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Business and Enterprise



Ms Serene Cheong

(Head of Department)

Business Studies, Retail Operations & Principles of Account

Mr Roderick Lim

(Assistant Year Head)

Principles of Accounts & Retail Operations

Mdm Chua YP

Retail Operations

Mrs Wendy Loi

Principles of Accounts & Business Studies

Mdm Casey Lee

Retail Operations & Principles of Account

Ms Woo See Wei


Ms Lee Suet Chow

Retail Operations & Business Studies


Business Studies

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Business Studies

Currently unique to Outram Secondary School, GCE ‘O’ Level Business Studies offers students the opportunity to do the following:

·   Apply their knowledge and critical understanding to current issues and problems within business contexts.

·   Develop knowledge and understanding of the major groups and organisations within and outside business.

·   Develop knowledge and understanding of how the main types of business and financial organisations are organised, financed and operated and how their relations with other organisations, consumers, employers, owners and society are regulated.

·   Develop an awareness of the nature and significance of innovation and change within the context of business activities.

Business Studies is assessed through two written papers. It is offered to Upper Secondary Normal Academic/Express students.

Syllabus guide

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Principles of Accounts

POA is a practical subject which prepares students for future career developments. The syllabus aims to develop an understanding of the principles and concepts of accounting and their applications in a variety of business situations. POA students will be able to:

·   Acquire knowledge and understanding of fundamental accounting concepts, principles, and procedures in the context of business aims and activities;

·  Develop skills in preparing and analysing accounting information;

·  Develop an understanding of the role of accounting in providing an information system for monitoring and decision making;

·  Develop skills of numeracy, information technology literacy, communication, inquiry, presentation and interpretation;

·  Develop attitudes of accuracy, orderliness and logical thought and an appreciation of professional ethics.

POA is offered to Upper Secondary Normal Academic and Express students and is assessed through a written exam comprising two papers.

Syllabus guide (Normal Academic)

Syllabus guide (Express)

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Retail Operations (RO)

This is a 2-year MOE-ITE Applied Subject that aims to equip students with the basic knowledge, skill and values relevant for employment in small, medium to large retail establishments. It covers the functional skills and knowledge in retail operations such as selling products and services, providing customer service, handling and displaying merchandise, managing stock inventory, performing cashier duties and after-sales service.

Students will have opportunities to practise retailing skills in simulated retail settings where a service oriented mindset, effective communication skills and teamwork – qualities valued by today’s employers – would be developed. There will be strong emphasis on hands-on learning and practical skills training, and developing professionalism as a retail service provider. Students will also observe and learn from real-world retail practices.

RO is offered to Upper Secondary Normal (Technical) students.

Syllabus guide

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Programmes in 2022


·         Business lesson for Lower Secondary

·         Finance Leaders programme for Secondary 2 and 3


·         Business lesson for Lower Secondary

·         Finance Leaders programme for Secondary 2 and 3

·         Online Bazaar for Business students

·         Secondary 3 Entrepreneurship programme



·         Business lesson for Lower Secondary

·         Secondary 3 Entrepreneurship programme

·          Lcube game for Secondary 1 students



·          Business lesson for Lower Secondary (Project Work)



·         Business lesson for Lower Secondary

·         ALP day for Secondary 1, 2 and 3

·         ALP week for Secondary 4 NT/NA



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

·         Project Moolah Fin Lit programme


July – September

·         Spirit of Enterprise (SOE) workshop for Secondary 2 Entrepreneurship programme

·          Entrepreneurship first step module organized by Ngee Ann Polytechnic

·         Project Moolah Fin Lit programme


October - November

·         Fin Lit Outreach and Publicity Talks to Primary Schools

·         MYM and Cashflow interclass Secondary One and Two competition

·         Design for Change Challenge


Youth Innovation Challenge (link)

Best Innovation Award (Business) - Team Zelter

Best Social Impactr Award - Team Soltrax

Champion Team - Team Zelter

Financial Literacy Competition (Voice Catergory) 

First Runner-up

Biz Wellness Competition (Jan)


Biz Wellness Competition (Jul)


Youth Innovation Challenge 


Outram Secondary School Partnership Award with Centre of Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy Competition (Lcube) organised by NTU


Student Entrepreneurship Challenge organised by Mount Faber Safra

Champion Team

Design for Change Challenge

Design for Change Challenge


FLY challenge organised by Republic Polytechnic               

Most Financial Savvy Award

Design for Change Challenge