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Applied Learning Programme

In 2016, our school embarked on the ALP journey with the focus on Marine Robotics. This programme seeks to excite and motivate learners by connecting their knowledge and skills learnt in the classrooms to real world Marine Robotics related contexts.    

Starting from our lower secondary Science and Design & Technology curriculum, students will acquire Scientific Thinking and Design Thinking skills. These skills, with the essential knowledge learnt in the subjects, are then applied in the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)-based Marine Robotics (SeaPerch) ALP Tier 1 programme. In this programme, students also enhance their 21st Century skills such as critical thinking skill, effective collaboration and communication skills as they work in teams to design and build water robotic vessels to overcome designated water challenges. In Sec 2, students learn Microbit coding to understand the operation of sensors and incorporate the use of sensors in their SeaPerches to investigate water quality with real-time data.    

With the Learning Journey to the Maritime museum, gallery, ports and shipyards co-organised with key external partners such as Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Singapore Shipping Association and Singapore Maritime Foundation, our students will also gain better understanding of Singapore’s Maritime History, current and future impact of Maritime industry in Singapore. Annual assembly talks on Education in Career Guidance Fair is organised so that our students are better informed of the Maritime and STEM related courses and career prospects.   

Moving forward, our Tier 2 programmes will provide opportunities for students with strong interest in Marine Robotics to gain deeper insights into Marine Robotics related courses when they take up STEM-based Elective and Advanced Elective Modules in the Polytechnics and ITE. We will continue to work with our key partners to develop relevant work attachments, internship programmes and collaborative research projects for students who take a keen interest in this area. Students can look forward to work in identified groups to further their projects for inter-school SeaPerch Competition, Water Quality & Biodiversity research, Unmanned Surface Vehicles projects and annual external competitions such as Underwater Robotics, Marine and Offshore Challenges organised by the Polytechnics.



Collaborative work in building Seaperch


Learning Journey to Singapore Maritime Gallery


Launching SeaPerch for water quality study 


Underwater Challenge


STEM-based Coding Workshop

Project Presentation in Shell Bright Idea Challenge