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OUR BRAND OF EDUCATION
Our Brand of Education Our Mission Empowering Lives, Transforming our Future          We empower Teck Whyeans to create op...
Our Brand of Education     Our Vision     A Community of Future-ready Learners         Who Lead, Serve and Achieve        ...
The New Paper, July 21, 2011
School Theme  2011 - 2012R + I + S = E  Resilience: Always trying; not giving up when faced   with challenges  Integrit...
Student performance:           GCE N-Level Examination 2011                   Passes              DistinctionsBetter/Equal...
Student performance:          GCE N-Level Examination 2011 4N(A) Top Students   Poh Jia Hui (4E): 5 Grade 1s   Lee Yi L...
Student performance:           GCE N-Level Examination 2011 4N(T) Top Students   Chiang Jun Ming (4I): 4 ‘A’s, 1 ‘B’, Gr...
Student performance:           GCE O-Level Examination 2011                    Passes              DistinctionsBetter/Equa...
Student performance:          GCE O-Level Examination 2011 4 Express Top Students   Elaine Tan Hui Zhi (4A): 6 distincti...
Student performance:          GCE O-Level Examination 2011 5 N(A) Top Students   Tan Yan You (5A): 5 distinctions   Won...
Student performance:GCE O-Level Examination 2011 L1B5 aggregate (4 Express)                   L1B4 aggregate (5N)         ...
Value-added        Results since 2010 2010: Achievement Award(Academic Value-added) for      1st time in Band 5 of    2009...
Hockey                Floorball      Archery                                      2008                        2008        ...
School Focus 2011 - 2012 See and make connections between subjects,  activities, programmes and real life to make  learni...
Mdm Grace Tan              Winner of the Inspiring Chinese              Language Teacher Award 2012                 (全国模范 ...
The TWSS Team                                       Mrs Shirley Teo      Mr Alwin Njoo   Mrs Soh Siow TinMr Gideon Yong   ...
The TWSS Team Ms Tan Pin Yin Mr Krishnamoorthy Mdm Nurulazmi       Mrs Rizal       Mr Yusman  HOD MTL              SH TL  ...
The TWSS Team Ms Elodie Sng       Mdm Lim Bee       Mdm Lye Eng    Mdm Mary Katru    Mrs Ong LeeSH/Social Studies       Bu...
The TWSS Sec 2 TeamHan Yiqian      Tan Kok Hian   Jordan Loh     Li Xiaorong  FT 2A            FT 2A          FT 2B       ...
The TWSS Sec 2 TeamMuhd Sherefudin    Crystal Lau   Joanna Lim    Wang Yiwen    FT 2E             FT 2E         FT 2F     ...
Pupils’ Aspirations        JC     Poly    ITE                               Others (%)       (%)     (%)     (%)2Exp   28....
The Post-SecondaryEducation Landscape          University      DegreeJunior College (2 yrs) or    Polytechnic         Inst...
JC/MI: A-Level Curriculum             Typical subject combination               Three H2 content-based                    ...
Polytechnic Courses 5 polytechnics:                   Nanyang Ngee Ann Republic Singapore Temasek Course categories    ...
Polytechnic Courses                Nanyang Ngee Ann Republic Singapore Temasek Course categories   Engineering     • e.g...
Polytechnic Courses                 Nanyang Ngee Ann Republic Singapore Temasek Course categories   Information & Digita...
ITE Higher Nitec Courses Course categories  - Accounting           - Business/Design & Media  - Chemical & Life Sciences ...
Flexibility for N(A) students There are manyopportunities to go to poly from ITE                                New pathwa...
Direct Entry to Higher Nitec     for N(A) students
Direct Entry           to Higher NitecA high % of graduates obtained employment within 3 months fromgraduation or completi...
Are they ready for      their future?(1 = Strongly Disagree; 4: Strongly Agree)   2EXP   2NA    2NTI am aware of my abilit...
Entering a Junior College/MI• Entry criteria:  L1-R5 (JC) L1-R4 (MI)   First             5 Relevant         4 Relevant Lan...
Entering JC/MI 2011 Cut-off Points for some JCs        JC          Arts        Science    Anderson         10            ...
Entering a polytechnic Entry criteria:               EL-R2-B2 English        Group 1 of relevant             Group 2Langu...
Entering a polytechnic 2011 Cut-off Points for some courses   NP: Biomedical Science – 9   NP: Accountancy – 11   NP: ...
Entering ITE Higher Nitec Entry criteria (O-level results):EL-B4 or EL-R1-B3 or EL-R2-B2      EL                    R1   ...
Progressing to 5N(A) &Direct Entry to Higher Nitec  Entry criteria (N-level results):      EL-Maths-B3 ≤ 19             E...
