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General Admission(old)

At Yishun Junior College, we seek to maximise and realise students’ intellectual potential and work towards. Our desired outcome is that 100% of students qualify for university.

Subject Requirements

SUBJECTS OFFERED AND SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS IN 2014

Subjects offered:

DisciplineSubjects
Mathematics & SciencesH1 & H2 Mathematics, H1 & H2 Biology, H1 & H2 Chemistry, H1 & H2 Physics
Humanities & the ArtsH1 & H2 Art, H1 & H2 Economics, H1 & H2 English Literature, H1 & H2 Geography, H1 & H2 History, H1 & H2 China Studies (in English), H1 & H2 China Studies (in Chinese), H2 Chinese Language & Literature, H2 Malay Language & Literature, H2 Tamil Language & Literature, H1 General Studies in Chinese
Knowledge SkillsH1 General Paper (GP), H1 Project Work (PW), H2 Knowledge & Inquiry
LanguagesH1 Mother Tongue (MT): Chinese, Malay, Tamil

Subject Options:

Possible OptionsGPPWMTRemarks
Three H2 subjects and one H1 subjectRecommended number of subjects for students
Four H2 subjects- L1R5 12 or below - Students may continue with four H2 subjects in JC2 if they obtain ‘C’ grade or better in all their H2 subjects in the JC1 Overall Grades.
  • For all the options, at least one of the subjects must be from a contrasting discipline (i.e. there must be subjects from both Mathematics & Sciences and Humanities & the Arts )
  • All students must offer General Paper, Project Work and Mother Tongue (Chinese Language, Malay Language or Tamil Language). Mother Tongue B is only offered to students who offered CLB, MLB or TLB, or have Mother Tongue grades D7, E8 or F9 in their GCE ‘O’ Level Examination.
  • All languages at H1 level, including foreign languages (e.g. Japanese, German and French), do not count as contrasting subjects.
  • H3 subjects do not count as contrasting subjects.

Specific Subject Requirements:

Mathematics & Sciences

SubjectLevelMinimum Requirements at ‘O’ Level
MathematicsH2Passes in both Elementary Maths (E Maths) and Additional Maths (A Maths) OR distinctions in E Maths and Science (Physics/Chemistry or Physics/Biology) OR distinction in E Maths and pass in Pure Physics
H1Pass in Mathematics (either E Maths or A Maths)
PhysicsH2[Offered only if a student offers H2 Mathematics] Pass in Pure Physics OR Distinction in *Science (Physics/Chemistry or Physics/Biology) *Students are allowed to offer only one Science at H2 level if they took only Combined Science at ‘O’ Level. *Students with distinctions in E Maths and Science (Physics/Chemistry) can seek approval from HOD/Science if they wish to offer both Physics and Chemistry at H2 level.
H1Pass in Pure Physics OR B3 or better in Science (Physics/Chemistry or Physics/ Biology) and either a pass in A Maths or a distinction in E Maths
ChemistryH2[Offered only if a student qualifies for H2 Mathematics or obtained B3 or better in Mathematics (either E Maths or A Maths)] Pass in Pure Chemistry OR Distinction in *Science (Chemistry/Physics or Chemistry/Biology) *Students are allowed to offer only one Science at H2 level if they took only Combined Science at ‘O’ Level. *Students with distinctions in E Maths and Science (Chemistry/Physics or Chemistry/Biology) can seek approval from HOD/Science if they wish to offer 2 Science subjects at H2 level.
H1Pass in Pure Chemistry OR B3 or better in Science (Chemistry/Physics or Chemistry/ Biology) and a pass in Mathematics or an interview by SH/Chemistry and/or HOD/Science
BiologyH2[Offered only if a student offers H2 Chemistry] Pass in Pure Biology and, either Pure Chemistry or Science(Chemistry) OR Distinction in Science (Biology/Physics) and a pass in Pure Chemistry OR Distinction in Science (Biology/Chemistry) *Students who wish to offer the subject but do not meet the above requirement will need to attend an interview/test by SH/Biology and/or HOD/Science.
H1Pass in Pure Biology OR Pass in Science (Biology/Chemistry) OR Pass in Science (Biology/Physics) OR Pass in Science (Physics/Chemistry) and subject to an interview/test by SH/Biology and/or HOD/Science

Humanities & the Arts

SubjectLevelMinimum Requirements at ‘O’ Level
Chinese Language & LiteratureH2B3 or better in Chinese Language OR pass in Higher Chinese
Malay Language & LiteratureH2B3 or better in Malay Language OR pass in Higher Malay
Tamil Language & LiteratureH2B3 or better in Tamil Language OR pass in Higher Tamil
China Studies 
(in Chinese)
H1 & H2B3 or better in Chinese Language OR pass in Higher Chinese
General Studies in ChineseH1B3 or better in Chinese Language OR pass in Higher Chinese
ArtH2A pass in aptitude test conducted by the college. Applicants are encouraged to bring along a portfolio of artwork which showcases their aptitude and interest in diverse media (i.e. digital art or fine arts, such as computer animation, 2D painting, 3D sculpture etc.) OR ‘O’ Level Art coursework preparatory studies.

