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A forward-looking community
    of Learners, Thinkers
         and Leaders.
A forward-looking community of Learners, Thinkers and Leaders - Ministry of ...
               We are
         also proud to be
         an Institute of                      A Place of Opportunity
         excellence with a
                                              At MI, we pride ourselves as a place of opportunity where
         unique business                      students are provided with various platforms to engage,
         focus. Our future-                   explore and experience learning and growth, so as to achieve
                                              their aspirations in a world that is growing increasingly more
         oriented curriculum                  volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. When the
         and holistic teaching                journey gets tough and turbulent, the Institute’s core values
                                              of Integrity, Responsibility, Respect and Resilience will be
         and learning                         their internal compass.
         framework will
                                              We are also proud to be an Institute of excellence with a
         develop in students a                unique business focus. Our future-oriented curriculum
         spirit of innovation                 and holistic teaching and learning framework will develop
                                              in students a spirit of innovation and enterprise, as well
         and enterprise, as                   as the emerging 21st century competencies. Our students
         well as the emerging                 are empowered to seize every opportunity to take risks,
                                              learn from failures and succeed in diverse ways beyond the
         21st century                         academic in a globalised and digital world, while keeping a
         competencies.                        strong Singapore heartbeat and a positive growth mindset.

                                              Yes, we have our own success stories. Many of our students
                                              enrol in the local autonomous universities, just like students
                                              in the junior colleges and integrated programme schools.
                                              Almost all are also eligible to join private universities locally
                                              and overseas. Some students have won scholarships and
                                              others have graduated from the NUS University Scholars

                                              Check us out as you navigate your way around our website.
                                              Come visit us at our campus. Let us help you chart your
                                              journey towards your aspiration with greater autonomy,
                                              mastery and purpose!

                                              Tan Wan Yu
                                              Principal, Millennia Institute

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      ABOUT US                                   SUBJECT
      Mission, Vision, and Core Values      3
      Strategic Thrusts                     4
      Admission Criteria                    5    Subject Prerequisites                              22
                                                 Subject Combinations                               23
      Financial Matters                     6
                                                 Course of Study in Autonomous Universities         27
      Physical Facilities                   7
                                                 Subject Descriptions                               28
      Campus Life                           9
                                                 H1 Art                                             29
                                                 H2 Art                                             31
                                                 H1 Biology                                         33
2                                                H2 Biology                                         35
                                                 H1 Chemistry                                       38
      KEY INSTITUTE                              H2 Chemistry                                       40

      PROGRAMMES                                 H1 China Studies in English
                                                 H2 Chinese Language and Literature
                                                 H1 Economics                                       47
      Character and Citizenship Education   10   H2 Economics                                       49
      Education and Career Guidance (Ecg)   12   H1 General Paper                                   51
      The Year Head System                  13   H1 Geography                                       53
      SkillsFuture Programme                14   H2 Geography                                       55
      MI.World Programme                    15   H1 History                                         57
      Innovation and Enterprise Programme   17   H2 History                                         59
      Leadership Development Programme      19   H1 Literature in English                           61
      A-Level Structure                     21   H2 Literature in English                           63
                                                 H2 Malay Language and Literature                   65
                                                 H2 Management of Business                          67
                                                 H1 Mathematics                                     69
                                                 H2 Mathematics                                     71
                                                 H1 Mother Tongue Languages                         73
                                                 (Chinese Language/Malay Language/Tamil Language)
                                                 H1 Non-Tamil Indian Languages and                  75
                                                    Foreign Languages
                                                 Physical Education                                 76
                                                 H1 Physics                                         77
                                                 H2 Physics                                         79
                                                 H2 Principles of Accounting                        82
                                                 H1 Project Work                                    84
                                                 H2 Tamil Language and Literature                   85
                                                 Mother Tongue (Syllabus B)                         87

                                                 Contact Us                                         89

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          Nurture Talents, Achieve Success

          OUR VISION
          A Forward-looking Community of
          Learners, Thinkers and Leaders.

          OUR                                 Our mission is to nurture talents in our

          CORE VALUES                         students to achieve success. This is done
                                              by providing a variety of programmes
             Integrity                        and opportunities which are grounded on
             Resilience                       strong core values, in partnership with our
                                              stakeholders. We premise all we do on our
                                              core values of INTEGRITY, RESILIENCE,
                                              RESPECT and RESPONSIBILITY.

                                              We strive to provide a broad-based
                                              learning experience and space for
                                              students to pursue their passion. A wide
                                              range of subject combinations and CCAs
                                              are offered to cater to their interests
                                              and needs. Ultimately, our vision is to
                                              develop a forward-looking community of
                                              LEARNERS, THINKERS and LEADERS.

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                 Quality Student Outcomes

                 ✓ Achieving Academic Excellence
                 ✓ Developing Future-Ready Thinkers
                 ✓ Developing Leaders of Character and Values
                 ✓ Creating Quality School Experiences

                 Engaged Professionals

                 ✓ Developing Professionals
                 ✓ Enhancing Staff Engagement

                 Effective Partnerships
4                ✓ Establishing Strategic Partnerships for
                   Quality Education

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Local Students
All local students currently studying in secondary            The point of admission for international students
schools (Government, Government-Aided and                     is Pre-University Year 1. Direct admission to Pre-
Independent Schools) who are eligible for the                 University Year 2 or Pre-University Year 3 is
JAE (Joint Admissions Exercise) will receive                  not encouraged as the student would not have
Form A from their secondary schools on the day                sufficient time to prepare for the GCE A-Level
of the release of the Singapore-Cambridge GCE                 Examinations held towards the end of the year
O-Level Examination results. Form A will inform               for these levels.
a student if he or she is eligible for courses
available at Millennia Institute. Applications for            • PLACEMENT TESTS
courses under the JAE should be submitted                     International students are required to sit for the
online through the JAE Internet System (JAE-                  Junior College-Principals Academy Certification
IS). Please refer to the Ministry of Education’s              Test (J-PACT) to certify their proficiency in
website for details.                                          English and Mathematics before the start of the
                                                              new academic year in January/February. Details
• LOCAL TRANSFERS                                             of the test can be found on the website of the
All Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent
                                                              Principals Academy (www.pact.sg). The J-PACT
Residents (SC/SPR) with valid GCE O-Level
Examination results will be eligible to participate           results are to be submitted together with the           5
in the JAE. However, any SC/SPR who was                       application for admission.
previously admitted to a JC, MI, Polytechnic,
or ITE should not apply for an institution in the             Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend
same category through the JAE.                                an interview conducted in English with the
                                                              school’s Admissions Officer/Vice-Principal.
Students who have not been posted to Millennia
                                                              Applicants offering certain subjects will need
Institute after participating in the JAE in the
                                                              to undergo placement tests in addition to
current year may appeal to be considered for
                                                              the J-PACT admission tests. For instance, an
admission to Millennia Institute, subject to
meeting the eligibility criteria, by submitting               applicant who intends to offer H2 Physics will
the Admission Appeal Form available at www.                   be required to undergo a placement test for
millenniainstitute.moe.edu.sg.                                Physics. Applicants offering H2 Mathematics
                                                              are required to undergo a placement test for
International Students                                        Additional Mathematics. Applicants offering H2
                                                              Mother Tongue Language and Literature are
All international students must               satisfy   the
                                                              required to undergo a proficiency test. The tests
following admission criteria:                                 are of a comparable difficulty level to the GCE
• AGE                                                         O-Level Examination. The Institute charges a fee
International students must not exceed the                    of $44 for the first placement test and $22 for
correct age for admission by more than two                    every additional test.
years. The minimum age of admission to
Millennia Institute is 16 years. Exceptional cases
below this age will be referred to the Pupil                  More details on the application procedure can be
Placement Section (PPS) of the Ministry of                    found at www.millenniainstitute.moe.edu.sg.
Education for consideration.

