End of Year 2012Principal’s Address Secondary Two
Update on EducationalLandscape & MOE Direction      MOE Work Plan 2012
MOE has focused on 3 key areas     over the past year:              3
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EVERY STUDENT,AN ENGAGED LEARNER            5
Every Student, an Engaged Learner     Igniting the Joy of Learning
Every Student, an Engaged Learner    Providing the right learning support                                           7
Every Student, an Engaged Learner and IPsOngoing Initiatives – Polytechnics, SSNTsCatering to Diverse Learning Needs      ...
Continue Strengthening our Institutes of           Higher Learning                  9
Every Student,for All – New Uni PathwaysOpportunities an Engaged LearnerCatering to Diverse Learning NeedsCPR in % (Full-T...
Every Student, an Engaged Learner Holistic Education Centred on ValuesCharacter and Citizenship Education                 ...
EVERY SCHOOL,A GOOD SCHOOL            12
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Every School, a Good SchoolRemoving School BandingMoving Away from a Single ‘Yardstick’                            15
School Information    Service Web Banner section featuring schools and quick link to school’s website                     ...
Every School, a Good School to Renaming Masterplan of Awards (MoA)                              MOE Recognition SystemA Ne...
A New Way of Recognising Schools                        MoA                           k                  tices Ban        ...
New way ofrecognising schools                                                                                   MoA  Reduc...
Every School, a Good SchoolChanges to the School Excellence Model (SEM)
Every School, a Good SchoolAllowing Schools to Further Customise Learning                   Better Resourcing of Schools  ...
EVERY TEACHER,A CARING EDUCATOR             22
Every Teacher, a Caring EducatorSupport and Care for Teachers •   Ethos of the Teaching Profession      •Codified set of v...
Every Teacher, a Caring EducatorSupport and Care for Teachers  •   TEACH Framework introduced in 2011       •   Support Te...
Every Teacher, a Caring EducatorSupport and Care for Teachers •   TEACH Framework introduced in 2011      •   Better Help ...
Every Teacher, a Caring EducatorSupport and Care for Teachers    •Better Support for Teachers       •   Revised induction ...
EVERY PARENT,A SUPPORTIVE PARTNER             27
Every Parent, a Supportive PartnerStrengthening Partnerships      Earlier this year, we introduced:          Parent Supp...
Every Parent, a Supportive PartnerStrengthening Partnerships      MOE will build an ever closer partnership with       ou...
Every Parent, a Supportive PartnerStrengthening Partnerships                             30
Working Together to Deliver the Best forour Children                   32
Our Singapore Conversation •MOE’s Engagement Exercise                       33
Key MessagesEvery Student, an Engaged Learner   Every School, a Good School Every Teacher, a Caring EducatorEvery Parent, ...
Moving Forwardto Upper SecondaryAcademicChanges –Curriculum Review
SYLLABUS CHANGES AND ICT-BASED TEACHING ANDLEARNING FOR ENGLISH
New Examination Format (starting in 2013)          Affect Current sec 1E~3E                   1128 English Language ‘O’ Le...
New Examination Format (starting in 2013)        Affect Current sec 1A~3A                     1190 English Language ‘NA’ L...
New Examination Format (starting in 2013)         Affect Current sec 1NT~3NT                       1195 English Language N...
Key Strategic Thrusts for English Language     2006 English Language                          Key influences on the     Cu...
Support for EL Teachers Instructional EL Portals              Face-to-Face  Resources •we-Learn                    Support...
Support for EL Teachers                                • Tools for Assessment                         We-                 ...
EL ICT Application: we-Learn                                 • Main Target Audience:                 we-               Pup...
EL ICT Application: EN[a]BLER                                Speaking &       Writing &                Vocabulary         ...
EL ICT Application: EL Oracy Portal                SPEECH               EVALUATI                  ON   Integrati    ENGINE...
EL ICT Applications           Pedagogical Advantages• Enable pupils to learn EL authentically via  visual and auditory mod...
