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Department : English

No         Subject   Title of Module

1    LIT             Comedy Conference

                     Modern American Drama: A Journey Into Night With O'Neill and
2    LIT

                     Shakespeare on Screen: Twelfth Night and A Midsummer
3    LIT
                     Night's Dream (1 class)
4   ENG   Let's Watch a Book and Read a Movie

5   LIT   Asianisation of Hollywood
Package Code   Synopsis of module                                       Prerequisites
               Keynote address by invited guest/s; concurrent sessions Advanced: Lit RA
               by Y4 Lit RA students                                   studentsd; Enriched:
                                                                       Y4 Literature

     A1 + B1

               This course offers students an opportunity to take a     Any student who
               fresh perspective of the concept of the modern tragic    did not take the
               hero through a study of the dramatic texts, Long Day’s   2010 module,
               Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Neill and Cat on a Hot    Modern American
        C      Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams, while complementing      Drama: A Journey
               these with analyses of film adaptations of both texts    Into Night.
               and of relevant psychoanalytic writings by Freud.

               This course focusses on the concept of Shakespearean None
               Comedy and the elements of fiction, film and literary
               adaptation. Participants will analyse and study the
               dramatic texts, Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night's
               Dream , and the film versions of these texts.
       Students will be taken through the reading of a text and   Must be willing to
       watching a movie of the text. The merits of reading and    work . Need to read
       whether it is always better to read the book first or      quickly, observe and
       after the movie would be explored. Why should we not       use skills to make
       watch the movie? Does the movie version have any           interpretations.
       merit of its own? Does the school curriculum consider      Need to be willing
       the fact that different students learn and engage          to come up with
       differently and thus a movie may do the job better than    creative product in
       from just reading the book? After all, people are          short amount of
       uniquely distinct and learn differently. Would watching    time. Labour
A, E
       the movie and discussion of the different approaches of    Intensive . It is not
       both author and producer have any merit to the             just a chance to
       learning of the message or the objective of either         watch movies.
       perspective? Do the book and movie present different
       views which might stretch our imagination and allow us
       to go beyond the text and into realms we may not ever
       explore within our traditional modes of learning?

       Students will watch films in both the Asian and            love for movies!
       Hollywood versions, across genres and cultures, and
       complete accompanying worksheets after each
       viewing. They will establish a critical comparison of
       each film, having watched the same film of both
A, E
       versions. Students will write a film review of the 2
       versions as well as complete a table top task of film
       adaptation of a drama. How would the genre and the
       culture of country of origin of film affect the adaptation
       by Hollywood?
Delivery Mode          Assessment
PLANNING:              Advanced:
Committee planning;    Conference Papers
CONFERENCE: Plenary    and Presentations
session (1hr - all     + Participant
participants) and      feedback
break-out sessions
(2hrs - groups of 20

Seminar Discussions,   Essay and
Individual Work and    Presentation
Project Groups

Seminar Discussions,   Essay and
Individual Work and    Presentation
Project Groups
view film, discussion, film review

Department : Humanities

No     Subject   Title of Module                 Package Code

1    History     Understanding Social Deviants          C, D

2    Geography   Green Cooking                        A1 + B2
Synopsis of module                                       Prerequisites
Ever wondered how the world of drug addicts,          Pupils who have
criminals, terrorist and deviants are like? This      interest in sociology
introductory course brings you a step closer in       and socio-psychology
understanding their behaviour, acts and thoughts with
the powerful lenses of sociology and psychology.

As a thinker, students in this module will critically    fee of $80. available
explore the issues related to food security and food     for 6 hours on 24 Sep
supplies in Singapore; before they creatively design a   Sat morning for hands-
course menu from their research to reduce carbon         on session
foot-print by using more locally and regionally
produced ingredients.
Delivery Mode               Assessment
Intro lecture + visits to   Presentation and
community institutions      reflection

lessons, group work,       research and design a
sharing , hands-on cooking menu using local and
                           regional ingredients.
                           Reflection on Hands-on

Department : Mathematics

    Subject Title of Module                 Package Code

1   MATHS   Permutations and Combinations            C

2   MATHS   Elementary Linear Algebra               B
3   MATHS   Differential Equations   A
Synopsis of module                                                      Prerequisites Delivery Mode
        (   x      y   )   3
                                (   2   x      5   y   )   20
                                                                 nC r

