Grit: the power of passion and perseverance

February 28th, 2019|

What separates successful students from those who struggle: GRIT? In this Ted video, Angela Lee Duckworth explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success. But what is "grit"? Grit is passion and perseverance for very long term goals.

The Paradox of Value

February 15th, 2019|

Defining value is not as simple as it seems. Explore the paradox of value by watching this video from Ted-Ed's Constantly Curious. Imagine you’re on a game show and you can choose between two prizes: a diamond … or a bottle of water. It’s an easy choice – the diamonds are more valuable. But if [...]

What is Entropy?

January 23rd, 2019|

There’s a concept that’s crucial to chemistry and physics. It helps explain why physical processes go one way and not the other: why ice melts, why cream spreads in coffee, why air leaks out of a punctured tire. It’s entropy, and it’s notoriously difficult to wrap our heads around. Jeff Phillips gives a crash course [...]

32 O-Level Math Exam Scripts Lost – SEAB

January 15th, 2019|

A total of 32 students who sat for their GCE O-Level Additional Mathematics examination last year have been given the option of retaking Paper 2 of the Additional Mathematics exam, after their answer scripts went missing in the United Kingdom. The affected students were from two secondary schools – 20 from Nan Hua High School [...]

IP Cut-off points (COP) for 2018 Sec 1 intake

January 4th, 2019|

IP Cut-off Points (COP) For 2018 Sec 1 Intake Here's the IP cut off points for 2018 Sec 1 intake, together with the past 2 years cut off points: S/N Schools Cut Off Point 2018 Cut Off Point 2017 Cut Off Point 2016 1 [...]

JC Cut-Off Points 2019B

January 3rd, 2019|

'A' Level Tuition Specialist 2019 JC Entry Cut Off Point JC Cut Off Point 2018 Here’s the JC cut off points for 2019 for Arts & Science/ IB: Junior College Arts Science / IB Anderson Serangoon Junior College, ASRJC 12 11 Anglo-Chinese [...]

20 Things You Didn’t Know About… DNA

December 27th, 2018|

Here are 20 surprising facts that you didn't know about... DNA. Read the top 5 from Discovery Magazine here: 1 Sorry, Jimmy: James Watson and Francis Crick did not discover DNA. That honor goes to Swiss biochemist Friedrich Miescher, who in 1869 found the molecule in the nuclei of white blood cells and called it [...]

The hardest math problems of 2018 that went viral

December 19th, 2018|

Let's take a look back to the hardest math problems of  2018 that went viral as the internet seems to have a bit of a love-hate relationship with math. People couldn't get enough of math questions this year as they debated the answers in Twitter threads and parenting forums. But they also lamented how much [...]

Why don’t perpetual motion machines ever work?

December 18th, 2018|

Perpetual motion machines could totally transform our relationship with energy ... if only they worked. Ideas for perpetual machines all violate one or more laws of thermodynamics.