ITE Direct Entry  to Higher Nitec Higher Nitec Cut-off Points 2010 (N-level  EMB3)   Hospitality: 14   Leisure/Travel: ...
N(A) Entry to Nitec 3 N-level passes, including EL and Maths Cut-off points 2010    Aerospace: 4    Baking/Food Studie...
The Secondary 2Streaming Process                                        Option E1                           Sec 3        O...
Timeline of EventsMay            Jul - Sep           Oct           Nov- Subject      - Subject          - Students     - A...
Subjects for     Express Course              Elective/Additional Subjects 5 compulsory subjects             2nd - 3rd Sci...
Subject Combinations    for Express (historical) Subject Compulsory 4th subject:    Science      AdditionalCombina- Subjec...
Pure Science vs Combined                        Science Similar coverage of topics, but greater depth  for pure Sciences...
O-level Additional                   Mathematics Aims (from MOE)   To provide a strong foundation in algebraic    manipu...
Subject Preferences        (Express) Pure Science (Phy, Chem, Bio)   50.3% interested but only 19 (12%) qualify based   ...
Subject Preferences        (Express) Coursework subjects (1st choice)   POA: 29.5%   D&T: 30.9%   F&N: 21.5%   Art: 1...
Subjects forNormal (Academic) Course 5 compulsory subjects         Elective/Additional                                Sub...
Subject Combinations for           N(A) Subject Compulsory     3rd   4th subject:      5th      6thCombina Subjects (2) su...
Subject Preferences          (NA) Combined Science   Phy/Chem: 53.2%   Bio/Chem: 46.8% Coursework subjects (1st choice)...
Subjects forNormal (Technical) Course                            Elective/Additional 4 compulsory subjects               ...
Subject Combinations       for N(T) Subject    Compulsory       Additional SubjectsCombinat-    Subjects   ion NT1a       ...
Subject Preferences          (NT) 1st elective    NT Science: 80%   EBS: 20% Coursework subjects (1st choice)    D&T: ...
Eligibility Criteria –         Exp/N(A)SCIENCE                                          Eligibility CriteriaPure Sciences:...
Eligibility Criteria -           Exp/N(A)HUMANITIES            Eligibility CriteriaHistory Elective               History ...
Eligibility Criteria – N(T) Subjects         Eligibility Criteria                           Science ≥ 65% Science         ...
How is the student’s finalsubject combination decided? Pupils’ Ability, Aptitude, Attitude & Interest    Must meet strea...
Academic Review System Checkpoints from 2013 to 2014                                                Sec 3 End-of-year    ...
How Sec 2 pupils have      fared so far  Express       Sec 2A     Sec 2B     Sec 2C         Sec 2DWeakest       EL        ...
The O-level/N-level examination      is a 2-year journey  2013 timeline     Term 1 & 2                             Term 3...
ST2: Learning our Focus Special support for Sec 2 students  New timetable structure  Maths & Humanities Trail  CCE-Proj...
Lower Sec TimetableNew! 50-min periods to provide more flexibility and improve engagement  TIME     MONDAY     TUESDAY    ...
Parents: You can help your child Discuss these questions with your child   Where he/she would like to go after secondary...
Parents:  You can help your child Support your child   Attendance: Be present and punctual   Attention: Help him/her ge...
Key to success:        Work consistentlyThe Sunday Times, 2 Jan 2011
Develop Good Habits                 I am working part-time during term time.              2EXP                 2NA        ...
Develop Good HabitsI start preparation for common tests and examinations __      % 1 day before % at least 1 % at least 2 ...
Syasya RifqahThe New Paper School Sports Star 2011 Award WinnerCharacter-building at Teck Whye     “It is the little thing...
Developing 21st century       learners
Student learning:Talent & Interest Development         Our students at the iChef                                       Coo...
Student learning:Design thinking in action
 Sec 3 Adventure camp Leadership training        Development                         Character & Leadership
Values in Action:                              Serving the                              Community                         ...
Overseas Partnerships:Enriching Learning and Making New Friends                                    Singapore-Hong Kong    ...
The Next Lap:Character & Citizenship      Education       Sec 4/5: Transforming    the Future          Sec 3:   Collaborat...
Pupil Management  Strong emphasis on building a respectful learning     environment: Pupil Management team working with  ...
Pupil ManagementMinor offences                 ConsequencesSkipping lessons or school     After-school Detentionactivities...
Pupil Management The ‘Yellow Slip’ system: after-school  detention    Improper attire & appearance    Entering class la...
Strong partnership between     school & parents Check your child/ward’s  Student Handbook  regularly as it contains    Go...
Building strongpartnerships with parents Check out the school website or join us on Facebook!                            ...
