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  • Legionare's Avatar
    3 posts since Jan '09
    • Hi guys, not sure if anyone remembers my old topic, but last time I took my O levels I got an F9 for maths, which meant that I was unable to apply for 95% of all the poly courses.

      Following advice, I decided to retake my Maths again. I also took up a course at MDIS, studying for a Diploma in Mass Communication (Which I obtained).

      Well, results are in (checked through SEAB's website) and I got an E8. The realization that I just wasted another year of my life hasn't really sunk in yet, so I figured I'd ask you guys for help before depression renders me unable to type coherently.

      Where exactly do I go from here? NS has called me up, I've gone for my medical checkup already, and I expect to enter somewhere around this year (June probably), and I was hoping that if I had managed to enter a polytechnic, I might be able to defer for the time being.

      I really want to enter poly, and I know that some courses need a D7 to enter, allowing you to retake Maths while you study, but E8 is out of the question.

      SEAB however, says on their website that Private candidates can appeal, although I do not know what this does. Can anyone clarify if by paying $100 I can possibly appeal to get my grade pushed up to a D7?

      The link is here: http://www.seab.gov.sg/notification/GCE_O_ExamResults.html

      These are my new results:

      E8 for Maths

      C6 for Literature

      C6 for Food and Nutrition

      B3 for Combined Science

      A2 for Combined Humanities

      A1 for English

      I truly need some guidance here. Should I try applying through the DAE? Thanks for any replies and help.

       

  • a-Lost-9uY's Avatar
    5,893 posts since Sep '06
    • hi there,

      going to NS 1st is actually not tat bad..

       

      reason is simple, u can tke tat 2-yrs time in NS to tink hard abt wad u wana do aft u ORD..

       

      frm nw to June is less den 6-mths, pls do not make any harsh action..

       

      if i were u, i will go NS 1st..

      and den in e meantime, re-tke Maths during tat 2-yrs in service..

      u sure can do it de.. gd luck..

       

      and once u got ur pass in Maths n aft u ORD..

      going to Poly will nt be a prob le.. tats wad i tink..

      its a win-win situation for u..

  • Forbiddensinner's Avatar
    3,739 posts since Apr '09
    • Originally posted by Legionare:

      Hi guys, not sure if anyone remembers my old topic, but last time I took my O levels I got an F9 for maths, which meant that I was unable to apply for 95% of all the poly courses.

      Following advice, I decided to retake my Maths again. I also took up a course at MDIS, studying for a Diploma in Mass Communication (Which I obtained).

      Well, results are in (checked through SEAB's website) and I got an E8. The realization that I just wasted another year of my life hasn't really sunk in yet, so I figured I'd ask you guys for help before depression renders me unable to type coherently.

      Where exactly do I go from here? NS has called me up, I've gone for my medical checkup already, and I expect to enter somewhere around this year (June probably), and I was hoping that if I had managed to enter a polytechnic, I might be able to defer for the time being.

      I really want to enter poly, and I know that some courses need a D7 to enter, allowing you to retake Maths while you study, but E8 is out of the question.

      SEAB however, says on their website that Private candidates can appeal, although I do not know what this does. Can anyone clarify if by paying $100 I can possibly appeal to get my grade pushed up to a D7?

      The link is here: http://www.seab.gov.sg/notification/GCE_O_ExamResults.html

      These are my new results:

      E8 for Maths

      C6 for Literature

      C6 for Food and Nutrition

      B3 for Combined Science

      A2 for Combined Humanities

      A1 for English

      I truly need some guidance here. Should I try applying through the DAE? Thanks for any replies and help.

       

      You are clearly a Arts person, and Maths happen to be a killer for you.

      The appealing should be done only if you are very certain something is wrong with your grades. They will not up your grade out of sympathy.

      I will suggest you enter NS, and think about what you want to study next. You shouldn't just try your luck and squeeze into some random poly course - odds are you will not do well. I remember there was a guy here who told us he squeezed into some random course which he doesn't like, and scored a GPA of 0.88

      You can also consider taking a private degree with your dip after coming out of NS, anything is a possibility

       

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