Academic Curriculum

JC CURRICULUM

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

(Source: https://www.moe.gov.sg/education/pre-university/gce-a-level-curriculum)

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:

Weighing (%)
 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)  

Reflection

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)  
Communication
Give an oral presentation on the project and answer questions posed by the assessors
50% of overall mark

Criteria for Students Offering Subjects at H3 Level

Course/Module NUS-MOE H3 HSSR Other H3 options (MOE H3 & University H3)
Application period
  • Early September to Early October
  • Mid-October to Late October
Academic requirements Students must have attained for their JC1 Mid-Year Common Test results:

  • a grade ‘B’ or minimally the 80th percentile in the prerequisite H2 subject(s),
  • a grade ‘B’ or minimally the 80th percentile in General Paper,
  • at least 60 Rank Points, AND
  • a pass for all other subjects.
Students must have attained for their JC1 Overall Year-End results:

  • a grade ‘A’ or minimally the 80th percentile in the relevant H2 subject,
  • at least 65 Rank Points, AND
  • a pass for all other subjects.
Maximum number of  Academic Units (AU)
  • The maximum number of AUs that a student can offer is 12.
Other Criteria
  • The number of H3 subjects to be offered by a student is capped at 1.
  • Students who apply for the NUS-MOE HSSR may also apply for the other H3 options (offered by MOE and/or the universities) but they can only choose to offer one H3 module if they are successful in several applications.
  • Other criteria are as stipulated by the institutions offering the H3 module.
  • 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 if they are successful in several applications.
  • Other criteria are as stipulated by the institutions offering the H3 module.