Sec 2 Meet-Parents-Session : Principal's Briefing 26 May 2012
Sec 2 Meet-Parents-Session : Principal's Briefing 26 May 2012
Sec 2 Meet-Parents-Session : Principal's Briefing 26 May 2012
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Sec 2 Meet-Parents-Session : Principal's Briefing 26 May 2012

  1. 1. OUR BRAND OF EDUCATION
  2. 2. Our Brand of Education Our Mission Empowering Lives, Transforming our Future We empower Teck Whyeans to create opportunities for themselves and others in the future by equipping them with the 21st century values, skills and knowledge. We help them discover their passion and purpose in life and develop strength of character to succeed despite challenges
  3. 3. Our Brand of Education Our Vision A Community of Future-ready Learners Who Lead, Serve and Achieve Through a culture of collaboration, a mindset of excellence and a spirit of lifelong learning, we aspire to be a community of Teck Whyeans ready for the future, as we lead with conviction, serve with compassion and achieve with confidence.
  4. 4. The New Paper, July 21, 2011
  5. 5. School Theme 2011 - 2012R + I + S = E  Resilience: Always trying; not giving up when faced with challenges  Integrity: Knowing and doing what is right  Synergy: Working as a team; respecting different perspectives, strengths and talents  Excellence: A journey of continuous improvement as well as a destination of achievements
  6. 6. Student performance: GCE N-Level Examination 2011 Passes DistinctionsBetter/Equal N(A): 8 subjects N(A): 5 subjectsNational (EL, Maths, Science, (EL, Maths, Science,Average MTL, D&T, F&N) MTL, D&T, F&N) N(T): 8 subjects N(T): 5 subjects (EL, MTL, CPA, EBS, (EL, MTL, CPA, EBS, D&T, FS) D&T, FS)Better/Equal N(A): 5 subjects N(A): 2 subjects2010performance N(T): 7 Subjects N(T): 7 Subjects
  7. 7. Student performance: GCE N-Level Examination 2011 4N(A) Top Students  Poh Jia Hui (4E): 5 Grade 1s  Lee Yi Ling (4G): 5 distinctions  Sean Lim En Wei (4F): 5 distinctions  Lee Wei Ping Joyce (4G): 4 distinctions  Chua Ee Ting (4E): 4 distinctions  Jolin Pek Si Min (4E): 4 distinctions
  8. 8. Student performance: GCE N-Level Examination 2011 4N(T) Top Students  Chiang Jun Ming (4I): 4 ‘A’s, 1 ‘B’, Grade 2 for N(A) Maths  Tan Shi Hui (4I): 4 ‘A’s, 1 ‘B’  Carine Ng Jia Yin (4I): 4 ‘A’s
  9. 9. Student performance: GCE O-Level Examination 2011 Passes DistinctionsBetter/Equal 4 Exp: 7 subjects 4 Exp: 5 subjectsNational (Science, D&T, F&N, (MTL, D&T, F&N)Average MTL) 5NA: 9 subjects 5NA: 4 subjects (Science, Maths, A (CH, TL, D&T, F&N) Maths, CH, MTL, Art, D&T, F&N)Better/Equal 4 Exp: 10 subjects 4 Exp: 7 subjects2010performance 5NA: 8 subjects 5NA: 7 subjects
  10. 10. Student performance: GCE O-Level Examination 2011 4 Express Top Students  Elaine Tan Hui Zhi (4A): 6 distinctions  Lee Feifei (4B): 6 distinctions  Fuh Ling Huey (4B): 6 distinctions  Lim Yun Zhen Stella (4B): 5 distinctions  Soo Guan Roo (4B): 5 distinctions  Wang Shi Wen Celine (4B): 5 distinctions  Neo Shi Yi (4B): 5 distinctions  Ng Jia Lam Sherman (4B): 5 distinctions
  11. 11. Student performance: GCE O-Level Examination 2011 5 N(A) Top Students  Tan Yan You (5A): 5 distinctions  Wong Yong-Zhi Erwin (5A): 5 distinctions  Muhammad Hanifa (5B): 4 distinctions  Eric Peh Zheng Wei (5B): 4 distinctions  Liang Jingjing (5A): 4 distinctions
  12. 12. Student performance:GCE O-Level Examination 2011 L1B5 aggregate (4 Express) L1B4 aggregate (5N) Positive value-add! Positive value-add! 2009 2010 2011 2009 2010 2011 TWSS Expected TWSS Expected
  13. 13. Value-added Results since 2010 2010: Achievement Award(Academic Value-added) for 1st time in Band 5 of 2009 4 Exp Results School Achievement Table for Normal Course! 2011: Achievement Award 2011: Achievement Award(Academic Value-added) for (Academic Value-added) for 2010 4 Exp Results 2010 5 N(A) Results 2012: Achievement Award 2012: Achievement Award(Academic Value-added) for (Academic Value-added) for 2011 4 Exp Results 2011 5 N(A) Results
