Mathematics
Mathematics
About the Programme
The CJC Mathematics department aims to nurture effective problem solvers and critical thinkers based on the Singapore Mathematics Framework:
 Understanding and applying mathematical concepts and skills in a variety of contexts, including the manipulation of mathematical expressions and the use of graphic calculators
 Reasoning and communicating mathematically through writing mathematical explanations, arguments and proofs, and inferences
 Solving unfamiliar problems; translating common realistic contexts into mathematics; interpreting and evaluating mathematical results, and using the results to make predictions, or comment on the context
The department builds a strong foundation in Mathematics students, using Polya’s Problem Solving Model and caters to the varying readiness of students through differentiated instruction pedagogy. Other key teaching approaches regularly used by the department include mathematical modelling, teacherdirected inquiry, blended learning and Mathematical discourses (Stein).
A graphic calculator (GC) is a key learning tool that is designed to help students visualize and better understand concepts in mathematics and science, and the use of a GC is expected for all Mathematics subjects. Examination papers will be set with the assumption that candidates will have access to a GC. The college uses the model by Texas Instruments.
ALevel Syllabus
Click the following links for an overview of the Mathematics syllabi as well as the assessment formats:
H1 Mathematics syllabus (Examination in 2024)
H2 Mathematics (examination in 2024)
H3 Mathematics (examination in 2024)
Prerequisites/Suitability
Learning Mathematics is optional at the ALevel. However, it is offered by almost all students. The purpose of reading ALevel Mathematics is twofold. Firstly, it provides students, regardless of their intended course of study at University, with a useful set of tools and analytical skills to support not just tertiary study but also to sharpen their problem solving skills in the digital era. Secondly, learning mathematics exposes students to computational and logical thinking that complements other ways of thinking developed through the other disciplines.
To cater to the diverse needs, interests and abilities of students, the ALevel Mathematics Curriculum offered by the department comprises a suite of 3 syllabuses:
 H1 Mathematics;
 H2 Mathematics and
 H3 Mathematics (in collaboration with SAJC and NUS and NTUNIE)
H1 Mathematics is designed to provide students with a foundation in mathematics and statistics that will support their business or social sciences studies at the university. It is particularly appropriate for students without an Additional Mathematics background because it offers an opportunity for them to learn important mathematical concepts and skills in algebra and calculus that are covered in Additional Mathematics. Students will also learn basic statistical methods that are necessary for studies in business and social sciences.
Assumed knowledge: G3 Mathematics
H2 Mathematics is designed to prepare students for a range of university courses, including mathematics, sciences and related courses, where a good foundation in mathematics is required. It develops mathematical thinking and reasoning skills that are essential for further learning of mathematics. Through the applications of mathematics, students also develop an appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and to the real world.
Assumed knowledge: G3 Additional Mathematics
Students without G3 Additional Mathematics (e.g. those who offered G2 Additional Mathematics or just G3 Mathematics) may offer H2 Mathematics but will be required to bridge the knowledge gap during the course of study. In CJC, they will be identified through a Readiness Assessment and attend a compulsory bridging programme if needed.
H3 Mathematics is designed for students with the passion and ability in mathematics. It aims to engage students who are keen to specialise in mathematics in solving more challenging problems in mathematics and proving mathematical results. Students will learn useful techniques and results, related to the content in H2 Mathematics, to solve mathematical problems and prove mathematical statements. In the course of learning, students will develop an understanding of the rigour of mathematics and mathematical proof and a deeper insight into the practice, value and beauty of mathematics.
Prerequisite: H2 Mathematics
Assessment
Formative and Summative Assessment Assessment is an integral part of the teaching and learning. It can be formative or summative or both.
The process of assessment is embedded in the planning of the lessons. Various teaching actions will be integrated into classroom instruction to help teachers to check if learning is taking place as intended, and how students can build on past knowledge and experiences to move forward in their learning.
The embedding of assessment process may take the following forms:
 Class Activities
 Classroom Discourse
 Individual or Group Tasks
Assessment provides feedback for both students and teachers.
