Concept First Physics and Math Learning Centre In Singapore

# A-level university rank points

The calculation of A-level university rank points is needed for your university course selection and admission application. This rank point is a grading system where the grades obtained for each A-level exam subject will be converted into rank points. The is illustrated through the conversion table below.

Before you start to calculate your A-level university rank points, it may be helpful to know this background information:

• The Singapore calculation method would be different as compared to other parts of the world
• Each A-level subject is categorized into three levels of study: H1, H2, H3
• H1 level subject bears one academic unit
• H2 level subject bears two academic unit
• H3 level subject bears three academic unit
• (H3 level subject has the highest level of academic rigour and subject specialty)
• All subjects can be divided into two categories: knowledge-skills and content-based
• A typical A-level student will take a combination of these subjects:
• Three H2 content-based subjects
• One H1 content-based subject
• One H1 General Paper
• One H1 Mother Tongue Language
• One H1 Project Work

(Students with high academic standing can also choose to take an extra H1/H2 subject or up to two H3 subjects.)

• The maximum rank points you can get is 90. The higher the rank points, the better.
• H1 Mother Tongue Language subject will be included in the calculation if it can improve your rank points. You can calculate the rank points for both scenarios (with or without H1 Mother Tongue Language subject) and use the higher rank point.

A-level Subject Grading to Rank Points Conversion Table:

 Grade Marks H2 Rank Points H1 Rank Points A 70 – 100 20 10 B 60 – 69 17.5 8.75 C 55 – 59 15 7.5 D 50 – 54 12.5 6.25 E 45 – 49 10 5 S 40 – 44 5 2.5 U 0 – 39 0 0

Scenario A: Calculation of rank points without H1 Mother Tongue Language

This would be the typical subject combination use to calculate your rank point:

• Best four content-based subjects (e.g.: 3H2 + 1H1 subjects)
• H1 General Paper
• H1 Project Work

Assuming you get a grade ‘A’ for all the subjects except for a grade ‘B’ for one of the H2 subjects, the rank points would be calculated as:

= 3H2 + 1H1 + H1 General Paper + H1 Project Work

= 20 + 20 + 17.5 + 10 + 10 + 10

= 87.5 RP

Scenario B: Calculation of rank points with H1 Mother Tongue Language

If you would like to use your H1 Mother Tongue Language subject to calculate your rank points, you would need to adjust or rebase from a perfect score of 100 down to 90. This can be easily calculated by multiplying 0.9 to the total sum to get the final rank point.

Assuming you get a grade ‘A’ for all the subjects (inclusive of H1 Mother Tongue Language) except for a grade ‘B’ for one of the H2 subjects, the rank points would be calculated as:

= (3H2 + 1H1 + H1 General Paper + H1 Project Work + H1 Mother Tongue Language) x 0.9

= (20 + 20 + 17.5 + 10 + 10 + 10 + 10) x 0.9

= 87.75 RP

Since the inclusion of H1 Mother Tongue Language in the computation of rank points fetch a higher rank point (87.75 as compared to 87.5), the higher rank point will be considered for university admission.

Scenario C: Calculation of rank points with four H2 subjects

In the event you do not have one H1 content subject but have four H2 content subjects instead (e.g.: 4H2 instead of 3H2 + 1H1 content-based subjects), you will compute your weakest H2 subject as a H1 subject by halving the rank point for that subject.

Assuming you get a grade ‘A’ for all the subjects except for a grade ‘B’ for one of the H2 subjects, the rank points would be calculated as:

= 3H2 + weakest H2 subject to be calculated as 1H1 + H1 General Paper + H1 Project Work

= 20 + 20 + 20 + 8.75 + 10 + 10

= 88.75

Preparing for your A-level examinations does not have to be a stressful journey. Concept First is ready to help you achieve your desired results through effective teaching methods, hands-on lab practice and excellent teachers. Check out our students’ survey results and Google reviews here before giving us a try!

### Reviews by Students and Parents

“Concept First probably has the best Physics tutors in Singapore.”

— Adelle Wang, River Valley High School

CF probably has the best Physics tutors in Singapore. They are able to explain difficult concepts clearly, as they provide short cuts and teach much easier methods of comprehending theory. Tuition is usually seen as a tedious and tiring activity but I always feel like their lessons pass very quickly as it is well-paced, suited to his students needs, and interesting at the same time. My Physics grades have improved from an S during mid-years to a B during prelims under their tutorship.

