Syllabus for some subjects under Singapore’s compulsory education:
Primary Math (PSLE)
Whole Numbers  Area of triangles 
Fractions  Volume of cubes and cuboids 
Decimals  Simple algebra 
Measurements – Unit conversions – Money, length, mass, volume, time, area, perimeter 
Geometry – //, ⊥ lines, symmetry – Angles – triangles – squares, rectangles – parallelogram, trapezium, rhombus 
Ratio  Geometrical figures – nets 
Percentage  Average 
Charts and Tables (data analysis)  Speed 
MoE & SEAB:  MoE 2007 maths syllabus P16 
Primary Science (PSLE)
Cycles  
Lower (P4)  Life Cycles of Animals  Three States of Matter 
Upper (P5&6)  Inheritance of Characteristics  Human Reproduction 
Reproduction in Plants  Three States of Water  
Interactions  
Lower (P4)  Magnets (characteristics, use, induction, destruction)  
Upper (P5&6)

Forces (e.g. elastic, frictional, gravitational)  Food chain & food web
· producers, consumers, decomposers, predators, prey 
Living Together
· Population, habitat, community · Effect of environmental conditions, e.g. light, temperature, air flow, soil. 
Adaptations
· Structural, behavioural 

Man’s impact on environment  
Energy  
Lower (P4)  Light (light sources, shadows, transparency)  Heat & temperature
· Sources · Flow of heat · Heat gain / loss · Changes in states of matter · Contraction/ expansion · Good and poor heat conductors 
Upper (P5&6)  Energy in living systems
· Photosynthesis, respiration, digestion 
Energy
· Heat, light, sound, KE, PE, electrical · conversions 
Sources of energy  
Systems  
Lower (P4)  Organization of human body into systems  Parts of a plant 
Digestive system  
Upper (P5&6)  Cell structure and function  Plant transport system 
Human respiratory system  Electrical system (components, series, parallel, safety)  
Human circulatory system  
Diversity  
Lower (P4)  Characteristics of living and nonliving things  Classification into living and nonliving things 
Unicellular vs multicellular organisms.  Plants, Animals, Fungi, Bacteria.  
Characteristics of materials  
MoE & SEAB: MoE science syllabus P36 
Secondary Math
Secondary 1  
Factors & multiples – HCF, LCM, prime factorisation, index notations, square/cube root 
Algebraic expressions & formulae  Simple equation with 1 variable 
Real numbers  Algebraic manipulation  Angles, triangles & polygons 
Approximation & estimation  Number patterns  Simple inequalities <, >, ≤, ≥ 
Ratio, proportions, rate, speed  Linear graphs & coordinates. y=mx+c  Perimeter & area of plane figures 
Percentage  Data analysis – Graphs, tables, charts 
Surface area and volume of prisms, cylinders & composite figures 
Secondary 2  
Proportion  Graph of quadratic equations  Congruence and similarity 
Expansion & factorisation of algebraic expressions  Simple algebraic fractions  Data analysis – Mean, median, mode – Dot diagrams – Histograms – Stem & leaf diagrams – Grouped data 
Solving quadratic equations  Linear equations with 2 variables  Measurement of pyramids, cones & spheres. – Surface area, volume 
Pythagoras’ theorem  Trigonometric ratios of acute angles – Sine, cosine, tangent 
Probability 
Secondary 3  
Indices & standard form  Congruency & similarity tests  Arc lengths, sector areas & radian measurements. 
Quadratic equations  Properties of circles  Quartiles & percentiles 
Linear inequalities  Trigonometry application  Set languages & notations 
Functions and graphs  Coordinate geometry  
Secondary 4  
Distancetime & speedtime graphs  Sets  Vectors 
Standard deviation, mean.  Matrices  Probability of combined events 
Statistical data analysis 
MoE Maths OLevel Express syllabus MoE GCE OLevel 4048 Maths syllabus MoE GCE O Level 4047 Add Maths syllabus
Lower Secondary Sciences
Physics  
Physical properties  Forces  Sound energy 
Ray model of light  Energy & work done  Heat energy 
Electrical systems  
Chemistry  
Chemical composition of matter  Particulate nature of matter  Chemical reactions 
Separation technique  Atoms & molecules  
Biology  
Cells  Digestion  Diversity 
Transport in living things – Diffusion, osmosis, active transport, membrane biology, plant transport. 
Human sexual reproduction  Ecosystems 
MoE & SEAB: MoE science lowersecondary 
Upper Secondary Sciences
O Level – Biology – 5158 syllabus
O Level – Chemistry – 5073 syllabus
O Level – Physics – 5059 syllabus