top of page

N Level Science

Essentials for Student Success in N-Level Physics

Simplifying Complex Terms

We make the difficult words easier to understand

Mindmaps and Cheat Sheets

We teach students how to create personalised notes

Level-Appropriate Worksheets

Worksheets tailored to N Level Standards and aligned with N Level Cirriculum

Strategic  Approach

We teach students how to answer questions

Feeling lost in N-Level Physics due to complicated terms? Unsure about how to excel in your upcoming N-Level Physics exams? Aspire Thinking Learning Centre is here to guide you through every step of your journey. Our expert tutors specialize in breaking down complex concepts into understandable segments, ensuring that you grasp every aspect of the N-Level Physics curriculum. Whether you're struggling with the basics or looking to refine your exam techniques, we have the resources and expertise to help you succeed.

Learning Physics can be painless


Read on about the N level Science and N level Physics Syllabus based on the SEAB syllabus (Syllabus 5105 Science: Physics, Chemistry, Syllabus 5106 Science: Physics, Biology, and Syllabus 5107 Science: Chemistry, Biology) .


We will also talk about the common challenges that students and the suitable strategies to address them.

We hope the information below can help you excel to greater heights in N Level Science!

banner showing scientific apparatus relevant to n level science

The N Level Science syllabus in Singapore is designed to cater to students in the Normal (Academic) and Normal (Technical) streams. The syllabus focuses on providing a strong foundation in scientific knowledge and concepts, with an emphasis on practical skills and real-world applications.

Key Objectives of the N Level Science Syllabus:

  • Foster Scientific Literacy: Understanding scientific concepts and their societal implications.

  • Develop Inquiry Skills: Encouraging questioning, investigation, and critical thinking.

  • Promote Interest in Science: Stimulating curiosity and interest in further science studies or careers.

Here's an overview of the Normal Academic Syllabus:

N Level Physics

  • Fundamental Concepts: Matter, forces, energy, and motion.

  • Electricity and Magnetism: Basic principles and applications.

  • Waves: Light and sound, their properties and uses

illustration for chemistry n level

N Level Chemistry

  • Basic Concepts: Elements, compounds, and mixtures.

  • Chemical Reactions: Types of reactions, energy changes.

  • Acids, Bases, and Salts: Properties, reactions, and applications.

N level Biology

  • Cells and Organisms: Structure, function, and classification.

  • Human Biology: Systems like circulatory, respiratory, and digestive.

  • Ecology and Environment: Ecosystems, biodiversity, and conservation.

Common Challenges faced by N level Science Students

Here are some common challenges students may face while learning N-Level Science, along with potential strategies for students to address these issues:

Conceptual Understanding

  • Students may find it hard to grasp abstract concepts like atomic structures, energy transformation, or ecological relationships. These concepts often require a level of abstract thinking that some students are still developing.


  • Utilize analogies and metaphors to simplify complex ideas. Interactive models and simulations can also be powerful tools for visualizing and understanding abstract concepts.

Mathematical Skills

  • Calculations in chemistry (stoichiometry) or physics (force, energy) can be a stumbling block. Students may struggle with algebra, ratios, and graph interpretation.


  • Revise on basic math (such as algebra and ratio) related to science curriculum. Use science problems to learn mathematical concepts and vice versa, promoting interdisciplinary learning.

illustration of human mind thinking

Language Proficiency

  • Scientific vocabulary can be dense and confusing. Technical terms and complex sentence structures in textbooks can hinder comprehension.


  • Research on any unfamiliar words. Look for visuals and simplified language for explanations. Create personal glossaries of scientific terms.

Exam Preparation and
Test-Taking Skills

  • Students may not be familiar with the format and expectations of N-Level exams, leading to poor performance despite understanding the material.


  • The N Level Ten Year Series assessment books is essential. Make sure to complete all questions for every topic learned and mark your own work. Request from your teacher past year exam papers and work on them.

mangifying glass

Memory and Retention

  • The volume of information in science subjects can be overwhelming, making it difficult for students to retain key facts and concepts.


  • Creating mindmaps or writing your own notes would help. You could teach back concepts to peers (peer-teaching) as it reinforces your understanding and memory.

Linking Concepts Across
Different Sciences

  • Students often learn science subjects in silos, missing the connections between physics, chemistry, and biology.


