JC History Tuition
Bishan Tuition Centres features JC History Tuition classes for students who desire to excel in their A Level examinations. The programmes are structured in exam-driven ways, seen in terms of the greater emphasis placed on the use of practice questions and summary notes, to guide students through their revision process. In addition, these lessons are engaging as students are encouraged to pose questions and hold discussions with the tutors. By doing so, students will learn effectively and acquire the knowledge and application skills to ace the examinations.
What we offer at the programmes
The JC History Tuition classes offer many attractive features that will help students to overcome their learning difficulties. For example, students will receive study materials that enhance their understanding of historical developments, thus enabling them to remember the content better.
Exam-oriented learning resources
Students will receive exclusive access to the learning resources that are structured in ways to facilitate the ease of conceptual comprehension. For instance, in the context of A Level History, students can refer to the timeline notes to understand the sequence of events.
Receive guidance and feedback from tutors
The JC History tuition classes will be beneficial to students as they can seek guidance and assistance from the tutors of Bishan Tuition Centres. Students can receive feedback from tutors to identify the areas of improvement in their essays and source based questions.
Attempt regular class practices
The exam preparation is made complete with the inclusion of class practices to aid students in their efforts to refine their answering methods. The JC History Tuition programmes will feature timed practices to assess the competency of students and their exam-readiness.
H2 A Level History (9752) Syllabus
For A Level H2 History, students are required to attempt and complete two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. Each paper is 3 hours.
Paper 1 – International History (1945-2000)
In Paper 1, students have to answer two sections – Section A and B. In Section A, students will answer one compulsory source-based question based on The Political Effectiveness of the United Nations, 1945 – 2000. Section A carry 25% of the Paper 1 grade.
In Section B, students will choose three out of five essay questions. The questions are based on the following themes: The Cold War and How It Shaped the World, The Development of the Global Economy and Conflict and Cooperation. Section B carry 75% of the Paper 1 grade.
Paper 2 – Core Paper – History of Southeast Asia (1900 – 1997)
In Paper 2, students will answer two sections – Section A and B. In Section A, students will answer one compulsory source-based question based on ASEAN, 1967-19997. Section A carry 25% of the Paper 2 grade.
In Section B, students will choose three out of five essay questions. The questions are based on the following themes: How Independence was Achieved, Challenges to Independent Southeast Asian States and Regional Conflicts and Cooperation.
For Paper 2, the essay questions require students to support their answers with examples taken from at least three countries of their choice. Country comparison may be required as well. Section B carry 75% of the Paper 2 grade.
H1 A Level History (8821) Syllabus
For A Level H1 History, students are required to attempt two sections – Section A and B – within 3 hours.
Section A – Source-Based Question
In Section A, students will answer one compulsory source-based question based on The Political Effectiveness of the United Nations, 1945 – 2000. Section A carry 25% of the overall grade.
Section B – Essay Questions
In Section B, students will choose three out of five essay questions. The questions are based on the following themes: The Cold War and How It Shaped the World, The Development of the Global Economy and Conflict and Cooperation. Section B carry 75% of the overall grade.
Useful exam strategies for JC History
Tips to improve your study of A Level History
Tutors of Bishan Tuition Centres offer study tips to students who desire to excel in A Level History. Based on their teaching experience and astute observations on the past examinations, the following strategies will prove useful and applicable for students. Discover how you can make your learning and answering methods more effective.
Set your essay outlines before attempting the questions
It is fatal mistake for students to jump right into the answering of questions without proper planning. Some students have the tendency to memorise content and apply them to questions without much consideration of the requirements. JC History tutors advise students to examine the questions closely and plan their answers by writing outlines. By doing so, it ensures that they will avoid the mistake of missing out on key points to cover.
Annotate any important parts of the extracts for the Source Based Questions
For the Source Based Questions (SBQs), students are strongly encouraged to read the given extracts carefully and pick out essential information that match the requirement of the questions. For example, students should pay attention to the writer’s tone and his/her background. Furthermore, students are advised to build up the habit of analysing the text and writing down the possible implications next to the sources. Therefore, the actual answering process is more precise.
Plan your time well during the examinations
Good time management skills are important as many students, especially those who are new to the subject, experience difficulties in completing the exam questions on time. One possible factor is the lack of practice as students have not adapted to the stressful conditions of planning and writing their essays. As such, students should build up the habit of undergoing timed practices to become faster in their preparation and answering process.
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Bishan Tuition Centres features JC History tuition programmes held at the listed centres to guide students through the rigorous preparation and revision processes. These centres are managed by experienced tutors, who will share their teaching expertise to students and show them the ropes of developing the skills of thinking and writing.