  14. 14. Hockey Floorball Archery 2008 2008 2011 1st Sustained Achievement B Boys: 1st B Girls: 3rd B Girls: 1st C Girls: 1st, C Boys: 4th C Girls: 1st B Boys: 2nd Award (Sports) 2009 2009 C Girls: 1st for outstanding achievements in B Girls: 2nd B Girls: 4th C Boys: 2ndHockey & Floorball from 2007 - 2009 C Girls: 3rd, C Boys: 2nd 2010 2012 2010 B Girls: 2nd Ongoing B Girls: 1st C Girls: 3rd 2nd Sustained Achievement C Girls: 1st 2011 2011 B Girls: 1st Award (Sports) B Girls: 1st, B Boys: 2nd C Girls: 4th for outstanding achievements in C Girls: 2nd 2012Hockey & Floorball from 2008 - 2010 2012 B Girls: 2nd B Girls: 1st C Div: C Div: ongoing ongoing 3rd Sustained Achievement Award (Sports) for outstanding achievements inHockey & Floorball from 2009 - 2011
  15. 15. School Focus 2011 - 2012 See and make connections between subjects, activities, programmes and real life to make learning meaningful and enjoyable Work with teachers and with one another to achieve and excel
  16. 16. Mdm Grace Tan Winner of the Inspiring Chinese Language Teacher Award 2012 (全国模范 华文教师奖 )Mrs Shirley TeoWinner of theInspiring Teacher ofEnglish Award 2011 Winners of the 2012 Caring Teacher Awards (school level)
  17. 17. The TWSS Team Mrs Shirley Teo Mr Alwin Njoo Mrs Soh Siow TinMr Gideon Yong Mr Michael Tan Dean (Curriculum) HOD Science School StaffVice Principal 1 Vice Principal 2 HOD EL DeveloperMdm Tong Wee Mrs Vena Foo Ms Deborah Tan Mr Kelvin Cheok Mr Ng Chor Tan Heng HOD Humanities HOD Pupil HOD Pupil HOD PE & CCA HOD Maths Development Management
  18. 18. The TWSS Team Ms Tan Pin Yin Mr Krishnamoorthy Mdm Nurulazmi Mrs Rizal Mr Yusman HOD MTL SH TL Manan, SH ML HOD ICT Ithnin, SH ICT Mr Alvin Tay Mr Rahmat Ms Shafillah Mr Aidil Sharil Ms Ng Shu WenHOD Art & Design Hassan Begum SH PE/CCA LH Science SH Aesthetics SH F&N
  19. 19. The TWSS Team Ms Elodie Sng Mdm Lim Bee Mdm Lye Eng Mdm Mary Katru Mrs Ong LeeSH/Social Studies Buat Senior Tr CL Senior Tr Maths Choo Senior Tr EL Senior Tr F&N Ms Safiah Ms Charlene Mr Mark Mr Dave Goh Mr Alan Mr Tan Boon Rais Yang Brosas Admin Mgr 1 Wong Peng LH EL Counsellor Counsellor Admin Mgr 2 Ops Mgr
  20. 20. The TWSS Sec 2 TeamHan Yiqian Tan Kok Hian Jordan Loh Li Xiaorong FT 2A FT 2A FT 2B FT 2BSiti Radiah Uma Jayaraman Lynn Chong Baskaran Ganga FT 2C FT 2C FT 2D FT 2D
  21. 21. The TWSS Sec 2 TeamMuhd Sherefudin Crystal Lau Joanna Lim Wang Yiwen FT 2E FT 2E FT 2F FT 2F Evelyn Tan Huang I Lung Mrs Ada Ong FT 2F FT 2G FT 2G
  22. 22. Pupils’ Aspirations JC Poly ITE Others (%) (%) (%) (%)2Exp 28.5% 69.4% 0% 2.1%2NA 18.3% 80.3% 1.4% 0%2NT 8.8% 26.5% 58.8% 5.9%
  23. 23. The Post-SecondaryEducation Landscape University DegreeJunior College (2 yrs) or Polytechnic Institute of Technical Centralised Institute (3 yrs) Education (1 - 2 yrs) (3 yrs) GCE A-Levels Diploma Nitec/Higher Nitec (DSA) (DSA) GCE O-Level Examination Sec 5N GCE N-Level Examination Special/Express Normal (Academic) / Normal (Technical) Course (Sec 1 – 4) Course (Sec 1 – 4)
  24. 24. JC/MI: A-Level Curriculum Typical subject combination Three H2 content-based subjects One H1 content-based subject (at least one from contrasting discipline) + H1 Mother Tongue Language (MTL) H1 General Paper (GP) H1 Project Work (PW) “Science” combination H2 Physics H2 Chemistry H2 Mathematics H1 Economics/Geog/Lit (contrasting subject) H1 MTL, GP, PW
  25. 25. Polytechnic Courses 5 polytechnics: Nanyang Ngee Ann Republic Singapore Temasek Course categories  Applied Sciences • e.g. Biotechnology, Food Science & Nutrition, Pharmacy Science, Nutrition, Health & Wellness  Built Environment • e.g. Environmental & Water Technology, Green Building & Sustainability, Hotel & Leisure Facilities Management, Landscape Architecture, Real Estate Business  Business & Management • e.g. Accountancy, Hospitality & Resort Management, Mass Media Management, Wellness, Lifestyle & Spa Management
