Our Methodology

Explore • Experiment • Excel

The MetaQuest Learning Cycle

1. Reality Check

2.

Class ACTivity

5.

Concept to Application

Essential Science Skills ™

4.

Topical Key Phrases

3.

The Big Idea

Goal: Comprehensive delivery of key concepts to spark student’s curiosity and for them to develop a discerning eye for the world around them

 

Content:

  • Interactive notes and engaging teacher demonstrations

  • The stimulating classroom setting utilises SMARTboards and game tools to promote interactive discussions

This programme was interesting and the teachers were engaging. The experiments conducted were relevant and reinforced what was learnt during the lesson.

 

Karen, Mother of Audrey Chia

P6, Woodgrove Primary School

1.

Reality Check

Goal: Fun hands-on experiments to stimulate inquisitive minds in learning the scientific method 

 

Content:

  • MetaQuest students perform experiments like real scientists

The idea of participating in hands-on experiments was something I wanted for him. I thought it would help him improve his attitude towards Science in school.

 

Barbara, Grandparent of Bessarion Sih

P3, Tao Nan School

2.

Class ACTivity

Goal: Consolidate observations and knowledge into the understanding of scientific concepts

 

Content:

  • Use of mind-maps, diagrams and tables to reinforce learning

The Big Idea helps students summarise everything they’ve learnt for the topic, which makes the material effective study notes!

Mr Alex Sim

3.

The Big Idea

Goal: Gain skills and techniques to apply key phrases in answering Open-Ended Questions (OEQs)


Content:

  • Scaffolding and highlighting common pitfalls

  • Students learn to conquer various types of OEQs confidently

In this component, we analyse familiar techniques and highlight frequent pitfalls, which helps to build up students’ confidence in tackling exam questions.

Ms Young Wong

4.

Topical Key Phrases

Goal: Assess the understanding of concepts, reinforce learning and clarify misconceptions

 

Content:

  • Structured practice questions aligned with school and MOE requirements, carefully designed by MQ’s in-house Curriculum Team

We study the questions tested at PSLE and develop new situations and contexts in our worksheets. Via targeted practice, students learn to be flexible in applying answering strategies in different question settings.

 

Mr Sixtus Goh

5.

Concept to Application

Goal: Impart skills and techniques to identify and tackle different types of Open-Ended Questions across a range of topics

 

Content:

  • Each skill set is carefully timed to match the learning cycle

  • Learn to answer examination questions with precision across different topics

(Receive special in-house notes!)

The skill sets were developed after analysing past PSLE papers. Students will find them useful and effective for use in answering a diverse range of examination questions.

 

Mr Sixtus Goh

6.

Essential Science Skills ™