Schoolbased Assessments
We will carry out our own schoolbased assessments (SBA), which could be formative or summative, at different stages of students’ learning and at different points in time.
Changes to SBA (from 2024 JC1 Intake)
Midyear Examination will be removed in phases: JC1/PreU1 in 2024, JC2/PreU2 in 2025, and PreU3 in 2026.
As with the primary and secondary schools, changes to SBA for the JCs/MI are intended to support schools in reducing the excessive focus on examinations, and provide more time and space for the development of 21CC. This will also provide JC/MI students with a more coherent education experience as they transit from secondary education to the ALevel.
When planning SBA, the department will adopt the three guiding principles from MOE:
 Guiding Principle 1: Schools should use assessment information to provide feedback to students, improve teaching and learning practices, and make sound schoolbased decisions on assessmentrelated issues.
 Guiding Principle 2: Schools should design assessments according to the stipulated assessment objectives in the subject syllabuses.
 Guiding Principle 3: Schools should ensure a manageable assessment load and demand on students that supports sustainable learning when drawing up assessment plans and schedules.
National Examinations
The first year of examination of the revised H1 Mathematics, H2 Mathematics, and H3 Mathematics is 2025.
Assessment Objectives and Weightings
The assessment objectives (AOs) reflect the emphases of the syllabuses and describe what students should know and be able to do with the concepts and skills learned in each syllabus. In alignment with the 2020 Secondary Mathematics Curriculum, the AOs for the ALevel Mathematics Curriculum have been revised to reflect the cognitive skills required to solve examination questions.
Assessment Objectives Descriptors
AO1 Use mathematical techniques and procedures
 Recall facts, formulae and notation and use them directly.
 Read and use information from tables, graphs, diagrams and texts.
 Carry out straightforward mathematical procedures.
AO2 Formulate and solve problems including those in realworld contexts
 Select relevant mathematical concept or strategy to apply.
 Formulate problems into mathematical expressions or models.
 Integrate mathematical concepts to solve mathematical problems.
 Translate between equivalent forms of mathematical expressions or statements.
 Interpret results in the context of a given problem.
AO3 Reason and communicate mathematically
 Explain the choice of mathematical models or strategies.
 Make deductions, inferences and generalisations.
 Formulate conjectures and justify mathematical statements.
 Construct mathematical arguments and proofs.
Approximate weightings for the AOs have also been introduced. More details will be given in due course.
Subject  Assessment Format 

H1 Maths  There will be one 3hour paper marked out of 100 as follows: Section A (Pure Mathematics – 40 marks) will consist of about 5 questions of different lengths and marks based on the Pure Mathematics section of the syllabus. Section B (Probability and Statistics – 60 marks) will consist of 6 to 8 questions of different lengths and marks based on the Probability and Statistics section of the syllabus. There will be one question on the application of Mathematics in realworld contexts, including those from business and the social sciences. This question will carry at least 12 marks and may require concepts and skills from more than one topic. Candidates will be expected to answer all questions. 
H2 Maths  There will be two 3hour papers, each carrying 50% of the total mark, and each marked out of 100, as follows: PAPER 1 (3 hours) A paper consisting of 10 to 12 questions of different lengths and marks based on the Pure Mathematics section of the syllabus. There will be one question on application of Mathematics in realworld contexts, including those from sciences and engineering. This question will carry at least 12 marks and may require concepts and skills from more than one topic. Candidates will be expected to answer all questions. PAPER 2 (3 hours) A paper consisting of two sections, Sections A and B. Section A (Pure Mathematics – 40 marks) will consist of 4 to 5 questions of different lengths and marks based on the Pure Mathematics section of the syllabus. Section B (Probability and Statistics – 60 marks) will consist of 6 to 8 questions of different lengths and marks based on the Probability and Statistics section of the syllabus. There will be one question in Section B on application of Mathematics in realworld contexts, including those from sciences and engineering. This question will carry at least 12 marks and may require concepts and skills from more than one topic. Candidates will be expected to answer all questions. 
