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CVSS Aeronautics Applied Learning Programme

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  • Singapore’s aerospace industry has been growing at an average of 8.6% over the last 20 years and we now have a 10% share of the global aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul market
  • Our Aeronautics ALP in the domain of Science, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) provides a distinctive value proposition to our stakeholders in Sengkang/Punggol, especially with the fast growing Seletar Aerospace Park
  • Students link what they learn in the core subjects of Physics and Design & Technology to authentic applications in aeronautics as well as explore possible career options in the aeronautical industry
  • Students also develop their creative & inventive thinking and problem-solving skills through challenging hands-on learning and activities

STEM-in-Aeronautics Modules


All Sec 1 Exp/NA/NT students will go through a 20-hour Basic STEM-in-Aeronautics (SiA) module conducted by a Science Educator attached from Singapore Science Centre during curriculum time in Semester 2 and another 20-hour Intermediate SiA module when they move on to Sec 2. Our Sec 1 students have enjoyed learning about the science behind flight through videos and hands-on experiments, including building and flying their own gliders. Students will receive the Singapore Polytechnic Bronze/Silver Young Engineers Award on completion of the basic/intermediate modules respectively.

Aeronautics in Instructional Programme


Complementing the SiA modules, the Aeronautics in Instructional Programme (AiP) stretches the Physics and Design & Technology curriculum and extend learning beyond the textbooks. As part of D&T Sec 2 modelling programme, students work around the theme of aeronautics and apply their design, sketching and prototyping skills to build models of aeroplanes and other aeronautics artefacts.

Aeronautics Co-Curricular Programme


Students have ample opportunities to attend aeronautics-related Elective Modules and Advanced Elective Modules conducted by ITE/polytechnics, learn about drones flying and participate in Republic Polytechnic’s annual Drone Fiesta, go on local and overseas learning journeys to aeronautics vocational institutions/industrial companies and take part in aeronautics competitions such as the Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition jointly organized by the Singapore Science Centre and Defence Science Organisation.  The school is on board CAAS Aviation in School initiatives and a partner of Rolls Royce, our STEM industrial partner.   Students can look forward to many more exciting learning opportunities in aeronautics.

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From left to right:
    1. Sec 1 students carrying out test flights of their gliders during SiA lessons
    2. Sec 2 student applying the final touches on her model biplane during D&T lesson as part of AiP lessons
    3. Students determining the dimensions of their unpowered glider in preparation for the 2016 Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition. The aero-modelling competition involved students in the design and making of flying machines, such as paper aeroplanes, gliders and radio controlled planes. Three of our five teams qualified for the finals of the presentation round, amongst a total of more than 140 teams in the competition.