Thoughts on Education
How IP Tuition Can Help You (Besides Pull Up Your Grades)
Is getting tuition really worth your money? What are you really getting when you attend tuition or register your child for tuition? If you’re a student in the IP stream, we understand that grades are probably the top priority in your mind. You want to get good grades, excel in your chosen subjects, and be [...]
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How Does Upper Sec Science Differ From Lower Sec Science?
Is your child one of those who breezed through Sec 1 and Sec 2 science? Do you think that Sec 3 is just ‘any other year’ in secondary school, because after all, the hard part is in Sec 4 when O Levels come? Well, that’s not entirely true. Sec 3 is actually a crucial time [...]
Common Challenges Students Face in Sec 3 and 4 Math
Sec 3 is a challenging transition year for students. From sec 2 to sec 3, they will have new classmates, new teachers, new subjects, and possibly new commitments in their CCAs. All of these happen while they only have less than 2 years left to prepare for their O Levels or IP year 4 exams, [...]
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Studying In An IP School: Biggest Challenges Students Face
Students in the Integrated Programme face unique challenges unlike those in the O Level stream. Sometimes, even teachers or tutors who are not experienced in teaching IP students may not understand them. The main challenges come from the IP curriculum being catered to high ability students – the environment is highly competitive, while students are [...]
What Does Self-Directed Learning Look Like In IP Schools?
Self-directed learning is a buzzword amongst educators, especially with the ‘teach less, learn more’ movement in Singapore schools. But when it comes to self-directed learning, schools running the Integrated Programme arguably place more focus on it. Due to the absence of O Levels, teachers in IP schools have more curriculum time to allow students to [...]
Gifted Education: Does My Child Need Prep Classes for GEP?
Every year, primary 3 students sit for the GEP screening test. A selected few will go on to sit for the GEP selection test, before the top performers are invited to join the Gifted Education Programme proper. While the GEP screening and selection tests are meant to measure a child’s innate potential, many tuition centres [...]
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A New Sec 1’s Guide To Excelling In The Integrated Programme
Have you (or your child) been offered a place in the Integrated Programme? Or are you aiming to get them into the IP track? As you may know, the IP track is not for everyone. Study methods like rote memorisation or spamming exam papers – that may be able to get you As at the [...]
Parent’s Guide To The Integrated Programme: What To Expect
Is the secondary school Integrated Programme really as good as people make it out to be? If your child has been offered a place in the Integrated Programme, do you know what is in store for your child? In this article, let us satisfy your curiosity about the Integrated Programme, including what the programme is [...]
Why Everyone Should Consider Going For Post-Exam Tuition
Most of the time, students and parents think of tuition like a life buoy – it is to ‘save’ those who are struggling in certain subjects. However, this is not true for all cases. As a tuition provider, we also see many parents sending their high-performing children to tuition to maximise their efficiency and help [...]
Hybrid Online Tuition: The Way Forward For Tuition Centres
For the longest time, being a student in Singapore meant rushing to tuition classes after school. Some students may have the luxury of their parents chauffeuring them to and fro, but many others have to make the countless trips from school to their tuition centre, or from the tuition centre and back home. But that [...]