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Take breaks while you study

Posted onOctober 30, 2017bygptuitionsg

Dear students, As you head towards those stressful final exams, you might feel compelled to lock yourself in your bedroom from 8 am to 10 pm and stare at your textbooks for 4 hours at a time. That is not … Continue reading →

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‘Longer life expectancy creates more problems than benefits.’ Discuss. (A-levels 2016)

Posted onOctober 10, 2017bygptuitionsg

By Steven Ooi, website owner and GP tutor (retired) B.A. (First Class Honours), NUS Imagine waking up one day with your wife of 32 years. “Good morning, dear,” you say with a smile, as you have every morning for over … Continue reading →

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‘Human actions should be based on scientific fact, not religious faith.’ A model essay

Posted onJanuary 24, 2017bygptuitionsg

Note from author: This essay is over 1,800 words in length. Please do not feel that you need to write so much to score an A in GP. Indeed, a compact 750-word essay can do very well if it is of … Continue reading →

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In your society, how well are the demands of the economy and the environment balanced? (A-level GP exam 2015)

Posted onFebruary 24, 2016bygptuitionsg

In your society, how well are the demands of the economy and the environment balanced? A model essay (A-level GP exam 2015) By Steven Ooi, GP tutor B.A. (First Class Honours), NUS It has often been said that pragmatism is Singapore’s … Continue reading →

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Singapore is not an island

Posted onOctober 6, 2015bygptuitionsg

A must-read article for all Singaporeans and Malaysians alike, by one of Singapore’s foremost intellectuals, Mr Bilahari Kausikan. …… Malaysia is undergoing a systemic change that has profound consequences for Singapore What do most Singaporeans make of recent events in … Continue reading →

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Why should we be concerned with current affairs when most of them will soon be forgotten? (GCE A-levels 2013) A model essay

Posted onAugust 25, 2014bygptuitionsg

By Steven Ooi, GP tutor B.A. (First Class Honours), NUS The economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the European Union, the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, the manipulation of users’ news feeds by Facebook in an experiment … Continue reading →

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Read… and free your mind

Posted onApril 11, 2014bygptuitionsg

My fellow tutor-blogger Kevin Seah expounds beautifully on the sheer power of reading in this article. One of the things that most perturb me about our education system in Singapore today is that students hardly read anymore. I am not referring to reading … Continue reading →

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What is so special about A Graded Sample Essays?

The A Graded Essays from Cambridge University are the best resources an A level student can have. I recommend all the General Paper students to read these essays at least once prior to attending the CIE board exams. These essays are the most appropriate sample essays for GCE A Level students as these essays have scored "Grade A" in the CIE exam itself.

I got these essays from my GP instructor and I hope that your instructor has also provided similar resources to you. However, everyone may not be lucky enough to get them. Moreover, what about those students who study privately? I hope this section will be a great treat for them! In any case, these essays are the must read model essays for all the A level students appearing for General Paper exams.

The specialty about these essays is that

  • they have scored A Grades in the CIE exams

  • such essays are available only in limited quantity

  • and they have been commented by the CIE examiners on each paragraph

List of all the Sample A Graded Essays

Here is the exclusive list of all the model essays provided by Cambridge. I hope you'll have a great time reading them.

  1. Discuss the arguments for and against vegetarianism.

  2. What are the consequences of the break-up of family life in many countries today?

  3. Would it be advantageous if all the people throughout the world could speak one common language?

  4. Should society punish criminals more harshly?

  5. What are the advantages and disadvantages of banning smoking in public places?

Comments from CIE

Cambridge Examiners have commented each of these essays in detail. In fact, they have commented on every paragraphs of these essays. So, do not forget to read these comments because the opinion of the CIE examiners will help you infer what is expected by the examiners while checking a GP essay.

The comments are kept in a separate page to allow you to read the essays and comments side by side. You can read a paragraph of an essay and immediately read its comment in a "New Tab" or "New Window" of your browser with this arrangement. The link to the comment page is provided at the beginning of the respective essay page.

Happy reading and please share these essays with your fellow friends so that they will also know about these essays. Your friends will really appreciate you for sharing these resources with them.

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