Preparatory Course For Admission To Government- Schools Secondary (SECONDARY 3)

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Duration:

6 months

Award by:

Stanfort Academy

Upper Secondary

Stanfort Academy has designed this programme to provide students an opportunity to receive extra coaching on their schoolwork, by giving value-for-money tuition programmes, enable students to do well academically, and instill motivation, confidence, enthusiasm and determination into their learning (the enrichment programmes and lessons and exercises conform to the syllabus prescribed by MOE to ensure that our students will be drilled on the schoolwork and the subjects they are weak at.

Teaching materials and exercises are based on the syllabuses set by the Ministry of Education and the admission examinations’ requirements and format. Preparation Tests are given as part of the continual monitoring of the student’s progress and thereafter, assessment reports are communicated periodically with the Parent/Guardian to keep them updated of the student’s progress.

Course Outline:

English: Course content conforms strictly to the MOE syllabus. The whole course is very intensive and is conducted in English so as to help students to improve their English proficiency within a short period of time.
Teaching methods are based on the syllabuses and curriculum used by the government schools in Singapore and the textbooks used are selected from MOE-approved publishers.
– The syllabus covers the various aspects and components of knowledge and communication in the syllabus of MOE,
– Sample tests are given to help students prepare for important English Examinations.

Skills:Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening

Focus Areas

  • Sample composition, guided composition and topics for free writing
  • Language use (sentence transformation and cloze passages)
  • Comprehension ( test items to check their understanding and comprehension cloze)
  • Oral component (picture conversation and conversation prompts)

Mathematics: Mathematics lessons and exercises meet the requirements of the syllabuses prescribed by MOE. They help students to excel in the mathematics examinations but also to proceed to study at government schools.

Focus areas:

  • Numbers and their operations
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Percentage
  • Rate and speed
  • Algebraic expressions and formulae
  • Functions and graphs
  • Equations and inequalities
  • Set language and notation
  • Matrices
  • Problems in realworld contexts
  • Angles, triangles and polygons
  • Congruence and similarity
  • Properties of circles
  • Pythagoras’ theorem and trigonometry
  • Mensuration
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Vectors in two dimensions
  • Problems in realworld contexts
  • Data analysis
  • Probability

Additional – Mathematics

Algebra

  • Equations and inequalities
  • Indices and surds
  • Polynomials and partial fractions
  • Binomial expansions
  • Power, Exponential, Logarithmic, and Modulus functions

Geometry and Trigonometry

  • Trigonometric functions, identities and equations
  • Coordinate geometry in two dimensions
  • Proofs in plane geometry

Calculus

  • Differentiations and integration

Combined sciences (Physics, Chemistry)

The Combined sciences syllabus aims to enable students who have an aptitude and interest in science to:

  • provide, through well-designed studies of experimental and practical science, a worthwhile educational experience for all students, whether or not they go on to study science beyond this level and, in particular, to enable them to acquire sufficient understanding and knowledge to
  • develop abilities and skills that are relevant to the study and practice of science;
  • develop attitudes relevant to science such as accuracy and precision; objectivity; integrity; inquiry; initiative; inventiveness.
    stimulate interest in and care for the local and global environment
  • promote an awareness that the study and practice of science are co-operative and cumulative activities, and are subject to social, economic, technological, ethical and cultural influences and limitations;

(a) Physics

Course Outline

  • Physical Quantities, Units and Measurement
  • Kinematics
  • Dynamics
  • Mass, Weight and Density
  • Turning Effect of Forces
  • Pressure
  • Energy, Work and Power
  • Kinetic Model of Matter
  • Transfer of Thermal Energy
  • Thermal Properties of Matter
  • General Wave Properties
  • Light
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Sound
  • Static Electricity
  • Current of Electricity
  • D.C. Circuits
  • Practical Electricity
  •  Magnetism and Electromagnetism

(b) Chemistry

The Ordinary Level Science (Chemistry) Syllabus is designed to place less emphasis on factual materials and greater emphasis on the understanding and application of scientific concepts and principles. This approach has been adapted in recognition of the need for students to develop skills that will be of long term value in an increasing technological world rather than focusing on large quantities of factual materials, which
may have only short term relevance.

It is important that, throughout the course, attention should be drawn to:

  1. the finite life of the world’s resources and hence the need for recycling and conservation
  2. economic considerations in the chemical industry, such as the availability and cost of raw materials and energy
  3. the social, environmental, health and safety issues relating to the chemical industry
  4. the importance of chemicals in industry and in everyday life.

Course Outline

  • Experimental Chemistry
  • Experimental design
  • Methods of purification and analysis
  • Identification of ions and gases
  • The Particulate Nature of Matter
  • Structure and properties of materials
  • Formulae, Stoichiometry and the Mole Concept
  • Energy Changes
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Acids, Bases and Salts
  • The Periodic Table
  •  Metals
  • Atmosphere
  • Organic Chemistry

Note: Students are required to take English and Mathematics subjects for admission to government school and will get school completion certificate upon passing of school Examination; English, Mathematics and General Science.

 

TEACHER-STUDENT RATIO is 1:20

Course Outcomes Certificate upon passing of school examination
Duration Full-time : 6 Months
Mode of delivery classroom-based teaching
Awarding Body Stanfort Academy

Entry requirements

Minimum Age 14 years
Academic qualification Pass in Sec2 level in home country or pass in Stanfort Academy Sec2 level English and Mathematics Placement test with 40 marks
Proficiency Level At least a pass in Sec2 Level English with 40 marks

ASSESSMENT MODE

  • EXTERNAL / INTERNAL EXAM / PRESENTATION / CLASS TEST

ASSESSMENT WEIGHTING

  • WRITTEN EXAMINATION: 100%
  • PRESENTATION / CLASS TEST: 20%

ASSESSMENT GRADING CRITERIA

External: NA

Internal:

  • Distinction – 75 Marks and Above
  • Pass with credit – 65 Marks and Above
  • Pass – 50 Marks and Above

AWARD CRITERIA

External: NA

Internal:

  • No outstanding payment due
  • Maintain 75% of Attendance of the course duration
  • Attain Minimum “Pass” in all modules in internal examination
  • Completed ‘Evaluation Form’ to provide feedback

EXPECTED EXAMINATION RESULTS RELEASE DATE

External Exam:
December (AEIS exam result) subject to MOE
April (S-AEIS exam result) subject to MOE

Internal:

  • 1 moth after the examination

EXPECTED AWARD CONFERMENT DATE

External: NA

Internal:

  • within 1 month after successful completion of all modules

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