All Parents of 2009 PSLE kid: Preparing from Sec2 Streaming

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Secondary 2 Streaming: Should drop Maths/Science

Poll ended at Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:44 pm

Only if your DD/DS is really language oriented
2
33%
Only if your DD/DS hate maths/ science
4
67%
 
Total votes : 6

All Parents of 2009 PSLE kid: Preparing from Sec2 Streaming

Postby DadOfGirl » Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:44 pm

We enjoyed seeing our DS/DD thro' 2009 PSLE & subsequent posting exercise... This year has been quite & next milestone is SEC 2 straming.

Can we have input , Do's Don't & challanges ahead
thank you
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Postby daisyt » Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:28 pm

Sorry, you mean can drop maths & science totally at the end of sec 2, stepping into sec 3?

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:07 pm

daisyt wrote:Sorry, you mean can drop maths & science totally at the end of sec 2, stepping into sec 3?


cannot drop totally

must have minimum one math from sec 3 onward

there is also combined science from sec 3 onward
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Postby DadOfGirl » Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:31 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:
daisyt wrote:Sorry, you mean can drop maths & science totally at the end of sec 2, stepping into sec 3?


cannot drop totally

must have minimum one math from sec 3 onward

there is also combined science from sec 3 onward


Yes Yes ... Keep minimum Maths & Science subject....That is what i meant...

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Postby prancingpony » Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:42 pm

Hi, actually have no idea yet how streaming will be for ds next year. All I know is that in his school, it's compulsory to take both E/A maths and Physics and Chemistry. So not much choice there lor. ..

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Postby DadOfGirl » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:06 pm

prancingpony wrote:Hi, actually have no idea yet how streaming will be for ds next year. All I know is that in his school, it's compulsory to take both E/A maths and Physics and Chemistry. So not much choice there lor. ..


Most schools will offer Humanity route from SEC3 for students deciding to not pursue 'Engineering' at university level. One maths & combined science for SC4 & Sec 4 with rest of subject like History, Geography....

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Postby caroline3sg » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:09 pm

My girl's sch, all express students must take A & E maths.

I am not sure of the Science combination when come Sec 3. I heard that Sec 1 & Sec 2 does not have physics (at least for this whole yr, no physics).

For Geo/Hist/Lit, choose 1.

Between D&T and Art, choose 1. Strange, got D&T no Home Econs from Sec 3 onwards. Last time my time had Home Econs till Sec 4. Or is it no one in the sch in that cohort choose Home Econs.

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Postby prancingpony » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:26 pm

Most schools will offer Humanity route from SEC3 for students deciding to not pursue 'Engineering' at university level. One maths & combined science for SC4 & Sec 4 with rest of subject like History, Geography....[/quote]

Hi DadOfGirl,

And for those wanting to pursue engineering? what subjects do they need? sorry, am ignorant of all this. is it necesary for my son to take Bio? he has no clue yet of what he wants so which subjects would be better to take? I know he will have to take 1 Humanities.[/quote]

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Postby DadOfGirl » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:55 pm

prancingpony wrote:Most schools will offer Humanity route from SEC3 for students deciding to not pursue 'Engineering' at university level. One maths & combined science for SC4 & Sec 4 with rest of subject like History, Geography....


Hi DadOfGirl,

And for those wanting to pursue engineering? what subjects do they need? sorry, am ignorant of all this. is it necesary for my son to take Bio? he has no clue yet of what he wants so which subjects would be better to take? I know he will have to take 1 Humanities.[/quote][/quote]

NUS & NTU would require Physics & Chem as science subjects as a qualifying subject for application to Engineering. If you don't have biology & wants to do engineering in Bio-Tech( molecular engineering) you are still allowed to apply ( Take a bridging course in biology -Sem1 of engineering ) & you could get in if your A level score is great.

For Medicine , Biology is must , same for Pharmacy. In short two science subject must , if you want to pursue engineering/ medicine in local uni.

I am not sure , but A/E both maths is also a requireemnt... one maths will not qualify for application to engineering- Can someone confirm this?

If you are not sure what is your interest , safe options is two maths , two science. Then you can decide at JC level.

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Postby emerald » Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:00 pm

A friend's daughter who is in the express stream failed her science. I am concerned but dare not probe, can someone pls enlighten me what is likely to happen to her daughter. Thanks.

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