Specially For ‘O’ Level Students…

Discover How Your Child Can ACE His/Her History and Social Studies Paper And Pull Up The Overall Humanities Grade In Our ‘O’ Level Social Studies Skills Headstart March 2020

Conducted by a highly-qualified and experienced Social Studies teacher, Mr Noel Ong, this headstart workshop will allow your child to focus on the content and skills he/she needs to score As in Social Studies. 

“The teacher’s explanation of the abstract concepts during the SS intensive course has helped me a lot. I used to be unsure of how to write and phrase my answers but she has helped me with the writing structure and thinking process.” Elizabeth Ng, Sec 4, PLMGS

Is your child able to fully comprehend the scope of the History and Social Studies syllabus?

Is your child confident in giving higher level answers and scoring the maximum marks for his/her source based questions in the exams?

Does your child have real world examples at your fingertips that he/she can use to support his/her points in the structured response questions?

Is your child able to discuss societal issues in Singapore such as the controversy over the reserved presidential elections and CPF policies with ease?

This course is suitable for both Secondary 4 and 5 students, taking their ‘O’ Levels in November 2020.

We have conducted History and Social Studies intensive revision course every year since 2013, and have helped hundreds of Sec 4 & 5 students score higher in their Social Studies, and pull up their overall Humanities Grade in O levels.

Module #1: History: The Cold War (2 Days)
Module #2: History: The Korean War (1 Day)

These 2 modules are designed for students who are in Sec 4 (Express or N/A – both are applicable) in 2020 and would like a headstart in their History content coverage for Term 2.

The course will cover ALL the content that they will be covering in the 2nd term in 2020. As different schools cover content at different speeds, so students can choose to sign up for either Module #1 OR Module #2.

Module #1 
Day 1 Content coverage: Reasons for the Cold War Part 1 ( Historical issues and ideological differences in both superpowers and Problems arising during WW II, Potsdam and Yalta)

Day 2 Content coverage: Reasons for the Cold War Part 2 (The start of the Cold War: the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan and Containment and Manifestations of the Cold War and the Berlin Blockade)

Module #2
Content coverage: The Korean War (Reasons and Impact for the Korean War)

In-depth notes will also be provided with these lessons. These notes will be suitable for revision of these topics at/for the O level examinations

With this head start in the content needed in Sec 4, students should be able to approach their 2nd term lessons with much less worry and more confidence.

Module #3: Social Studies, SBQ/ SRQ (2 Days)

This course is for students who are in Sec 4 Express (only) in 2020 and are apprehensive about SS and would like a head start in the new SBQ skills they will be learning in Secondary 4.

The course will cover ALL the SBQ skills that they will learn in Sec 4 – namely Utility/Usefulness, Surprise and Hybrid Reliability/Surprise SBQ. The course will also cover answering skills for the higher level Assertion SBQ answers, as well as SRQ.

All practice and worked model answers will come from only past year O level papers as well as 2019 school preliminary exam papers, in order to provide students with the best and most relevant O level standard references.

Day 1:
Skills covered: SBQ Usefulness/Utility & Surprise

Day 2:
Skills covered: Hybrid SBQ (Comparison + Reliability/Surprise) & Assertion high level SBQ answers and SRQ

In-depth notes will also be provided during these lessons. These notes will be suitable for revision of these topics at/for the O level examinations

With this head start in the SBQ and SRQ skills needed in Sec 4, students should be able to approach their 2nd term lessons with much less worry and more confidence.

Course Details:

Module #1: History, The Cold War
Date: 16 and 17 March 2020 (Mon and Tue)
Time: 11.30am-1.30pm
Fees: $180 (inclusive of all learning materials)

Module #2: History, The Korean War 
Date: 18 March 2020 (Wed)
Time: 8am-10am

Fees: $90 (inclusive of all learning materials)


Module #3: Social Studies, SBQ/ SRQ
Date: 16 and 17 March 2020 (Mon and Tue)
Time: 8am – 11am

Fees: $250 (inclusive of all learning materials)


Venue: 
Block 503, Bishan Street 11, #01-448, Singapore 570503. (2 mins walk from Bishan MRT, next to S11 Coffeeshop)

About the Teacher

Mr Noel Ong
(Secondary Social Studies, History)

  • Bachelor of Arts and Social Science, NUS (Majored in Political Science and English Literature, Minored in History)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education, NIE
  • More than 18 years of teaching experience in MOE schools

Mr Noel Ong is a NIE-trained MOE teacher who has more than 18 years of teaching experience. Having spent all his 18 years teaching in a typical Singapore neighbourhood school, he has much experience in raising the grades of students who were formerly struggling with SS and History. He was teaching SS when the subject was introduced in 2001, and so has a wealth of knowledge concerning how this subject is taught, examined and assessed. Mr Noel is also very well versed in the current SS syllabus (rolled out in 2016) as he was part of the team of MOE teachers selected to evaluate the textbook as it was being written, and also to pilot the lesson plans and materials that were included with the syllabus text. Finally, he strongly believes that both SS and History need not be dry or ‘boring’; What could be more interesting than learning more about your country, your world and the story of mankind?

How To Register? 

We are limiting the Intensive Revision Course to only 10 students per class so as to ensure maximum engagement and coaching to our students.

Registration will close on 10 March or earlier when all places are taken up. Your seat is only confirmed upon payment.