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                                                    Standard          2nd Tier
                                  School Fees                                              Total ($)
               Nationality                        Miscellaneous    Miscellaneous
                                      ($)                                                (per month)
                                                    Fees ($)         Fees ($)
    Singapore Citizen                   6             13.50            13.50                   33
    Permanent Resident                460             13.50            13.50                   487
    International Student
                                      1,040           13.50            13.50                  1,067
    International Student
                                      1,750           13.50            13.50                  1,777


    Financial Assistance
    MOE Financial Assistance Scheme                  Students who do not meet the above criteria will
                                                     be considered for financial assistance schemes
    Criteria:                                        offered by other bodies such as the Buddhist
    • All applicants must be Singapore Citizens      Lodge, Management Development Institute of
    • All applicants must be from households         Singapore (MDIS), Institute Advisory Committee
       with a Gross Household Income of $2,750       (IAC) etc.
       or below per month OR Gross Per Capita
       Income of $690 or below per month
                                                     NEU PC Plus Programme
    Successful applicants will be given:             The NEU PC Plus Programme is now under
    • $900 cash;                                     Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA).
    • a waiver of school fees ($6) and standard      The NEU PC Plus Programme offers students
    miscellaneous fees ($13.50); and                 and persons with disabilities from low income
    • $120 transport credit per annum for students   households the opportunity to own a brand new
    taking public transport                          computer at an affordable price. Application
                                                     forms are available at the Institute library and
                                                     administrative office.

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Millennia Institute, located on the western         discussions or project work. The Library also has
fringes of Bukit Batok Town, sits on a vast         two instructional rooms that can accommodate
undulating terrain covering an area of 60,000       36 students each for teaching and learning.
square metres. It has a total gross floor area
of 27,000 square metres and a wide range of         There are a total of four fully air-conditioned
learning facilities which include a 470-seat        classrooms specifically designed for learning
Auditorium, six Science Laboratories, two Lecture   through ICT and one classroom for Audiovisual
Theatres, a 1000-seat Stadium equipped with an      Projection.
eight-lane running track and an AstroTurf field.
The Institute is designed to provide a conducive    Block B - Students’ Activity Centre
environment for students’ holistic learning and     The hub of visual and performing arts is located
their all-rounded character development.            at the Block B Students’ Activities Centre.

Block A - Administration Block                      The Auditorium, Art Gallery, Drama, Music, Dance
The Institute’s main Administrative Block houses    Rooms and Fitness Gym are brought together
the Principal’s and Vice-Principals’ offices,       in the same building to synergise and foster an
General Office, Heads Of Departments and Staff      environment that promotes the arts and students’
Rooms, library, air-conditioned learning venues     co-curricular activities.
and classrooms equipped with Information and
Communications Technology (ICT) .                   The Institute’s Bookshop is located at Block B.

The Institute’s Library has a collection of over    The Fitness Gym is fully equipped with up-to-
35,000 books and is able to comfortably             date fitness workout machines complemented
accommodate about 120 students. Students can
                                                    by a full range of barbells and dumbbells.
use any of the five discussion rooms located at
the Library’s upper level for small-group study,

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    Block C - Canteen Block                                Block F – Multipurpose Block
    Block C houses the Multi-Purpose Hall, air-            The Multipurpose Block houses six                new
    conditioned learning venues and the Canteen.           classrooms, each unique in their designs.

    The Institute’s Multi-Purpose Hall is the primary      Sports Facilities
    venue for the Institute’s assembly programmes
                                                           The centrepiece of the Institute’s first class
    and examinations. It is fully air-conditioned and
                                                           sports facilities is the purpose-built stadium
    can also be converted into four indoor badminton
                                                           equipped with a FIFA Two-Star AstroTurf field
    courts. Located below the Hall, the Institute’s
                                                           and an eight-lane running track. The stadium
    Canteen has eight stalls offering a wide variety of
                                                           also has a mini hockey pitch and an outdoor
    reasonably-priced Asian fare.
                                                           fitness corner. Apart from the stadium, the
                                                           Institute has two basketball courts, two full-
    The Student Council room is located at the Canteen
                                                           sized tennis courts and one half-sized tennis
                                                           court for self-practice.
    Block D - Tutorial Block                               Carpark Facilities
    The Tutorial Block is the fulcrum where most           The entire institute is able to accommodate 130
    learning activities take place. It houses a total of   cars.
    40 conventional classrooms and two 170-seat
    Lecture Theatres.

    Block E - Science Block
    The Science Block houses two Physics, two Biology
    and two Chemistry Laboratories, all of which are
    fully equipped.

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Millennia Institute seeks to be a place of opportunity for students to establish a connection between
what is happening in the real world and learning within the classrooms. Our vision to establish a
forward-looking community of Learners, Thinkers and Leaders underpins how we organise campus
life at MI.

                                                     their ideas and learning to new contexts beyond
                                                     the classroom. MI seeks to inculcate creativity
                                                     and an innovative mindset in our students
                                                     through programmes that foster the spirit of
                                                     entrepreneurship. Our teachers also work closely
                                                     with parents and the community to provide
                                                     learning environments for students to grow
                                                     holistically in order to fulfil their potential.

MI offers students a place to develop cognitive
competencies necessary and relevant for future
university studies and employment, moving
beyond academic mastery. We want our learners
to develop a passion for life and for learning,
and to understand that learning does not stop
at formal education. We aim to motivate the
students and equip them with the necessary
attitudes and strategies for lifelong learning, so   Leaders
they can direct their own learning after they have   Students at MI are moulded to be leaders of
graduated from the Institute.                        good character and strong values. Through
                                                     infusing leadership development intentionally
                                                     in all that we do, students learn self-leadership
                                                     by embracing and exhibiting the Institute’s core
                                                     values and by developing positive Habits of
                                                     Mind for good performance and development
                                                     of character. When students put these values
                                                     and habits into action in their academic pursuits
                                                     and beyond, they achieve personal growth, self-
                                                     mastery and personal effectiveness. We believe
                                                     that every MI student can be developed as a
                                                     leader who will contribute positively to society,
                                                     and every MI student should be developed as a
                                                     leader of the self, team and community.
Beyond the classroom learning of academic
subjects, the Institute believes that a student
                                                     Key Programmes
should be provided with experiences and
                                                     Some of the key programmes that provide the
opportunities that allow them to become future-
                                                     above experience and opportunities include:
ready thinkers who are prepared to succeed not
                                                     • Character and Citizenship Education (CCE)
just in the university, but also in the globalised
                                                     • Education and Career Guidance (ECG)
workplace. To this end, MI seeks to develop
                                                     • SkillsFuture Programme
students’ 21st Century Competencies through
                                                     • MI.World Programme
the full curriculum, so that students become
                                                     • Innovation and Enterprise (I&E) Programme
critical and inventive thinkers who can connect
                                                     • Leadership Development Programme

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     The character development of every child is critical in nurturing them to be responsible and concerned
     citizens of Singapore. It is with this emphasis on character and citizenship development that the
     Institute aims to instil sound values and build competencies in students, and promote activism for
     social and/or environmental causes in Singapore and beyond.

