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GENERAL PAPER (H1)

The syllabus focuses on the development of critical thinking skills, construction and communication of ideas in a clear, accurate and effective manner, both written and spoken. 

I. CONTENT MASTERY IN:

Arts, literature & language

Science, History, Philosophy and current affairs

Technology and Media

Business and Economics

Sports, Ethics, Morality, Values and Education

Family & Youth, Crime & Punishment

Politics, National Identity, Environment & Religion

International Relations, Events and Issues


II. ESSAY WRITING & COMPREHENSION SKILLS

Step-by-step approach to answering a wide range of Short Answer Questions, Summary writing and Application Question handling

Critical thinking skills to enable development of learning of strong essay writing abilities

Brainstorming for ideas, effective essay structure development, compelling introductions and conclusions, argumentation strategies, usage of real-life examples to support your ideas, use of literary devices and language features to enhance writing

Effective and purposeful reading for comprehension, identification of main points and ability to paraphrase answers effectively and accurately


VALUE ADD: 

Small group interactive discussions using real-world scenarios (newspaper articles, news clips, videos) on current affairs, local and global issues and construction of valid arguments and points.


 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

I.   SUBJECT EXPLORATION & EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING 

·     Covers a broad spectrum of subjects and issues ranging from humanities, culture, science, technology, current affairs, significant issues impacting Singapore and the global arena.

·      Analysis and evaluation of issues across various disciplines

 

II.   EXPOSITORY WRITING 

·           Expository essay structures and appropriate usage

·           Mechanics of writing, language features and vocabulary

·           Independent approach to building content with greater depth and breadth

 

III.   COMPREHENSION AND INTERPRETATION 

·           Identification of relevant information and comprehension of texts

·           Summary & evaluation of observations

·           Understanding & application of required tasks