The revised ‘A’ level curriculum
In 2006, a new ‘A’ level curriculum was introduced in order to encourage breadth of learning and flexibility. ‘A’ level subjects can now be taken at three levels: H1, H2 and H3.
- H1 level (1 academic unit per H1 subject)
- Carries about half the content of H2 but is similar in depth
- H2 level (2 academic unit per H2 subject)
- Equivalent to what was previously termed ‘A’ level subjects
- H3 level (1 academic unit per H3 subject)
- Replaces the ‘S’ papers; students must also offer the corresponding subject at H2 level
- Offered only in JC2 for selected students
In order to achieve an optimum workload, students sitting the ‘A’ level examination offer a mixture of compulsory and optional subjects.
Core H1 Subjects
The following subjects are compulsory and will be taken at H1 level:
- Mother Tongue Language (MTL), which may be examined in JC1. It cannot be replaced by another subject. (A student who acieves grade D7 or better in Higher MTL at ‘O’ level is exempted from offering this examination.)
- Project Work (PW), which will be examined in JC1.
- General Paper (GP), which will be examined in JC2.
In addition to the core H1 subjects, students must offer at least 4 content-based subjects.
Content-based subjects & contrasting subjects
- 3 of the content-based subjects must be at H2 level and the 4th content-based subject may be at H1 or H2 level.
- At least 1 of the 4 content-based subjects offered must be a contrasting subject.
- Students specialising in Humanities and the Arts will need to take a contrasting subject from Mathematics and Sciences.
- Students specialising in Mathematics and Sciences will need to take a cotnrasting subject from Humanities and the Arts.
- The contrasting subject can be taken at either H1 or H2 level.
Subjects in NYJC
NYJC provides a wide range of subject options for our students. The various combinations cater to individual interests and lead to different future career choices. We encourage prospective students to choose a subject combination that suits their needs and aspirations.
The subjects offered at H1 and H2 level in NYJC are:
Art, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, China Studies in Chinese, Chinese Language, Economics, General Paper, General Studies in Chinese, Geography, History, Literature in English, Malay Language, Project Work, Tamil Language
Art, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Chinese Language & Literature, Economics, English Language & Linguistics, Geography, History, Literature in English, Malay Language & Literature, Tamil Language & Literature
Our college also offers H3 subjects to the top 5% of the students based on their JC1 promotional results. An H3 subject, which is an extension of the H2 subject, entails an in-depth study of a particular area that the student has the ability for and a passionate interest in.
There are 3 modes in which the H3 subject can be taken:
- An extended research project
- Students offering the research mode should work under the supervision of a qualified mentor. Besides schoolteachers, students could also carry out their research under the mentorship of experts from agencies/institutions, e.g. Agency For Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) or Singapore Institutes of Higher Learning.
- The curriculum could involve consultation with mentors, attachment to the MOE agency, independent work and preparation for the report/essay.
- To ensure the rigour of the research in the chosen field of study, students would spend at least 50% of the curriculum time on the research process.
- The assessment of students’ research work will be based on the research process and the completed product.
Students may apply for the Nanyang Research Programme (NRP) offered by NTU, which is convertible to a H3 module, in mid May.
- An university-taught course
- The mode of a university-taught course would build on the existing H2 knowledge and skills, allowing students to pursue the subject at a higher and deeper level.
- It would provide students with opportunities for exploration into a specialisted area of focus beyond the scope of the H2 subject, as well as to apply concepts learnt in the study.
- Universities are given the flexibility to design the structure of the H3 programme and the mode of delivery. The curriculum could include lectures, tutorials, field trips and independent work by students.
- The lessons would be conducted by a qualified university lecturer with the requisite knowledge.
- The assessment of students’ learning could be based on a written examination and/or other components such as laboratory work, evidenced by clear documentation of the learning process.
H3 subjects offered by the universities may change year to year. Students will be informed of the H3 modules offered once the universities release the list to the school in October every year.
Click here to view H3 Programme offered by MOE Partners: NUS, NTU,SMU
Our college will advise the qualified students accordingly on the appropriate subjects and modes.
Language Elective Programme (Chinese):
Art Elective Programme:
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