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ALP DSA 2018

Direct School Admission (DSA) 2018
Applied Learning Programme (ALP)
Beattyians Think. Create. Innovate.
   
Introduction
At Beatty Secondary School, nurturing Thinkers, Learners and Contributors takes centrestage in our Applied Learning Programme (ALP) with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).  Beyond imparting content knowledge and skills such as coding, our strong belief in inculcating values that will prepare our students for the future drives the programme undergirded by Design Thinking, a design methodology to develop creative strategies to resolve pressing issues.  Through such exploration, our students can uncover innate talents and abilities, promote ingenuity as well as develop resilience that are invaluable life skills. 

Our programme adopts the Head, Heart and Hand approach to encourage students to think, create and innovate with experiential learning through the projects that they embark on.  It is imperative that besides developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills, we instil the value of empathy in students.  The emphasis of projects is guided by this learning goal and aimed at ‘Smart Living’ to ease day-to-day issues faced by people in the community.

 
Design Thinking as Cornerstone of our ALP, Supported by Knowledge on Coding
In line with Singapore’s Smart Nation vision, part of the programme develops digital literacy in students with an exposure to coding and basic computing knowledge.  This will equip them with sound foundation to prepare them to embrace and ride the wave of the digital world.  To complement the coding skills, our students are guided to adopt a design mindset, focusing on solutions in creating an outcome of choice.  For our students, this is accomplished through project-based learning tied in with issues related to the home, school or community issues.

A tiered approach is adopted to cater to different student’s needs and abilities.  At Tier 1, all students will be enriched through the 3-year programme spanning Secondary 1 to 3.  There are opportunities for students who are interested to develop a deeper understanding and grow their expertise to be enrolled in the Tier 2 programmes, which comprises more extensive projects and attachments to professionals in the STEM industries.   

TierLevelProgramme
1Secondary One
Understand real-world applications of programming and electronics.
Understanding the science and technology of electronics through basic programming using the mirco:bit controller.

Secondary Two
Understand and apply Design Thinking as a problem-solving methodology to solve real-world problems.
Work on group projects by empathising with user needs and seeking solutions to real world problems they identify.
Showcase projects. 
  Secondary Three Participate in learning journeys, workshops and assembly talks.
 2 Selected students Talent development programme:
Skills
Develop leadership qualities by being ALP Ambassadors / ALP Champions.
Hone confidence and communication skills through presentations during external showcase. 
Cognitive
Participate in Competitions.
Delve in research, data analytics, etc
Embark on work attachment with industry partners

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Low Cheng Lum Scholarship

Students with PSLE T-score of 235 and above will be awarded the Low Cheng Lum Scholarship with a total value of $2500 based on the following terms and conditions:
Cash Award of $1000 in Secondary 1, for students with PSLE T-score of 235
Cash Award of $500 in Secondary 2-4, subject to good performance and conduct in the preceding year



Application Process

1. Interested applicants need to fulfil the selection criteria:
Selection Criteria, Click HERE.

2. Application form is available at the school’s General Office. You may also obtain a copy here: 

3. The application form and relevant supporting documents are to be submitted by 29 June 2018. Late applications will not be considered.
 
The application form and relevant documents have to be submitted by post or hand-delivered to:

DSA Application 2018
SH / Student Innovation
Beatty Secondary School
1 Toa Payoh North 
Singapore 318990

4. Applicants are encouraged to bring along any project portfolios, journals, accolades, awards, certificates or any other supporting documents for their involvement in projects listed under the segment on pre-requisites.

5. Application Timeline
DateEvents
7 May 2018, by 9 amApplication opens 
29 June 2018
Application closes at 5.00pm
(Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered)
2 July  – 31 Aug 2018 School-based interview for shortlisted applicants. Shortlisted candidates will be notified via phone and/or email on the date, time and venue of interview. 
By 31 August 2018 All applicants will be informed of the results of their application (Successful / Waiting List / Rejected) 
29 October 2018 School Preference form issued by Primary Schools 
Late November 2018 Release of results 


6. Interviews will be conducted for shortlisted applicants on 27 July 2018 (Friday), 3pm at Beatty Secondary School. 

7. All shortlisted applicants will be notified via post on the outcome by 31 August 2018.

8. For Foreign Students / Students not studying in MOE schools:
Students currently not studying in MOE schools will need a letter issued by MOE HQ before they are issued a DSA Application form. The letter will contain a Registration Number, unique to the students which will help identify the candidate in our system. A photocopy of the letter with the registration number is to be provided to our school. Please note that Singaporeans (citizens and permanent residents) who are currently not studying in MOE schools (e.g. studying overseas) are also required to have this letter. The letter can be obtained from MOE HQ Customer Service Centre, located in 1 North Buona Vista Drive, Podium Block MOE Building, Singapore 138675.

9. For further enquires, you may contact the General Office at 6256 9108 or Mdm Toh Pei Ling (SH/Student Innovation) at 6256 9108 ext 204. Alternatively, you can email us at beatty_ss@moe.edu.sg.