LK Academy secondary 1

Confidence for English / Math / Science

Secondary 1

Confidence for English / Math / Science

Secondary 1

LK Academy secondary 1

Why Confidence?

Why should we focus on Confidence? Confidence is the belief in one's ability to succeed. Improving the ability comes with being prepared.

At LK Academy, we believe that confidence is needed in both the spoken as well as written components of the exam and it is prevalent in our everyday lives.

Why should we focus on Confidence? Confidence is the belief in one's ability to succeed. Improving the ability comes with being prepared. As a secondary math tuition centre in Singapore, we have encountered and guided many students to excel in their math exams when they are filled with confidence. Our methodology allows us to take a micro view into the setbacks our students are facing

At LK Academy, we believe that confidence is needed in both the spoken as well as written components of the exam and it is prevalent in our everyday lives.

Lessons are aligned with the MOE syllabus for mainstream schools. Segments of the English paper are planned such that the components are executed in our classes in preparation for school assessments.

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Lessons are aligned with MOE syllabus for mainstream schools. Segments of the English paper are planned such that the components are executed in our classes in preparation for school assessments.

Our Sec 1 Programmes

Confidence for English

Confidence for Math

Confidence for Science

Confidence for English - Sec 1

The transition from P6 to Sec 1 can be daunting for any student. LK Academy's Sec 1 English Programme will ensure that the foundation to succeed is ingrained in them.

The transition from P6 to Sec 1 can be daunting for any student. LK Academy's Sec 1 English Programme will ensure that the foundation to succeed is ingrained in them. Skills to tackle and ace English will be revisited and refined to adjust for depth of content. The same goes for Math and Science. As a secondary math tuition centre in Singapore, we have witnessed this difficulty in adjusting to the new curriculum after P6. Thus, we will address this difficulty with intensive support to bridge the gap without putting so much pressure on the learner. This will set the tone for the remainder of their secondary school life.

Sec 1 students will be exposed to various modules which comprise their final examination. We incorporate these modules into our secondary Math, English and Science at our tuition centre for the purpose of backing up your child’s studies in school

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Skills to tackle and ace English will be revisited and refined to adjust for depth of content. This will set the tone for the remainder of their secondary school life.

Sec 1 students will be exposed to various modules which comprise their final examination.

LK Academy's Methodology

Concepts and Processes

  • Understand and excel in the various components of Secondary 1 English
  • Inferring and reading in between the lines to find the main focus of various stimuli
  • Sequencing and summarizing key points within the stipulated number of words
  • Expanding on current affairs and historical knowledge for oral and composition writing
  • LK Academy's techniques for scoring in Essay writing

Function and Application

Oral Communication
  • Oral Skills for Oral Exam
  • Organising thought process
  • Expressing eloquently during oral exams
  • Providing evidence and elaboration
  • Adding depth to conversation
  • Expanding with current affairs
  • Sharing personal experiences
  • Expression, accuracy and fluency in oral communication
Comprehension
  • Developing maturity to comprehend depth in a passage
  • Mastering and deconstructing visual stimulus
  • Inferring from narrative texts
  • Understanding figurative language
  • Answering comprehension with depth and accuracy
Summary Writing
  • Identifying what needs to be summarized
  • Restating in your own words
  • Organising points in a logical sequence
  • Presenting points coherently
  • Keeping to the word limit
Continuous and Situational Writing
  • Narrative writing
  • Argumentative writing
  • Discursive writing
  • Building current affairs and historical knowledge
  • Personal recount
  • Informal and Formal letter
  • Building effective written communication
  • Articulating thoughts fluently in writing
  • Writing to the point
  • Working on a cohesive flow in Introduction, Body and Conclusion
  • How to support your writing with evidence
  • How to impress your reader!
Editing
  • Mastering the fundamentals of editing
  • Meticulously combing for errors in the text
  • Accuracy in editing a passage
  • Proofreading your work
  • Confidence for Editing!

Metacognition

  • Awareness and understanding of one's thought process
  • Increase depth in understanding how texts can have different meanings when viewed from another perspective
  • Ability to discern through articles and stimuli
  • A mature outlook when writing essays
  • Time management for real life application during assessments
  • Stress tolerance to be able to have a clear mind in an exam setting
  • Implement a state of mind that learning continues outside of the classroom

Confidence for Math Tuition Secondary 1

The journey from P6 to Sec 1 is a challenging experience which will set the tone for secondary school life. LK Academy's Sec 1 Math Programme aims to instil a confident mentality which allows our students to succeed.

The journey from P6 to Sec 1 is a challenging experience which will set the tone for secondary school life. LK Academy's Sec 1 Math Programme aims to instil a confident mentality which allows our students to succeed. Students will gain the knowledge of tackling questions by applying Secondary 1 methods. Students will refine their Math skills and develop them to excel in secondary school Math.

Sec 1 students will be exposed to various modules which comprise their final examination.

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Students will gain the knowledge of tackling questions by applying Secondary 1 methods. Students will refine their Math skills and develop them to excel in secondary school Math.

Sec 1 students will be exposed to various modules which comprise their final examination.

