher Mother Tongue
L1
Relevant Subject 1 Humanities ...
ENTRY REQUIREMENT TO POLY
ELR2B2 for Polytechnic Courses
Design Courses Business Science Based Technology
Related Courses ...
Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 57
Polytechnic Course
Cut-off
Points
(2011)
International Business 6 to 8
Mass Communication...
Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 58
www.polytechnic.edu.sg/polyguide/
Further information on polytechnic
courses can be obtai...
STREAMING
AND
PROMOTIONS
WEBSITE
Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 60
•Comprehensive website on career options.
•Log in and discuss the content with your child...
Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 61
Let’s work together:
Joint partnership between
parents and school to enable
our children ...
Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 62
The school provides an optimal learning
experience for your child through:
• Monitoring a...
Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 63
LOG ON TO THE STUDENTS RESULTS UNDER
PARENT Portal for Wizlearn
WEIGHTING FOR CA & SA 2012
SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2
Course TOTAL
SA1 SA2
CA1 + OA1 CA2 + OA2
Express
20 % 20 % 35 % 25 % 100%...
Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 65
Responsibility of Parents/Guardians
• Strong home support
• Active participation in schoo...
Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 66
You are invited to:
• seek clarification on any concerns with our Key
Personnel.
• meet w...
Period Activity
March Announcement of Sec 3 Combinations 2013
Late May Mid-Year Results released
Mock Streaming Exercise
E...
LET THE CHILD ENJOY HIS/HER LEARNING JOURNEY.
THANK YOU
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  1. 1. Xinmin Secondary School Briefing for Parents Sec 2 Express 17th April 2014
  2. 2. * *Calculation of Final Grade *Promotion to Secondary Three *Number of Subjects to Take *Subject Combinations *Streaming Process *Options after O levels *Working Together *Timeline
  3. 3. WEIGHTING OF ASSESSMENT SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 Course TOTAL SA1 SA2 CA1 + CA2 CA3 + CA4 Express 10% 20% 25% Continous Assessment Continous Assessment 10% 15% 20% 100%
  4. 4. Promotion Criteria to Sec 3E Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 4
  5. 5. Express Stream  Pass in English and an overall percentage pass in the average of all subjects  If not, laterally transferred to 3N(A) Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 5 Secondary 2:
  6. 6. Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 7
  7. 7. How many subjects should my child take? *Pre-U Course *JC 2 yr: L1R5  20 (excludes bonus points) *MI 3 yr: L1R4  20 (excludes bonus points) *Polytechnic Course *ELR2B2  26 (includes bonus points) *LASALLE College of the Arts & Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts *5 O-level subjects (incl EL which must be min C6) *Entrance exam/audition/portfolio
  8. 8. *
  9. 9. How many subjects should my child take? Express: 7 or 8 Rationale Those with higher general ability can cope with a heavy subject combination (Proxy: good overall level ranking at Sec 2)
  10. 10. *
  11. 11. TAKING A COMPARISON – 9 subject combination TRIPLE SCIENCE WITH DOUBLE HUMANITIES 301 401 LESSON ENDS BY 3 PM LESSON ENDS BY 5.30 PM
  12. 12. * THERE ARE ONLY MAXIMUM 8 SUBJECTS OFFERED IN THE COMBINATIONS SEC 3E STUDENTS ARE
  13. 13. * 6 EXPRESS CLASSES PURE SCIENCES = 5 1 COMBINED SCIENCES CLASS
  14. 14. Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 17
  15. 15. Created to be flexible and diverse for future studies Choices for varied interests, aptitude and profile All combinations provide a holistic broad-based education for your child RATIONALE BEHIND SUBJECT COMBINATIONS
  16. 16. SUBJECTS OFFERED IN 2012 Express Course Compulsory Subjects Electives English Language Additional Mathematics Mother Tongue Principles of Accounts Mathematics Pure Geography Science Phy, Chem, Bio ----------------------------------------Sc(P/C or B/C) Art & Design Design & Technology (D&T) Combined Humanities SS/Geog or SS/Hist Pure History SS/Chinese Lit (E) English Literature Chinese Literature SS/English Lit (E) Principles of Accounts
  17. 17. • Majority of students will be offered 8 subjects combination. • Triple Sciences Combination will be offered as a 8 subject combination
  18. 18. • SS + English Literature will be offered in 2014. • POA is only offered to the Combined Science Students • Students in the Combined Science Stream can opt to do either Science (Phy/Chem) or Science (Bio/Chem)
  19. 19. *Triple Science Combination *Must be very strong in all the sciences *Triple sciences is no longer offered in JCs Double Science Combination Physics & Chemistry Foundation for engineering-type courses Chemistry is the main science that is required in most higher education courses ‘O’ Level Biology is not required for many biology related courses. (E.g. Medical studies in NUS) Pure Biology and Chemistry *For those who are inquisitive on how life function. *Finds Physics concepts hard to grasp CHARACTERISTICS OF THE LEARNER BEHAVIOUR
  20. 20. Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 23 Pure Science vs Combined Science – what’s the difference?
