Initially, when it has just started in 2007 for the pioneer batch of TA students in their third year of Integrated Programme (TA3), the WOW Attachment programme has lasted for 10 weeks. The TA3 students are later required to catch up with their JC1 counterparts who have already had their lessons for 10 weeks. For the second batch of TA students, who are from class 01/08 to 05/08, and are considered to have been merged with their JC1 counterparts, they underwent a four-week WOW Attachment programme, so that they could be on par with their JC1 counterparts in terms of academic pace faster. These TA students caught up with the syllabus in June 2008, as much knowledge has been inculcated over the last two years of Integrated Programme.
WOW! Attachment is one of the characteristic and robust programmes of Temasek Academy. It provides for a valuable opportunity for TA students to gain exposure to life in various institutions across Singapore. It is a means of learning – an indispensable one – which leads to an expansion of one’s horizon, hence in turn multiplies one’s perspectives in view of problems and challenges, which can thus tackled by raising various possibilities, in lieu of insisting obstinately on negative and cynical limitations. This way of learning through exposure, not only enriches one’s knowledge and inspires a profound interest in such enrichment, but also grooms mature and critical minds, nurtures one’s moral compass and a healthy, life-loving attitude of youthfulness.
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