“One thing I really appreciate about my tutors at CF is the fact that they cared for us all as individuals.”

— Liew Yee Kay, Anglican High School

I always had much difficulty with Physics and found it a cumbersome and boring subject. But after attending Concept First Physics tuition class, I slowly understood it and finally got an A1 at the end! One thing I really appreciate about my tutors at CF is the fact that they cared for us all as individuals. When I was unsure about other subjects like A. Math, my tutors would stay back after class with me to clear my doubts. And for that, I’m really thankful!

Val Hing
13:05 20 Jun 24
very good tuiton centre i love chemistry now i recommend
Elena Chew
02:03 21 Mar 24
send my daughter to this centre for their crash course last year.she likes it alot as they are able to pinpoint the parts that she are unclear for each chapter. its like spot on and quite amazing actually. of course she continued with the regular weekly classes which helped her slowly but steadily gain the confidence. Fast forward, she moved improved from E8 to A1 for O Levels.
Isabel Long
15:24 11 Mar 24
Mr Ram was always open for consultations, and provided useful tips on mastering Physics concepts. The teaching team at CF provided comprehensive notes and mindmaps, which were especially helpful for revision. Nearing Prelims and A Levels, CF also assigned monthly assignments to give us more practice, which Mr Ram returned back to us promptly. His lessons are engaging and easy to follow. I also found the lab sessions held by CF particularly useful, as they gave me more practice on mastering lab techniques, and managing my time better. I also appreciated how CF gave us the option of attending lessons online instead of travelling down to the centre for physical lessons, which was especially helpful in saving travel time nearing to A Levels. Overall, I had a great experience at CF, and highly recommend CF to those looking to strengthen their Physics concepts and improve their grades!
Mahak Chandna
11:16 05 Mar 24
I definitely had a great tuition experience at this centre! The resources provided by CF are comprehensive and there are so many materials for you to continue self-driven learning (e.g. take-home assignments, topic-based exercise questions), besides the content taught in tuition lessons. The newly revamped CF portal is also very easy to navigate when reviewing video lesson recordings or to arrange for make-up lessons, which made the experience all the more seamless. Mr Ram's lessons were also engaging yet enriching and I managed to clear a lot of misconceptions I had prior to joining his lessons. This allowed me to improve tremendously from Y6 Mid-Year Exams to Prelims and finally for A-Levels too. I would definitely recommend this centre for those who want to improve their Physics concepts 🙂
De Min Ng
09:46 03 Mar 24
Teaching team does a great job clarifying materials and content that is easily missed. Out or skimmed over in school, also has extensive practices and guidebooks provided for students which are highly relevant and helped me to do better 🙂
w
06:05 18 Feb 24
thankful to hv found this tuition centre, i truly appreciate the materials provided as they really aided my learning, allowing my grades to improve !!
Shinee Lim
08:42 13 Feb 24
My daughter was hovering between D7-F9 for her Physics from Sec 2. She was very demoralised despite putting in most effort in the subject.We were very pleased to see her improvements over the 1.5 years with Concept First - improving slowly but steadily, and finally, unbelievably, an A2 in her Os.Thanks to Conept First for the dedication of the Teachers and the notes that were painstakingly prepared - making it so easy for the kids to understand, revise and apply in their exams.
govindasamy malathi
03:00 03 Feb 24
Concepts physics is an excellent tuition centre which has helped my daughter make immense improvement! Mr Kong’s clear teaching and explanation skills have helped her understand concepts easily.
Emily Lim
01:35 01 Feb 24
The teachers at Concept First are dedicated and approachable. They are willing to help outside of lessons. My child was able to grasp physics concepts well under their guidance.
sanjula
11:51 31 Jan 24
The concepts taught are very clear and i was able to improve quickly, i enjoyed the lessons and the way they were explained thoroughly. The teachers were very friendly and helpful and always willing to help me!
Mandy Seah 😀
10:49 31 Jan 24
After going to Concept First, I can understand physics concepts better. The lessons were engaging and there were also lab lessons where I could practise my practical skills 👍
Kailash MK
11:35 08 Nov 23
