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    • Teck Whye Secondary School TWSS 2011 – 2012: Connecting to Learn, Collaborating to AchieveSubject Option Package 26 May 2012
    • Teck Whye Secondary School TWSS 2011 – 2012: Connecting to Learn, Collaborating to Achieve Content Page Item Page1. Timeline of Subject Option Exercise 22. Historical Subject Combinations 33. Subject Specifications a. Pure Science 5 b. Combined Science 7 c. Science Syllabus T 8 d. Additional Mathematics (Express) 9 e. Combined Humanities 11 f. Principles of Accounts 13 g. Coursework subjects 15 h. Elements of Business Studies (NT) 17 1
    • Teck Whye Secondary School TWSS 2011 – 2012: Connecting to Learn, Collaborating to Achieve Timeline of Subject Option Exercise Item Time frame Subject Option Talk Term 2 week 10 Subject Option Exercise Term 4 week 6Results of Subject Option Exercise Term 4 week 9 2
    • Teck Whye Secondary School TWSS 2011 – 2012: Connecting to Learn, Collaborating to Achieve Historical Subject CombinationsExpress E1 E2 E3 E4 English Language Mother Tongue MathematicsCombined Humanities Combined Humanities Combined Humanities Combined Humanities(Social Studies/Elective Geography) (Social Studies/Elective History) (Social Studies/Elective Geography) (Social Studies/Elective Geography) Science (Physics/Chemistry) ORAdditional Mathematics Additional Mathematics Science (Physics/Chemistry) Science (Biology/Chemistry) ArtPhysics Science (Physics/Chemistry) OR Principles of Accounts Design & TechnologyChemistry Design & Technology OR OR Food & NutritionBiology Food & Nutrition 3
    • Teck Whye Secondary School TWSS 2011 – 2012: Connecting to Learn, Collaborating to AchieveNormal Academic NA1 NA2 English Language Mother Tongue MathematicsCombined Humanities Combined Humanities(Social Studies/Elective Geography) (Social Studies/Elective Geography)Science (Physics/Chemistry) Science (Biology/Chemistry) Design & Technology ORPrincipal of Accounts Food & Nutrition OR ArtNormal TechnicalNT1English LanguageMother TongueMathematicsComputer ApplicationsEBS OR Science Syllabus TDesign & TechnologyORFood StudiesORArtNote: The actual subject combinations for 2013 will depend on students’ performance andavailability of subject teachers and facilities 4
    • Teck Whye Secondary School TWSS 2011 – 2012: Connecting to Learn, Collaborating to Achieve Pure ScienceSubject CHEMISTRY BIOLOGY PHYSICS (with School-Based Practical (with School-Based Practical (with School-Based Practical Assessment) Assessment) Assessment) [Express] [Express] [Express]Description Chemistry is the science that studies Biology is the study of life. It is concerned Physics is the science concerned with the matter at the atomic to macromolecular with classifying the various forms of fundamentals laws of the elementary scale. The reactions, transformations and organisms, how species come into constituents of the universe – matter, aggregations of matter; as well as the existence, and the interactions they have energy, space and time, and their energy released or absorbed during these with each other and with the environment. interactions. The precise formulation in processes would be investigated. The Physics is built in a mathematical subject studies about molecues, crystals The syllabus is designed to place less framework. Physical definitions, models and and metals and is concerned with the emphasis on factual material and greater theories are usually expressed using composition and statistical properties of emphasis on the understanding and mathematical relations. such structures. application of scientific concepts and principles. Pupils would develop skills that The syllabus is designed to place less The syllabus is designed to place less will be of long-term value in an increasingly emphasis on factual material and greater emphasis on factual material and greater technological world emphasis on the understanding and emphasis on the understanding and application of scientific concepts and application of scientific concepts and Topics principles. Pupils would develop skills that principles. Pupils would develop skills o Principles of Biology will be of long-term value in an increasingly that will be of long-term value in an o Maintenance and regulation of Life Processes technological world. o Continuity of Life increasingly technological world o Man and His Environment Topics Topics o Measurement o Experimental Chemistry o Newtonian Mechanics o Atomic Structure and Stoichiometry o Thermal Physics o Chemistry of reactions o Waves o Periodicity o Electricity and Magnetism o Atmosphere o Organic Chemistry 5
