Excel in Humanities and Language Subjects in Singapore

February 1, 2020

One of the key questions students always have is how they can ace the Open-Ended Questions (OEQ) for the GCE 'O' Level Pure and Elective Geography paper. OEQ takes up 8 marks per question and doing well for them will give you a big boost in acing your examination.

Let u...

May 20, 2017

What are Open-Ended Questions?

  • Longer, more complex and demanding questions.

  • Suitable for multiple demand questions. (E.g. First part you may be asked to briefly describe something, 2nd part of question will require you to assess or evaluate.)

  • Decision mak...

February 4, 2017

How do you answer a Three-Part Weather & Climate Question based on Figure 1 for Johor, Malaysia below?

Question 1: 

What is the climatic type of Johor, Malaysia?

Equatorial climate

Question 2:

Describe the annual precipitation pattern in Johor, Malaysia.

- At the beginning o...

December 16, 2016

 Photo copyright by Humanities Hub. Tourists outside Asakusa Shrine in Tokyo, Japan.

In the recently concluded 2016 GCE O-Level examinations for Geography Elective, the 8-mark open-ended question in Section C tripped up many students:

GCE 2016 O-Level Question:

"A fatalis...

December 8, 2016

Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia, where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet. Photo copyright @ Humanities Hub

Geography has always been a dynamic subject, and the beauty about the study of Geography, while in simplistic terms aims to investigate why differences between s...

November 18, 2016

 *Image credited to www.davegranlund.com

A fairly new component of the Pure and Elective Geography syllabus, GI or Geographical Investigation entails students to showcase their understanding of relevant fieldwork techniques, from identifying the question at hand as well...