Craft & Tech
|Head of Department:||Mr. Wai Kam Hoa|
|Design & Technologies||Nutrition & Food Science||Art||Music|
|Ms. Ang Lay Kheng
|Ms May Loke||Mdm Joy Chen|
|Mrs. Toh- Liang Kai Poh||Mdm Tan Jee Niang||Ms. Siti Nurhidayu||Ms Cheryl Leung|
|Mr. Richard Lim||Ms. Liyana|
|Mr. Ong Soon Gee|
Different pedagogies are used to deliver the curriculum. They include:
- Coursework based learning
- Collaborative learning and Self-directed learning
- Critical and Inventive Thinking eg. Inquiry Learning, Design Thinking
- Experiential learning
We aim to excite and engage our learners through authentic learning experiences and encourage them to cultivate an appreciation and zest for their craft. This is guided by our 3E approach of Excite, Engage and Excel.
DESIGN & TECCHNOLOGY
NUTRITION & FOOD SCIENCE
Being coursework based subjects, the overall assessment is weighted towards the coursework component. Depending on the different levels and streams, the final assessment may include up to 70% of weighting for the coursework. This works towards meeting the following weighting criteria at the GCE national examination:
D&T: 30% written paper, 70% coursework
F&N: 40% written paper, 60% coursework
Art: 40% drawing paper, 60% coursework
Assessment for learning (AFL) is employed to help students learn effectively through the
use of multiple bite-sized assessments such as quizzes. These help to identify
students’ weaknesses and what teachers can do to help students address their
areas of concern.
Students would be able to experience a variety of music making opportunities with MTV routines to bring in authentic learning in music lessons. Through creative music making in the music classroom in various mediums, students would develop lifelong music skills and Socio-Emotional Competencies through the practice of Musicking. With reference to the 21st Century Competencies and Student Outcomes (Ministry Of Education, 2018), students would collaborate with each other to learn from one other in a school community setting.
Students would have the opportunity to experience the following:
- Instrumental learning (Ukulele, Guitar, Drums, Keyboard)
- Local songs module
- Pop band module
- Opportunities to be coached by actual practitioners
Music is assessed twice a year. Assessments include research work, individual instrumental assessments, ensemble work and listening tests. Weightage for each component vary by year.
- Amazing Race@Esplanade – Secondary 1
- SYF Celebrations – Illuminate! & Evolution!
- Lunchtime showcase – Secondary 2
- Attending concerts
- Arts Jam @BVPS
- Joint collaboration with Mother Tongue department to teach local songs in the classroom