ICT-BASED TEACHING,LEARNING AND ASSESSMENTFOR MOTHER TONGUELANGUAGES
OUTLINEHarness ICT in Teaching and LearningICT in MTL ClassroomsI-MTL PortalICT-based ExaminationsComputer-based Writin...
HARNESS ICT IN TEACHING &LEARNING ICT transformed the way we learn, live   and work Over the years, ICT had enhanced   tea...
ICT in MTL ClassroomsICT is integral to MTL teaching and learning    Help students develop communication     skills    E...
i-MTL Portal   Record and                                upload oral                               presentation           ...
I-MTL PORTAL2011: Phase 1 Prototype   • 41 schools (18 Pri, 21 Sec and 2 JCs)2012: Phase 2 Prototype   • all S1 -3 MTL stu...
ICT-BASED EXAMINATIONS Greater alignment of assessment with   teaching Create authentic language tasks that assess   profi...
COMPUTER-BASEDWRITING                             Video as OralMTL B Paper 1                Test Stimulus  (Writing)      ...
FIELD TESTS Field tests showed ICT-based formats were accessible to students Comparable writing performance between   comp...
Rollout of EL & MTL ICT Applications          Beginning March 2013• Rollout of iMTL Portal in 2013 was  announced at last ...
Rollout of EL and MTL ICT Applications                Implementation: 2013 – 2015         YearPortal                 2010 ...
Rollout of EL and MTL ICT ApplicationsFunding Approach: Co-payment by Parents• ICT applications deliver curriculum content...
Rollout of EL and MTL ICT ApplicationsSubscription Costs & Co-payment (Ballpark)   ICT           Subscription         Co-p...
CURRICULUM REVIEW ANDCHANGES IN SCIENCE
Curriculum Review – SCIENCEScience Curriculum Framework             21CC framework                         Scientific Inqu...
Curriculum Review – SCIENCE               Implementation Schedule         SYLLABUS              2013                  2014...
Curriculum Review – SCIENCE          Key Changes to N Level Science (Physics) •   Restructuring of topics to better alloca...
Curriculum Review – SCIENCE               Comparison of Assessment Weighting                                              ...
CURRICULUM REVIEW ANDCHANGES FOR HUMANITIES
Curriculum Review – HUMANITIESMore emphasis will be placed on Inculcating CriticalThinking and Writing Skills in all Human...
Curriculum Review – HUMANITIESHistory Elective:•Inquiry-based approach to the case studies inSBCS•Reduction of content in ...
CURRICULUM REVIEW ANDCHANGES IN FOOD ANDNUTRITION
Curriculum Review – FOOD & NUTRITIONChanges in GCE ‘O’ Level F&N Coursework 2013Before: Paper 1 (Written Paper) – 40%(tot...
Curriculum Review – FOOD & NUTRITIONChanges in GCE ‘N’ Level F&N Coursework 2013Before: Paper 1 (Written Paper) – 40%(tot...
Compulsory     EnrichmentProgrammes for Sec 3       (2013)
Sec 3 Adventure Camp 2013 –       Term 1 Week 10             Aim:              Promote rugged              outlook toward...
Sec 3 Adventure Camp 2013                Promote                 camaraderie                 among                 studen...
Dragon Boat Experience 2013                 Promote                  teamwork                 Resilience
Elective Modules for NA/NT –        Term 2 Week 10 To extend and build on the learning  objectives of existing N(A)/N(T) ...
Sec 3 Extended ProgrammeAims To prepare for GCE ‘O’ & ‘N’ Level  exams To bridge their learning gapsWhen Last week of s...
Any Questions ?Please feel free to clarify your            doubts.         Thank you !
