SINGAPORE – Since the start of 2023, Spectra Secondary School, which caters to normal (technical) students, has been offering a new subject to help students deepen their professional skills.
The optional subject offered to Secondary 3 students is an extension of the school’s existing ITE Skills Subjects (ISS), which include areas such as Culinary and Catering Operations, as well as Mobile Web Applications. It will be aimed at students who have the interest, commitment and ability to cope with the prolonged learning of ISS.
At Spectra’s 10th anniversary celebrations held at the Woodlands school on Saturday, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Maliki Osman said the school had improved the lives of many students and provided them with foundations strong to pursue their passion and achieve their aspirations.
“Over the next 10 years, Spectra hopes to further establish itself as a school of choice for students who wish to pursue skills-based education,” said Dr Osman, who is also the Second Minister of Education and Foreign Affairs.
Spectra students earn a Singapore-Cambridge Secondary Education Certificate and an ITE Skills Certificate.
The school, which also offers standard academic subjects, estimates that 10 percent of each cohort of 200 students will take on this new subject each year.
With ISS+, students will benefit from deeper training and wider exposure as they will complete an additional industrial internship, in addition to their professional internship for ISS.
ISS+ students will also participate in masterclasses and will be supervised by teachers or industrial partners.
To date, approximately 1,200 students have graduated from the school, which opened in 2014. Seven in ten Spectra students qualify for a course of their choice during the annual early admission exercise the ITE, an aptitude-based admissions exercise allowing students to apply for conditional studies. proposes to enter the ITE before receiving the results of the level N exam.