Secondary


Secondary 1    |    Secondary 2   |    Secondary 3    |   ‘N’ Level    |   ‘O’ Level 

The jump from primary to secondary school is a major transition for every child– both in academics and in learning to adapt to the new rigour and demands of the curriculum in school.

At this point, every child has a different learning pace and ability, so it is important that each child is given the right support and resources to meet his or her needs. The goal is to create the right learning path to prepare students well for the final exams in the IB, IP and ‘O’ Level streams. At The Learning Lab, our secondary curriculum goes beyond the traditional tutorial approach aimed simply at equipping students with core academic skills. We nurture the love of learning and focus on the development of abstract thinking, critical reasoning skills, and overall personal enrichment.

Here are the themes that inspire our secondary curriculum design process:

  1. To comprehensively prepare and reinforce students’ academic knowledge
  2. To expose students to real-world applications of academic and general knowledge
  3. To customise learning through tailored lesson plans and materials

As the ‘N’ and ‘O’ Level students have different exam and curriculum needs, we differentiate our curriculum accordingly to meet the needs of every student.

We offer classes in Math for the Secondary 1 to Secondary 5 levels.


Secondary 1 

The Math program for Secondary 1 students aims to improve their academic performance in math based on school and national exam trends.

With a strong focus on fundamental techniques, higher-order thinking and mathematical principals, we provide advanced materials that are specially curated to give students a competitive edge, in all streams including Express.

The basics in arithmetic are quickly introduced, with more advanced and challenging concepts covered including topics such as number forms, integers, algebra and functions; our goal is to stretch students further and stimulate their interest in the subject by injecting real world application of math, fascinating mathematical concepts and literature beyond their syllabus.

Our teachers to cater to each student’s needs through personal coaching and tutorials on school topics, while the pace and flow of each class is dependent on the abilities of its students, which lets your child catch up or gain a headstart with a foundational grasp of new topics according to their syllabus.

We also provide our students with a vibrant learning environment, supported by carefully curated resources – to stimulate our students’ interest in math, fun learning activities such as in-house developed games are introduced to reinforce key concepts.


Secondary 2

The Math program for Secondary 2 students aims to improve their academic performance in math based on school and national exam trends. With a strong focus on fundamental techniques, higher-order thinking and mathematical principals, we provide advanced materials that are specially curated to give students a competitive edge, in all streams including Express.

Basics in arithmetic are quickly introduced, with more advanced and challenging concepts covered including topics such as algebra, functions, quadratic equations and linear inequalities; our goal is to stretch students further and stimulate their interest in the subject by injecting real world application of math, fascinating mathematical concepts and literature beyond their syllabus.

Our teachers cater to each student’s needs through personal coaching and tutorials on school topics, while the pace and flow of each class is dependent on the abilities of its students, which lets your child catch up or gain a headstart with a foundational grasp of new topics according to their syllabus.

We also provide our students with a vibrant learning environment, supported by carefully curated resources – to stimulate our students’ interest in Math, fun learning activities such as in-house developed games are introduced to reinforce key concepts. Smart Excel creates a multidimensional enrichment program that truly encompasses all areas of mathematical mastery.


Secondary 3

The Elementary Math program for Secondary 3 students aims to improve their academic performance in math based on school and national exam trends.

With a strong focus on fundamental techniques, higher-order thinking and mathematical principals, we provide advanced materials that are specially curated to give students a competitive edge, in all streams including Express.

The basics in arithmetic are quickly introduced, with more advanced and challenging concepts covered including topics such as algebra and functions, graphs and matrices, geometry, statistics and probability, and kinematics; our goal is to stretch students further and stimulate their interest in the subject by injecting real world application of math, fascinating mathematical concepts and literature beyond their syllabus.

Our teachers cater to each student’s needs through personal coaching and tutorials on school topics, while the pace and flow of each class is dependent on the abilities of its students, which lets your child catch up or gain a headstart with a foundational grasp of new topics according to their syllabus.

We also provide our students with a vibrant learning environment, supported by carefully curated resources – to stimulate our students’ interest in Math, fun learning activities such as in-house developed games are introduced to reinforce key concepts.

Smart Excel creates a multidimensional enrichment program that truly encompasses all areas of mathematical mastery.


GCE ‘N’ Level

SMART Preparatory Course for GCE ‘N’ Level provides a comprehensive programme that equips students with the necessary learning competencies that prepare them for the annual examination of the joint awarding authorities – Ministry of Education, Singapore and the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘N’ Levels.

The strong foundation of this programme lies on the series of internal assessments namely: Mid-Year and Preliminary Examinations, which are facilitated by the Department once in the Academic Year for the respective examination cycle. These assessments are carefully designed and prepared by the internal and competent assessors of the department, to gauge the readiness of the students for the actual examination.

Elementary Mathematics (Subject Code: 4045)

The syllabus is intended to provide students with fundamental mathematical knowledge and skills. The content is organised into three strands, namely, Number and Algebra, Geometry and Measurement, and Statistics and Probability. Besides conceptual understanding and skills proficiency explicated in the content strands, development of process skills that are involved in the process of acquiring and applying mathematical knowledge is also emphasised. These include reasoning, communication and connections, thinking skills and heuristics, and application and modelling; and are developed based on the three content strands.


GCE ‘O’ Level

SMART Preparatory Course for GCE ‘O’ Level provides a comprehensive programme that equips students with the necessary learning competencies that prepare them for the annual examination of the joint awarding authorities- Ministry of Education, Singapore and the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Levels.

The strong foundation of this programme lies on the series of internal assessments namely: Mid-Year and Preliminary Examinations, which are facilitated by the Department once in the Academic Year for the respective examination cycle. These assessments are carefully designed and prepared by the internal and competent assessors of the department, to gauge the readiness of the students for the actual examination.

Elementary Mathematics (Subject Code: 4048)

This subject provides students with the fundamental mathematical knowledge and skills. Further, at the end of the module, it aims to enable students to acquire the necessary mathematical concepts and skills for continuous learning in mathematics and related disciplines, and for applications to the real world