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1 SECONDARY THREE SUBJECT ALLOCATION BRIEFING 9 March 2018 (Friday)

2 PROGRAMME Level updates for Sec 2 Promotion / Subject Allocation Exercise Criteria Post-Secondary Education Pathways Subject Combinations for Sec 3 (2019) Brief introduction of key subjects Additional Mathematics Craft and Tech Sciences Principles of Accounts Humanities Electronics & SET Mother Tongue Workflow of Subject Allocation Exercise Q&A

3 FOR QUESTIONS AND FEEDBACK Go to Code:

4 LEVEL UPDATES FOR SEC 2 9 March 2018 (Friday)

5 LEVEL UPDATES School Merger Merger between HKSS & JVSS will take place in Jan Merged school will operate at present JVSS site wef Jan 2019 Sec 3 Classes (mix of HKSS and JVSS) JVSS HKSS

6 LEVEL UPDATES School Merger 20 Jan 2018 TODAY Online

7 Forging Friendship through Outdoor Adventure Activities Sec 2 Camp Friendship 5-7 March 2018 Sarimbun Scout Jalan Bahtera Raft Construction Tent Pitching Orienteering Jungle Trekking Outdoor Cooking Campfire Abseiling High/Low Elements Low Elements Zip Line Bridge Building

8 LEVEL UPDATES School Merger Enrichment Programme Leadership and Peer Mediation Academic preparation 2019 Sec 3 Subject Combination Common streaming criteria Common Sec 2 exam papers (Mid-Year-Exam for NFS & End-of-Year Exam for all other subjects

9 PROMOTION / SUBJECT COMBINATION SELECTION CRITERIA 9 March 2018 (Friday)

10 PROMOTION CRITERIA TO SEC 3 Same criteria as pervious years Sec 2 Express Promoted to 3 Express Transferred to 3 Normal (Academic) A pass in English and a pass percentage in the average for all subjects Has not met minimum attainment level

11 PROMOTION CRITERIA TO SEC 3 Same criteria as pervious years Sec 2 Normal (Academic) Transferred to 3 Express Promoted to 3 Normal (Academic) Retained at 2 Normal (Academic) At least Grade 5 in English and a good performance in all other subjects (subject to placement examination) At least Grade 5 or better in a) English and 2 other subjects, OR b) 4 subjects Has not met minimum attainment level Note: Below maximum age

12 PROMOTION CRITERIA TO SEC 3 Same criteria as pervious years Sec 2 Normal (Technical) Transferred to 2 Normal (Academic) Promoted to 3 Normal (Technical) Retained at 2 Normal (Technical) At least Grade 5 in English, a good performance in all other subjects and deemed able to cope with the Normal (Academic) course (Subject to placement examination) At least Grade 5 or better in 2 subjects, one of which should be EL or Mathematics Has not met minimum attainment level Note: Below maximum age

13 SUBJECT COMBINATION SELECTION EXERCISE CRITERIA Overall results [i.e. CA1 SA2] will be used for the following considerations: Promotion Lateral Transfer Edusave Awards Only SA2 results [i.e. EOY results] will be used for Sec 3 Subject Combination Selection Exercise.

14 POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION PATHWAYS 9 March 2018 (Friday)

15 POSSIBLE PATHWAYS University JC / MI Poly L1R5 20 (JC) L1R4 20 (MI) ELR2B2 PFP ELMAB3<11 DPP ELMAB3<19 X<4 ITE Sec 4E Sec 5N ELMAB3<19 X<5 Sec 4N Sec 4T Note: some courses have additional specific subject requirements

16 WHAT S AFTER SEC 4N(A)? ELMAB3 (EL + Maths + Best 3) (1) EL (2) Maths Best 3 (3), (4), (5) Next best three

17 GOING TO POLY? ELR2B2 (EL + Relevant 2 + Best 2) (1) EL Relevant 2 : (2) E Maths / A Maths (3) any Science / any Combined Humanities Best 2 (4), (5) Next best two

