Secondary 1 is a student’s foray into a new journey full of changes. With our structured support, your child can make the leap with confidence.

Join us this December for our Secondary 1 Webinar and get expert insights and tips on how to get ready for the next level.

 

Happening Soon: Secondary 1 Webinar

 

Empower your child to make an effective leap into secondary school at our Secondary 1 Webinar happening on Sunday, 18 December

Hear from our experienced Secondary academic team and learn about what you and your child can expect in Secondary 1 including what’s new across English, Maths and Science, as well as the key differences between Primary 6 and Secondary 1.

 

 

 

 

 


Speakers & Schedule

 

 

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Lim Wan Ping
Academic Director for United Square (Secondary and JC)
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Ho Zhi Hui
English Subject Head for United Square (Secondary and JC)
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Choo Swee Heng
Mathematics Lead Subject Head
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Nicholas Nanthakumar
Science Subject Head for United Square (Secondary and JC)

 

Date: Sunday, 18 December

Time: 9.30am – 11.00am

Admission is complimentary.

 


 

 

 

 

 

P6 vs Sec 1:
What’s the Difference?

New topics, expectations and more – we have put together some guides to give students and parents a closer look at some of the differences to expect across English, Maths and Science.

 

For our P6 TLL students: If you have completed the Secondary 1 Quiz, you may download the answers here.

 

 

Happening Soon:
Sec 1 Discovery Camp

Join our holiday camp designed around food and sustainability. Discover how English, Maths and Science can be useful for future careers.  

Learn to use statistics and percentages to make sense of data, how meat can be grown in the laboratory, and the art of communicating in an ever-changing world.


 

   

 

Secondary 1 Challenges

A New Learning Environment

With the increase in school hours, it is important for your child to adapt and become comfortable in their new environment as this has a positive impact on learning, grades and their overall mental well-being.

Increased Learning Pressure

As your child attempts to manage the increased pressure from the additional workload and longer school hours, they may end up falling behind for subjects they may be weaker in.

Increased Freedom and Responsibilities

Your child will be expected to be more independent when completing their schoolwork and when managing research projects, while they learn how to commute to school and back, and attend co-curricular activities.

 

Topics of Higher Complexity

On top of topics of higher complexity being introduced in the English, Maths, Science and Mother Tongue, your child will have to get a grasp on new subjects such as History, D&T, F&N, Geography, Literature, History, and various new ways of learning in the classroom.

 

 

  

 

 

Your Child's
Secondary School
Journey

   

 

 

 

   

Secondary  2  |  The Launch Pad

By now, your child should have a better sense of what the secondary school journey entails and in Sec 2, it is integral for your child to have:

  • a strong foundation in the wide array of subjects from Sec 1.
  • the ability to make informed decisions and the foresight to plan ahead when it comes to picking the subjects they wish to take at the upper secondary level at the end of Sec 2, that will serve as subject prerequisites in their future academic journey.
  • the confidence to excel in their examinations to gain leverage in the streaming exercise that will determine their Secondary 3 subject combination and the subjects they will sit for in the O-Level.

 

 

 

 

 

Secondary  1  |  The Transition

Your child’s foray into secondary school begins with:

  • honing critical thinking skills to tackle topics of a higher degree of complexity in English, Maths, Science and Mother Tongue.
  • establishing a rock-solid foundation for an influx of new subjects — e.g. Literature, Geography, History, Art, Design & Technology, Food & Nutrition.
  • adapting to a new social learning environment — group discussions, debates and project work.
  • developing values and competencies in the CCA of their choice.

   

Secondary  4  |  Lift-Off

The final stretch of the secondary school journey marks an important year filled with challenges in the lead up to the O-Level that can be conquered through:

  • evaluating common mistakes and working on eliminating them.
  • striving for mastery in every topic and component across all subjects.
  • drawing up a study and revision plan to ensure maximum time management and adequate time allocation for each subject.
  • displaying utmost attention in consolidating and revising 4 years’ worth of academic knowledge.
  • refining the ability of applying the extensive scope of knowledge in different situations or contexts.
  • utilising critical thinking and metacognitive skills in higher-level thinking questions that test real-world application and awareness of current affairs.

Secondary  2  |  The Launch Pad

By now, your child should have a better sense of what the secondary school journey entails and in Sec 2, it is integral for your child to have:

  • a strong foundation in the wide array of subjects from Sec 1.
  • the ability to make informed decisions and the foresight to plan ahead when it comes to picking the subjects they wish to take at the upper secondary level at the end of Sec 2, that will serve as subject prerequisites in their future academic journey.
  • the confidence to excel in their examinations to gain leverage in the streaming exercise that will determine their Secondary 3 subject combination and the subjects they will sit for in the O-Level.

