Academic

The Academic Programme is delivered through our 4-year Junior High Academy and 2-year Senior High Academy.

At Junior High Academy, the Academic Programme is designed for high ability students focusing on building a strong academic foundation; and providing an enriched, inter-disciplinary curriculum.  Anchored by the 4 pillars, Junior High students are exposed to high quality programmes such as research studies, project works, master classes, mentorships and overseas immersions, all of which are intended to provide the students with a stimulating environment that would deepen their appetite for in-depth academic pursuit.  Our students will skip the GCE O-level Examination and this gives us greater scope to design a challenging and enriching curriculum.

At Senior High Academy, students prepare for the GCE A-level Examination.  They will choose from a broad range of academic subjects offered.  Outstanding Senior High students are identified for Higher 3 subjects as well as research programmes such as the Science Research Programme, the Nanyang Research Programme, the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Programme and various attachment opportunities.  These programmes are intended to bring out the best in each Dunmanian and to provide an educational experience that fosters a spirit of inquiry and enterprise.

Students admitted to the school follow the six-year integrated programme at the end of which they sit for their GCE ‘A’ Level examination.

Academic Subjects (Years 1 and 2)

All DHP Year 1 and 2 students of DHP will take the following subjects:

Examinable Subjects Non-examinable Subjects
English Language Art
Higher Chinese Music
Mathematics Appreciation of Chinese Culture
General Science Computing
History Conversational Malay Programme
Geography Character & Citizenship Education
Literature in English Life Skills Programme
Thinking and Research Skills Programme Physical Education
Art (Special Programme)
Higher Music (MEP)
3rd Language
[French, German, Japanese, Malay (Special Programme)]

Academic Subjects (Years 3 and 4)

All DHP Year 3 and 4 students will be offered the following subjects:

Examinable Subjects Non-examinable Subjects
English Language Bicultural Studies Programme
Higher Chinese Bilingual Programme
Mathematics 1 Talent Development Programme
Mathematics 2 Financial Literacy Programme
Biology Character & Citizenship Education
Physics Physical Education
Chemistry
Integrated History/Integrated Geography
Literature in English/Literature in Chinese
Active Citizenry Education
Art Special Programme
Thinking and Research Skills Programme
Higher Music (MEP)
Higher Music (O-Level)
3rd Language
[French, German, Japanese, Malay (Special Programme)]

Academic Subjects (Years 5 and 6)

Senior High students will undergo Junior College curriculum to prepare them for GCE A-Level examination at the end of Year 6.

Students choose from the following subjects to be taken at GCE ‘A’ Level:

Disciplines Subjects H1 H2 H3
Knowledge Skills General Paper (GP)
Project Work (PW)
Mother Tongue Languages Chinese Language (CL)
Malay Language (ML)
Tamil Language (TL)
3rd Language 3rd Language (French, German, Japanese etc.) (FL)
Humanities and Arts Chinese Language and Literature (CLL)
China Studies (Chinese) (CSC)
General Studies in Chinese (GSC)
Translation (Chinese) (TC)
English Language and Linguistics (ELL)
Literature in English (EL)
Economics (EC)
Geography (GE)
History (HS)
Art (AR)
Music (MU)
3rd Language (French, German, Japanese etc.) (FL)
Mathematics and Sciences Biology (BI)
Chemistry (CH)
Physics (PH)
Mathematics (MA)
Further Mathematics (FM)
Computing (CP)
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