  26. 26. Polytechnic Courses Nanyang Ngee Ann Republic Singapore Temasek Course categories  Engineering • e.g. 3D Interactive Media Technology, Aeronautical Engineering, Clean Energy, Micro and Nanotechnology  Health Sciences • e.g. Nursing, Optometry, Outdoor & Adventure Learning  Humanities • e.g. Applied Drama & Psychology, Early Childhood Studies, Social Sciences (Social Work)
  27. 27. Polytechnic Courses Nanyang Ngee Ann Republic Singapore Temasek Course categories  Information & Digital Technologies • e.g. Cyber & Digital Security, Game & Entertainment Technology, Mobile & Network Services  Maritime Studies • e.g. Maritime Engineering, Maritime Business  Media & Design • e.g. Advertising & Public Relations, Apparel Design & Merchandising, Experience & Product Design, Interior Architecture & Design, Visual Effects & Motion Graphics
  28. 28. ITE Higher Nitec Courses Course categories - Accounting - Business/Design & Media - Chemical & Life Sciences - Engineering - Information Technology Note: Higher Nitec graduates with GPA 2.0 can apply for admission to a related poly diploma course. For some Engineering diploma courses, graduates with GPA 3.5 may be admitted directly to
  29. 29. Flexibility for N(A) students There are manyopportunities to go to poly from ITE New pathways to polytechnic http://www.polytechnic.edu .sg/pfp/
  30. 30. Direct Entry to Higher Nitec for N(A) students
  31. 31. Direct Entry to Higher NitecA high % of graduates obtained employment within 3 months fromgraduation or completion of full-time NS, with mean salary of $1,400(ITE 2009 Graduate Employment Survey) Higher Nitec Course Employment Mean Gross Rate Salary Biotechnology 81% $1,490 Paramedic & Emergency Care 94% $1,870 Business Studies (Sport 100% $1,510 Management) Electronics Engineering 89% $1,500 Information Technology 89% $1,430 Electrical Engineering 91% $1,460 Mechanical Engineering 87% $1,480
  32. 32. Are they ready for their future?(1 = Strongly Disagree; 4: Strongly Agree) 2EXP 2NA 2NTI am aware of my abilities and interests. 3.11 3.11 3.06I am aware of the kinds of careerswhich can match my interests and 2.91 3.01 2.88needs.I know what careers are available in my 2.90 2.97 2.94interest and ability areas.I know the entry requirements for the 2.86 2.89 2.79careers that I am interested in.I am able to make decisions about my 2.90 2.96 2.97future career.I know how to prepare for careers in 2.86 2.96 3.03which I am interested.
  33. 33. Entering a Junior College/MI• Entry criteria: L1-R5 (JC) L1-R4 (MI) First 5 Relevant 4 Relevant Language subjects subjects EL/ Higher 3 subjects: 2 subjects: MTL Humanities/ Humanities/ Mathematics/ Mathematics/ Science Science 2 other subjects 2 other subjects (except CCA) (except CCA)
  34. 34. Entering JC/MI 2011 Cut-off Points for some JCs JC Arts Science Anderson 10 8 Innova 20 20 Jurong 14 15 Pioneer 16 16  Average subject grade: A2 to B3
  35. 35. Entering a polytechnic Entry criteria: EL-R2-B2 English Group 1 of relevant Group 2Language subjects (R1) (R2)Compulsory Humanities / Media (A): (A) & (B): Art, 2 Best Art, Combined D&T, F&N, Humanities Maths, CH,subjects Business/ Science / POA 2 other Engineering courses (B/C/D): subjects (C) & (D): D&T, E Maths or A Maths Science, F&N(except CCA)
  36. 36. Entering a polytechnic 2011 Cut-off Points for some courses  NP: Biomedical Science – 9  NP: Accountancy – 11  NP: Aerospace Technology – 12  NP: Child Psychology & Early Childhood – 11  SP: Biotechnology – 10  SP: Business Admin – 12  SP: Media & Communication – 12 Average subject grade: A2 to B3
