GCE O-Levels 2009

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GCE O-Levels 2009

Postby James Ang » Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:01 am

Not much discussion on O levels these days as more emphasis placed on PSLE.



Ok let me start the ball rolling, based on students' feedback so far and the papers I have seen from the students.


E Maths Paper 1 easy, Paper 2 tough.
Add Maths Paper 1 and 2 both tough.
English is easy.
Pure Chemistry is easy, strange question on organic chem section.
Pure Physics is easy, much emphasis on electricity and electromagnetic induction (Lenz law and Faraday law), no optics.
Combined humanities easy.

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Re: 2009 O levels

Postby ChiefKiasu » Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:40 am

James Ang wrote:Not much discussion on O levels these days as more emphasis placed on PSLE.



Ok let me start the ball rolling, based on students' feedback so far and the papers I have seen from the students.


E Maths Paper 1 easy, Paper 2 tough.
Add Maths Paper 1 and 2 both tough.
English is easy.
Pure Chemistry is easy, strange question on organic chem section.
Pure Physics is easy, much emphasis on electricity and electromagnetic induction (Lenz law and Faraday law), no optics.
Combined humanities easy.


That's probably because it is too hard for parents to understand the O-Level subject matter in order to discuss the tests :wink:

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Postby James Ang » Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:16 am

hi Chief, PSLE is the "new O levels", the competition is stiff in the PSLE arena. Nobody talks about O levels anymore. In fact the newspapers give more coverage to PSLE than O levels now, compared to some 10-15 years ago.
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Postby mrswongtuition » Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:21 am

Heard that pure Geog was quite tough.

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Postby Philosophical_Anarchist » Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:45 pm

I'll have to disagree with English being easy. English is never easy. If English were easy, the national average for distinction would be much higher instead of a pathetic 23.1%.

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Re: 2009 O levels

Postby KSP » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:24 pm

ChiefKiasu wrote:
James Ang wrote:Not much discussion on O levels these days as more emphasis placed on PSLE.



Ok let me start the ball rolling, based on students' feedback so far and the papers I have seen from the students.


E Maths Paper 1 easy, Paper 2 tough.
Add Maths Paper 1 and 2 both tough.
English is easy.
Pure Chemistry is easy, strange question on organic chem section.
Pure Physics is easy, much emphasis on electricity and electromagnetic induction (Lenz law and Faraday law), no optics.
Combined humanities easy.


That's probably because it is too hard for parents to understand the O-Level subject matter in order to discuss the tests :wink:


Probably after 10 yrs of Kiasu attitude, the parents also get tired and cool down liao. "A" level i think zero participation.

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Postby father_of_3 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:46 pm

maybe kid is more grown up by O level that they do not need much hand-holding.

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Postby tankee » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:27 am

mrswongtuition wrote:Heard that pure Geog was quite tough.


I heard the same about geography

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Postby tankee » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:29 am

father_of_3 wrote:maybe kid is more grown up by O level that they do not need much hand-holding.


true ...

and not as though the average parents are able to hand-hold except providing the moral support

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Postby atutor2001 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:27 pm

James Ang wrote:hi Chief, PSLE is the "new O levels", the competition is stiff in the PSLE arena. Nobody talks about O levels anymore. In fact the newspapers give more coverage to PSLE than O levels now, compared to some 10-15 years ago.


Hi James

I think there is not much talk about O level because the "top" students are not taking it. Usually parents of these students are more vocal and concerned.

The amount of activities in the thread on GEP also highlight that this forum has lived up to its name - KiauParents.com. Maybe parents with kids taking O level are not as Kiasu which is why they are not "here".

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