Normal Technical Special Subjects
Passionate learners who are agile and active contributors in the future economy
To equip students with key skills, knowledge and attitude for successful careers in the technology and services sectors
Computer Applications (CPA)
CPA is offered to all students in the Normal Technical course from Secondary one to four. It promotes digital literacy in students, developing them to be responsible, confident and creative users of technology who can participate and thrive in a digital world. The subject engages students and prepares them for future studies through authentic tasks and hands-on activities. Students are equipped with a wide range of necessary ICT skills that prepare them to meet the demands of other subjects in secondary school and at post-secondary institutes. Through CPA, students acquire 21st century competencies such as critical thinking, information processing and effective communication. Students also learn basic computational thinking skills such as algorithmic thinking and decomposition through creating animations and games.
Smart Electrical Technology (SET)
SET is offered, as an elective subject, to Secondary three and four students in the Normal Technical course. It aims to provide students with training in the core, foundational concepts and principles of operation of all home automation systems, i.e. hardware and devices, software, combination and integration of the technologies involved, programming techniques, communication protocols and testing. At Secondary three, students are equipped with foundational knowledge of electrical circuits and systems. At Secondary four, students are trained to plan and design the smart home using home automation system. They will learn to perform the programming of the input devices, such as intelligent switches, sensors, scene master and touch screen in the control of lightings and blinds.
Elements of Business Skills (EBS)
EBS is offered, as an elective subject, to Secondary three and four students in the Normal Technical course. It provides students with opportunities to develop generic employability skills, values and attitudes and foundational knowledge for work in the services sector, namely in the travel and tourism, hospitality and retail industries. The subject offers students an introduction to business through an understanding of business activities, focusing on basic marketing and customer relations. These are learnt in the context of businesses in the local travel and tourism, hospitality and retail industries, which offer employment opportunities accessible to the students. Through EBS, students are equipped with the foundation for further studies at institutes of higher learning. Selected students will also have the opportunity to go on work attachment, where they gain awareness of the prospects and challenges of a career in the services sector.
NT Learning Journeys (NTLJ)
The NTLJ is an integral component of the NT curriculum. Every fortnight, all NT classes will spend three hours at a learning journey venue outside of school. The objectives of the NTLJ programme are to create meaningful and authentic learning experiences for the NT students, develop a love for learning and equip them with a deeper knowledge and understanding of the world around them. The learning journeys are planned to centre on three themes – Discovering our Past (Secondary 1), Experiencing the Present (Secondary 2) and Charting our Future (Secondary 3 and 4). Syllabus objectives from curriculum subjects such as Social Studies, Elements of Business Skills and English Language are also incorporated in the learning journeys. Subject teachers design tasks for the learning journey venues so that students are able to make connections between their learning in school with real-world experiences. The learning journeys are also aligned to the CCE outcomes, especially in the area of Education and Career Guidance (ECG) for our Secondary three and four students. The students are given various tasks and questions to complete for every learning journey. Students develop critical thinking through reflective questions posed in the NTLJ tasks for each venue. These questions and tasks are framed using Elements of Thought (e.g. point of view, implications and consequences) and aim to grow students to become reflective thinkers and learners.
HOD ICT: Mr Desmond Pang [ext: 115]