Every secondary 2 student in Singapore faces a huge decision at the end of their Sec 2 end of year exams. Which subject combination to take in upper secondary?
For some students, they already have a decision in mind, and they work hard to ensure they get the results that will allow them to choose their desired combination. If you are one of those students aiming to get better results for your streaming year, we can also help you through our classes like our IP math tuition!
Otherwise, most students may still be in a dilemma. For O Level students, this will be their subjects for the major exam. For IP students, it will still affect their upper sec and JC studies, as the subject combination system is quite similar. If you are not sure how to begin making your decision, read on to learn more!
Factors affecting your choice
First, you should read up and understand how the subject combinations work. You should also listen carefully at your school’s briefing to find out the exact options your school offers. You may not always have the luxury of all the options, as it boils down to whether your results are eligible for certain combinations, or whether your school has those options available. Most schools only offer a few combinations and subjects, and other constraints like cohort size and timetabling issue may further limit your choices.
But if you are fortunate enough to have some freedom of choice, here are some factors you should consider before locking in your preferences.