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Applied Subjects

The Applied Subjects Department comprises the Design & Technology (D&T) Department & Nutrition & Food Science (NFS) Department, Art and Music units.

HOD Mr Ng Boon Chong          
Subject Head Aesthetics Mdm Nadiah Bte Abdul Nasir
Coordinator Music  Ms Jade Leong Tze Wei 
Coordinator Nutrition & Food Science  Mdm Rezwanna Bte Othman

Department Vision

Learning for life with joy through authentic experiences to solve real world problems.

Department Mission

To nurture creative & independent learners who constantly seek innovative possibilities.

Department Brief

The D&T unit aims to develop pupils to become independent student designers who are effective in thinking, innovative in designing solutions & open to continuous learning.

D&T is the process of inventing or improving things with the application of technology to satisfy practical needs or to solve practical problems (problem-based learning). Through problem-based learning projects, students acquire useful 21st Century Competencies & practical life skills such as project management, research & development (R&D), creative thinking, critical thinking, design & manufacturing. They can also aspire to become designers, architects, project managers, engineers, research personnel, scientists, entrepreneurs & other professionals.

The NFS unit aims to educate students to be more health-conscious & better-informed consumers. NFS focuses on how individuals & families can optimize their resources in terms of food, finance & time to meet physical, mental, social & economic needs. It is hoped that students would then apply the knowledge & skills to solve real-world problems through the various activities & case studies.

NFS also focuses on food choices, food preparation & budgeting which provide a platform for the development of 21st Century Competencies among students.

At BBSS, students undergo a comprehensive 3-year programme to prepare them for the GCE examinations in Sec 4.

The Art Unit aims to develop BBSSians' visual literacy and love for visual arts through an enjoyable, broad-based curriculum. BBSSians will develop their sensory perception and imagination; learn to communicate by thinking, planning and creating final pieces. Lastly, they will learn to appreciate and understand current affairs from a variety of cultures and contexts.

Passion - Be committed in practicing the various skills by applying prior knowledge into new situations.

Perspective - Be intrigued and learn about the creative ideas and influences.

Perception - Learn to be observant in daily life through all senses.

Reflection - Understand self and relation with the surroundings by thinking flexibly and generating alternatives.

The Music Unit aims to connect students through the expression of thoughts and emotions. Our students develop a sense of aesthetics through aural experiences empower our students to explore a wide range of genres and styles to deepen learning using instruments and online resources. This allows students to refine skills and understand the cultural diversity of music in Singapore and the world.

Our students acquire and apply musical skills and knowledge using instruments such as keyboard and ukelele. Students also have the opportunity to create songs and music using Garageband and Chrome Music Lab.

Achievements from 2019-2022

Year Programme / Activity Description
2022   MOE CPDD & DTES Design Award
Creative Invention Award (Guided by Mr Ng) 
2022 Impact Festival @ Jurong Spring Makeathon  Honorary Mention Award (Guided by Mr Hady) 
2021   Live On Design Competition Merit Award (Guided by Mr Marshall Tan) 
2021  W7 upload! Online Art Competition  Certificate with Distinction and Certificate with Commendation (Guided by Mr Marshall Tan) 
2021  W7 Euphoria (Visual Arts)  Participation (Guided by Mdm Nadiah and Mr Marshall Tan) 
2021 W7 Euphoria (Performances)  Participation (Guided by Ms Cherry Fong)
2021 F1@HCI (3D Design Challenge)  Champion for Lowest Drag Award and Best Downforce-to-Drag Award (Guided by Mr Ng) 
2020 Live On Design Competition 
Awarded Merit (guided by Mdm Nadiah)
Participation (Guided by Mdm Nadiah & Mr Azhar) 
2020  The Online Art Exhibition - SYF 2020  Participation (Guided by Mdm Nadiah) 
2019  RP Hospitality Race  1st Runner-Up 
MOE CPDD D&T Awards Creative Adaptation Award (guided by Mr Hady)
2018  YISS Junior Chef Competition Champion (guided by Mdm Haryati & Ms Yap XF)
2018  RP Hospitality Competition 1st Runner-Up (guided by Ms Yap XF & Mdm Haryati)
2018  SP National Earthquake Competition Participation (guided by Ms Wynter Lee)
2017  RP iChef Competition Participation (guided by Ms Yap XF)
2016 MOE CPDD D&T Awards
Creative Adaptation Award (guided by Mr Low TS)
Participation (guided by Mr Ho SC)
2016  RP iChef Competition Participation (guided by Ms Yap XF) 

Key Programmes and Activities


Key Programmes and Activities


Enrichment/Interest Group


Design and Technology

1. Acquisition and development of basic designing & making skills through mini coursework

2. Design Thinking Processes and Skills

1. Upcycling Project

2. Makers Programme

Laser Cutting, 3D Pen, 3D Printing

1. DTES Design Awards

2. Tan Kah Kee Awards

3. Makeathon @ Jurong Spring

Nutrition and Food Science

1. Food & Consumer Education mini coursework

2. Consumer Awareness Programme though LJ @ Supermarket

3. Garden to plate programme

1. Adopt your Herbs garden

1. My Healthy Plate Campaign! - 5 day 'Fruit & Veggie Activations'

2. Food and Beverage Entrepreneurship Competition 2022 - Republic Polytechnic


1. Acquisition of Fundamental Art (elements of art), character design

2. Exploration of different medium, Creative and developmental idea drawings, Speed Drawing, Mini Coursework

3. Inquiry-Based Learning, mini coursework/project

1. Art Elective Programme*

*conducted at other centre

1. Live On Design Competition

2. SYF Art Exhibition

3. W7 Euphoria Exhibition

4. W7 Upload! Online Art Competition


1. Creation using Garageband and Chrome Music Lab 

2. Instrumental experiments

1. Music Elective Programme*

*conducted at other centre

1. BBSS Got Talent (inter-school)

2. Airtime Concert


Live On Competition 2021

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W7 UPLOAD! Online Art Competition 2021

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Live On Competition 2020


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