SST vs NUSH

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SST vs NUSH

Postby kamom » Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:00 pm

Can someone enlighten me. What's the difference between these two schools. From what I have read, seems like both schools' emphasis are on Math and Science

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Re: SST vs NUSH

Postby verykiasu2010 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:00 am

kamom wrote:Can someone enlighten me. What's the difference between these two schools. From what I have read, seems like both schools' emphasis are on Math and Science

:scratchhead:


there was some where around a thread discussing on SST.

vast difference between them

one leads to uni while the other leads to poly, if not wrong

http://www.sst.edu.sg/about-sst/7-sster ... -join-sst/

3. Rev up with our Power Packed Partnership with NTU and NP

Singapore’s premier tertiary institutions, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP), are lending their expertise in curriculum development, facilities design and enrichment programmes to develop SST into a top-notch specialized independent school. Besides enjoying access to state-of-the- art facilities, students will also benefit from research and mentorship opportunities with NTU professors and NP lecturers, which enhance their thinking and research skills.

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I think, what is implied here is : SST (O level)---->NP---->NTU
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Re: SST vs NUSH

Postby kaka » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:08 am

Students in SST take 'O' level like mainstream school, can proceed to to uni through poly or JC, like the rest. The school aims to prepare students for uni eventually.

NUSH students will graduate with a NUSH diploma then proceed to uni.

Curriculum focus is different. Best to read more from their web sites.

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Re: SST vs NUSH

Postby thinkie.lee » Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:39 pm

Hi all. It has been a few years since SST and NUSH has been established. So I hope to weigh in on this issue which was discussed aeons ago and provide a more holistic perspective.

I do know parents who have sent their children to NUSH, while my own child is in SST. I will try to make this comparison as constructive as possible.

There are 2 key main differences being the qualifications and curriculum. I must emphasize SST and NUSH are 2 very good schools who have niches in different areas

SST is very much applied and interdisciplinary based while NUSH, as mentioned, is still very academic based. Both require strong foundations in the Sciences and both schools cater to different learning styles.

So it is important to consider what kind of your learning style is most suitable for your child. This was the consideration I had when deciding with my child to which school he should apply to.

With regards to qualifications part, NUSH offers a diploma while SST offers O level.

There was some discussion on which path SST Students will take after SST.
The answer is that the paths taken are very very diverse. Some go onto Poly to study various subjects such as Engineering, Film and Biotechnology (they offer Applied Subjects at SST which are taught by Ngee Ann), others go to JC in both arts and sciences stream and they head over to uni. My opinion is that the SST curriculum allows students to be more flexible in a certain sense to decide which educational pathway.

On the other end, the NUSH diploma has its own merits as well ( as discussed), the diploma is well grounded in the academia side of the sciences and of course, NUSH Diploma holders also head over to uni.Nothing much to elaborate here because it's a pretty straightforward route to uni for those with NUSH Diploma

Both schools have strong credentials and track records. They are also well supported, NUSH obviously by NUS while SST is supported by Ngee Ann Poly, NTU and lately SUTD.

So ultimately, it is up to your child's learning style. Both schools have their perks and they have their differences, so ultimately it's up to the child to decide which school's curriculum really appeals to them. I hope this has been helpful and constructive for all those parents who are in still deciding on the "NUSH vs SST" debate.

Noting that this is a NUSH thread, do head over to the SST thread if you want to know more about SST and I will be happy to answer questions

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Re: SST vs NUSH

Postby kwcllf » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:48 am

thinkie.lee wrote:Hi all. It has been a few years since SST and NUSH has been established. So I hope to weigh in on this issue which was discussed aeons ago and provide a more holistic perspective.

I do know parents who have sent their children to NUSH, while my own child is in SST. I will try to make this comparison as constructive as possible.

There are 2 key main differences being the qualifications and curriculum. I must emphasize SST and NUSH are 2 very good schools who have niches in different areas

SST is very much applied and interdisciplinary based while NUSH, as mentioned, is still very academic based. Both require strong foundations in the Sciences and both schools cater to different learning styles.

So it is important to consider what kind of your learning style is most suitable for your child. This was the consideration I had when deciding with my child to which school he should apply to.

With regards to qualifications part, NUSH offers a diploma while SST offers O level.

There was some discussion on which path SST Students will take after SST.
The answer is that the paths taken are very very diverse. Some go onto Poly to study various subjects such as Engineering, Film and Biotechnology (they offer Applied Subjects at SST which are taught by Ngee Ann), others go to JC in both arts and sciences stream and they head over to uni. My opinion is that the SST curriculum allows students to be more flexible in a certain sense to decide which educational pathway.

