Academic Curriculum


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Starting from 2006, students entering Junior Colleges (JCs) and Millennia Institute take an A-Level curriculum that emphasises breadth of learning and flexibility.


Students will be given opportunities to learn from the following three different disciplines: Languages; Humanities & the Arts; and Mathematics & Sciences. For instance, a Humanities/ Arts student will take at least one contrasting subject from the Mathematics and Sciences disciplines, and vice versa.

More information can be found on the Ministry of Education website.

Project Work

What is Project Work (PW)?

  • It aims to provide students with the opportunity to explore the inter-relationships and inter-connectedness of subject-specific knowledge; encourages students to break away from compartmentalised learning, and to develop the ability to integrate information and make meaningful links between different strands of knowledge.
  • A group of 4 or 5 students will conduct a project based on the project task given (i.e. question), under the supervision of a supervising tutor.
  • PW is calculated as a H1 subject and thus the grading system is the same as other H1 subject (ie. A, B, C, D, E, S & U).

What is the structure of PW?

Consists of 2 papers:

Weighting (%)
 Paper 1 (a) Written Report (WR)  

Knowledge Application

Produce a written report of 2500 to 3000 words on the project

(b) Insights and Reflections (I&R)  


Produce a written reflection of 500 words on the ideas generated as a group or individually in the process of completing the project

40% of overall mark

10% of overall mark

Paper 2 Oral Presentation (OP)  
Give an oral presentation on the project and answer questions posed by the assessors
50% of overall mark


Offering Subjects at H3 Level

The H3 curriculum is designed to allow exceptionally strong students who have the ability to cope with a workload beyond the norm to pursue a subject or area for which they have the interest and aptitude. Students who offer H3 curriculum are therefore expected to be self-directed in their learning.

List of H3 Subjects

Examining Authority H3 Subject Pre-requisite
Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) MOE-H3 Biology H2 Biology
MOE-H3 Chemistry H2 Chemistry
MOE-H3 Physics H2 Physics
MOE-H3 Mathematics H2 Mathematics
MOE-H3 Tamil Language and Literature H2 Tamil Language and Literature
National University of Singapore (NUS) Geopolitics: War and Peace H2 Geography or H2 History
Humanities and Social Science Research Relevant H2 Humanities subject or Language
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Semiconductor Physics and Devices H2 Physics
Molecular Biology H2 Biology
Singapore Management University (SMU) Game Theory H2 Economics

Other Details:

Application period
  • October
Maximum number of  Academic Units (AU)
  • The maximum number of AUs that a student can offer is 12.
Other Conditions
  • The number of H3 subjects to be offered by a student is capped at 1.
  • Students may apply for H3 modules offered by MOE and/or the universities but they can only choose to offer one H3 module eventually.
  • Other criteria are as stipulated by the institutions offering the H3 module.