Character & Citizenship Education

PSS CCE Curriculum

Peirce Secondary School believes in developing resilient achievers and responsible citizens. The design of the school’s CCE Curriculum is anchored on the school’s values, vision and mission.

Curriculum Content

MOE CCE Lessons
MOE CCE Lessons are customised incorporating PSS School Values into the lesson objectives This includes CCE lessons and Guidance Modules (Education and Career Guidance, Cyber-wellness and Sexuality Education).

School-Based Lessons
School-based lessons are designed to focus on school values and to meet the needs of the students based on concerns raised from various data sources including student survey, QSE results, and discipline and counselling data.
School-based lessons also use scenarios to raise the levels of moral reasoning by helping students take perspectives and make decisions based on sound moral values.

Thematic Approach based on Expanding Domains from self to the world
The development of children and adolescents takes place in the context of an ecosystem of relationships (Bronfenbrenner, 1979). Teachers will encourage students to put values into practice within the context of real-life situations in the family, school, community, nation and the world. Studies have shown that students embrace their social roles as they interact with the world around them and act with consideration of the consequences of their actions on themselves and others.

Students’ life experiences as possible contexts
Teachers will use students’ life experiences to form possible contexts for the delivery of CCE, so that students can better retain the knowledge, skills and values taught to them. Students learn more effectively when they process new information or knowledge in a context that is familiar to them. It is therefore important for students to recognise what values and social and emotional competencies look like in practice. The increasing complexity of the life experiences from Lower Secondary to Upper Secondary creates the spiralling and the progression for the learning of knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in CCE.


Use of Contemporary Issues
The use of contemporary issues in the CCE lessons aims to get students to be informed about world and local affairs.
Using the information to create awareness, students can become responsible citizens when they are able to have a strong sense of civic responsibilities, and participates actively in improving the lives of others.
The use of contemporary issues in CCE lessons is also engaging as students can apply the values, attitudes and skills in CCE into authentic situations.

Student-Centric Pedagogy
The use of circle structure and small group work promotes both teacher-student relationships and student-student relationships in the CCE lessons.
The pedagogy lends itself to promoting student voices and hence helps students to listen to varied perspectives.

Co-teaching supports the pedagogy of circle structure and small group work as it allows for parallel teaching.
This also allows all form teachers to be actively involved in the teaching of CCE lessons. Students also benefit from hearing different perspectives and experiences of the teachers.

Reflective Practice (Assessment)

Reflective practice allows students to make sense of what they are learning and develop skills of moral reasoning, perspective-taking and make responsible decisions based on sound moral values. To become resilient achievers and responsible citizens now and in the future.

Platforms for CCE

CCE Lessons; Year Head Time; FT Periods; Connect@Peirce; VIA, CCA and infusion of values into IP.