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.
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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

siaokiasu
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Re: School of Science and Technology

Post by siaokiasu » Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:19 pm

yk0905 wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:15 pm
Anyone know if the flying club of SST has any criteria to join. My boy really want to join the CCA for pursuing his aviation dream.
there are a few prerequisites to be eligible to join, subject to changes:
  • Singapore Citizen only
  • Healthy and no major illnesses
  • No asthma and healthy BMI
  • Nearsightedness (Myopia) – below 600 deg each eye
  • Astigmatism - below 200 deg each eye
  • Not colour blind
  • No other eye deficiencies
there will also be an interview session, as well as a short test consisting of aviation-related questions
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Re: School of Science and Technology

Post by pbmum » Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:38 pm

Pls add me into WhatsApp group. My DS is selected for SST..Thank you

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Re: School of Science and Technology

Post by Bemeijoden » Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:29 pm

Hi

My boy is given CO for SST. Can add me to whats app gp, please

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Re: School of Science and Technology

Post by xien » Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:25 am

Hi, i'm new to the thread. Pls add me into WhatsApp group. My DS is selected for SST..Thank you vy much.

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Re: School of Science and Technology

Post by phtthp » Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:32 am

Take note
( in case you are not aware)

For 2020 Sec 1 SST students this year (born 2007),
next year (2021) become your Sec 2 Year-end streaming, an important year.

If you happen to be targeting this hot, popular 2022 Sec 3 subject combination comprising

- Pure Chemistry (compulsory),
- Pure Physics
- Bio-technology (Applied Science)

- plus other 5 remaining subjects, assuming that you are taking Total 8 subject combination in Sec 3,

perhaps,
approach your departmental Science HOD,
confirm with her (him) whether there is any limit to the number of students intake allocated for Sec 3 Applied Science (Bio-technology) subject ?

because

In the event there is a constraint to resources, in terms of the

a) the number of laboratory session allocated available per week, used to conduct Bio-technology lab work, or

b) the number of assigned Teaching staff available per week, dedicated to teaching this "Bio-technology" subject with domain expertise,

It is possible that not every student who applied for Bio-technology, will be able to get this subject combination

Next time,
when enter into a Bio-technology laboratory, stay alert, look around you. Count the Total number of seats (students head-count), inside this lab.

say, for Example

Suppose one Bio-tech laboratory inside can accommodate maximum 26 students.
So, if u happen to be the 27th student very keen in taking up Bio-tech this subject, issue become

Where are they going to let you sit inside this Bio-tech Practical lab ? Definitely, you will need a bench stool seat as well as one set of Bio-tech hands-on apparatus to work with, right ? Can't possibly ask you to sit at the sink there inside the lab, to conduct your experiment, isn't it ?

Ideally, there is no constraint to resources, whatsoever.
That means,
every end-of-Sec 2 student who applied for Bio-tech subject, should be able to get it !

Suppose unfortunately,
there is a indeed a constraint on tight resources, then how ?


In the event there is an overwhelimg response to the number of Applicants for Bio-technology,
does it mean that based on your overall 2021 Sec 2 year-end Science academic results, they choose the best Top x number of students , stream them into this subject combination ?
That means end up, not every Sec 2 applicant can study Bio-tech, even if keen.
Best to clarify with your Science HOD, regarding how streaming and resources work.

===========================

Why is this "Bio-technology" Applied Science subject, so hot and popular, in demand ?
because

students targeting below category, will be applying for this Applied Science

1) SST students who are aiming for Junior College route, targeting H2 Biology (A-level),

And

who are also taking O-level Pure Physics concurrently, after sitting for their O-level.


2) SST students aiming for following Diploma courses in the Polytechnic, will also be keen in subject Bio-technology :

- Diploma in Bio-technology

- Diploma in Bio-Medical Science

- Diploma in Veterinary Science

- etc

Example

https://www.sp.edu.sg/cls/courses/full- ... e/overview


Here is SEAB "NP04"
Bio-technology O level scope

https://www.seab.gov.sg/home/examinatio ... dates-2020

==========================

Note
(Sec 2 streaming)

Triple Pure Sciences,
is Not allowed, in SST
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Re: School of Science and Technology

Post by BloatedTomato » Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:13 pm

May I know why you can’t apply to read both Biology and Biotech?

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Re: School of Science and Technology

Post by lisa sun » Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:16 pm

this is Law of Attraction, Maintain a positive attitude to face every problem in the life.

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Re: School of Science and Technology

Post by phtthp » Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:22 pm

Let's continue discussion, for

2020 S1 SST students (born 2007), who intend to take up S3 this unique subject combination, comprising

1) Pure Chem (compulsory)
2) Pure Physics
3) Bio-technology

4) plus the balance of 5 subjects, that constitute Total 8 subjects maximum allowed inside SST. Plus your 3rd foreign language (German / Spanish / French / Japanese), for those who are taking it, will make it Total 9 subjects, maximum.

Why do we want to discuss this particular S3 subject combination?

Because

SST do not permit Triple Pure Sciences, hence above combination is by far somewhat the closest to Triple Pure Sciences combination, u can take.


Suppose in Year 2023, after sat for O-level National exam,
lets say there are two SST students (X and Y), whose grades are identical, below.
Both also target to enter into an IP JC (Science stream), not Arts stream.
They come from SST, well groomed in handling hands on Science projects during Sec 1 to 4, love Science a lot ! Zero interest in Arts stream


1) student X (girl)

Physics (O-level) : B4

Bio-technology (O-level) : A2

For student X -
X do better in subject Physics or in Bio-tech ?

Answer :
Bio-tech (A2) vs. Physics (B4)

Between these two subjects, X did better in Bio-tech.
Moreover,
X is more interested in pursuing A-level Bio. So, never mind, X can forget about her poor Physics (B4).

But, question is,
can student X take H2 Biology
(A-level) inside the IP-JC, even though scored an A2 ?

Ah, this one, is a tricky question-mark.
Best to confirm with that respective, receiving-admission entry IP-JC (Science HOD) first

because

Bio-technology, is very different from Pure Biology, in O-level exam content scope. Don't assume that they will be treated the same way. Bio-tech exam scope and coverage, is definitely Not the same as Pure Bio, very different !


2) student Y (boy)
also scored the same identical grades as X.

But Y is interested in taking H2 Physics, because targeting for some University Engineering course, so can drop Bio-tech. Inside SST, there are many boys, fewer girls. Boys tend to choose H2 Physics, when move up to Junior Colleges (the Non-poly route)

Question is,
his Physics is B4.

According to subject combination rules stated on the IP-JC school website which Y is interested in, what did IP-JC state ?

minimum,
must score at least a B3, before students are allowed to take H2 Physics. Means Y cannot do H2 Physics. But Y is not interested in doing H1 Physics, so how ?

unless...
Y don't mind joining some Non-IP JC, whereby armed with a B4, they still allow him to do H2 Physics. But if Y is not interested in studying in a Non-IP JC, how ?

For A-level, IP-JCs include -

(Hwa Chong, Dunman High, River Valley High, Eunoia, Victoria, Temasek, National, RI) JC
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Re: School of Science and Technology

Post by dnyk14 » Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:44 am

BloatedTomato wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:13 pm
May I know why you can’t apply to read both Biology and Biotech?
Yes, you can apply for Chemistry, Biology and Biotech as a combination.
However, both Biology and Biotech is content heavy, lots of memorization.

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Re: School of Science and Technology

Post by annoni mouse » Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:02 pm

is computing in very high demand?

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