Subject Combinations

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MOE Policy on Subject Combination

  1. Students may select subjects at three different levels of study: Higher 1 (H1), Higher 2 (H2) and Higher 3 (H3). A student may not offer the same subject at both H1 and H2.
  2. Every student will offer a combination of H1 / H2 / H3 subjects + MTL. The number of academic units computed is: Minimum (Norm): 9 + 1 (H1 MTL), Maximum: 11 + 1 (H1 MTL)
  3. All students must offer Mother Tongue (MTL) at H1 unless they have obtained a minimum of D7 for Higher MTL at ‘O’ Level, in which case, they need not take H1 MTL and may use their ‘O’ Level HMTL results for university admission score computation with rebasing. However, the H1 MTL unit cannot be replaced by another content unit (except for students who offer H2 MTLL in lieu of H1 MTL).
  4. Students who offer H2 Mother Tongue Language and Literature (MTLL) in lieu of H1 MTL will not have any H1 MTL component in the computation of units for admission to local universities. However, the maximum number of academic units that they may offer is 10 + 2 (H2 MTLL, inclusive of the H1 MTL unit).
  5. All students must offer either H1 General Paper (GP) or H2 Knowledge and Inquiry (KI).
  6. All students must offer H1 Project Work (PW).
  7. All students must offer at least four content-based subjects, three of which have to be at H2 and at least one of the content-based subjects must be of a contrasting discipline.
  8. All students may offer at most two H3 subjects.
  9. One academic unit is used for each H1 or H3 subject offered; two academic units are used for each H2 subject offered.

NJC Internal Policy on Subject Combination

  1. The list of subject combinations and their respective pre-requisites are listed in the graphic below.
  2. Students must meet two sets of pre-requisites:
    • The pre-requisite to read a specific subject (see table below)
    • The pre-requisites to read a specific combination (see graphic below)
  3. Students who offer H2 Art will offer H3 Art.

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How to read the Subject Combination Graphic

We will use two examples to discuss how you should read the graphic. Consider Arts 1 and Science 10.

A student who opts for Arts 1 may read either of the following 6 combinations:

  1. H1 GP, H1 PW, H2 Economics, H2 History, H2 Music, H1 Mathematics, or
  2. H1 GP, H1 PW, H2 Economics, H2 Geography, H2 Music, H1 Mathematics, or
  3. H1 GP, H1 PW, H2 Economics, H2 History, H2 Art, H1 Mathematics, or
  4. H1 GP, H1 PW, H2 Economics, H2 Geography, H2 Art, H1 Mathematics, or
  5. H1 GP, H1 PW, H2 Economics, H2 Literature in English, H2 Music, H1 Mathematics, or
  6. H1 GP, H1 PW, H2 Economics, H2 Literature in English, H2 Art, H1 Mathematics

The student must ensure that he/she meets the following pre-requisites:

  • Sum of 'O' Level Grade Scores for English as First Language (EL) and either English Literature/Geography/History is less than 7 points, and
  • Must pass the Qualifying Test (QT) for Art/Music administered at NJC.

A student who opts for Science 10 may read either of the following 2 combinations:

  1. H1 PW, H2 Physics, H2 Chemistry, H2 Mathematics, H2 Knowledge & Inquiry, or
  2. H1 PW, H2 Biology, H2 Chemistry, H2 Mathematics, H2 Knowledge & Inquiry

The student must ensure that he/she meets the following pre-requisites:

  • Meet the pre-requisites for H2 Physics (or H2 Biology), H2 Chemistry, H2 Mathematics, and H2 Knowledge & Inquiry, and
  • Sum of 'O' Level Grade Scores for the two relevant Science subjects and two Mathematics subjects (Elementary Mathematics and Additional Mathematics) is less than 6 points, and
  • Must pass the Qualifying Test (QT) for Knowledge & Inquiry

Pre-requisites for Specific Subjects in NJC

 

Mathematics & Sciences

H1 Chemistry
Must have studied Chemistry either as Combined Science or Pure Physics at GCE ‘O’ level and obtained at least a C6

H1 Physics
Must have studied Physics either as Combined Science or Pure Physics at GCE ‘O’ level and obtained at least a C6

H2 Physics
Obtained at least B3 for GCE ‘O’ Level Pure Physics or
Obtained at least A2 for GCE ‘O’ Level Combined Science (Physics) or
Clear an interview with HOD/Science (SH)

H2 Chemistry
Obtained at least B3 for GCE ‘O’ Level Pure Chemistry or
Obtained at least A2 for GCE ‘O’ Level Combined Science (Chemistry) or
Clear an interview with HOD/Science (SH)

H2 Biology
Obtained at least B3 for GCE ‘O’ Level Pure Biology or
Obtained at least A2 for GCE ‘O’ Level Combined Science (Biology) or
Clear an interview with HOD/Science (SH)

H2 Mathematics
Obtained at least B4 for GCE ‘O’ Level Additional Mathematics or
Clear an interview with HOD/Mathematics
- Students with no Additional Mathematics background are recommended to take H1 Mathematics

H2 Computing
Pass the Qualifying Test(QT) administered at NJC

H2 Further Mathematics
Obtained at least A2 for GCE 'O' Level Additional Mathematics
and pass the Qualifying Test(QT) administered at NJC

Knowledge Skills H2 Knowledge & Inquiry
Must have at least A2 for GCE ‘O’ Level English and pass the Qualifying Test(QT) administered at NJC
Humanities and Arts

H2 Art
Offered Art as an ‘O’ Level subject and pass the Qualifying Test(QT) (with interview) administered at NJC

or possess a good portfolio and pass the Qualifying Test(QT) (with interview) administered at NJC

H2 Music
Pass the Qualifying Test(QT) administered at NJC

H2 English Language and Linguistics
Must have at least A2 for GCE 'O' Level English and pass the Qualifying Test(QT) administered at NJC

H2 Chinese/Malay/Tamil Language and Literature
Obtained at least B3 for GCE ‘O’ Level Higher Chinese/Malay/Tamil or
Clear an interview with HOD/MT

Foreign Languages

Students can choose H2 German, French or Japanese. However, these subjects are only offered at MOE language centres and it is the responsibility of the student to make the necessary arrangements for lessons with the respective MOE language centres.