Strong take-up in secondary schools for hands-on subjects: MOE

Beatty Secondary School's Normal (Technical) students learn about circuits using special training kits during their smart electrical technology class with their teacher, Mr Michael See, 41. Deyi Secondary School has 16 students studying drama, includ
Deyi Secondary School has 16 students studying drama, including (from left) Rozo Jessica Dianne, Jade Choa Jiaqi, Han En Yu and Hari Narayanan, seen here with their teacher Lim Xiu Yun.PHOTOS: LIN ZHAOWEI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
Beatty Secondary School's Normal (Technical) students learn about circuits using special training kits during their smart electrical technology class with their teacher, Mr Michael See, 41. Deyi Secondary School has 16 students studying drama, includ
Beatty Secondary School's Normal (Technical) students learn about circuits using special training kits during their smart electrical technology class with their teacher, Mr Michael See, 41. PHOTOS: LIN ZHAOWEI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Over 2,200 secondary students sign up for applied learning subjects like robotics, drama

More than 2,200 secondary school students have taken up subjects that adopt a more hands-on approach to learning, since they were first offered last year.

Ranging from sports science to robotics, these subjects are part of efforts to infuse more real-world content into the N-level and O-level curricula.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 30, 2018, with the headline 'Strong take-up for hands-on subjects: MOE'. Print Edition | Subscribe