18 GOING TO JC? L1R5 20 (1) English + (2) E Maths + (3) Science + (4) Humanities (5), (6) Next best two

19 SECONDARY 3 SUBJECT COMBINATIONS FOR March 2018 (Friday)

20 NORMAL (TECHNICAL) COMBINATIONS ENGLISH BASIC MT / MT(NA) OPTION 1 OPTION 2 ENGLISH MATHS T. MATH T. COMPUTER APPLICATIONS SCIENCE SMART ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY BASIC MT / MT(NA) COMPUTER APPLICATIONS SCIENCE DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY OR ELEMENTS OF BUSINESS SKILLS OR ART 6 SUBJECTS 6 SUBJECTS The school reserves the right to make changes to the above subject combinations based on actual academic performance and choice of students

21 NORMAL (ACADEMIC) COMBINATIONS OPTION 1 OPTION 2 OPTION 3 ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH MT NA/O MT NA/O MT NA/O MATHEMATICS NA/O MATHEMATICS NA/O MATHEMATICS NA/O HUMANITIES SS + GEOGRAPHY OR SS+ HISTORY SCI (CHEMISTRY/PHYSICS) OR SCI (CHEMISTRY/BIOLOGY) PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTS HUMANITIES SS + GEOGRAPHY OR SS+ HISTORY SCI (CHEMISTRY/PHYSICS) OR SCI (CHEMISTRY/BIOLOGY) DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY OR FOOD & NUTRITION OR ART HUMANITIES SS + GEOGRAPHY OR SS+ HISTORY SCI (CHEMISTRY/PHYSICS) OR SCI (CHEMISTRY/BIOLOGY) ADDITIONAL MATHEMATICS 6 SUBJECTS 6 SUBJECTS 6 SUBJECTS The school reserves the right to make changes to the above subject combinations based on actual academic performance and choice of students

22 EXPRESS COMBINATIONS OPTION 1 OPTION 2 OPTION 3 OPTION 4 ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH MT / HMT MT / HMT MT / HMT MOTHER TONGUE ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS HUMANITIES SS + GEOGRAPHY OR SS+ HISTORY ADDITIONAL MATHEMATICS ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS HUMANITIES SS + GEOGRAPHY OR SS+ HISTORY ADDITIONAL MATHEMATICS ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS HUMANITIES SS + GEOGRAPHY OR SS+ HISTORY ADDITIONAL MATHEMATICS ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS HUMANITIES SS + GEOGRAPHY OR SS+ HISTORY ADDITIONAL MATHEMATICS PURE CHEMISTRY PURE CHEMISTRY PURE CHEMISTRY PURE CHEMISTRY PURE PHYSICS PURE PHYSICS PURE PHYSICS PURE PHYSICS OR PURE BIOLOGY ELECTRONICS PRINCIPLES OF PURE BIOLOGY ACCOUNTS 8 SUBJECTS 8 SUBJECTS 8 SUBJECTS 7 SUBJECTS

23 EXPRESS COMBINATIONS OPTION 5 OPTION 6 OPTION 7 ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH MT / HMT MT / HMT MT / HMT E. MATHEMATICS E. MATHEMATICS E. MATHEMATICS HUMANITIES SS + GEOGRAPHY OR SS+ HISTORY ADDITIONAL MATHEMATICS SCI (CHEM/PHYSICS) OR SCI (CHEM/BIOLOGY) ELECTRONICS OR PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTS HUMANITIES SS + GEOGRAPHY OR SS+ HISTORY SCI (CHEM/PHYICS) OR SCI (CHEM/BIOLOGY) PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTS DT OR FNN OR ART HUMANITIES SS + GEOGRAPHY OR SS+ HISTORY SCI (CHEM/PHYSICS) OR SCI (CHEM/BIOLOGY) PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTS OR DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY OR FOOD & NUTRITION OR ART 7 SUBJECTS 7 SUBJECTS 6 SUBJECTS

