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“We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.”~Galileo Galilei.
We live in a technologically advanced age, but the average person relies on advanced technology without understanding how it works. Much of this knowledge is contained within the discipline of Physics.
With physics, a student develops a ‘sense’ of wonder and curiosity about how things work. This motivation to learn is of paramount importance. A good Physics Tuition at the introductory level should instil an interest in the subject that will grow and flourish in the long run.
A small number of basic principles and laws of physics can be applied to predict a wide range of physical events and phenomena. Therefore, teaching students the nature of physics inculcates in them an understanding of the importance of science and how it can be applied to our day to day lives.
In Singapore, physics is introduced as an ‘O’ Level and ‘N’ level subject to make students aware of energy, matter, and their interrelationships.
“It focuses on investigating natural phenomena and then applying patterns, models (including mathematical ones), principles, theories, and laws to explain the physical behaviour of the universe.”
"A quality Physics tutor, time and sheer hard work are the three ingredients that make the learning process of Physics easier and effective.”
Many physics students, both past and present, would agree that physics is one of the most difficult subjects in secondary school. And for those who are new to the subject such as secondary 3 students, learning physics is like learning a new language containing a myriad of technical jargon and unknown symbols.
Physics demands a deep understanding, technical comprehension, and a curious mind. These are two main factors that discourage many students from studying physics:
Given these factors, it is not surprising that many students find it hard to ace the subject. Enrolling in physics tuition as early as possible will ensure that your child gets a thorough understanding of the subject, which will allow him or her to excel in future physics examinations.
Physics is a branch of the tree of science that helps to describe how nature works using the language of mathematics. It is the most fundamental of the experimental sciences that attempts to describe the behaviour of the smallest building blocks of matter, light, the Universe, and everything in between.
The Singapore education system gives science a special place in its curriculum. Science is introduced at the Primary and the Secondary School levels. In the beginning, students are taught the very basic and general form of Science. As they start to progress, specialisations such as Physics are introduced.
FAMILIARIZATION WITH PHYSICS SYLLABUS
|Sr.no||Level of Education||Syllabus||Mode of Assessment||What should be the approach of students|
|1||O- Level||Measurement; Newtonian Mechanics; Thermal Physics; Waves; Electricity and Magnetism||CPaper1- Multiple Choice; Paper2- Structured and Free Response; Paper3- School-based Science Practical Assessment (SPA)||The exam demand students to demonstrate: knowledge and understanding skills; Handling information and Solving Problem Skills;Experimental Skills and Investigations|
|2||H1 Physics||Measurement; Newtonian Mechanics;Electricity and Magnetism;Nuclear Physics||Paper1- Multiple Choice; Paper2- Structured Questions(2sections)||Paper 1 and 2 demands:knowledge and understanding skills; Handling, Applying and evaluating the information.|
|3||H2 Physics||Measurement; Newtonian Mechanics;Thermal Physics;Oscillations and Waves; Electricity and Magnetism; Modern Physics||CPaper1- Multiple Choice; Paper2- Structured Questions;Paper3- Long Structured Questions;Paper4- Practical||Paper 1,2 and 3 demands: knowledge with understanding skills; Handling, applying and evaluating the information skills.Paper 4 demands: Experimental Skills and Investigations.|
|4||International Baccalaureate (IB) Physics Core||Physics and Physical Measurement; Mechanics; Thermal Physics;Oscillations and Waves; Electric Currents;Fields and Forces;Atomic and Nuclear Physics; Energy, Power and Climate Change.||Paper1- Multiple Choice;Paper2- Data based and extended-response Questions;Paper3- Short Answer Questions;||The exam demand students to be creative and apply his knowledge, methods, and techniques of scientific studies in most effective manner.|
Known as syllabus 6091, the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education for Physics focuses on the investigative study of natural phenomena while applying knowledge of theories and concepts to justify specific conclusions. Introduced to students in sec 3, Physics is one of the three Science subjects that is tested during the GCE O levels, depending on individual subject combinations.
When it comes to the assessment objectives of the GCE Physics O Level examination, students will have to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of several aspects of the subject matter. These include (but not limited to):
• Scientific laws, facts, concepts and theories
• Scientific terminology
• Instrumentation and apparatus use, and proper abidance to safety protocols
• Technological applications
Beyond this, handling of information and solving problems and experimental skills and investigations are boxes to check off the Physics syllabus.
How then do schools grade their GCE Physics O level students? There are three papers that students will have to sit through during their O levels, two of which are theory-based, and the third is a practical assessment. The syllabus is similar for the IGCSE Physics 0625 examination.
In some secondary schools, students are given the option to take combined science, instead of taking on triple sciences. This allows for a clean split in grading when the results are out.
GCE A level physics builds on the content covered in GCE O level physics curriculum. The course dives into specifics of topics that include the likes of Magnetic fields and electromagnetic induction and Quantum Physics.
There are, however, differences between H1 Physics and H2 Physics. Beyond the level of difficulty, H1 physics does not require students to sit for a practical exam. If coming up with your own experiments and deriving results from it is your forte, the more intensive H2 Physics just might be for you. Given the in-depth coverage of concepts and practical assessments of H2 Physics, taking the course improves your eligibility for science courses in University.
From the above, you can see that the breadth and depth of content vary drastically from GCE O levels and A level physics. If there is one factor that links to the increasing need for students to enrol in A level physics tuition, it has to be because H2 Physics requires students to utilise math extensively.
As seen in the ‘syllabus’, it is clear a student needs to excel both in theoretical and practical knowledge to achieve good grades in a physics exam. To achieve both these demands effectively, we believe that a physics tutor will be of great help.
1-to-1 physics tuition in Singapore allows your child to get a quality education with personalised instructions. If you are looking for an affordable private tutor for physics, you have landed at the right place. At ChampionTutor, you can engage top-notch physics tutors for your child. Even if you are looking to kickstart ‘O’ level physics revision for your sec 3 child, our physics tuition will help your child pass their exams.
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Questions typically posed in the GCE-A level Physics papers require mathematical calculations as well as theoretical understanding. This means that the mere regurgitation of theoretical jargon from textbooks might not suffice. Students have to perform calculations and back their conclusions with facts and information. This requires a thorough understanding of the subject – and one way to achieve full comprehension is by attending A level Physics tuition lessons.
By sitting for the Singapore Cambridge GCE-A level Physics examinations, you’re increasing your chances of taking a science-related course at University. This paves the way for careers in Science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Should you get a Science degree where Physics is one of the fundamental subjects, it broadens your job options. Some of the career paths include: business analyst, engineer, physicist, physics researcher, programmer, project manager, and more.
Firstly, you’ll have to understand the formatting of the paper and get a good grasp on the topics by practicing the 10-year series. From taking notes during lessons to practicing daily, there are several things you can do to ace your exam. Should you require help, ChampionTutor has qualified tutors who are well-versed in innovative exam techniques. Knowing the ins and outs of the physics syllabus, enrolling in physics tuition will help you through any academic hurdles.
QTutors’ rates vary because of factors such as the level and subject they are teaching, academic qualification, and experience. At ChampionTutor, specific tuition rates can be found in each tutor request form when you sign up for Physics tuition in Singapore. Rough estimates are as follows:
Primary: SGD 25 to 50 per hour
Secondary: SGD 35 to 65 per hour
Junior College: SGD 45 to 100 per hour
IB: SGD 45 to 100 per hour
University: SGD 60 to 120 per hour
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