Social Studies

Social Studies is a compulsory subject for students taking Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination, as Paper 1 of Combined Humanities.

The curriculum of Social Studies is prepared in accordance with the 2204 Combined Humanities Syllabus.


For Social Studies, Sourced Based Case Study carries 35 marks whereas Structured Essay Question carries 15 marks.


As for Source Based Case Study, candidates will need to be familiarised with the following question types:

  • inference (with purpose)
  • comparison
  • reliability
  • utility
  • hybridised

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