Subject Previews 2022

Please Mind The Platform Gap: Taking H2 Biology

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By Shreya Singh (23S03C)

Cover image by Tay Yu Ning (23S06E)

Gene technology today has completely revolutionised the way we approach diseases.  Your very DNA can now be edited to blur the boundaries of the human experience. In all its versatility, the CRISPR method capitalises on our knowledge of the genetic code.

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Please Mind The Platform Gap: Taking H2 Physics

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By Noh Sangeun (23S06Q)

Cover image by Tay Yu Ning (23S06E)

Maybe you’re looking to take up the unfailingly popular PCME combination. Maybe your innate intellectual curiosity compels you to uncover the workings of the physical universe. Maybe you just appreciate the simplicity of equations like P=VI and F=ma. Whatever it is, H2 Physics has something to offer to everyone, so welcome to this short preview of the curriculum!

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Please Mind The Platform Gap: Taking H2 Chemistry

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By Tay Yu Ning (23S06E)

As one of the most popular subjects in Raffles Institution (second only to Mathematics), H2 Chemistry certainly appeals to many during the subject selection phase. Practically every Science stream student takes H2 Chemistry, unless they are one of the few who decided to replace Chemistry with Further Math or Computing.

This appeal, however, often does not last throughout the year. During the Promotional Exams period, it is common to hear complaints such as “I should have fled to the hybrid stream” or “What was I thinking when I decided to take H2?”

So, is it truly worth it to take Chemistry at the H2 level?

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