Science

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 must appreciate the role of science 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 independent and lifelong learners

PROCESS: To use scientific techniques and procedures to reinforce skills and expand student abilities and interests 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 daring to risk take environment, for exploration of challenging tasks and ideas through a diversity of experiences, ideas, thoughts and expressions

ASSESSMENT:  To Improve learning and teaching

Signature Programmes

Science Talent Development Programme


Singapore Youth Science Festival awards

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2018 National Science Challenge Semi-Finalists

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Lower Secondary Science Enrichment

Visiting Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

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Assessment

Purpose of assessment:  To improve learning and teaching

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