Gan Eng Seng School

Gan Eng Seng School

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  • About Gan Eng Seng School

    Secondary School
    Co-Ed School
    Government School
    Single Session

  • Mother Tongues


What are the Direct School Admission (DSA-Sec) talent areas offered?

Learn more about DSA-Sec in MOE (Ministry of Education, Singapore).
NameNatureIntegrated ProgrammeCategory
Dance - ContemporaryBothYesPerforming Arts
Drama - EnglishBothYesPerforming Arts
ChoirBothYesPerforming Arts
Band - ConcertBothYesPerforming Arts
STEMBothYesScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
BasketballBoysYesSports and Games
FootballBoysYesSports and Games
Table TennisGirlsYesSports and Games
  • School Vision

    Gessians of Excellence, Standing and Significance.

  • School Mission

    Our school is a community that nurtures the best in each and strives ever ONWARD.

  • School Philosophy, Culture and Ethos

    Founded in 1885, the school motto "ONWARD" has inspired generations of Gessians to be forward looking and active in their contributions to the community and nation. GESS strongly believes in providing a quality school experience that will enable all students to be innovative thinkers, collaborative learners, principled leaders, and love embodied, fulfilling the four aspects of our Gessian portrait. We believe that education in the 21st century is about nurturing the whole person in an environment where every student and staff member is valued, encouraged and empowered to excel, learn and care for others, and where their accomplishments are celebrated. The school designs a wide range of academic and student development programmes to provide students with both formal and informal learning opportunities. The school's CCE curriculum engages every student's head, heart and hands, and all of them will go through programmes such as level camps and community and youth leadership events that focus on developing self-mastery skills and enable them to contribute to the community. As a pilot school for the Full Subject-Based Banding (FSBB), GESS offers greater customisation of learning based on students' subject-specific strengths and interests. This is aligned with our Founder's vision of enabling students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn and grow as a community.

What are the distinctive programmes?

  • GESS LIFE Programme

    Learning for Life Programme (LLP) / Community and youth leadership

  • GESS Probes Programme

    Applied Learning Programme (ALP) / Environmental science and sustainable living

What are the subjects?

Additional Mathematics
Art (O Level)
Art (NA Level)
Basic Chinese
Basic Malay
Basic Tamil
Chinese Normal (Academic)
Computer Applications
Design and Technology
Elements of Business Skills
English Language
English Language (Syllabus A)
English Language (Syllabus T)
Food and Nutrition
Food and Consumer Education
Higher Chinese
Humanities (Social Studies and Geography)
Humanities (Social Studies and History)
Literature in English
Malay Normal (Academic)
Mathematics (Syllabus A)
Mathematics (Syllabus T)
Mobile Robotics
Physical Education
Principles of Accounts
Science (Chemistry, Biology)
Science (Physics, Chemistry)
Science (Syllabus T)
Social Studies Normal (Technical)
Tamil Normal (Academic)
Higher Malay

What are the co-curricular activities (CCAs)?

Visual and Performing Arts

Band - Military


Dance - International

Drama - English

Uniformed Groups

Boys' Brigade

Girls' Brigade

National Cadet Corps (NCC) (Land) (Boys)


St. John Brigade

Physical Sports

Basketball (Boys)


Cross Country

Football (Boys)

Table Tennis (Girls)

Clubs and Societies

Entrepreneur Club

Infocom Club

What are the specialised facilities and resources?

  • Allied educators (Learning and behavioural support)