Should I take H1 or H2 Maths?

There are pros and cons of taking H1 or H2 Maths:

H1 Maths is an easier version, and will definitely take less time to study. This time can be used for studying other subjects. Also, it covers statistics which can come in handy for majors like Psychology, Social Science, or Business. Students who take A Maths in O Level will find that the Pure Math part of H1 Maths is basically the same, if not even easier than O level A Maths.

H2 Maths is the harder version, more difficult than even the O Level A Maths. New and interesting topics like Complex Numbers and Vectors will lay a good foundation for University majors like Engineering and Physics. Try not to forget what you have learnt in O Level A Maths, it will come in handy.

Students who wish to enter SMU & take H1 Maths in JC may want to note that SMU has a introductory module on calculus which is pretty much compulsory, even for majors like social science. I have taught a student from SMU, and would say that the content is heavier than even H2 Math Calculus; there is multivariable calculus in the SMU Course.


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A-level Marks/Grade required to enter NUS

NUS Cut Off Points (COP)

Source: http://www.nus.edu.sg/oam/gradeprofile/sprogramme-igp.html

Table 1: Grade Profiles of the 10th and 90th percentiles of A-Level Applicants offered places for courses at NUS in Academic Year 2012-20132

NUS Courses

Representative Grade Profile 3H2/1H1

10th percentile
90th percentile
Faculty of Law
Law*
AAA/A
AAA/A
School of Medicine
Medicine*
AAA/A
AAA/A
Nursing*
BCC/C
AAA/C
Faculty of Dentistry
Dentistry*
AAA/A
AAA/A
School of Design & Environment
Architecture*
ABB/B
AAA/A
Industrial Design*
BBB/B
AAA/A
Project & Facilities Management
BBC/C
ABB/C
Real Estate
BBC/B
AAB/B
Faculty of Engineering
Engineering
ABB/C
AAA/A
Bioengineering
ABB/C
AAA/A
Chemical Engineering
AAA/B
AAA/A
Civil Engineering
BBC/B
AAA/B
Electrical Engineering
BCC/B
AAA/B
Environment Engineering
BBB/C
AAA/B
Engineering Science
BBB/C
AAA/A
Industrial & Systems Engineering
AAB/B
AAA/A
Materials Science & Engineering
AAB/B
AAA/A
Mechanical Engineering
ABB/C
AAA/A
School of Computing
Computing (Computer Science)
BBC/C
AAA/A
Computing (Information Systems)
BBB/C
AAA/B
Faculty of Engineering & School of Computing
Computer Engineering
BCC/B
AAA/B
Faculty of Science
Pharmacy
AAA/A
AAA/A
Science
BBC/B
AAA/A
School of Business
Business Admin
AAA/B
AAA/A
Business Admin (Accountancy)
AAA/A
AAA/A
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Arts & Social Sciences
BBB/B
AAA/A
Arts & Social Sciences (MT related)
BBC/C
BBB/B
Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies
AAB/B
AAA/A

* Courses that require interview &/or test.

2 Double degrees are excluded from the table.