     Programme Objectives                                    Key Components in Programme
                                                             • Character and Citizenship Education Lessons
     The Character and Citizenship Education                 • Values in Action (VIA) Programme
     Programme aims to inculcate values and build            - Structured Local VIA Programme, Overseas
     competencies in our students to:                          VIA Projects and Student-initiated VIA
     • • Make responsible decisions and choices amidst         Projects
       the complexity and ambiguity of the current           • National Education (NE) Programme
       global environment;                                   - Commemoration of NE events
     • Be purposeful in the pursuit of their education,      - Experiential Learning Journeys
10                                                           - Dialogues with senior civil servants and office
       career and life goals;
     • Seek to understand and appreciate multiple              holders
     • Be resilient, adaptable and optimistic in the face
       of adversity;                                         Character and Citizenship Education
     • Demonstrate social responsibility and make            Lessons
       meaningful contributions to the community by
       leading through service; and                          One hour a week is set aside, during curriculum
     • Be proud Singaporeans who are committed               time, as the Home Tutor Period (HTP) to teach
       to building the future of Singapore and who           Values, Knowledge and Skills for Character and
       understand Singapore’s role in the world.             Citizenship. A progressive approach is adopted
                                                             in planning the HTP schedule to meet the
     Alignment to Strategic Thrusts and Institute            differing needs of our students over the three
     Values                                                  years. Lessons cover values, Socio-Emotional
                                                             Learning skills, Sexuality Education, Education
     Strategic Thrust 1: Quality Student Outcomes            and Career Guidance, Cyber Wellness, National
     • To develop Character, Sound Values, Civic Literacy,   Education as well as planning and reflections for
       Global Awareness and Cross-Cultural Skills.           Values in Action activities and projects.

     Institute Core Values:                                  Values in Action Programme (VIA)
     To develop positive Habits of Mind for inculcation
     of performance character and active citizenry,          A structured Values in Action (VIA) Programme,
     the Institute provides a range of experiences and       student-initiated VIA projects and Overseas
     sets of skills and knowledge that aim to nurture        VIA (OVIA) Programme are key platforms of
     students to be confident leaders and active             the VIA programme that encourage the spirit
     citizens with integrity, respect, responsibility        of volunteerism among students, as well as help
     and resilience.                                         to foster civic responsibility and cross-cultural
                                                             literacy skills. Through these learning experiences,
                                                             students develop their self-management, social
                                                             awareness and relationship management skills,
                                                             and demonstrate the Institute’s core values of
                                                             Integrity, Respect, Responsibility and Resilience.

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Key Highlights                                        the improvement of lives of others in the region.

                                                      • Student-initiated VIA Projects
Values in Action Programme (VIA)                      To provide ownership, engagement and
Programme                                             empowerment, students are encouraged to
                                                      champion and lead community involvement and
• Structured local VIA Programme                      environmental projects. This promotes student
All students will participate in a class- based VIA   activism for social and environmental causes
project on the annual Institute VIA Day. Based        that improve the lives of others. Past projects
on the Service Learning framework, students           included a mentoring programme at Princess
will acquire the knowledge and skills to propose      Elizabeth Primary School, the HP Make IT Green
                                                      Initiative E-Waste Donation Drive, and fund-
and implement plans to meet needs in their
                                                      raising for a cause as part of the annual Citi-
community through their VIA project. Guidance
                                                      YMCA Youth for Causes in 2017 and 2018.
and support from Home Tutors and teachers
in the VIA Committee are provided during this         National Education (NE) Programme
journey. Past projects include an outreach to pre-                                                             11
school children on the importance of environment      • Commemoration of NE events
conservation, and student-initiated VIA projects      The four core NE events (i.e. Total Defence Day,
to various social service agencies.                   International Friendship Day, Racial Harmony
                                                      Day and National Day) are linked to four defining
                                                      moments of Singapore history. Commemoration
                                                      of these events promotes multicultural and social
                                                      awareness among students, and contributes to
                                                      efforts to nurture them into responsible citizens
                                                      with the senses of belonging, hope, reality, and
                                                      the will to act.

                                                      • Experiential Learning Journeys, Dialogue
                                                      Sessions and Discussion of Contemporary Issues
                                                      The visits to Parliament while it is in session,
                                                      Dialogue Sessions with office holders or senior
• Overseas VIA                                        civil servants and Experiential Learning Journeys,
The Institute has, over the years, embarked           aim to deepen students’ understanding of
on various OVIA projects to countries such            Singapore’s policies and principles of governance.
as Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia and the              These help students to better understand and
Philippines. The OVIA Programme          provides     appreciate how Singapore has overcome her
a platform for students to engage with                constraints to achieve First World standing, as
communities beyond the local context and to           well as her current achievements and challenges.
reflect on pressing community, national and           In addition, discussion of contemporary issues
global issues. It also imbues in students a sense     during Home Tutor Period creates space for
of social responsibility and sense of appreciation    students to understand the facts of an issue and
for Singapore through actively contributing to        make sense of the different perspectives around it.

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     Another core component of Character and Citizenship education in MI is Education and Career
     Guidance (ECG). A variety of experiences, such as My Roadmap to Success, Job Experience
     Programme, and interaction with professionals from different fields, are designed for our students to
     obtain a better understanding of self as well as more information about available pathways. These
     experiences also support students in strengthening their sense of purpose while making informed
     decisions for future education and career paths.


     IHL and Career Fair: Students browsing the booths of the various Institutes of Higher Learning and employers

     • My Roadmap to Success                                         • SFP-ECG for PU3
     In MI, Home Tutors guide students to reflect upon               See PU3 module in the chapter on MI Skillsfuture
     and develop a deeper understanding of their                     Programme for more details (p.15).
     career interests, abilities and values through our
     My Roadmap to Success Programme. Students                       • Further Education and Career Fair
     work out their career goals and learn more                      Several autonomous universities (AUs) such
     about the skills needed to get the jobs they                    as the National University of Singapore (NUS),
     want. Students find out about the academic and                  Nanyang Technological University (NTU),
     student development opportunities available and                 Singapore Management University (SMU) and
     draw up a roadmap for themselves to make the                    Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS),
     most of their stint with MI so that they are better             as well as employers like Singapore Police
     positioned to achieve their aspirations                         Force, Singapore Armed Forces and Building
                                                                     and Construction Authority will be on hand
     • Job Experience Programme                                      to offer advice to students as well as conduct
     The Institute strives to inculcate the correct                  presentations about application procedures
     workplace ethics and a strong drive for excellence              and what to expect should our students choose
     among students to prepare them for the future.                  to join these institutions. Students are provided
     The school establishes partnerships with                        with up-to-date information about academic
     external organisations to offer job experience                  and career options from the institutions and
     opportunities for students to get a better                      organisations themselves. This further serves
     understanding of a sector they are interested to                to motivate students by providing them with
     find out more about, and see how the values and                 a sense of purpose in striving towards their
     curricular concepts they encounter in school are                education and career aspirations.
     applied in the working world. Students will also be
     guided in areas such as job application, interview
     skills as well as reflection of their learning from
     the experience.

