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Aesthetics

WELCOME TO THE EXCITING WORLD OF THE BDS AESTHETICS DEPARTMENT


Introduction 

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.

For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world and all there ever will be to know and understand.

                                                                                                                                            -Albert Einstein

Aesthetic disciplines engage, inspire and enrich all students, exciting their imagination and encouraging them to reach their creative and expressive potential.

In Bedok South Sec, students learn to express their ideas, thoughts and opinions as designers, culinary artists, visual artists and musicians.  They acquire skills and develop critical understanding that informs decision-making and aesthetic choices.

Student Outcomes

The Aesthetics Department aims to develop:

     A thinking individual who possesses 21st century competencies and is well prepared to meet       future challenges. 

     A creative youth who will appreciate the arts.

Subjects Offered

1.    Design & Technology (Lower and Upper Sec)

2.    Food & Consumer Education (Lower Sec) and Food & Nutrition (Upper Sec)

3.    Art (Lower and Upper Sec)

4.    Music (Lower Sec)

Curriculum

The lower secondary curriculum provides a broad and balanced range of learning experiences that is based upon Singapore’s national curriculum. The curriculum is designed to develop fundamental subject-specific skills that students will require for higher studies in related areas.

The upper secondary curriculum builds on the skills developed in Secondary 1 & 2. It is a rigorous and challenging academic programme geared to meet the demands of national examinations at “N” and “O” level.

Co-Curriculum

The co-curriculum focuses on the holistic development of students’ interests, abilities and talents in various aesthetic disciplines. It achieves this through: 

1.    Department-based programmes and platforms such as

     a.    Arts Fiesta 

     b.    Aesthetics-based learning journeys

     c.    Assembly performances and presentations

2.    Performing arts co-curricular activities (CCA)

     a.    Concert Band 

     b.    Chinese Orchestra

     c.    Chinese and International Dance

     d.    Choir

     e.    Malay Dance