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Sec 2 EOY MTP Prinicpal Talk 2012

  1. 1. End of Year 2012Principal’s Address Secondary Two
  2. 2. Update on EducationalLandscape & MOE Direction MOE Work Plan 2012
  3. 3. MOE has focused on 3 key areas over the past year: 3
  4. 4. 4
  5. 5. EVERY STUDENT,AN ENGAGED LEARNER 5
  6. 6. Every Student, an Engaged Learner Igniting the Joy of Learning
  7. 7. Every Student, an Engaged Learner Providing the right learning support 7
  8. 8. Every Student, an Engaged Learner and IPsOngoing Initiatives – Polytechnics, SSNTsCatering to Diverse Learning Needs 8
  9. 9. Continue Strengthening our Institutes of Higher Learning 9
  10. 10. Every Student,for All – New Uni PathwaysOpportunities an Engaged LearnerCatering to Diverse Learning NeedsCPR in % (Full-Time of the cohort will Programmes) Up to receive a 50% government-40 subsidised degree education 30 25  SIT will become Singapore’s 5th autonomous university, pioneering a distinct, applied degree pathway  Full-time degree places in UniSIM  Part-time places (CET) expected to 5 grow to 10% of CPR Yea 1980 2010 2015 2020 r 10
  11. 11. Every Student, an Engaged Learner Holistic Education Centred on ValuesCharacter and Citizenship Education 11
  12. 12. EVERY SCHOOL,A GOOD SCHOOL 12
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  14. 14. 14
  15. 15. Every School, a Good SchoolRemoving School BandingMoving Away from a Single ‘Yardstick’ 15
  16. 16. School Information Service Web Banner section featuring schools and quick link to school’s website Search functions thatFind school via quick allow quicksearch based on andDistance, CCA, comparativeSpecial programme search for schools Interactive tools andInformation on School media suchUpdates/Listing of as OneMapSchool Clusters/ Query Tool &Programmes / Other MOE YoutubeLinks 16
  17. 17. Every School, a Good School to Renaming Masterplan of Awards (MoA) MOE Recognition SystemA New Way of Recognising Schools Greater flexibility to innovate and meet students’ needs NEW Emphasise the core business of schools 17
  18. 18. A New Way of Recognising Schools MoA k tices Ban hool PracGood Sc
  19. 19. New way ofrecognising schools MoA Reduced number of awards School Distinction Award (a) Removal of SEA (b) Removal of SAAs (c) Removal of tiered Value Add Best Practice Awards Special Awards awards Student All-Round LKY (NE) Award Development LHL Award for Teaching & Learning Innovation in the Staff Well-Being Normal Course Introduce Best Practice in (a) Character and Citizenship Education (b) Partnership
  20. 20. Every School, a Good SchoolChanges to the School Excellence Model (SEM)
  21. 21. Every School, a Good SchoolAllowing Schools to Further Customise Learning Better Resourcing of Schools  Better resourcing of schools to cater to different student needs and interests:  Resourcing for every school to develop Niche Area • Encourages schools to be good in their own way to engender school pride  Needs-based resourcing of schools • To pilot intervention strategies to better support students weak in literacy and numeracy • Studying more resources for lower enrolment schools 21
  22. 22. EVERY TEACHER,A CARING EDUCATOR 22
  23. 23. Every Teacher, a Caring EducatorSupport and Care for Teachers • Ethos of the Teaching Profession •Codified set of values, beliefs, practices, to foster professional identity •Code of Conduct currently being developed • Teacher Growth Model •Comprehensive model for all Professional Development programmes •Learning areas and programmes aligned to desired outcomes for teachers at each stage of their development Beginning Teacher Principal Master Teacher 23
