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Character and Citizenship Education (CCE)



Secondary 1:
Getting to know myself, my school and my friends as I discovering my potential.

Secondary 2: 
Getting to know and relating well with others as I develop my strengths and work on my weaknesses.

Secondary 3: 
Contributing back to the community as I learn to manage myself.

Secondary 4/5: 
Living my aspirations and fulfilling my dreams.

About CCE

Framework for 21st Century Competencies and Student Outcomes

Adapted from: http://www.moe.gov.sg/media/press/2010/03/moe-to-enhance-learning-of-21s.php

The desired outcomes for every student are:

21st Century Competencies

 1.    a confident person who has a strong sense of right and wrong, is adaptable and resilient, knows himself, is discerning in judgment, thinks independently and critically, and communicates effectively.


2.    a self-directed learner who questions, reflects, perseveres and takes responsibility for his own learning.


3.    an active contributor who is able to work effectively in teams, is innovative, exercises initiative, takes calculated risks and strives for excellence.


4.    a concerned citizen who is rooted to Singapore, has a strong sense of civic responsibility, is informed about Singapore and the world, and takes an active part in bettering the lives of others around him.

1.    Knowledge and skills must be underpinned by values as values define a person’s character. They shape the beliefs, attitudes and actions of a person, and therefore form the core of the framework of 21st century competencies.

2.    The middle ring signifies the Social and Emotional Competencies—skills necessary for children to recognise and manage their emotions, develop care and concern for others, make responsible decisions, establish positive relationships, as well as to handle challenging situations effectively.


3.    The outer ring of the framework represents the 21st century skills necessary for the globalised world we live in. These are civic literacy, global awareness and cross-cultural skills, critical and inventive thinking and information and communication skills.


Features of the CCE Syllabus

Students will learn values through three overarching ideas, namely (Identity,Relationships and Choices in six domains, starting with self and extending to the family, school, community, nation and the world. The diagram below shows the Core Values, the 3 Big Ideas and the Expanding Domains in the CCE syllabus:

The Big ideas, Identity, Relationships and Choices, are core concepts of the syllabus. They are interconnected and impact one another. Students need to know who they are in order to relate positively with others. Relationships they forge shape their identity and influence the choices they make. The ability to make good choices impacts on their understanding of their own identity and the relationships they form.

Questions are crafted to unpack each big idea and to stimulate discussions in the classroom. They serve to guide students to think about the habits, values, attitudes, competencies and skills that they should equip themselves with to handle diverse life experiences. The table shows how the questions relate to the six domains:

Guiding Principles of CCE

  1. Every teacher a CCE teacher.
  2. Values are both taught and caught.
  3. Engaging students through varied modes of delivery. 
  4. Parents as key partners.

Learning Outcomes (LOs) of CCE

LO1: Acquire self-awareness and apply self-management skills to achieve personal well-being and effectiveness.

LO2: Act with integrity and make responsible decisions that uphold moral principles.

LO3: Acquire social awareness and apply interpersonal skills to build and maintain positive relationships based on mutual respect.

LO4: Be resilient and have the ability to turn challenges into opportunities.

LO5: Take pride in our national identity, have a sense of belonging to Singapore and be committed to nation-building.

LO6: Values Singapore’s socio-cultural diversity and promote social cohesion and harmony.

LO7:Care for others and contribute actively to the progress of our community and nation.

LO8: Reflect on and respond to community, national and global issues as an informed and responsible citizen.

Members of the CCE Committee

Mdm Farhana Bte Mohamad Noor
Mdm Nur Azlyna Binte Mohamed Tahir 
Miss Stephens Gloria  
Miss Teo Zhi Hui Geraldine
Mdm Sarimah Binti Ahmad  
Miss Lau Lee Ling
Mdm Ananurmelati Bte Abdul Rahman
Miss Siti Nurbaya Mdm Nur Syazana  
Miss Kate Choo (ECG Counsellor)