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Applied Learning Programme (ALP)

In addition to being recognized as Center of Excellence for Business & Enterprise in 2010, Outram Secondary School’s Business and Enterprise (B&E) has been recognised as an Applied Learning Programme (ALP) since 2014. This affirms the department’s aim and vision of providing a quality education in Business & Enterprise within school and reaching out to other students at a national level.

At Outram, we design programmes in recognition of the diverse interests and talents in line with supporting the development of multiple peaks of excellence. Pertaining to Business and Enterprise, we believe that regardless of discipline, the application of knowledge and skills in the external business environment is equally important.

Our B&E programmes provide opportunities for the students to unlock their potential through wide ranging activities that offer the foundation for further studies in Business and Enterprise at the post-secondary level.

For students who have greater interest and inclination in these areas, they have the option to take up as GCE O level subjects Principles of Accounts (POA) and Business Studies. Outram Secondary is the only school in Singapore offering Business Studies as an O level subject. From 2017, Retail Operations, a new applied MOE-ITE subject will be offered to our upper secondary NT students.

We also offer our students Advanced Elective Modules in topics such as Essentials of Marketing, Introduction to Tourism & Hospitality and Theme Park Management. These are held at the Polytechnics, and they help give our students greater depth and understanding of the external business world.

To provide more opportunities for learning, we have established links with tertiary institutions like National Institute of Education, Singapore Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Pearson-LCCI through the various workshops, competitions, curriculum conducted by them. We also have strong partnership with numerous organizations such as SPRING Singapore (ACE school programme). Under the ACE School programme, students are given the opportunity to work with local entrepreneurs and apply skills learnt in the classrooms to real world situations.

Committee Members



Email Address

Ms Serene Cheong (Subject Head)


Financial Literacy


AEM Coordinator

Mrs Wendy Loi


Financial Literacy (OIC)

Eclub (OIC)

Mdm Chua Yi Ping


Financial Literacy (Outreach)

Ms Serene Wong


Financial Literacy (Internal)

Mrs Tan Shu Fen


Financial Literacy

Mrs Wong Ann Ann


Entrepreneurship (OIC)

Ms Woo See Wei


Mdm Casey Lee


Ms Wong Hui Yi

Financial Literacy/ Entrepreneurship

Programmes in 2019


·         National Cash flow competitions for Finance Leaders organised by NTU

·         ALP curriculum for Secondary 1


·         Friendship Bazaar

·         Young Inventors’ Award

·         ALP curriculum for Secondary 1

·         ALP curriculum for Secondary 2


·         Marketing in Action AEM @ Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Compulsory for Business Studies students and selected group of students)

·         ALP curriculum for Secondary 2


·         Meet the Entrepreneur Session 1

·         Youth Innovation Challenge organised by Singapore Management University


·         Outram Project Experiential Learning for Sec 1 & Sec 3 students

·         ALP day for Secondary 4 NT/NA students

·         Learning journey for Retail Operations students

·         Elective Modules for S2NT/S2NA/ S3NT/S3NA

·         Workshop for Secondary 3 and 4 students with Republic Polytechnic


·         LCCI External Certification (For selected group of POA students)

·         Overseas Experiential Learning Programme for Secondary 3 students

·         Biz Wellness Competition organised by Republic Polytechnic

Jul– Sept

·         Learning journey for Business Studies and Retail Operations students

·         Secondary 2 Entrepreneurship Programme

·         Learning journey for teachers

·         Meet the Entrepreneur Session 2

·         ALP training workshop for all teachers

Oct - Nov

·         Fin Lit Outreach and Publicity Talks to Primary Schools

·         MYM and Cashflow interclass Secondary One and Two competition

·         National Financial Literacy Competition organized by Outram Secondary School

·         Internal showcase for Entrepreneurship programme

·         Design for Change Showcase

·         Financial Literacy Race organised by Republic Polytechnic





Youth Innovation Challenge -  Semi-Finalist

Youth Innovation Challenge

Best Innovation Award (Business) – Team Zelter

Best Social Impact Award – Team Soltrax

Champion Team – Team Zelter

Biz Wellness Competition (Jan)


Biz Wellness Competition (Jul)  – Champion

3rd position – National Cash flow Competition (NTU)

Financial Literacy Competition (Video Category) – First Runner-Up

Youth Innovation Challenge – Semi-Finalist

Merit Award for National Pushcart Challenge

Outram Secondary School – Partnership Award with Centre of Financial Literacy

National Financial Literacy Race -  First Runner-Up

Top 10 winner for National Financial Literacy Competition