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SEC 3 PHYSICS TERM 2 NEWSLETTER -MYE Physics Revision Workshop

If you’ve been following us, we organised a revision workshop for our Sec 3 Physics students since 2 weeks ago. So we thought it’s about time we gave you a little sneak peek on what goes on in class…

Lesson Materials

And in case you were wondering, here’s an overview of essential lesson materials that our students are entitled to each lesson:
1)  an A5 compilation of 2016 prelim questions with worked solutions
2) an A4 booklet containing:
a) MCQ questions as part of a in-class timed practice
b) Structured questions
c) Bonus questions [we highly recommend that you try them! You can check your answers with the worked solutions afterwards :D]
 
Also, we will be giving our students a test at the end of the revision workshop so that we can test their understanding and concepts, so… please be fully prepared for that.
Don’t say we didn’t warn you 😛

Tutor Comments:

Finally, everyone seems to be finally aware that the mid year exam is near. (If you aren’t, that’s worrying isn’t it?) School life isn’t all fun and games -a bit of stress now is definitely good to pace the student in the sec 3 academic year. Many will soon realise that while they can easily score well in small tests especially after covering a particular topic, it’s not easy to score well in big exams that integrate more than one topic. The question banks in the booklets aim to prepare students for their exams, and we believe that solving questions is as important, if not more than merely going through notes. The mock paper before the actual exam is important and is usually provides good feedback on whether the student has invested enough time in the MYE preparation. As always, the results you get in the exams should not be a surprise to you. It’s usually an accurate measure of what you understand and what you remember at that point of time.
With that, we wish you all the best in your preparation and examinations!
Written by Sec 3 Physics Academic Team
Vetted by Mr Dave Sim, Head of Academic.

SEC 3 MATHS TERM 2 NEWSLETTER -MYE Maths Revision Workshop

Dear Sec 3 Maths students and parents,

this is an overview of our Sec 3 Maths Revision MYE Workshop which starts in Term 2 Week 2. Let take a little sneak peek on what goes on in class…

Sec 3 Maths Lesson Materials

1) challenging questions booklet + comprehensive mind map

2) 4-question MCQ buddy quiz (no calculators allowed!)

3) selected mock papers for students to attempt on their own time

Now to give you a little more insights, we’ll take a step back, and look at the motivations behind the lesson structure:

WHAT’S GOING ON IN CLASS?

1) X-tensive problem solving sessions

let’s just say that we start by throwing our students off with some mind-boggling questions that they may encounter in their exams. We want our students to discard preconceived notions about the difficulty of their upcoming paper (or for some, the lack thereof?).
Rather, we want them to stay on edge, stay wary of, stay attentive to the problem solving process. Through this, we let our students revise their concepts, and at the same time we teach them how to apply what they have learnt to solve difficult exam questions. They will be surprised by how we can transform a question so seemingly difficult into one that is easily manageable that can be solved using the same mind map they have on hand already. That is just how powerful our mind maps are!
At the end of the 2 hours, they will consolidate and digest everything they have learnt with a test.

2) X-citing Fun Quiz  

To get ready for E-Maths, we will have our 4 Magical MCQ for E Maths. Students are paired up to do 4 MCQ quiz in 3 mins. Yes, MCQ for Maths! Isn’t it great to have options? Just wait till you find out that no calculators are allowed in this quiz! We are  testing concepts not how fast you press your calculators.  

3) X-tra exam papers for self-practice 

With limited time at the centre per week, we need to train students with exam techniques. They know the concepts, they know the tricks, but they still need to practise what they have learnt to conquer the exam! We provide them with quality exam papers to take home to do as mock exams, to test their understanding and concepts.