August 31, 2020

How to Revise for O Level Science Effectively & Quickly

The O Level Chemistry Examination not only tests the number of chemical facts and definitions you have remembered, but also if you know how to apply the chemistry concepts and solve application problems.

About 30% of the marks are given for recall of facts and definitions, the rest are for understanding and applications of chemistry...

August 31, 2020

For science, there is no way you can score well in examinations just by memorising the facts and definitions in your Textbooks or Science Notes.

The way to learn effectively is to make sure you understand the essential concepts. For revision, it is recommneded that you tackle it in a topical basis first, before coming back to do a summary of how the different topics are interlinked...

August 31, 2020

Pointers For Peak Performance In 'O' Level Science

Biology

Paper 1

1. Several statements may be presented in questions of any topic. Students should select the appropriate statements by reading through each carefully and marking each, ‘true’, ‘false’, or ‘not able to tell’.

2. Questions that include microscopic or illustrated images with parts that students must label generally feature und...

August 31, 2020

Diagrams are an integral part of Biology and play a significant role in both the theoretical and practical study of life. It is a symbolic representation of information and a valuable tool in understanding the theories through visual perception.

There are many students, who usually skip these diagrams and concentrate more only on the theoretical part of the subject. This is not the righ...

August 31, 2020

Biology is hardly a subject that you can pick up in 2 seconds. It incorporates a little bit of Chemistry and Mathematics, mixed with its own principles – which makes it complex to say the least!  How to get an A in Biology is to understand that is the foundation of how we understand all living things.  That’s a pretty amazing subject to study.

How a new protein is catalysed in...

August 31, 2020

With many of you starting A Level courses, we felt now is the time to explore how to make the step up to A Level study, what to expect, and how to succeed in this environment. Here we focus on Biology, and how you can tackle the jump up from GCSE in the best way possible.

First of all, congratulations! You’ve worked hard for your GCSE results and you are beginning an A Level Biology cou...

August 31, 2020

Succeeding in A-Level Biology is, unfortunately, not as straightforward as it may seem. Unlike many other subjects, simply learning the material is not enough, as the questions appear to instead focus on testing your application of this material in seemingly abstract situations.

However, there are ways to improve your chances of success. In this blog, we will give you three top tips for...

August 31, 2020

Writing a great essay is absolutely essential to General Paper. However, it’s not as easy as it seems – many students get it wrong at the very start, and have already doomed themselves to a mediocre grade even before they have written their first word.

Don’t be one of those students.

① Question keyword analysis is absolutely fundamental.

This early stage in writing the essay can either ma...

August 31, 2020

Singapore is not only well-known for having a student population that is experienced in math and technology. Also, they are known for having probably the most prolific learners capable of composing different topics easily because of their General Paper checks for A-levels.

Unfortunately, writing an ideal essay isn’t easily achievable at once because A-amounts cover a number of topics an...

August 31, 2020

General Paper 2 requires an element of Critical reading, however its overarching aim is not just content understanding and retention, but rather understanding the content/arguments and the reasons why the author has made the arguments and presented them the way he has. This requires a slightly different approach fro SQ3R. At Sophia Education, we’ll adopt the Analyze, Interpret, Evaluat...

August 31, 2020

For any A-Level General Paper JC student, the term “Critical Reading” would not seem foreign to them, their teachers would have definitely thrown the term around before. However, the word isn’t as chim as you think it is. But what exactly does “Critical Reading” entail, and how can you use it to get an A1 for the H1 General Paper. We’ll explore this concept in this article....

August 31, 2020

Even though economics is a social science, it can be as difficult and demanding as any of the more challenging academic subjects, including math, chemistry, etc. To do well in economics requires time, dedication, and good study habits. At Sophia Education, we provide personalized tuition to help you achieve your desired grades and we guarantee atleast improvement by 2-Grades in just 12...

August 31, 2020

Exams are coming, or they might already be here for some of you! Either way, it's time to study and Sophia Education is here to assist you in achieving your desired grades. First things first, don't panic. Look at how to study for an economics exam that is a few weeks out, and then consider how to cram the night before a test. Good luck.

The Best Way to Study for Economics Exa...

August 31, 2020

Now, students should know that the A Level Economics exam is as much an assessment of a student’s content knowledge, as it is a test of a student’s exam skills. Hence, subsumed within this article is a collection of exam-smart tips to helping you achieve an 'A' for your economics examinations.

Tip 1 – Impact of an event

Across the entire Economics syllabus, students are often asked to as...

August 31, 2020

As the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level Economics examination approaches, many students are cramming and gearing up for the big day after two years of hard work.

Students' common questions include the following:

Should I read economics lecture notes?

Should I read economics model essays?

Should I practice economics examination questions?

It is too late to get economics tuition?

The answers...

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