  24. 24. Every Teacher, a Caring EducatorSupport and Care for Teachers • TEACH Framework introduced in 2011 • Support Teachers’ Professional Upgrading • New scholarships for degree and postgraduate studies introduced in 2011/12 – Undergraduate Study Award and Postgraduate Award (PGA) • Incentive Award for Part-Time Masters • More Flexible Work Options • Part-Time Teaching Scheme and No-Pay Leave options were expanded in 2011 • 10-15% more teachers making use of these options 24
  25. 25. Every Teacher, a Caring EducatorSupport and Care for Teachers • TEACH Framework introduced in 2011 • Better Help Manage Workload • Teacher Work Management Framework introduced to articulate management principles to better guide work allocation across schools •Enhance teachers’ career opportunities • More key personnel positions in schools to provide teachers with opportunities to take on middle management responsibilities • More HQ positions to provide more career rotation opportunities for teachers 25
  26. 26. Every Teacher, a Caring EducatorSupport and Care for Teachers •Better Support for Teachers • Revised induction programme for new teachers •Three-day Orientation Programme •Dialogue with senior management • Scaling up of Skilful Teaching, Enhanced Mentoring (STEM) programme • New teachers (BTs) are paired with instructional mentors (IMs) and attend training programme planned and organised by AST, and conducted by US consultants • BTs learn Teaching skills while IMs learn Mentoring skills 26
  27. 27. EVERY PARENT,A SUPPORTIVE PARTNER 27
  28. 28. Every Parent, a Supportive PartnerStrengthening Partnerships  Earlier this year, we introduced:  Parent Support Group Fund • Resource for schools to enhance partnership efforts • Try out new ideas  Parents in Education (PiE) Fund • 15 Primary schools 28
  29. 29. Every Parent, a Supportive PartnerStrengthening Partnerships  MOE will build an ever closer partnership with our stakeholders – parents and other partners NEW ! - Resources for schools to help them build capabilities in engaging partners -Parents in Education (PiE) Website (e.g. Guide and good stories on (e.g. educational news, information on school-wide approaches to engaging curriculum, articles on parenting) parents, effective PSGs) -Enhanced School Information Service 29
  30. 30. Every Parent, a Supportive PartnerStrengthening Partnerships 30
  31. 31. Working Together to Deliver the Best forour Children 32
  32. 32. Our Singapore Conversation •MOE’s Engagement Exercise 33
  33. 33. Key MessagesEvery Student, an Engaged Learner Every School, a Good School Every Teacher, a Caring EducatorEvery Parent, a Supportive Partner
  34. 34. Moving Forwardto Upper SecondaryAcademicChanges –Curriculum Review
  35. 35. SYLLABUS CHANGES AND ICT-BASED TEACHING ANDLEARNING FOR ENGLISH
  36. 36. New Examination Format (starting in 2013) Affect Current sec 1E~3E 1128 English Language ‘O’ LevelPAPER 1 : Writing - 70 marks / 35%Section A – Editing (10m) Identify & edit grammatical errors in a short textSection B – Situation Writing (30m) Write 250-350 words on a given situation which will involve viewing a visual textSection C – Continuous Writing (30m) Write 350-500 words on 1 out of 4 topics setPAPER 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
  37. 37. New Examination Format (starting in 2013) Affect Current sec 1A~3A 1190 English Language ‘NA’ LevelPAPER 1 : Writing - 70 marks / 35%Section A – Editing (10m) Identify & edit grammatical errors in a short textSection B – Situation Writing (30m) Write 250-350 words on a given situation which will involve viewing a visual textSection C – Continuous Writing (30m) Write 350-500 words on 1 out of 4 topics setPAPER 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)
