JC History Tuition
Develop critical thinking skills to analyse historical developments
Sign Up for JC History Tuition
JC students who not only study Economics, but also other A Level subjects, like History, can sign up for these related programmes as well. JC History Tuition is relevant and essential for students who are taking either H1 History (8821) or H2 History (9752). The class activities are packed with interactive discussions that will promote reflective thinking, such that students will develop analytical minds to approach historical issues.
In addition, the lessons are exam-driven as students will develop specific answering techniques to tackle source based case study questions (or SBQs, in short) and essays. The development of such skills is important and relevant to Economics students as they will learn how to organise their thoughts before forming coherent and clear arguments.
About our JC History Tuition Programme
What we do during JC History tuition?
The study of A Level History involves thorough examination of past developments from multiple viewpoints and the formation of opinions to support your defining arguments that will answer the questions. In order to become perceptive towards historical developments, our JC History Tuition features class activities that promote spontaneous thinking and opinion development.
Once the fundamentals have been established, students will refine their answering skills to meet the rigorous demands of the examination by undergoing extensive class practices that will be reviewed by our experienced tutors. As such, such a comprehensive learning curriculum will poise students for excellence.
Knowledge Enrichment and Perspective Setting
Similar to the study of Economics, A Level History necessitates in-depth comprehension of past events, seen in terms of the interaction of different roles and contributing factors that influenced the subsequent developments. Students will examine major issues, like the origins of the Cold War which was shaped by the interactions between the two major powers. Over time, students will develop the ability to approach issues by forming logical arguments to answer questions.
Essay Writing Skills
One of the two key elements of the A Level History examination is the essay writing, in which students are expected to complete two essays based on the selected Themes. Our JC History tuition programmes are geared towards the cultivation of effective writing techniques, like question analysis, outline setting, paragraph development and analysis of arguments. During the lessons, students will learn how to apply each writing skill to present their arguments clearly and persuasively.
SBQ Answering Techniques Development
As for the other major aspect of the examination, students will attempt to answer several questions that relate to the Source Based Case Study (or SBQ, in short). In contrast to the essay writing segment, students will improve their answering techniques by gaining wide exposure to different sources that discuss topics relating to the given Theme, like the End of Bipolarity. Our lessons are instrumental to students as they learn how to extract key information and organise the answers.
Comprehensive Exam Preparation Programme
In addition to the thorough focus on the cultivation of essay writing and SBQ answering techniques, the JC History tuition also provides the much-needed practice sessions for students to apply their knowledge and assess their exam-readiness. During the intensive revision programme, which is usually conducted during the school holidays, students will re-assess and improve their writing abilities by undergoing class practices that are reviewed by the tutors.
When are the JC History tuition classes?
The JC History Tuition programmes are based on the latest syllabus updates announced in the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB), seen in terms of the H2 and H1 History subjects. During the tuition programmes, students will examine the topics, both old and new, by engaging in class discussions and attempting practice essays and Source-Based Case Study Questions (SBQs). Through the comprehensive learning curriculum, students will develop the awareness and competency to answer exam-type questions effectively.
JC1 History Tuition
For JC1 students, the lessons will commence with the introduction of major themes, like International History, seen in terms of the study of Cold War and the Global Economy. These major areas are examined in detail through active discussions to be held in class. Following the coverage of major topics, there will be revision lessons to prepare JC1 students for the common tests and Promotional examinations
JC2 History Tuition
For JC2 students, the classes will feature numerous class practices that cover both fundamental and complex questions that are likely to be tested in the examinations. During the History tuition, students will revise the topics learnt previously and review their answers with the tutors. Over time, they will learn to improve their thinking and writing approaches to raise the quality of answers, whilst in preparation for Preliminary (or Prelims, in short) and A Level History examinations.
Why join our JC History Tuition?
Benefits of the JC History tuition
What sets our tuition programme apart from others is the in-depth and wide-ranging coverage of both content and skills development. This means that students are taught to assimilate what they have learnt at school and synergise the historical knowledge to match different examination question requirements, namely the SBQs and essays.
The rationale behind this teaching method can be understood by the diagnosis of common errors that students make when preparing for A Level History. Contrary to conventional thinking, the mastery of History is not achieved through rote learning and regurgitation of knowledge. Instead, there is a need to apply specific skillsets to organise your thoughts and form logical arguments to present the points clearly. Hence, our JC History tuition classes will bridge that knowledge application gap and prepare students for the examinations thoroughly.
Develop an analytical mind to observe and reflect on historical issues
Acquire the writing skills to arrange ideas and arguments
Verbalise your thoughts and arguments persuasively
A Level History Syllabus (9752/8821)
Achieve exam-readiness by knowing what lies ahead
The syllabus structure and content are separated by two groups: H1 History (8821) and H2 History (9752). For H2 History, students must complete two papers, whereby Paper 1 involves the study of International History (1945-2000) and Paper 2 relates to Independent Southeast Asia (Independence-2000). For H1 History, students are only required to attempt Paper 1.
The format of assessment comprises of two key features, namely the Source Based Case Study Questions (SBQs) and essay questions. Students will complete two essays and one SBQ in a single setting for each Paper. Generally, it is crucial for students to be familiar with the examination structure and types of questions. On top of that, our JC History Tuition programmes will prepare students for the examination by analysing the examination trends and widen the scope of learning.
Recognise the key elements of an ideal History essay or SBQ
Be familiar with the requirements to handle a History SBQ
Understand the significance of knowledge integration for exam application
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Apart from Economics Focus, our related tuition centre, also known as JCHistoryTuition.com.sg, is glad to share the successes of former students who have achieved the seemingly-impossible of excelling at the A Level History examination. It is through their determination and resilience that enabled them to meet the exam requirements. We invite you to read more to get a preview of how our tuition programmes have prepared them for the challenges at the A Level.