Remember That Ten Years Series

How many of you still have those old Ten Years Series in the 60s and 70s? Yes they are the so called official compilation of past years examination papers for the GCE ‘O’ Levels and ‘A’ Levels. But whether these are approved publication by the MOE and University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate, I’m not sure.

How much was it then?

See who is the publisher;

See above, I drew a picture of the Jaws on it! Probably influenced by the Movie Jaws then…haha…

Those ten years series in the past were really “No Frills” type of books – simple cover designs and even the inside will make you fall asleep;

Of course when buying the Ten Years Series, we must ensure that it comes with the answers found at the back;

Above all photo credits : Scholastic Books and Publications

Now even the Pri.6 PSLE also have the similar type compilations of past examinations papers but only 5 Years Series. And now it’s by MOE, Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board.

Credit : MOE and Hillview Publications Pte Ltd

Not to mention now we have too many types of assessment books and those past years examinations papers from top schools sold at the road side stalls or push carts for Primary to Secondary schools.

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5 Responses to “Remember That Ten Years Series”


  1. 1 Lam Chun See Friday, May 23, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    I remember the Minerva Guides which provided so called ‘model answers’ for history and literature. The language was so bambastic we didn’t know what they were talking about.

  2. 2 profkingsfield2004 Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 5:46 am

    If i am not wrong there were 10-year series for sceince and math subjects. Funny thing though, the science and math subjects did not have model answers.

    The teachers in school also make use of these model answer scripts to help us practise for the Cambridge Exams. These 10-year series especially helpful for those who do badly in the Prelim exams and still have time to play “catch-up” for the actual Cambridge exams.

    I usually patronise the book-shops at bras basah road (now bras bash on the park).

  3. 3 laokokok Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 9:40 am

    How I miss those old book shops at Bras Basah…

  4. 4 Lam Chun See Sunday, June 1, 2008 at 12:18 am

    I think many Sporeans of our generation have fond memories of Bras Basah, Waterloo St and National Library area. When I blogged about this place, I received many comments from them recalling their school days here.


  1. 1 Sex is not the same as sitting for the ‘10-year series’ | The Online Citizen Trackback on Monday, May 17, 2010 at 5:12 pm

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