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  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    1,119 posts since Mar '16
    • Originally posted by JesterX:

      I want go JC cuz

      1)i very interested in ECons

      2)I much more of theory person than practical person

      3)i feel that at this stage I choose poly course I don't like I will let myself down 

      4)more convenient to land a place in local uni i.e (NTU,NUS)than poly although poly has 40% of uni places now I  don't want to  risk it

      5)I have to compete with single pointers more in poly especially the smart china kids that Super Hao lian get near perfect GPA,that path really die liao.Jc more like everyone roughly the same gauge so less competitive cuz more smartasse going poly

       

       

      Since you already know what you want, why you ask here?

    • .

      Edited by gekpohboy 12 Jan `17, 9:25AM
    • To those who really need help, here are other avenues to seek help:

      - JC open house

      - Poly course counselling (check their Facebook page)

      - your secondary school Teachers

      Edited by gekpohboy 12 Jan `17, 9:24AM
  • Taxilim88's Avatar
    1,143 posts since Mar '13
    • Originally posted by FireIce:

      every year i have to remind all that the raw scores are considered first. when still got places left, those with bonus and deductibles then will be considered

       

      your 8-2 = 6 will nv be on par with someone who scored raw 6

      Wrong. Net scores first.  So Student A with a raw score of 7 but zero for CCA ends up with a net score of 7.  Student B with raw score of 8 but 2 pts for CCA ends up with a net score of 6 (8-2).  Student B will get the place before Student A, even though Student A's raw score is lower.

      When both net scores are tied e.g. Students A & B both have a net score of 6 and only one vacancy left.  Then Singapore citizens get priority.

      If both net scores and citizenship are tied, then raw score is considered and Student A gets in first.

      If it is still tied e.g. Both students A and B are Singapore citizens, same raw and net scores, then it will be by a computerised ballot.

      The student who did not get in by ballot will be posted to any JC with vacancies if he had put JC as his first choice and if he matches that JC's lowest ranked score. If he had put Poly as his first choice, he will be posted to any Poly with vacancies subject to him meeting the entry requirements.

      https://www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/jae/posting

      Applicants are posted to a course based on merit according to their net aggregate scores (taking into account the various bonus points for which applicants are eligible for). Applicants with better net aggregate scores [with the exception of Nanyang Polytechnic’s Diploma in Nursing (C97) and Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing) (N69)] will be considered for admission first, subject to the availability of vacancies in the selected course.

      Edited by Taxilim88 12 Jan `17, 9:05AM
  • JesterX's Avatar
    9 posts since Jan '17
    • I just not sure what other subjects to take in the Jc apart from econs  I really need advice not "acting"

       

  • Taxilim88's Avatar
    1,143 posts since Mar '13
    • Originally posted by JesterX:

      I just not sure what other subjects to take in the Jc apart from econs  I really need advice not "acting"

       

      Net score of 16 is borderline getting into YJC but no harm trying.

      You scored a distinction for combined science (P/C), so you can take H2 pure science subjects.

      One combi you can try is:

      H2 Econs

      H2 Physics

      H2 Chem and

      H1 Math (you will score well in H1 Math, but hard for H2 Math as you had B3 for both Math at O levels)

      But if you want to do engineering at NTU or NUS then you need to take H2 Math. 

      If you want to do econs or biz at NTU or NUS, then H1 Math is sufficient.

      Look at the courses that you wish to pursue at the Universities and their entry requirements.  Then decide what subjects you want to take at A levels.

      Edited by Taxilim88 12 Jan `17, 9:24AM
  • Lockheed5150's Avatar
    9 posts since Jan '16
    • Hello everyone, here are my O Level results. I am inconclusive of what courses to join in Poly, so I've decided to tread the JC path, the Science stream specifically. However, I have no idea on which JCs to choose. May I request for some of your advices, please?

       My raw score is 12, net score is 10.

      English: B3

      Combined Humanities: A2

      Additional Mathematics: A1

      Mathematics: A2

      Science (Chemistry,Biology): A1

      Principles of Accounts: B3

       

      Thank you all in advance. Smile

       

      Edited by Lockheed5150 12 Jan `17, 10:01AM
  • Taxilim88's Avatar
    1,143 posts since Mar '13
    • Check the cut off points here: 

      http://www.straitstimes.com/sites/default/files/attachments/2016/01/29/st_20160129_amcutoff29_2027059.pdf

      Where do you live?

  • Lockheed5150's Avatar
    9 posts since Jan '16
    • Originally posted by Taxilim88:

      Check the cut off points here: 

      http://www.straitstimes.com/sites/default/files/attachments/2016/01/29/st_20160129_amcutoff29_2027059.pdf

      Where do you live?

      Hello Taxilim88,

      Thank you for the link! I live in the North, Woodlands area. I've narrowed down to Pioneer, Meridian, Jurong, Yishun, Innova and Catholic. Which one should I choose, factoring in the travel time, standard, and environment?

