At SST, learning is an entirely different experience.
SST students will be well prepared for the O-Levels as they will be equipped with strong foundations in the core subjects of the languages, Mathematics, Humanities and the Sciences. The rigour in academic content will also complement challenging school activities as part of students learning. Taught using applied learning methodologies, students will be able to grasp concepts better and see how these are relevant and applicable in real-world context.
SST believes that applied learning will facilitate students’ deep understanding and hence application of theories and concepts. SST offers a range of O-Level Applied Subjects; Biotechnology, Computing, Design Studies and Electronics. Students can also opt to take up two Applied Subjects, Computing + and Electronics, under the Engineering + programme. These Applied Subjects are O-Level examinable subjects. At the upper secondary level, every student will choose to read 1 O-Level Applied Subject, in addition to the regular O-Level subjects in EL, Mathematics, MTL, Humanities, and the Sciences. Students will be offered E and A Mathematics, and pure science subjects at O-Levels. The students’ choice of subject combinations will depend on their preferred post-secondary articulation pathway to either Junior Colleges or Polytechnic. In total, students would be reading 8 O-Level subjects.
Learn more about our Applied Subjects here.
General Course of Study
SST goes beyond honing writing, reading and oral communication skills in language classes. Through effective language learning, we aim to groom eloquent and effective communicators who are able to hold an independent position on issues, and clearly articulate their views in a cogent and compelling manner. Students will engage in a host of learning activities to develop critical thinking skills to become discerning consumers of information and users of knowledge. New initiatives at the lower secondary include select group participation in forum discussions with non-governmental organisations, enrichment courses, learning journeys and service learning projects like engaging the elderly at daycare centres and a food donation drive.
SST offers these Mother Tongue subjects: Chinese, Higher Chinese, Malay, Higher Malay, Tamil, Higher Tamil. For additional information, do provide us with more details on your query at email@example.com, and we will route your queries to the relevant parties.
Learn more about the various languages taught at SST via our e-publications here.
Grounded in inquiry, experimentation and discovery, the science curriculum presents students with opportunities to encounter science in all its forms. This will help them develop keen observation and analytical skills, enable them to satisfy their curiosity about the natural world, and cultivate habits of mind to be out-of-the-box innovators. Some lower secondary student-initiated experimental studies include the investigation of the effect of frequency on the resonance effect of sound in an open pipe and the development of a structure to protect homes from rising sea levels.
The Investigative Skills in Science (ISS) is one of the six modules taken by lower secondary students.
The six modules are:
- Sec 1: Health Science, Material Science, Transportation Science
- Sec 2: ISS, Communication Science, Environmental Science
ISS provides students with the opportunity to be inquirers by conducting in-depth studies in an area of their interest. Students who demonstrate strengths and aptitudes are then given the support to develop their projects for showcase and competition. They can also choose to investigate areas of interest or hone competencies through our comprehensive Talent Development Programme(TDP). Some competitions they have participated in with their research projects include the EZ A*STAR Science Fair and Singapore Youth Science Fair.
Click below to check out the student projects documented over the years:
- 2013: http://sst2013-iss.blogspot.sg
- 2014: http://sst2014-iss.blogspot.sg
- 2015: http://sst2015-iss.blogspot.sg
- 2016: http://sst2016-iss.blogspot.sg
- 2017: http://sst2017-iss.blogspot.sg
- 2018: http://sst2018-iss.blogspot.sg
- 2019: http://sst2019-iss.blogspot.sg
- 2020: https://sst-2020-iss.blogspot.com
The school creates awareness of environmental sustainability through environmental education for both students and staff. A variety of learning opportunities are presented to students so that they are empowered to become responsible citizens of our planet and to use science and technology curb environmental problems.
- Staff engagement sessions
- Assembly programmes
- Learning journeys
- Talks and workshops
- Student-initiated advocacies
Learn more about SST Environment Education via our e-publications here.
Mathematics is brought to life by exposing the students to a variety of learning experiences. By teaching from first principles, students develop a deeper understanding of how theorems, laws and formulae are derived. Through performance tasks, students are given opportunities to apply Mathematics in their everyday lives. For a “Viva Voice” performance task, students will be asked to demonstrate their understanding of concepts and calculations via a recorded presentation. They would then share their videos with the rest of the class on an online platform. For a “Mathematical Modelling” performance task, students had to study a population pattern and write a report based on their findings. In the process, students integrate concepts from other disciplines, make assumptions within the context and propose solutions based on their mathematical calculations.
The humanities curriculum is designed to promote a deeper understanding of people, places and times by evaluating various political, economic and social factors. Students will encounter real-life examples that will contribute to a holistic perspective of the world, through the study of history, geography, economics and global interdependence. They will also have opportunities to embark on inquiry-based fieldwork, to challenge them to investigate, compile and publish authentic knowledge of their local communities. For instance, students develop their own iBooks to co-create their own learning, instead of using textbooks. Students also participate in Model United Nations, where they role-play as ambassadors or press members to deliberate on global political issues.
Sports and Wellness
The SST S&W curriculum is based on the philosophy of education through the physical, a multi-dimensional approach to develop students holistically through sports and games excellence. The curriculum engages students actively with relevant activities that help them learn experientially. Lessons are focused on acquiring games skills for sports recreation, uncovering games concepts for understanding, and promoting sportsmanship and sporting behaviour through authentic sports participation and competition. There is also a focus on adventure education that compels students to develop and sharpen their coping and management strategies in an ambiguous environment. Students experience physical, mental and social emotional challenges that effectively develop their strength of character.