JC General Paper
JC general paper is vastly different from Secondary School English. It challenges students to think critically to better understand the world around them while broadening their global outlook.
The H2 syllabus for general paper centers around core topics like Environment, Singapore Studies, Media, Sports, and more. Obtaining mastery over these topics can aid our students in fostering a critical awareness of various political, economic, and social issues. These areas of study are examinable via composition writing and comprehension with AQ.
Paper 1 Essay (1h 30min) – Paper 1 comprises 12 questions on issues drawn from across disciplines and of local interest and global concern. Students are to answer only one question.
Paper 2 Comprehension (1h 30min) – Paper 2 comprises one or two text passages. There will be a range of questions on the text(s), requiring students to demonstrate their ability to comprehend, explain, infer, evaluate and summarise. The application question requires students to respond to a task derived from the text(s), based on their understanding and interpretation of the text(s) as a whole.
We aim to cultivate a strong interest in current affairs in our students as we firmly stand by the belief that general paper content can be immensely useful in students' everyday lives. Our teachers have the aptitude to equip students with the relevant language, research, thinking, and writing skills to handle both papers. Students can expect a trove of highly relevant examples that will be concurrently taught with the best tried and tested application skills to help them excel in their papers.