Secondary School Assessment Books

PSLE marks the graduation of Primary school students and their entry into Secondary schools as teenagers. Discuss all issues about Secondary schooling here.
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Re: Secondary School Assessment Books

Post by nansk » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:50 pm

sicayahhh wrote: For assessment books wise, it would be good to get editing and comprehension guides. of couse, there's some composition books which are quite good. But for myself, I only got comprehension guides because my teacher would print out editing exercises and some model compositions + how to write them for us.

Thank you for sharing that info. Which comprehension guides did you find useful? Please specify the title and publisher. Thanks!
sicayahhh wrote:But I've got a qns, can anyone send their booklist here? I want to see the difference in books that different schools use. Maybe I can check those books out.
I check out booklists on the Pacific Book Stores web site each year end. They post the book lists of all pri/sec books which use Pacific. There are a few schools that don't. For those you can ask on the specific schools' forums here. Or you can search on the specific schools' web site.

I have saved a few sec booklists to my computer, which I can send to you if you like. PM me your email address.

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Re: Secondary School Assessment Books

Post by janet88 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:58 pm

i realize several secondary schools are using 'new syllabus math' published by shing lee.

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Re: Secondary School Assessment Books

Post by nansk » Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:44 pm

janet88 wrote:i realize several secondary schools are using 'new syllabus math' published by shing lee.
Yes, until a couple of years ago, several schools were using Discovering Maths. Now they have en masse switched to Shing Lee NSM. I wonder why, because the syllabus hasn't changed.

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Re: Secondary School Assessment Books

Post by bsk » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:22 pm

Hi
My daughter will be going to sec 01 next year.Is there a need to buy any assessment or practice books ? Even the past year exam paper available in the internet is so confusing. My daughter in cedar O level.any suggestions appreciated

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Re: Secondary School Assessment Books

Post by janet88 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:30 pm

bsk wrote:Hi
My daughter will be going to sec 01 next year.Is there a need to buy any assessment or practice books ? Even the past year exam paper available in the internet is so confusing. My daughter in cedar O level.any suggestions appreciated
i know schools will give the students past year exam papers from other schools.
other than that, my son did ask me to get some chinese assessment books, social studies reference and history titles.


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Re: Secondary School Assessment Books

Post by nansk » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:54 am

janet88 wrote:.. social studies reference and history titles.
Can you please share some specific titles he found useful?

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Re: Secondary School Assessment Books

Post by janet88 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:31 am

nansk wrote:
janet88 wrote:.. social studies reference and history titles.
Can you please share some specific titles he found useful?
are you referring to o level?
because the syllabus has just been changed, again :roll:

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Re: Secondary School Assessment Books

Post by MerryLi » Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:58 pm

You can buy some maths and science assessments. For some sec1 students, science is very difficult to catch up with the peers.

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Re: Secondary School Assessment Books

Post by janet88 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:33 pm

MerryLi wrote:You can buy some maths and science assessments. For some sec1 students, science is very difficult to catch up with the peers.
if your child's school is using shinglee math, there are many questions inside for practice....but there is an accompanying workbook.

for science, you may want to look at science assessment books by GLM or wisemann. same goes for history and geography. reading intensively is important but a student doesn't know what he/she knows or will be tested.

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Re: Secondary School Assessment Books

Post by zbear » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:54 pm

Janet, can see u are very hands on for Sec School books.

I have no idea what sort of books my kids used in Sec School. All I know is to pay for them if my kids need to buy.

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