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Applied Learning Programme

The Applied Learning Programme (ALP) on Sports and Health Science helps students learn to appreciate the connection and application of science in real life situations through activities and experiments. There are 6 ALP lessons each for PE and Science for lower secondary students. Through this programme, students are made to understand specific key areas of Sports Science to increase their interest in Sports and Physical Education (PE).

Applied Learning Programme in Physical Education (ALP PE)


ALP PE seeks to enhance the physical health and fitness components of the new PE syllabus to increase students’ awareness of their physical being.  All ALP PE lessons involve a theory section and a hands on section which focus on the use of technology (e.g. sports sensors, body composition analysers, reaction training system, etc.) and on the principles of sports science. 

Applied Learning Programme in Science (ALP Science)



For ALP Science, the students learn the basics of mechanics – such as friction, force and power – through the building of robotic vehicles.  They also learn electrical concepts through use of Arduino microcontroller board with other electronic components such as muscle sensors.

Highlights and Achievements



Picture Left: Rishabh Anand from 2F was selected in 2015 to showcase some parts of the ALP lessons to DPM Teo Chee Hean during his visit to the Science Centre. Picture right: Joviin Charles (left) and Richard Mariam (right), both from 4B, was selected in 2016 to an informal tea session with Acting Minister for Education (Schools) Mr Ng Chee Meng, during which they presented their winning project at the inaugural SHELL-STEM Youth Innovation Challenge.


  Further testimony of the school’s success in its ALP is the performance of its students at the inaugural SHELL-STEM Youth Innovation Challenge in 2015, competition was organised by the Science Centre and STEM Inc, and sponsored by SHELL, to promote scientific research and inquiry in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). St Patrick’s School’s team comprising of secondary three students from all streams emerged as one of four top schools in the competition. 


A team comprising of four secondary three students came in fourth in the StrITwise® 2016 Final Challenge, a game design competition organized by Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of InfoComm Technology. The team were comprised of members from two teams that participated in 2016’s edition of SHELL-STEM Youth Innovation Challenge, in which they put up a strong performance. 

St. Patrick’s School hopes that the programmes will help students increase their interest in the areas of Sports and Health Sciences and build on the rich knowledge gained from each programme.