    • Teck Whye Secondary School TWSS 2011 – 2012: Connecting to Learn, Collaborating to AchieveBenefits The study of Chemistry develops the The study of Biology develops the pupils to The study of Physics develops the pupils to pupils to be confident, articulate and be confident, articulate and objective. It is be confident, articulate and objective. It is a objective. It is essential if the pupils essential if the pupil intends to pursue a compulsory subject for all engineering or intend to pursue a career in the medical career in the medical or bio-related field. bio-engineering courses and is essential if or biotechnology field. the pupils intend to pursue a career in the Biology provides a good foundation for medical field. Chemistry provides a good foundation for pupils who wish to study Biology at Higher pupils who wish to study Chemistry at 2 (H2) level in junior college. Physics provides a good foundation for Higher 2 (H2) level in junior college, but is pupils who wish to study Physics at Higher 2 not necessary to be offered. However pupils who did not offer Biology at (H2) level in junior college, but is not secondary level could still apply to offer necessary to be offered. Pupils who score at least an A2 in Biology in junior college if they have good Pupils who score at least an A2 in Combined Science (Physics & Chemistry) overall results. Combined Science (Physics & Chemistry) may be offered H2 Chemistry in some may be offered H2 Physics in some Junior Junior Colleges. Colleges.Criteria Pupils must attain the following results Pupils must attain the following results Pupils must attain the following results during the end-of-year examinations : during the end-of-year examinations : during the end-of-year examinations : o minimum of 75% in Overall o minimum of 75% in Overall o minimum of 75% in Overall Science, Science, Science, Pupils must possess strong analytical Pupils must possess strong analytical Pupils must possess strong analytical thinking and have a passion for thinking and have a good flair in the English thinking and have good mathematical Chemistry. A good foundation in science language. Pupils must be prepared to read foundation. practical skills would be preferred. additional materials and able to retain facts well.Contact Mr Alwin Njoo, HOD Science njoo_kiat_guan_alwin@moe.edu.sg Tel : 67691386 ext 832 6
    • Teck Whye Secondary School TWSS 2011 – 2012: Connecting to Learn, Collaborating to AchieveCombined ScienceElective Subject SCIENCE (PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY) SCIENCE (PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY) SCIENCE (BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY) SCIENCE (BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY) [Express] [Normal (Academic)]Description Science covers most of the syllabus of Physics, Biology Science (NA) covers most of the syllabus of Science and Chemistry, with the exception of a few topics. (Express), with the exception of a few topics.Benefits: This combination is suitable for pupils who intend to This combination is suitable for pupils who intend to pursue courses related to engineering, bio-technology pursue courses related to engineering, bio-technology, and life science courses in the polytechnics. life science and nursing courses in the Institute of Technical Education (ITE). Science provides a basic foundation for pupils who wish to study Physics and Chemistry at Higher 1 or 2 level in Science (5155/5157) provides a basic foundation for junior college. pupils who wish to pursue their GCE O Levels in Secondary 5.Contact Mr Alwin Njoo, HOD Science njoo_kiat_guan_alwin@moe.edu.sg Tel : 67691386 ext 832PURE SCIENCE vs COMBINED SCIENCE (express)o breadth of coverage similar but differ in depth of studyo practical assessment  pure Science  School-based Practical Assessments (SPA)  Combined Science  One-off practical assessment during GCE O Level periodo Post-Secondary Implication for Pure Sciences  Not requirement for any Polytechnic courses  Not requirement for any JC course (Recommended for JC science course)** if students performance < 60% for mid-year or end-of-year in Sec 3, students will be strongly advised to switch to a less demanding subject o Science (Phy/Chem), or, o Science (Bio/Chem) 7
