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Free exam papers for secondary school 2014 / 2015

GCE O Level past papers - 2014 / 2015 preliminary papers

We offer free secondary 4 examination past papers for students to use as mock exam in preparation for their GCE O Level papers. It covers subjects such as Elementary Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, English Language , Physics, Biology and Chemistry. Initially Secondary 4 papers are included, followed by Secondary 1, 2 and 3.

Secondary school papers differ from primary school in that the subjects are now more focused and in-depth. Students need to analyse problems and solved them step by step. It is no longer sufficient to just do the problems based on memory or mental calculation. There is less focus on multiple choice questions.


Secondary 4 2015, 2014 SA2 Preliminary Papers (GCE 'O' Level Prep)

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School English
2015
E.
Math
A.
Math
Physics Chemistry Biology
Anglo Chinese School (Barker Road) SA2 SA2
Anderson Secondary School SA2
P1
P2 MS
SA2
Anglican High School
P1
P2
P1
P1 MS
P2 MS
P1
P2
Bowen Secondary School
P1
P2
Bukit Panjang Govt. High School SA1 SA2
Catholic High School
P1
P2 MS
P2 MS
SA2
Cedar Girls' Secondary School SA2
Chung Cheng High School
P1
P2
P1 MS
P2 MS
SA2
Clementi Town Secondary School SA1
Commonwealth Secondary School
P1
P2 MS
Crescent Secondary School
P1
P2
P1
P2
P1 MS
P2 MS
P1
P2 MS
SA2
Dunman High School SA2
P1 MS
P2 MS
Fairfield Methodist School (Sec)
P1
P2
P1 MS
P1 MS
P2 MS
P1
P2
Gan Eng Seng School
P2
P1 MS
P2 MS
SA1
P1
P2 MS
Geylang Methodist School (Sec)
P1
P2
P1 MS
P1 MS
P2 MS
P1
P2 MS
Hai Sing Catholic School
SA1
P1
P2 MS
Holy Innocent's High School (Sec)
P1
P1 MS
P2 MS
P2
P1 MS
P2 MS
School English
2015
E.
Math
A.
Math
Physics Chemistry Biology
Methodist Girls' School
P1
P2 MS
SA2
Nan Chiau HIgh School
P1
P2
P1 MS
P2 MS
Nan Hua HIgh School
P1
P2
P1 MS
P1 MS
P2 MS
P1
P2 MS
Nanyang Girls' High School
SA1
P1
P2 MS
Ngee Ann Secondary School SA2
Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (Sec) SA2
P1
P2
P1
P2
P1
P2 MS
SA2
Singapore Chinese Girls' School SA2
P1
P2
P1
P2 MS
SA2
School of Science and Technology SA2
St. Joseph Institution
P1
P2
P1
P2
P1
P2 MS
St. Nicholas Girls' School
P1
P2
St. Patrick's School
P1
P2 MS
St. Andrew's Secondary School
P1
P2
St. Margaret's Secondary School SA2
Swiss Cottage Secondary School
P1
P2 MS
Tanjong Katong Secondary School SA1
P1
P2
P1
P2 MS
Temasek Secondary School SA2
Victoria School
P1
P1 MS
P2 MS
P1
P2 MS
P1 MS
P2 MS
P1
P2 MS
SA1
P1
P2 MS
SA2
Yishun Secondary School
P1
P2 MS
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P1, P2 denote Paper 1, Paper 2 with answers.
MS denotes Marking Scheme, ie workings and answers are given.
All are SA2 papers unless otherwise stated.

Other subjects will be available soon!


