Specially For Upper Secondary Students…

Discover How Your Child Can Prepare Himself/Herself to ACE Social Studies and History in 2020!

Conducted by a highly-qualified and experienced Social Studies teacher, Mr Noel Ong, these workshops will allow your child to focus on the specific module he/she needs to score As in History and 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

Your child can choose the relevant workshop which he/she needs the most help in:

 

Workshop #1: Introduction to SS and Upper Sec SBQ Skills 

This workshop is specially catered for students who are entering Sec 3 (Express or N/A – both are applicable) in 2020 and are apprehensive about SS because the subject is new to them and they have no comparative frame of reference to help them understand what this subject might be like/about.

The workshop will introduce a portion of the first theme in their syllabus content, namely ‘Citizenship’ and what it entails/the sacrifices one might have to make to be part of a greater entity known as a ‘society’. This should cover all their SS content lessons for the 1st term in 2020.

Building on this content knowledge, the course will refresh the SBQ skills learned in the lower secondary history syllabus, as well as update them with the higher order analysis required for upper secondary SS work.

Day 1:
Content coverage of new SS topic – Citizenship
SS SBQ covered: Inference
Upper Secondary SBQ skill add-on: Deeper inference based on the issue, 2 sided inference

Day 2:
1st SBQ Skill covered: Purpose
Upper Secondary SBQ skill add-on: More emphasis on the CONTEXT of the source
2nd SBQ Skill covered: Comparison
Upper Secondary SBQ skill add-on: Higher level comparison of Purpose, Tone and Overall Opinion

With this head start in the content and SBQ skills needed in Sec 3, students should be able to approach their first term lessons with  less worry and more confidence.

Workshop #2: Headstart for Sec 4 History Content 

This workshop is specially catered for students who are entering Sec 4 (Express or N/A – both are applicable) in 2020 and would like a head start in their History content coverage for the coming year.

The workshop will cover ALL the content that they will be covering in the 1st term in 2020. As different schools cover content at different speeds, so students can choose to sign up for either one of the 2 topics covered (some schools will have finished with the ‘WWII in the Asia Pacific’ topic in 2019, some schools on partially and some schools have not at all).

Day 1:
Content coverage: WW II – War in the Asia Pacific
1st half – Rise of militarism in Japan/Reasons for Japanese expansionism
2nd half – Reasons for the Japanese defeat in WW II

Day 2:
Content coverage: Reasons for the Cold War part 1
1st half – Historical issues and ideological differences in both superpowers
2nd half – Problems arising during WW II, Potsdam and Yalta

Day 3:
Content coverage: Reasons for the Cold War part 2
1st half – The start of the Cold War: the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan and Containment
2nd half – Manifestations of the Cold War and the Berlin Blockade

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 and needed in Sec 4, students should be able to approach their first term lessons with less worry and more confidence.

Workshop #3: Headstart for Sec 4 SS Content and SBQ Skills

This course is for students who are entering Sec 4 Express (only) in 2020 and are apprehensive about SS and would like a head start in their SS content coverage, as well as the new SBQ skills they will be learning for the coming year.

The course will cover ALL the content lessons of their first term in 2020 – Globalisation. Namely, the course will cover the driving forces of globalisation as well as the impact of globalisation on economies and cultures. Important concepts like Hybridisation and Homogenisation will also be covered and explained in depth.

Building on this content knowledge, the course will also cover and teach the new SBQ skills that they will have to face in 2020 – Utility/Usefulness, Surprise and Hybrid SBQ. 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:
Content coverage of new SS topic – Globalisation
Content covered – Driving forces of Globalisation
SS SBQ covered: Usefulness/Utility

Day 2:
Content covered – Impact of Globalisation on economies
SS SBQ covered: Surprise

Day 3:
Content covered – Impact of Globalisation on cultures: Homogenisation and Hybridisation
SS SBQ covered: Hybrid SBQ (Comparison + Reliability/Surprise)

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 Sec 4 content, students should be able to approach their first term lessons with less worry and more confidence.

 

Workshop Details:

Workshop #1: Sec 3(2020) Introduction to SS and Upper Sec SBQ Skills 

Date: 5th and 6th December (Thursday and Friday)
Time: 9.30am-12.30pm
Course Fees: $240 (inclusive of all learning materials)

Workshop #2: Headstart for Sec 4 History Content 
Date: 11th, 12th and 13th December (Wednesday- Friday)
Time: 9.30am-12.30pm
Course Fees: $360 (inclusive of all learning materials)
Workshop #3: Headstart for Sec 4 SS Content and SBQ Skills
Date: 18th, 19th and 20th December (Wednesday- Friday)
Time: 9.30am-12.30pm
Course Fees: $360 (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)

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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 1st December or earlier when all places are taken up. Your seat is only confirmed upon payment.