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Temasek Academy (TA)

Temasek Academy (TA) Programme


Temasek Academy (Language Arts)


Temasek Academy (Language Arts) develops academically-talented students in English by honing their ability to write and speak with eloquence and conviction, and to engage critically and creatively with a wide variety of literary texts. Through workshops and seminars, students sharpen their skills in literary analysis, creative writing, speaking, drama, and journalism. They will also have the opportunity to work with visiting writers, journalists, and relevant industry practitioners.

All TA (Language Arts) students will be placed on the Temasek Academy (Humanities) from Year 3, where they will experience an inter-disciplinary approach to the study of Humanities subjects (Literature, Geography, History and Economics).


Temasek Academy (Humanities)


Temasek Academy (Humanities) aims to develop students who are academically talented and have shown passion for the Humanities. It aims to develop students who think clearly, feel deeply, and speak confidently. In order to achieve these goals, there are three core programmes that our students participate in: (1) An experience in Humanities research via the Humanities and Social Science Research Programme, Moot Parliament Programme or internal Capstone papers, (2) An experience in Philosophy research via our internal Philosophy of Thought Programme where students are taught critical thinking and dialoguing skills, culminating in a joint symposium with Nanyang Girls' High School and Raffles Institution, and (3) An immersive experience in Humanities fieldwork via planning and participation in an overseas Humanities trip.

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PhiloJam 2019: A joint philosophy symposium between Nanyang Girls High School, Raffles Institution and Temasek Junior College. Our Temasek Academy (Humanities) students took part in this symposium, presenting 3 papers, and having good interaction and dialogue with students from other schools with the same interest!

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Our IP4 TA (Humanities) students have just completed their journey in the Humanities and Social Science Research Programme. Three groups just presented their research today at NTU, with topics ranging from social media use to the integration of Chinese scholars. Several IP3 TA(Humanities) students also joined in to get some inspiration for their projects next year!

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33 students from our Temasek Humanities Programme and Temasek Academy (Humanities) are currently embarking on a 9-day trip to Taichung and Taipei to explore how Taiwanese culture and identity have been shaped by various historical, geographical and economic influences.


Temasek Academy (Mathematics)


Temasek Academy (Mathematics) aims to expose students to Mathematical ideas and material outside the curriculum. Through Independent Study Modules (ISM), students will experience the challenges of a research project. They will build their communication skills through community sharing. Students will be introduced to Computational Thinking and programming in different languages to help construct models to test their hypotheses. Through this program, students will become part of a community of mathematics researchers sharing and building upon one another's questions, conjectures and theorems. In addition, the programme builds students’ competencies when they take part in Olympiads and various competitions.


Temasek Academy (Science)

Temasek Academy (Science) develops academically talented students in Science. It aims to develop our students to be Critical & Inventive Thinkers; Self-directed & Reflective Learners; Caring & Collaborative Contributors; Effective & Ethical Communicators who are equipped with strong spirit of Scientific Inquiry and Innovative Problem-solving skills. Students are exposed to Critical Thinking Framework that incorporates the Scope of thinking: Elements of Thought (EoT) and the Quality of thinking: Intellectual Standards (IS). The programmes promote the joy of learning through the Design-based Inquiry (DBI) approach that includes dealing with ambiguity, making mistakes and problem-solving. Through the process of deepening learning and stretching imagination, we hope to cultivate the entrepreneurial dare in our students. The Temasek Academy (Science) framework adopts the 4Es [Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend] approach framework that provides a range of modules from core to elective that are offered across IP1 to IP4. Students are mentored by Science teachers and some have the opportunities to work with and be mentored by external experts/researchers.