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e-Open House 2020

Open House Details

Dear Parents/Guardians and Primary 6 Students,

Many of you joined our live Zoom sessions with our School Leaders and Key Personnel on 28 November (Saturday), and our heartfelt thanks for your time and questions.

Here is the recording of our live Zoom session for your reference. We hope that you and your child will join our Serangoon Secondary family!

Live Zoom Session with School Leaders & Key Personnel

Presentation Segment

Presenters Topic
  Principal's Address
  Personalised Digital Learning Programme
 Mr_Tan_SH.jpg   Character and Citizenship Education 2021 
Mr_Raja.jpg    School Facilities 
Mdm_SP_Low.jpg    Secondary School Education 
Mdm_Goh_SW.jpg    Co-Curricular Activities 
Mr_Peck_CH.png    Applied Learning Programme, Computing, and Mobile Robotics
Ms_Grace_Lee.jpg    Learning for Life Programme 

Q&A Segment

Mdm_Koh_PL.png  Ms_Liam_HW.png  Mdm_Goh_SW.jpg  Mr_Yeo_KY.jpg 
Mr_Harold_Goh.jpg  Mdm_SP_Low.jpg  Ms_Grace_Lee.jpg   


Corporate Video

The Serangoon Experience 1

The Serangoon Experience 2

Career-Based Programme

Student Sharing 1

Student Sharing 2

Student Sharing 3


General Information

What are the cut-off points and PSLE T-score averages of the school’s Sec 1
cohorts in recent years?

The cut-off points and PSLE T-score averages vary from year to year for all schools. For Serangoon Secondary School, they have been on an upward trend:


For 2020 Primary 6 students applying for admission into Serangoon Secondary School in 2021, the cut-off points and PSLE T-score averages above may differ depending on students’ PSLE results and their school choices for that year’s Sec 1 posting exercise. We encourage all interested students to include our school as one of their choices.

2.     What are the class size like?

Our class sizes are typically 30 to 40, similar to national class sizes for MOE schools.

3.     What is the Sec 1 enrolment like in 2020?

In 2020, we have 8 Sec 1 classes. The breakdown is as follows:

Express: 4
Normal  (Academic): 2
Normal (Technical): 2

In 2021, we are expecting 8-9 Sec 1 classes.

4.     How many food stalls are there in your school canteen?

The school canteen has 3 halal and 3 non-halal food stalls, 1 fruit stall and 1 beverage stall. We also have a café within the school premises. All serve a wide variety of healthy meals that meet the nutritional requirements of our students.

5.     How does one get to Serangoon Secondary School via public transport?

The school is easily accessible via public buses.

  • Bus Services: 62, 102, 136, 324
  • Nearest MRT Station: Hougang MRT Station (then transfer to bus services 324, 62 or 102)

Academic Matters

6.     What are the subjects offered in Sec 1?

Sec 1 students are offered 9-10 examinable subjects. All students offer English Language, Mathematics, Science, Mother Tongue Languages, Design & Technology (D&T), Food & Consumer Education (FCE), and Art. Students in the Express and Normal (Academic) streams also offer English Literature, Geography, and History. Students in the Normal (Technical) stream offer Computer Applications and Social Studies.

Character and Citizenship Education (CCE), Music, and Physical Education (PE) are compulsory, non-examinable subjects.

7.     Does Serangoon Secondary School offer Subject-Based Banding (SBB)?

Yes. Our students are eligible to take some subjects (English Language, Mathematics, Science and official Mother Tongue Languages) at a higher academic level starting from Secondary 1 if they have performed well in these subjects at the PSLE.

We are not a Full SBB pilot school, and will implement Full SBB by 2024.

8.     What special subjects are offered at Upper Secondary?

  • Upper Sec Express: students can be offered Computing.
  • Upper Sec Normal (Technical): students can be offered Mobile Robotics.

9.     How does the school prepare students for N & O-Level examinations?

Our school believes in the importance of effective lesson planning and delivery to support our students’ learning, including for our graduating classes. Since 2018, our school has adopted the Singapore Teaching Practice (STP), which is a model that makes explicit how effective teaching and learning is achieved in Singapore schools. Our teachers put into practice the four core Teaching Processes of the STP and reflect before, during and after their interaction with students in all learning contexts. Our teachers also use the Objective-Assessment-Summary (OAS) lesson planning framework to ensure effective lesson delivery in the classroom.

Our teachers conduct Mastery Learning Programmes (MLP) and consultation sessions for students who require additional support outside curriculum time. For graduating classes, it may involve the entire class to support students in their national examination preparations.

What are the distinction and pass rates like for the GCE O-Level                               examinations?

In line with MOE’s directions to reduce the over-emphasis on academic results, as with other schools, we are unable to share specific distinction and pass rates. That said, we have value-added to our students’ learning over the years. This is most evident from the upward trend in the cut-off points for our school for all three streams based on the current PSLE scoring system.

What are the subject combinations offered at Upper Secondary?

To give you an idea of the subject combination we offer at Upper Sec, you may want to visit our Sec 2 Subject Allocation Exercise microsite at this link:

CCA Matters

12.   Is CCA compulsory?

Yes. Students can select one CCA from Uniformed Groups, Performing Arts, Sports, or Clubs & Societies.

13.   How are students allocated their CCAs?

There will be a CCA Orientation followed by selection trials in January 2021. Students are encouraged to attend the selection trials of their choice. After the selection trials, students will be allocated a CCA based on their choices, abilities, and available places. Hence, it is important for the students to attend the selection trials and make informed choices.

14.   If my child/ward joins the school, how will I know more about CCA matters and the various CCAs?

Besides information disseminated through parents’ letters, there will be also be a CCA Orientation (as well as talks for parents) in January 2021. You may wish to check the school website for CCA updates from time to time.

Distinctive Programmes

15.   What are the school’s distinctive programmes?

The school’s Applied Learning Programme (ALP) is in ‘Future of Transportation’. Our HOD/ICT will share more on this at our upcoming e-Open House.

The school’s Learning for Life Programme (LLP) is in ‘Harnessing Student Leadership in the Service of Community’. Our Year Head/Upper Sec will share more on this at our upcoming e-Open House.

Communication Channels

16.   How does the school communicate with parents?

The school leverages the following communication channels to keep parents updated:

  • Parents Gateway
  • School Website
  • Termly Letters
  • Regular Parent Engagement Sessions

17.   How can I get in touch with the school?

Parents can contact us via email ( or phone (6385 1589).