- Bicultural Studies Programme
- Humanities Programme
- Aesthetics Programme
- Mathematics Programme
- Sciences Programme
- Knowledge Skills Programme
KSP is a developmental approach to inculcating interdisciplinary problem-based learning skills in students to develop them into critical thinkers and lifelong learners. Through a rigorous programme, KSP aims to achieve the following broad areas of objectives, such that our students would be able to
- Analyse data/situation critically while being conscious of the ideological and sociological biases in society.
- Put forth arguments that are sound, logical and fair in an appropriate manner.
There are two main distinct features of KSP, a broad-based Research Skills Programme for all students and the Talent Development Programme (TDP) for those who have the inclination towards developing deeper research skills. The theoretical framework for Research Studies Programme and Talent Development Programme, is based on Robert Sternberg’s concept of intelligence, the Triarchic Theory.
There are two features of KSP:
Programmes and activities in KSP are designed either as Structured Curriculum or Focus Learning. In Structured Curriculum, lessons are integrated into the main academic time table where a certain number of periods is allocated within the curriculum time for students to experience a sustained learning in specially designed lessons that will meet their different needs (both cognitive and affective).
Focus learning provides authentic situations and settings for students to apply and further enhance the research skills they have acquired during the structured curriculum. The programmes and activities are purposefully planned and carried out in order to maximise or stretch students’ potential in all areas of development.
Students are encouraged and selected to participate in national and international level events and competitions as a platform for them to showcase their work, to put forth their arguments, opinions, research findings to a larger audience beyond the school community.
DESIGNS OF KSP: Structured curriculum and Focus Curriculum
Research Studies Programme
Format of the Research Studies Programme (spans across Year 1-Year 3):
- Skills Build up sessions (lectures)
- Consultation sessions (tutorials)
- Submission of progressive research work
- Submission of written report
- Oral Presentation of Project
Assessment of Research Studies Programme
The following are some of the components in the assessment for Research Studies programme (there will be different modes of assessment and the areas of assessments for students from the different levels) :
- Short assignments on the various research skills
- Written report
- Script writing
- Storyboard production
- Process Monitoring
The marks for the assessment will be included as part of Continual Assessment 2, CA2 (Continual Assessment for Semester 2) for the core subject in which the subject-based project is carried out.
Students’ performance in the Research Studies Programme may be taken into consideration for future talent development opportunities.