Under Singapore’s compulsory education system, mathematics and sciences have well-defined syllabuses. We include them here for your easy reference. Please note that schools may cover the topics in different sequence and to different extent. This is especially true for Secondary Schools.
Information is up to date as of January 2018.
Lower Secondary Sciences
Physics | ||
Physical properties | Forces | |
Light – Reflection, refraction, lenses. | Energy & work done | Heat energy and its transmission |
DC electricity | Practical uses of electricity | |
Chemistry | ||
Chemical composition of matter | Particulate nature of matter (model) | Chemical changes |
Separation techniques | Atoms & molecules | |
Biology | ||
Cells (model) | Digestion | Diversity |
Transport in living things
* Diffusion, osmosis, active transport, membrane biology, plant transport. |
Human sexual reproduction | Ecosystems |
SEAB: Lower Secondary Science Syllabus 2013
2018 O Level Biology Syllabus 6093 |
Mathematics
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
* length and area scales * direct and inverse proportions |
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 | ||
Distance-time & speed-time graphs | Sets | Vectors |
Standard deviation, mean, medians, quartiles, percentiles | Matrices | Probability of combined events |
Statistical data analysis, box and whisker plots | Frequency, cumulative frequency curves and tables | |
SEAB: O Level Mathematics Syllabus |