    • Teck Whye Secondary School TWSS 2011 – 2012: Connecting to Learn, Collaborating to AchieveElective Subject SCIENCE Syllabus T [Normal (Technical)]Description Science Syllabus T aims to give students the experience of doing hands-on science and, at the same time, provide a broad educational basis for further training in a technical context. As such, the syllabus provides a wide coverage of basic science knowledge that is relevant to technical courses. Hence, there is a strong bias towards the physical sciences in the syllabus. Throughout the syllabus, the emphasis is on the applications of science and technology in everyday life. Topics (Physical Science): - Measurement - Mechanics - Thermal Physics - Electricity and Magnetism - Matter - Health and Diseases - Petrochemical Industry and its impactBenefits This combination is suitable for pupils who intend to pursue courses related to engineering, bio- technology, life science and nursing courses in the Institute of Technical Education (ITE).Criteria Pupils should preferably attain the following results during the end-of-year examinations : o Minimum of 65% in Overall Science, o Minimum of 65% in Overall Mathematics.Contact Mr Alwin Njoo, HOD Science njoo_kiat_guan_alwin@moe.edu.sg Tel : 67691386 ext 832 8
    • Teck Whye Secondary School TWSS 2011 – 2012: Connecting to Learn, Collaborating to AchieveSubject ADDITIONAL MATHEMATICS (EXPRESS)Description The syllabus consolidates and extends Elementary Mathematics knowledge and understanding for use in more advanced mathematical applications. Additional Mathematics enables students to  Acquire the necessary mathematical concepts and skills for continuous learning in mathematics and related disciplines, and for applications to the real world.  Develop the necessary process skills for the acquisition and application of mathematical concepts and skills.  Develop the mathematical thinking and problem solving skills and apply these skills to formulate and solve problems.  Recognize and use connections among mathematical ideas, and between mathematics and other disciplines.  Develop positive attitude towards mathematics.  Make effective use of a variety of mathematical tools in the learning and application of mathematics.  Produce imaginative and creative work arising from mathematical ideas.  Develop the abilities to reason logically, to communicate mathematically and to learn cooperatively and independently.Benefits  Prepare students adequately for A-level H2 Mathematics and H3 Mathematics, where a strong foundation in algebraic manipulation skills and mathematical reasoning skills are required. (Needed for admission into H2 and H3 Mathematics in JC)  Provide a strong mathematical foundation for many courses in Polytechnics, especially engineering courses. (Not a requirement for JC Non-Science course and Polytechnic course) 9
    • Teck Whye Secondary School TWSS 2011 – 2012: Connecting to Learn, Collaborating to AchieveCriteria  Must attain a minimum of 75% for overall mathematics results in Sec 2 Express and 75% in the Algebra component in SA2 paper.  Willingness to put in effort and time in the subject as the subject demands a lot of practice in order to do well.Contact Mdm Tong Wee Heng, HOD Mathematics tong_wee_heng@moe.edu.sg Tel. 6769 1386 ext 834** if students performance < 50% for mid-year or end-of-year in Sec 3, students will be strongly advised to discontinue A Maths and focus on E Maths instead. 10
    • Teck Whye Secondary School TWSS 2011 – 2012: Connecting to Learn, Collaborating to Achieve Combined Humanities Compulsory subject as from 2001 for Express & Normal Academic o (Social Studies / Elective Geography) o (Social Studies / Elective History) Compulsory Component: Social Studies o to provide students with a broad-based foundation in the learning of the Humanities o to instill in students a sense of national identity as well as global awareness o focuses on historical, economic and social developments in Singapore after 1965 o discusses regional and international issuesElective Elective History Elective GeographyComponentDescription Elective History covers 20th Century World History, 1910s – 1991. Elective History covers the interaction between human and physical Topics include: environment  Impact of World War 1 Physical Geography.  Hope for a Better World?  Natural Vegetation  The Breakdown of World Order  Rivers and Coasts  A World United and Divided Human Geography  Geography of Food Students will be tested on:  Development  Knowledge of the prescribed topics and kinds of sources available and their uses Students will be tested on:  Ability to interpret, analyse, evaluate sources or given  Geographical facts, concepts, processes, interactions and information, distinguish fact, opinion and judgement, trends detect bias, compare and contrast different views and  Ability to construct explanations that are clear and well - draw conclusions based on reasoned consideration of organized and to make judgements, recommendations and evidence and arguments. decisions  Ability to construct explanations that are clear and  Ability to interpret and evaluate geographical data, recognize well-organised and make judgements, patterns in geographical data and deduce relationships, recommendations and decisions. compare and contrast different views and draw conclusions 11
