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Course Requirements and Prerequisites at 'A'-Levels
1. Besides General Paper (GP), Project Work (PW) and Mother Tongue Language (MTL) at H1 level, students are required to offer three H2 and one H1 content-based subjects, at least one of which is a subject from a contrasting discipline.

2. Students may offer 4 H2 subjects if they have attained an L1R5 (without bonus points) of 9 or lower.

3. To continue with 4 H2 subjects in JC 2, a student must pass all H2 subjects in the JC 1 Common Test and Final Examinations. Their status will be reviewed after the Common Test to determine whether they can     continue with their 4 H2 subject combination. If a student taking 4 H2 subjects needs to drop a H2 subject, he or she must drop the weakest H2 subject to H1 level. Students who are eligible and keen to take a 4 H2 subject combination must still indicate a 3 H2 subject combination as their 3rd choice for subject registration.

4. Any H1 subject can be offered as long as resources allow. Subjects offered at H1-level (excluding GP, PW, MTL) are:

Humanities & the Arts
Art, Economics, Geography, History, Literature in English, General Studies in Chinese, China Studies in English
Mathematics & Sciences
Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics

The various subject combinations available in our College are found on pages (7)  and (8) of the College Prospectus.

5. Prerequisites for students' eligibility in offering various subjects in SAJC:

SubjectH1 Level
H2 Level
Mathematics
NIL
B3 or better in Additional Mathematics
Biology
NIL
B3 or better in Pure Biology at 'O' Level
or
A1 in Combined Science (with Biology)
Chemistry
NIL
B3 or better in Pure Chemistry at 'O' Level
or
A1 in Combined Science (with Chemistry)
Physics
NIL
B3 or better in Pure Physics at 'O' Level
or
A1 in Combined Science (with Physics)
And
C6  or better in Additional Mathematics 
Chinese Language & Literature(CLL)
and 
Tamil Language & Literature (TLL)
This subject is not offered at H1 Level
B3 or better for Higher Chinese or Higher Tamil at 'O' Level respectively.
A selection test is required.
China Studies in English
NIL
This subject is not offered at H2 level.
General Studies in Chinese
(1 Year Course)
A1 or A2 for HCL 'O'.
A selection test is required.
This subject is not offered at H2 level.
Art
A selection test is required.
Economics
NIL
Geography
History
Literature

6. In choosing your subject combination, it is critical for you to consider the course you would like to pursue in university and their prerequisites. A summary of these are found on page (12) to (20).

7. Students are required to obtain at least a D7 for Higher Mother Tongue subject at 'O' level Examinations in order to be exempted from MTL.

Students who studied Higher Chinese at 'O' level (HCLO) and are exempt from MTL, may wish to offer General Studies in Chinese as a H1 subject. Students who offer MTB at 'O' level will continue with MTB at 'A' level.

8. Chinese Language & Literature, Malay Language & Literature, Tamil Language & Literature, or H2 Music may be offered in place of any other H2 subject in all combinations as long as resources allow. A selection test may be required.

9. H3 subjects may be offered by outstanding students who score distinctions for all H2 subjects in the JC 1 Promotional Examination.

A H3 subject must be offered together with the corresponding subject at H2 level. Students can apply for H3 subjects offered by either UCLES, SMU, NUS or NTU. H3 subjects have syllabi that are of much higher level of difficulty. Students offering H3 subjects must have the time and ability to manage a workload beyond the norm subject combination.

10. To repeat a course of study, only applications from students with at least a good conduct grade will be considered.

11. Repeating students may choose to re-take PW. Hence students should continue to attend PW classes until the PW results are released and they decide not to re-take the subject.

12. Repeating students are not allowed to take 4 H2 subjects.