Excel in Humanities and Language Subjects in Singapore

April 10, 2019

Economics is one of the most popular contrasting subjects selected by JC students.  We would like to answer some of the frequently asked questions regarding this subject.

Q1: How relevant is Economics for admission to universities?

A: It depends on the course one intends...

October 6, 2018

If we had a dollar every time a student told us they were unable to complete their essay/examination paper on time, we would have become very wealthy.

The concept of time management seems ridiculously straightforward, but yet it remains the biggest roadblock to students...

May 1, 2018

It is no secret that doing well in History at the GCE ‘A’ Level Examination is heavily dependent on the candidate’s ability to write good essays. The essay section makes up 60 per cent of the final score for both papers. Cambridge markers also consider the quality of w...

April 13, 2018

The following article is contributed by our Principal Economics Tutor, Mr S.F. Koh.

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It is not uncommon to hear students exasperatedly complain that while they understand the Economic concepts, they ar...

August 26, 2017

1. It is ALL about memorising

So many parents have asked us, “Don’t they just need to memorise the content to do well in [insert Humanities subject]?” and we have had to disabuse them of the entrenched, but mistaken, notion. Maybe that was the case 30 years ago, when al...

May 11, 2017

The following is a collation of the grade profiles of the 10th and 90th percentiles of Singapore-Cambridge GCE “A” Level Applicants Offered Places in the 2016 University Admissions Exercise.

Singapore Management University

Note: SMU adopts a holistic selection process. I...

May 6, 2017

BEFORE EXAMS

1. Know when to start studying.

START NOW. And it is not about studying hard, but studying SMART. Set up a study calendar and stick to it (barring unforeseen circumstances of course). You know your school and tuition schedule, then just fill in the blanks. D...