Types of Co-curricular activities (CCA)

In Singapore there are generally two types of CCAs. They are the Core CCA (also known as Main CCA) and the Merit CCA (also known as Secondary CCA or Optional CCA).

Core CCAs (e.g. Band, Rugby, Boys’ Brigade, Track and Field, Singapore Youth Flying Club) normally take up more time and resources and have more emphasis placed on them by the school. Joining a Core CCA is compulsory for secondary school students in Singapore and it is considered an integral part of the education system.

Merit CCAs (e.g. Chess Club, Gardening, Philatelic Club, Library Club) are less time-consuming. They are an optional addition for students with an interest in the Merit CCAs subject.

Sports and games:

  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Flatwater Canoe/Kayak Racing
  • Floorball
  • Golf (only offered in some schools)
  • Gymnastics
    • Artistic Gymnastics
    • Rhythmic Gymnastics
    • Trampoline Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Handball (played with a club)
  • Judo
  • Netball
  • Outdoor Adventure (usually in junior colleges/JCs)
  • Rugby
  • Sailing
  • Sepak Takraw
  • Shooting
    • Air Pistol
    • Air Rifle
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Tenpin Bowling
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Waterpolo
  • Wushu
  • Ultimate(Frisbee)
  • Sumo

Uniformed groups:

  • Boys’ Brigade
  • Girls’ Brigade
  • Girl Guides Singapore
  • Military Band
  • National Cadet Corps (NCC)
  • National Civil Defence Cadet Corps (NCDCC)
  • National Police Cadet Corps (NPCC)
  • Red Cross Youth (RCY)
  • St. John Ambulance Brigade (SJAB)
  • The Singapore Scout Association (SSA)

Performing Arts groups:

  • Angklung Ensemble
  • Bands
    • Brass Band
    • Concert Band
    • Symphonic Band
    • Wind Band
  • Chinese Orchestra
    • (some schools may focus on certain solo instruments, like Cedar Girls’ Guzheng Ensemble)
  • Choir
  • Dance Clubs
    • Chinese Dance
    • Indian Dance
    • International Dance
    • Malay Dance
    • Modern Dance
  • English Drama
  • Gamelan
  • General Music
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Guzheng Ensemble
  • Handbell Ensemble
  • Harmonica and Keyboard Ensemble
  • Harp Ensemble
  • Indian Orchestra
  • Piano
  • Orchestra
  • Strings Ensemble
  • Violin

Note that Band may either count as a uniformed group or a performing arts group.

Clubs and Societies:

  • AVA Club (Audio and Visual Aid)
  • Art Club
  • Astronomy Club
  • Chess Club
  • Chinese Cultural Club
  • Chinese Calligraphy Club
  • Computer Club
  • Debate Club
  • Drama Club
  • Entrepreneurship Club
  • Environment Club
  • Gardening
  • Green Club
  • Guitar Club
  • Health and Fitness Club
  • Hydroponics Club
  • Infocomm Club
  • Interact Club
  • Language Club
  • Library Club

*Mathematics Clubs:

  • Mind Sports Club
  • Multimedia Club
  • Philatelic Club
  • Photography Club
  • Robotics Club
  • Science Club
  • Singapore Youth Flying Club (SYFC)
  • Video Animation Club

In some schools, instead of separate clubs for Language, Debate and Drama (and even Culture), these domains are grouped under the heading of Language Debate and Drama Societies, an example of which is the English Language Drama and Debate Society (ELDDS).

Read more @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Co-Curricular_Activity

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