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  • St Andrews Secondary School Sec 3 Express

    Mid-Year Exam 2018 Information Sheet

    Subject Scope / Topics Format of Exam

    English

    Paper 1 Section A: Editing (10m) Section B: Situational Writing (30m) Section C: Free Writing (Hybrid & Persuasive) (30m)

    Paper 2 Visual Text (5m), Compre Text 2 (20m), Compre Text 3 with Summary (25m)

    Literature

    Section A: Unseen (25m) Usage, effects and meaning of

    Diction, Imagery, Rhetoric, Sound, Form and Structure

    Structure of essay response and MEAL para format

    Answer one question (with two parts) based on an: 1) Unseen poem; or 2) Unseen prose.

    Section B: Fielas Child (25m) Use, effects and meaning of Plot,

    Characters, Setting and Atmosphere, Theme and Style/Language

    Structure of essay response and MEAL para format

    Answer one Passage-Based Question (with two parts) - taken from Chapter 1 to 5 of the book.

    Chinese

    Paper 1 - Email / Composition Email (2 choose 1, 20m) / Composition (3 choose 1, 40m)

    Paper 2 - Written Paper

    Vocabulary & Idioms (10 Questions, 10m), Close Passage (MCQ, 10m), Comprehension (3 Passages, MCQ, 20m), Comprehension (8 Structured Questions, 30m)

    Malay

    Paper 1 Email & Composition (60 marks)

    Email (2 choose 1, 20m) / Composition (3 choose 1, 40m)

    Paper 2 Grammar, Idioms, Vocabulary and Comprehension (70 marks)

    Section A - Grammar 10m, Idioms 10m, Cloze Passage 10 marks, Comprehension MCQ 10marks, Comprehension Open-ended Questions 30 marks

    Tamil

    Paper 1 Email (20m) and Composition (40m)

    Paper 2

    Idioms/proverbs (10m) Sentence structure (10m) Close passage (10m) MCQ comprehension (10m) Open-ended comprehension (30m)

    Higher Chinese

    Paper 1 Email (20m) and Composition (60m)

    Paper 2

    Section A: Cloze Passage (10m), Section B: Editing (10m), Section C: MCQ Compre (10m), Section D: Compre (38m), Section E: Summarize (12m)

    Higher Tamil

    Paper 1 Email - (20 M), Composition - (60 M)

    Paper 2 Close Passage (10m), Editing (10m), Words separation (10m),Comprehension-1 (22m), Comprehension -2, (16m), Summary-(12m)

  • Comb Hum (History)

    Skills for SBQ; message; purpose; comparison

    Section A: SBQ compulsory (22m)

    Study topics for SEQ: Chapter 1 (TOV/LON) and Chapter 2 (Communist Russia)

    Section B: SEQ compulsory (18m)

    Comb Hum (Social

    Studies)

    Skills for SBQ; message; purpose; comparison

    Section A: SBQ compulsory (20m)

    Sec 3 Textbook - Chapters1, 2 and 3 (till p81)

    Section B: SRQ compulsory (15m)

    Geography

    Topic: Geographical Investigation (G.I.) and Coasts - Based on Coastal Geography Fieldwork and the G.I. worksheets given - Physical Geog Textbook Pg 2 to 77 and 242 to 274

    Section A (Compulsory) [25m] - Question 1

    Topics: - Coasts - Living with Tectonics Hazards

    Section B (Choose one question) [25m] - Question 2 or - Question 3

    E Math

    Topics: - All topics covered in lower secondary - Sec 3 chapters as follows: - Chapter 1: Indices - Chapter 2: More about Quadratic Equations - Chapter 4: Conditions for Congruency and Similarity - Chapter 7: Trigonometry (only Trigo Ratios of Obtuse Angle and Area of Triangle)

    Paper 1 - 40 marks within 1 hour, calculators allowed Paper 2 - 40 marks within 1 hour, calculators allowed

    Add Math

    Chap 1: Equations and Inequalities Chap 2: Indices and Surds Chap 3: Polynomials Chap 5: Binomial Theorem

    Total: 80 marks Duration: 2 hours Answer all questions

    POA All topics covered in Term 1 and Term 2

    Section A : 3 questions (32 marks) Section B: 3 questions(48 marks) Total : 80 marks

    Biology

    Chap 2: Cells Chap 3: Movement of Substances Chap 4: Nutrients Chap 5: Enzymes Chap 6: Nutrition in Humans Chap 7: Nutrition in Plants

    Section A: 25 MCQ (25 m) Section B: Structured (40 m) Section C: Long Structured (2 qns, 20 m) Total: 85 m

  • Chemistry

    1. Chemical Formulae 2. Balancing Equation 3. Elements, Mixture and Compounds 4. Experimental Techniques 5. Acids, Base, pH and Oxides 6. Separation Techniques 7. Salts

    Section A; 25 MCQ (25 m) Section B Structured (40 m) Questions Section C : Long Structured questions (2 qns - 10 m each) Total Marks: 85 m

    Physics Chapters 1, 4, 8, 9, 10,11,and 12

    Section A; 25 MCQ (25 m) Section B Structured (40 m) MCQ Section C : Structured (2 qns - 10 m each) Total:85 m

    Science (Chem)

    1) Atomic structure 2) Element, mixture, compound 3) Chemical bonding: ionic and covalent 4) Kinetic Particle Theory 5) Chemical formula, balancing equation and state symbols 6) Measurement and experimental techniques 7) Separation techniques 8) Collection of gases & their properties

    Section A: MCQ (10m) Section B (30m) Section C (20m)

    Science (Phy)

    (1) Units and measurement, (2) mass, weight and Density, (3) Light, (4) Kinetic Model of Matter (5) Transfer of Thermal Energy, (6) Thermal properties of Matter

    Section A: MCQ (10 m)

    Section B (30m) Section C (20m)

    ART Still Life Drawing & Composition

    Section A: Still Life Drawing & Composition (40m)

    SOVA - 1 Question Section B: SOVA (20m)

    D&T

    Chp 1: What is Design & Technology Chp 5: Identifying Needs Chp 6: Generating and Developing Ideas Chp 9.4: Isometric Drawing Chp 13: Mechanisms

    Structured questions (50m) Answer all questions Sketching & drawing needed

    Music

    Classical Chamber Music and Symphony

    Paper 1 - 4 Listening Extracts

    Minuet and Trio, Sonata Form Paper 21 - Own choice piece, own song, grup canon

    Jiangnan Sizhu Music Paper 32 - Classical Melody writing

    Electronics

    1. Electronic Systems 2. Current Electricity 3. Resistors 4. Circuit Theories 5. Alternating Currents 6. Capacitors 7. Semiconductor Diodes

    Section A (30 m) Short answer questions Section B (2x15 m) Long questions

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