HIGHER 1 (Syllabus 8806)
1. The syllabus and examination are intended for all candidates who follow the General Paper course of study at the H1 level examination. It continues to underscore maturity of thought, independent thinking and the proficient use of language.
2. The syllabus aims to enable candidates to achieve the following outcomes: 2.1 Understand better the world in which they live by fostering a critical awareness of continuity and change in the human experience 2.2 Demonstrate their understanding of the nature of knowledge by appreciating the interrelationship of ideas from across disciplines 2.3 Broaden their global outlook while enabling them to remain mindful of shared historical and social experiences both within Singapore and regionally 2.4 Develop maturity of thought and apply critical reading and creative thinking skills 2.5 Develop the skills of clear, accurate and effective communication 2.6 Develop the skills of evaluation of arguments and opinions 2.7 Promote extensive and independent reading and research.
ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVES AND SKILLS
3. The candidate will be expected to demonstrate: 3.1 A broad and mature understanding of a range of subject matter from the humanities and culture as well as science and technology, including some issues of significance to Singapore. This includes the ability to: acquire knowledge and understanding of diverse topic areas through extensive reading and independent study analyse and evaluate issues across disciplines, showing awareness of their significance and implications for the individual and society express understanding as well as critical and creative thinking through informed personal responses formulate cogent arguments. 3.2 Comprehension, interpretation and application of a range of subject matter. This includes the ability to: comprehend the text in detail and as a whole infer relevant information summarise information...