  • Identify key concepts that seem to overlap with other subjects. Make reference and gather research from the internet. Include the link in your personal notes.

illustration of physics

N Level Science - Physics

The N-Level Physics syllabus, a part of N level Science, is designed for students in the Normal (Academic) stream and aims to provide a foundational understanding of physics concepts, principles, and applications. This syllabus encourages students to develop an interest in the physical world and provides a platform for further studies in science. Here's a general overview of the key components:


  • Importance: Measurement is the backbone of physics, forming the basis for experiments and observations.

  • Units and Measurements: Students learn about the International System of Units (SI Units), understanding the standard units for length, mass, time, and temperature.

  • Tools and Techniques: Emphasis is placed on the correct use of measuring tools like rulers, vernier calipers, micrometers, and thermometers.

Newtonian Mechanics

  • Dynamics: This area explores the relationship between force and motion, guided by Newton’s laws. It's crucial for understanding how objects move and interact.

  • Kinematics: Students study motion without considering its causes, learning about concepts like speed, velocity, acceleration, and the graphical analysis of motion.

  • Pressure: Define and apply basic formula of pressure in practical situations

Energy, Work, and Power

  • Forms of Energy: Kinetic and potential energies are explored, along with the principle of conservation of energy.

  • Work and Power: The syllabus covers how work is done when a force moves an object and how power is the rate of doing work.

Thermal Physics

  • States of Matter: use the kinetic particle model to describe the different states of matter
    forces and distances between particles

  • Internal Energy: Understand and Relate the rise in temperature of a body to the increase in average kinetic energy of all the particles in the body

  • Heat Transfer: Key methods of heat transfer - conduction, convection, and radiation - are covered, explaining how thermal energy moves.


  • Types and Properties: Students learn about transverse and longitudinal waves, understanding concepts like wavelength, frequency, amplitude, and speed.

  • Sound and Light: Special emphasis is placed on sound and light waves, exploring their properties and applications in real life.

Electricity and Magnetism

  • Electrostatics: The study of static electricity and charge, including the laws of electric charges and their applications.

  • Electromagnetism: This topic integrates electricity and magnetism, discussing electromagnetic forces, their effects, and practical applications like in electric motors and generators.

The N-Level Physics syllabus in Singapore is designed to challenge students’ understanding of the physical world and develop their analytical and problem-solving skills. By covering a range of fundamental topics, from the basics of measurement to the complexities of electromagnetism, the curriculum equips students with a solid grounding in physics. This foundation not only prepares them for advanced studies in science but also instills a sense of curiosity and a deeper appreciation for the wonders of the physical world.

For a deeper understanding of the concepts, feel free to refer to our complete notes on Physics

Challenges of Learning N-Level Physics

The journey of learning N-Level Physics in Singapore can be quite challenging for students, similar to the obstacles encountered in other subjects under the N-Level Science curriculum. Based on 1356 hours of tutoring, over 218 students, we have compiled a list of common challenges faced by N Level Physics students. These challenges range from grasping complex concepts to applying them in exam scenarios. Just as in other N-Level Science subjects, students of N-Level Physics often find themselves facing difficulties with the terminology, remembering formulas, understanding exam questions, and using the correct keywords in their answers. This section dives deeper into the common challenges found:

Understanding Difficult Physics Terms

  • In N-Level Physics, just like in chemistry or biology, students often grapple with scientific jargon. These terms can be abstract, with meanings that differ significantly from everyday usage.

  • Terms like "vector," "Velocity," or "frequency" can seem alien to students initially. These terms not only require memorization but also a deep understanding of the concepts they represent and the possible applications

  • As these terms are interlinked and later concepts are based on earlier concepts, students may find it difficult to keep with lessons in class and fall behind in their homework as well as exams.

  • They may become demoralised and give up on excelling in the subject.

Remembering Formulas and Concepts

  • N-Level Physics, akin to chemistry and biology, demands the recall of numerous formulas and concepts. This can be particularly challenging when students fail to understand the logic or reasoning behind them.

  • A common mistake found across all students is that the formula is often applied wrongly. For example, Pressure = Force over Area can be written incorrectly as Pressure = Force x Area.

  • Students also often find it difficult to remember basic definitions like Current or Potential Difference. These definitions are usually worth 1 or 2 marks each in the exams, accumulating to about 6-8 marks in total.

Difficulties in Understanding
Exam Questions

  • Many students struggle to decode the language and expectations of N-Level Physics exam questions. This difficulty often stems from a lack of exposure to varied question types and phrasings.