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Introduced in 2015, the Year Head System serves to enhance the Institute’s ability to deliver a student-
centric and values-driven education and create a quality school experience.

The team, comprising the Year Heads and Assistant Year Heads, works with the staff to ensure that
the needs of the students are addressed and to promote better student engagement and learning.
The Year Head team supports Home Tutors in providing strong socio-emotional support for students.
The team also engages students directly to address their needs and seek their feedback.

The Year Heads, assisted by at least one other Assistant Year Head, each take charge of a cohort.

The Year Heads also oversee all programmes and matters relating to the holistic development of the
students across the three different levels.

Level focus
                                                        would then monitor and follow-up with
Pre University 1: Transitioning into MI                 different groups of students based on their
Pre University 2: Exploring and Experiencing            overall performance for the examinations. This
Leadership                                              is complemented by the mentoring by the
Pre University 3: Preparing for University/World        Subject Tutors.
of Work
                                                        2) Mentoring and Facilitating Socio-Emotional
Alignment To Strategic Thrust & Institute               (SE) Learning
Values                                                  Millennia Institute recognises the importance
                                                        of developing the students’ social-emotional
Strategic Thrust 1: Quality Student Outcomes:           competencies       of   Self-awareness,  Self-
• To improve admission rate of the students to the      Management, Social Awareness, Responsible
local autonomous universities.                          Decision Making and Relationship Building.
• To develop positive habits of mind for academic
success.                                                As each student’s SE learning is unique,
• To embrace and exhibit the Institute’s core values.   Home Tutors mentor and facilitate SE
• To grow the students’ leadership competencies.        learning through individual and small-group
• To strengthen school pride and affiliation.           pastoral care and mentoring sessions. This is
                                                        complemented by the Year Heads’ dialogues
Institute Core Values:                                  and feedback sessions with the students about
Respect, Resilience, Responsibility and Integrity       their needs/expectations. Students are also
                                                        guided to reflect on their personal growth and
Areas of focus                                          write these reflections in their MI Journals. Year
In delivering a student-centric and values-driven       Heads also create opportunities for students to
education, the role of the Year Heads is focussed       exercise their leadership and further develop
on:                                                     their SE competencies. Year Heads continually
                                                        engage the students to co-create memorable
1) Academic Target Setting, Reviewing and               school experiences through their involvement
Monitoring                                              in level and school programmes and activities.
Millennia Institute believes that all students should
be focussed in striving for academic excellence         3) Student Self-Management
and preparing themselves for tertiary education.        Year Heads, together with the Home Tutors,
Using the MI Journal, students set their own            work with the Student Management team to
targets for their subjects and devise their action      guide and educate students on the importance
plan to achieve these targets for the internal          of self-management with regard to adherence
tests/examinations that lead to the A-Levels.           to and respect for the Institute rules.
Students also do reflections on their examination
performance and revisit the targets which they          Millennia Institute’s Core Values of Respect,
have set.                                               Resilience, Responsibility and Integrity form
                                                        the basis of the Institute’s rules. These rules aim
At the school level, the cohort academic                to set a standard of behaviour expected of all
performances are reviewed and shared with the           students to maintain a conducive environment
students after each examination. Year Heads             for learning and live out the Institute’s values.

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     The MI SkillsFuture Programme (SFP) seeks to motivate students by developing their growth mind-
     set and equipping them with the necessary competencies for life-long learning and academic
     performance. The lessons for SFP are designed to actively engage students in the application of 21st
     century skills as well as to provide experiential learning. Students will have multiple opportunities
     to transfer learning from SFP to their subject areas and outside of the classroom. Teachers will
     also continuously help students to see the connections between skills learnt in SFP and authentic
     experiences in their subject areas.

     Programme Objectives
     SkillsFuture Programme aims to help students:
     • equip students with the necessary competencies for life-long learning;
     • provide a common platform for the deepening and transfer of these skills to academic subjects and
       non-academic areas; and
     • enable students to make informed decisions about their career and learning pathways.

     Key Components in Programme

          Level        SFP Module
14         PU1         Growth Mindset and Design Thinking
           PU2         Info-literacy and Interview skills
           PU3         Education and Career Guidance

     Curriculum time is allocated for weekly SFP sessions. At PU1, students doing the Growing Our
     Intelligence module will develop knowledge about how the brain works and how to adopt a growth
     mindset. They will then learn about the principles of Design Thinking and apply their learning to
     address authentic design challenges.
     The application of learning continues in the PU2 curriculum, with Project Work as the main platform.
     Students also undergo training on info-literacy skills, where they learn how to conduct effective
     primary and secondary research. This is useful especially for their Project Work. Students also learn
     interview skills to prepare them for university admissions, scholarships and job interviews in future.

     At PU3, the focus is to support graduating students in making informed decisions about their career
     and learning pathways. All PU3 students get to attend core programmes such as admission and
     faculty talks by autonomous universities. They also get to choose from a list of electives to find out
     more from professionals, about the opportunities and challenges of pursuing careers in fields that
     they are interested in.

                                                                      Learning Experiences
                                                                      The lessons for SFP are deliberately
                                                                      designed      to   actively   engage
                                                                      students. Students will have multiple
                                                                      opportunities to transfer learning
                                                                      to practise through hands-on
                                                                      activities. Lessons are also designed
                                                                      to incorporate various strategies
                                                                      to assess students’ understanding,
                                                                      as well as for students to carry out
                                                                      peer- and self- assessment.

     Millennia Institute                                               Information is accurate as at December 2019
MI.World Programme
The Internationalisation Programme, MI.World, was conceptualised in 2008 to equip MI students
with a global perspective. These educational overseas trips allow students to experience authentic
learning beyond geographical boundaries, network with their peers overseas and enable them to
make connections between what they learnt in the classroom and the real world. To expose students
to community work and service-learning, the Overseas Values In Action (OVIA) programme forms a
complementary component in the Institute’s Internationalisation Programme.

With globalisation, the need to possess multi-cultural literacy skills is important and the driving force
behind MI.World is experiential learning. As such, the knowledge, skills and values imparted to our
students are central in the planning of MI.World trips. This structured reflective learning is in tandem
with our Institute’s strategic thrust of developing Future-Ready Thinkers through developing global
awareness and cross-cultural skills in all Millennians. It also allows our students to develop an awareness
of Singapore’s position and place in the global arena and be better equipped to be ambassadors of
the Institute and of Singapore.

We envision our students to possess the relevant skills to interact and engage with a network of peers
across geographical boundaries beyond their time in MI.                                                          15

Programme Objectives                                   Key Components in Programme
With globalisation, the need to possess multi-
cultural literacy is important and MI.World was        • Reflective learning
conceptualised to develop in students a greater          To formalise their learning, students are
awareness about the world around them through            required to pen their reflections about their
                                                         trip on a daily basis. They should highlight
• Educational and Immersion Programmes                   what they have learnt about the host country
• Learning Journeys                                      with regard to its culture, language, lifestyle
                                                         and aspirations. Students should also include
                                                         how the trip has influenced their perceptions
Alignment to Strategic Thrusts and                       about their own country and its place in a
Institute Values                                         globalised world.

