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INTRODUCTION

Computing is an applied subject that is first introduced by the Ministry in 2017. The subject is aligned to Singapore's Smart Nation initiative, with the aim of exposing our students to programming at a young age and “enabling the most talented and interested ones to be able to go far and develop their talent in IT in schools". ACS(Barker Road) started offering the GCE O-level subject as an elective subject to our Secondary 3 Express students in 2018.

TEACHING STAFF

  • Mr Toh Hun Khim
  • Mdm Christa Pang Yuen Chin
  • Mr Jan Jethro Jonpaul 

AIMS

    The Computing subject aims to provide students with the foundation to continue with further studies in computing and skills to participate in a rapidly changing technological environment so that the concepts and skills learnt would also be applicable in other fields that require computing. It is a two-year course at upper secondary level to enable students to:
    1. Apply logical reasoning and algorithmic thinking in analysing problem situations and developing solutions 
    2. Develop simple programs through the use of appropriate programming language(s) 
    3. Understand how and where information communications technology (ICT) is used in daily life 
    4. Understand and explain the ethical, social and economic issues associated with ICT. 

    CONTENT

    The syllabus consists of four modules: 
    1. DATA AND INFORMATION
    2. SYSTEMS AND COMMUNICATIONS
    3. ABSTRACTION AND ALGORITHMS 
    4. PROGRAMMING
    Python will be the recommended programming language
    Microsoft Excel will be the default spreadsheet application

    BEYOND THE TEXTBOOK

    • Learning Journey to MOE Experimental Systems and Technology Laboratory

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    • i.code competition at Nanyang Polytechnic
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    SUBJECT SYLLABUS

           O-Level Computing Syllabus (2021)