   

 

 

 

Secondary  1  |  The Transition

Your child’s foray into secondary school begins with:

  • honing critical thinking skills to tackle topics of a higher degree of complexity in English, Maths, Science and Mother Tongue.
  • establishing a rock-solid foundation for an influx of new subjects — e.g. Literature, Geography, History, Art, Design & Technology, Food & Nutrition.
  • adapting to a new social learning environment — group discussions, debates and project work.
  • developing values and competencies in the CCA of their choice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secondary  3  |  Ramping Up

After being allocated a specific subject combination following the streaming exercise, this crucial year requires your child to:

  • kick learning into high gear — 60% of the O-Level content will be taught within this year.
  • develop higher degrees of in-depth and specialised knowledge of the subjects in the subject combination.
  • identify and target areas of improvement in topics that they are weaker in, to raise subject mastery.
  • practise time management skills to boost productivity in studying, revising, taking part in competitions and taking up leadership roles in their CCA.

   

Secondary  3  |  Ramping Up

After being allocated a specific subject combination following the streaming exercise, this crucial year requires your child to:

  • kick learning into high gear — 60% of the O-Level content will be taught within this year.
  • develop higher degrees of in-depth and specialised knowledge of the subjects in the subject combination.
  • identify and target areas of improvement in topics that they are weaker in, to raise subject mastery.
  • practise time management skills to boost productivity in studying, revising, taking part in competitions and taking up leadership roles in their CCA.

Secondary  4  |  Lift-Off

The final stretch of the secondary school journey marks an important year filled with challenges in the lead up to the O-Level that can be conquered through:

  • evaluating common mistakes and working on eliminating them.
  • striving for mastery in every topic and component across all subjects.
  • drawing up a study and revision plan to ensure maximum time management and adequate time allocation for each subject.
  • displaying utmost attention in consolidating and revising 4 years’ worth of academic knowledge.
  • refining the ability of applying the extensive scope of knowledge in different situations or contexts.
  • utilising critical thinking and metacognitive skills in higher-level thinking questions that test real-world application and awareness of current affairs.

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Your Child's
Secondary School
Journey

Secondary  2  |  The Launch Pad

By now, your child should have a better sense of what the secondary school journey entails and in Sec 2, it is integral for your child to have:

  • a strong foundation in the wide array of subjects from Sec 1.
  • the ability to make informed decisions and the foresight to plan ahead when it comes to picking the subjects they wish to take at the upper secondary level at the end of Sec 2, that will serve as subject prerequisites in their future academic journey.
  • the confidence to excel in their examinations to gain leverage in the streaming exercise that will determine their Secondary 3 subject combination and the subjects they will sit for in the O-Level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secondary  1  |  The Transition

Your child’s foray into secondary school begins with:

  • honing critical thinking skills to tackle topics of a higher degree of complexity in English, Maths, Science and Mother Tongue.
  • establishing a rock-solid foundation for an influx of new subjects — e.g. Literature, Geography, History, Art, Design & Technology, Food & Nutrition.
  • adapting to a new social learning environment — group discussions, debates and project work.
  • developing values and competencies in the CCA of their choice.

   

Secondary  4  |  Lift-Off

The final stretch of the secondary school journey marks an important year filled with challenges in the lead up to the O-Level that can be conquered through:

  • evaluating common mistakes and working on eliminating them.
  • striving for mastery in every topic and component across all subjects.
  • drawing up a study and revision plan to ensure maximum time management and adequate time allocation for each subject.
  • displaying utmost attention in consolidating and revising 4 years’ worth of academic knowledge.
  • refining the ability of applying the extensive scope of knowledge in different situations or contexts.
  • utilising critical thinking and metacognitive skills in higher-level thinking questions that test real-world application and awareness of current affairs.

Secondary  2  |  The Launch Pad

By now, your child should have a better sense of what the secondary school journey entails and in Sec 2, it is integral for your child to have:

  • a strong foundation in the wide array of subjects from Sec 1.
  • the ability to make informed decisions and the foresight to plan ahead when it comes to picking the subjects they wish to take at the upper secondary level at the end of Sec 2, that will serve as subject prerequisites in their future academic journey.
  • the confidence to excel in their examinations to gain leverage in the streaming exercise that will determine their Secondary 3 subject combination and the subjects they will sit for in the O-Level.

   

 

 

 

Secondary  1  |  The Transition

Your child’s foray into secondary school begins with:

  • honing critical thinking skills to tackle topics of a higher degree of complexity in English, Maths, Science and Mother Tongue.
  • establishing a rock-solid foundation for an influx of new subjects — e.g. Literature, Geography, History, Art, Design & Technology, Food & Nutrition.
  • adapting to a new social learning environment — group discussions, debates and project work.
  • developing values and competencies in the CCA of their choice.

 

 

 

 

Secondary  3  |  Ramping Up

After being allocated a specific subject combination following the streaming exercise, this crucial year requires your child to:

  • kick learning into high gear — 60% of the O-Level content will be taught within this year.
  • develop higher degrees of in-depth and specialised knowledge of the subjects in the subject combination.
  • identify and target areas of improvement in topics that they are weaker in, to raise subject mastery.
  • practise time management skills to boost productivity in studying, revising, taking part in competitions and taking up leadership roles in their CCA.

