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1 Ms Yeo Tiew Kin (VP/Academic) Secondary 2 Streaming Talk 2013 Subject Briefing for Express and Normal Academic StreamsMs Yeo Tiew Kin (VP/Academic)
2 Common subjects (compulsory) English LanguageMathematicsMother-Tongue Languages
3 Important to note …….Choices of Poly courses drop drastically if students do not obtain C6 in EL and MathsEligibility for JC (EL: A1 to C6) and (Maths: A1 to D7)
4 Elective Subjects Additional Mathematics Science Pure Sciences (Biology or Physics) – only for ExpressCombined Sciences (Biology or Physics)HumanitiesSocial Studies/Hist or Social Studies/GeogPrinciples of Accounts (Normal Academic)Principles of Accounts / Literature in English (Express)Aesthetics and Innovation (one of following subjects)ArtDesign and Technology (D&T)Food and Nutrition (F&N)
5 Choice of Elective Subjects Consider yourAptitudeInterestChoice of courses in JC or Polytechnics
6 (1) Additional Mathematics (Express and NA) Must be good in Mathematics, in particular, AlgebraMust be disciplined to spend a lot of time on practiceFor Sec 3 ExpressMust achieve at least 75% for Maths for the end-of-year examinations (SA2)For Sec 3 Normal Academic (NA):Must qualify to do Express MathsMust achieve at least 75% at SA2 for NA MathsMust pass the interview by HOD/Maths and Maths subject teacher
7 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.
8 2. Science Subject Either Option Pure Sciences (Exp) Chemistry AND PhysicsChemistry AND BiologyCombinedScience(Exp & NA)Sc(Phy/Chem)Sc(Chem/Bio)Pure Science is for JC bound students who wants to do Science in JC.For all Poly courses that require Science as a subject, both Pure and Combined Science are accepted.
9 Pure Science (For Express stream pupils) Must have a strong interest in Science.Must have attained very good results for Scienceat Secondary 1 & 2.For pupils who wish to study Science (H2 Level) at JC and proceeding to pursue Science / Medicine / Dentistry / Pharmacy at UniversityMedicine & Dentistry in NUS require ‘A’ Level Chemistry and Biology or Physics.Pharmacy in NUS requires ‘A’ Level Chemistry and Biology.
10 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.
11 3. Humanities (Express) Subject Either Option 1st Humanities subject - Combined Humanities(compulsory)Social Studies AND HistorySocial Studies AND Geog2nd Humanities subjectPrinciples of AccountsLiterature in English
12 History or Geography? History Geography Understand broad fundamental concepts throughstudy of historyinternational affairs and the forces that shaped twentieth-century world historyGeographyUnderstand geographical concepts, terms, facts, trends and theoriesObserve, collect, record, organise, interpret geographic information to deduce relationships
13 Principles of Accounts or Literature in English? (Express)
14 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 AccountingFor 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
15 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 textsLiterature in English may be offered as a relevant subject to apply for JC / CI or as a ‘best 2 other subjects’ for the Polytechnics
16 4. Aesthetic and Innovation (Express and NA) ArtDesign and Technology (D&T)Food and Nutrition (F&N)* Students who choose A&I do one out of the three subjects
17 Art, Design & Technology, Food and Nutrition Awareness of and application of visual art and give form and meaning to ideas, thoughts and feelings through visual and tactile formDesign and Technology (D&T)Develop disposition for enterprise, creativity and innovation through research & exploration, idea conceptualization and development, communication, working with materials and tools in response to needs identifiedFood 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
18 Drawing and painting: 40% Assessment of A&IAssessment of A&I subjects in O-level and N-levelSubjectArtDesign & TechnologyFood & NutritionCoursework60%70%OthersDrawing and painting: 40%Written theory: 30%Written theory: 40%