Is there any assessment books(topical) that sorts questions by question types? So far I only find 'Alevel challenging drill questions' that does compile prelim qns and sort it by topic. Is there any better alternative assessment books that sorts qns by question type?
Is there such a demand?
Books out there do not have it. Personally my own worksheets for my own students are arranged in question patterns for H2 Physics especially, e.g. projectile motion in different types of coordinate systems
I could probably gather all my resources and make such a learning material/book.
Btw Challenging Drill questions isn't very good. The book questions are old, and may be out of syllabus for some. Also, for certain topics, questions were pretty lacking, and for certain topics, questions were repetitive and like you said, only sorted out by topics and nothing else.
Not sure if they have updated their book since I last used it ages ago. I doubt so.
I classify it as a "better-than-nothing" book.
Yeah because for me at least i learn best by studying qns types and gaining exposure to them. I believe that if you make such an assessment book it will benefit us students a lot.
Erm is there any resources that you can recommend me?
Currently I don't think there's any such stuff for Physics on the market.
Except my own proprietary worksheets for Physics of course lol. But those aren't for sale.
And Mr Wee's worksheets for Maths.
Add on a tip, for JC Physics, you will need to prepare the foundational skills as well, which are not taught at all in JC because they expect you to "just know"
E.g. how to sketch graphs of gravitation fields, electric fields, etc. You are expected to know the mathematical reasons behind everything. It's also not in the MOE syllabus that you need to learn this, and probably that's why everything is in a way "neglected"
Wah like that how ah? Oh yeah may I ask if the various schls topical revision packages useful? (Useful as in it sorts qns into different question types). If so may I ask which schls revision packages are better/worth buying?
Originally posted by CKTR:
Wah like that how ah?
Mr Tan Jun Wei i think
Do the questions by papers, revision via cross-training is best for holistic and deep learning :)
In that sense, a number of schools do sort by question types, especially for Maths.
For Physics, some schools do. However, I don't think any school really go in depth into explaining how certain graphs in Physics come about. It's not simply the curves you learned in A Maths (although similar), but a combination of that and that understanding of vectors (the plus and minus).
And you will need a strong foundation in basic trigo, a skill that is tested in the different H2 Maths topics as well, but not tested as an official topic.
Revision packages are not necessary for you yet. School tutorials will be good for now as most schools should minimally arrange questions according to the syllabus guidelines by MOE.
But do take note that for Physics, I notice that questions requiring interpretation of graphs are typically tested more in A Level itself than actual prelim/practice/revision papers.
JC Physics is very interesting. But please do not ever miss any of your school's lessons. Or if you fall behind, you will have to catch up. I don't know about other subjects, but for JC Physics, the topics are inter-linked. Miss a lecture in school, and you will be lost.
Just imagine a metal chain representing JC Physics, each topic is the ring on the chain. If a ring breaks, the chain fails to work. Same for Physics, if you are weak at one topic, you will be even more lost in topics later on.
Hope I didn't scare you off :)
Since we are on the topic of this, I will also like to point out the dangers of "assumed knowledge".
For both maths and physics at least, school teachers typically assume you remember almost all your O Level stuff. Even if they think you don't, school curriculum time is still insufficient to cover them again.
E.g. in 2014, A Level Physics asked the definition of the radian. It's something taught at O Level and did not need re-introducing at A Level, and how many will really be able to define the radian?
Thank you all!!!