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History or Geography?

Postby jtoh » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:44 am

People often say that History is tougher to score in than Geography. Is that true in the upper sec levels?

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Re: History or Geography?

Postby Edureach » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:45 pm

jtoh wrote:People often say that History is tougher to score in than Geography. Is that true in the upper sec levels?


Is a world-wide trend both A-level and IB. However, final reults are moderated, the former base on cohort's performance and for the latter, the marks to score a distinction are different.

Generally, if your dd is achieving >70 marks consistently, she should be able to handle econs/any of the above at A-level.

Choose base on her interest and aptitude. If unsure, choose the one she requires the least effort to score.

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Re: History or Geography?

Postby vlim » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:56 pm

Hi Edureach,
I would like to check you regarding which combination is good for my ds. Currently, I think my son should good to take up Economics in jc1 or ip 5th yr as he is good in Maths and he has no problem in writing too.
I have heard of students taking Chemistry, Physics and Econ in RI. What is your view on this combination. TIA!

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Re: History or Geography?

Postby Edureach » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:04 pm

vlim wrote:Hi Edureach,
I would like to check you regarding which combination is good for my ds. Currently, I think my son should good to take up Economics in jc1 or ip 5th yr as he is good in Maths and he has no problem in writing too.
I have heard of students taking Chemistry, Physics and Econ in RI. What is your view on this combination. TIA!


PCME is the legendary combi for science students the alternative being BCME. The former opens more doors to take up a broad spectrum of courses in unis. Econs is the most common contrasting subject offered by science students. Base on your ds profile, econs is suitable for him.

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Re: History or Geography?

Postby vlim » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:12 pm

Edureach wrote:
vlim wrote:
PCME is the legendary combi for science students the alternative being BCME. The former opens more doors to take up a broad spectrum of courses in unis. Econs is the most common contrasting subject offered by science students. Base on your ds profile, econs is suitable for him.


Thanks Edureach!..and what would be the career opportunity for students taking Econ?

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Re: History or Geography?

Postby Edureach » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:08 pm

vlim wrote:
Edureach wrote:
vlim wrote:
PCME is the legendary combi for science students the alternative being BCME. The former opens more doors to take up a broad spectrum of courses in unis. Econs is the most common contrasting subject offered by science students. Base on your ds profile, econs is suitable for him.


Thanks Edureach!..and what would be the career opportunity for students taking Econ?


Grads who have majored in econs can work in both the public and private instituitions. A wide ranging careers are on offer in both govt depts ie trade, military, finance, foreign affairs, education etc and private sector- banks, advisory services as economist, coporate/pte bankers, marketing, financial professionals etc.

Those who have sterling results can also do a double degree programmes in engineering, accountancy or master in public administraion- LKY school of public policy.

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Re: History or Geography?

Postby vlim » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:22 pm

Edureach wrote:
vlim wrote:Grads who have majored in econs can work in both the public and private instituitions. A wide ranging careers are on offer in both govt depts ie trade, military, finance, foreign affairs, education etc and private sector- banks, advisory services as economist, coporate/pte bankers, marketing, financial professionals etc.

Those who have sterling results can also do a double degree programmes in engineering, accountancy or master in public administraion- LKY school of public policy.


oh..the double degree can be done in Singapore Uni or need to go oversea Uni?

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Re: History or Geography?

Postby Edureach » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:24 pm

vlim wrote:
Edureach wrote:
vlim wrote:Grads who have majored in econs can work in both the public and private instituitions. A wide ranging careers are on offer in both govt depts ie trade, military, finance, foreign affairs, education etc and private sector- banks, advisory services as economist, coporate/pte bankers, marketing, financial professionals etc.

Those who have sterling results can also do a double degree programmes in engineering, accountancy or master in public administraion- LKY school of public policy.


oh..the double degree can be done in Singapore Uni or need to go oversea Uni?



Local also can. 5-year programme.

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Re: History or Geography?

Postby vlim » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:27 pm

:thankyou: Edureach and hope u will still be around at ksp to assist when my ds need to make a decision in a few yrs time hahaaaaaaaaaaaa :wink:

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Re: History or Geography?

Postby jtoh » Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:42 pm

Edureach wrote:
jtoh wrote:People often say that History is tougher to score in than Geography. Is that true in the upper sec levels?


Is a world-wide trend both A-level and IB. However, final reults are moderated, the former base on cohort's performance and for the latter, the marks to score a distinction are different.

Generally, if your dd is achieving >70 marks consistently, she should be able to handle econs/any of the above at A-level.

Choose base on her interest and aptitude. If unsure, choose the one she requires the least effort to score.


Thanks Edureach. So are you saying that it isn't harder to score in History as compared to Geography? That after moderation, the possibility of scoring well in either subject is equal?

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