The Lower Secondary Science syllabus is a continuation and further development of the Primary Science syllabus. It is also a bridge to, and a foundation for, the pursuit of scientific studies at upper secondary levels, where students get to choose which branch of Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) they would like to pursue at the end of Secondary 2.
The curriculum aims to develop students who will become confident and competent in Science through engaging and exciting Science programmes. The four-year secondary science curriculum involves:
- Acquisition of knowledge through inquiry-based approach classroom activities, enrichment programmes and workshops;
- Application of knowledge through science projects;
- Developing skills and abilities through lab work and hands-on activities;
- Experiential learning through science field trips.
Applied Learning Program in Science (GeMS ALPS)
Apart from the core curriculum mentioned above, all students will have the opportunity to participate in, and be enriched through our applied learning programme in Science (also known as GeMS- ALPS).
GeMS-ALPS is a three-year progressive programme designed for Secondary 1 to Secondary 3 students to learn about environmental science and sustainable living, and to expose them to the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
We adopted a 2-tier blended approach to the GeMS-ALPS:
- The tier-1 programme is infused into the lower secondary science curriculum which is delivered to all lower secondary students; and
- The tier-2 programme targets selected Secondary 3 science students.
The tier-1 programme exposes students to basic science principles and the use of instrumentation as they embark on fieldwork and engage in a mini-project on Urban Heat Island (UHI) in Secondary 1 and Urban Agriculture in Secondary 2.
At Secondary 3, students will embark on the tier-2 programme in which we will partner DHI Singapore Pte Ltd to provide selected students with the opportunity to work on a project related to water treatment or water energy. Through the partnership, students will be given avenues to transfer their knowledge and skills acquired over various science topics and apply it to authentic problems and tasks, such as designing an Eco-friendly school building that is Energy Efficient, Water Efficient and Waste Efficient.
The modes of assessment include:
- continual assessment (theory, practical tests and project work);
- semestral assessment (mid-year exam and end-of-year exam).
To enjoy science, pupils are encouraged to:
- be observant and inquisitive,
- be inventive,
- be creative,
- be curious,
- have an awareness of safety and
- have an awareness of natural phenomena and science-related social issues.
For more information, do refer to the following links:
- Science (Lower Secondary - Express / Normal Academic) Syllabus
- Science (Lower and Upper Secondary Normal (Technical)) Syllabus
- 'O' level Physics (SPA)
- 'O' level Chemistry (SPA)
- 'O' level Biology (SPA)
- 'O' level Science (Physics, Chemistry)
- 'O' level Science (Chemistry, Biology)
- 'N(A)' level Science (Physics, Chemistry)
- 'N(A)' level Science (Chemistry, Biology)
- 'N(T) level Science Syllabus T