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Curriculum

Academic Curriculum
The Year 1 and 2 Academic Curriculum Programme provides a good foundation to students’ learning across a range of subjects and prepares them for more rigorous study at the senior years when their subjects are more focused and specialized.

The Year 3, 4 (and 5) Academic Curriculum Programme offers a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum to prepare students for the national GCE examinations.

Academic Curriculum
The QSS Holistic Education and Experience comprises a 2-2 year structure:
Year 1 & 2 (Foundation); Year 3, 4 & 5 (Specialized/Electives).

The Year 1 and 2 Programme provides a good foundation to students’ learning across a range of subjects and prepares them for more rigorous study at the senior years when their subjects are more focused and specialized.

The Year 3, 4 (and 5) Programme offers a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum to prepare students for the national GCE examinations. Students are offered core subjects and they may choose their elective subjects based strictly on merit in their performance at the school examinations, overall performance and relevant subjects’ performance for the year and the availability of places.

Subjects offered at Lower Secondary

Examination Subjects:
English Language / English Ingenium (as approved for selected students)

Mother Tongue Language / Higher Mother Tongue Language (as approved for selected students)

Mathematics

General Science (Modular – Phy, Chem, Bio, Env-Sc)

Design & Technology

Home Economics

Literature in English (only for E/NA)

Geography (only for E/NA)

History (only for E/NA)

Art (only for E/NA)

Computer Application (only for NT)

Non-Examination Subjects:

Physical Education

Information Technology

Music

Citizenship & Character Education (includes CCE, Education & Career Guidance, Sexuality Education and Cyber Wellness)

Subjects offered at Upper Secondary (Express)

Students will offer a minimum of 7 subjects for the GCE O-Level Examination.

Based on Secondary 2 Examination results, students will study either 7 or 8 subjects for the Express students.

Core Examination Subjects leading to GCE O-Level:

English Language

Mother Tongue Language / Higher Mother Tongue Language (as approved)

Mathematics Syllabus D

Combined Humanities (History or Geography as an elective)

The optional subjects are:

Additional Mathematics

Physics

Chemistry

Biology

Science (Physics, Chemistry)

Science (Chemistry, Biology)

Literature

History

Art

Design & Technology

Food & Nutrition

Principles of Accounts

Subjects offered at Upper Secondary (Normal)

Students will offer 6 subjects for the GCE N-Level Examination.

Based on Secondary 2 Examination results, students will study 6 subjects.

Selected NA students may be offered 1 or 2 additional GCE O-Level subjects*

Core Examination Subjects leading to GCE N-Level:

English Language

Mother Tongue Language* (as approved)

Mathematics*

The optional subjects for Normal Academic (NA) are:

Science (Physics, Chemistry)

Science (Chemistry, Biology)

Combined Humanities (History or Geography as an elective)

Additional Mathematics (for selected students based on merit)

Principles of Accounts

Design & Technology

Food & Nutrition

Art

The optional subjects for Normal Technical (NT) are:

Science Syllabus T

Elements of Business Skills

Computer Applications

Design & Technology

Food Studies

Art

Non-Examination Subjects in Upper Secondary:

Physical Education

Citizenship & Character Education (includes CCE, Education & Career Guidance, Sexuality Education and Cyber Wellness)
 
School Examinations & Assessments

The Mid-Year Examinations are held from the end-April to mid-May for Secondary 2, 3 and 4. The End-of-Year Examinations for Secondary 1, 2 and 3 are held in October.

For Secondary 4 Normal, the Preliminary Examinations are held in end-July to mid-August and the national GCE N-Level Examinations are held in mid-September and early October.

For Secondary 4 Express and 5 Normal, the Preliminary Examinations are held in mid-August till early-September. The national GCE O-Level Examinations are held in mid-October till end-November.

Examinations and Common Tests/Assessment Timetables are issued to every student usually at least two weeks before the commencement of their examination and common tests.

The Examinations and Common Tests Timetables can also be viewed on the school website.

Termly Progress Report & Results Slip

Tests and Assessments are conducted during the term and students will be given progress report for the term. The progress report provides parents with information on their child’s progress and performance in the tests, assessment and course work. These reports are an important means of letting the parents monitor and know of their child’s progress. These progress reports will be collected from the student after their parents’ endorsement and will be re-issued to students together with the examination result slip at the end of the year.

For Secondary 1, 2 and 3, there will be 4 progress reports in a year.

For Secondary 4 and 5, there will only be 2 progress reports in Semester 1 and the Preliminary Examination result slip will be issued to student at the end of October. The national GCE Examination result slip will be collected by student in person on the day of release as announced by the mass media in December.
Non-Academic Curriculum
The Non-Academic Curriculum and Enrichment Programme encompasses:

Information Technology (Sec 1 & 2)

Music (Sec 1 & 2)

English Ingenium Programme (Sec 1 & 2)

Talent Development Programme (Science)

Learning Journeys, Subject Week and Trials (Humanities, Languages, EL, Science, Maths)

Trips for Internationalisation Experience

Physical Education

Citizenship & Character Education (includes CCE, Education & Career Guidance, Sexuality Education and Cyber Wellness)


Approaches

The following are integrated and/or infused in the Curriculum:

National Education

Inquiry-Based Learning

Questioning Techniques

Experiential Learning

Differentiated Instructions

Co-Curriculum
The QSS Co-Curriculim Programme comprises of: 

Co-Curricular Activities

Leadership Development Programme

Values-In-Action Programme

Citizenship Education Programme

Citizenship & Character Education (includes CCE, Education & Career Guidance, Sexuality Education and Cyber Wellness)

Local & Overseas Learning Journeys and Trips for Internationalisation Experience

Pastoral Care, Counselling & Discipline