  37. 37. Entering ITE Higher Nitec Entry criteria (O-level results):EL-B4 or EL-R1-B3 or EL-R2-B2 EL R1 R2 Compulsory E Maths, A R1: E Maths or A Maths Maths or POA R2: Science or D&T B4 B3 B2 Any subject Any subject Any subject (except CCA) (except CCA) (except CCA)
  38. 38. Progressing to 5N(A) &Direct Entry to Higher Nitec  Entry criteria (N-level results): EL-Maths-B3 ≤ 19 EL Best 3 subjects Compulsory Any N-level subject Maths (CCA excluded) Compulsory * Direct Entry to Polytechnic (Poly Foundation Programme): EL-Maths-B3 ≤ 11
  39. 39. ITE Direct Entry to Higher Nitec Higher Nitec Cut-off Points 2010 (N-level EMB3)  Hospitality: 14  Leisure/Travel: 15  Business Studies: 15  Mechatronics/ IT: 18  Electrical Engineering: 19
  40. 40. N(A) Entry to Nitec 3 N-level passes, including EL and Maths Cut-off points 2010  Aerospace: 4  Baking/Food Studies: 6 – 7  Fitness/Service: 9  Digital animation: 10  ICT: 12
  41. 41. The Secondary 2Streaming Process Option E1 Sec 3 Option E2 Express Option E3 Option E4 After Sec 2 Sec 3 PROMOTED Option NA1 Final Exams Normal Option NA2 (Academic) Sec 3 Option NT1a Normal Option NT1b (Technical)
  42. 42. Timeline of EventsMay Jul - Sep Oct Nov- Subject - Subject - Students - AnnouncementOptions Options talk for submit final of streamingSurvey for students choice of results andstudents - Review Sec 2 subject classes for 2013- Subject performance & optionsOptions talk targets against after SA2for parents preferred Sec 3 subject options
  43. 43. Subjects for Express Course Elective/Additional Subjects 5 compulsory subjects 2nd - 3rd Science subject  English Language Principles of Accounts  Mother Tongue: (POA) CL/ML/TL Additional Mathematics  Elementary Mathematics Coursework-based subjects: Design &  Combined Humanities Technology / Food & (Social Studies + Elective Nutrition / Art Geography/History) Total no. of subjects:  1 Science Subject 6-8
  44. 44. Subject Combinations for Express (historical) Subject Compulsory 4th subject: Science AdditionalCombina- Subjects (3) Combined subjects Subjects tion Humanities E1 SS Phy + Chem A. Maths(8 subjects) + Elective + Bio Geography E2 SS Science A. D&T(7 subjects) EL, + Elective (Phy/Chem) Maths or MTL and History F&N E Maths E3 Science POA(6 subjects) SS (P/C or B/C) + Elective E4 Geography Science Art / D&T /(6 subjects) (P/C or B/C) F&N
  45. 45. Pure Science vs Combined Science Similar coverage of topics, but greater depth for pure Sciences Practical assessment  School-based Practical Assessment (SPA) for pure Sciences: 4 assessments in Sec 4  One-off practical examination for combined Science: during O-level exam period Post-secondary implications  Pure Science not a requirement for poly courses  Pure Science not a requirement for JC non- Science courses
  46. 46. O-level Additional Mathematics Aims (from MOE)  To provide a strong foundation in algebraic manipulation and mathematical reasoning skills  To prepare students for A-level H2 and H3 mathematics Post-secondary implications  Not a requirement for polytechnic course  Not a requirement for JC non-Science course
  47. 47. Subject Preferences (Express) Pure Science (Phy, Chem, Bio)  50.3% interested but only 19 (12%) qualify based on SA1 results Combined Science  Phy/Chem: 50.7% Bio/Chem: 49.3% Combined Humanities  SS/Geography: 60.6% SS/History: 39.4% Additional Mathematics  73.7% interested but only 28 (18%) qualify based on SA1 results
  48. 48. Subject Preferences (Express) Coursework subjects (1st choice)  POA: 29.5%  D&T: 30.9%  F&N: 21.5%  Art: 18.1%
  49. 49. Subjects forNormal (Academic) Course 5 compulsory subjects Elective/Additional Subjects  English Language Coursework-based  Mother Tongue: subjects: Design & CL/ML/TL Technology / Food &  Elementary Nutrition / Art Mathematics Principles of  Combined Humanities Accounts (POA) (Social Studies + Elective O-level Maths Geography)  1 Science Subject Total no. of subjects: 6-7
