Applied Learning (ApL) is an integral part of the New Senior Secondary (NSS) curriculum. It is introduced to Secondary 5 and 6 to cater for the diverse learning needs of students. ApL complements senior secondary subjects by offering studies with stronger elements of practical learning linked to broad professional and vocational fields. There are six areas of studies in ApL, namely (1) Creative Studies; (2) Media and Communication; (3) Business, Management and Law; (4) Services; (5) Applied Science; and (6) Engineering and Production. Students will be prepared for lifelong learning for further studies and/or work through the development of foundation skills, thinking skills, people skills, values and attitudes, and career-related competencies.