    • Teck Whye Secondary School TWSS 2011 – 2012: Connecting to Learn, Collaborating to Achieve based on reasoned consideration of evidence.Benefits: Combined Humanities offers students:  Choices in doing Humanities related subjects in the Junior College and the University.  Choices in doing business – related courses [ eg. accountancy, banking and financial services, business studies, tourism and resort management], Film and Media studies [eg. Mass Communication, Digital Video Effects, Film, Sound and Video] and Humanities related courses [eg. Psychology and Community Services, Early Childhood Education] in the polytechnics.Criteria As Combined Humanities is an analytical subject, students must:  Achieve a good pass in the Humanities. Elective History (minimum of 75% in Sec 2 Overall History)  Develop a range of critical thinking skills and are expected to participate actively in class discussions.  Be prepared to read widely - read various kinds of texts such as speeches, current affairs, political cartoons, historical documents, reviews etc. so that they will be able to critique, reason, argue, put forward different points of view and arrive at their own conclusion.  Be able to write clear, well-organised essays. As such, students must have a reasonably good foundation in the English Language.Contact Mrs Vena Foo, HOD Humanties chan_gek_chu_vena@moe.edu.sg Tel. 6769 1386 ext 623 12
    • Teck Whye Secondary School TWSS 2011 – 2012: Connecting to Learn, Collaborating to AchieveSubject PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTS (POA)Description The POA syllabus emphasizes on student’s acquisition of an understanding of content through application of accounting concepts in a variety of business and personal settings. POA enables students to  Acquire knowledge and understanding of fundamental accounting concepts, principles and procedures in the context of business aims and activities  Develop skills in preparing, analyzing and interpreting accounting information and understanding their implication  Develop skills of numeracy, information technology literacy, communication, inquiry, presentation and interpretation.  Develop attitudes of accuracy, orderliness and logical thought and an appreciation of professional ethics Topics o recording business’ transactions o calculating business’ expenses, revenues, profits, losses, assets, liabilities and capital o maintaining and recording of business’ cash and stock o preparing, analyzing and interpreting financial statements and informationBenefits  To be prepared for future career development eg. As an accountant or auditor  Acquire knowledge and understanding of basic accounting concepts, principles and procedure in the context of the business  Easier to find a job as all organizations need workers to have some knowledge of accounting. 13
    • Teck Whye Secondary School TWSS 2011 – 2012: Connecting to Learn, Collaborating to AchieveCriteria  Good with English language. English is required to understand and apply the concepts in order to respond accurately to questions. (Minimum of 55% for overall English)  Willingness to learn and work hard– this is a new subject which is only introduced at Secondary 3.  Able to think critically as some of the questions require problem-solving and analytical thinking skills.Contact Mdm Sharifah Beevi, HOD ICT sharifah_beevi_abd_salam@moe.edu.sg Tel. 6769 1386 Ext 826 14
    • Teck Whye Secondary School TWSS 2011 – 2012: Connecting to Learn, Collaborating to Achieve Coursework Subjects (D&T/F&N/ART) Theory and coursework components o coursework requires students to work on long-term project work during curriculum time  start in beginning of Sec 4  3-6 months to complete  Allows students to clear significant portion before written examinationsCoursework DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY (D&T) FOOD & NUTRITION (F&N) ART & DESIGNSubjectDescription The D&T curriculum emphasizes in F&N Coursework consists of Paper 1 Coursework (60%) developing 3 key traits in our students  Coursework (60%)) Each student is to select a topic and submit The students will be required to create a preliminary/ supporting studies together with  Creative Imagination culinary meal and detail out their journey their examination work in the month of  Logical Analysis and thoughts using their report. It will August of the examination year. They are  Aesthetically inclined