Applied Learning Programme (ALP)
Harnessing Energy for Real Life Applications – to Live, Work and Play
Our school’s applied learning programme aims to develop every student to have the knowledge and skills to harness energy to live, work and play and they are able to use design thinking process and stretch their imagination to overcome problems in daily life. Our programme emphasizes on students:
(i) acquiring and applying scientific knowledge and skills in real life situations to live, work and play
(ii) developing critical thinking skills and the disposition of an inquiring mind
(iii) using design thinking process to think innovatively for improvements and in problem solving
Through the programme, our students can appreciate the relevance and value of what they are learning in the academic curriculum and develop stronger motivation and purpose to acquire scientific knowledge and skills.
To achieve this, the school conceptualised a two-tiered thematic approach to cater to the developmental needs of students and ensure a deepening of knowledge and skills from Secondary 1 to 3. Tier 1 is a broad-based development for all students comprising of all Secondary 1 and 2 students and Tier 2 comprises of Secondary 3 students with higher interest and ability in Science. For Secondary 1, the theme is on ‘Self’ and the focus is harnessing energy to Play. For Secondary 2, the theme is on ‘Community’ and the focus is harnessing energy to Work. For Secondary 3, the theme is on ‘Nation/Global’ and the focus is harnessing energy to Live. Tier 2 students will be able to apply and extend their scientific knowledge and skills, be exposed to use of clean or renewable energy as part of environmental protection and possible career options in this field and become active contributors who positively impact the lives of fellow Singaporeans or the global community through the application and extension of knowledge in harnessing energy to live, work and play.
From Secondary 1 to 3, students will be exposed to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
through the various projects they will be doing. Secondary 1 students will be designing and making a car that is powered solely by a chemical reaction that can travel the furthest, which involves the conversion of chemical energy to kinetic energy. Secondary 2 students will be designing and developing a solution/gadget using alternative sources of energy and other forms of energy conversions to improve a real life work situation. Secondary 3 students will be participating in energy-related competitions and advanced elective modules or elective modules offered by polytechnics and ITEs respectively. At key stages, students’ learning is deepened by student reflections.