Home > Departments > Subjects Offered in TMS

Subjects Offered in TMS


Temasek Secondary School (TMS) offers a healthy range of subjects so that students have more options in terms of subject combinations when they move to the Upper Secondary level. Beyond traditional subjects such as English Language, Mother Tongue Language (Chinese, Malay and Tamil), Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, History, Geography, Literature in English, Food and Nutrition, Art and Design and Technology, and Principles of Accounts, TMS also offers Computing and Economics.

Economics is an O-Level subject offered only in a few secondary schools across Singapore and so TMS is pleased to be part of this group of schools. Economics at TMS is also one of the most sought-after subjects at Upper Secondary level. From 2018, TMS is also excited to begin its first class offering Computing, which aims to provide students with the foundation to continue with further studies in computing and equip students with skills to participate in a rapidly technological environment.

TMS is also a Centre for Higher Malay Language where students from TMS and other secondary schools in the vicinity come for Higher Malay Lessons taught by Temasek Malay Language teachers.

  • Additional Mathematics
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Design & Technology
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • Food and Consumer Education (FCE)
  • Geography
  • Humanities (Geography, Social Studies)
  • Humanities (History, Social Studies)
  • Humanities (Literature in English, Social Studies)

  • History 
  • Literature in English
  • Mathematics
  • Mother Tongue Languages (including Higher Chinese, Higher Malay and Higher Tamil)
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Principles of Accounts
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)
  • *Computer Applications (CPA) 
  • *Elements of Business Skills 
* (Only available to Normal Technical students)

MOe Subject-Based Banding

Temasek Secondary is pleased to be part of Phase 1 Schools offering MOE Subject-Based Banding (SBB) to eligible students from January 2017.

What is SBB?
Through SBB, Sec 1 Normal Academic (NA) and Sec 1 Normal Technical (NT) students can now take higher level subjects (at Normal Academic and/or Express levels) if they meet the qualifying criteria. The SBB subjects available are the PSLE subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Science and/or Mother Tongue Languages.

Why SBB for students? 
The objective for SBB is to provide greater flexibility to students at the lower secondary so that NA and NT students are able to stretch themselves by taking subjects at a higher level. 

How can students qualify for SBB? 
There are three points from which NA and NT students can be considered for SBB: 
Selection criteria based on PSLE results 
Selection criteria based on Secondary One Mid-Year results 
Selection criteria based on Secondary One Final-Term Examination results 

Students eligible to apply for SBB would be informed by the school. Parents of these students would also be given more details on SBB at appropriate junctures. Should students have any queries on SBB, they may email temasek_ss@moe.edu.sg . The email must be addressed to Mrs Teo Hwee Ping, HOD/ Mathematics.