Knowledge Skills

SubjectLevelMinimum Requirements at ‘O’ Level
Knowledge & InquiryH2L1R5 less than 10 and Distinction in English Language, a written test and an interviewStudents can offer Knowledge and Inquiry (KI) (as the fourth H2 subject) in lieu of General Paper if they meet the specific subject requirements. Note: KI can be used as a contrasting subject for both Mathematics & Sciences and Humanities & the Arts .

2014 Subject Combinations

The three compulsory H1 subjects for students are H1GP (General Paper), H1MT (Mother tongue) and H1PW (Project Work).

Students must indicate their three choices of H2 subject combination codes, the H2 subjects & one H1 subject which is different from the three H2 subjects.

Students who passed their GCE 'O' Level Higher Mother Tongue with grade D7 or better are exempted from H1 MT.

Mother Tongue B is only offered to students who offered CLB, MLB, TLB or with Mother Tongue grades D7, E8 or F9 in their GCE ‘O’ Level Examination.

Subjects offered in Yishun Junior College

Mathematics & Sciences subjects

AbbreviationSubject
MA (H1 & H2)Mathematics
CH (H1 & H2)Chemistry
PH (H1 & H2)Physics
BI (H1 & H2)Biology

Arts & Humanities subjects

AbbreviationSubjectAbbreviationSubject
EN (H1 & H2)Literature in EnglishCLL (H2 only)Chinese Language & Literature
EC (H1 & H2)EconomicsMLL (H2 only)Malay Language & Literature
GE (H1 & H2)GeographyTLL (H2 only)Tamil Language & Literature
HT (H1 & H2)HistoryCSC (H1 & H2)China Studies in Chinese
CSE (H1 & H2)China Studies in EnglishGSC (H1 only)General Studies in Chinese
Art (H1 & H2)Art
KI (H2)Knowledge and InquiryStudents can offer Knowledge and Inquiry (KI) (as the fourth H2 subject) in lieu of General Paper if they meet the specific subject requirements. Note: KI can be used as a contrasting subject for both the Mathematics & Sciences group and the Humanities & the Arts group.

Mother Tongue

(exempted only for students with D7 or better in their GCE ‘O’ Level Higher Mother Tongue)
AbbreviationSubject
CL (H1)Chinese Language
ML (H1)Malay Language
TL (H1)Tamil Language
CLBChinese Language B
MLBMalay Language B
TLBTamil Language B

Subject Combinations offered in Yishun Junior College

Relevant subject combinations for Faculty of Arts & Humanities in local universities
CodeThree H2 SubjectsOne H1 subject
A01EC, GE, ENMA, CH, PH, BI
A02EC, HT, ENMA, CH, PH, BI
A03EC, GE, CSE/CSCMA, CH, PH, BI
A04EC, HT, CSE/CSCMA, CH, PH, BI
A05EC, GE, CLL/MLL/TLLMA, CH, PH, BI
A06EC, HT, CLL/MLL/TLLMA, CH, PH, BI
A07EC, EN, CLL/MLL/TLLMA, CH, PH, BI
A08EC, GE/HT/EN, ARTMA, CH, PH, BI
A09GE/HT, EN, ARTMA, CH, PH, BI
A10GE/HT, EN, CLL/MLL/TLLMA, CH, PH, BI

Relevant subject combinations for Faculty of Business & Finance in local universities

CodeThree H2 SubjectsOne H1 Subject
B01MA, EC, GEAny H1 content subject
B02MA, EC, HTAny H1 content subject
B03MA, EC, ENAny H1 content subject
B04MA, EC, CSE/CSCAny H1 content subject
B05MA, EC, CLL/MLL/TLLAny H1 content subject
B06MA, CSE/CSC, GE/HTAny H1 content subject
A01 to A10Refer to Faculty of Arts & HumanitiesH1MA
S01 to **S10Refer to Faculty of Science & EngineeringRefer to Faculty of Science & Engineering
S11Refer to Faculty of Science & EngineeringH1MA

Relevant subject combinations for Faculty of Science & Engineering in local universities

CodeThree H2 SubjectsOne H1 Subject
S01MA, CH, PHEN, EC, HT, GE, CSE, CSC, GSC, Art
S02MA, CH, BIEN, EC, HT, GE, CSE, CSC, GSC, Art
S03MA, CH, ECAny H1 content subject
S04MA, PH, ECAny H1 content subject
S05MA, CH, GEAny H1 content subject
S06MA, CH, HTAny H1 content subject
S07MA, CH, ENAny H1 content subject
S08MA, PH/CH, CLL/MLL/TLLAny H1 content subject
S09MA, PH/CH, ArtAny H1 content subject
**S10MA, PH, CH, EC (4H2)Nil
S11CH, BI, EC/GE/HT/ENAny H1 content subject

** S10 (MA, PH, CH, EC) classes will have a timetable that ends at 5.05pm.