Project Work Department
The assessment of Project Work (PW) is based on project tasks set by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in consultation with the University of Cambridge (UCLES).
Project Work is a compulsory examinable H1 subject read by all JC 1 students. The PW result carries a maximum of 10 points and is used in the computation of rank points for admission to the autonomous universities.
PW is a learning experience which aims to provide candidates with the opportunity to synthesise knowledge from various areas of learning, and critically and creatively apply it to real life situations. This process, which enhances candidates’ knowledge, and enables them to acquire skills like collaboration, communication and independent learning, prepares them for lifelong learning and the challenges ahead.
The PW cycle begins with the release of project tasks in March and ends with the Oral Presentation Exam in Nov.
Candidates are required to carry out a project as a member of an assigned group, based on one of the two Project Tasks set every year.
The components of assessment are:
Paper 1: Written Component
(a) Written Report
Each group produces a Written Report of 2500 to 3000 words on the project.
(b) Insights and Reflections
Each candidate from the group is required to submit a written reflection of not more than 500 words.
Paper 2: Oral Presentation
Each member of the group presents a part of the project orally for 5 minutes and answers a question posed by the assessors.