Most secondary school students in Singapore sit for the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (GCE ‘O’ Level) secondary-level qualification. A similar examination is the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). As the ’O’ Level and IGCSE are of equivalent qualification grades, it can be easy to mix them up. However there are
It all happens in the blink of an eye. One minute your child is refusing to let go of your hand on the first day of primary school, and the next minute you’re holding back tears as they celebrate their graduation. It’s easy to get lost in the nostalgia of it all – where have the
Retaking an examination has a huge social stigma attached to it and especially in a competitive society like Singapore where education is treated with such seriousness. Hence, students and their parents try to hide the fact that an examination is being re-taken because that affects the way others look at them. Nonetheless, it has to
Final year national examinations signify the end of a journey and the start of a journey for many. When leaving primary schools, all students have to write the PSLE before ending their journey as a primary school student before upgrading to secondary school students. Similarly, the O level examinations (ordinary level) signify the end of
The GCE O Level examinations are indeed an important checkpoint for many students across Singapore which determines the kind of courses they would choose to pursue in the future. Apart from school tutors, O level tuition teachers at tuition centres also have a significant role in guiding students through their long and arduous educational journey.
Physics is a subject that is generally feared among students because the nature of it is challenging. Students have a general opinion that concepts are incomprehensible, unrelatable and abstract. This can be attributed to the fact that students have to grapple with various representations of the subject such as experiments, formulas, calculations, graphs and so
The GCE O Level examinations is a significant checkpoint for many students across Singapore, in their educational life. This is because, O level results determine the kind of courses students would choose to enter their desired polytechnics, or to get into their desired junior colleges. Apart from school tutors, O Level home tutors and O