Strategic Thrust 1: Quality Student Outcomes           • Cultural appreciation and understanding
• To develop Civic Literacy, Global Awareness            The best way to learn is not just to read or listen
   and Cross-Cultural Skills.                            but to experience and be immersed. Hence,
                                                         students are given opportunities to interact
Institute Core Values:                                   with citizens of the countries they visit, and
• Responsibility                                         experience their ways of life. Such interactions
• Respect                                                will develop students’ understanding and
                                                         perceptions of another country, and also
                                                         develop in them a desire to contribute to the
                                                         well-being of the international community.

Information is accurate as at December 2019                                                Millennia Institute
MI.World Programme

     We were extremely grateful to Shanghai Zhenhua Foreign        MI students had an engaging session at one of the E-Commerce
     Trade Professional School for arranging the wonderful         organisations in Shanghai. They witnessed how doctors
     MI.World Shanghai Programme for 26 students and teachers      conducted online prescription via video cams with their clients.
     of MI.


     MI.World India Programme: Teachers and students at Vijawada   Vietnam Trip: Student discussion at Vietnam University in
     Airport.                                                      Hanoi, Faculty of Tourism Studies.

     Millennia Institute                                                             Information is accurate as at December 2019
     • MI Ideas
     The main purpose of this project is to encourage inventive thinking and solution-finding. Students
     are encouraged to offer suggestions on ways to improve school programmes. Apart from the
     opportunities to exercise and demonstrate their inventive skills, students develop a greater sense of
     belonging to the houses and take greater ownership in school improvement.

     • MI Social Bazaar
     The MI Social Bazaar is a student-run bazaar organised by the Entrepreneurship Club that aims to
     raise funds for charity while promoting the entrepreneurial spirit amongst the students.

     Key Achievements
     • National Cashflow Competitions: 2015 (two Semi-Finalists), 2016 (2nd Prize), 2017 (3rd Prize)
     • HDB Cool Ideas Students’ Design Competitions: 2014 (2nd Prize), 2016 (3rd Prize)
     • JRStartathon : 2016 (3rd Prize), 2017 (Most Socially Impactful Entrepreneur Award and
       Special Mention), 2019 (1st Prize, Best Business Pitch and People’s Choice)
     • SMU Youth Innovation Challenge: 2017 (Best Innovation Technology Award)
     • MOE ExCEL Fest Buildathon: 2017 (2nd Prize and People’s Choice Award)
     • LTA Transport Ambassador Programme 2018 (2nd Prize)

     Millennia Institute                                               Information is accurate as at December 2019
Inculcating values and guiding principles in students are the duties of each one of us. In MI, we believe
that every student can be developed as leaders who contribute positively to the society. With that
in mind, we adopt the Social Change Model (Astin, 1994) to facilitate positive social change in the
Institute and the community. It grooms leaders who are able to lead positive change whether they
hold traditional roles of leadership, or not. This is in alignment with the school’s vision of developing
Leaders of values and character and the Desired Outcomes of Education to develop students as an
active contributor and a concerned citizen.

Students go through differentiated levels of training and mentoring to prepare them for different
levels of leadership responsibilities. As part of the developmental process, students are given
opportunities to exercise leadership through formal and ad-hoc leadership appointments. They
are also given platforms to reflect on their experiences. In addition, teachers provide students with
formative feedback through conversations to affirm their strengths and encourage them to work on
their areas for growth.

Programme Objectives                                 Key Components in Programme
The vision behind our work in developing students                                                              19
as leaders is to develop within them 21st Century
Competencies. Students go through a self-                         Community Leadership
reflective journey to understand what is involved
in leadership, and to assess and develop their
                                                                     Team Leadership
own abilities. They grow to be more confident
and ready to be leaders of today and tomorrow.
Alignment to Strategic Thrusts and
Institute Values                                     This diagram depicts the various foci over three
Strategic Thrust 1: Quality Student Outcomes         years of a student’s development in MI.
• To develop Leaders of Character and Values.
                                                     Self-Leadership sets the foundation for
                                                     developing leadership potential by focusing on
Institute Core Values:                               self-mastery and personal effectiveness. It entails
• Respect                                            developing in students the desire, confidence and
• Resilience                                         capacity to take ownership of one’s own growth
• Responsibility                                     and learning based on a keen knowledge of self.
• Integrity
                                                     Team Leadership focusses on developing the
                                                     students’ social skill of influence such that they
                                                     are able to lead others with competence and
                                                     care. A successful team leader strikes a good
                                                     balance between being people-oriented and
                                                     task-oriented; he or she inspires productive
                                                     team performance towards a common goal, by
                                                     managing conflicts and enabling members to
                                                     see how they can collaborate and contribute
                                                     meaningfully to the task.

                                                     Community Leadership focuses on honing
                                                     students’ capacities to influence and create
                                                     value through quality insight and innovation,
                                                     particularly through making a positive change
                                                     to society. Students are expected to be able to
                                                     apply fresh perspectives to authentic tasks that
                                                     are critical to achieving positive outcomes for
                                                     the community.

Information is accurate as at December 2019                                              Millennia Institute
     Key Highlights                                 • Student-Initiated School Activities
                                                    Platforms are provided for student leaders at the school
     Student leaders in MI                          level and beyond, to develop and hone their leadership
     •   Every MI student 			                       skills through engagement in authentic projects. Student
     •   Class Committee members                    leaders are guided by teacher- mentors to conceptualise
     •   House Leaders                              and organise school activities and events. Examples of
     •   CCA leaders                                such activities and events include Orientation, A-Division
     •   Councillors                                Cheering, Class Learning Day, Teachers’ Day, and
                                                    National Day. Other opportunities to develop students
                                                    as community leaders include participation in the Keep
                                                    Singapore Clean movement and the National Day Parade.


     • Council Camp & Senate
     The key objective of the Council Camp is to better students’ skills to lead and influence the student body
     positively. This camp is organised and facilitated by PU2 councillors for the newly elected PU1 councillors.
     Through a series of experiential learning activities, councillors develop skills and competencies in the
     domain of Team Leadership.

     The Senate comprises student leaders from all CCAs, student
     councilors and House captains. The purpose of the Senate is to
     encourage the Institute’s Student Leaders to be active Learners,
     Thinkers and Leaders, by working collectively with the student
     body to achieve a common goal of enhancing our school culture.

     • MI House
     The 4 Houses in MI are GARNET, ONYX, SAPPHIRE, ZIRCON. The
     House system promote healthy competition, school spirit and
     bonding among students. It also encourages positive interactions
     between seniors and juniors. House leaders are guided by House
     masters to conceptualise and organise House-based activities
     such as Transcendence, MI Play Fiesta, etc.

     • Student Leaders’ Camp
     The annual three-day, two-night camp is designed for potential
     CCA leaders and current class leaders. During the camp, students
     participate in outdoor team building activities to build and
     strengthen their collaboration, communication and management
     skills. After the camp, students extend their learning when they
     apply these skills in planning and executing their CCA action
     plans. Some student leaders also step up and exercise their
     leadership skills in the planning and execution of PU1 bonding
     related activities in the following year.

