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H2 Physics Tuition - A Level Physics

Aspire Thinking provides the best JC Physics Tuition in Singapore. Our physics tuition classes offer a holistic learning experience that allows students to develop their comprehension of h2 physics while also building confidence in their physical knowledge. They suit the individual needs of each student in their learning process and strive to ensure that every student can make the best possible progress in physics knowledge.

What is H2 Physics?

H2 Physics in Junior Colleges is an important foundational subject for students who wish to pursue further studies in Physics or related sciences such as Chemistry and Biology. Physics knowledge gives them the necessary skills to develop their analytical thinking, logical reasoning, and quantitative problem-solving skills. In addition, the knowledge acquired from H2 Physics can also be applied to other relevant concepts of life, making it a valuable subject to study.


H2 Physics is one of Singapore's Junior College (JC) A levels Subjects. It aims to equip students with an understanding of natural laws that govern physical phenomena and to provide them with the necessary tools to solve related problems. It covers topics such as Mechanics, Wave Motion and Optics, Electromagnetism and Modern Physics, which are fundamental to understanding physical phenomena. It also introduces students to subjects like quantum mechanics, special relativity and atomic physics. Students can appreciate the beauty and complexity of physical laws that govern our universe through such topics.


Importance of H2 Physics

H2 Physics is important to science in several ways. Firstly, it helps us understand and explore the universe on both macroscopic and microscopic point of view – classical and quantum mechanics. In the classical world, H2 physics explains how objects experience forces and their effects, the implications of momentum, work, energy, power, and it examines how gases work in an ideal condition due to changes in pressure and temperature (an essential fundamental to air conditioning systems). In the quantum world, H2 Physics goes deeper into how matter and wave energy are very much similar when looking at a microscopic level.


Secondly, it helps us develop new technologies in many fields, like medicine, engineering, and astrophysics. Understanding the physics behind these processes can create solutions to real-world problems.


Finally, H2 physics is crucial to our knowledge of energy sources such as solar power and nuclear fusion. By understanding the principles of H2 physics, we can develop new ways to generate and store energy that is more sustainable and efficient than traditional methods.

Details of the H2 Physics Syllabus can found on the Singapore–Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level Higher 2 (2022) Physics (Syllabus 9749) website: H2 Physics Syllabus 


Outline of H2 Physics Tuition

Students with H2 Physics Tuition should be able to achieve the following:


  • Apply the concepts of Kinematics equations, Newton’s Laws, Work Energy Power equations in both linear and recti-linear motions, the latter being more challenging to some.

  • Understand the concepts of Thermodynamics (1st Law, Gas laws, and Latent Heats of matter) and knowing how to apply them into questions.

  • Understand the concepts of Wave Phenomena such as polarisation, intensity and principles of superposition while knowing what to apply when solving questions. Principles of superposition has been one of the more challenging topics for many students.

  • Apply the concepts of electricity into solving circuit diagrams. The most challenging part of this would be understanding how a potentiometer works (why are we using it?) and how one can use it when solving questions.

  • Knowing the difference between electromagnetism and electromagnetic induction and their relevant formulae. It’s especially important when solving alternating current questions that involve transformers and half wave rectifiers

  • Understanding the wave particle duality and the importance of Einstein’s photoelectric effect that addresses the shortfall of wave theory. Students must learn to draw parallels between wave and particle theory while appreciating that they are both sides of the same coin.

  • Have a clear understanding of Nuclear Physics by knowing how to calculate the energy of nuclear reactions from the binding energy of products and reactants. It is also important to understand the meaning of spontaneous random radioactive decay and how the decay constant is applied into determining the mass of reactants.

  • This list continues as there is much more to learning H2 Physics.

Challenges Faced by H2 Physics Students

H2 Physics students often face several challenges in their academic journey. Some of them include abstract content and heavy concepts, differences in tutorial questions from lecture samples and questions that encompasses multiple topics during major examinations. These can lead to frustration, confusion and ultimately a lack of motivation from continuing the course.


Abstract Content and Heavy Concepts

Physics deals with the fundamentals of matter, energy, space and time, which require a deep understanding to be applied effectively. Lecture notes are filled with lots of information with the need to organise and digest the information properly. One can be given a 1000 page of ‘everything about kinematics’ but the student would need time to know what is important and what would be tested in exams. For many students, this can be incredibly challenging as it requires them to spend more time thinking and processing the information than they are used to.


H2 physics concepts require a lot of understanding and questioning. Many lessons are taught through lecture videos. As the communication is one-way, students couldn't question or ask to explain concepts more as part of the optimum learning process.


It is important for H2 Physics students to actively seek out resources that can help them understand the material. It includes reading supplementary books on the subject, talking to their peers and teachers, developing a study group and attending physics tuition.


Tutorial Questions are Different from Lecture Samples

Tutorial questions are a great source of practice for H2 Physics students as most of them are past year A Level H2 Physics questions. Still, they are sometimes different from sample questions encountered in lectures which are generally entry-level standards. As a result, many students stumble as they attempt to answer tutorial questions. Additionally, it may be challenging to understand what the tutorial questions are asking, as they are often worded differently from lecture samples. It can easily lead to frustration and confusion among H2 Physics students.


Students must be aware of the differences between tutorial questions and lecture samples. Doing so will help them avoid becoming overwhelmed by the unfamiliarity of tutorial questions when trying to apply the concepts they have learned in the lecture. Students should also ensure they thoroughly read and understand each tutorial question before attempting to answer it. It will help them anticipate any potential challenges when working through the problem.


