Achieving Subject Mastery And Honing Critical Thinking Skills


The Learning Lab’s Secondary tuition programmes meet the needs of students in both mainstream and IP schools. A strong emphasis on current affairs and critical thinking helps our secondary school students to make crucial links between what they learn in class and the wider world around them. Lesson materials aim to build on subject-specific content knowledge and exam-ready skills.

The secondary school landscape requires your child to master subject knowledge on deeper and broader scales. This means that learning excellence continues to drive performance excellence.

Your secondary child’s learning habits are essential to his or her performance at each examination. Understanding key success criteria for each component of the exam helps your child to understand what knowledge to apply and how to apply it. Such learning techniques drive performance excellence— these affect your child’s ability to succeed in school.

Being able to think deeply about the methods, techniques and processes of learning go a long way in helping your child exhibit resilience in continually acquiring and applying increasingly complex knowledge throughout secondary school.



Be able to solve problems by analysing facts, evidence and multiple perspectives


Develop independent thought that translates into precise, cogent and structured writing


Delve into complex topics by gaining a thorough understanding of key topics and components


Secondary  1

Your Secondary 1 child is navigating an entirely new academic and social landscape as compared with primary school. Curriculum for this level encompasses foundational skills and exposure to new examinable components. Secondary 1 students will be expected to think and write with greater sophistication across all subjects.

Secondary  2

Programmes across English, Math and Science help Secondary 2 students to build a strong academic foundation in order to help them handle the rigour and complexity of upper secondary school materials. Students are constantly challenged to acquire and retain content knowledge whilst being exposed to lesson materials that pique their interest in each of the three major subjects.

Secondary  3

The Learning Lab’s Secondary 3 programmes aim to expand students’ knowledge and encourage them to pursue personal interests in each of the subjects. At this level, your child will be encouraged to think more deeply about the concepts, topics and texts presented to him or her in class. Being able to assess and solve complex problems whether in English, Mathematics or Science is part of honing their critical thinking skills, which will benefit them as they move into upper secondary and pre-tertiary education.

Secondary  4

For students on the ‘O’ Level track, this crucial examination year is about systematic revision and refinement of exam skills. If your child is from an IP school, the secondary 4 year is a time to prepare well for curriculum at the pre-tertiary level, which will require your child to dive deep into content mastery.