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Applied Subjects Dept - D&T / NFS
The Applied Subjects Department comprises the Design & Technology (D&T) Department & Nutrition & Food Science (NFS) Department.
|HOD (Int)||Ng Boon Chong
|Coordinator||Nutrition & Food Science||Mdm Sri Haryati Binte Abdul Hamid|
Department BriefThe D&T Department 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, entrepreneur & other professionals.
The NFS Department 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.
Achievements from 2016 - 2018
|YEAR||Programme / Activity||Description|
|2018||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
|1||Sec 1||D&T – Acquisition of basic designing & making skills, mini coursework
NFS – Food & Consumer Education, mini coursework
|2||Sec 2||D&T – Development of designing & making skills, mini coursework
NFS – Food & Consumer Education, mini coursework (IFD)
|3||Sec 3||D&T – Mock GCE coursework, Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
& technology topics (structures, mechanisms & electronics)
D&T – Upcycling Project for Sec 3T students
NFS – Mock GCE coursework
|4||Sec 4/5||GCE coursework exam|
|5||Jan||SP Engineering Show for
Sec 3 D&T students
|6||Mar||RP Hospitality Competition
for Sec 3 NFS students
|7||Apr||International Friendship Day|
|8||Apr||SP National Earthquake Competition for Sec 3 D&T students|
D&T Awards 2018 – Creative Adaptation Award
Sec 4/5 coursework supplementary lessons
YISS Junior Chef Competition – Champion
|11||Nov||Sec 3 supplementary lessons