  • Lauxyiii's Avatar
    3 posts since Nov '16
  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    1,119 posts since Mar '16
    • Originally posted by Lockheed5150:

      Hello Taxilim88,

      Thank you for the link! I live in the North, Woodlands area. I've narrowed down to Pioneer, Meridian, Jurong, Yishun, Innova and Catholic. Which one should I choose, factoring in the travel time, standard, and environment?

      Innova.

      Innova not bad. Even top scorers also choose Innova.

      and since you live in Woodlands, might as well you choose Innova.

      Edited by gekpohboy 12 Jan `17, 11:07AM
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    eagle's Avatar
    23,316 posts since Aug '01
    • Originally posted by Lockheed5150:

      Hello Taxilim88,

      Thank you for the link! I live in the North, Woodlands area. I've narrowed down to Pioneer, Meridian, Jurong, Yishun, Innova and Catholic. Which one should I choose, factoring in the travel time, standard, and environment?

      Although cut off for Innova is 20 pts for 2016, I personally find Innova quite ok. You may (or may not) likely be a bigger fish in a smaller pond, so must be able to handle that. 

      Personal opinion also, I don't really like YJ, from how I observe my students. But that's me. The school probably thinks they are doing a lot of value add.

      PJ is okok, has been improving. CJ has improved tremendously since my times. 

      Could also consider SR. Like CJ, they have improved tremendously as well. 

       

      My take is you should travel and visit the JCs to find which one feels better for you in terms of the criteria you have set, as well as any other criteria which you may not think of now. 

  • Gohyilin0423's Avatar
    24 posts since Apr '16
    • Hi imma Sec 4 student who just got my o level results

      Eng b4

      math b4

      combined humans c5

      hist d7

      bio D7

      chinese (the one I took in Sec 3) A2

      hcl c6

      L1r4 17

      my elr2b2 is 23(21 after minusing cca pts)

      im interested in nursing course in Ngee Ann poly,however I only met the elr2b2 requirement but not the minimum subject requirements as I failed bio

      I didn't study hard for o levels

      i wish to pursue medicine in uni

      may I know do I stand a good chance to get in  if I place Ngee Ann poly nursing as first choice? Or is it affected by my bio 

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    H2 Chemistry @ BedokFunland JC (near VJC & TJC)
    UltimaOnline's Avatar
    10,530 posts since May '05
    • Originally posted by Gohyilin0423:

      Hi imma Sec 4 student who just got my o level results

      Eng b4

      math b4

      combined humans c5

      hist d7

      bio D7

      chinese (the one I took in Sec 3) A2

      hcl c6

      L1r4 17

      my elr2b2 is 23(21 after minusing cca pts)

      im interested in nursing course in Ngee Ann poly,however I only met the elr2b2 requirement but not the minimum subject requirements as I failed bio

      I didn't study hard for o levels

      i wish to pursue medicine in uni

      may I know do I stand a good chance to get in  if I place Ngee Ann poly nursing as first choice? Or is it affected by my bio 


      To be realistic and brutally honest, your only real chance of getting into Medicine is going JC and taking H2 Chem + H2 Bio / H2 Phys at A levels, and getting all A grades for all subjects (bear in mind A levels is 10x tougher than O levels).

      But not only your O level Bio kena D7 grade, but worse, you don't even have Chem at O levels (you don't even combined science Chem, let alone Pure Chem, which is required to take H2 Chem at A levels, which is compulsorily required for applying into Medicine at Uni level). So no JC will allow you to take Chem at H2 level, even if you could get into a JC (since your L1R5 > 20, only Millennia Institute will accept you).

      So to answer your question in an honest brutal way (don't mean to discourage you, but wouldn't you rather have the honest truth than fake consolation?), you have zero chance of getting into Medicine (NUS or NTU), if you go Poly, even if you put Nursing as your first choice in Poly.

      Your only hope of getting into Medicine, is if your family is rich enough to send you to overseas Medical school, but to practice Medicine in Singapore, you'll need to check the Singapore Medical Council for the list of Universities they recognize for Medicine.

      Alternatively (but this route is also rather unfeasible, based on your current O level results which indicate you're not the academic type, and Medicine is the toughest academic course in the world, even tougher than Law, even though lawyers on average make more $$$ than doctors), if you really wanna try to get into local Medical school, retake your O levels as a private candidate and get all A grades, and/or take A levels as a private candidate (once you meet the age requirement, and have fulfilled your National Service obligations) and get all A grades, making sure you include Pure Chemistry (O levels) and/or H2 Chemistry (A levels), to have a chance to enter a local JC, and eventually apply for local (NUS or NTU) Medical school.

      Edited by UltimaOnline 12 Jan `17, 1:42PM
  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    1,119 posts since Mar '16
    • Originally posted by Gohyilin0423:

      Hi imma Sec 4 student who just got my o level results

      Eng b4

      math b4

      combined humans c5

      hist d7

      bio D7

      chinese (the one I took in Sec 3) A2

      hcl c6

      L1r4 17

      my elr2b2 is 23(21 after minusing cca pts)

      im interested in nursing course in Ngee Ann poly,however I only met the elr2b2 requirement but not the minimum subject requirements as I failed bio

      I didn't study hard for o levels

      i wish to pursue medicine in uni

      may I know do I stand a good chance to get in  if I place Ngee Ann poly nursing as first choice? Or is it affected by my bio 

      I do not recommend science courses. (Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Medicine)

      Your humanities also boarderline pass only. Those that require a lot of memory one may not be suitable for you.

