Students in the upper secondary can either choose Physics as a pure subject or as a combined subject together with either Biology or Chemistry. Upper secondary Physics tuition prepares students for the GCE ‘O’ Level examinations. Students are required to sit for 3 papers having the following weightage:
There are 5 sections with 22 different topics to be covered as listed below. We have also highlighted the topics that posed a challenge to most students.
* Topics/ sub-topics most students find challenges with
+ Topics for Pure Physics students only; Light (divergent lens for Pure Physics)
What We do at Habitat
From our experience, many students do not understand the concepts well enough, which eventually they cannot apply the concepts, thus challenges in solving questions in tests and exams. Therefore our upper secondary Physics tuition first focuses on understanding key concepts and its application. When tackling any Physics problems, we apply our Habitat’s 5-step (T-I-C-K-S) Physics solving method:
Using this 5-step Physics solving method, we train our students to have a systematic approach in solving any Physics question. Our secondary Physics tuition is filled with analogies and real-life illustrations to make learning Physics interesting and enjoyable. Learning Physics would be easier if students can relate them to their daily lives. Our centre also provides Physics summary notes, which are exclusive only to our students.
As part of the nation’s effort for self-directed and online learning, we have also prepared our THAT Challenge for students to test their Physics fundamentals. This is a free tool for public use and we hope more students can benefit from it.
An example of Habitat's TICKS solving methodology is shown in the video below:
Physics Solving Model
What do students say about upper secondary Physics tuition
“Hi teacher Eunice! You teach very well. Your explanations are very clear and can be easily understood. Classes with you were not boring… they were fun, and helpful in every way. Also for my physics to be able to consistently score As and Bs for the past two years, I’m really thankful for your guidance. Thank you for the effort and the help you have given me for the past two years. Your classes were great.”
Tan Xuan Kai
Guangyang Secondary School
“Physics – I joined at the start of the year with test score of around 60%. Under 5 months of guidance, I managed to attain 72% during my mid year exams and consistently score As throughout the year. In the recent prelim exams, I managed to keep my score at an A2. I am very grateful to teacher Eunice for guiding me through my physics journey! Chemistry – I came to chemistry classes to ensure that I will continue to do well.”