How many ways are there of arranging 10 pupils to stand                 1. Maths GP     Teacher-led
in a line? How many ways are there of forming your CEC?                 should be at    discussion and
How many possible different subject combinations are                    least 3.6.      class work
available if each pupil can choose 8 subjects out of 12                 2. Students
subjects? This module enables pupils to use permutations                must not have
and combinations to calculate the number of ways of                     taken the
arranging and selecting objects with certain restrictions.              DMP module
The module is fun and is relevant to real life.                         on
                                                                        last year.
Have you ever wondered how the calculator solves a set                  1. GPA 4 for    Teacher-led
of simultaneous equations in 3 unknowns? Have you                       Math            discussion and
wondered how Photoshop is programmed to rotate a                                        class work
picture? Linear Algebra is the branch of mathematics
concerned with the study of linear systems of equations,
vector (or linear) spaces and linear transformation. In this
module, we will be going through the Gauss-Jordan
Algorithm for solving systems of linear equations,
Cramer's Rule, Least Squares Solutions of Equations as
well as looking at how we can use matrices to represent
linear transformation of vectors.
A differential equation is an equation involving one or                 1. Year 4       Teacher-led
more derivatives of an unknown function. To solve a                     students only. discussion and
differential equation is to find the unknown function.                  2. GP 4 for     class work
Differential equations are widely used in modeling real-                Math
world phenomena as many of the principles in science and                GP 4 for
engineering concern relationships between changing                      Physics.
quantities, i.e. rates of change. Some examples are                     3. Pupils must
Newton’s Law of Cooling, vibrations of springs, population              have good
growth, pharmacology and carbon dating. In this module,                 knowledge of
you will learn to formulate real life problem into                      differentiation
differential equations. You will be taught how to solve                 and
first order and second order differential equations.                    integration

            (   2   x   
                        (   x
                            5 
                              y   )y20
                                    nC) 3
                                            r   (   x      y   )   4
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Department : Science

No     Subject   Title of Module                    Package Code

1    CHEMISTRY Analytical Chemistry 1                     B

2    CHEMISTRY Analytical Chemistry 2                     D

3    CHEMISTRY Introduction to Nanotechnology          C, D, E

4    CHEMISTRY Ceramic Glazes & Transition Metals       C, E
5   PHYSICS   Simulated environment   A2 + F, D

6   PHYSICS   Optics                    A, B
Synopsis of module                                      Prerequisites

The module explores techniques of chemical              Should not have taken this
analysis such as spectroscopy, electrophoresis,         module in 2010. Students
colorimetry and chromatography. Students learn          should demonstrate:
the basic workings of modern instrumental analysis      - Good understanding of
and investigate how these analytical techniques are     mole concept and
used in areas such as forensic science, food            stoiciometry
chemistry and quality control in manufacturing          - Good understanding of
processes.                                              experimental techniques
                                                        and applications
                                                        - Good experimental skills

This module gives students the practical experience For those who have done
in managing and handling the sophisticated          Analytical Chemistry
instruments such as the HPLC, Atomic Absorption Module 1 in 2010.
Spectrophotometer and the UV spectropotometer

This module introduces to students the emerging         Should not have taken this
field of nanotechnology and its possible                module in 2010. Basic
applications in our everyday life. Students will be     chemistry knowledge. Keen
given the opportunity to have hands-on experience       interest in following current
in synthesizing nanomaterials.                          scientific research.

The course will challenge participant, based on the
basic knowledge of properties of transition metals
and the method of mixing glazes, to work out a
experimental laboratory inquiry procedures, to
achieve a set of ‘original’ glaze colours to be apply
to ceramics.
In this module, students interact with a computer Should not have taken this
simulation of electric and magnetic fields and solve module in 2010.
a series of puzzles. They will acquire an
understanding and appreciation of the behaviour of
charge particles in these fields.

This module attempts to elucidate the nature of
light through a conceptual and mathematical study
of optics. Reference will be made to everyday life,
nature and technology. Participants will explore
optical communications and the bizarre
phenomenon of wave interference and
Delivery Mode              Assessment

Lecture, tutorial, group   Performance task:
discussion, students’      Design an
presentation, case study   experiment to
and lab work.              analyse a

Lecture, tutorial, group   Performance task:
discussion, students’      Design an
presentation, case study   experiment to
and lab work.              analyse a

Classroom teaching/Lab Group work and
work/Group discussion presentation

                           Group work and
Lecture, discussion, IT   Group project

Lecture, discussion,    Theory and
demonstration, inquiry, practical
real and virtual lab    assignments

Department : Philosophy

No     Subject    Title of Module                                    Package Code

1    Philosophy   Does Justified True Belief constitute Knowledge?         E
Synopsis of module                                              Prerequisites      Delivery Mode
Intended to be a bridging course to Knowledge & Inquiry at      Distinction in     Lecture/ Mini
Yr 5 &6, this advanced module deals with some key               Philo at Yr 3 or   research &
questions surrounding the nature of knowledge that              PR2 at Yr 4        Presentation
students can expect to encounter in greater depth in KI.
Questions such as "What can we admit as justification?" and
"How much justification do we need before a belief qualifies
as knowledge?" will be systematically examined throughout
this module, and students can expect to apply their
understanding of knowledge in an independent research
component and presentation. Students who do well in this
module will be exempted from the KI selection test at Year 5
(but those who did not opt this module, or who do not
qualify for exemption, can still choose to sit for the test).
Formative &

Department : Physical Education

No   Subject Title of Module                                 Package Code
1    PE      Strength Training for Athletes                          C

2    PE      Mental Skills Training for Sports Performance           A
Synopsis of module                                                          Prerequisites
Students will learn how to use strength to improve athletic performance.
School athletes only.                                                             Nil
Students will learn about mental skills training techniques and how it is
able to improve sports performnce                                                 Nil
Delivery Mode   Assessment

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