     Millennia Institute                                                   Information is accurate as at December 2019
A-Level Structure
Students read the following subjects at H1 and H2 levels for the GCE A-Level curriculum:

                3 H2 content-based subjects#
                 1 H1 content-based subject#
                                                                     Students are required to read
              H1 Mother Tongue Language (MTL)
                                                                     3 H2 + 1 H1 + MTL + GP + PW
                    H1 General Paper (GP)
                    H1 Project Work (PW)

#   At least one H1 or H2 subject from a contrasting discipline.

Project Work (PW) and General Paper (GP) are compulsory H1 subjects. All subject combinations
must include one contrasting subject, taken either at the H1 or H2 Level.

A contrasting subject is a content-based subject taken outside a student’s main area of specialisation.
The contrasting subject helps to broaden learning in order to prepare a student to do multi-disciplinary
courses in the university. Contrasting subjects can be offered at the H1 or H2 level. All subjects taught
in the Institute, excluding General Paper, Mother Tongue and Project Work, are categorised into either
the Arts or Science discipline according to the following table:

         Discipline / Level                          H1                                   H2                         21
                                     Art                                  Art
                                     Economics                            Economics
                                     Geography                            Management of Business
                                     History                              Geography
                Arts                 China Studies in English             History
                                     Literature in English                Literature in English
                                                                          Chinese Language & Literature
                                                                          Malay Language & Literature
                                                                          Tamil Language & Literature
                                     Biology                              Biology
                                     Chemistry                            Chemistry
              Science                Physics                              Physics
                                     Mathematics                          Mathematics
                                                                          Principles of Accounting

A Science student offering three H2 Science subjects, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, should
offer a contrasting Arts subject such as H1 Economics.

Students are not allowed to offer subject combinations without a contrasting subject. For example,
the following combination is not allowed:

H2 subjects: Accounting, Chemistry, Mathematics with H1 subject Biology => All Science subjects, no
Arts discipline

At Millennia Institute, students sit for the A-Level Examination for the following subjects at different years:

                                              PU2                  PU3
                                       PW, H1 Content
                                                             3H2 and GP
                                        and H1 MTL

Information is accurate as at December 2019                                                    Millennia Institute
     GCE O-Level Subject Prerequisites
     Note: Subjects not shown in the table below have no prerequisites.

                                   Subject                          H1                                   H2
     MATHEMATICS             Mathematics            No Prerequisite                      Achieved at least C6 in
     AND SCIENCES                                                                        Additional Mathematics
     (^read additional
                                                                                         for Arts and Commerce
     notes below)

                             Biology                Read Pure Biology or                 Achieved at least C6* in Pure
                                                    achieved at least C6 in              Biology^ or at least B4 in
                                                    Combined Science (Phy/Bio            Combined Science (Phy/Bio
                                                    or Bio/Chem)                         or Bio/Chem)^*

                             Chemistry              Read Pure Chemistry or               Achieved at least C6* in Pure
                                                    achieved at least C6 in              Chemistry^ or at least B4
                                                    Combined Science (Phy/               in Combined Science (Phy/
                                                    Chem or Bio/Chem)                    Chem or Bio/Chem)^*

                             Physics                Read Pure Physics or                 Achieved at least C6* in
                                                    achieved at least C6 in              Pure Physics^ or at least B4
                                                    Combined Science (Phy/Bio            in Combined Science (Phy/
                                                    or Phy/Chem)                         Chem or Bio/Phy)^*
     HUMANITIES              Literature in          Read Literature or achieved          Read Literature at O-Level
     AND THE ARTS            English                at least C5 in Combined              or achieved at least B3
                                                    Humanities or achieved at            in Combined Humanities
                                                    least C5 in English                  or achieved at least B4 in
                             Mother Tongue     Not Applicable                            Achieved at least B3 in
                             Language &                                                  O-Level Mother Tongue
                             Literature (MTLL)                                           (A2 & B3 students to pass
                                                                                         proficiency test#)
                                                                                         or achieved at least C6 in
                                                                                         Higher Mother Tongue

     ^ Students who wish to offer TWO H2 Sciences must meet the following requirements:
       • Achieve at least C6 in the relevant Pure Science subjects at O-Level or
       • Achieve at least B4 in one relevant Combined Science AND at least C6 in one relevant Pure Science at O-Level or
       • Achieve at least A2 in the Combined Science subject with relevant components at O-Level.
     * Students with Combined Science background or obtained C6 grade in Pure Science subject(s) at O-Level for the H2 Science
        must complete a compulsory structured bridging programme.
     # Students who obtained A2 & B3 in Chinese Language at GCE O-Level Examination will have to take a proficiency test and
       be assessed accordingly.

     Millennia Institute                                                           Information is accurate as at December 2019

      H2 - 1                    H2 - 2                                H2 - 3                         H1 Contrasting*

   GEO/HIS            ART/LIT/MTLL (Choose any 2)                                                            MAT

   GEO/HIS                ART/LIT/MTLL                             ECO/MOB                                   MAT

   GEO/HIS            ART/ECO/LIT/MTLL                                 MAT                        ECO/GEO/HIS/LIT/

                                                                   ECO/MOB                                   MAT
               (Choose any 2)

           ART/ECO/LIT/MTLL                                                                                                        23
                                                                       MAT                        ECO/GEO/HIS/LIT/
             (Choose any 2)

      ECO                        MOB                                    PAA                                  MAT

   ECO/MOB/PAA (Choose any 2)                            GEO/HIS/ART/LIT/MTLL                                MAT

   ECO/MOB/PAA (Choose any 2)                                          MAT                        ECO/GEO/HIS/LIT/

      MAT                            CHE/PHY/BIO (Choose any 2)
      MAT                     CHE/PHY                                                             ECO/GEO/HIS/LIT/
      MAT                     CHE/PHY                                   PAA
       CHE                    BIO/PHY                                                                        MAT
       PHY                        BIO                                                                        MAT

•  *A student can only take a subject at either H1 or H2 level. All  subject combinations must include one contrasting subject,
   taken at either H1 or H2 level. For example, a student cannot read both H2 Physics and H1 Physics.
•  The Institute reserves the right not to offer subject combination(s) that does not meet the critical mass.

