Applied Learning Programme (ALP)
Sec 1 Curriculum
The objective of the Sec 1 ALP Curriculum is to EXPOSE our students to the basics of computer programming and make use of Arduino boards to read inputs and turn it into an output in Semester 1. Subsequently, they will work in pairs to complete a guided inquiry project to create an alert system and to build cardboard prototypes in Semester 2. The whole course spans 13-14 weeks of which it will culminate with a showcase of project ideas during the Parent Teacher Conference in October.
Sec 2 Curriculum
At Sec 2, all students will EXPERIENCE Arduino boards in greater depth and complexity over a span of 13-14 weeks. Students will be introduced to more advanced Arduino with multi-functional outputs and higher level of computer programming in Semester 1. Similarly, they will also have a chance to build more complex prototypes in groups through an inquiry based project to solve a chosen real-life problem they have identified in Semester 2.
The ALP will adopt a hands-on and collaborative learning environment, which is essential in developing key 21 Century Competencies such as critical thinking, self-directing learning, creative problem-solving, communication, collaboration and cross-cultural relationship.
On 28 October 2016, our Sec 1 students exhibited their work at the inaugural showcase during the Parent-Teacher-Conference. Their talents and interest were displayed through their distinctive and creative prototypes titled “Create an Alert System”.