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Philosophy

We believe that the Science Programme at Cedar should consist of an enriched, current and appropriately challenging curriculum facilitated by knowledgeable and skilful teachers.

The curriculum focuses on acquiring deep understanding of a substantive body of science conceptual knowledge, developing skills in scientific inquiry through investigations and through scientific thinking, creative problem-solving and developing 21st Century Skills. The science curriculum has major thrusts of science literacy as well as science talent development.

To cater to the high-ability learners in science, opportunities for talent development is an integral aspect of their science education. Our Science education comprises deep understanding of science conceptual knowledge, practice in science process skills and acquiring the dispositions of a good scientist.

Science has relevance beyond the classroom. Students should appreciate the role of science in everyday life and in solving technological, environmental and social problems, and the importance of the ethical implications of scientific advances.

Teaching & Learning Approach

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES: To use a variety of strategies to enable pupils to be self-directed and passionate learners

PROCESS: To use scientific inquiry skills and procedures to develop scientific thinking and reasoning skills, and stretch student abilities and develop interest in science through independent experimental design

CONTENT: To teach concepts, principles, laws, theories and models for understanding, application, analysis, and evaluation of scientific facts and creating new knowledge

PRODUCT: To use knowledge and skills to innovate and to resolve real-world problems

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: To provide a student-centred, stimulating and a dare to take risk environment, through exploration of challenging tasks and ideas through a diversity of experiences, ideas, and collaborative learning

Programmes

Science Talent Development Programme
National Science Challenge
Singapore Science & Engineering Fair
East Zone Science Fair
Science Mentorship Programmes
Junior Science Olympiads
International Biomedical Olympiad

Lower Secondary Science Enrichment 
Field Trips to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Virtual Science Field Trips

Assessment

Purpose of assessment: To improve learning and teaching

Types of assessment: Performance Assessment (including Science Practical Skills Assessment), Assessment for Learning, Assessment of Learning, Self and Peer Assessment