The Integrated Programme (IP) is a 6-year course offered to academically-strong students that culminates in the GCE A-Level examination and other diplomas. As they do not sit for the GCE O-Level examination in Secondary 4, they will be able to benefit from a wider range of learning experiences by being exposed to electives beyond the academic curriculum.
Here at Our Learning Loft, we offer specialised curriculum carefully curated to support your child along the IP journey. Our Mathematics and Sciences classes are designed to stretch students by focusing on developing analytical and higher-order thinking skills. This entails exposing them to varied methods of learning experiences on top of their accelerated curriculum.
Your child will be exposed to content beyond the 'O' Level syllabus to enhance their learning. Topics like Vectors and Complex numbers will be introduced to them at Secondary 3 & 4 to help them get a better appreciation of the requirements at ‘A’ Levels. Our modules are intentionally designed to help students relate Mathematical content to real-life scenarios, based on MOE’s Mathematical Modelling Process of Formulating, Solving, Interpreting & Reflecting.
|Level / Grade||Day||Time|
|Secondary 3 - Mathematics (IP)||Wednesday||5:30 pm - 7:30 pm|
|Friday||3:15 pm - 5:15 pm|
|Secondary 4 - Mathematics (IP)||Tuesday||3:15 pm - 5:15 pm|
|Saturday||11:15 am - 1:15 pm|
Your child will be able to establish strong fundamentals and become adept in solving problems leading up to PSLE. Content to be mastered would include:
- Factors, Multiples, and Fractions
- Measurements and Geometry
- Data representation and interpretation
- Factors, Algebra, and Fractions
Skills and Techniques
Apply logical thinking skills and heuristics to tackle complex problems, including Polya’s 4 step problem solving model:
- Preparation: Understanding the problem
- Thinking: Devising a plan
- Insight: Executing the plan
- Verification: Looking back
Gain an appreciation of how problem-solving skills apply in life through practical application in projects, puzzles, and investigative games. Reinforce concepts by drawing references from actual applications like calculating one’s carbon footprint.
Our curriculum is crafted to pique students’ interest and desire to seek answers to questions that can be answered by science. We believe that through a focus on developing strong conceptual understandings, will they be encouraged to relate since to their everyday lives. Our IP for Sciences will give your child the opportunity to be grouped according to the 3 subjects – Physics, Chemistry and Biology, and will commence 7 weeks of classes in 1 subject. Upon completion, your child will rotate to the next 7 weeks of classes of another subject. Once 3 rotations are completed, there will be dedicated revision for all subjects to help your child prepare for the examinations
Your child will be introduced to and made conversant with content from the 5 key themes across MOE’s syllabus: Diversity, Cycles, Systems, Interactions and Energy.
These topics will include:
- Living things and materials
- Cycles in Plants & Animals, and Matter & Water
- Human, Plant, Cell and Electrical Systems
- Interactions with Forces and within the environment
- Energy forms, uses and conversion
Skills and Techniques
Using experiment-based questions, we aim to help your child draw upon learned concepts while making lessons relevant to real-life situations. Your child will also be trained in the application of heuristics to problem solve complex scenarios, building their confidence to address unique and non-standard questions.
Learn by delving into experiments and observing scientific principles coming to life! Your child will be exposed to unique applications of science such as standing on a tray of eggs to demonstrate the concept of pressure, and using a dynamo to illustrate the conversion of kinetic to electrical energy.