GP Prep

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GP Prep

Postby yoyoyozxc » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:06 am

Hi all.

I am a sec 4 student awaiting my O's results. All the while I've been writing narratives for my compositions. Argumentative in sec sch is a challenge for me.
I am sure I'll be going into a JC next year.

So the question is,
How do I prepare for GP in JC so that I will be able to catch up?
Read newspaper/model essays? Any recommendations?

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Re: GP Prep

Postby Haneyi » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:48 pm

Here are some blogs you may want to take a look at, I found them very informative:

Hope that helps.
Thank you.

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Re: GP Prep

Postby mensch » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:11 pm

Two areas you can start working on are 1) content and 2) structure of argumentative essays.

For content, you can do an online search or flip through past year GP papers to get a sense of essay question types. There's a broad range but many of them concern ethics, politics, local challenges and thoughts about the humanities and sciences. This will give you a sense of issues to follow. Then you can look out for them in online newspaper headlines or watch related videos that interest you on sites like, and

For structure, it's basically an expansion of the few months' worth of argumentative essays you would have covered in Sec 3 or 4. It's meant to be a bridge toward academic writing, with long(er) paragraphs, topic sentences, and detailed analysis of examples. You can find sample essays online and also read opinion columns from world newspapers and magazines like Time and the Economist.

Hope that helps!

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Re: GP Prep

Postby KRTC @ Simei » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:39 pm


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Re: GP Prep

Postby mymj » Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:27 am

Read up on internet articles, newspapers, sample essays, etc
Also, check out compilations of evidences available online.

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Re: GP Prep

Postby TheGPTutor » Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:45 am

2016 GP A-Level Paper

1. ‘Any adaptation of a novel for film, television or the theatre is never as effective as the original.’

2. Assess the view that traditional buildings have no future in your society.

3. ‘Longer life expectancy creates more problems than benefits.’ Discuss.

4. Considering the money involved, should developing countries be allowed to host major sporting events?

5. ‘Human need, rather than profit, should always be the main concern of scientific research.’ Discuss.

6. ‘Countries experiencing conflict should be left to sort out their own problems.’ How far do you agree?

7. How far has modern technology made it unnecessary for individuals to possess mathematical skills?

8. ‘People who do the most worthwhile jobs rarely receive the best financial rewards.’ To what extent is this true of your society?

9. Evaluate the claim that equality of opportunity for females is desirable, but unrealistic, goal.

10. Assess the view that most natural disasters are the result of human activity.

11. Is competition always desireable?

12. ‘Everyone has an opinion, but not everyone’s opinion is of equal value.’ What is your view?

A fairly broad paper that focuses on the format prior to 2003. There are some questions with topics that are regularly discussed in schools, like Science, Environment, Media, Government & Politics, but the emphasis is on hybrid discussion and evaluation.

Question #3, 5, 6 and 9 are common questions. Their manifestations are not that varied. Any hardworking student who has eye-balled several dozen questions would have come across such questions quite regularly.

For Student Reference Only. All rights belong to Source. I own no rights to the above question set.

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