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Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) in Secondary School Education

Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) plays a key role in the holistic development of our students. It provides students with a platform to discover their interests and talents for a life-long love for a particular activity, skill or interest. This will subsequently help the individual to lead a balanced life in adulthood.

Beyond the CCA-specific skills, all CCA emphasises social interaction by providing a common space for friendships and social integration among students of diverse backgrounds. By learning and interacting with one another, students develop friendships and deepen their sense of belonging to the school and community. CCA also offer excellent platforms for students to learn values, social and emotional competencies, and the emerging 21st Century Competencies to make students future ready.

Besides inculcating values, CCA also imbues in our students an entrepreneurial spirit, a risk-taking attitude and a sense of appreciation and gratitude to contribute back to the community, all of which are necessary for the holistic development of an individual.

Participation in CCA is compulsory for all secondary school students.


(Note that CCA offers are subjected to changes.)

Clubs and Societies Physical Sports Uniformed Groups Visual and Performing Arts
Media Club Badminton Boys’ Brigade Choir
Robotics Club Basketball (Boys) Girl Guides Concert Band
Earth Club Floorball (Girls) Girls’ Brigade Dance
Football (Boys) National Cadet Corps Guzheng Ensemble
Netball National Police Cadet Corps Language Arts Club
Table Tennis (Boys) Red Cross Youth


CCA Schedule

Day Time* CCA
Monday 3.00pm to 5.30pm Badminton
Tuesday All Clubs and Societies, Physical Sports and Visual and Performing Arts CCAs.
Friday 2.00pm to 5.00pm All Uniformed Group CCAs.

*Subject to changes based on needs of individual CCA


CCA Grade (LEAPS 2.0)

LEAPS 2.0 is a framework to recognise secondary school students’ holistic development. Students will be recognised with levels of attainment in four domains: Participation, Achievement, Leadership and Service.



1. Participation

This domain recognises students’ participation in one school-based2 Co-Curricular Activity (CCA). Recognition is based on the number of years of participation and exemplary conduct and active contribution 3 to the CCA. Sustained engagement in the same CCA allows for progressive development of character, skills, knowledge and friendships, and will be accorded higher recognition.

2. Service

This domain recognises students’ development as socially responsible citizens who contribute meaningfully to the community. Every secondary school student will contribute at least 6 hours per school year to the community. They can choose to embark on a Values-In-Action project (VIA). Students will be recognised for the time they put into planning, service and reflection, when participating in a VIA project.

3. Leadership

This domain recognises students’ leadership development. Recognition is accorded to students’ ability to take charge of personal development, work in a team and assume responsibilities in service of others. In addition to formal leadership appointments, participation in student leadership modules/workshops, the National Youth Achievement Award (NYAA) and leadership positions in the school, CCA or student-initiated/student-led projects will also be recognised.

4. Achievement

This domain recognises students’ representation and accomplishment in co-curricular involvements beyond the classroom. Opportunities for representation and accomplishment present valuable learning experiences for students to learn discipline, resilience and develop their character. Students may represent the school or organisations endorsed by the school. Recognising external opportunities better caters to students’ diverse interests and talents. It also recognises the community’s role in developing the child.

5. Representation 

This refers to being selected and endorsed by the school or an organisation endorsed by the school (e.g. the community club or national association) to contribute, perform or compete. It need not be tied to the student’s CCA in school.

6. Accomplishment 

It refers to attaining accolades and awards at competitions, festivals, performances, exhibitions, conferences and symposiums where the student represents the school or other organisations endorsed by the school.


Recognition of Students’ Level of Attainment

At the end of the graduating year, students’ co-curricular attainment will be recognised according to Excellent/Good/Fair. The level of attainment will be converted to a bonus point(s) which can be used for admission to Junior Colleges/ Polytechnics/ Institutes of Technical Education (JC/Poly/ITE).

Co-Curricular Attainment Details
(2 bonus points)
Student who attains a minimum Level 3 in all four domains with at least a Level 4 in one domain.
(1 bonus point)
Student who attains a minimum Level 1 in all four domains with any one of the following:

  1. At least Level 2 in three domains;
  2. At least Level 2 in one domain and at least Level 3 in another domain; or
  3. iii. At least Level 4 in one domain.
Fair Student’s attainment in co-curricular will not translate into any bonus points.

The complete LEAPS 2.0 document for parents is available on the MOE Website.