Preparing For O-Levels

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Re: Preparing For O-Levels

Post by winniel_tlh » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:06 pm

Hi,

I'm looking for A. math tutor for my son, for O level this year... possibly, someone who's able to help with Physics & Chem as well.

We're in Pasir Ris, whether it's private tutor or tuition centre is better?

Thanks in advance ^^

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Re: Preparing For O-Levels

Post by Jasmineteo » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:44 pm

I can recommend you my sons' tutor who is a math and science specialist. Their results improved significantly and our tutor have been with us for a long time. Materials like papers are also given out to supplement learning. If you need some info, our tutor have been producing As and A* students at psle and distinction students for O levels. Our tutor himself was formerly a Top O and A level student. Rates are high but worth the money because all my sons are getting As. If you need the contact, pm me to get his details. For fees, pls check with him directly.

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Re: Preparing For O-Levels

Post by studyrj » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:54 pm

Hi Parents! I am a student in the IP Track. Due to the risk of not having a 'safety net' if I do badly in A levels, I am considering to take o levels as a private candidate which will be able to ensure that I have a backup plan if all else fails. I have decent grades ( All A's except in Language Arts and Higher Chinese where I got B+ and B respectively ) and my schedule is quite 'decent' as well with my subject combinations as well as Higher Music Programme. What kind of resources will be good to source for? What would you recommend to prepare for O levels in 2021?

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Re: Preparing For O-Levels

Post by emoh » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:53 pm

studyrj wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:54 pm
Hi Parents! I am a student in the IP Track. Due to the risk of not having a 'safety net' if I do badly in A levels, I am considering to take o levels as a private candidate which will be able to ensure that I have a backup plan if all else fails. I have decent grades ( All A's except in Language Arts and Higher Chinese where I got B+ and B respectively ) and my schedule is quite 'decent' as well with my subject combinations as well as Higher Music Programme. What kind of resources will be good to source for? What would you recommend to prepare for O levels in 2021?
U will not be allowed to register for O levels as a private candidate as u r presently a student in the IP Track

https://www.seab.gov.sg/docs/default-so ... mation.pdf

https://www.seab.gov.sg/docs/default-so ... idates.pdf

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Re: Preparing For O-Levels

Post by phtthp » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:14 pm

studyrj wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:54 pm
Hi Parents! I am a student in the IP Track. Due to the risk of not having a 'safety net' if I do badly in A levels, I am considering to take o levels as a private candidate which will be able to ensure that I have a backup plan if all else fails. I have decent grades ( All A's except in Language Arts and Higher Chinese where I got B+ and B respectively ) and my schedule is quite 'decent' as well with my subject combinations as well as Higher Music Programme. What kind of resources will be good to source for? What would you recommend to prepare for O levels in 2021?
When u try to register as a private candidate to sit for O level exam, based on your birth cert number, Moe system will verify.

On the spot, Moe computer will validate, realize that u are currently already an enrolled student in an IP Secondary school, prevent u from registration as a private candidate.

When sign up for IP programme, all IP students are aware that, there is No National O level exam for them, with minimum 6 subjects to form your L1R5. Minimum 6, maximum 9 subjects.
If want to take 10th subject, must seek approval from your Secondary school, first

For IP students,
the only time they can take O level paper is
If they take Higher Chinese, Yes, in Sec 3, they will have to take Standard Chinese (O level), first

If your IP school happen to open up "on-demand" O level class, can approach your school VP (Academic), ask if u volunteer to exit out of IP, will the school allow u to, if u have entered by Psle Tscore ? After u take O level exam, u still can come back to an A-level JC, or go Polytechnic route

only these 4 IP schools (Temasek JC, National JC, River Valley High, RGS), do not open any on-demand O-level class
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Re: Preparing For O-Levels

Post by peasants » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:33 pm

studyrj wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:54 pm
Hi Parents! I am a student in the IP Track. Due to the risk of not having a 'safety net' if I do badly in A levels, I am considering to take o levels as a private candidate which will be able to ensure that I have a backup plan if all else fails. I have decent grades ( All A's except in Language Arts and Higher Chinese where I got B+ and B respectively ) and my schedule is quite 'decent' as well with my subject combinations as well as Higher Music Programme. What kind of resources will be good to source for? What would you recommend to prepare for O levels in 2021?
But why ? You have decent grades and time management. Have faith in yourself! Spend that time on A Levels instead.

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Re: Preparing For O-Levels

Post by Imp75 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:44 pm

phtthp wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:14 pm
studyrj wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:54 pm
Hi Parents! I am a student in the IP Track. Due to the risk of not having a 'safety net' if I do badly in A levels, I am considering to take o levels as a private candidate which will be able to ensure that I have a backup plan if all else fails. I have decent grades ( All A's except in Language Arts and Higher Chinese where I got B+ and B respectively ) and my schedule is quite 'decent' as well with my subject combinations as well as Higher Music Programme. What kind of resources will be good to source for? What would you recommend to prepare for O levels in 2021?
Yes, in Sec 3, they will have to take Standard Chinese (O level), first
Hi phtthp can you elaborate on your statement regarding taking O Chinese at SEC 3? My gal’s IP school does not need its students to take O Chinese at SEC 3.

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Re: Preparing For O-Levels

Post by lee_yl » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:00 pm

studyrj wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:54 pm
Hi Parents! I am a student in the IP Track. Due to the risk of not having a 'safety net' if I do badly in A levels, I am considering to take o levels as a private candidate which will be able to ensure that I have a backup plan if all else fails. I have decent grades ( All A's except in Language Arts and Higher Chinese where I got B+ and B respectively ) and my schedule is quite 'decent' as well with my subject combinations as well as Higher Music Programme. What kind of resources will be good to source for? What would you recommend to prepare for O levels in 2021?
Have you checked with your school whether they will open “on demand O level class”? Or what will happen to you if you don’t do well next year?

If your school does open such on demand O-level class, then ok to join as a contingency.
Else just concentrate on doing well in your IP. Don’t worry that you will have only psle cert. I think even if you didn’t do well (but not all Fs lah), you may choose to exit and join the Poly with your IP year 4 results. Or transfer to other lower tier JCs? Can someone help confirm?

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