Secondary 3 2015 SA2 Papers

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School A Math

SA2 Papers

Beatty Secondary School pdf
Bukit Merah Secondary School pdf
Bukit View Secondary School pdf
Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary) pdf
Holy Innocents' High School pdf
Nanyang Girls' High School I Math
Swiss Cottage Secondary School pdf




Secondary 2 2015 SA2 Papers

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School Math

SA2 Papers

Beatty Secondary School pdf
Bukit Merah Secondary School pdf
Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary) pdf
Nanyang Girls' High School pdf
Swiss Cottage Secondary School pdf




Secondary 1 2014 SA1, SA2 Papers

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School Math

SA1 Papers

CHIJ Secondary School
P1 MS
P2 MS
Dunearn Secondary School
P1 MS
P2 MS
Geylang Methodist School (Secondary)
P1
P1 MS
P2
P2 MS
Nanyang Girls' High School
P1 MS
P2 MS
Yishun Secondary School
Paper

SA2 Papers

Beatty Secondary School
P1
P1 MS
P2
P2 MS
Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary)
P2 MS




Legend:
P1, P2 denote Paper 1, Paper 2 with answers
MS denotes Marking Scheme, ie workings and answers are given

How to Study Secondary School Maths

Understand the concepts
Memorising the problem solving process is not a productive method to learn maths. Understanding the logic behind the processes is much more important. This will enable you to handle such problems during secondary school exams (papers can be download free). Complex maths concepts are built on basic ones, so it is important that you have a good understanding of the prerequisite topics before working on to the advanced ones.

Visualise the problem
Pictorial representation of a problem is most suitable not only for complex formulae like in trigonometry, calculus and 3D integrals but also for basic math or algebra. Sketch out the problem’s schematic diagram even if it is a simple one. The process of drawing the picture helps the mind to internally digest and dissect the problem. For basic math problem such as John gives Mary 2 erasers and Mary gives 1 eraser away, you can draw the word problem using bar models which you have learnt during your primary school years.

Do not attempt algebra questions mentally
Many smart students tend to solve the problem in the head before writing anything down. It is very common for people to be tempted to do that. It is alright for primary school multiple choice questions. The questions in secondary school exam paper (free on this site) are more complicated and the mind does not have the capacity to accommodate and manipulate so many maths terms. If students do it the mental way, there is a tendency that some steps may be wrong and there is no way to check it.

The first step to do the maths question is to write down the problem in point form, then begin to solve it step by step on paper. When you are adding “5” to both sides of an equation, write down the comment “Add 5”. When you multiple both sides by “2” write it down. In this way, there is a paper trail to check your workings. When checking each step, make sure that the operation is permissible so that you won’t get into trouble later down the line. The technique is to break down the problem into bite size chunks that is manageable.

Make it a point to write neatly line-by-line. The workings should progress vertically down the page, as it is easier for you to follow. The teacher will also be able to follow your workings and understand your thought process and your strategy in solving the problem.

Clear Any Doubts
Most students skip a question when they got stuck in one part of it. You should spend more time trying to understand the problem solving process so that it can become a stepping stone to the rest of question. Of course, when sitting for secondary school exam papers, you can be more flexible.

Practice, Practice, Practice
Mathematics is neither a reading nor listening subject. Whether you like it or not, studying maths require you to get your hands dirty cracking the puzzle. There is no escape. The more you practice the more skillful you become.

Checking for mistakes
When doing the free exam papers for secondary school, it is essential to check through each step of the solution you have done. When you found errors, you should find out why the mistakes were made. Understanding where the solution went wrong is a good way to avoid repeating the same mistakes.

Study Tips for Secondary School Physics

Master the Basics
Physics evolves from a set of core theories on which other theories are built. It is essential to be familiar with these central theories. A good way to show the relationships between these theories is to draw a mind map.

Do not memorise
It is better to understand than fall into temptation to just memorise the formula. For example The equation F=ma may be easy to memorise, but it may be hard to use and more difficult to understand. So understand the concept first then the application of the formula will be easier. Physics is not just about plugging numbers into equation that you find appropriate.

Be skillful in Maths
Physics incorporates many maths elements and formulae. By strengthening your math skills, you will be more proficient in solving formulae and problems.

Simplify
Physics problem may appear difficult the first time you read it. When you simplify the situation and analyse it, you will find that it is simpler than you thought.

Use Drawings
Whenever possible, use drawings to define the problem. From the graphics, a mental model is created which helps in problem solving.

Use Flashcards
Write down key words, units of measure, principles, concepts or even formulae on flashcards. The method helps students walk through the syllabus topic by topic. It is a good tool for problem solving and revising.

