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Vision

Passionate, Proficient and Prepared for the future

Mission

The Science department aims to ignite a passion for Science in every student and to nurture them to be future-ready, proficient and socially responsible citizens of character.

 

Our Department offers Science at the Lower Secondary Level which comprises elements of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. At the Upper Secondary Level, we offer Science(NT), Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

2018 Science Department Team

 

Yeo Keng Yong (Physics) (HOD Science)

Fu Shin Hui (Chemistry) (SH Science)

Michelle Ong (Physics) (SH Physics)

Tan Phuay Boon (Biology) (Year Head Upper Sec)

Lee Yun Yun Grace (Chemistry) (Assistant Year Head Upper Sec)

Peck Chin Hee Gregory (Biology) (HOD ICT)

Goo Chun Song (Physics)

Eunice Leow (Physics)

Tan Kian Chong (Physics)

Roger Goh (Physics, NT Science)

Mehervan Singh (Physics, Lower Sec Science)

Peh Su Fang (Biology, Lower Sec Science Coordinator)

Tay Ling Ling (Biology, Lower Sec Science)

Fong Jia Hui (Chemistry)

Ang Chian Huey (Chemistry, Lower Sec Science)

Tan Xiang Yeow (Chemistry, Lower Sec Science)

Marvin Lo (Lower Sec Science, NT Science)

Ng Soon Aik (Lower Sec Science, NT Science)

Dennis Kwek (Lower Sec Science)

Lim Tong Yang (Lower Sec Science)

Candice Lim (Lower Sec Science)

Muhammad Bin Roslee (Lower Sec Science)

Technical Support Officers:

Mr Francis Tan

Mrs Guna

Physics

The Physics Syllabus provides students with a coherent understanding of force, energy, heat, light and matter, their interrelationships, and their applications to technology and engineering in areas such as optics, power generation, electronics, transport and communications. It focuses on investigating natural phenomena and then applying patterns, models (including mathematical ones), principles, theories and laws to explain the physical behaviour of the universe. The curriculum places high emphasis on the applications of physics to everyday life and its relevance in the real world. The study of physics trains pupils to reason things out in a logical manner and to apply concepts learnt in new and novel situations. The theories and concepts presented in this syllabus belong to a branch of physics commonly referred to as classical physics. Modern physics, developed to explain the quantum properties at the atomic and sub-atomic level, is built on knowledge of these classical theories and concepts.
 
 

Chemistry

The Chemistry syllabus provides students with the study of the structure, properties and reactions of matter.  Some of the topics include experimental chemistry, chemical reactions and processes, electrolysis, metals and their properties and extraction, acids, bases and salts, and the atmosphere and environment. In all these, attention is drawn to the importance of chemistry and its application in everyday life and in industries. Pupils are trained to think logically and systematically.

 

Biology

The Biology syllabus provides students with the study of living organisms and life processes like nutrition, transport, respiration, excretion and reproduction as well as the relationship of organisms with one another and the environment through the study of ecological concepts. The study of Biology requires students to use information to identify patterns, report trends and draw inferences.  They are also required to be able to present reasoned explanation for phenomena, patterns and relationships, make predictions and propose hypotheses. The topics of cells, genetics and some aspects of biotechnology, when interconnected with topics in Chemistry, serve to form the framework for the study of Life Sciences beyond the O-Level.