Secondary 1 Science

Secondary 1 Science

230 SGD / month

Our Secondary 1 Science programme introduces students to the 3 fields of science – Chemistry, Physics and Biology, and solidify their foundation with our comprehensive topical notes and practices.

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Programme outline

Coverage

1

Build upon existing knowledge from Primary School and go more in-depth into Science across all three disciplines – Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

2

New Science topics are introduced, such as Elements, Compounds and Mixtures, The Particulate Nature of Matter, and Atoms, Ions and Molecules.

3

In our Practical class component, students observe and learn science in action through participating in hands-on experiments.

4

Our weekly practice papers enable students to be exposed to multiple choice and structured questions that are designed with tiered difficulty levels.

5

Students learn how to tackle questions with the right question analysis, keywords and answering techniques.

Components

The Scientific Endeavour
  • Science and Technology
  • The Scientific Method
  • Laboratory Apparatus and Safety
  • The Bunsen Burner
Physical Quantities and Measurement
  • Physical Quantities and Units (Length, Area, Volume, Mass and Density)
  • Accuracy, Precision and Errors
Chemical Composition
  • Chemical Composition
  • Elements, Compounds and Mixtures
  • Suspensions and Solutions
  • Factors affecting Rate of Dissolving and Solubility 
Separation Techniques
  • Separating Mixtures (Solid-Solid, Solid-Liquid, Liquid-Liquid)
  • Paper Chromatography
  • Testing Purity of Substances
  • Water for Singapore
Ray Model of Light
  • Light
  • Shadows and Eclipses
  • Reflection and Its Effects
  • Refraction and its Effects
  • Colours
  • Electromagnetic (EM) Radiation
Model of Cells
  • Cells
  • Division of Labour
The Particulate Nature of Matter
  • Particulate Nature of Matter
  • Diffusion
  • States of Matter, and Changes of State
  • Expansion and Contraction
Atoms, Ions and Molecules
  • The Atom and its Structure
  • Isotopes (Excluded from N(A)/G2 Class)
  • Electronic Configuration and Structures 
  • Formation of Ions (Excluded from N(A)/G2 Class)
  • Molecules
Nutrients and Enzymes (Bonus topic, not in 1A and 1B textbooks) - Excluded from N(A)/G2 Class
  • Importance of Food
  • Classes of Nutrients
  • Food Tests
  • Digestive Enzymes

Lesson plans

Weekly Materials
  • Comprehensive Topical Notes

    Detailed topical notes and concept papers, accompanied by well-illustrated diagrams and worked examples, help solidify students' understanding.

  • Weekly Practice Papers

    Structured weekly practice papers that consist of basic to

    Secondary 2 Science

    challenging questions to test mastery of topics, and develop higher-order thinking skills.

  • Hands-on Practicals

    Hands-on experiments and demonstrations to enhance students' understanding.

Homework Booster
  • Homework Booster

    Supplementary worksheets with teacher-guided solutions are provided weekly on Mind Stretcher's E-Study Buddy platform for additional self-practice.

  • Develop Right Answering Techniques

    Develop question analysis skills and answering techniques; use relevant science terminologies and keywords to tackle application-type questions.

Progress Tracking
  • Assessment Checkpoints

    Mind Stretcher's Checkpoints are run quarterly to simulate exam conditions, practice time management, and do papers similar to school assessments.

  • Student Progress Reports

    Mind Stretcher's Progress Reports analyse strengths, weaknesses and benchmark students within our cohort, which is larger than a few schools combined!

Exam Preparation
  • Error Analysis

    Analyse common student mistakes and concept misunderstandings, and learn how to avoid them.

  • Trending Questions

    Stay abreast of questions set in examinations; we monitor and analyse trending question types and incorporate them into our revision materials.

  • Revision Notes

    Comprehensive revision materials that summarises and reinforces important content for exam preparation.

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Course roadmap

Journey through our Secondary Science course

Sec 1 & Sec 2 Science

Students will have to manage the transition from primary science, and adapt to the rigour of the Lower Secondary Science curriculum. They have to cope with expanded content coverage, and apply higher-order skills to tackle more application-type questions in their examinations.