H3 Maths  There will be one 3hour paper marked out of 80. The paper will consist of 6 questions of different lengths. Questions 1 to 5 will be worth 10 to 14 marks each. Question 6 will be worth 16 to 20 marks and will require students to read and respond to a short mathematical text. Candidates will be expected to answer all questions. 
Stretch Programmes
 International Mathematical Modelling Challenge
Organised by Mathematical Modelling Singapore, the Challenge seeks to promote the teaching of mathematical modelling and applications to all ages. This is based on the belief that the use of Mathematics helps one to better understand, analyse and solve reallife problems that are seemingly not related to Mathematics.
The competition is open to JC2 students who are shortlisted based on their JC1 performance and tutor recommendations. The shortlisted students are mentored by a teacher advisor who will prepare them for the Challenge.
WOW Factor: Real world problems require students to integrate knowledge from different topics of Mathematics for their analysis and solution. Real problems take time and teamwork. The IMMC provides students with a deeper experience both of how mathematics can explain our world and what working with mathematics looks like. The participants have to be resourceful, do independent research as well as work closely as a team. One of the team members must have knowledge of Python programming. Students also have the opportunity to hone their Scientific Report Summary writing skills. Team CJC has consistently been achieving at least a merit in the Challenge in the last 5 years.
 Statistical Poster Competition
This is a teambased competition open to students in their second year. Organized by the National University of Singapore Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, the annual competition encourages students to explore creative data displays.
WOW Factor: Mentored by a tutor, 45 participants per team are challenged to apply research skills and perform statistical analysis using concepts that they learnt from H2 Mathematics to create a poster of an authentic social issue of their interest. Students also have the opportunity to hone their skills in data collection, statistical report writing and design.
 Design using Graphing Calculator Competition
The competition is open to all students studying in a Junior College / Centralised Institute or a Secondary School in Singapore or the equivalent in Malaysia.
WOW Factor: Participants are challenged to do independent research and use the Graphing Calculator to create artwork based on a theme. They get to appreciate how to apply knowledge of the different graphs learnt in H2 Mathematics to design! CJC students have consistently been obtaining at least a bronze medal each year.
 Singapore Mathematical Olympiads (SMO) and Australian Maths competition (AMC)
This is open to all students who are keen to challenge themselves in solving nonroutine problems. For SMO, the college engages an external trainer to prepare for the competition. CJC has consistently been achieving the Commendation Award. AMC is open only to JC1 students.
Student Testimonials
“Now I realised that a lot of things in life can be modelled using Maths.”
Tan Sow Young, 2T14 (class of 2022)
“The Maths Learning Experiences has made me more open to new strategies and perspectives of looking at Maths… I enjoy applying math to real life situations.”
Lee Zhi Qiang, 2T08 (class of 2022)
“The intellectual and critical thinking skills that I have acquired are useful when I meet new people in the future, to help me express my thoughts and ideas to others.”
Li Jiaxin, Sharon, 2T23 (Class of 2022)
Scholarships
Since 2023, MOE has been offering the Engineering and Tech Programme (ETP) and Scholarships (ETPS) for PreU students with the interest in and passion for applied, integrative STEM as a boost in our schools system and represent our desire and ambition to enhance STEM Education. About 200 students (Singapore citizens only) will be selected for the scholarship each year. For more information, please visit this link:
[Programmespecific scholarships for PreUniversity  MOE](https://www.moe.gov.sg/financialmatters/awardsscholarships/programmescholarshipspreu) 
Other Contact Details
Do you have a question that has not been addressed on this site? If so, feel free to write to one of us:

HOD / Lim Chye Fook:
lim_chye_fook@moe.edu.sg 
LH / Mr Kam Wei Loon:
kam_wei_loon@moe.edu.sg 
LH / Ms Chia ShingLi:
chia_shingli@moe.edu.sg