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ACADEMIC

ENGLISH

Objectives of Programme
  1. Make available sufficient opportunities for students to increase the skills and knowledge of the four core components of language: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
  1. Set up platforms for practice so that students at their various competency levels will be able to communicate their ideas and thoughts with everyone meaningfully.
  1. Enable our students to attain an appropriate level of competency score in Work Place Literacy in order to be eligible for the application to schools for specialized skills training.
Main Content Areas
New Tracks English (NT) Direct Instruction (DI)
AM session (13 – 18 years old) PM session (7- 12 years old)
Curriculum tracks : Reading programme :
Track 1 Reading (K)
Track 2 Reading (1)
Track 3 Language (K)
Language (1)
Corrective Reading (A)
Corrective Reading  (B)
Approaches Used
  1. AM session: New Tracks English (NT)
  2. PM session: Direct Instruction (DI)

MATHEMATICS

Objective of Programme

The Mathematics structured and progressive programme equips students with the essential Mathematical knowledge, skills and attitudes towards academic achievement for higher educational institutions.

Main Content Areas

The Mathematics syllabus includes number, measurement, geometry and data analysis.

Age Group Programme
7 to 12 years old Junior Functional Math
13 to 18 years old Senior Functional Math
Approaches Used

The school adopts the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract (CPA) approach for Mathematics teaching and learning based on individual learners. Concrete materials introduce students to mathematical concepts through real-world experiences. These real experiences enable students to visualise objects which are then transferred to Pictorial examples illustrated with photographs and pictures. Abstract examples provide students with the use of mathematical symbols related to the concrete and pictorials examples previously learnt.

SCIENCE

Objectives of Programme

The Science programme aims to equip learners with functional knowledge, skills and attitudes in Science.  It seeks to develop basic inquiry skills in the learners through their innate curiosity.

In particular, the objectives of the programme include developing in students the ability to understand and apply basic scientific phenomena, facts, concepts and principles and the acquisition of process skills relevant to modern-day living.

Main Content Areas

The scope of the programme covers the important themes in Science.

It includes:

  • diversity of living and non-living things
  • cycles in plants, animals and matter
  • systems in plants and human
  • interactions within the environment
  • basic energy concepts
Approaches Used

The main strategy used in the teaching of Science follows the 5 E Learning Model which includes the phases: Engagement, Exploration, Explanation, Elaboration and Evaluation.

This approach helps to develop independent thinking and problem-solving skills in students.

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT)

ICT aims at providing students with the tools to enrich their learning by developing new and more productive learning and work skills. ICT is cross-disciplinary as it is integrated across all the subjects. It enables students to acquire communication and lifelong learning skills. As an enabler for learning, ICT increases students’ access to learning, social inclusion and scope of learning contexts.

Objectives:

Promote independent and self-paced learning
Connect and engage with others at home and globally
Present thinking and decision-making processes through various media
Students will be equipped with critical and functional skills which they can apply in their daily life and work place. They are required to present and showcase their learning across the curriculum, including using ICT safely and responsibly.

DAILY LIVING

Objectives of Programme

The daily living skills training in Grace Orchard School focuses not only on skills necessary for fundamental functioning such as dressing, feeding, personal health and hygiene; but also on skills to enable an individual to live independently in a community. The aim is to enable students to participate more fully at home, at the workplace and in the community. Some examples of the skills include: performing simple housework, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, managing money, shopping for groceries, and taking public transport within the community.

Main Content Areas
Self Management Home Living Community Participation & Mobility
School/work readiness Household maintenance Getting around in the community
Personal health and grooming Garment care Use of community ammenities
Personal safety Food preparation and storage
Managing finance

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Objectives of Programme 

The aim of Physical Education (PE) is to provide learning opportunities for students to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to lead and enjoy an active and healthy life.

The objectives of the programme are to develop in each student the ability to:

  • Perform and enjoy a variety of physical activities at the individual’s maximum capacity
  • Develop and maintain physical health and fitness through regular participation in physical activities
  • Demonstrate positive self-esteem through body awareness and control
  • Demonstrate the spirit of fair play, teamwork and sportsmanship
  • Acquire safe practices during physical activities
Main Content Area

Primary level (7-12 years old):
Development of fundamental movement skills and understanding of movement concepts. Swimming is also included for students in the Joy and PM Love classes.

Secondary level (13-18 years old):
Application of fundamental movement skills in a variety of contexts including game play

*Fundamental movement skills include Locomotor Skills; Stability Skills & Manipulative Skills

Summative assessment – GOS Fitness Test administered in Term 3 of each school year