Best Physics Tuition Centre. Really able to understand the topics taught by the CF Tutors. Also, Im able to be exposed to doing experiments more in CF than in school. Really recommend students to go to CF!CF Tutors know how to teach students so that students have a joyous learning in every lessons. I attend to the Monthly Lab Sessions which were very helpful as I am able to have a broader mind in doing experiments as I only experience doing 5 experiments in school.Send your child here and they will have a fun learning and love Physics!
visualize
10:03 06 Nov 23
This centre provides very informative lessons that are not only engaging, but also very educational and relevant to the school syllabus. After joining the centre, I managed to turn my grades around from that of a failing one to a a1. In addition, they provide 2 page summary notes for each chapter that comes in handy during last minute revisions or for regular school work to help me understand better. Highly recommend for students that struggle with physics or need help in maintaining their grades.
eleanor chan
09:54 06 Nov 23
Concept first really helped me have a better understanding of physics. Mr Kong is very patient and he is passionate in his teaching. Through him, my physics grades improve a lot and the resources given really helped me with my learning. I always look forward to attending lessons at concept first !
Laura Ng
07:27 06 Nov 23
I am very thankful of my tutor for making classes really enjoyable by showing us real-life demonstrations to help us learn certain concepts easily and clearly. Thank you for being super patient with me by repeating to me again and again until I understand. Thank you for letting me grow from a person who initially had 0 confidence and interest in Physics, to someone who has started to enjoy, love and develop confidence in it. I will miss your really entertaining lessons and the small chats you have with our class during breaks and being super friendly with us! After attending your classes, I have improved by 6 grades and gained a better understanding of Physics. I really enjoy and will definitely miss your lessons! Thank you for being the best tuition teacher I have met so far.🤗
joyce Lai
04:16 05 Nov 23
CF helped me understand physics much better. After joining, my grades improved tremendously. They also provide many resources that can be used for revision which I find extremely helpful. I really appreciate how the tutors are approachable to ask questions and how they would converse with students to build a better relationship with their students. I strongly recommend people to join this centre for physics tuition:))
koh ruien
03:15 24 Sep 23
I attended Concept first at the start of 2023, initially I wasn't able to do well for physics and always attain a boarder line pass. However, after attending the lesson, I have improve a lot under Mr Kong teaching. Thank you Concept First and Mr Kong.
zoey
05:36 23 Sep 23
The classes are very fun and my physics grades improved a lot 👍 thank u to the teachers 🫶
HangYong Wee
04:50 23 Sep 23
This school help brought my daughter's confidence back into physics. Seeing her coming back to herself compared to when in lower secondary really made the day. The school is also attentive and provides feedback. They even gave the students a treat during their last lesson with the school. Good job guys!
Darius Ker
10:39 22 Sep 23
Really great experience at Concept First, teachers are all friendly and accommodating, the notes and lesson materials they offer are also excellent 👍
Milky Phoebe
06:39 16 Sep 23
Dear Concept First,Thank you to teachers for supporting and guiding me with Physic! I am really appreciative for your efforts and hardwork ! Thank you for making the classes interesting and teaching us answering techniques! Thank you for giving me consultations after lessons! Thank you for making the physic practical lessons useful! I benefited much from the lessons, it really helped me to strengthen my practical skills! To those who are looking for a Physic tuition centre, I would recommend giving Concept First a try yay! 😄
Charis Zhang
04:39 11 Sep 23
teachers are very approachable and notes given are concise and clear
yeehee
04:38 11 Sep 23
i've been with cf for less than a year, and i've gone from hating physics to being able to appreciate it a lot more. The teachers are very friendly and approachable, the materials given are extremely helpful and concise, the lessons are engaging and the teachers provide structured ways to answer questions. They ensure that you understand the content fully and don't mind any kind of questions 😀
Xu Anlei
04:36 11 Sep 23
Tutors are very approachable and enthusiastic. I started to become more passionate towards physics and my grades improved too 🔥🔥🔥😁😁😁😘😘
Sivaraj Kuppusamy
02:50 17 Jul 23
