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Our Department Vision:  Achieve Academic Excellence with a Culture of Inquiry-based Learning for Science

Our Department Mission:  To nurture inquisitive, self-directed learners by instilling process skills & enabling them to link science to daily experiences.

The Science Department aims to engage students in the learning of science through the use of inquiry-based pedagogy to promote creativity and develop scientific inquiry. The department worked together collaboratively to conduct meaningful instructional and enrichment programmes to ignite their passion and interest for the love of Science.
This year the Science Department implemented a new modular approach to Sec 2 EXP and NA Science. The core objective of this modular programme is to better engage our students in the learning of Science. This is achieved by consciously planning and giving students more opportunities to learn through a variety of hands-on activities and projects. A research module was also incorporated into the Sec 1 curriculum to allow students to solve problems using scientific methods.

The use of E-portfolio to capture the learning processes in Science is implemented for Sec 1 Science. The electronic portfolio aims to encourage students to actively collect and reflect on their own learning by capturing their own work and putting it on a blog. The students have the opportunities to use digital photography and videography to capture their own experiments and to write about their learning on a personal blog site where the teacher gives formative feedback for further improvements. They are also given opportunities to use computers and mobile phones to search the internet and organise their own learning materials on top of the notes given to them. This is particularly interesting when students actively search for relevant YouTube videos and online materials to complement their own learning. Through E-portfolio, students have gained a greater ownership in their learning and they are more engaged when they have the choice to present their learning in their preferred ways on the portfolio.