Information is accurate as at December 2019                                                                  Millennia Institute
                                 H2                          H1 Contrasting
           A1          ART    ECO     MAT    CSE/GEO/HIST/LIT/BIO/CHE/PHY
           A2          ART    GEO     MAT    CSE/ECO/HIST/LIT/BIO/CHE/PHY
           A3          ART    HIST    MAT    CSE/ECO/GEO/LIT/BIO/CHE/PHY
           A4          LIT    ART     MAT    CSE/ECO/GEO/HIST/BIO/CHE/PHY
           A5          LIT    ART     ECO    MAT
           A6          LIT    ART     MOB    MAT
           A7          LIT    ECO     MAT    ART/CSE/GEO/HIST/BIO/CHE/PHY
           A8          LIT    GEO     ART    MAT
           A9          LIT    GEO     ECO    MAT
           A10         LIT    GEO     MAT    ART/CSE/ECO/HIST/BIO/CHE/PHY
           A11         LIT    GEO     MOB    MAT
           A12         LIT    HIST    ART    MAT
           A13         LIT    HIST    ECO    MAT
           A14         LIT    HIST    MAT    ART/CSE/ECO/GEO/BIO/CHE/PHY
           A15         LIT    HIST    MOB    MAT
           A16         GEO    ART     ECO    MAT
           A17         GEO    ART     MOB    MAT
           A18         GEO    ECO     MAT    ART/CSE/HIST/LIT/BIO/CHE/PHY
           A19         HIST   ART     ECO    MAT
          A20          HIST   ART     MOB    MAT
           A21         HIST   ECO     MAT    ART/CSE/GEO/LIT/BIO/CHE/PHY
          A22          MTLL   ART     MAT    CSE/ECO/GEO/HIST/LIT/BIO/CHE/PHY
          A23          MTLL   ART     ECO    MAT
          A24          MTLL   ART     MOB    MAT
          A25          MTLL   ECO     MAT    ART/CSE/GEO/HIST/LIT/BIO/CHE/PHY
          A26          MTLL   GEO     ART    MAT
          A27          MTLL   GEO     ECO    MAT
          A28          MTLL   GEO     MAT    ART/CSE/ECO/HIST/LIT/BIO/CHE/PHY
          A29          MTLL   GEO     MOB    MAT
          A30          MTLL   HIST    ART    MAT
           A31         MTLL   HIST    ECO    MAT
          A32          MTLL   HIST    MAT    ART/CSE/ECO/GEO/LIT/BIO/CHE/PHY
          A33          MTLL   HIST    MOB    MAT
           C1          ECO    MOB     ART    MAT
           C2          ECO    MOB     LIT    MAT
           C3          ECO    MOB     GEO    MAT
           C4          ECO    MOB     HIST   MAT
           C5          ECO    MOB     MAT    ART/CSE/GEO/HIST/LIT/BIO/CHE/PHY
           C6          ECO    MOB     MTLL   MAT
           C7          ECO    MOB     PAA    MAT
           C8          ECO    PAA     ART    MAT
           C9          ECO    PAA     LIT    MAT
           C10         ECO    PAA     GEO    MAT

     Millennia Institute                                  Information is accurate as at December 2019
                          H2                          H1 Contrasting
      C11         ECO   PAA    HIST   MAT
      C12         ECO   PAA    MAT    ART/CSE/GEO/HIST/LIT/BIO/CHE/PHY
      C13         ECO   PAA    MTLL   MAT
      C14         MOB   PAA    ART    MAT
      C15         MOB   PAA    LIT    MAT
      C16         MOB   PAA    GEO    MAT
      C17         MOB   PAA    HIST   MAT
      C19         MOB   PAA    MTLL   MAT
       S1         BIO   PHY    ART    MAT
      S2          BIO   PHY    ECO    MAT
      S3          BIO   PHY    LIT    MAT
      S4          BIO   PHY    GEO    MAT
      S5          BIO   PHY    HIST   MAT
      S6          BIO   PHY    MAT    ART/CSE/ECO/GEO/HIST/LIT
      S7          BIO   PHY    MOB    MAT
      S8          BIO   PHY    MTLL   MAT
      S9          CHE   BIO    ART    MAT
      S10         CHE   BIO    ECO    MAT
      S11         CHE   BIO    LIT    MAT
      S12         CHE   BIO    GEO    MAT
      S13         CHE   BIO    HIST   MAT
      S14         CHE   BIO    MAT    ART/CSE/ECO/GEO/HIST/LIT
      S15         CHE   BIO    MOB    MAT
      S16         CHE   BIO    MTLL   MAT
      S17         CHE   MAT    ART    CSE/ECO/GEO/HIST/LIT/BIO/PHY
      S18         CHE   MAT    ECO    ART/CSE/GEO/HIST/LIT/BIO/PHY
      S19         CHE   MAT    LIT    ART/CSE/ECO/GEO/HIST/BIO/PHY
      S20         CHE   MAT    GEO    ART/CSE/ECO/HIST/LIT/BIO/PHY
      S21         CHE   MAT    HIST   ART/CSE/ECO/GEO/LIT/BIO/PHY
      S22         CHE   MAT    MOB    ART/CSE/ECO/GEO/HIST/LIT/BIO/PHY
      S24         CHE   MAT    PAA    ART/CSE/ECO/GEO/HIST/LIT
      S25         CHE   PHY    ART    MAT
      S26         CHE   PHY    ECO    MAT
      S27         CHE   PHY    LIT    MAT
      S28         CHE   PHY    GEO    MAT
      S29         CHE   PHY    HIST   MAT
      S30         CHE   PHY    MAT    ART/CSE/ECO/GEO/HIST/LIT
      S31         CHE   PHY    MOB    MAT
      S32         CHE   PHY    MTLL   MAT
      S33         PHY   MAT    ART    CSE/ECO/GEO/HIST/LIT/BIO/CHE
      S34         PHY   MAT    ECO    ART/CSE/GEO/HIST/LIT/BIO/CHE

Millennia Institute                                Information is accurate as at December 2019
                               H2                          H1 Contrasting
           S35         PHY   MAT    LIT    ART/CSE/ECO/GEO/HIST/BIO/CHE
           S36         PHY   MAT    GEO    ART/CSE/ECO/HIST/LIT/BIO/CHE
           S37         PHY   MAT    HIST   ART/CSE/ECO/GEO/LIT/BIO/CHE
           S38         PHY   MAT    MOB    ART/CSE/ECO/GEO/HIST/LIT/BIO/CHE
           S39         PHY   MAT    MTLL   ART/CSE/ECO/GEO/HIST/LIT/BIO/CHE
          S40          PHY   MAT    PAA    ART/CSE/ECO/GEO/HIST/LIT


     Millennia Institute                                Information is accurate as at December 2019
Course of Study
 in Autonomous
 Universities (AU)                                                  27

Please visit the website of the
autonomous universities (AU) to
find out the latest list of courses
offered and the admission pre-

Information is accurate as at December 2019   Millennia Institute

     autonomous universities.

     •   H1 Art                                                     •   H2 Literature in English
     •   H2 Art                                                     •   H2 Malay Language and Literature
     •   H1 Biology                                                 •   H2 Management of Business
     •   H2 Biology                                                 •   H1 Mathematics
     •   H1 Chemistry                                               •   H2 Mathematics
     •   H2 Chemistry                                               •   H1 Mother Tongue
     •   H1 China Studies in English                                •   H1 Non-Tamil Indian Language and Foreign
     •   H2 Chinese Language and Literature                             Languages (at language centres)
     •   H1 Economics                                               •   Physical Education*
     •   H2 Economics                                               •   H1 Physics
     •   H1 General Paper                                           •   H2 Physics
28   •   H1 Geography                                               •   H2 Principles of Accounting
     •   H2 Geography                                               •   H1 Project Work
     •   H1 History                                                 •   H2 Tamil Language and Literature
     •   H2 History                                                 •   Mother Tongue (B Syllabus)
     •   H1 Literature in English

     *Unless there is medical exemption, Physical Education is compulsory for all students from Pre-University Year 1 to
     Pre-University Year 3.