Practice regularly
Old school exam papers provide lots of past year questions for students to practice

How to Study Secondary School Chemistry

Read textbook before Class
This technique is called ‘Fipped Classroom’ or ‘Class Reversed’. The method requires students to study before going to class. In this way, the lesson becomes much easier to follow. With the background knowledge students can then ask intelligent questions and integrate the sub-topics knowledge.

Take Notes
Simply taking down notes facilitate understanding of the concepts. It also lets you know what you do and don’t understand, so that you can focus on the weaker areas during revision.

Understanding instead of Memorising
There is no need to memorise everything. Instead, efforts should be made to understand the concepts. Students can then select the important facts or formulae to memorise.

Use Flashcards
The subject requires students to be able to interpret chemical symbols, formulae and periodic table. Writing these down on flashcards helps to organize and store the facts and memorization will become easier.

Practice Regularly
On a regular basis, use free exam papers for secondary school to test your knowledge. The past papers will prepare you for your GCE ‘O’ level papers at the end of the year. Do not underestimate the importance of hands on experience in lab practice as it strengthens your knowledge in a real environment.

It is alright to be confused at times
To be confused in chemistry is normal as professors are sometimes puzzled too. When in doubt, reread notes and read sample answers in free exam papers for secondary school. These may throw some light to your problem. In the process, reason your way out of confusion. If this still does not work, consult other students or teachers.

Secondary Mathematics Learning Guidelines - Secondary 1 to GCE 'O' Level

Rationale

Mathematics helps develop the students’ intellectual competence, providing strong grounding in Science and Technology, thereby producing a competitive workforce. It is also valuable in everyday living and gives enjoyment and excitement when students managed to crack a difficult numerical puzzle.

Objective of Mathematics Education in Schools

Mathematics education helps students to develop process skills, problem solving skills, logical reasoning skills, IT skills, creative skills, positive attitude to apply on other disciplines like science and technology and everyday life.

Framework

The five interrelated components in mathematics framework are, Concepts, Skills, Processes, Attitudes and Metacognition. Numbers, algebra, geometry, statistics, probability, and analysis are the different types of mathematical concepts. Mathematical skills cover procedural skills for numerical computation, algebraic simplification, 3D visualisation, data evaluation, measurement, mathematical tools, and approximation. Reasoning, communication, analytical skills and trial and error, and application and modelling are mathematical processes. The choice and use of problem-solving strategies is called Metacognition, or “thinking about thinking”. Attitudes refer to the affective aspects of mathematics learning such as beliefs, interest and enjoyment, appreciation, confidence, and perseverance in mathematical problem solving. Mathematics learning requires lots of practices. Free exam papers for secondary schools are good assessment materials for practices and mock exams.

Secondary English Learning Guidelines - Secondary 1 to GCE 'O' Level

Learning Outcomes

Students will attain a good level of competence in English, in both speech and writing. Students should attain foundational skills, especially in grammar, spelling and basic pronunciation. Some will be highly proficient in English.

Philosophy of Language Learning

Language is a system with its own set of rules and conventions. It is a means of communicating meaning where cognitive and effective engagement and interaction are involved. The students should understand the purpose, audience, context and culture in which the communication takes place. This guides them in their language use. Students should practise English in a multilingual context.

Goals

Students will be able to listen, read and view critically and with accuracy. They will speak, write and represent in international acceptable English. They should be able to understand and use internationally acceptable English grammar and vocabulary. These are goals by the end of the secondary education. Students are encouraged to use free secondary school exam papers for practices and mock exams.

Secondary Science Learning Guidelines - Secondary 1 to GCE 'O' Level

Goals

The goals of the Secondary Science are threefold. Firstly, it cultivates students’ perception of Science as a collective effort and a way of thinking rather than just a body of facts. Secondly, it engages students in Science-related issues. Some of these issues concern their lives, the society and the environment. Lastly it helps students develop the domains that are integral to the conduct of Science Inquiry. Science exam papers for secondary schools are available for free download.