In NJC, we offer subject combinations that favour your interest towards
At the same time, these specific combinations will get you your desired
courses in universities, be it local or international.
**MOE Policy on Subject Combination**
The ‘A’ Level Curriculum, as a pre-university course, ensures that students
have a good grounding across various disciplines, and develop critical
thinking, process and communication skills.
Admission to universities is determined by discipline-specific pre-requisites
and the University Admission Score (UAS). The UAS is computed based on
performance in three H2 subjects, one* H1# subject, General Paper
(GP) and Project Work (PW).
* If a student reads four H2 subjects, the lowest performing H2 subject
will be computed as a H1 subject.
# The curriculum time for H1 subjects is approximately half that of H2
subjects., e.g. H1 Economics runs for 2 hours a week or approximately 100
hours for 2 years and H2 Economics runs for 4 hours a week or approximately
200 hours for 2 years.
Students may select subjects at three different levels of study: Higher
1 (H1), Higher 2 (H2) and Higher 3 (H3). A student may not offer the same
subject at both H1 and H2.
Every student will offer a combination of H1 / H2 / H3 subjects + MTL.
The number of academic units computed is: Minimum (Norm): 7 + 1 (H1 MTL),
Maximum: 11 + 1 (H1 MTL)
All students must read H1 General Paper (GP), Project Work (PW) and Mother
All students must take Mother Tongue (MTL) at H1 unless they have obtained
a minimum of D7 for Higher MTL at ‘O’ Level, in which case, they need not
take H1 MTL and may use their ‘O’ Level HMTL results for university admission
score computation with rebasing. However, the H1 MTL unit cannot be replaced
by another content unit (except for students who offer H2 MTLL in lieu
of H1 MTL).
All students must attempt PW at Senior High 1.
Students who select H2 Mother Tongue Language and Literature (MTLL) in
lieu of H1 MTL will not have any H1 MTL component in the computation of
units for admission to local universities. However, the maximum number
of academic units that they may offer is 10 + 2 (H2 MTLL, inclusive of
the H1 MTL unit).
All students must read at least FOUR content-based subjects, three of
which have to be at H2 and at least one of the content-based subjects must
be of a contrasting discipline.
All students may read at most two H3 subjects.
Apart from H3 Research, all other H3 subjects may only be offered in Senior
High 2 (SH2).
One academic unit is used for each H1 or H3 subject offered; two academic
units are used for each H2 subject offered.
Revised UAS Computation
Subjects Offered in Senior High
NJC Internal Policy on Subject Combination
The list of subject combinations and their respective pre-requisites are
listed in the graphic below.
Students must meet two sets of pre-requisites: * The pre-requisite to
read a specific subject (see table below) * The pre-requisites to read
a specific combination (see graphic below)
Pre-requisites for Specific Subjects in NJC
Here are the subject combinations offered in National Junior College,
displayed in text.
For AY 2024, all qualifying tests will be administered
on 05 February. Please note that there will be NO make
up qualifying test/re-test after 05 February.