24 Subject TREND DATA Past Trends 8 subjects SA2 Overall 65% 7 subjects SA2 Overall 52% Additional Mathematics SA2 Mathematics 60% Triple Pure Science SA2 Science 70% Double Pure Science SA2 Science 67% Electronic SA2 Science 60% Higher Mother Tongue (HMT) MTL O for N(A) students MTL NA for N(T) students Maths O for N(A) students (1) Currently doing HMT in Sec 2 (2) Obtain B3 or better in Sec 2 HMT Case-by-case, based on Sec 2 subject performance

25 CONSIDERATION FOR SELECTION EXERCISE Based on Students choice(s) Students SA 2 results in Sec 2 [Students must meet minimum requirement(s)] Criteria for certain subjects Teachers inputs and recommendations Electives offered in 2019 are subjected to the number of students choosing that particular elective and teacher availability

26 BRIEF INTRODUCTION OF KEY SUBJECTS 9 March 2018 (Friday)

27 BRIEF SUBJECT INTRODUCTION (MATHEMATICS) Mr Jaron Pow

28 BRIEF SUBJECT INTRODUCTION (SCIENCE) Ms Jo-Ann Lee

29 SCIENCE EDUCATION IN JVS Lower Secondary Science Pure Science (Only for Express students) CHEMISTRY PHYSICS AND/OR BIOLOGY Combined Science (For Express & NA students) SCI- CHEMISTRY SCI- PHYSICS OR SCI- BIOLOGY

30 PHYSICS OR BIOLOGY? Interest Aptitude Future career options

31 BRIEF SUBJECT INTRODUCTION (HUMANITIES) Mrs Leong Shu Jun

32 BRIEF SUBJECT INTRODUCTION (PRINCIPLE OF ACCOUNTS) Ms You Kim Choo

33 BRIEF SUBJECT INTRODUCTION (CRAFT & TECHNOLOGY) Mr Teo Kok Hwee

34 DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY N & O LEVEL Paper 1: Written Examination EXP/NA : 40% NT : 30% Paper 2: Design Project EXP/NA : 60% NT: 30% EXPRESS Written Examination (2 hour paper) Design Journal -A3 design sheets -mock-ups -prototype Presentation Board (22 weeks) NORMAL ACADEMIC Written Examination (1.5 hour paper) Design Journal -A3 design sheets -mock-ups -prototype Presentation Board NORMAL TECHNICAL Written Examination (1 hour paper) Design Journal -A3 design sheets -mock-ups -prototype Presentation Board (22 weeks) (22 weeks)

35 DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY DESIGN JOURNAL

36 DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION BOARD

37 FOOD & NUTRITION N & O LEVEL Paper 1: Written Examination (40%) Paper 2: Coursework (60%) EXPRESS Written Examination (2 hour paper) To complete a 50 page report individually. (5 month) NORMAL ACADEMIC Written Examination (1.5 hour paper) To complete a 30 page report individually. (5 month) NORMAL TECHNICAL Written Examination (1.5 hour paper) To complete a 16 page report individually. (5 month) Practical Examination (Duration-2 hours): Each student need to prepare and present 4 dishes individually and independently. There must be at least 3 methods of cooking and 4 practical skills infused in all the dishes chosen. Marks will be penalized if student cannot complete the 4 dishes within 2 hours and if dishes do not meet the 3 methods of cooking and 4 practical skills requirement.

38 FOOD & NUTRITION REPORT (50PAGE)

39 FOOD & NUTRITION DISHES

40 ART & DESIGN N & O LEVEL EXPRESS NORMAL ACADEMIC NORMAL TECHNICAL Paper 1: Coursework (60%) To complete 8 A2 Boards of preparatory studies and 1 Coursework in 6 months. To complete 5 A2 Boards of preparatory studies and 1 Coursework in 5 months. To complete 3 Courseworks during the period of time in Sec 3NT & 4NT. Paper 2: Drawing and Painting (40%) To complete 5 A3 sheets of preparatory studies in 3 weeks. To complete 1 A3/A2 Final Drawing & Painting during the examination To complete 5 A3 sheets of preparatory studies in 3 weeks. To complete 1 A3/A2 Final Drawing & Painting during the examination To complete 1 Art Task booklet in 10 weeks. To complete 1 A3/A2 Final Drawing & Painting during the examination