  50. 50. Subject Combinations for N(A) Subject Compulsory 3rd 4th subject: 5th 6thCombina Subjects (2) subject: Combined subject: subject -tion Maths Humanities Science NA1 O-level Science POA Maths (Phy/ or NA Social Chem) EL and Maths Studies + MTL Elective NA2 NA Geography Science Art / D&T Maths (Bio/ / F&N Chem)
  51. 51. Subject Preferences (NA) Combined Science  Phy/Chem: 53.2% Bio/Chem: 46.8% Coursework subjects (1st choice)  POA: 45.5%  D&T: 24.7%  F&N: 20.8%  Art: 9.1%
  52. 52. Subjects forNormal (Technical) Course Elective/Additional 4 compulsory subjects Subjects  English Language Coursework-based  Mother Tongue: subjects: Design & CL/ML/TL Technology / Food  Mathematics Studies/ Art Science  Computer Applications (CPA) Elements of Business Skills (EBS) Total no. of subjects: 6
  53. 53. Subject Combinations for N(T) Subject Compulsory Additional SubjectsCombinat- Subjects ion NT1a EL, Science Basic MTL, Art / D&T / Food NT1b EBS Maths, Studies CPA
  54. 54. Subject Preferences (NT) 1st elective  NT Science: 80% EBS: 20% Coursework subjects (1st choice)  D&T: 18.9%  F&N: 48.6%  Art: 32.4%
  55. 55. Eligibility Criteria – Exp/N(A)SCIENCE Eligibility CriteriaPure Sciences: Physics, Chemistry andBiology Science ≥ 75%MATHS Eligibility CriteriaAdditional Mathematics Maths ≥ 75% and(Express) SA2 Algebra component ≥ 75%O-level Maths for N(A) Maths ≥ 70%studentsNote: Due to stiff competition at O-levels, distinction cut-off marks arevery high for maths e.g. A1: 90% - 100%; A2: 80 – 89%
  56. 56. Eligibility Criteria - Exp/N(A)HUMANITIES Eligibility CriteriaHistory Elective History ≥ 75%Elective Subjects Eligibility CriteriaD&T D&T ≥ 60%F&N Home Econs ≥ 60%Art Art ≥ 60%POA EL ≥ 55%
  57. 57. Eligibility Criteria – N(T) Subjects Eligibility Criteria Science ≥ 65% Science and Maths ≥ 65% D&T D&T ≥ 60% Food Science Home Econs ≥ 60% Art Art ≥ 60% EBS EL ≥ 60%
  58. 58. How is the student’s finalsubject combination decided? Pupils’ Ability, Aptitude, Attitude & Interest  Must meet streaming criteria  Overall merit relative to cohort (Overall Performance + Performance in specific subject)  Teachers’ recommendation/assessment based on potential and ability to excel Availability of places for each subject combination Stream % of 2011 Sec 2 students who got their 1st choice subject combination Express 60.5% N(A) 81.5% N(T) 83.8%
  59. 59. Academic Review System Checkpoints from 2013 to 2014 Sec 3 End-of-year Sec 4 Jan 2013 Exam Sec 3 Mid-year Re-test Sec 3 Common Exam e.g. Fail A. Maths or Pure Sciences e.g. Fail A. Maths Test 1 e.g. Fail A. Maths or or Pure Sciences Pure Sciences Action:e.g. Fail A. Maths orPure Sciences Parents meet FT Action: Action:Action: to discuss Parents/student Parents informed, dropping/ advised toRe-test in Term 2 Remedial lessons, combining Re-test in Term 3 drop/combine subjects, subjects before Re-test in Jan 2013 exam registration
  60. 60. How Sec 2 pupils have fared so far Express Sec 2A Sec 2B Sec 2C Sec 2DWeakest EL EL EL ELsubjects Geog Maths Geog Geography Art Science Art Art Maths Art Science N(A)/N(T) Sec 2E Sec 2F Sec 2GWeakest EL Geography ELsubjects Maths D&T Maths Geography Art Science D&T Home Econs D&T Art
  61. 61. The O-level/N-level examination is a 2-year journey  2013 timeline Term 1 & 2 Term 3 Complete Sep hols: N-level Lessons syllabus / Motivation& Term 4 June holidays Intensive Study Skills Revision Prelim Exams workshops O-level MTL cont’d Exams O/N-level Complete Oral / Intensive syllabus, class Complete Coaching Art/D&T/ F&N Listening tests Compre Coursework Evening Revision Evening Revision Evening Prog O/N-level Practical Revision Prog & Written Exams Mid-year Exams Prelim Exams At most 7 months to complete syllabus!