On the other end, the NUSH diploma has its own merits as well ( as discussed), the diploma is well grounded in the academia side of the sciences and of course, NUSH Diploma holders also head over to uni.Nothing much to elaborate here because it's a pretty straightforward route to uni for those with NUSH Diploma

Both schools have strong credentials and track records. They are also well supported, NUSH obviously by NUS while SST is supported by Ngee Ann Poly, NTU and lately SUTD.

So ultimately, it is up to your child's learning style. Both schools have their perks and they have their differences, so ultimately it's up to the child to decide which school's curriculum really appeals to them. I hope this has been helpful and constructive for all those parents who are in still deciding on the "NUSH vs SST" debate.

Noting that this is a NUSH thread, do head over to the SST thread if you want to know more about SST and I will be happy to answer questions


Agree with what thinkie said, but I would like to add a little bit more.

SST, as mentioned, is very Science and Maths based. In Secondary 3 when students choose their subject combination, the school only offers combined Humanities (ie, social studies, which is compulsory + either History or Geography).

Chemistry is compulsory. The other science subject can be either Physics or Biology. Students also choose from one of the applied subjects which are computing, biotechnology, design studies and electronics.

If you think of sending you DC to polytechnics, then the applied subjects will give them the edge over students from other national schools. Basically, theses subjects taught by Ngee Ann Polytechnic will give them a leg up.

Of course, as mentioned, SST students can also opt to proceed to JCs if they don't want the polytechnic route.

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Re: SST vs NUSH

Postby phtthp » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:32 am

kwcllf wrote:
Agree with what thinkie said, but I would like to add a little bit more.

SST, as mentioned, is very Science and Maths based. In Secondary 3 when students choose their subject combination, the school only offers combined Humanities (ie, social studies, which is compulsory + either History or Geography).

Chemistry is compulsory.
The other science subject can be either Physics or Biology. Students also choose from one of the applied subjects which are computing, biotechnology, design studies and electronics.

If you think of sending you DC to polytechnics, then the applied subjects will give them the edge over students from other national schools. Basically, theses subjects taught by Ngee Ann Polytechnic will give them a leg up.

Of course, as mentioned, SST students can also opt to proceed to JCs if they don't want the polytechnic route.

You mention that Chemistry is compulsory and the other Science subject can be either Physics or Biology.

For subject combination at Sec (3 and 4) level : does SST allow students to study 3 pure Science subjects at the same time, instead of "either Physics or Biology" ?

If yes, do they open more than 1 class, for this ?

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Re: SST vs NUSH

Postby kwcllf » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:51 am

phtthp wrote:
kwcllf wrote:
Agree with what thinkie said, but I would like to add a little bit more.

SST, as mentioned, is very Science and Maths based. In Secondary 3 when students choose their subject combination, the school only offers combined Humanities (ie, social studies, which is compulsory + either History or Geography).

Chemistry is compulsory.
The other science subject can be either Physics or Biology. Students also choose from one of the applied subjects which are computing, biotechnology, design studies and electronics.


If you think of sending you DC to polytechnics, then the applied subjects will give them the edge over students from other national schools. Basically, theses subjects taught by Ngee Ann Polytechnic will give them a leg up.

Of course, as mentioned, SST students can also opt to proceed to JCs if they don't want the polytechnic route.

You mention that Chemistry is compulsory and the other Science subject can be either Physics or Biology.

For subject combination at Sec (3 and 4) level : does SST allow students to study 3 pure Science subjects at the same time, instead of "either Physics or Biology" ?

If yes, do they open more than 1 class, for this ?


If I remember correctly, they would allow students to take 3 pure sciences. This will be an additional subject. However, students must demonstrate whether they have the ability to cope with the workload or not.

They will not open additional classes. As not many students will take the extra workload, they will have to find time to fit into the structured schedule.

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Re: SST vs NUSH

Postby ptmochacino » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:25 am

Would anybody be able to advise what is the average score of Science and Math (either P6 school results or prelim results) for those who successfully applied and secure a seat in NUSH? So as to decide if my child even stands a chance if we were to apply for the DSA. Thank you.

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Re: SST vs NUSH

Postby ryka » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:17 pm

DS Math and Science are A* for P5,P6

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Re: SST vs NUSH

Postby Nebbermind » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:18 pm

ptmochacino wrote:Would anybody be able to advise what is the average score of Science and Math (either P6 school results or prelim results) for those who successfully applied and secure a seat in NUSH? So as to decide if my child even stands a chance if we were to apply for the DSA. Thank you.


Not sure how much they look at the past years results...coz AFAIK, their selection is based mainly on the test and camp.

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