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PSLE 0009 Primary Science Language Syllabus

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Part of our programmes involve getting the students familiarised with the syllabus format for Science subject in PSLE. Students will be trained to develop analytical, evaluation, and inference skills so as to prepare them for the PSLE Science examination.

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PSLE 0009 Primary Science Language Syllabus 2017

Stay Ahead and Achieve Excellence in Science with our Primary Science Tuition

Primary Tuition Singapore - Primary PSLE Science Syllabus Icon

Part of our programmes involve getting the students familiarised with the syllabus format for Science subject in PSLE. Students will be trained to develop analytical, evaluation, and inference skills so as to prepare them for the PSLE Science examination.

Science Exam Format & Essential Skills

Getting Familiarised with the PSLE Science Syllabus

It is important that the primary school students are aware of the requirements of the PSLE Science syllabus set by the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB).

For PSLE Science, students have to complete two booklets, Booklet A and Booklet B within the duration of 1 hour 45 minutes. Booklet A comprises of 30 multiple-choice questions that total up to 60 marks while Booklet B comprises of 14 open-ended questions that total up to 40 marks.

For more information, you may wish to view the 2017 SEAB Syllabus for PSLE Science (0009).

Learning Areas for the Primary Science Syllabus

It is important to note that primary students will be introduced to the study of science only from Primary 3 onwards. The content is separated into 5 themes: Diversity, Cycles, Systems, Interactions, and Energy. The depth of content coverage is dependent on the level of study, namely lower block (P3 and P4) and upper block (P5 and P6).

Diversity

The first of the 5 themes is Diversity, in which only the lower block students will study. Diversity focuses on classification, in which students will learn how to identify and sort out the objects, either living or not, into the relevant categories.

Lower Block students will learn the following:

  • Diversity of living and non-living things (general characteristics and classification)
  • Diversity of materials

Cycles

The second theme is Cycles, in which students will examine four different types of cycles. For Lower Block students, they will learn about life cycles and cycles relating to matter. For Upper Block students, they will study the reproduction and water cycles. By recognizing the different stages that form the cycles, students will develop a better understanding of how things are formed.

Lower Block students will learn the following:

  • Cycles in plants and animals (Life Cycles)
  • Cycles in matter and water (Matter)

Upper Block students will learn the following:

  • Cycles in plants and animals (Reproduction)
  • Cycles in matter and water (Water)

Systems

The third theme is Systems, in which students will study how plants, humans, cells, and electrical systems function. The chapters covered will provide a basic understanding of how each of the intricate components affect the systems on the whole.

Lower Block students will study the following areas:

  • Plant system (Plant parts and functions)
  • Human system (Digestive system)

Upper Block students will learn the following:

  • Plant system (Respiratory and circulatory systems)
  • Human system (Respiratory and circulatory systems)
  • Cell system
  • Electrical system

Interactions

The fourth theme is Interactions, which implies the actions and responses between magnets and forces. Students will learn how interactions with the environment affect living and non-living things. In addition, they will learn how different types of forces function and are applied in real world contexts.

Lower Block students will learn the following:

  • Interaction of forces (Magnets)

Upper Block students will study the following:

  • Interaction of forces (Frictional force, gravitational force, force in springs)
  • Interaction within the environment

Energy

The fifth and last theme is Energy, which explains the existence of various energy forms and how energy is used by humans and plants. Given the applicability and relevance of energy to mankind, this chapter will help students understand the various forms and uses of energy.

Lower Block students will study the following:

  • Energy forms and uses (Light and heat)

Upper Block students will learn the following areas:

  • Energy forms and uses (Photosynthesis)
  • Energy conversion

Science Exam Trends

How primary Science tutors view the recent examination trends?

Students have to recognize the applicability of Science concepts. In view of the past examinations, the primary Science tutors have found that the exam questions are placing more focus on the use of experiments that simulate real world applications. Although the concepts taught are still rather straightforward, it is folly to underestimate how questions can be set for the PSLE Science examination. Students are expected to develop the adaptability to apply the concepts in versatile ways.

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