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Education & Career Guidance (ECG)


ECG is important to prepare our students for the world of work, equip them with the skills to remain competitive in the global economy and above all, to lead meaningful and productive lives.

In WSS, the ECG experiences aim to meet the following goals:
  1. Enable the individual to explore viable education and career options through the provision of accurate and comprehensive information;
  2. Nurture one’s self-awareness, self-directedness and life skills to set wise goals, to continually learn, and add value to their future workplace;
  3. Inculcate an appreciation for the value of all occupations and how they contribute to the well-functioning of society;
  4. Equip our students with skills and means to positively engage their parents and other career influencers.

Aside from ECG lessons in classrooms, the school also organises school-wide and cohort level talks on educational pathways and careers education and visits to industry and post-secondary institutions for a more holistic experience. Through the myriad of learning experiences, Whitleyans can explore their multiple pathways and career options and discover their skills, interests and values.

Elective Modules (EMs)

ELECTIVE MODULES (EMs) allow students in the Normal course to broaden the learning experiences and to provide for their varied learning needs through applied learning. The modules also introduce students to a course of study in post-secondary education institutes and expose them to possible career paths.

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Secondary 2NA EMs include industrial visit and engaging hands-on activities

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Secondary 3NA students attended modules on Video Production, Interactive Electronics 
and Smart Homes at ITE College West and East. Apart from learning the knowledge
and concepts, the students also applied what they have learned
via the assignments, practical test and/or mini-project.

Advance Elective Modules (AEMs)

Advanced Elective Modules (AEM) - 30-hour courses which allows students to experience learning that is geared towards a hands on approach. During the AEMs, students will participate in field trips, laboratory workshop and have mini hands-on projects which help consolidate their learning. There was also great depth in learning through discussions with industry practitioners and various challenging competitions to apply their new-found knowledge and skills. AEMs are reflected in the School Holistic Report Card and can be considered for polytechnic admission under the Early Admissions Exercise (EAE).

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Students involved in water chemistry learned more about microbiology and tested for the quality of water.
The hands on session in the laboratory allowed them to gain practical skills
which form a common area of assessment in tertiary education.

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Secondary Three students attended a module on Common Chronic Diseases in Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
They learnt how to care for their loved ones with a chronic health condition.
They also visited the health care industry to see the daily running of a nursing home.