  21. 21. Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 24 1. Slight differences in breadth of content between Pure Sciences and Combined Science
  22. 22. Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 25 2. No difference in the quality of teaching & learning between Pure Sciences and Combined Science
  23. 23. Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 26 3. Significant difference in the difficulty level of exam questions
  24. 24. Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 27 Assessment- (Theory Papers) Combined Sciences: Understanding of concepts Pure Sciences: Application and transfer of concepts to new situations
  25. 25. Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 28 Assessment- (Practical) Combined Sciences: Suggesting an extension or modification to a given experiment Pure Sciences (SPA): Planning an experiment & designing a procedure
  26. 26. Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 29 Not disadvantaged to take Sciences at H1 or H2 levels in JCs
  27. 27. 30 LOOK AT THE CRITERIA TABLE SPECIFIC FOR THE SUBJECT Allocation will be based on meeting subject criteria; no. of subjects taken based on overall ranking.
  28. 28. Science Options Physics Engineering, Science, IT Engineer, IT, Scientist, Researcher, Teacher Biology & Chemistry Medicine, Dentistry, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Biotech, Engineering Medical field, Researcher, Teacher
  29. 29. Humanities Options History History at A levels; Media & Communication, Law, Business Studies Media & Communication; Education, Financial, Business, Foreign Services, Museums To embrace present & anticipate future; to broaden horizon, make sense of world events, more informed and responsible; to empathize and understand cause & effect; be more discerning
  30. 30. Electives Options Principles of Accounts Diploma & Degree in Accounting, Business Administration Accountants, Auditors, Financial Personnel, Administrator
  31. 31. Electives Options Design & Technology Diploma in Industrial design, Film Sound & Video, Mass Comm, IT, Engineering, Marine & Offshore, Quality Assurance, Horticulture & Landscape Asst Engineer, Tech Buyer, Product Designer, R&D Officer, Production Supervisor
  32. 32. Electives Options Art and Design & Technology Diploma and Degree in Fine Arts, Visual Communication, Art History Industrial Designer, Teacher, Landscape Architect, Fashion Designer, Art Gallery Director, Advertising Executive
  33. 33. Streaming Process Streaming Exercise – 2 Rounds MOCK (mid-year) and ACTUAL (EOY) a) Pupils will make their decision after checking of exam scripts in June b) Parents will need to verify decision of child before submission of choices online. c) No changes to options allowed once choices are submitted after deadline. Appeals considered on a case by case basis. Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 36
  34. 34. Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 37 SUBMISSION OF PREFERRED CHOICE COMBINATIONS ONLINE
  35. 35. Number on the left (number of pure science subjects) Small letter (double science combination, with CHEMISTRY being compulsory) Capital letter on the left (Combined Humanities combination) Capital letter on the right (8th or 9th subject) 2 Double Sciences p Physics X Social Studies/ Geography H History 2 Double Sciences b Biology Y Social Studies/ History L English Literature N Social Studies/Chinese Literature (E) G Geography H History A Art D D&T HOW TO READ THE COMBINATION CODE? 38 E.g. 2pZG = Pure Chemistry + Pure Physics + SS/Chinese Lit + Pure Geography 1
  36. 36. Number on the left (With or Without Additional Mathematics) Capital letter on the left (Combined Humanities combination) Capital letters on the right 11 Combined Science (with Additional Maths) X Social Studies/ Geography L English Literature 1 Combined Science (with POA but without Additional Maths) Y Social Studies/ History A Art E Social Studies/Eng Literature (E) D Design & Technology HOW TO READ THE COMBINATION CODE? 39 E.g. 1PXD = POA + Social Studies/Geography + DnT 2
  37. 37. Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 40
  38. 38. WHEN YOU SELECT THE CHOICE Factors taken into consideration Requirements at the next level of education (e.g. JC and ploy courses) Interest and aptitude in the subjects
  39. 39. *Base your choice on Interests & Passion Career Aspirations Strengths Ability
  40. 40. STREAMING CRITERIA MERIT (Overall Performance + Specific Subject Requirement) Pupil’s Choice / Preference Teachers’ Recommendations School’s Resources
  41. 41. Begin with the end in mind Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 44 What does my child want to do after completing the GCE ‘O’ Levels ?