      Want to consider media, design, maritime, business courses instead?

      Edited by gekpohboy 12 Jan `17, 1:51PM
  • 4everloner3's Avatar
    1 post since Jan '17
    • Hi I am also a sec 4 student and my results are really bad 

      English - D7(>.<)

      E Math - B4

      Science(chem, phy) -B3

      Art -C6

      Humanities(hist ss) -D7

      Burmese -C6

      Its 26 and i have no idea how to continue my studies. 

      Please help me.

  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    1,119 posts since Mar '16
    • To those enquring on Poly courses,

      Humanities and Sciences indicate how good your memory is. If you get C5 or worse, I do not advise you to take Engineering, Biology, Chemistry or Medicine, as these subjects require a lot of memorising. B3-B4 still okay, but it would be challenging. Of course, those with A1-A2 will find it easy.

      Maths... is more for business courses, not Engineering (cuz got formula sheet)(business don't have formula sheet). So, if your Maths get C5 or worse, avoid taking business courses. Still can consider Engineering or Biology/Chemistry courses, if your Sciences and/or Humanities get B4 or better.

      If Humanities, Sciences and Maths all get C5 or worse, it's better to consider Media, Design, Arts and Sports.

      Nonetheless, if your English get B4 or better, can consider taking language courses (Communications and Social "Science").

      Edited by gekpohboy 12 Jan `17, 8:08PM
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    H2 Chemistry @ BedokFunland JC (near VJC & TJC)
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    10,530 posts since May '05
  • yenyen10's Avatar
    4 posts since Jan '17
    • Hello !! 

      need some advice !! I really like chinese. I want to pursue Chinese Studies but I failed my english.

      english - D7

      Math-A2

      combined science - B3

      Chinese-A1

      Amath-C5

      combined humanities - C6

      POA-B3

      ELR2B2-A - 19 (havent minus 2 marks)

       

      Do give me some advice ! I dk if i should just choose another poly courses or retake english (wait for 1 year) then go chinese studies :(

  • Moderator
    H2 Chemistry @ BedokFunland JC (near VJC & TJC)
    UltimaOnline's Avatar
    10,530 posts since May '05
    • Originally posted by yenyen10:

      Hello !! 

      need some advice !! I really like chinese. I want to pursue Chinese Studies but I failed my english.

      english - D7

      Math-A2

      combined science - B3

      Chinese-A1

      Amath-C5

      combined humanities - C6

      POA-B3

      ELR2B2-A - 19 (havent minus 2 marks)

       

      Do give me some advice ! I dk if i should just choose another poly courses or retake english (wait for 1 year) then go chinese studies :(


      Is there a Poly course involving Chinese (eg. language translation diploma)? Go check out all the Poly websites. If so, go for it.

      If not, then you'll have no choice but to retake your O levels to pass your English, then go JC to take higher Chinese.

      Alternatively, other than JC or Poly, you can consider private schools that offer Chinese related diplomas or degrees. But I doubt private schools (which are almost entirely business oriented) have such a course.

  • yenyen10's Avatar
    4 posts since Jan '17
    • Originally posted by UltimaOnline:


      Is there a Poly course involving Chinese (eg. language translation diploma)? Go check out all the Poly websites. If so, go for it.

      If not, then you'll have no choice but to retake your O levels to pass your English, then go JC to take higher Chinese.

      Alternatively, other than JC or Poly, you can consider private schools that offer Chinese related diplomas or degrees. But I doubt private schools (which are almost entirely business oriented) have such a course.

      Ngee Ann Poly offered Chinese Studies but the minimun requirement is have to passed English and  ELR2B2-A -16(last year , already minus 2)

  • JesterX's Avatar
    9 posts since Jan '17
    • Thanks taxilim, putting YJC as the first choice. got anybody here teaching at YJC? Went to open house quite a few peeps  turn-up for the open house seems like it's a small pond for big fishes now I think

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    H2 Chemistry @ BedokFunland JC (near VJC & TJC)
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    10,530 posts since May '05
    • Originally posted by yenyen10:

      Ngee Ann Poly offered Chinese Studies but the minimun requirement is have to passed English and  ELR2B2-A -16(last year , already minus 2)


      So now you've got 2 reasons to retake your O levels. JC and Poly.

    • Originally posted by JesterX:

      Thanks taxilim, putting YJC as the first choice. got anybody here teaching at YJC? Went to open house quite a few peeps  turn-up for the open house seems like it's a small pond for big fishes now I think


      YJC's flexibility of subject combination attracts many students who qualify for better JCs.

  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    1,119 posts since Mar '16
    • English fail, or Maths cannot make it? Never mind.

      JC and Poly got conditional admission, as long as you meet the course cut-off point.

      Condition: you must re-take and pass the failed subject(s) in first year of study.

      For more information, ask the JC principal or Poly course managers.

      Edited by gekpohboy 12 Jan `17, 7:47PM
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