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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.

Science Department Team

Science Department Team
HOD Science 
Mr Yeo Keng Yong (Physics)
SH Science
Ms Fu Shin Hui (Chemistry)
SH Physics 
Ms Michelle Ong (Physics) 
  
Teachers Biology 
 Peck Chin Hee Gregory (HOD ICT) 
 Tan Phuay Boon (Year Head, Upper Sec) 
 Peh Su Fang 
 Tay Ling Ling
 Kuan Jing Wei Kimberley
  
 Chemistry 
 Lee Yun Yun Grace (Assistant Year Head, Upper Sec) 
 Yan Tuck Poh (SH Student Management) 
 
Ang Chian Huey 
 Fong Jia Hui
 Marvin Lo  
 Tan Xiang Yeow 
  
 Physics 
 Caden Goo Chun Song 
 Mehervan Singh 
 Roger Goh 
 Tan Kian Chong 
  
 Lower Secondary Science 
 Candice Lim 
 Liao Yongzhi 
 
Lim Tong Yang
 Muhammad Bin Roslee
  
Technical Support Officers (TSOs)

Mr Francis Tan

Mrs Guna 


Science curriculum in SSS

To foster the joy of learning science and ensure content mastery, the department adopts a variety of teaching and learning approaches, as well as programmes to ignite students’ interest in science.

These include:

  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Science article reading and discussion
  • Differentiated Instruction (DI) for SBB students
  • Project-based learning as Alternative Assessment
  • ‘Science Comes Alive’ programme
  • Learning journeys customised for students in different streams and with different science subjects
  • External competitions e.g. Elementz competition and UNSW 

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.