Excel in Humanities and Language Subjects in Singapore

May 9, 2019

You have received your SA1 results for your humanities subjects (for Social Studies, History [pure/elective] and Geography [pure/elective]). Do you know what it means in relation to your state of readiness for the upcoming O-Level examinations in October 2019, and the...

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...

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 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...

March 1, 2017

We would like to start off with this disclaimer - THERE REALLY isn't a model essay out there, not in the field of Humanities anyway, but there are always good versus bad ones. What are the hallmarks of a GOOD (HIGH SCORING) History essay at the A-Levels? We will take t...

January 7, 2017

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Question

Assess the view that the Cold War was significant in the establishment of maximum governments in Southeast Asia.

Instructions

- In pairs/groups, outline the trajectory of your response and the suggested case studies/e...