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“Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.”

~ Carl Strong

Working co-operatively in Science experiments
Working co-operatively in Science experiments

The Bowen Science Department aims to equip students not just with scientific knowledge and skills but also a scientific way of thinking so that students will be able to make informed decisions about emerging science-related issues which are important to self and society. 

This is achieved through the use of the Inquiry Based approach for lessons and activities. The conduct of inquiry is founded on three integral domains of 

(a) Knowledge, Understanding and Application,

(b) Skills and Processes and 

(c) Ethics and Attitudes. 

Students doing Biology microscopy.
Students doing Biology microscopy.

The curriculum design seeks to enable students to view the pursuit of science as meaningful and relevant to real life.

Lower Secondary Science


Normal Academic /Normal Technical

Qualified students may offer Express / Normal Academic Science from the beginning or middle of the year (Subject Based Banding).

Upper Secondary Science

(Subject combination may vary)


Physics, Chemistry, Biology,

Science (Physics/Chemistry), Science (Biology/Chemistry)

Normal Academic

Science (Physics/Chemistry), Science (Biology/Chemistry)

(Qualified students may offer O-level Science)

Normal TechnicalScience

Beyond classroom lessons and laboratory practicals, Science teachers plan enrichment activities (refer to table below) across levels and streams to help students understand issues related to the roles played by Science in daily life, society and the environment. Scientifically-inclined students also participated / will participate in our Talent Development Programme for richer scientific exposure.

Lower Secondary

  • Sungei Buloh Guided Walk
  • Learning Science with Minecraft
  • Visit to Snow City
  • Ice-cream Making workshop at the Science Centre
  • Squid Dissection experience, Ignite workshop, Elementz Competition and Conference

Upper Secondary

  • Chemistry In-House Practical on Acid-Base Indicator
  • Biology learning journey to Lee Kong Chian Museum
  • Visit to Hay’s Dairies Goat Farm
  • Visit to Power Plant or PUB
  • Yoghurt making
  • Microscopy in action 
  • Physics/Chemistry/Biology Olympiad