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Science and Applied Sciences Department

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Science and Applied Sciences Department

The Science and Applied Sciences Department comprises five units, namely Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Design and Technology, and Nutrition and Food Studies units.

Mission

To nurture Clementeens as scientifically literate persons who are able to problem solve using scientific reasoning and thinking skills, communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other members of the global community, and harness technology for lifelong learning.

Motto

Think. Do. Love. Science

Key Programmes


Science in Action (SiA)

The SiA programme is a research mentorship programme which cultivates in our Sec 3 students the spirit of inquiry. Students selected for this programme will work on a year-long project under the mentorship of a teacher or an expert from the tertiary institutions (e.g. NUS).  The projects done by students under SiA are fielded at national and international platforms (e.g. East Zone Science Fair, SSEF).


International Biomedical Quiz

Our school participates in the biannual International Biomedical Quiz organized by Anglo Chinese Junior College in collaboration with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. The trainings and competition provided a platform for our upper secondary Biology students to develop their aptitude and potential in the biomedical disciplines through independent work and applying critical thinking to solve authentic medical challenges.


Innovation Programme (IvP)

The IvP is a special programme organised by the Gifted Education Branch of MOE to provide an unique opportunity for students to develop their problem-solving and inventive skills. Lower Secondary students in this programme are to conceptualise and develop innovative products under the guidance of a teacher-mentor and experts from the industries/academia.


Training for OlymPiads (TOP)

The TOP programme is a talent development programme for our Upper Secondary students to prepare them for the national-level competitions (e.g. Singapore Junior Chemistry Olympiad, Biomedical Olympiad).


Applied Sciences Subjects

Craft and Technology subjects are coursework-based applied sciences subjects, i.e. Design & Technology and Food and Consumer Education/Food & Nutrition. These subjects aim to prepare and develop students to be critical and inventive problem solvers improving the quality of living. Through these subjects, students acquire DESIGN THINKING SKILLS such planning, research and evaluation and decision making.

Student Achievements


Year

Event

Organiser

Achievements

2017

Singapore Science and Engineering Fair

Science Centre Singapore (SCS)

Team:

- 1 Gold

Singapore Junior Chemistry Olympiad

SNIC, NUSHS

Individual:

- 3 Merit

Singapore Junior Biology Olympiad

SIBiol, SCS

Individual:

- 1 Silver

- 7 Bronze

- 6 Hon Mention

International Biomedical Challenge

Anglo Chinese JC

Individual:

- 3 Gold

- 1 Silver

- 1 Bronze

- 1 Merit

- 1 Hon Mention

East Zone A Star Science Fair

A*STAR, Victoria Junior College

Team:

- 1 Gold

- 1 Silver

Innovation Programme (IvP)

Gifted Education Branch (MOE)

Team:

- Commendation Award

A*STAR Science Award (Upper Secondary)

A*STAR

1 recipient:

-  Darren Chan Shunjie (3C1)

UNSW ICAS Science Competition (Sec 1 Exp)

UNSW

Individual:

- 1 High Distinction

- 10 Distinction

- 35 Credit

- 17 Merit

Keat Hong CC WEC Sandwich & Salad Making Competition 2017

Keat Hong CC

Team:

3rd Position in Cat B

2016

Singapore Science and Engineering Fair

Science Centre Singapore (SCS)

Team:

- 1 Gold

 

Singapore Junior Chemistry Olympiad

SNIC, NUSHS

Team:

- 1 Gold

- 2 Silver

 

Singapore Junior Biology Olympiad

SIBiol, SCS

Individual

- 5 Bronze

International Biomedical Challenge

Anglo Chinese JC

Individual

- 2 Gold

- 2 Silver

- 3 Bronze

- 1 Merit

 

Creative Heuristic Application of Science (CHAOS 2016)

GEB, NUS

Team:

- Honorary Mention

Clean Water Competition

Singapore Polytechnic

Team:

- 3rd Prize

A*STAR Science Award (Upper Secondary)

A*STAR

2 recipients

- Kan Weng Yi (4C1)

- Chia Yan Ning (3E1)

 


Staff Achievements


YearAwardOrganiserStaff Involved
2016Excellence Service Award (EXSA)
Mrs Tan Wen Yi
2016Excellence Service Award (EXSA)

Mr Koh Siak Peng
 2016 NIE Caring Teacher Award NIEMrs Rachel Lehming
 2016 NIE Caring Teacher Award NIEMrs Jasmine Wong
 2015 CTSS Caring Teacher Award CTSSMrs Rachel Lehming 
 2015 Excellence Service Award (EXSA) SPRINGMrs Jasmine Wong