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Secondary School Science Guide Books

Postby maggielhy » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:39 pm

Hi,

Hope this is a duplicating topic, as I noticed that the other thread on Science Guide Books centers on PSLE.

Maybe we can have a thread on secondary school science books too?

My son is taking his O-Levels this year. He is taking triple science, but his grades for the three subjects have been poor.

Other than TYS, anyone has any recommendations on other science reference books?

Thanks!

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Postby okmum » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:01 pm

A few recommendations:

1)Smashing Exams.
Teachers in some schools such as Chung Cheng High are using them too.
www.smashingexams.com.sg

2) Longman
An established brand.

3) TYS
The good old TYS! Get your child to do, redo, and then redo the qns!

Hope u find the above info useful too :)

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Postby atrecord » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:42 pm

For TYS, is it just an assessment book with questions, or does it have notes that explain the theory and concepts too?

I tend to associate guide books as being those with notes/explanations, while assessment books would be those that contain only questions and no notes.

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Postby superkiasume » Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:57 pm

Hmm... Just a side-thought.

When buying secondary school assessment books, try to avoid those from SAP. The TYS published by this company is very poorly compiled. Wrong answers, poor segregation of questions, etc. But just my opinion.

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Postby SoWoW » Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:42 am

atrecord wrote:For TYS, is it just an assessment book with questions, or does it have notes that explain the theory and concepts too?

I tend to associate guide books as being those with notes/explanations, while assessment books would be those that contain only questions and no notes.


Yes, me too. Looking for a good science guide book to read up for more infos.

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Postby jetstar » Mon May 17, 2010 1:15 pm

atrecord wrote:For TYS, is it just an assessment book with questions, or does it have notes that explain the theory and concepts too?

I tend to associate guide books as being those with notes/explanations, while assessment books would be those that contain only questions and no notes.


TYS actually stands for "Ten Year Series". It's kind of a compilation of the actual O-Level / A-Level questions over the last 10 years.

Hence, it's not a guide book with notes and explanations.

Hope u find the explanation above useful :)

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Postby jetstar » Mon May 17, 2010 1:18 pm

SoWoW wrote:
atrecord wrote:For TYS, is it just an assessment book with questions, or does it have notes that explain the theory and concepts too?

I tend to associate guide books as being those with notes/explanations, while assessment books would be those that contain only questions and no notes.


Yes, me too. Looking for a good science guide book to read up for more infos.


Yes, a good guide book can make a tremendous impact to a student's grades.

The more highly recommended ones that I can think of are those from Redspot & Smashing Exams.

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Postby geylang » Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:21 am

For Physcis, i would recommend "O level Physics Structured Questions & Misconceptions" and "1001 Physics MCQ for O level". Both books from longman. They are used by Raffles and Chinese High.

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Postby BlackHawk » Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:49 pm

So how was the recommended books?

Was there any one which was good for ur kid ?

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Postby atrecord » Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:10 pm

jetstar wrote:
SoWoW wrote:
atrecord wrote:For TYS, is it just an assessment book with questions, or does it have notes that explain the theory and concepts too?

I tend to associate guide books as being those with notes/explanations, while assessment books would be those that contain only questions and no notes.


Yes, me too. Looking for a good science guide book to read up for more infos.


Yes, a good guide book can make a tremendous impact to a student's grades.

The more highly recommended ones that I can think of are those from Redspot & Smashing Exams.


Could you elaborate a bit more on why are the Redspot books and Smashing Exams more highly recommended? I do not seem to be able to find Smashing Exams in Popular.

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