  38. 38. New Examination Format (starting in 2013) Affect Current sec 1NT~3NT 1195 English Language NT LevelPAPER 1 : Writing - 60 marks / 30% - 1h 15 minSection A – Functional Tasks (30m)Part 1: Form Filling (10m)Part 2: Functional Writing (20m) – Based on a common context & 80-word taskSection B – Guided Writing (30m) –Visual Stimulus as aid for taskPAPER 2: Language Use & Comprehension - 80 marks / 40% - 1h 20minSection A – Language Use (40m)Part 1: Editing (10m)Part 2: Language in Spoken Context (10m) – Complete a transcript of a spoken text with optionsPart 3: Modified Cloze 1 (10m) – testing vocabulary with optionsPart4: Modified Cloze 2 (10m) – testing knowledge of grammarSection B – Reading Comprehension (40m)Part 5: Comprehension 1 (10m) – one text instead of 4 textsPart 6: Comprehension 2 (30m) – visuals providedPAPER 3: Listening – 20 marks / 10% - 45min – not only MCQs, reduced weightingPAPER 4: Oral Communication – 40 marks / 25% -20minPart 1: Reading Aloud – Read aloud a short text (15m)Part 2: Spoken Interaction – Discuss on a topic based on a visual stimulus (25m)
  39. 39. Key Strategic Thrusts for English Language 2006 English Language Key influences on the Curriculum & Pedagogy development of the Syllabus: Review Committee (ELCPRC) Recommendations: • Globalisation of language inA Curriculum for the an increasingly complexSingapore Context worlda systematic approach to teaching language skills • Changing profile of our grammar andwith an emphasis on learnersspoken English within a context ofrich texts and appreciation of • Pervasiveness and impact oflanguage beyond the classroom digital technology EL SYLLABUS 2010 Building a Strong Foundation & Providing Rich Language for All
  40. 40. Support for EL Teachers Instructional EL Portals Face-to-Face Resources •we-Learn Support•Pupil’s Textbooks •EN[a]BLER •EL Teaching•Teacher’s Seminar BalancingResource Packages •EL Oracy •Workshops•Literacy Resource Portal (Pri & •Project En-ELT Teaching &Centre Sec) •Sharing Sessions Assessment•Web Resources •Cluster and School Visits Guides to Guide to Developing Building the Syllabus Assessment Pupils in All Resources for the 6 Areas of Teaching & EL Syllabus 2010 Language Assessment (Exp/ NA and NT) Learning edumall2.0CPDD’s Support for EL Teachers Needs of EL Teachers EL & Lit Information Repository
  41. 41. Support for EL Teachers • Tools for Assessment We- Learn• Resource bank EN[a]BL• Training kit ER EL EL SYLLABUS Cube 2010 EL OracyThe EL ICT Eco-system Portal • Oral Proficiency
  42. 42. EL ICT Application: we-Learn • Main Target Audience: we- Pupils in the NT course we- ListenSpea • For teachers to create e-assignments and k e-assessments for teaching and assessing we- we- specific language skills Learn Read • Colourful and attractive • Easy to use we- we- Registe • Teacher-created Quiz r resources
  43. 43. EL ICT Application: EN[a]BLER Speaking & Writing & Vocabulary Representing Representing EN[a]BLE R Listening & Reading & Grammar Viewing Viewing• EN[a]BLER = Express Normal (Academic) Blended Language-use Evaluation Resource• Linked to EL Cube and schools’ Learning Management Systems• Provides opportunities to craft assessment tasks in various areas of language learning (provision for AfL)• Includes e-assignments from The British Council and The Straits Times
  44. 44. EL ICT Application: EL Oracy Portal SPEECH EVALUATI ON Integrati ENGINE INTERACTI on with VE EN[a]BLE STORYBO R EL OK ORACY V.A.S.T. PORTAL * Game (Multiplayer Mode Online Role- playing Lesson Game) Mode * Voice- Activated Spy Tech
