Physics


Curriculum

H1 Physics (8867)


The syllabus has been designed to build on and extend the content coverage of Physics at O-Levels.

The content is the subset of H2 Physics. However, the difficulty and rigour of the subject will be equivalent to H2 Physics.

The syllabus consists of 4 sections and 10 topics:
  • Measurement
  • Newtonian Mechanics (Kinematics; Dynamics; Forces; Work, Energy and Power; Motion in a Circle and Orbits)
  • Electricity and Magnetism (Current of Electricity; D.C. circuits; Electromagnetism)
  • Nuclear Physics

There is no Practical Examination for H1 Physics.


H2 Physics (9749)


The revised syllabus has been designed to build on and extend the content coverage of Physics at O-Levels.

The syllabus consists of 6 sections and 20 topics:
  • Measurement
  • Newtonian Mechanics (Kinematics; Dynamics; Forces; Work, Energy and Power; Motion in a circle; Gravitational Field; Oscillations)
  • Thermal Physics (Temperature and Ideal gases; First law of Thermodynamics)
  • Waves (Wave Motion; Superposition)
  • Electricity and Magnetism (Electric Fields; Current of Electricity; D.C. circuits; Electromagnetism; Electromagnetic Induction; Alternating Currents)
  • Modern Physics (Quantum Physics; Nuclear Physics)

Students will need to sit for a Practical Examination at the end of JC2. 


H3 Physics


H3 Physics will be offered only to JC2 students. The H3 Physics syllabus is designed around specific areas of specialization. Students can choose to take the in-house MOE H3 Physics offered in Catholic Junior College or the external H3 Physics course at the National Technological University.

Pre-requisites for H1 and H2 Physics

  • Students intending to offer H2 Physics should have reasonably good knowledge and understanding of Pure Physics at O-Level.  
  • Applicants should also have a strong interest in Physics, critical thinking, as well as possess good mathematical skills.

Students can refer to the full syllabus for H1 Physics (8867) and H2 Physics (9749) at the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board website (www.seab.gov.sg).

H3 Physics

Students intending to offer H3 Physics should simultaneously offer H2 Physics and possess a strong passion in the area of specialisation. In addition, the other selection criteria include: consistently good academic performance, good learning attitude and behaviour, and teachers' recommendation.