  42. 42. Choices for Further Studies After GCE O Levels Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 45
  43. 43. ENTRY REQUIREMENT TO HIGHER INSTITUTES Junior College (JC) L1R5 Millenia Institute L1R4 Polytechnic ELR2B2
  44. 44. ENTRY REQUIREMENT TO JC L1R5<20 for JC Course First Language English / Higher Mother Tongue L1 Relevant Subject 1 Humanities Relevant Subject 2 Mathematics / Science Relevant Subject 3 Humanities / Mathematics / Science R5 Relevant Subject 4 Any GCE O Level subjects excluding CCA & Religious Knowledge Relevant Subject 5 Any GCE O Level subjects excluding CCA & Religious Knowledge CCA Grade of A1 or A2 = 2 Bonus Points CCA Grade of B3 to C6 = 1 Bonus Point Pass EL & Higher MTL = 2 Bonus Points
  45. 45. ENTRY REQUIREMENT TO JC Aggregate of 20 points or less for L1R5 subjects Requirement in Core Subjects A1 - C6 in English A1 - D7 in MT or Merit/Pass in MT (Syllabus B) A1 - E8 in HMT A1 - D7 in Math / Add Math
  46. 46. Not Ranked in order
  47. 47. L1R5 Aggregate Scores (With Bonus Points) of Students Admitted To Junior Colleges In The 2012 Admissions Exercise (JAE) Junior College Arts Science Anderson JC 9 8 Anglo-Chinese JC 7 7 ACS (Independent) - 5 Catholic JC 11 10 Hwa Chong Institution 3 3 Innova JC 20 20 Jurong JC 13 15 Meridian JC 10 10 Nanyang JC 10 10
  48. 48. Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 52 Junior College Arts Science National JC 5 5 Pioneer JC 16 17 Raffles JC 3 3 Serangoon JC 16 16 St. Andrew’s JC 9 9 Tampines JC 13 13 Temasek JC 7 6 Victoria JC 5 4 Yishun JC 20 20 L1R5 Aggregate Scores (With Bonus Points) of Students Admitted To Junior Colleges In The 2012 Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)
  49. 49. ENTRY REQUIREMENT TO MI L1R4=20 pts or less CCA may be included in the computation of L1R4 aggregate for admission to the MI course, provided that all requirements on EL, MT and Math are met.
  50. 50. ENTRY REQUIREMENT TO MI L1R4 for MI Course First Language English / Higher Mother Tongue L1 Relevant Subject 1 Humanities / Mathematics / Science Relevant Subject 2 Humanities / Mathematics / Science R4 Relevant Subject 3 Any GCE O Level subjects or CCA (except Religious Knowledge) Relevant Subject 4 Any GCE O Level subjects or CCA (except Religious Knowledge)
  51. 51. ENTRY REQUIREMENT TO POLY ELR2B2 for Polytechnic Courses Design Courses Business Science Based Technology Related Courses Courses Courses Course Group EL R2 B2- A EL R2 B2- B EL R2 B2- S EL R2 B2- T EL English Language Two Elementary Mathematics R1Relevant Additional Mathematics Subjects Art Comb. Hum Biology D&T R2 Biology Geography Chemistry Biology Chemistry POA F&N Chemistry R2 Physics Physics Physics D&T Science* Science* Science* B2 Best two other subjects excluding CCA *Science Sc(C/B), Sc(P/B) or Sc(P/C)
  52. 52. Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 57 Polytechnic Course Cut-off Points (2011) International Business 6 to 8 Mass Communication 10 Accountancy 11 Biomedical Science 8 to 11 Applied Chemistry with Pharmaceutical Science 12 Aerospace Engineering 13 Bioengineering 14
  53. 53. Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 58 www.polytechnic.edu.sg/polyguide/ Further information on polytechnic courses can be obtained from the following URL:
  54. 54. STREAMING AND PROMOTIONS WEBSITE
  55. 55. Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 60 •Comprehensive website on career options. •Log in and discuss the content with your child! LOG ON USING YOUR CHILD’s IC number
  56. 56. Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 61 Let’s work together: Joint partnership between parents and school to enable our children to excel
  57. 57. Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 62 The school provides an optimal learning experience for your child through: • Monitoring attendance and learning behaviour. • Providing appropriate remedial and supplementary lessons. • Informing Parents/Guardians of school events and matters on Parents Newsletter and school website. • Parents/Guardians kept informed of child’s progress through results portal/progress reports. Responsibility of School
  58. 58. Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 63 LOG ON TO THE STUDENTS RESULTS UNDER PARENT Portal for Wizlearn
  59. 59. WEIGHTING FOR CA & SA 2012 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 Course TOTAL SA1 SA2 CA1 + OA1 CA2 + OA2 Express 20 % 20 % 35 % 25 % 100% Continous Assessment Continous Assessment
  60. 60. Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 65 Responsibility of Parents/Guardians • Strong home support • Active participation in school programmes and activities • Monitoring and Guiding • Time management of child • Keep distractions e.g. computers, handphones, TV out of the way • Balanced diet / Healthy lifestyle • Emotional and psychological support
  61. 61. Leading Hearts, Leading Minds 66 You are invited to: • seek clarification on any concerns with our Key Personnel. • meet with your child’s Form Teacher/Subject Teachers who would be better able to advise you on your child’s performance and inclination in various subject areas.
  62. 62. Period Activity March Announcement of Sec 3 Combinations 2013 Late May Mid-Year Results released Mock Streaming Exercise Early July Announcement of results of Mock Streaming Exercise End Oct/ Early Nov EOY exam results released Streaming Exercise (ACTUAL) Mid-End Nov Announcement of Results of Streaming Exercise
  63. 63. LET THE CHILD ENJOY HIS/HER LEARNING JOURNEY.
  64. 64. THANK YOU
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