culminate in the cooking of their meal required to research, gather information and which is nutritionally supported by the select their own materials for the completion D&T Coursework consists of report. of their exam work. Students will be graded  Coursework (70%)  Theory paper (40%) base on the aesthetic qualities of their The students will be required to design The students will be required to sit for a submission as well as their maturity level in a product and detail out their journey 2hr theory paper where they will be displaying the concept behind their and thoughts using their design journal. tested on food science & nutrition artworks. It will culminate in the creation of their principles. design into a product and 3 concept Paper 2 Drawing & Painting (40%) boards about their design. Students will sit for a 3 hours examination  Theory paper (30%) paper. The topics will be issued 3 weeks in The students will be required to sit for a advance. They are to submit at least 5 theory paper where they will be tested preparatory boards of studies and to on design & engineering theories. produce during the 3 hours, a final piece of artwork in a representational or non- representational matter. 15
    • Teck Whye Secondary School TWSS 2011 – 2012: Connecting to Learn, Collaborating to AchieveBenefits D&T enables students to The F&N syllabus emphasizes on developing ART enables students to  Create original paradigms by the students’  develops creativity – imaginative, breaking free from established F&N enables students to divergent thinking norms and practices  To turn scientific research into innovative  have visual communication & Self-  Construct cogent hypothesis by solutions for the food industry and expression gathering, dissecting and supporting the health and well-being of  have the emphasis on process and not analyzing data and patterns consumers. just the final product  Appreciate beauty, acknowledge  To develop students’ understanding of form and make artistic the concepts of nutrition and meal judgments. especially relevant planning. for students with interest in  To develop students’ understanding of design and engineering the link between diet and health.  To develop students’ understanding of the principles of food science.Criteria Minimum of 60% for Overall D&T for the Minimum of 60% in Overall Home Minimum of 60% in Overall Art for the Secondary 2 final examinations Economics in the Secondary 2 final Secondary 2 final exams.  Have a desire to change the world examinations  Know basic drawing techniques and around you  Have a passion for food science & have completed the Elements of Art  Have a passion for creating nutrition modules in Sec1 and Sec2  Be able to persevere and sustain  Have an ability to think logically,  Able to think critically as they are interest analytically and critically based on required to conduct researches, gather research information and select their own  Have a palate that is sensitive to taste materials for their coursework.  Willingness to work hard and independently with a discipline to finish their coursework.Contact Mr Alvin Tay, HOD Art & Design Mr Alvin Tay, HOD Art & Design Mr Alvin Tay, HOD Art & Design tay_hwee_kwang_alvin@moe.edu.sg tay_hwee_kwang_alvin@moe.edu.sg tay_hwee_kwang_alvin@moe.edu.sg Tel. 67691386 Ext 837 Tel. 67691386 Ext 837 Tel. 67691386 Ext 837 16
    • Teck Whye Secondary School TWSS 2011 – 2012: Connecting to Learn, Collaborating to AchieveElective Subject ELEMENTS OF BUSINESS SKILLS (EBS) NTDescription The EBS syllabus aims to equip students with the basic knowledge, skills and values relevant for the new developments in the services sector. The focus is on the development of a range of knowledge and core skills in business and enterprise with particular emphasis on retail, travel and tourism, and hospitality industries. The syllabuses also focus on the basic concepts and practices in areas of marketing and customer relations. The syllabus provides students with the foundation for further studies at institutes of higher learning. Assessment at N Level consists of a written paper (60%) and school based coursework (40%).Benefits The syllabus provides opportunities to infuse economic and financial literacy in the general understanding of the business environment and for personal effectiveness. The syllabus will also provide opportunities for the students to develop social emotional competencies in social awareness, relationship management and decision-making.Criteria  Pass in English. (Minimum of 60% for overall English)  Good learning attitudeContact Mdm Sharifah Beevi, HOD ICT sharifah_beevi_abd_salam@moe.edu.sg Tel. 6769 1386 Ext 826 17