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Subject Combinations 2020


Requirements
  • The GCE A-Level curriculum requires students to undertake the following subjects:
    • 3 H2 and 1 H1 content-based subjects (at least one of which must be from a contrasting discipline), 
    • H1 Mother Tongue Language (MTL), 
    • H1 General Paper (GP) or H2 Knowledge and Inquiry (KI), 
    • H1 Project Work (PW).
  • Students who have obtained 10 points or better for their L1R5 raw aggregate, AND 8 points or better in their 4 relevant ’O’ Level subjects are eligible to take 4 H2 content-based subjects, of which at least one must be from a contrasting discipline.
  • Students who achieve a grade of D7 or better in ‘O’ Level Higher MTL is exempted from taking H1 MTL. Students who offer Mother Tongue B Syllabus (MTB) at O-Level will continue with MTB at GCE A-Level.
  • Students who obtain a grade of D7 or better in 'O' Level Higher MTL are NOT allowed to replace H1 MTL with another content subject. 
  • Students who wish to take H2 KI must take a selection test. KI can only be taken as the 4th H2 subject.

CONTENT-BASED SUBJECTS OFFERED
  • The following Table A shows the content-based subjects offered in 2020:

Disciplines

Subjects

H1 Level

H2 Level

Humanities & the Arts

Economics (Econs)

Geography (Geo)

History (Hist)

Literature in English (Lit)

English Language & Linguistics (ELL)*


Mathematics & Science

Biology (Bio)*

Chemistry (Chem)*

Physics (Phy)*

Mathematics (Math)*

Further Mathematics (FMath)*


* Please refer to subject prerequisites



SUBJECT COMBINATIONS
  • The College reserves the right not to offer a particular subject combination if the number of applicants for the subject combination is less than 10.
  • The following Table B shows the 3 H2 and 1 H1 subject combinations offered in 2020: 

CODE

H2 Subjects

H1 Subjects (choose one)

S1._

Math

Chem

Phy

Econs, Geo, Hist, Lit

S2._

Math

Econs

Phy

Chem, Geo, Hist, Lit

S3._

Math

Bio

Chem

Econs, Geo, Hist, Lit

S4._

Math

Chem

Econs

Bio, Phy, Geo, Hist, Lit

S5._

Math

FMath

Chem

Econs, Geo

S6._

Math

FMath

Phy

Econs, Geo

S7.m

Bio

Chem

Econs

Math

S8.m

Chem

Econs

Geo

Math

S9.m

Chem

Econs

Hist

Math

A1._

Math

Econs

Geo

Chem, Phy, Hist, Lit

A2._

Math

Econs

Hist

Chem, Phy, Geo, Lit

A3._

Math

Econs

Lit

Chem, Phy, Geo, Hist

A4._

Math

Geo

Lit

Econs, Hist

A5.e

Math

Hist

Lit

Econs

A6.m

Econs

Geo

Lit

Math

A7.m

Econs

Hist

Lit

Math


  • The following Table C shows the 4 H2 subject combinations offered in 2020:

CODE

H2 Subjects

S1.E

Math

Chem

Phy

Econs

S1.ELL

Math

Chem

Phy

ELL

S1.G

Math

Chem

Phy

Geo

S1.H

Math

Chem

Phy

Hist

S1.L

Math

Chem

Phy

Lit

S2.ELL

Math

Econs

Phy

ELL

S2.G

Math

Econs

Phy

Geo

S2.H

Math

Econs

Phy

Hist

S2.L

Math

Econs

Phy

Lit

S3.E

Math

Bio

Chem

Econs

S3.ELL

Math

Bio

Chem

ELL

S3.G

Math

Bio

Chem

Geo

S3.H

Math

Bio

Chem

Hist

S3.L

Math

Bio

Chem

Lit

S4.ELL

Math

Chem

Econs

ELL

S4.G

Math

Chem

Econs

Geo

S4.H

Math

Chem

Econs

Hist

S4.L

Math

Chem

Econs

Lit

S5.E

Math

FMaths

Chem

Econs

S5.G

Math

FMaths

Chem

Geo

S6.E

Math

FMaths

Phy

Econs

S6.G

Math

FMaths

Phy

Geo

A1.ELL

Math

Econs

Geo

ELL

A1.L

Math

Econs

Geo

Lit

A2.ELL

Math

Econs

Hist

ELL

A2.L

Math

Econs

Hist

Lit

A3.ELL

Math

Econs

Lit

ELL

A4.ELL

Math

Geo

Lit

ELL

A5.ELL

Math

Hist

Lit

ELL

Note: Italicized subject is a contrasting subject within the subject combination.


SUBJECT PREREQUISITES
  • The following Table D shows the prerequisites of various subjects: 

Subjects

Prerequisites

H2 ELL

A2 or better in ‘O’ Level English Language

Required to sit for selection test

Note: H2 ELL may be used to replace one H2 subject (except H2 Math) from the A1-A7 combination in Table B. H2 ELL can also be offered as the 4th H2 subject (see Table C).

H1 or H2 Bio

Pass in ‘O’ Level Pure Biology or Combined Science (with Biology)

H1 or H2 Chem

Pass in ‘O’ Level Pure Chemistry or Combined Science (with Chemistry)

H1 or H2 Phy

Pass in ‘O’ Level Pure Physics or Combined Science (with Physics)

H2 Math

Pass in ‘O’ Level Additional Mathematics

H2 FMath

A1 in ‘O’ Level Mathematics and A2 or better in ‘O’ Level Additional Mathematics

Required to sit for selection test


  • Students who have taken ‘O’ Level Combined Science, without any other Pure Sciences, are eligible for only ONE H2 Science Subject. Eligible students may opt to take the 2nd science subject at H1 if they have grades of A2 or better in all the 3 subjects: Mathematics, Additional Mathematics and Combined Science at ‘O’ Level. 
  • The following Table E summarizes the requirements for the various science combinations:

Combinations

Requirements

S1 combination:

H2 Chem & 

H2 Phy

Either of the following:
- Pass in ‘O’ Level Pure Chemistry and Pure Physics
- Pass in ‘O’ Level Pure Chemistry and Combined Science (Bio/Phy)
- Pass in ‘O’ Level Pure Physics and Combined Science (Bio/Chem)

S3 combination:

H2 Chem & 

H2 Bio

Either of the following:
- Pass in ‘O’ Level Pure Chemistry and Pure Biology
- Pass in ‘O’ Level Pure Chemistry and Combined Science (Bio/Phy)
- Pass in ‘O’ Level Pure Biology and Combined Science (Chem/Phy)

S4 combination:

H2 Chem &

H1 Bio

Either of the following:
- See above S3 combination: H2 Chem & H2 Bio
- A2 or better in ‘O’ Level Combined Science (Bio/Chem), Mathematics and Additional Mathematics

S4 combination:

H2 Chem &

H1 Phy

Either of the following:
- See above S1 combination: H2 Chem & H2 Phy
- A2 or better in ‘O’ Level Combined Science (Chem/Phy), Mathematics and Additional Mathematics

S2 combination:

H2 Phy &

H1 Chem

Either of the following:
- See above S1 combination: H2 Chem & H2 Phy
- A2 or better in ‘O’ Level Combined Science (Chem/Phy), Mathematics and Additional Mathematics