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Click here to check out this year's Singapore Science and Engineering Fair 2013!
The following were the concepts that were tested in paper 2.
Qn 1: Hooke's Law, Upthrust, Simple harmonic motion, damped oscillations
Qn 2: Specific heat capacity, electrical energy
Qn 3: Current electricity, diodes, circuit diagram (voltmeters)
Qn 4: Kinetic theory of matter, work done by gas, ideal gas equation, first law of thermodynamics
Qn 5: Faraday's law
Qn 6: Data analysis
Qn 7: Design experiment
Hence, based on these concepts and on trends over the past few years, here are some possible topics for Paper 3. Do note however, that one should still study the entire syllabus as it is possible for the same concepts to be tested twice or more. By listing the topics down below, we only hope to help students who have the extra time to spend more effort in focusing on the more likely topics. In other words, we are not to be held responsible should you choose to study only the following topics despite our advice not to.
3. Forces (e.g. turning effects)
4: Motion in a Circle
5: Gravitational Fields
6. Electric Fields (possible synoptic question with gravitational fields)
7: Superposition (e.g. diffraction grating since it has not surfaced the past 2 years)
8: D.C. Circuits
10. Quantum Physics (e.g. photoelectric effect)
11. Nuclear Physics
If you find this list to be helpful, do us a favour and "Like" this post on Facebook using the button below and help us get the word out. You are welcomed to discuss questions using the Facebook comments function below. You can consider it free consultation. Do state the source of your question, the year, paper and question number. As we have an extensive database of Prelim and A-level questions, feel free to ask from any source. However, if demand is too high, we will only answer your questions if we have time.
To cater to strong demand for advance preparatory courses, we are organising headstart classes in November and December 2012. Details are as follows:
- Cohort A: 6 to 8 lessons in 8th – 30th Nov 2012;
- Cohort B: 6 to 8 lessons in Dec 2012;
- Each lesson 2 hrs;
- Students can choose A or B, or both;
- Exact dates to be modified to suit students.
If there is any areas of improvement with regards to course details above, do let me know.
- Revision of present year’s work;
- Advance learning of next year’s topics;
- Emphasis on traditionally difficult topics;
- Common mistakes highlighted;
- Small class sizes for enhanced effectiveness.
Details of registration are as follows.
- Click here to register
- Free course materials provided
- Registration start date: 15 Oct 2012
- Early-bird registration: 20% discount for registration in the first two weeks.