School of Science and Technology

Having survived PSLE. we still need to network with other parents with kids in the same Secondary school. While giving our teenagers their own space, we can update each other about the school.

Would your child be applying for SST?

Poll ended at Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:18 pm

Yes
5
29%
No, distance is too far
3
18%
No, no track record yet
9
53%
 
Total votes : 17

School of Science and Technology

Postby mathsparks » Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:18 pm

Newest school opening next year. Taking in students through dsa. Parent briefing conducted in April. Pls check website if you're keen.

From the website, http://www.sst.edu.sg/

The School of Science & Technology, Singapore (SST) offers a distinctive 4-year programme that prepares university-bound students for the GCE ‘O’ level examinations

At Year 1 and 2, students will take the following subjects: English Language, Mother Tongue, Mathematics, Science, Integrated Humanities and Art, Design, Media & Technology (ADMT).

At Year 3 and 4, students will take a combination of conventional and applied subjects. He may take conventional subjects such as English, Mother Tongue, Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Humanities (e.g. SS + Geog) together with one or two Applied Subjects such as Design Studies, Fundamentals of Electronics, Media Studies, Biotechnology and Environmental Science & Technology.

==> My question is, these students have to take O Level after 4 years and then move on to JC or Poly. However, there are no A-Level Applied Subjects. So what happens to these students who would like to progress to A level then Uni?

Anyway, the school is in Clementi; considering distance and the fact that it's not IP/no track record, we'll likely give this place a miss.
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Postby mathsparks » Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:41 pm

Sorry ppl, donno why the poll doesn't seem to work though i set duration as 100 days. :?

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Postby ChiefKiasu » Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:54 pm

mathsparks wrote:Sorry ppl, donno why the poll doesn't seem to work though i set duration as 100 days. :?


I think it's working fine.

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Postby MdmKS » Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:06 am

It sounds like preparing children for future engineering path at young age...

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Postby mathsparks » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:54 pm

ChiefKiasu wrote:
mathsparks wrote:Sorry ppl, donno why the poll doesn't seem to work though i set duration as 100 days. :?


I think it's working fine.

Thanks chief. Maybe after I've cast my vote, I won't see that option. so i thot it's not working.

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Postby mathsparks » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:56 pm

MdmKS wrote:It sounds like preparing children for future engineering path at young age...

Seems so indeed. It's ok if they've 6 yr program but at the end of 4 yrs, there doesn't seem to be a proper continuation unless they opt for the poly route.
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Postby KSP » Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:47 pm

- was this the reason why TCS channel 8 had a series recently promoting engineering field?

- why do they want to stream the students as early as 12 to become engineers when they can do it at O or A level?

- is the school going to compete with NUSH?

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Postby MdmKS » Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:57 pm

KSP wrote:- was this the reason why TCS channel 8 had a series recently promoting engineering field?

- why do they want to stream the students as early as 12 to become engineers when they can do it at O or A level?

- is the school going to compete with NUSH?


12 yo is still too young to see the future unless you put them in. Poor kids...

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Postby mathsparks » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:00 pm

KSP wrote:- is the school going to compete with NUSH?


Looks like they're competing and both are in clementi. Most IP schools are found in central and west so I wonder y they dont locate the SST in the east.

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Postby KSP » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:21 pm

The good side of this is gov is willing to spend more to groom talent here. So students will have one more choice besides RI/RGS/HCI/NYGS/NUSH.

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