Major Exam Questions Combine Multiple Topics into Questions

A student may be asked to calculate the final velocity, potential energy and kinetic energy of an object moving along a curved path also known as rectilinear motion. Such challenging questions require students to have an in-depth knowledge of three major concepts: kinematics, Newton's laws, and conservation of energy principles. It can be extremely difficult for many students as they should understand the relationships between these topics to answer the question correctly. Moreover, these question types often require a deep understanding of mathematics (such as trigonometry and calculus) concepts that the class may have yet to cover.


The best way to overcome this challenge is to develop a system:

1. Students must focus on understanding the underlying physics concepts rather than memorising equations or solutions.

2. Understanding and working through example problems can help students understand how different topics are related and how to combine them in solving a more complex problem.

3. Practice good exam habits: write down relevant formulae and annotate wherever necessary.

H2 Physics Tuition at Aspire Thinking

At Aspire Thinking, our lessons are exams focused. This means that every concept taught during the lesson will be used to answer exam questions one way or another. We cut through the frills and tell you what you need to know to prepare yourself. This helps to save time for students who are studying for H2 Physics Lecture Tests, Common Tests, Preliminary exams, and of course the final A Levels.

Our worksheets and questions are modelled after school exam papers. This helps students to get used to a wide variety of JC standard A Level Physics questions so that they will not be taken surprise by tests or exam questions that are of a higher level of difficulty.


Instead of simply feeding students with ‘Ans Key’ or marking schemes and asking them to copy down, we take extra care to explain the question and prompt students try to derive the solutions on their own. For example, when attempting electric field questions, we would start with writing down relevant formula for electric force, electric field strength, electric potential and electric potential energy. Then we would ask the student if the question involves isolated spheres and uniform plates and what formulae would be relevant in such cases. Usually, at this point in time, the student would be inspired to attempt the question as they are clearer on what start with. And since they are able to do the question on their own, the information they have acquired would remain with them for a longer period of time.


Complex concepts can be broken down into simpler blocks. For example, the whole topic of superposition is difficult to understand. But one can start with single slit diffraction first (which is the easiest to learn) and understand the reason behind its interference pattern and formulae. After which, double slit is then brought in using single slit to explain. Then, the final would be diffraction grating which would involve a large number of slits with merely a micrometres of spacing between them.  At the centre, we teach these in parts for students to draw analogy and conclusion based on the previous simpler concepts. We do this in the right order which allows students to connect the logic better, thereby having a clearer picture of the concept.

Top-Notch Tutors at Aspire Thinking

JC Physics Tuition at Aspire Thinking provides experienced, qualified and dedicated tutors. Our teachers are passionate about teaching H2 physics, having excelled in the subject themselves, and they understand what it takes to help students do well in H2 physics examinations.


A passionate and great teacher, Mr Terence also focuses on students' mental well-being. An ICF-Certified Life Coach (International Coaching Federation), Mr Terence ensures mentally prepared students for tests and exams through goal setting and career guidance workshops. Having graduated from NUS in 2008 (Mechanical Engineering, Honors), he is well-acquainted with many engineering applications and often uses them as examples to explain theories and concepts in class.


He has teaching experience with students from schools such as Dunman High, Eunoia, Yishun-Innova, National and Victoria. Thus, he is familiar with their lessons and standards. Lessons are aligned closely with the MOE curriculum. Questions and worksheets are curated by the tutor specifically to students' learning need to help them excel and achieve personal goals. Small class sizes ensure students have sufficient opportunities to clarify doubts and ask questions. Periodic tests and mini quizzes check students' understanding of topics and concepts learnt.

What makes us one of the best?

1. With a Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, 1st class Honors) from the National University of Singapore, Mr Terence can bring his engineering experience into class by using real-life industrial applications to explain complicated concepts. Our Physics students find the subject easier to relate to and more interesting to learn.


2. Having started teaching in 2014, Mr Terence is extremely familiar with the Normal Academic (NA) Levels, O levels, IP and IB Physics syllabus. He is able to point out commonly spotted questions and important concepts so that students know exactly what to study.


For information on the Normal Academic (NA) Levels Physics syllabus, click here.

For information on the Physics O levels syllabus, click here.

For more information on the Physics IB syllabus, click here.

For more information on the Physics A Levels syllabus, click here.


3. Our lessons are personalised - configured lesson plans cater to what the students are learning in school so that you will always learn what you are supposed to learn. For example, if the student is currently learning quantum physics, then discussions during the lesson would be related to quantum physics. If the student is already doing well for the topic, then the next topic would be taught.


4. Our worksheets are catered to the relevant levels - As our lessons are personalised, our worksheets are also personalised according to the student's current learning ability and level. Higher-level worksheets are for students who feel they can take the challenge, whereas starting-level worksheets are for students who think they could use more work on their foundation.


5. We help with school tutorial questions - if you need help, text us the question or bring it down in your next lesson. We are here to help with any questions!


(Disclaimer, we do not help you do the questions, we will only provide the relevant concept and understanding)


6. About 89% of our students found Physics easier to understand after just a month! They also spend less time doing their school work, giving them more time for other important things in their lives! It makes them happier and more confident, not just in Physics but also in life.

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of our students spend lesser time doing their physics homework


Average score of our students based on EOY grades


of our students feel more relaxed and enjoy the studying

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