Secondary 2 Science

Secondary 2 Science

230 SGD / month

Prepare for the end-of-year streaming exercise! Our Secondary 2 Science programme reinforces fundamental concepts, sharpens their thinking skills and answering techniques to tackle exam questions.

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Programme outline

Coverage

1

Continue to expand your knowledge of Science across Biology, Chemistry and Physics and prepare for the end-of-year streaming examination.

2

New Science topics are introduced to students, such as Chemical Changes and Chemical Bonding.

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

Application of Forces
  • Definition of Force, and Types of Forces 
  • Speed and Velocity (Excluded from N(A)/G2 Class)
  • Pressure
Energy and Work Done
  • Energy, including Principle of Conservation of Energy
  • Sources of Energy
  • Work Done
Effects of Heat and Its Transmission
  • Heat and Temperature
  • Expansion and Contraction, and its Applications 
  • Heat Transfer by Conduction, Convection and Radiation 
  • Applications of Heat Transfer
Chemical Changes
  • Types of Changes
  • Chemical Changes and its Effects 
  • Interaction of Matter with Heat, Oxygen, Light and Electricity 
  • Acids, Alkalis and Measurement of pH Value  
  • Chemical Equations (Excluded from N(A)/G2 Class)
Interactions within Ecosystems
  • Ecology
  • Abiotic and Biotic Environment
  • Energy and Nutrient Flow
  • Ecological Pyramids (Excluded from N(A)/G2 Class)
  • Carbon Cycle (Excluded from N(A)/G2 Class)
  • Conserving the Environment
Electrical Systems
  • Uses of Electricity
  • Electric Circuit, including Series and Parallel Arrangements 
  • Electric Current, Potential Difference and Resistance
  • Electrical Power and Energy
  • Electrical Hazards and Safety Features 
Human Digestive System
  • Importance of Food and Classes of Nutrients 
  • Food Tests (Excluded from N(A)/G2 Class)
  • Importance of Digestion
  • Human Digestive System, including Digestive Enzymes, and Absorption of Digested Food 
  • Food-Borne Diseases
Transport System in Living Things
  • Need for a Transport System
  • Diffusion
  • Osmosis
  • Human Circulatory System, and Transport of Substances in Human Body 
  • Transport System in Plants, and Transport of Substances in Plants 
Human Sexual Reproductive System
  • Types of Reproduction
  • Human Reproductive System and the Fertilisation Process 
  • Puberty
  • Menstrual Cycle
  • Birth Control, Premarital Sex and Consequences 
Chemical Bonding (Bonus topic, not in 2A and 2B textbooks) - Excluded from N(A)/G2 Class
  • Chemical Bonds
  • Ionic Bonding and Formulae, Structure and Properties of Ionic Compounds
  • Covalent Bonding and Structure and Properties of Covalent Substances 

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 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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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
I find Mr Chew very caring. He cares about our well being and tries his best to help us when he thinks we need it. Throughout my 2 years of being in his class, i realised that my grades have been improving, because of the help given by mr chew. His technique of teaching is very useful and the tips that he has given me helped me alot. He knows how to keep the class entertained but quiet, hence many of us are able to focus well in his class. He is very fun to talk to, and i can tell he is very enthusiatic about science. He always goes an extra mile to help us improve, i am very appreciative of his efforts. He cheers us up and motivates me whenever i dont do well, and he makes me feel better. I look forward to attending his classes every week. Thank you mr chew for everything you've done for us!

Ng Kai Ning
I think because of Mind Stretcher I was able to be one step ahead of my other classmates for Science When they didn't understand a certain topic, I was able to explain it to them.

Ashley Lim
Just got my SA2 results back, I scored 91/100 for my Science paper, thank you for teaching me well teacher! I have not gotten such a high score before and it certainly made my parents happy.

Mohamad Harith Muqri Bin Mohamad Zaifar
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