Secondary 2 Streaming Talk 2013 Subject Briefing for Express and

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Secondary 2 Streaming Talk 2013
Subject Briefing for Express and Normal
Academic Streams
Ms Yeo Tiew Kin (VP/Academic)
Common subjects (compulsory)
1.
2.
3.
English Language
Mathematics
Mother-Tongue Languages
Important to note …….
Choices of Poly courses drop drastically
if students do not obtain C6 in EL and
Maths
(2) Eligibility for JC (EL: A1 to C6) and
(Maths: A1 to D7)
(1)
Elective Subjects
Additional Mathematics
2. Science

Pure Sciences (Biology or Physics) – only for Express

Combined Sciences (Biology or Physics)
3. Humanities

Social Studies/Hist or Social Studies/Geog

Principles of Accounts (Normal Academic)

Principles of Accounts / Literature in English
(Express)
4. Aesthetics and Innovation (one of following subjects)

Art

Design and Technology (D&T)

Food and Nutrition (F&N)
1.
Choice of Elective Subjects
Consider your
1.Aptitude
2.Interest
3.Choice
of courses in JC or Polytechnics
(1) Additional Mathematics
(Express and NA)

Must be good in Mathematics, in particular, Algebra
 Must be disciplined to spend a lot of time on practice
 For Sec 3 Express
 Must achieve at least 75% for Maths for the end-ofyear examinations (SA2)
 For Sec 3 Normal Academic (NA):
 Must qualify to do Express Maths


Must achieve at least 75% at SA2 for NA Maths
Must pass the interview by HOD/Maths and Maths
subject teacher
Add Maths is useful …..

JC:
 Add Maths is a requirement for A-level H2 Maths.
 Polytechnic:
 Add Maths is NOT compulsory for all polytechnic
courses.
 It can be included as one of 2 relevant subjects for
ELR2B2. “Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)”
 Add Maths is helpful to pupils who intend to take
Engineering or Maths related courses in Poly or University.
2. Science
Subject
Either Option
Pure Sciences
Chemistry
Chemistry
AND Physics AND Biology
(Exp)
Combined
Science
Sc(Phy/Chem) Sc(Chem/Bio)
(Exp & NA)
Pure Science (For Express stream pupils)
Must
have a strong interest in Science.
Must have attained very good results for Science
at Secondary 1 & 2.
For pupils who wish to study Science (H2 Level) at JC
and proceeding to pursue Science / Medicine / Dentistry /
Pharmacy at University
Medicine & Dentistry in NUS require ‘A’ Level Chemistry and Biology or
Physics.
 Pharmacy in NUS requires ‘A’ Level Chemistry and Biology.

Comparing Combined Science & Pure Science

The Physics, Chemistry & Biology of Combined
Science covers about 70% to 75% of the content
in the respective Pure Science.
 Pure Science examination questions require a lot
more in terms of application of knowledge
compared to Combined Science.
 Combined Science is easier to score compared to
Pure Science.
3. Humanities (Express)
Subject
1st Humanities
subject Combined
Humanities
(compulsory)
2nd Humanities
subject
Either Option
Social
Social Studies
Studies AND
AND Geog
History
Principles of
Accounts
Literature in
English
History or Geography?
History

Understand broad fundamental concepts through


study of history
international affairs and the forces that shaped
twentieth-century world history
Geography


Understand geographical concepts, terms, facts,
trends and theories
Observe, collect, record, organise, interpret
geographic information to deduce relationships
Principles of Accounts or
Literature in English? (Express)
POA is useful ……

POA is offered by Millenia Institute as a H2
subject.
 POA is helpful for courses in Poly e.g.
Business, Finance and Accounting
 For some Higher Nitec courses at ITE, e.g.
Business, Banking and Accounting, POA can
be offered in lieu of Mathematics.
 Develops skills in managing own finance and
starting a business
Literature in English

Must enjoy reading a variety of texts
 Must be able to articulate perceptive and
analytical thinking when discussing and writing
about literary texts
Literature in English may be offered as a
relevant subject to apply for JC / CI or as a
‘best 2 other subjects’ for the Polytechnics
4. Aesthetic and Innovation
(Express and NA)
Art
 Design and Technology (D&T)
 Food and Nutrition (F&N)

* Students who choose A&I do one out of
the three subjects
Art, Design & Technology, Food and Nutrition

Art


Design and Technology (D&T)


Awareness of and application of visual art and give form
and meaning to ideas, thoughts and feelings through visual
and tactile form
Develop disposition for enterprise, creativity and innovation
through research & exploration, idea conceptualization and
development, communication, working with materials and
tools in response to needs identified
Food and Nutrition (F&N)

Apply the concepts of nutrition, principles of food science
and understanding of diet and health to do meal planning
and apply investigative skills for problem solving in
coursework tasks
Assessment of A&I

Assessment of A&I subjects in O-level
and N-level
Subject
Coursework
Others
Art
Design &
Technology
Food &
Nutrition
60%
70%
60%
Drawing and
painting: 40%
Written theory:
30%
Written theory:
40%
THANK YOU

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