  45. 45. EL ICT Applications Pedagogical Advantages• Enable pupils to learn EL authentically via visual and auditory modes• Allow pupils to learn at a suitable pace , taking into account different learning needs and abilities• Promote self-directed learning• Allow pupils to benefit from immediate feedback from their teacher or peers
  46. 46. ICT-BASED TEACHING,LEARNING AND ASSESSMENTFOR MOTHER TONGUELANGUAGES
  47. 47. OUTLINEHarness ICT in Teaching and LearningICT in MTL ClassroomsI-MTL PortalICT-based ExaminationsComputer-based WritingVideo as Oral Test StimulusField Test FindingsSupport for Schools 48
  48. 48. HARNESS ICT IN TEACHING &LEARNING ICT transformed the way we learn, live and work Over the years, ICT had enhanced teaching and learning in schools 49
  49. 49. ICT in MTL ClassroomsICT is integral to MTL teaching and learning  Help students develop communication skills  Enhance language task authenticitySuppor t schools through  Teacher training  ICT-based resources  i-MTL Portal [new] 50
  50. 50. i-MTL Portal Record and upload oral presentation audio/video clips View text or video stimulu s Submit Feedback in type-writtentext or audio response (in form by MTL)teacher/peer 51 s
  51. 51. I-MTL PORTAL2011: Phase 1 Prototype • 41 schools (18 Pri, 21 Sec and 2 JCs)2012: Phase 2 Prototype • all S1 -3 MTL students in 6 schools • S1-S4 and JC MTL B students2013: Implement in all schools, starting with • P4, S1 & JC1 MTL • S1-JC1 MTLB students 52
  52. 52. ICT-BASED EXAMINATIONS Greater alignment of assessment with teaching Create authentic language tasks that assess proficiency to use MTL more meaningfully ICT will be introduced in par ts of MTL exam star ting with A-Level MTLfrom 2013O-Level MTL B MTL B B Computer-based Writing 2013 (Paper 1) Computer-based Writing (Paper 1) & 2014 Video as test stimulus in Video as test stimulus in oral exam oral exam 53
  53. 53. COMPUTER-BASEDWRITING Video as OralMTL B Paper 1 Test Stimulus (Writing) • Oral Exam Use computers  Short video clips to write as stimuli (A & O  email response or level MTL B) blog entry (A-Level MTL B)  email response or picture composition (O-level MTL B) 54
  54. 54. FIELD TESTS Field tests showed ICT-based formats were accessible to students Comparable writing performance between computer-based & paper-based writing • Important to provide students with adequate ICT-based practice in normal MTL lessons 55
  55. 55. Rollout of EL & MTL ICT Applications Beginning March 2013• Rollout of iMTL Portal in 2013 was announced at last DOS’ Meeting (August).• EL Portals (we-Learn and EN[a]BLER) will also rollout in 2013.
  56. 56. Rollout of EL and MTL ICT Applications Implementation: 2013 – 2015 YearPortal 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015EL Oracy Trial Trial P1–S4/5 P1– 4/5P1 – S4/5we-Learn Trial Optional OptionalS1 – S4 S1–S3 S1–S4/5 S1–S4/5 (S1) (S1–S2) (S1–S3)(NT) S1–S2 S1–S3EN[a]BLER Trial Optional (E & NA) (E & NA)S1 – S4 S1–S4/5 (S1) (S1–S2) S3 S4/5(E & NA) (NA) (NA) P4, S1 (All) P4–P5 Trial Trial S2–S4/5 S1–S3 (All)iMTL S4/5 (MTL’B’) (P4, S1 (P4, (MTL‘B’) P4–JCP4 – JC JC (H1 MTL JC (H1 MTL, and JC) S1–JC) & MTL’B’) MTL’B’ & H2 MTLL)
  57. 57. Rollout of EL and MTL ICT ApplicationsFunding Approach: Co-payment by Parents• ICT applications deliver curriculum content as part of textbooks and other T&L materials.• Cost of textbooks and workbooks is traditionally borne by parents.• Co-payment by parents will be affordable, at 50% of the subscription cost of each ICT application, capped at $2 per application.
