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2012 Subject Combinations

2012 JAE Subject Combinations

 

1. The following table shows the standard subject combination which most students will take:

 

No. of Subjects

Level

No. of units per subject

Total units

3

 H2 (content subject)

2

6

3

 H1 (compulsory)
[General Paper, Project Work, Mother Tongue]

1

3

1

 H1 (content subject)

1

1

   

Total

10

 

2. General Paper, Project Work and Mother Tongue are compulsory H1 subjects. In addition, at least one content subject either at the H1 or H2 level should be contrasting.

 

3. Students may be exempted from taking H1 Mother Tongue if they have obtained D7 or better for their Higher Mother Tongue at the 'O' level.

 

4. Students with L1R5 ≤ 11 (before bonus points) may be offered an additional H2 content subject in place of the H1 content subject.

 

Subjects in JAE 2012

 

MATHEMATICS & SCIENCES

 

Subject

H1

H2

Mathematics

P

P

Biology

 

P

Chemistry

P

P

Physics

P

P

Computing

 

P

HUMANITIES & THE ARTS

Economics

P

P

Geography

P

P

History

P

P

English Literature

P

P

Mother Tongue Language & Literature

 

P

General Studies in Chinese

P

 

China Studies in English

P

P

Art

P

P

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS

General Paper

P

 

Project Work

P

 

Mother Tongue

P

 

 

 

Note: Students may be offered a H3 subject if they have done well in their overall examinations at the end of JC 1 including an 'A' grade in the particular subject at the H2 level.

 

'O' Level Subject Prerequisites 

Note:

 

  • Subjects not shown in the table below have no prerequisites.

 

MATHEMATICS & SCIENCES

Subject

H1

H2

Mathematics

Pass in E. Maths

Pass in E. Maths and A. Maths

Biology*

-

Pass in Biology either as Combined Science OR Pure Biology

Chemistry*

Pass in Chemistry either as Combined Science OR Pure Chemistry

Physics*

Pass in Physics either as Combined Science OR Pure Physics

HUMANITIES & THE ARTS

Literature

C6 in Literature OR B4 in English

C5 in Literature OR B3 in English

Mother Tongue Language & Literature -

B3 in Higher Chinese
A2 in Malay/ Tamil OR B3 in Higher Malay/ Tamil
Pass selection test

General Studies in Chinese (GSC) A1 in Chinese OR B4 in Higher Chinese -

Art

No prerequisite

Pass selection test

 Geography

No prerequisite

 C5 in English

 

*Combined Science students opting to do either the H2 Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology combination of subjects OR H2 Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics combination should have obtained at least a distinction in the relevant Combined Science subject.  

 

Some Possible Subject Combinations

 Science Course:

 

H2 Subjects

Possible H1 Subjects

*Maths

Chemistry

Biology

Economics

Not required

Maths

Chemistry

Biology

 

Economics, Geography, History, Literature, GSC, China Studies in English, Art

 Maths

Chemistry 

 China Studies in English

 

 Economics, Physics, Geography, History, Literature, GSC, Art

Maths

Chemistry

Economics

 

Physics, Geography, History, Literature, GSC, China Studies in English, Art

Maths

Chemistry

Physics

 

Economics, Geography, History, Literature, GSC, China Studies in English, Art

*Maths

Chemistry

Physics

Economics

Not required

Maths

Physics

Economics

 

Chemistry, Geography, History, Literature, GSC, China Studies in English, Art

Maths

Physics

China Studies in English

 

Economics, Chemistry, Geography, History, Literature, GSC, Art

Maths

Physics

Computing

 

Economics, Geography, History, Literature, GSC, China Studies in English, Art

 

Arts Course:

 

H2 Subjects

Possible H1 Subjects

*Maths

Economics

Literature

Geography

Not required

Maths

Economics

Geography

 

Physics, Chemistry, History, Literature, GSC, China Studies in English, Art

Maths

Economics

History

 

Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Literature, GSC, China Studies in English, Art

Maths

Economics

China Studies in English

 

Physics, Chemistry, Geography, History, Literature, GSC, Art

Maths

Economics

Literature

 

Physics, Chemistry,  Geography, History, GSC, China Studies in English, Art

Economics

Geography

Literature

 

Maths

Economics

Geography

China Studies in English

 

Maths

Economics

History

Literature

 

Maths

Economics

History

China Studies in English

 

Maths

Economics

Literature

China Studies in English

 

Maths

 China Studies in English

 History

 Literature

 

Maths 

 China Studies in English

 Geography

  Literature

 

 Maths

 

Note

1) * Students must have L1R5 ≤ 11 (before bonus points) to be offered the 4 H2 combination, including strong O-level grades in the relevant subjects.

 

2) H2 Mother Tongue Language & Literature and H2 Art may be taken in place of any H2 subject in any subject combination and will be offered to students who meet the subject pre-requisite.

 

3) The College may be unable to offer certain subject combinations if there are time-tabling constraints or low demand. Students will be given the option of selecting alternative combinations in such instances.