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What To Expect For An A-Level Retake?

What To Expect For An A-Level Retake?

The decision to undergo an A-Level retake is not one to be taken lightly. There are many things to consider before choosing this course of action. Here are some of the biggest areas to consider, especially if you are planning to retake as a private candidate….

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Should I Change Subject Combination as a Private Candidate?

Should I Change Subject Combination as a Private Candidate?

So you’ve decided to retake A-Level as a private candidate. The next step is to submit your application to Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB)… but wait, are these the subjects you want to take? Perhaps you are considering a subject combination change.   Why…

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Tips to redo A Levels

  From our decade of experience coaching private candidates, we have compiled the top 10 tips to redo A levels so that you will be prepared in your second try:   #1 Pay close attention to SEAB website – the registration for private candidacy is normally…

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How not to retain in JC1

How not to retain in JC1

Before elaborating on How not to retain in JC1, I would like to first inform you that each school has different requirements for retention / promotion to JC2 so please clarify with your teachers if you need to! For my case, the promotion criteria was…

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How to promote to JC2

How to promote to JC2

Before elaborating on How to promote to JC2, I would like to first inform you that each school has different requirements for promotion to JC2 so please clarify with your teachers if you need to! For my case, the promotion criteria was at least 2…

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How to secure 4 H2s in JC1

How to secure 4 H2s in JC1

  Every year without fail, among the few who start off with 4 H2s in JC1, there will be a number who find that they cannot cope with the workload and academic intensity and choose to drop one H2 to a H1. If you are…

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How to do well for JC1

How to do well for JC1

Many of our J1 students often ask us:   “Sir, how can I keep my 4H2s ah?” “Sir, I don’t want to retain leh.. How ah?” “Sir, how to do well for JC1?”   In this article, we will attempt to address all these three…

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Retake A levels

Retake A levels

    Dear Private Candidates,   If your “A” level results last year was disappointing, it usually means you can’t enter a local university or in some cases, not being able to repeat JC2 in school as you did not fail your GP unfortunately. Your options…

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How to write Econs essays

How to write Econs essays

  Are you struggling in finding out how to write econs essays? Constantly getting either L1s or low L2s for them?   When I was doing JC economics, I would often face the same problems again and again. No matter which essay I wrote, my…

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Should I take Econs in JC?

Should I take Econs in JC?

  Given that Economics is a totally new subject, some students are excited, some nonchalant, and some apprehensive. Some of you may have heard stories from your seniors about how challenging Econs is or how everyone does badly in J1, which prompts you to question:…

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