41 SAMPLE OF O LEVEL COURSEWORK 1) Preparatory Work: 8 pcs of A2 Boards

42 2) 1 Coursework (Canvas Painting)

43 SAMPLE OF N LEVEL COURSEWORK 1) Preparatory Work: 5 pcs of A2 Boards 2) 1 Coursework (Canvas Painting)

44 BRIEF SUBJECT INTRODUCTION (ELECTRONIC) (SMART ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY) Mr Wee Jin Yi

45 O-LEVEL ELECTRONICS IS AN O-LEVEL APPLIED SUBJECT (AS) FOR UPPER SECONDARY STUDENTS. AS AN ENGINEERING SUBJECT, THE SUBJECT INVOLVES THE APPLICATION OF THE SCIENCE OF ELECTRONICS TO SOLVE PROBLEMS. Experience learning through doing Experience engineering design process Develop engineering skills Supported by learning tools Handle modern electronic test equipment Physical Environment to support learning

46 O-LEVEL ELECTRONICS Paper 1 Written Paper This written paper consists of two sections. All questions are compulsory. Section A: Six to ten short answer questions Section B: Four 15-mark questions Paper 2 - Coursework This is an application-specific electronic project which involves the design, building and testing of an electronic circuit to solve a specific problem. Project is carried out over a period of 32 hrs in Secondary 4. Assessment Prelims: September Actual : Oct/Nov 70% Coursework: applicationspecific electronic project (August) 30% For post secondary admission Could be considered as one of the elective subjects in the computation of L1R5 (as R4 or R5) and L1R4 (as R3 or R4) Depending on the polytechnic course applied for, it could be counted as a relevant subject, or a best subject in the computation of ELR2B2

47 Smart Electrical Technology (SET) Aims to equip students with the basic knowledge of electrical circuits and systems and skills in planning and designing a smart home using internet-andphone enabled home automation technology/systems. Electrical Principles and Circuits Home Automation Related Nitec Courses Electrical Technology Facility Technology Electronics Electric Circuits Laws, Power and Energy in an Electrical Circuit, Electrical Hazards and Protection, Electric Cables, Electrical Test Instruments and Conventional Lighting Circuit. Home Automation Basics, Wireless Networks and radio frequency, Installing and Programming Devices. Installing relevant mobile apps, Control of electrical and security equipment/systems via mobile phone.

48 Smart Electrical Technology Overview Electrical Principles and Conventional Lighting Home Automation Electrical Principles and Conventional Lighting Basic Electricity Principles Connection of simple residential lighting circuits Home Automation Common Technology in Home Automation Installing and programming smart control of lighting circuits in homes Practical Assessment at End of Secondary 3 Practical Assessment at End of Secondary 4 Assessment Theory Examination at End of Secondary 4

49 WORKFLOW OF SUBJECT ALLOCATION EXERCISE (Tentative)

50 WORKFLOW OF SUBJECT ALLOCATION EXERCISE Mid Oct End Oct Early Nov Early Nov Mid Nov Release of EOY results Online subject allocation exercise Release of results for subject allocation Submission of appeal Release of appeal outcome

51 ADVICE TO THE STUDENTS Multiple pathways, no dead ends Consider: Who am I? Child s strength Child s interest & passion Where am I going? Career direction, if any Have good knowledge of the JC/Poly/ITE course requirements How do I get there? Wise Subject Combination Choices (Be realistic)

52 CHOOSE OPTIONAL SUBJECTS WISELY POA Art DT NFS Humanities Business Engineering Health Sci Applied Sci IT Media and Design

53 YOUR CHILD IS PROBABLY FEELING THIS RIGHT NOW.

54 WHAT CAN PARENTS DO? Identify Preferences Observe your child s strengths and interests, Speak to them about it, considering results Engage in Discussions Have casual conversations about their aspirations. Keep an open mind, allow them freedom to dream. Guide their education and career choices. Show Concern and Support Encourage your child/ward to set appropriate targets and to work hard to qualify for their subjects of choice Work with Schools Discuss education and career prospects with teachers.

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