  • Diagrams are often overlooked as students thought they may not be relevant to the questions.

  • Others could not visualise the question in the mind, especially when it comes to kinematics or dynamics questions.

  • Tables and graphs may be difficult to comprehend if the student does not have sufficient experience in solving such questions.

Knowing the Right Keywords to Use in Answers

  • In N-Level Physics and Science exams, marks are often awarded based on the use of specific keywords or phrases. Students may know the concept but may not express it using the expected scientific vocabulary.

  • They may know the answer but as they do not know the right keywords to use, they may end up answering the question using layman words and terms.

  • Others may mix up keywords from other topics and concepts, and apply them incorrectly when answering the questions.

science illustration

When should you consider N Level Science Tuition?

Deciding when to consider N-Level Science tuition is a critical decision for students and their parents. It's not just about finding additional help; it's about understanding when and why that help might be necessary. Here are some key scenarios when students should consider seeking N-Level Science tuition:

Struggling with Core Concepts

  • If a student finds themselves consistently struggling with basic concepts, it might be time to consider tuition. Difficulty in grasping fundamental ideas can lead to a cascading effect, where future topics become increasingly challenging. This can be seen when the student is unable to answer homework questions or several mistakes were found in the answer.

  • This is especially important when it comes to Sec 3 topics as Sec 4 topics may rely on knowledge from earlier topics.

Declining Grades

  • A noticeable decline in grades, particularly in science subjects, is a clear indicator. It may suggest that the student is not keeping up with the pace or complexity of the curriculum, and extra support could be beneficial.

  • End of Year Exam results are the best indicators of a student's performance as the topics tested encompasses the entire year's syllabus.

  • If there is a decreasing trend from WA1 to EOY, then the conclusion is more prominent.

Preparation for Examinations

  • As N-Level exams approach, the pressure to perform can be overwhelming. Students might find tuition helpful for focused exam preparation, especially to cover areas they are less confident in.

  • However, students lacking understanding in basic concepts may feel more pressure when taking up tuition at this time as they realised the overwhelming amount of work needed to be done.

Lack of Confidence

  • Sometimes, the issue is less about capability and more about confidence. If a student is hesitant to participate in class or doubts their ability to succeed in science, additional tuition can provide a much-needed confidence boost.

  • This can be clearly seen when the student spends a long time looking at a question and is unwilling to write anything down for fear of the answer being wrong.

Time Management and Study Skills

  • Tuition isn't just about learning subject content; it's also about developing effective study habits and time management skills. If a student struggles with organizing their study time or effective revision techniques, tuition can offer structured learning guidance.

  • This can be very helpful when the student is regularly distracted by entertainment devices

Feedback and Personalized Attention

  • In a classroom setting, personalized attention can be limited as school teachers usually teach between 20 to 40 students in a class.

  • Students who feel they would benefit from more interaction or tailored feedback should consider tuition.

mr huz class photo_edited.jpg

Expert N Level Physics Tuition

Aspire Thinking Learning Centre stands out in its approach to tutoring students for N-Level Physics, making it a preferred choice for many in Singapore. Based on the 218 students taught, we have a delivered a wide range of teaching methodology to cater to different types of students. The centre's key features are meticulously designed to address the common challenges faced by students in N-Level Physics, ensuring a comprehensive and effective learning experience. Here's a look at what makes our N-Level Physics tuition program so effective:

Simplifying Complex
Physics Terms

  • Practical Approach: Tutors at Aspire Thinking break down complicated physics terms and definitions using easy-to-understand, everyday examples. For instance, electric current is explained through analogies like a flowing river, making abstract concepts more tangible and relatable.

  • This approach makes learning N Level Physics more accessible and less intimidating for students.

Mindmaps and Cheat Sheets

  • Effective Note-Taking: Tutors teach students how to create mindmaps and cheat sheets from the notes provided. This method encourages active learning and helps students organize and retain complex information efficiently.

  • Such techniques are particularly beneficial in N Level Science in general, where synthesizing vast amounts of information is crucial.

Level-Appropriate Worksheets

  • Customized Material: The worksheets provided are specifically tailored to "N Level" standards, ensuring that students are not overwhelmed by material meant for higher levels like O-Levels. This targeted approach guarantees that learning is at the right level of difficulty, aligning perfectly with the N-Level curriculum.

