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Deyi Secondary School

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| name = Tech Ghee Secondary School | native_name = 德义中学
Sekolah Menengah Deyi | logo = Deyi logo.png | logo_size = 140px | image = | motto = Dedication & Integrity | streetaddress = 1 Ang Mo Kio Street 42, 569277 | country = Syonan | type = Government-aided | established = 1942 | session = Single | principal = Ms Lim Ai Poo | colours =  Blue   White   Yellow  | city/town = [[Tilted Towers] | school code = 3228 | enrolment = approx. 1090 | homepage = }}

Deyi Secondary School is a government mixed secondary school located in Ang Mo Kio, Singapore.

Founded in 1981, Deyi Secondary School is remarked for its Niche Development in Performing Arts.[citation needed]



The school first began operations in 1980 as Teck Ghee Secondary School, with about 1700 students.[1] It was located at a then-new 3.45 hectares (8.5 acres) campus along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 built at a cost of S$4.6 million.[2] A ceramic studio and a kiln were constructed in 1981.[1]

The school changed its name to Deyi Secondary School in 1982.[3]


Name of principal Years served
Mr Wu Tat Huan 1980 - 1982
Mr Choy Say Chin 1982 - 1990
Mdm Goh Hwee Choo 1991 - 1995
Mdm Helen Choo Chien Chen 1995 - 1997
Mdm Ester Mok 1997 - 1999
Mr Yap Wah Choo 1999 - 2003
Mdm Grace Chua 2003 - 2009
Mrs Linda Chan 2009 - 2015
Mrs Lim Ai Poo 2016–Present

Identity & cultureEdit


Dedication & Integrity

Academic informationEdit

Being a government secondary school, Deyi Secondary School offers three academic streams, namely the four-year Express course, as well as the Normal Course, comprising Normal (Academic) and Normal (Technical) academic tracks.

O Level Express CourseEdit

The Express Course is a nationwide four-year programme that leads up to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Ordinary Level examination.[4]

Academic subjectsEdit

The examinable academic subjects for Singapore-Cambridge GCE Ordinary Level offered by Deyi Secondary School for upper secondary level (via. streaming in secondary 2 level), as of 2017, are listed below.[5]


  1. Subjects indicated with ' * ' are mandatory subjects.
  2. All students in Singapore are required to undertake a Mother Tongue Language as an examinable subject, as indicated by ' ^ '.
  3. "SPA" in Pure Science subjects refers to the incorporation of School-based Science Practical Assessment, which 20% of the subject result in the national examination are determined by school-based practical examinations, supervised by the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board. The SPA Assessment has been replaced by one Practical Assessment in the 2018 O Levels.[6]
Sciences Language & Hunanities Arts & Aesthetics
  • Additional Mathematics*
  • Mathematics*
  • Physics (SPA)
  • Chemistry (SPA)*
  • Biology (SPA)
  • Science (Combined)
  • English Language*
  • English Literature
  • Mother Tongue Language* ^
  • Higher Mother Tongue Language
  • Geography
  • History
  • Combined Humanities (Social Studies & another Humanities subject at elective level)*
  • Art
  • Design & Technology
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Music

Normal CourseEdit

The Normal Course is a nationwide 4-year programme leading to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Normal Level examination, which runs either the Normal (Academic) curriculum or Normal (Technical) curriculum, abbreviated as N(A) and N(T) respectively.[7]

Normal (Academic) CourseEdit

In the Normal (Academic) course, students offer 5-8 subjects in the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Normal Level examination.Compulsory subjects include:[8]

  • English Language
  • Mother Tongue Language
  • Mathematics
  • Combined Humanities

A 5th year leading to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Ordinary Level examination is available to N(A) students who perform well in their Singapore-Cambridge GCE Normal Level examination. Students can move from one course to another based on their performance and the assessment of the school principal and teachers.[7]

Normal (Technical) CourseEdit

The Normal (Technical) course prepares students for a technical-vocational education at the Institute of Technical Education.[8] Students will offer 5-7 subjects in the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Normal Level examination.[8] The curriculum is tailored towards strengthening students’ proficiency in English and Mathematics.[8] Students take English Language, Mathematics, Basic Mother Tongue and Computer Applications as compulsory subjects.[8]

Co-curricular activities (CCAs)Edit

Deyi Secondary School has a significant Co-curricular Activities (CCA) programme, with a total of about 18 CCAs, consisting of visual & performing arts group, uniformed groups and sports & clubs.[citation needed]

The school's performing arts have earned top places in several inter-school competitions, which includes the Drama Club, Movement and Dance, School Band (Military) and Choir.[citation needed]

The School Band (Military) has won the Gold with Honours, Best Drum Major and Best Display Band of the Year in 2008 and 2010.[citation needed]

List Of Co-Curricular Activities offered by Deyi Secondary School:

Visual & Performing Arts Group Uniformed Groups Sports & Clubs
Art Club Girl Guides Badminton (Boys)
Choir National Cadet Corps Land (NCC Land) Basketball (Girls)
Drama Club National Police Cadet Corps (NPCC) Volleyball (Boys)
Movement & Dance (M&D) St John Brigade Football (Girls)
School Band (Military) Track & Field (Boys & Girls)
Outdoor Activities Club (ODAC)
Cabin Club
Information Technology Club (IT Club)

External linksEdit


  1. ^ a b "School gets an art studio". New Nation. 5 December 1980. Retrieved 2 December 2017 – via NewspaperSG. 
  2. ^ "$4.6m new school in Ang Mo Kio". The Straits Times. 25 December 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2017 – via NewspaperSG. 
  3. ^ "Sevens". The Straits Times. 28 April 1982. Retrieved 2 December 2017 – via NewspaperSG. 
  4. ^ "Express Course Curriculum". Retrieved 2017-09-14. 
  5. ^ "School Information Service". Ministry of Education, Singapore. Ministry of Education, Singapore. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "GCE O-Level Syllabuses Examined in 2018". Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB). Retrieved 2017-04-16. 
  7. ^ a b "Secondary School Courses". Retrieved 2017-09-14. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "Normal Course Curriculum". Retrieved 2017-09-14.