Our Sec 1 and 2 Science Programme will help students to build a solid foundation in the Lower Secondary Science topics. Through detailed topical notes and concept papers, students will reinforce their learning of key concepts. Beyond theory, students will get the opportunity to participate in hands-on experiments, which enable them to appreciate science in action.

Students will acquire the right answering techniques to tackle their examinations. With our weekly practice papers that include questions tiered by difficulty level, we will train students to hone their question analysis and answering skills, with focus on the right key words and terminologies to use for different questions. 

Sec 3 & Sec 4 Physics

Building upon the Lower Secondary foundation, Pure Physics at Upper Secondary will require students to undertake a deeper dive into Physics concepts. Students are also expected to demonstrate proficiency in handling information and solving problems, by applying Physics principles to novel situations.

Our Sec 3 and 4 Physics Programme will reinforce students’ understanding of key concepts through detailed topical notes and concept papers. Hands-on experiments are also included to enhance students’ understanding of the subject matter. As we recognise that mere memorisation of concepts and formulas will not suffice for Pure Physics, focus is placed on equipping students with the skills to dissect question types, recognise the concepts tested, make sense of relevant data, and use the right keywords and terminologies to answer the questions.

Students will have ample opportunities to practice common and trending O-Level questions, and also hone their time management skills under exam conditions during our regular assessment.

Sec 3 & Sec 4 Chemistry

Building upon the Lower Secondary foundation, Pure Chemistry at Upper Secondary will require students to undertake a deeper dive into Chemistry concepts. Students are also expected to demonstrate proficiency in handling information and solving problems, by applying Chemistry concepts to novel situations.

Our Sec 3 and 4 Chemistry Programme will reinforce students’ understanding of key concepts through detailed topical notes and concept papers. Through our weekly practice papers with questions tiered by difficulty level, we will equip students with the skills to dissect question types, recognise the concepts tested, make sense of relevant data, and use the right keywords and terminologies to answer the questions.

Students will have ample opportunities to practice common and trending O-Level questions, and also hone their time management skills under exam conditions during our regular assessment.

Sec 3 & Sec 4 Combined Science

While the examination requirements for Combined Sciences may appear less intensive than Pure Sciences, students will still need to develop a sound and robust understanding of core concepts to do well in this subject.     

Our Sec 3 and 4 Combined Science programme will help students to consolidate their learning in Physics and Chemistry, and strengthen their foundation. Topical papers and concept notes will be provided to help students internalise the key concepts and formula required for the examinations. Through our weekly practice papers, we will provide close guidance to students to help them build confidence in analysing the questions, and crafting good answers with the use of relevant key-words and terminologies.   

Students will have ample opportunities to practice common and trending O-Level questions, and also hone their time management skills under exam conditions during our regular assessment.

Our testimonials

What our students & parents say about us

Mrs Shum is a very dedicated teacher. She has given me detailed feedback to improve my writing and her lessons are very engaging. I really appreciate the personalised feedback which helps me identify areas I should work on more. She goes the extra mile to share interesting facts every lesson which has helped expand my general knowledge in so many ways. With Mrs Shum's tips and MS Worksheets explaining how to master various components, I'm able to answer questions with greater confidence. Lastly, Mrs Shum cares deeply about our emotional well-being, and she always reminds us that trying our best is more important than the results.

Isabelle
I would like to thank the Chinese Language teacher very much for her effort, concern and encouragement for my child! He is very happy to be in her class and has enjoyed the Chinese Language lessons very much. He has tried his very best in the PSLE examination last year 2022 and his Chinese has improved. The constant encouragement from his Chinese Language teacher makes a difference and goes a long way!  Thank you Mr Kuek and all the teachers very much who has taught him and shared during the online bootcamp and the webinars! We really appreciate the effort, time, love and understanding put into preparation of the examination booklets and materials and staying behind after the online lessons to answer the students' questions! Wishing all the teachers and staff a very Happy blessed year 2023 ahead! 

