The College is open from Mondays to Fridays except on Public Holidays. The Saints’ formal curriculum time-table runs from 8 a.m. to 5.30 p.m, except for Thursday, when students report to college at 8.30am. However, Saints taking different subject combinations have different time-tables, with the last lesson of the day ending at varying times during the week. There are also enrichment programmes and remedial lessons to enrich and support the Saints in their learning. The Co-Curricular Activities are generally held on Wednesday after 2.30 p.m. and Friday after 3.30 p.m. Saints can leave the College campus from 1 p.m. onwards if they have no other academic lessons after 1 p.m.
All candidates sitting for the GCE 'A' Level Examinations are required to reach a satisfactory standard in this subject. The foci in the study of General Paper are to develop the following abilities in Saints: (a) maturity of thought, (b) independent thinking and (c) the proficient use of the English language.
Mother Tongue Language is a subject offered by all Saints, unless a student:
- has been officially exempted from the study of his mother tongue at the GCE 'O' Level Exams.
- has obtained A1 to D7 grades in Higher Level Mother Tongue Language at GCE 'O' Level Exams and opts to discontinue its study in Junior College.
Saints who offer MTB at the GCE ‘O’ level Exams will continue with MTB at ‘A’-level.
Number of Subjects to Offer
Besides General Paper (GP), Project Work (PW) and Mother Tongue Language (MTL) at H1 level, Saints are required to offer at least three H2 and one H1 content-based subjects, at least one of which is a subject from a contrasting discipline.
H3 subjects may be offered by outstanding Saints who score distinctions for all H2 subjects in the JC1 Promotional Examinations.
Promotion to JC2
Promotion to JC2, JC1 Saints must have passes in at least 2 H2 and 2 H1 subjects when the JC 1 Overall Marks are calculated according to following weightage components based on the student's JC 1 Assessment performance in each of the Subjects 1-5:
|JC 1 Assessment||Milestone Assessment||Continual Assessment||Common Test||Final Examination|
|1. General Paper|
2. First H2
3. Second H2
4. Third H2
5. H1 or Fourth H2
|JC 1 Overall Marks in each subject||100%|
|6. Mother Tongue Language|
7. Project Work
|National Exams in JC 1 (i.e. Y2011)|
Civics is conducted with the intention of developing our Saints in the four foundational domains for leadership development - Exemplary Character, Holistic Thinker, Skilled Communicator and Community Builder. During Civics periods, Saints would be stimulated to discuss issues in these areas constructively and maturely. The ultimate aim is that Saints would translate what have been discussed into positive action.
Moral education aims at helping Saints build up a set of sound moral values, and inculcate responsible attitudes and behaviour. The two-year programme is aligned to soial-Emotional Learning domains (SEL) and focuses on life skills such as decision making, interpersonal relationships, family, self-image, coping with stress etc. Different profiling instruments are used throughout the course to help Saints get to know themselves better. When a student has a clear understanding and acceptance of himself/herself, he will be able to relate positively to the wider relational issues in his/her life.
As a Christian college, chapel is a unique experience for our Saints. Chapel is held once every fortnightly. During chapel, words of encouragement and affirmation are shared. This provides the Saints with the required fuel for their journey as they go through the hectic JC schedule.
The College organises service learning platforms for all the Saints of the college. The Saints are empowered to take ownership of organizing programmes and events to enrich the lives of the less fortunate members of the community. SAJC partners the St Andrew’s Community Hospital, the St Andrew’s Crisis Centre, the St Andrew’s Autism Centre and other homes for the aged, the orphans and the disabled. We hope that through these service learning platforms, every Saint will inculcate the spirit of selfless service to the wider community.
The College encourages Saints to integrate the use of IT in the teaching and learning culture. To support this integration, the college campus is equipped with wireless broadband access. Notebooks and personal computers are available for students’ use. The College organises annual e-learning days where students learn and interact with their teachers through the use of IT media at home.