   

Secondary  3  |  Ramping Up

After being allocated a specific subject combination following the streaming exercise, this crucial year requires your child to:

  • kick learning into high gear — 60% of the O-Level content will be taught within this year.
  • develop higher degrees of in-depth and specialised knowledge of the subjects in the subject combination.
  • identify and target areas of improvement in topics that they are weaker in, to raise subject mastery.
  • practise time management skills to boost productivity in studying, revising, taking part in competitions and taking up leadership roles in their CCA.

Secondary  4  |  Lift-Off

The final stretch of the secondary school journey marks an important year filled with challenges in the lead up to the O-Level that can be conquered through:

  • evaluating common mistakes and working on eliminating them.
  • striving for mastery in every topic and component across all subjects.
  • drawing up a study and revision plan to ensure maximum time management and adequate time allocation for each subject.
  • displaying utmost attention in consolidating and revising 4 years’ worth of academic knowledge.
  • refining the ability of applying the extensive scope of knowledge in different situations or contexts.
  • utilising critical thinking and metacognitive skills in higher-level thinking questions that test real-world application and awareness of current affairs.

 

 

 

 

How Exactly Are These Subjects Different?

English

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‣   Language Components Tested at Advanced Levels

 

‣   Transforming Content Knowledge Into Active Skills

 

‣   Compulsory Literature Subject


Maths

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‣   Focus on Higher-Order and Strategic Thinking Skills

 

‣   Advanced Concepts and Different Mastery Focus

 

‣   Introduction to Algebra


Science

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‣   Knowledge and Skills Tested at Advanced Levels

 

‣   Introduction to Biology, Chemistry and Physics

 

‣   Compulsory Lab Work


 

 

 

 

Speakers in the Spotlight

 

 

Sheryl Ng

Sheryl Ng

Science Subject Head
5.5 years in TLL

 

 

 

 

Ho Zhi Hui

Ho Zhi Hui

English Subject Head
7.5 years in TLL

 

 

 

 

Choo Swee Heng

Choo Swee Heng

Mathematics Lead Subject Head
13 years in TLL

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Can You Expect in Secondary School?

 

Before you join us for our Secondary 1 Webinar, hear from our secondary school teachers as they share their experiences and insights on what the transition to secondary school entails.

 

 


Stay Ahead in Secondary 1

A firm foundation at Secondary 1 is the first step to secondary school and O-Level excellence later.

Our Secondary English, Maths and Science programmes use structured, skills-based lessons to ensure a steady progression while helping students develop both fundamental and higher-order skills.

 


English

Lesson Duration: 2 hrs
Class size: 8 - 12 students

 

In the first year of secondary school, your child will be exposed to a wide range of reading and writing tasks.

Mathematics

Lesson Duration: 2 hrs
Class size: 8 - 12 students


Focus on building an interest in more abstract mathematical concepts through a variety of investigative activities and lesson plans.

 

Science

Lesson Duration: 2 hrs
Class size: 8 - 12 students


Learn from topics across Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Develop an entirely new range of skills required for scientific inquiry at the secondary school level.

 

 

 

Enrolment Incentives

Save more when you enrol in a new core programme today — enjoy $350 off your Term 1 - 2023 fees. 

*Terms & conditions apply.

 

 

 

 

 

Term Dates

Term 4 - 2022

Wednesday, 14 September 2022 to Tuesday, 13 December 2022 (13 weeks)

 

Term 1 - 2023

Wednesday, 14 December 2022 to Tuesday, 14 March 2023 (13 weeks) 

 

 

 

 

 

Exclusive Enrolment Incentives

Speak with us to find out about the ongoing credit card promotions you can enjoy.

*Terms and conditions apply

 

 

 

 

Term Dates

Term 1 – 2022 Wednesday, 8 December 2021 to
Tuesday, 8 March 2022

(13 weeks)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lower Secondary:
The Honeymoon Period

 

Through all the good and bad moments weathered, these 3 secondary teachers draw from their past learning experiences and current teaching observations to elevate the lower secondary education journey for every student.

Lower Secondary:
The Honeymoon Period

Take a walk down memory lane with 3 of TLL's secondary teachers as they reminisce their own secondary school days.

Through all the good and bad moments weathered, they draw from their past learning experiences and current teaching observations to elevate the lower secondary education journey for every student.

 

 

 

Get a Head Start with our Secondary 1 Programmes

Find out how our Secondary 1 programmes can help your child build a strong foundation for Secondary school.

 

 

   


 

 

 

 

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1.         The pre-registration exercise is only available for new students or existing students enrolling in a new core programme with The Learning Lab.1. This promotion is only valid for new students or existing students enrolling in a new core programme.

           i.         Not valid for readmission students.

         ii.         New students refer to students who have not previously enrolled in The Learning Lab’s core programmes, or have withdrawn from The Learning Lab’s core programmes for more than two (2) terms.

2.         This promotion is only available from 7 November 2022 to 18 December 2022. Student must begin lessons by 20 December 2022 to be eligible for this promotion.

3.         Registration and payment for The Learning Lab’s core programmes must be completed for household to be eligible for this promotion.

4.         Enrolment of core programmes is done on a termly basis and no midterm withdrawals are allowed.

           i.         Core programmes refer to termly programmes that are available in English, Math and Science for Nursery 2 to Junior College 2.

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