Secondary 4 Science


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For students on the ‘O’ Level track, this crucial examination year is about systematic revision and refinement of exam skills. If your child is from an IP school, the secondary 4 year is a time to prepare well for curriculum at the pre-tertiary level, which will require your child to dive deep into content mastery.

Biology

Content Mastery

  • Students will be introduced to new topics such as Coordination and Response and Cell Division.

Skills and Techniques

  • Students complete their learning of topics in the O Level syllabus and consolidate all the concepts learned in the form of revisions. 
  • Students are taught to identify and effectively answer questions across interrelated topics within a question.  
  • Students are exposed to more application questions to challenge their thinking and be more exam-centric.

Revision and Reinforcement

  • Students are propelled into exam mode whereby they are given ample practice in the form of rigorous topical tests and mock papers which simulate exam conditions.
  • Students will be guided on how to assess and consolidate their learning.
  • Focus is placed on ensuring students’ mastery in answering techniques

Chemistry

Content Mastery

  • Students will be introduced to new topics such as Organic Chemistry.

Skills and Techniques

  • Students are exposed to Experimental Planning, where they are tasked to plan an experiment to investigate the relationships between two or more variables.  
  • Students will consolidate all topics learned to create the necessary links between topics to understand chemistry as a whole and to build confidence in answering questions with interrelated topics.   
  • Students will be exposed to the O Level exam format and acquire examination skills and answering techniques required to tackle each section of the O level exams.    
  • Students will practice applying the concepts learnt to data-analysis and application questions pertaining to real world data and issues.

Revision and Reinforcement

  • Students will focus on the revision of concepts and clarification of any existing misconceptions.
  • Students will be made aware of common pitfalls and careless mistakes to keep them from losing unnecessary marks in the exams.
  • Students will be practice multiple mock examination papers under exam conditions.
  • Students will undergo a systemic, topical-based revision of all O Level topics, including common and challenging questions.

Physics

Content Mastery

  • Students learn new topics, such as Static Electricity, Magnetism, Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction.

Skills and Techniques

  • Students learn how to design and plan an experiment, as well as how to evaluate it.  
  • Students hone their mastery of answering techniques, such as the question analysis, identification of the relevant concepts, the development of an appropriate strategy to approach each question.  
  • Students will hone their mastery of manipulating information provided in the question to obtain answers.

Revision and Reinforcement

  • Students will focus on revision and clarification of any existing misconceptions.
  • Students will be practice multiple mock examination papers under exam conditions.
  • Students will be provided with revision packages that summarise the key points and common types of questions for each topic to help them consolidate their learning.

Preparatory Course for GCE NT, N & O Level

It 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 NT, N & O Levels.