Concept First Physics is an extraordinary tuition center that has truly transformed my son's understanding of physics. The dedicated tutors, with their immense knowledge and passion, provide exceptional personalized guidance. The small class sizes foster a supportive and engaging environment where my son feels confident to ask questions and explore challenging concepts. The center's innovative teaching methods and real-world applications make learning physics exciting and relevant. I am immensely grateful for Concept First Physics' commitment to nurturing my son's potential, and I wholeheartedly recommend them to any parent seeking outstanding physics tuition. I appreciate your efforts. Thank you.
Cleo
10:57 10 Jul 23
With my 2 children in the centre, I have seen how First Concept progress from a small centre to what it is today. CF has proven itself to be a reliable enrichment centre delivering high quality lessons to the students, producing excellent results as well. Well done!!!
Karan Sivaraj
03:57 05 Jul 23
The teachers in CF were very kind and willing to help even at unusual times. Helped me alot to love physics and constantly encouraged me to get better. The physics practical lessons are also very well organized by calvin and provide a safe evironment for student to practice for their practicals. Would recommend to anyone wanting to improve their physics
Chu Yan Tong
06:47 04 Mar 23
I scored consistently C6 for my physics and was about to drop the subject. After joining cf, I was able to understand the concepts better. Mr Seah uses a lot of acronyms to help students memorise keywords and definitions better. He also answers all my questions and takes the time to explain till I understand. Managed to get a A2 for my O levels.
jun ha ham
04:01 21 Feb 23
Hninn
04:03 23 Jan 23
I am very grateful that I studied in Concept First, the notes given were detailed and it was helpful to me in my revision. I did not expect learning physics to be fun but my physics tutor( Mr Seah) made it possible ☺️ He makes lessons super fun and makes physics much easier to understand for me. He gives great feedback in my work and encourages me a lot and I have managed to jump a few grades! Their 2-page summary notes are awesome too! Overall, I would really recommend Concept First, definitely worth it ! 😊
Dhanya Kumar
04:35 13 Jan 23
My journey with Concept First is one that was very fulfilling. The in-depth lessons equipped with questions of varying difficulty levels has allowed my to go from a C6 to A2 for physics in O-levels. I found their 2 page summaries extremely useful as revision. There was endless practice which allowed me to retain my knowledge. I also appreciate Mr Kong’s teaching which allowed me to grasp key concepts quickly and effectively and was apply to apply these concepts along with answering techniques
Jaron Sze
14:45 04 Dec 22
Mr Ram has been a fantastic teacher with good knowledge about the syllabus and the marking system of Cambridge. He is able to provide advice based on his experience as a student and as a teacher to ensure that our learning experience is optimized. He is also a friendly and casual teacher which bonds well with students and makes the learning environment less tensed. He is also readily available to answer our doubts and questions throughout the day even if it is late at night. He frequently asks questions on our learning experience to try and improve his method of teaching to cater to our different styles of learning. Overall, Mr Ram has been an exceptional teacher which helped me to improve in physics and brings out the best in his students.
xuanie
11:43 22 Nov 22
Concept First tutors explain their concepts very clearly and provide ample exercises for the students to practise those new concepts. Having studied here for a year, they have greatly aided me in helping myself achieve a B in A Levels (initially U grader) as well as spark my passion for Physics (i once hated this subject). Though some may argue, coming from a higher ranking school, CF provides notes which are more helpful than school notes (we can agree to disagree). Definitely worth the cost.
Leora WILLAMME
05:54 07 Nov 22
CF has helped me to understand the concepts better as they offer a lot of practices and gives concise notes to help me in my revision. Before I attended lessons, I struggled to understand some topics but now I am confident in my physics knowledge and can clarify my friends' doubts. The teachers are really kind and funny. They will make lessons fun and engaging. I had always looked forward to attending lesson. ❤
Kaleb Teo
07:36 16 Oct 22
Mr Kong has been nothing short of an excellent teacher whose dedication and commitment to his students cannot be understated. The materials that Concept First has provided is also detailed and helpful to examination revision. I would not hesitate to recommend Concept First to anyone and would like to commend the centre of a job well done.
Isaac Tang
03:08 10 Oct 22
concept first physics helped me to better understand physics overall and let me better grasp the concepts needed to understand the topic better. Together with the extremely useful notes, the 1 page summary guides and extensive help from Mr Kong i am able to revise adequately for my exams. Thank you!