Strategic Question Approach

  • Question Analysis: Students are taught to dissect questions by identifying relevant keywords and understanding the right concepts to apply. This strategy is crucial in mastering "N Level Physics," where precision in answering is key.

  • Structured Responses: The tutors also focus on teaching the structure of answering standard questions, enhancing the students' ability to present their knowledge coherently and effectively.

Tailored Mock Exams

  • Customized Assessments: Aspire Thinking conducts mock exams that are tailored to N-Level standards. These exams are designed to address common weaknesses among students, providing a realistic practice experience.

  • Feedback and Improvement: Post-exam feedback helps students understand their areas of strength and improvement, a vital step in preparing for the actual "N Level Science" examinations.

Price and Class Schedule

Please refer to our class schedule to determine your preferred time, and we will then assess the availability of slots. Kindly note that the schedule may not display all lessons, as the session availability depends on our tutors' schedules. Additionally, lessons are subject to possible changes or limited availability.


For Secondary students, our tuition fees are set at S$90 per lesson, while JC students are charged S$100per lesson. Payment is made on a monthly basis, and for new sign-ups, we kindly request a deposit equivalent to 2 lessons.

2024 lessons timetable


Head Tutor, ICF-Certified Coach

Terence, our esteemed O Level Physics tutor, holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering with Honours from the National University of Singapore (NUS). With a strong background in engineering, he seamlessly integrates practical applications into his teaching, making complex concepts more relatable. As an ICF-Certified life coach, Terence also provides valuable cognitive coaching to students, assisting them in overcoming exam anxiety and building the confidence needed for success.


Expert Physics Tutor

Huzaifi, our highly skilled Physics tutor, graduated with honours in Mechanical Engineering. With a decade of tutoring experience since 2014, he possesses a deep understanding of Physics and its applications. Huzaifi is well-versed in effective study methods, simplifying complex concepts, and recognising patterns in exam questions, ensuring that students are well-prepared to achieve exceptional grades.

Are you a parent concerned about your child's progress in N-Level Physics and Science?


At Aspire Thinking Learning Centre, we recognize the unique challenges students face in these subjects and have crafted a comprehensive approach to address them effectively.

Does your child find themselves perplexed by the complex terms and concepts in N-Level Physics?

Our skilled tutors excel in demystifying these topics, using relatable, everyday examples to foster a deeper understanding. We simplify the complexities of physics, making it more accessible and less intimidating.

Perhaps your child struggles with organizing and retaining vast amounts of information. Our innovative teaching methods include creating mindmaps and cheat sheets, helping students structure their learning efficiently. These techniques not only aid in better retention but also in developing critical thinking skills.


We understand that every student learns differently, and our worksheets are specifically tailored to N-Level standards, ensuring your child is not overwhelmed by content beyond their curriculum. This targeted approach keeps learning focused and manageable.

Moreover, we equip students with strategies to approach exam questions effectively, emphasizing the identification of key terms and the application of relevant concepts. Our focus on structured responses and precise scientific language prepares students for success in their exams.

Additionally, our tailored mock exams address common weaknesses, providing valuable practice and feedback. These exams are designed to mimic the actual N-Level format, giving students a real-time experience of what to expect.

At Aspire Thinking Learning Centre, we are committed to guiding your child towards academic excellence in N-Level Physics and Science. To find out more about our classes, tuition fees, and schedules, and to discover how we can support your child's educational journey, please contact us at 87498157 on WhatsApp. Join us in our mission to empower students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to excel in their N-Level examinations.


illustration of a cathode ray oscilloscope

About Aspire Thinking

Established in 2018, Aspire Thinking is a boutique tuition centre nestled in the heart of Bishan, Singapore. Situated in proximity to the Singapore Scouts Building, our centre has been dedicated to providing top-quality education to students from various schools in the vicinity. Some of the schools our students come from include Kuo Chuan Presbyterian, Guang Yang, Beatty, De Yi, Raffles Institution, Catholic High, Eunoia Junior College, and many more. At Aspire Thinking, we take pride in our commitment to nurturing students' academic growth and empowering them to achieve their fullest potential.

O Level or IP Physics tuition at Aspire Thinking has methods and knowledge to help ace your O Level examinations. Our O Level Physics tuition programme in Singapore fosters students’ foundation in Physics, providing learning materials and engaging lessons with real-world applications to help them achieve optimal performance in their academics. 

