O-Level Syllabuses

O-Level Syllabuses Examined in 2022

Here are the 2022 GCE O-Level examination syllabuses that are offered to school candidates.

For syllabuses that have been revised, the specimen papers are available on the website for three years, including the year
of posting. We seek your understanding that some items / images / resources may not be available in these online specimen papers,
due to copyright restrictions. In such cases, a description of the item / image / resource, and/or a web-link may be provided.
The full specimen paper, in printed format, may be purchased from SEAB.

Cambridge Subjects

Subject TitleLanguage MediumSubject CodeSpecimen Papers for
Revised Syllabus
[Year of Posting]
English Language *English1128
Arabic as a 3rd LanguageArabic1135
Bahasa Indonesia as a 3rd LanguageBahasa Indonesia1136
Literature in EnglishEnglish2065
History #English2174
GeographyEnglish2236
Humanities (Social Studies, Geography)English2272
Humanities (Social Studies, History)English2273
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in English)English2274
Economics ^English2286
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Chinese)English2287
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Malay)English2288
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Tamil)English2289
DramaEnglish2299
SpanishSpanish3034
HindiHindi3194
UrduUrdu3196
GujaratiGujarati3199
PanjabiPanjabi3203
BengaliBengali3215
BurmeseBurmese3249
ThaiThai3260
FrenchFrench3917
GermanGerman3918
JapaneseJapanese3919Paper 1
Paper 2
Paper 3
Paper 3 (Transcript)
[2020]
Mathematics *English4048
Additional MathematicsEnglish4049Paper 1
Paper 2
[2020]
Science (Physics, Chemistry)English5076
Science (Physics, Biology)English5077
Science (Chemistry, Biology)English5078
ElectronicsEnglish6063
MusicEnglish6085
Higher MusicEnglish6086
Physics #English6091
Chemistry #English6092
Biology #English6093
Nutrition and Food Science [Revised]English6097Paper 1
Paper 2
[2021]
ArtEnglish6123
Higher ArtEnglish6124
Design & TechnologyEnglish7059
Business Studies ^English7085
Principles of AccountsEnglish7087Paper 1
Paper 2
[2020]
ComputingEnglish7155
* Last year of exam in 2023; for 5N and repeat 4E students only# Last year of exam in 2023^ These subjects are applicable only for candidates from schools approved to offer the subjects

Applied Subjects

Subject TitleLanguage MediumSubject Code
BiotechnologyEnglishNP04
Design StudiesEnglishNP05
The above Applied Subjects are applicable only to candidates from schools that 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
Higher ChineseChinese1116
Chinese B +Chinese1153
ChineseChinese1160
Chinese (Special Programme)Chinese1166
Literature in ChineseChinese2031
Higher MalayMalay1117
Malay (Special Programme)Malay1133
MalayMalay1148
Malay B +Malay1151
Literature in MalayMalay2032
Higher TamilTamil1147
Tamil B +Tamil1152
TamilTamil1157
Literature in TamilTamil2033
Exercise And Sports ScienceEnglish6081
Mother Tongue B is not a GCE O-Level subject