LK Academy's Methodology

Concepts and Processes

  • Applying Math vocabulary
  • Break down and infer from questions
  • Understanding mathematical concepts and skills
  • Understand how to make mathematical connections to link what the question is asking and to proceed with the following step
  • Apply mathematical knowledge in school assessments
  • Learn how to spot different types of exam questions
  • Build confidence to be undeterred when thrown with a curveball
  • Understand that emotional wellbeing of students is a component that cannot be undervalued

Function and Application

  • Formulate and sequence problems
  • Able to make accurate assumptions
  • Inferring from visual stimuli and analysing data. For example, graphs, tables and histograms
  • Applying appropriate methods and concepts to solve questions
  • Learn how to select and eliminate methods to utilise in specific questions
  • Hands-on approach to deepen the understanding of Math
  • Inspire students to attempt various methods to find solutions in problems
  • Ensure students are proficient in Sec 1 topics

Metacognition

  • Learning how to stay objective
  • Awareness and understanding of one's thought process
  • Learn how to manage time effectively to prevent a rush at the end
  • Develop stress tolerance in an exam setting to ensure analytical thinking and that accurate approximation is sustained
  • Foster a sense of responsibility to ensure students are active learners and continue learning out of the classroom

Sec 1 Math Syllabus

Numbers and their Operations
  • Learn the prime factorisation, HCF and LCM
  • Understand how to use negative numbers
  • Using symbols to represent number. For example, < and >
Ratio and Proportion
  • Understanding the relationship between variables in proportion
  • Learn how to identify the constant
  • Learn how to solve problems using ratio
Percentage
  • Learn how to express percentages in terms of another variable
  • Understand percentage increase and percentage decrease
Rate and Speed
  • Learn how to solve questions using average speed, constant speed and rate
  • Understand how to convert units of measurement
Algebraic Expressions
  • Using letters to formulate equations
  • Understand how to evaluate algebraic expressions in terms of operations
  • Learn how to simplify algebraic expressions
  • Understand how to factorise by extracting common factors
Functions and Graphs
  • Understand the equation of the graph
  • Understand components of the graph when using equation y = mx + c
  • Identify the gradient and the direction of change, positive or negative change
  • Identify the y-intercept
Equations and Inequalities
  • Solving linear equations involving one unknown variable
  • Solving equations using inequality line
Geometry and Measurement
  • Understanding angles, triangles and polygons
  • Learn how to solve for unknown angles
  • Learn how to support solving angles with explanations e.g. (alternate angles in a parallelogram)
  • Understand the properties of polygons
Mensuration
  • Learn how to find the area and figures of various figures. For example, Parallelogram and Trapeziums
  • Learn how to calculate the volume and surface area of 3D figures. For example, Prism and Cylinder
  • Solve problems with one unknown variable. For example, Find the height of a figure using the volume
Statistics and Probability
  • Inferring Data from stimuli
  • Analysing data
  • Interpreting the mean, median and mode from a list of data

Confidence for Science - Sec 1

Moving on from P6 to Sec 1 can be a formidable challenge for any student. LK Academy's Sec 1 Science Programme aims to instil a confident mentality which allows our students to succeed.

Moving on from P6 to Sec 1 can be a formidable challenge for any student. LK Academy's Sec 1 Science Programme aims to instil a confident mentality which allows our students to succeed. The scientific approach to understanding and answering will be refined and enhanced. Students will sharpen their skillsets which will serve them well throughout their secondary school life.

Sec 1 students will be exposed to various modules which comprise their final examination.

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The scientific approach to understanding and answering will be refined and enhanced. Students will sharpen their skillsets which will serve them well throughout their secondary school life.

Sec 1 students will be exposed to various modules which comprise their final examination.

LK Academy's Methodology

Concepts and Processes

  • Identifying and applying Science vocabulary
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of the topics
  • Scientific approach to experiments
  • Applying concepts learnt from experiments
  • Encouraging analytical thinking
  • Identifying keywords

Function and Application

  • Ability to question what is being manipulated and what is being measured
  • Further develop skills to formulate reasons for scientific phenomena
  • Analysing and inferring the relationship between question and method to be used
  • Ability to make astute observations to aid in understanding of topic
  • Evaluate if answers and reasons being stated are accurate and have sufficient scientific support
  • Ensure our students are adept and proficient in Sec 1 topics

Metacognition

  • Awareness and understanding of one's thought process
  • Increase depth in understanding how different keywords would link to different aspects of questions
  • Ability to discern through various stimuli such as experiments and written papers
  • A mature mindset when inferring from and answering questions
  • Time management for real life application during assessments
  • Stress tolerance to be able to have a clear mind when attempting assessments
  • Implement a state of mind that learning continues outside of the classroom

Sec 1 Science Syllabus

The Scientific Endeavour
  • Science is a study of our world and its properties
  • Understand that there are various perspectives to scientific principles
Ray Model of Light
  • Understand that light travels in a straight line and the ray model represents the path taken by light
  • Explain how reflection is affected by different surfaces. For example, Smooth and Rough
  • Understand how refraction is affected by different mediums
Models of Cells - the Basic Units of Life
  • Understand the functions of the different parts of the cell
  • Understand that cells are the basic unit of life in an organism
Model of Matter - the Particulate of Matter
  • Understand that all matter is made up of small particles
  • Understand that the particles of gas, liquids and solids are in constant and random motion
Transport System in Living Things
  • Identify and understand the functions of different parts of the circulatory system
  • Learn how the process of diffusion aids the movement of substances within an animal and plant
  • Understand how Osmosis affects plants
Human Digestive System
  • Identify and understand the functions of the digestive system
  • Understand the various stages of digestion and the enzymes that support digestion
Understanding Diversity of Living Things
  • Understand that biodiversity is vital for the stability in systems
  • Constructing and using dichotomous keys to classify and identify different living things
Exploring Diversity of Matter
  • Explore materials by their physical properties. For example, Density, Strength and Flexibility
  • Classify various substances by their chemical composition. For example, Elements, Compounds & Mixtures
  • Understand that elements are made of metals and non-metals
  • Understand how substances in a mixture can be separated using various techniques. For example, Filtration, Evaporation and Distillation
Interactions through the Application of Forces, Energy and Work Done
  • Understand how forces can affect a body. For example, Change of state, Change of size and exert pressure
  • Identify energy as the ability to do work
  • Understand that energy can be conserved and transferred