O-Level Syllabuses Examined in 2020

Here are the 2020 GCE O-Level examination syllabuses for school candidates.

Cambridge Subjects

Subject TitleLanguage MediumSubject Code
English LanguageEnglish1128
Arabic as a 3rd LanguageArabic1135
Bahasa Indonesia as a 3rd Language Bahasa Indonesia1136
Literature in EnglishEnglish2065
HistoryEnglish2174
GeographyEnglish2236
Humanities (Social Studies. Geography)English2272
Humanities (Social Studies, History)English2273
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in English) [Revised] #English2274
Economics [Revised] ^ English2286
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Chinese) [Revised] +English2287
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Malay) [Revised] +English2288
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Tamil) [Revised] +English2289
Drama English2299
SpanishSpanish3034
HindiHindi3194
UrduUrdu3196
GujaratiGujarati3199
PanjabiPanjabi3203
BengaliBengali3215
BurmeseBurmese3249
ThaiThai3260
JapaneseJapanese3261
French [Revised]French3917
German [Revised]German3918
Additional MathematicsEnglish4047
MathematicsEnglish4048
Science (Physics, Chemistry)English5076
Science (Physics, Biology)English5077
Science (Chemistry, Biology)English5078
ElectronicsEnglish6063
Music [Revised] English6085
Higher Music [Revised] English6086
Food and NutritionEnglish6087
PhysicsEnglish6091
ChemistryEnglish6092
BiologyEnglish6093
ArtEnglish6123
Higher ArtEnglish6124
Design & Technology [Revised] English7059
Design & TechnologyEnglish7051
Business Studies [Revised] ^ English7085
ComputingEnglish7155
Principles of AccountsEnglish7175

^ These subjects are applicable only for candidates from schools approved to offer the subjects.

# Revision is only to Paper 2 Literature in English: Section B is now "Unseen Poetry".
There is no revision to Paper 1 Social Studies.

+ Revision is only to Paper 2: Literature in Chinese (2287/2) / Literature in Malay (2288/2) / Literature in Tamil (2289/2).
There is no revision to Paper 1 Social Studies. 2287/1, 2288/1, 2289/1, 2272/1, 2273/1 and 2274/1 share a common paper.

Applied Subjects

Subject TitleLanguage MediumSubject Code
BiotechnologyEnglishNP04
Design StudiesEnglishNP05

The above Applied Subjects are applicable only to candidates from schools which are approved to offer the subjects. If you are registering for Applied Subjects, you will need to pay the subject fees quoted by the examining agencies.

Local Subjects

Subject TitleLanguage MediumSubject Code
Exercise And Sports ScienceEnglish6081
Higher ChineseChinese1116
Chinese B + Chinese1153
ChineseChinese1160
Chinese (Special Programme)Chinese1166
Literature in Chinese [Revised] Chinese2031
Higher Malay Malay1117
Malay (Special Programme)Malay1133
MalayMalay1148
Malay B + Malay1151
Literature in Malay [Revised]Malay2032
Higher TamilTamil1147
Tamil B + Tamil1152
TamilTamil1157
Literature in Tamil [Revised]Tamil2033

+ Mother Tongue B is not a GCE O-Level subject