  58. 58. Rollout of EL and MTL ICT ApplicationsSubscription Costs & Co-payment (Ballpark) ICT Subscription Co-payment Balance to beApplicatio Cost by Parents Paid for by n (per student per Schools year) (per student per year)we-Learn* $8 $2.00 $6EN[a]BLER $8 $2.00 $6 * iMTL $15 $2.00 $13 EL Oracy $3 $1.50 $1.50 (from 2014)* Students subscribe to only one of these ICT applications – • NT: we-Learn • Exp and NA: EN[a]BLER
  59. 59. CURRICULUM REVIEW ANDCHANGES IN SCIENCE
  60. 60. Curriculum Review – SCIENCEScience Curriculum Framework 21CC framework Scientific Inquiry Scientific Inquiry Scientific Literacy Scientific Literacy 21 CC in Science Education 21 CC in Science Education
  61. 61. Curriculum Review – SCIENCE Implementation Schedule SYLLABUS 2013 2014 (implementation) (first exam) O Physics O Science (Physics) N Science (Physics) Sec 3 O Chemistry (Changes to some specific O Science (Chemistry) learning of Sec 4 N Science (Chemistry) objectives of specific O Biology chapters) O Science (Biology) N Science (Biology) Exp/NA Lower Sec Science will be implemented in 2013 NT Science will be implemented in 2014 for Sec 1 and 3
  62. 62. Curriculum Review – SCIENCE Key Changes to N Level Science (Physics) • Restructuring of topics to better allocate learning outcomes across the three years (i.e. Sec 3N-4N and Sec 5N). Removed Added (moved to Sec 5N) (brought down from Sec 5N) •Light •Scalar & vector quantity (reflection, refraction, •Pressure total internal •Kinetic model of matter reflection) •EM spectrum •Magnetism •Sound
  63. 63. Curriculum Review – SCIENCE Comparison of Assessment Weighting 2013 Syllabus Current (First Exam in 2014) Syllabus Handling Handling Knowledge Knowledge Information & Information & with with Solving Solving Understanding Understanding Problems Problems O Level Biology 45 55 45 55O Level Chemistry 55 45 45 55 O Level Physics 55 45 45 55 O Level Science 60 40 50 50(Bio/Chem/ Phy) N Level Science 60 40 50 50(Bio/Chem/ Phy)
  64. 64. CURRICULUM REVIEW ANDCHANGES FOR HUMANITIES
  65. 65. Curriculum Review – HUMANITIESMore emphasis will be placed on Inculcating CriticalThinking and Writing Skills in all HumanitiessubjectsSocial Studies:•Longer exam duration from 1hr 30min to 1hr 45min•Higher weighting is given to Source Based CaseStudies (SBCS) from 50% to 70%.•A decrease weighting for SEQ from current 50% to30%.
  66. 66. Curriculum Review – HUMANITIESHistory Elective:•Inquiry-based approach to the case studies inSBCS•Reduction of content in the new syllabusGeography Elective:•Thematic and issues-based approach withingeographical inquiry•Selected case studies will be used in assessment•New component on Fieldwork which will impactassessment
  67. 67. CURRICULUM REVIEW ANDCHANGES IN FOOD ANDNUTRITION
  68. 68. Curriculum Review – FOOD & NUTRITIONChanges in GCE ‘O’ Level F&N Coursework 2013Before: Paper 1 (Written Paper) – 40%(total mark of paper is 100 for a 2h duration) Paper 2 (Coursework) – 42% Part A + 18% Part BNow: Paper1 (Written Paper) – 40% (unchange) Paper2 (Coursework) – 60%Change: Food based experiment (Part B) is incorporated into main coursework (Part A)
  69. 69. Curriculum Review – FOOD & NUTRITIONChanges in GCE ‘N’ Level F&N Coursework 2013Before: Paper 1 (Written Paper) – 40%(total mark of paper is 40 for a 1h30min duration) Paper 2 (Coursework) – 60%Now: Paper 1 (Written Paper) – 40%(total mark for paper is now 80 for 1h30min duration) Paper 2 (Coursework) – 60% (unchange)
  70. 70. Compulsory EnrichmentProgrammes for Sec 3 (2013)
  71. 71. Sec 3 Adventure Camp 2013 – Term 1 Week 10 Aim:  Promote rugged outlook towards life through adventure training
  72. 72. Sec 3 Adventure Camp 2013  Promote camaraderie among students  Identify leaders
  73. 73. Dragon Boat Experience 2013  Promote teamwork  Resilience
  74. 74. Elective Modules for NA/NT – Term 2 Week 10 To extend and build on the learning objectives of existing N(A)/N(T) subjects To introduce students to a course of study in post-secondary education To expose students to possible career paths.
  75. 75. Sec 3 Extended ProgrammeAims To prepare for GCE ‘O’ & ‘N’ Level exams To bridge their learning gapsWhen Last week of school & first week of November
  76. 76. Any Questions ?Please feel free to clarify your doubts. Thank you !

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