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

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)

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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‘For the majority of people, the Arts are irrelevant to their daily lives.’ How true is this of your society? (A-level GP exam, 2014)

‘For the majority of people, the Arts are irrelevant to their daily lives.’ How true is this of your society? (A-level GP exam, 2014) By Steven Ooi Being a small state with no natural resources or strategic hinterland to fall … Continue reading

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“The pen is mightier than the sword.” Do you agree? A model essay

“The pen is mightier than the sword.” Do you agree? by Steven Ooi “Before all else, be armed.” Thus wrote the ruthless Florentine politician-philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli, a man famed for his unflinching pragmatism and grasp of the darker truths of life. … Continue reading

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Why should we be concerned with current affairs when most of them will soon be forgotten? A model essay

Why should we be concerned with current affairs when most of them will soon be forgotten? (GCE A-levels 2013) By Steven Ooi, GP tutor B.A. (First Class Honours), NUS The economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the European Union, the … Continue reading

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How far is increased prosperity for all a realistic goal in your society? (GCE A-levels 2013)

How far is increased prosperity for all a realistic goal in your society? (GCE A-levels 2013) By Steven Ooi A playground for the rich. Disneyland with the death penalty. A vibrant city where East and West do meet. These are … Continue reading

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‘The most influential individuals in history are those who have caused the most harm.’ How far would you accept this view? (A-levels Nov 2012)

by Steven Ooi Each of us leaves his or her footprint on this earth, a mark in the hearts and lives of others, for better or for worse. Some individuals, however, leave an extraordinarily large and profound legacy, to the … Continue reading

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