Parents of U Hian
Dear Mrs Shum, thank you so much for all the guidance and support you’ve given me since i joined ms. Since i joined at a pretty late stage, i didn’t expect myself to acquire so much valuable knowledge that allowed me to learn English from a whole new perspective, as well as to perceive life in many different aspects. Thank you for always being so generous in sharing with us your personal experiences that engaged us during class, and making English such a fun subject for us explore the wonders of it! Thank you for taking the extra mile to further support me in English Literature as well, it really has been very useful!! It has truly been an eye-opening experience learning from you and I will remember these lessons as part of the unforgettable memories of learning in this subject❤️🥰

Rosanne
Mrs Shum is a caring teacher who is concerned about her students and their well-being. She has helped me improve in my English and has always been very caring towards me. She stresses on our mental health and has encouraged us a lot. Her teaching is amazing and i love how she shares interesting facts related to the topic we were studying and she exposed us to the basics of general paper too. To add, Mrs Shum gives specific feedback on our work which allowed us to know what we can improve on. The MS comprehension worksheets were also of great help as they allow me to know how to answer certain questions in a straightforward manner. Mrs Shum marks quite strictly which also further prepared me well for the O-levels where the marking is usually more lenient. As a result, I learnt how to do better and could gauge where i stand. Mrs Shum also made me realise that i was better in personal recount essays which allowed me to do well in the O-levels. Overall, MS worksheets were of great help and useful with specific tips and strategies. Thank you so much.

Sevvel Selvam
Hi Ms Mavis, I would like to thank you for the teaching. Your lessons are engaging and I can always focus on it. I still remember vividly your patience when answering all my questions. Even though I have a lot of questions, you still answer them using your best effort which I appreciate very much. You are a great teacher 👍 Thank you very much and wish you a great year ahead !

Tao Weiqi
Dear Mr Alvin, Just want to text you to say "Thank you for all you have done for all the kids! Elvyn scored AL6 for his 2022 PSLE!“ A special mention to Teacher Meili, Teacher Audrey, Teacher Ryan and 丁老师。Not only were they never annoyed by his endless questions and constant requests for ways to improve himself, they guided him and encouraged him to do more and better. We are so blessed to have met all of you! I had introduced friends to send their kids to MS and will surely help to promote MS in the future too!

Mother of Elvyn Ee
Thank you Mr Chew, your efforts have been reflected as her marks... She loves your class and in fact she keeps her fingers crossed for you to be her Science teacher for the whole of Secondary schooling... 😁

Parent of Zaheer Abbas Nashwa Shanum
Mr Praga. What a teacher. He teaches with sheer commitment and leads the class with honour and humility. He is like the human version of google but more interactive and helps us when we are struggling and praises us when we succeed. Helps us by making us write notes for every worksheet. He is so good at that I got a 20%grade improvement.

Pennabadi Rohith Reddy
Mr Praga, thank you for teaching me Science as I have improved tremendously after your teaching. It was always hard for me to score in Science and I could not get an A1 no matter how hard I tried. After attending your lessons, I managed to score full marks for my Science WA3 and it's all thanks to you. Besides that, you are very approachable and I am not afraid to ask you any questions I have, different from how I feel when asking questions to my school teachers. Moreover, you go the extra mile by making your own notes for us which are much shorter than the ones provided, making it easier for us to refer when attempting the questions. You are the only teacher that have done that for students throughout all my years in MS and I appreciate every bit of your effort. One more thing, I used to detest Science as I could never understand anything that was taught but after that short period when you taught me, I started to spark an interest in Science and it is now one of my favourite subjects. You are truly one of the best teachers that have taught me in MS and honestly the best Science teacher. I really hope you can teach me Science next year and I will continue to do my best. 🙂🙃

Clarissa Lim En Ning
Hi Teacher James, Badrul here. I am Rania's dad. I am not sure if Rania updated you but for her latest Science SA, she got 27.5/40. She was one of the top 5 in class. We see this as a positive improvement. Thank you Teacher James!

Parent of Mairania Salama Putri
Hi Teacher James, Badrul here. I am Rania's dad. I am not sure if Rania updated you but for her latest Science SA, she got 27.5/40. She was one of the top 5 in class. We see this as a positive improvement. Thank you Teacher James!

Parent of Mairania Salama Putri
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