  62. 62. ST2: Learning our Focus Special support for Sec 2 students  New timetable structure  Maths & Humanities Trail  CCE-Project Work  Leadership training
  63. 63. Lower Sec TimetableNew! 50-min periods to provide more flexibility and improve engagement TIME MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY0730 - 0735 FLAG-RAISING, SINGING NATIONAL ANTHEM, PLEDGE-TAKING0735 - 0800 DEAR Programme [Silent Reading]0800 - 0850 LESSONS0850 - 09400940 - 1010 RECESS1010 - 11001100 - 1150 LESSONS1150 – 1240 Assembly / FT COMMON LESSONS1240 - 1330 LESSONS contact time TEST1330 - 1400 LUNCH1400 – Afternoon1450 Afternoon lessons, ASP CCA lessons, ASP1450 – CCA
  64. 64. Parents: You can help your child Discuss these questions with your child  Where he/she would like to go after secondary school? (JC/MI/Poly/ITE, which course) • Check out poly websites or MOE website (http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/admissions/jae/)  What he/she needs to get there? (entry criteria) • Tip: EL & Maths are critical and different courses require different compulsory subjects  What to work on this year? • Tip: Identify weak subjects which can be useful for entry to desired subject combination
  65. 65. Parents: You can help your child Support your child  Attendance: Be present and punctual  Attention: Help him/her get enough sleep so that he/she can focus on learning  Attitude: Foster habits of self-discipline and consistent work, e.g. completing homework, constant practice Name PSLE JAE L1R4 Attendance Student A 169 7 189 Student B 135 10 189 Student C 174 34 180 Student D 181 33 174
  66. 66. Key to success: Work consistentlyThe Sunday Times, 2 Jan 2011
  67. 67. Develop Good Habits I am working part-time during term time. 2EXP 2NA 2NT 4.86% 5.63% 5.88%I usually sleep _______________ every weekday. % between % before % between % after 11pm - 12 10pm 10pm - 11pm midnight midnight 2EXP 13.89% 52.78% 20.83% 12.50% 2NA 12.68% 43.66% 29.58% 14.08% 2NT 14.71% 32.35% 44.12% 8.82%
  68. 68. Develop Good HabitsI start preparation for common tests and examinations __ % 1 day before % at least 1 % at least 2 % at least 1 or the night week weeks month before before before before 2EXP 9.72% 35.42% 43.06% 11.81% 2NA 12.68% 32.39% 30.99% 23.94% 2NT 14.71% 47.06% 26.47% 11.76%
  69. 69. Syasya RifqahThe New Paper School Sports Star 2011 Award WinnerCharacter-building at Teck Whye “It is the little things andSecondary SchoolSimple and basic habits like habits of punctuality, payingbeing punctual, paying attention attention and being respectfulin lessons, revising my work, that matters when it comes torespecting teachers and being successful.”following their advice made allthe difference to me.
  70. 70. Developing 21st century learners
  71. 71. Student learning:Talent & Interest Development Our students at the iChef Cooking Competition Sec 3 Science Enrichment Art & Design Mentoring Programme
  72. 72. Student learning:Design thinking in action
  73. 73.  Sec 3 Adventure camp Leadership training Development Character & Leadership
  74. 74. Values in Action: Serving the Community Overseas CIP in Batam Zaobao & Straits Times(Aug 3, 2011) Southwest Mural of Love project SW CDC’s Lets Paint Homes!
  75. 75. Overseas Partnerships:Enriching Learning and Making New Friends Singapore-Hong Kong Exchange Programme Seojae Middle School, South Korea
  76. 76. The Next Lap:Character & Citizenship Education Sec 4/5: Transforming the Future Sec 3: Collaboratingwith Community Developmental Themes by level to inculcate CCE Sec 2: values, skills, competencies, Connecting habitudes and NE messages with Others Sec 1: Empowering Self
  77. 77. Pupil Management  Strong emphasis on building a respectful learning environment: Pupil Management team working with teachers to support pupilsMr Kelvin Cheok Mr Foo Sek Jin HOD/PM Lower Sec N(A) LM Express LM Mr Jack Ho Upp Sec N(A) & N(T) LM Mdm Tan Yoke Hong Ms Teo Yen Peng Express ALM Mdm Idayu N(A) ALM Mr Wafi N(T) member
  78. 78. Pupil ManagementMinor offences ConsequencesSkipping lessons or school After-school DetentionactivitiesTruancy or leaving schoolwithout permission Make restitution/compensationVandalism / damage of schoolpropertyMajor offences ConsequencesCheating, forgery Verbal / Written Apology (private / public)Defiance to teachers DetentionFighting, bullying, rioting In-house Suspension & Suspension fromPossession of weapons SchoolSmoking Caning (class / office / school)Gambling Community Service & special ProjectsOther criminal offences Self-Reflection & Counseling Referral to external agencies, e.g. police
  79. 79. Pupil Management The ‘Yellow Slip’ system: after-school detention  Improper attire & appearance  Entering class late or absence from lessons  Disruptive behaviour in class Others  Handphone policy: Strictly disallowed during lessons  Late-coming: detention; more serious consequences for late-coming after 8 am
  80. 80. Strong partnership between school & parents Check your child/ward’s Student Handbook regularly as it contains Goals & targets set by your child/ward Record of CIP, leadership training and service (pg 51 – 52) Record of homework & comments by teachers (pg 74 onwards)
  81. 81. Building strongpartnerships with parents Check out the school website or join us on Facebook! www.teckwhyesec.sg

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