Lower Secondary Programmes

Secondary 1 & 2
Both Express & Normal (Academic) Streams Available

 
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English

Our Secondary English programmes are critical and robust in developing your child to becoming proficient with the command of the English Language.

Your child would attain a profound ability to read, pronounce, comprehend and skillfully write exceptional essays in proper structures, that would impress examiners to score high marks.

This is the most important language that every child must be able to grasp and never lose sight of, even beyond O'levels.

This programme is available for all levels.

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Mathematics

Our Lower Secondary Mathematics programmes will help your child build their foundations in the subject through an interactive heuristic approach, necessary and crucial in preparing them for Streaming in Secondary 2.

We focus on pedagogies, aligned with the syllabus laid out by the Singapore MOE, to create boundless opportunities for your child to think critically, reason logically and to communicate effectively with the advanced applications of Mathematics to solving real-world problems. 

E-Maths and A-Maths
O'Levels Syllabus Refer Below
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Science

The Lower Secondary Science programmes emphasise the broad coverage of fundamental concepts in the natural and physical world. 

In this programme, your child will be enthused and nurtured to be scientifically literate, so that they can make informed decisions and be responsible in their everyday lives.

Our tutors are here to inspire your child's fascinations about Science, probing them to inquire like scientists and innovate ideas that can contribute to society.

Combined and Pure Sciences O'Levels Syllabus Refer Below

Upper Secondary Programmes
Secondary 3 - 5

Both Express & Normal (Academic) Streams Available

 

Elementary
Mathematics

The E-Maths subject aims to develop the skill of reasoning - learners have to solve higher order thinking problems;
make inferences; write mathematical explanation and arguments.

The advanced Mathematical topics
are as listed (based on O' Levels syllabus):

 

  • Indices 

  • Quadratic Equations

  • Linear Inequalities

  • Congruence and Similarity

  • Geometry

  • Functions and Graphs

  • Trigonometry

  • Set Language and Notation

  • Data Analysis - Measure of Spread

  • Probability

  • Matrices

  • Vectors in Two Dimensions

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Combined
Science

Your child will be tested on their scientific knowledge and understanding, on how to define, state, describe, explain and outline the various scientific vocabulary, terminology and conventions learnt.

As your child learns deeper into the sciences, he or she will be required to present reasoned explanations for phenomena, patterns, relationships, predictions and hypotheses, with the relevant principles and concepts to support their answers.

The variation of programmes available for your child, are as follow:

 

  • (Physics/Chemistry)

  • (Physics/Biology)

  • (Chemistry/Biology)

2021 Combined Science O'Levels Syllabus
Physics/Chemistry
Physics/Biology

Chemistry/Biology
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Additional
Mathematics

In the A-Maths programme, we aim to develop your child to have a strong foundation in algebraic manipulation and mathematical reasoning skills.
 

Algebra

  • Quadratic Functions

  • Equations and Inequalities

  • Surds

  • Polynomials and Partial Fractions

  • Expansions Binomial

  • Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Geometry and Trigonometry

  • Trigonometric Functions,
    Identities and Equations

  • Coordinate Geometry in Two Dimensions

  • Proofs in Plane Geometry

Calculus

  • Differentiation and Integration

Upper Secondary Programmes
Pure Sciences (Sec 3-4)

Only For Express Stream

 
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Physics

We train learners to think of physics in terms of scales - classical (theories and concepts) and modern physics (quantum properties at the atomic and sub-atomic level) .

The
5 Core Sections for this subject:

 

  • Measurement

  • Newtonian Mechanics

  • Thermal Physics

  • Waves

  • Electricity and Magnetism

1. Learners are required to know how to apply and calculate using base quantities and units (eg. mass (kg), length (m), time (s), current (A), temperature (K) etc), prefixes and their symbols (eg. nano (n), micro (µ), milli (m), centi (c), deci (d) etc).

2. Understand Newton's 3 Laws of Motion and Universal Gravitation, explain and calculate Kinematics in terms of speed, velocity and acceleration.

3. Explain and predict the physical properties and changes of matter at the molecular level in relation to heat or thermal energy transfer, with the kinetic model of matter.

4. To define longitudinal and transverse waves such as sound (acoustic) and light (optic) waves, its speed, frequency, wavelength, period and amplitude.

5. The study of concepts of current, voltage and resistance. Some examples such as DC vs AC, Ohm's Law and how to define and calculate the Electromotive Force, known as e.m.f .

The 6 Broad Sections for this subject:
 

  • Experimental Chemistry

  • Atomic Structure And  Stoichiometry

  • Chemistry of Reactions

  • Periodicity

  • Atmosphere

  • Organic Chemistry

1. Learners will be taught which are the appropriate apparatus to be used for their experiments to measure time, temperature, mass and volume, including burettes, pipettes, measuring cylinders and gas syringes, the
methods of purification and analysis, as well as the identification of ions and gases.

2. The ability to deduce relative masses and numbers of protons, neutrons and electrons in atomic structures, as well as being proficient in constructing and interpreting chemical equations with state symbols.

3. Understanding the definition of Redox and how it results in gaining or losing of oxygen/hydrogen/electrons when reaction takes place and the characteristics of Acids, Bases, Salts and Ammonia.

4. Understanding the various relationships of elements, metals and their group properties in the Periodic Table and the reactivity series when it comes to Iron. 

5. The study of composition of gases in the air, the pollutants and greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming.

6. Knowing how to identify homologous series of alkanes, alkenes, alcohol and carboxylic acids. 

Biology

The  4 Themes for this subject:
 

  • Principles of Biology

  • Maintenance and Regulation of Life Processes

  • Continuity of Life

  • Man and His Environment

1. Learners are expected to know how to identify cell structures between animal and plant cells, relationship between cell function and cell structure, and how to differentiate the cell, tissue, organ and organ system. Ability to define movement of substances such as  diffusion, osmosis and active transport, as well as describing the different tests to identify presence of starch, reducing sugars, protein and fats respectively, and how enzymes work.

2. By now, your child would have known the basics about photosynthesis. However, this is where we dive deeper into the nutrition and transportation of plants, how it transpires (gaseous exchange) and translocates food.

Thereafter, they'll learn about the human circulatory systemrespiratory (aerobic/anaerobic), excretion, homeostasis and the responses of our nervous system.

3. Reproduction in plants:
(Asexual, pollinations, functions of the sepals, petals, anthers, carpels, stamens and stigmas, fertilisation and cell division.

 

And humans:
Functions of male and female reproductive organs, menstrual cycle, STDs & HIV, structure of DNA, genetics, inheritance, and the determination of gender – XX and XY chromosomes.

4. Lastly, the study of energy flow, food chain, carbon cycle, 
ecosystem, environmental biotechnology, and conservation for our planet Earth.

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