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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, Design & Technology & Mathematics 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 Secondary One students go through a 20-hour Basic STEM-in-Aeronautics (SiA) module during curriculum time in Semester 2 and another 20-hour Intermediate module in Secondary Two. Our students have enjoyed learning about the science behind flight through various videos, hands-on demonstrations and experiments during their SiA lessons. They also get the opportunity to design, build and fly their own foam gliders and fly drones and design drone guards as part of the SiA basic and intermediate modules respectively.

The SiA modules culminate in a level-wide enrichment programme, and in 2017, our Secondary One students had the opportunity to explore their creativity and develop their design-thinking skills through maker activities around the theme of aeronautics using the prototyping kit, Strawbees. Our Secondary 2 students had the opportunity to visit the aeronautical facilities at the post-secondary educational institutions in end May where they saw first-hand some of the recent developments in the aeronautical field.   Students will also receive the Singapore Polytechnic Bronze/ Silver Young Engineers Award on completion of the basic/intermediate modules respectively.

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From left to right: Sec 2 students learning about Singapore Polytechnic’s A320 flight simulator as part of a level-wide Sec 2 ALP enrichment activity to the various post-secondary educational institutions. Students using the Strawbees kit to build various 3D structures as part of the ALP Makers Day.

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.  

Students who are very keen in this field will also have a chance to further develop their interests and aptitude through participating in the Aeronautics Club where they are given the opportunity to learn about advanced aeronautical applications such as drone programming and aerial mapping.

ALP Activity Photos

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    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.