As a new JC student, one all-important decision you have to make within your first few weeks of school is your subject combination. Almost by instinct, you are probably considering your choices based on your interests and strengths. However, another big thing you should consider is whether those subjects can take you to the university course you are aiming for.
Well, that’s easy if you already know what university course you want to go to. But what if you have no idea?
That’s what we’re here for! We are here to provide you with some inspiration and a rough idea of which courses are popular in Singapore – and what A Level subjects you need to get into those courses. Hopefully, with a better picture of the types of courses you may be interested in, you can make your JC subject combination decision with more certainty.
Some disclaimers before we begin:
- Some of these courses have additional requirements such as portfolios, entry tests, and interviews.
- Meeting the subject requirements is not a guarantee of acceptance into the course. Other factors like the number of places and standards of applicants will also affect the difficulty of entering into a particular course in that year.
- Information in this article is accurate as of February 2023. For detailed and updated course options, please visit the respective universities’ websites.
- Singaporean students need to also meet the mother tongue (MTL) subject requirements to enter a local university course.
Law remains a highly popular university course due to the profession’s high employment rate and lucrative salaries. You will need stellar results to enter any of the Law schools in Singapore – no doubt about that. While there are no specific subject requirements, we would say that having a strong humanities foundation would be beneficial as law is a subject that requires a lot of reading, writing, argumentative skills and critical analysis skills. Having some experience with moot parliaments or debating is probably also a good addition to your portfolio.