     The syllabus for the A-Level subjects can be downloaded from the SEAB website:

     Millennia Institute                                                               Information is accurate as at December 2019
H1 art (8879)
The H1 Level Art syllabus is designed to provide opportunities for students at the pre-university
level to broaden their engagement in the visual arts. The syllabus aims to cultivate in students a
greater understanding of and sensitivity towards artworks, so as to develop a citizenry that is more
able to enjoy, appreciate and foster a lifelong interest in the visual arts. Students offering the H1
Level Art syllabus will investigate artistic conventions and concepts through the study of artists and
artworks. Visual literacy skills such as the perception of and response to visual images as well as the
critical analysis of visual information are also developed.

Prerequisite for University Admission
H1 Art is not a mandatory prerequisite for any       Lesson Delivery and Expectations
university course.                                   Lessons for H1 Art will usually take the form of
                                                     tutorials in the Art Room. An overview in the
Course Requirements at MI                            form of a concept map will be provided at the
Students planning to take H1 Art need to have        start of each new topic. Mini project works, class
a strong interest in art appreciation and a          discussions and presentations are some regular
reasonable command of the English Language,          activities in lessons. There will also be some
due to the extensive academic reading and            practical art-making activities for students
writing requirements of the course.                  to help concretise their learning as well as
                                                     compulsory on-site lessons conducted at art
Instructional Objectives                             exhibition venues (e.g. museums, galleries) for         29
On successful completion of this subject,            experiential learning. Students will be required
students should be able to:                          to read the necessary notes before lessons,
• Make connections between visual                    and participate actively in all class discussions.
   expressions of differing genres, traditions       Submission of any take-home assignments must
   and contexts;                                     be punctual, as required by the subject tutor.
• Make inferences and draw relationships
   between issues/problems encountered
   by artists and one’s own culture and
• Generate, conceptualise and articulate
   independent interpretations of artworks;
• Critically appraise artists/ artworks and their
• Communicate with precise working
   vocabulary on the processes of art making
   and one’s responses to artworks;
• Value imaginative and innovative ideas in
   visual arts; and
• Value local artworks as part of a country’s
   history and cultural heritage.

Information is accurate as at December 2019                                            Millennia Institute
H1 ART (8879)
     Enrichment Opportunities
     H1 Art students can look forward to the following        H1 Art students will sit for their GCE A-Level
        enrichment opportunities:                             paper in PU2.
     H1 Art students can look forward to the following
        enrichment opportunities:                             H1 Art Student Portfolio
     • Pre-University Year 1 - UOB painting                   Since H1 Art is mainly a theory-based subject,
        competition, Art Stage, Affordable Art Fair,          H1 Art students who express interest in pursuing
        Singapore Biennale                                    an art degree (e.g. ADM, LASALLE or NAFA)
     • Pre-University Year 2 - Objectifs Junior               which requires a portfolio submission, will be
        Photography Competition, Creative Video               given some assistance for the preparations of
        Awards, UOB Painting Competition, Art Stage,          the entry requirement. This will be done on a
        Singapore Biennale                                    case-by-case basis.

                                                              Subject Coverage
     Reference and Learning Materials                         Pre-University Year 1:
     There are no textbooks for H1 Art, but students will     • Art History for Starters
     be issued relevant resources.                            • Realistic Representation
     • Pre-University Year 1 - SOVA Resource Package          • Abstract Representation
        and Workbook 1 (Art History, Realistic,
        Abstract and New Media Representation)                Pre-University Year 2:
     • Pre-University Year 2 - SOVA Resource                  • New Media and About People
        Package and Workbook 2 (About People,                 • About Society and Culture
        Society and Culture) and condensed A-Level
        Preparation Package

     Mode of Assessment
     Students’ learning will be assessed based on their
     level of preparedness for class, quality of submission
     for class project tasks and ability to apply the
     knowledge learnt in class writing assignments.

     A-Level Examination
     H1 Art students will sit for one compulsory written
     paper (8879/1) of which the duration is three
     hours. Each paper is divided into three sections
     according to the following structure:
     Section A: Two structured questions, each
     accompanied by a visual stimulus.
     Section B: Two structured comparison questions,
     each accompanied by a pair of visual stimuli.
     Section C: Two essay questions.
     Students must answer one question from each

     Millennia Institute                                                  Information is accurate as at December 2019
H2 art (9750)
The H2 Level Art syllabus is designed to provide opportunities for students at the pre-university level
to broaden their engagement in the visual arts. The syllabus aims to cultivate in students a greater
understanding of and sensitivity towards artworks, so as to develop a citizenry that is more able to
enjoy, appreciate and foster a lifelong interest in the visual arts. Students offering the H2 Level Art
syllabus will investigate artistic conventions and concepts through the study of artists and artworks.
Visual literacy skills such as the perception of and response to visual images as well as the critical
analysis of visual information are also developed.

Prerequisite for University Admission                Lesson Delivery and Expectations
H2 Art is not a mandatory prerequisite for any       The H2 Art curriculum in MI offers a comprehensive
university course                                    education in both the theory and practice of art.
                                                     The programme offers exploration of traditional
                                                     mediums such as drawing and painting, as well
Course Requirements at MI                            as experimental genres of photographic imaging,
Students planning to take H2 Art need to have        videos and installation art. The curriculum
a strong interest in art appreciation and a          includes modules such as painting, photography,
reasonable command of the English Language,          installation art and video making. The programme
due to the extensive academic reading and            encourages innovation and experimentation in
writing requirements of the course.                  various art forms combined with a solid education        31
                                                     in the craft. Designed to provide students with
                                                     fundamentals in both the theory and practice of
Instructional Objectives                             art, the philosophy of the programme emphasises
On successful completion of this subject,            creativity, imagination and critical thinking with
students should be able to:                          the aim of giving students the conceptual and
• Develop an art portfolio that consists of a        creative tools necessary for their development
   wide range of artistic media;                     as artists, creative thinkers and change makers.
• Create works that are able to express
   themselves and comment on a larger social         Lessons for H2 Art will usually take the form of
   or cultural context;                              studio and tutorials in a classroom setting. An
• Make connections between visual expressions        overview in the form of a concept map will be
   of differing genres, traditions and contexts;     provided at the start of each new topic. Mini
• Make inferences and draw relationships             projects, class discussions and presentations are
   between issues/problems encountered by            some regular activities that take place during
   artists and one’s own culture and experience;     lessons. H2 Art students are expected to keep
• Generate, conceptualise and articulate             an Art Journal to document their creative art-
   independent interpretations of artworks;          making process and personal reflections. There
• Critically appraise artists/artworks and their     will also be practical art-making activities for
   ideas/concepts;                                   students to help concretise their learning, as
• Communicate with precise working                   well as compulsory onsite lessons conducted
   vocabulary on the processes of art making         at art exhibition venues (such as museums and
   and one’s responses to artworks;                  galleries) for experiential learning. Students will
• Employ imaginative and innovative ideas to         be required to read the necessary class notes
   create works of art; and                          before the lesson and participate actively in
• Create and value local artworks as part of a       all class discussions. Submission of take-home
   country’s history and cultural heritage.          assignments must be punctual, as required by
                                                     the subject tutor.

Information is accurate as at December 2019                                             Millennia Institute
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