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

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

  1. 1. Secondary 1 Normal Academic Meet The Parents Session
  2. 2. Meet-The-Parents Session 2011 Programme Outline <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 Language; </li></ul><ul><li>2) Mother Tongue; and </li></ul><ul><li>3) Food & Nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Use of ICT for Teaching & Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Programmes for 2012 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Impact of latest MOE Direction
  4. 4. What is next ?
  5. 5. .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
  6. 6. <ul><li>Greater emphasis: </li></ul><ul><li>Student-Centricity </li></ul><ul><li>Developing whole person and citizen </li></ul>
  7. 8. Aligning the Co-curriculum Academic Curriculum Co-curriculum Total Curriculum DOE 21CC Student Outcomes LEAPS Grading (2014) 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. 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>
  11. 12. Orientation Camp
  12. 13. Orientation Camp
  13. 14. Orientation Camp
  14. 15. Orientation Camp
  15. 16. CCA Exhibition
  16. 17. CCA Exhibition
  17. 18. Student Leadership Training
  18. 19. Student Leadership Training
  19. 20. Sec 1N(A) Academic Performance <ul><li>% passes of Subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Mean Subject Grade (MSG) </li></ul>
  20. 21. Sec 1 Normal Academic (Overall Performance)
  21. 22. Sec 1 Normal Academic (Overall Performance)
  22. 23. Sec 1 Normal Academic (Overall Performance)
  23. 24. Sec 1 Normal Academic (Overall Performance)
  24. 25. Sec 1 Normal Academic (Overall Performance)
  25. 26. Sec 1 Normal Academic (Overall Performance)
  26. 27. Syllabus Updates <ul><li>English Language </li></ul><ul><li>Mother Tongue </li></ul><ul><li>Food & Nutrition (F&N) </li></ul>
  27. 28. English Language Review
  28. 29. <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
  29. 30. How it affects the current Secondary Students All the current secondary students have been introduced to the new English Language 2010 Syllabus this year.
  30. 31. 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>
  31. 34. New Examination Format (starting in 2013) Affecting Current Sec 1NA~3NA 1190 English Language NA 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
  32. 35. 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>
  33. 36. Mother Tongue Language Review
  34. 37. <ul><li>What is new? </li></ul><ul><li>Use of proficiency descriptors to guide teaching and testing </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on interactive communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>What will change? </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching, learning and exams </li></ul><ul><li>How is this better? </li></ul><ul><li>Foster interactive communication </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance motivation and relevance </li></ul><ul><li>Greater support for MTL learning and usage </li></ul>2010 Mother Tongue Review Nurturing Active Learners and Proficient User
  35. 38. All the current Sec 1 pupils have been introduced to the new syllabus this year
  36. 39. <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
  37. 40. New Examination Format for Chinese Language (wef 2012) 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 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 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%) GCE N LEVEL EXAMINATION
  38. 41. New Examination Format for Malay Language (wef 2012) 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 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 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%) GCE N LEVEL EXAMINATION
  39. 42. Food & Nutrition (F&N)
  40. 43. <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% (unchanged) </li></ul>Food & Nutrition Changes in GCE ‘N’ Level F&N Coursework wef 2013
  41. 44. Use of ICT for Teaching & Learning
  42. 45. 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. 46. 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. 47. 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. 48. Programmes for 2012
  46. 49. Programmes for 2012 <ul><li>Sec 2 Overseas Level 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>
  47. 50. Thank you Question & Answer

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