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Primary 5 Decoding Open Ended Questions Masterclass:

“Gear Up in SMART Answering Strategies!”


P5 Decoding Open Ended Questions Masterclass: “Gear Up in SMART Answering Strategies” is a premier Primary 5 Answering Technique Workshop led by seasoned PSLE Science Specialist and experienced PSLE Marker Jayce Or, to help students decode Open Ended Science questions with specific emphasis on specific MOE Primary 3-5 Science curriculum.

Hi, my name is Jayce Or, and I am a PSLE Science Specialist. In my over 20 years of teaching in MOE schools and in tuition centers, I have seen more than a fair share of students and parents who feel discouraged in tackling Primary Science Paper – especially Open Ended Questions, with confidence.

Here are some core frustrations that you may be observing in your child’s papers for some time:

1. Your child cannot seem to answer according to what the question demands.
2. Your child tends to read the question and start writing out the answers immediately.
3. He/She fails to pick out the correct clues in the question.
4. He/She cannot write answers to satisfy the full awarding of marks.
5. He/She falls prey to poor answering techniques, weak representation of concepts and appear to be missing out key scientific vocabulary.


A Systematic Approach to Decoding PSLE Science

Over the years, I have developed the simple and proven PEAK™ Science Heuristics methodology that has helped many students unlock the tools for understanding and process questions at a glance.

This effective and proven heuristic framework equips the child to see clearly what the question demands and how to answer it.

It cuts through hours and hours of ineffective drilling and pounding through assessment books with no good effect.

The heuristic gives each child who learns it THE EDGE to answer science questions strategically and confidently.

This holiday, I am conducting another run of this P5 Science Masterclass “Gear Up in SMART Answering Strategies!” specifically to help P5 students sharpen and hone their answering techniques in approaching Open Ended Questions in Paper 2 of Primary Science.

Learn how to craft SMART SCIENCE ANSWERS!

S- Learn the difference between SCIENTIFIC answers and answers which miss out scientific concepts.

M– Learn the foundational METHODOLOGY and building blocks of answering Open Ended Questions.

A– Discover the ART of explaining your answers clearly and concisely.

RREALISE how easy it is to find clues to meet the question requirements.

TTRAIN yourself to minimize errors to achieve your targets.


In this 6 hour masterclass, the programme outline is as follows:

Part 1: Decoding SMART Science Techniques 

  • Nail the fundamentals in science answering techniques especially how to formulate SCIENTIFIC answers.
  • Learn a systematic method of science heuristics that can help you to decode ANY science question.
  • Be exposed to a range of essential question types commonly seen in P5 science papers and learn what to expect of them.
  • Train your eye to spot important clues and question requirements in any exam paper.

Part 2: Writing SMART Science Answers

  • Guided and targeted practice of SMART Science Techniques on questions classified according to different levels of difficulty.
  • Receive expert feedback on answers and clear explanations on WHY answers can or cannot make the cut!
  • Minimize pitfalls to incomplete answers that will lead to losing marks in the Science paper!
  • Correct conceptual errors to improve on the accuracy of writing answers.


hear what our students and parents have to say…

Your science coach: Teacher Jayce Or

Founder & Principal of Germinate Learning Pte Ltd, PSLE Science Strategist, Author of P5/6 Marshall Cavendish Science Test X-Tra, former experienced PSLE Science marker with more than 20 years of Science Coaching in both MOE & private industry.
Knows the ins and out of PSLE Science. Coached thousands of parents & students on how to dissect HOW Science questions are formulated and feel less intimidated on what is expected in the PSLE Science Exam and recent question types in PSLE papers.
Affectionately known as Science Dad Sg,  Jayce is a father of 6 kids and teacher to many more students. He believes in empowering parents to support their children in understanding the demands and requirements of primary science to better journey with them.
Teaches children Heart Science not just Hard Science. His passion is impacting his students to grow a deep interest and love for the subject…beyond merely just grades alone!


Primary 5 Decoding Open Ended Questions Masterclass:

“Gear Up in SMART Answering Strategies!”


27 & 28 May 2024 (Mon & Tue), School Holidays *Limited Seats!

Time: 9am – 12noon (3hrs x 2days = Total 6hrs)

Venue: 87 Beach Road Chye Sing Building,

#03-01 S(189695) Lingo School of Knowledge

(5 minutes walk from Bugis MRT)

Fee: $298


1. Organizer reserves the right to change the venue and timing.
2. Organizer requires a minimum of 6 participants for class to commence.
3. Slot can only be confirmed when payment has been made on a first come first served basis. 
4. All participants need a confirmation email of payment received from the organizer. 
5. For online event, only one login is allowed for each confirmed signup. We will send you the zoom login details and softcopy handouts 3-5 days before the date.
6. There will be no refund 14 days prior to event.
7. If participant fails to turn up on actual day, there will be no refund or makeup.
8. In the event that the session is cancelled due to insufficient number of participants, the fees would be refunded.
9. By attending this event, I understand that my child may be photographed during the workshop for marketing purposes. I agree to allow my child’s photo, video or film likeness to be used, without compensation for communication purposes, including, but not limited to the website, social media sites and the press by the event holders. Germinate may collect, use or disclose your personal data and consent to receive marketing, advertising and promotional materials in accordance to the full terms of Germinate’s Privacy Policy.