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Deyi Secondary School

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

Deyi Secondary School
Sekolah Menengah Deyi
Deyi logo.png
1 Ang Mo Kio Street 42, 569277
Ang Mo Kio
Type Government-aided
Motto Dedication & Integrity
Established 1981
Session Single
School code 3228
Principal Ms Lim Ai Poo
Enrolment approx. 1090
Colour(s)  Blue   White   Yellow 

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 The SPA Assessment has been replaced by one Practical Assessment in the 2018 O Levels.[6]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.