Students who have enrolled in our O Level tuition have seen great improvement in their examination results. Furthermore, 99% of our students feel more at ease with their Physics subjects and even enjoy studying more.

We also offer other tuition programmes, including JC H2 Physics tuitionO Level Chemistry tuition, and O Level E Math tuition.

  • What is the average improvement in grades for students who have received Physics tuition?
    Students who have enrolled in our Physics tuition programmes have shown a significant improvement in their grades. On average, our students achieved an impressive 82% in their end-of-year grades, which is a testament to the effectiveness of our curriculum and the dedication of our experienced tutors in helping students grasp challenging physics concepts and excel in their examinations.
  • What teaching resources and materials are used to support Physics tuition classes?
    At our Physics tuition centre, we use different learning resources and materials that supplement our approach to teaching, including worksheets, reference materials, handouts, and questionnaires. Our resources and materials are designed to reinforce understanding, provide additional practice, and cater to different learning styles, ensuring that students have access to diverse materials that enhance their learning experience.
  • How do the Physics tutors provide personalised attention and tailored feedback to each student?
    In our Physics tuition, our tutors understand the importance of personalised attention and tailored feedback in fostering student progress. During classes, they actively engage with students, addressing their individual questions and concerns. They offer explanations in a clear and concise manner and tailor their teaching methods to suit each student's learning style. Additionally, tutors assess students' understanding through regular practice tests, allowing them to provide timely and specific feedback.
  • Do the Physics tutors have experience working with students struggling with Physics?
    Yes, our Physics tutors have ample experience in working with students that are struggling with Physics. They are familiar with the common challenges students face when grappling with complex Physics concepts. As such, our tutors employ various teaching strategies and methods to cater to the individual needs of struggling students, including breaking down difficult concepts into manageable parts, providing real-life examples and analogies, and offering extra practice opportunities. They create a supportive and encouraging environment that allows struggling students to ask questions, seek clarification, and progress at their own pace. With their expertise and experience, tutors at our tuition centre are equipped to guide struggling students on their path to Physics proficiency.
  • How does the tuition centre create a supportive and nurturing learning environment for Physics tuition classes?
    At our tuition centre, we prioritise creating a supportive and nurturing learning environment for our students. We foster a positive classroom atmosphere where they feel comfortable asking questions, sharing their thoughts, and seeking help. Our tutors establish rapport with students, building strong relationships based on trust and respect. They create an inclusive and non-judgmental space where students can express themselves freely and engage in collaborative learning. Our tutors also promote a growth mindset, encouraging students to embrace challenges, learn from mistakes, and persist in their academic journey. By cultivating this supportive environment, we ensure that students feel motivated, supported, and empowered to reach their full potential in Physics.
  • How do the tutors update parents on the progress of students taking Physics tuition?
    We understand that parents want to know how their child is progressing in their academics. That’s why our tutors can communicate with parents to provide updates on their child's performance and progress should parents require regular reports. An online learning management system “Google Classroom” is used to monitor progress of lessons, feedback from tutors and students as well as to keep track of attendance. Tutors discuss students' strengths, areas for improvement, and strategies for continued growth. They also address any concerns or questions parents may have, ensuring that there is an open line of communication between the tutors, parents, and students. By keeping parents involved and informed, we strive to create a collaborative and supportive partnership in nurturing students' academic success.
  • How do the Physics tutors simplify complex Physics equations and formulas for students?’
    At our tuition centre, tutors employ various techniques to simplify complex Physics equations and formulas for students. They break down complex concepts into smaller, more understandable parts, ensuring that students grasp the fundamental principles before moving on to more advanced topics. Furthermore, tutors can apply topics to real-life examples and practical applications to illustrate the relevance and significance of the equations and formulas. They use visual aids, diagrams, and analogies to enhance comprehension and make abstract concepts more tangible.
  • What are some common difficulties that students face when learning Physics?
    Students often encounter common difficulties when learning Physics. One challenge is grasping abstract concepts, as Physics involves understanding theoretical principles that may be difficult to visualise. Another difficulty lies in applying these concepts to real-life situations, as students may struggle to connect theory with practical scenarios. However, when you enrol in our Physics tuition centre, we can address these difficulties by providing support, personalised attention, and effective teaching strategies tailored to each student’s needs.

Frequently Asked Questions About Physics Tuition

bottom of page