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Raffles Institution (JC) 2020 H2 Math Paper 2

This is the short summary of the Prelim Paper Review I've done for

My 3 matrices:

Relevance: 3/10

Insightfulness: 8/10

Difficulty: 6.5/10

Overall: 8/10

Expectation: 75%

Key questions to consider:

Question 2 - APGP, Sequence & Series

Question 5 - Vectors

Question 10 - Permutation & Combination

Short writeup:

The 2020 Raffles Institution H2 Math Paper 2 stands out for its unique and rare approach. Unlike typical school prelim papers and recent A-level exams, this paper strips away most contextual information, focusing solely on testing a student's fundamental understanding of each topic. This lack of context can make the questions seem unusual and challenging, but it effectively gauges core mathematical concepts.

This paper's raw questions are reminiscent of pre-2000 A-level exams, which were known for their difficulty and emphasis on fundamental concepts. While this might be daunting for many students due to unfamiliarity, it presents a valuable opportunity to test their true understanding of the H2 Mathematics syllabus. Despite the imbalance in question types and potential irrelevance compared to modern A-level papers, the 2020 RI paper is a must-try for students looking to strengthen their foundational knowledge.

In my latest TikTok Prelim Paper Review, I explore the 2023 paper that closely mirrors an A-level exam, with questions scoring high in relevance. Many of these questions could easily be mistaken for those in the A-level Ten-Year-Series, some even taken from older A-level papers. While the pure mathematics section is overly lengthy and not entirely representative of typical A-level exams, this paper remains an excellent practice tool.

I recommend all students attempt the 2020 RI H2 Math Paper 2 as a timed practice. To fully benefit from this unique paper, consider scheduling a one-time paid consultation session with me. After marking your paper, I will guide you through the challenging questions, helping you understand and master the core concepts.

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