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Craft and Technology


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Surfacing Creative Talents of Woodgrovers

Vision

A cohesive department that continuously strive for excellence

Mission

To nurture creativity and develop perseverance in Woodgrover

Department

The craft & Technology department consists of four subjects: Design & Technology, Visual Art, Nutrition & Food Science and Music. Students learn various skills such as making, cooking, playing musical instrument and art making. They also learn project management skills, creativity and empathy. Students are also send for learning journeys, workshops, community projects and competitions to enhance their learning experiences.


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Design & Technology (D&T)

The students learn mainly through design-and-make projects guided by a design process. The subject focuses on the development of freehand sketching skills through idea generation and development; it offers tactile learning experiences for pupils to construct prototypes of developed ideas.

D&T is compulsory for all lower secondary students [Express, Normal (Academic) and Normal (Technical)]. Students are assessed mainly through Design Projects with each project allocated four to six weeks and provides pupils the opportunity to work with at least one resistant material (wood, metal and plastics). There is no written examination at lower secondary.

For upper secondary, D&T is offered as an elective subject for upper secondary students [Express, Normal (Academic) and Normal (Technical)]. Students are assessed mainly through practical sessions, design projects and written examination. When taking national examination, students would have to complete their coursework within a given period of time and sit for a written examination in Oct/Nov period.

Visual Art

Visual Art is compulsory for all lower secondary students [Express, Normal (Academic) and Normal (Technical)]. The aims of art education are to enable every child to be visually literate and appreciation art.  Students are assessed mainly through artworks, portfolio and written tests.

For upper secondary, Visual Art is offered as an elective subject for upper secondary students [Express, Normal (Academic) and Normal (Technical)]. Students are assessed mainly through artworks and SOVA/written examination. When taking national examination, students would have to complete their coursework within a given period of time and sit for a written examination in Oct/Nov period.

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Nutrition & Food Science

Food & Consumer Education (FCE) subject is compulsory for all lower secondary students [Express, Normal (Academic) and Normal (Technical)]. The subject covers three main components:  food studies, consumer studies and elective module (project). Students are assessed mainly through written tests and projects. There is no written examination at lower secondary.

For upper secondary, Food & Nutrition (F&N) is offered as an elective subject for upper secondary students [Express and Normal (Academic)]. Students are assessed mainly through practical sessions, projects and written examination. When taking national examination, students would have to complete their coursework within a given period of time and sit for a written examination in Oct/Nov period.

Music

1. General Music Programme (Lower Secondary)
The General Music Programme (GMP) is a compulsory subject taken by all lower secondary students. Through the programme, students will receive opportunities to develop the necessary fundamental skills and techniques needed to compose, listen, and perform music. In addition, students will explore world music, and learn to appreciate how music is meaningful and purposeful in any cultural setting.

2. MEP (Music Elective Programme – Secondary 1-4)
The MEP enables students with musical abilities to undertake an enriched 4-year music programme to stretch their talents and develop them to be future leaders in music. Students in the Express course can apply for the Music Elective Programme through our school. Upon successful application, students will take weekly music lessons at other secondary schools / music centres.

3. ‘O’ Level Music (Upper Secondary)
Students who have attained ABRSM Music Grade 4 or above (in any instrument) for both Theory and Practical are eligible to apply for the ‘O’ Level Music course through the school. Upon successful application, upper secondary ‘O’ level Music students will take weekly music lessons at other secondary schools / music centres.
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