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Extended Curriculum

PL’s Extended Curriculum

Extended Curriculum
Enhanced Enrichment
Global Scholars Programme
STEM programme (E.g. Robotics)
Elective Modules with ITE
Advanced Elective Modules with Polytechnics in the areas:
•    Business
•    Engineering
•    Media & Design
•    Maths & Science & Information Technology
•    Culinary
•    Hospitality

While PL follows a national curriculum, the school implements a complementary school-based curriculum through the redesign of certain subjects as a set of learning outcomes. In PL, the experience of acquiring knowledge and skills is beyond the standard MOE curriculum. Rooted in the discipline of subjects, these experiences enrich the students’ learning, enable them to see the relevance of learning in application and inculcates PL DOEs in them. The following are school-based curricular programmes:

Global Scholars Programme (launched in 2017)

  • Global Scholars is an international digital exchange that connects students in cities around the world. Guided by their teachers, students participate in a project-based curriculum. They engage with international peers in an interactive e-classroom as they investigate the world and develop global competency skills for the 21st century: cross-cultural and digital communication, critical thinking, and collaboration. Students broaden their perspectives by discovering common experiences and exploring issues through personal, local, and ultimately global lenses.
  • This programme is open to selected P6 students (after PSLE in Nov) and Sec 1 students (Jan – May)

Enhanced Enrichment (EE)

  • This aims to stretch the knowledge and skills of students through challenging them in competitions and enrichment programmes, while simultaneously nurturing them to be confident, creative and passionate learners and problem-solvers.
  • This programme is open to all Sec 1-4/5 students.

Appreciation, Collaboration and Exploration (ACE):

(a) ACE (Maths & Science)

  • This aims to provide students who have special aptitudes in Maths and Science with learning experiences that extend and deepen their interest and passion in the subjects. Students are engaged in collaborative research projects with external educational institutions, and participate in overseas twinning programmes and learning journeys.
  • This programme is open to selected Sec 1, 2 & 3 students.

(b) ACE Aesthetics

  • This aims to develop and stretch students with a special talent in either the visual arts or music in their conceptual and analytical thinking, and creativity. The ACE Programme (Aesthetics) provides ample opportunities for students to maximise their potential with an enriched arts curriculum.
  • This programme is open to selected Sec 1 and 2 students.

Use of ICT in learning

21st century learners are active and life-long learners. They need skills and competencies pertaining to group-based problem-solving and knowledge creation. Self-Directed Learning (SDL) and Collaborative Learning (CoL) are part of the development of the 21st century competencies as they are learning processes through which our Desired Outcomes of Education can be achieved. The Outcome Goal for the MOE’s Third Masterplan for ICT in Education (mp3) is that students develop competencies for self-directed and collaborative learning through the effective use of ICT, as well as become discerning and responsible ICT users, so that they can learn and work effectively in the 21st century knowledge-based environment.


The PL 21 programme is a two-year programme that enhances the development of the following 21st century competencies (21CC) in our students:

  • Critical and Creative thinking
  • Information, Communication and Technology skills
  • Communication and Collaboration skills

The opportunities for the development of 21CC are embedded throughout the total curriculum – every aspect in the timetable and programmes beyond the regular timetable.