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  • Queen of sgForums
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    • Results of 2017's GCE O-level examination will be released next Friday (Jan 12), the Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced.

      Candidates from schools may collect their results from their respective schools at 2.30pm that day, MOE said in a statement on Jan 5.

      Meanwhile, private candidates will be notified of their results by post.

      The result slips will be mailed on Jan 12 to the postal address provided during the registration period.

      Private candidates with SingPass accounts can also obtain their results online through the Internet Examination Results Release System on the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board website from 2.30pm on Jan 12.

      MOE said that students who wish to apply for admission to junior colleges , Millennia Institute, polytechnics or the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) may do so via the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE), using their O-level examination results.

      The JAE will open from 3pm on Jan 12 and run till 4pm on Jan 17.

      For more details on the JAE, applicants can visit the JAE website or call the MOE Customer Service Centre on 6872-2220.

      Posting results of the JAE application are scheduled to be released on Feb 1.

      The results can be accessed on the JAE website or an SMS that will be sent to the applicant's mobile phone.

      Those posted to junior colleges or Millennia Institute are to report to their schools on Feb 2, while applicants posted to polytechnics and the ITE will receive a letter on enrolment details.

      Students who have accepted offers through the 2017 Direct School Admission - Junior Colleges Exercise and are admitted to their chosen junior college will not be eligible to participate in the JAE.

      Students who have accepted conditional offers to a polytechnic course through the Early Admissions Exercise in 2017 and have their offers confirmed based on their GCE O-level examination results will not be eligible to participate in the JAE.

      Secondary 4 Normal (Academic) students who sat O-level subjects in 2017 will be able to use their results for these subjects to apply for a place in the Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP) and Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP), MOE said.

      The PFP is a one-year foundation programme at polytechnics that offers a practice-oriented curriculum taught by polytechnic lecturers. It serves as an alternative to the Secondary 5 N(A) year.

      Posting results for the PFP will be released at 2pm on Jan 22 through the PFP website.

      The DPP prepares students for progression into selected polytechnic diploma courses via a two-year Higher Nitec course at the ITE.

      The DPP posting results will be out at 9am on Jan 18 through the DPP application portal.

       

      ST

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    • Students receiving their O level results and having doubts or queries over their next step, eg. JC, Poly, ITE, Private Uni, etc, can post their doubts or queries here in this thread. If you don’t yet have an SgForums account, just register (it’s free) and post here.

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    • I wish all O level students to have good results.

      Do decide on your options carefully as they affect your future.

      Best regards.

      Mr Chong

      ex-JC Chemistry tutor

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    • all the best to the students receiving their results... remember there are lots of options. 

      Edited by FireIce 11 Jan `18, 11:27AM
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  • Queen of sgForums
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    • Fewer O-Level students pass 5 or more subjects in 2017  

       

      After five consecutive years of graduating students topping their predecessors, the proportion of GCE O-Level students who got five or more subject passes last year dipped to 83.4 per cent.

      The performance of the 2017 batch was 0.9 percentage points lower than the record 84.3 per cent in the Class of 2016 that secured passes in at least five subjects, and the 83.8 per cent who did so from the 2015 cohort. But it was slightly higher than the 83.3 per cent showing notched by the 2014 batch.

      The Ministry of Education (MOE) had previously said that the percentage of students with five or more O-Level passes was well below 83 per cent before 2014.

      Of the 29,112 candidates who sat the O Levels last year, 96.4 per cent obtained at least three subject passes, while 99.9 per cent passed at least one subject, said the MOE and the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) in a joint statement on Friday (Jan 12).

      The performance is comparable to that of the 2016 cohort, where the corresponding figures were 96.5 per cent and 99.9 per cent.

      Meanwhile, about 370 Normal (Academic) students took one or more subjects in English Language, Mathematics, Combined Sciences and Mother Tongue Languages at the Express Level last year, under Subject-Based Banding (Secondary) – the first batch offered higher-level subjects.

      The MOE and SEAB said their results were comparable to their peers in the O-Level cohort.

      Private candidates topped their performance in 2016. Of 1,570 private candidates last year, 90.8 per cent attained at least one pass, slightly better than the 90.2 per cent from previous year.

      Students who wish to apply for admission to Junior Colleges (JCs), Millennia Institute, polytechnics, or the Institute of Technical Education can do so via the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) using their GCE O-Level examination results from Friday to 4pm on Jan 17.

      There will be four fewer JC options this year, due to mergers. Serangoon, Tampines, Jurong, and Innova JCs will not be admitting new students, but the other JCs will be able to increase their intakes of students.

      The MOE and SEAB said: "This may result in increases in cut-off points for JCs participating in the 2018 JAE. These cut-off points variations do not reflect the quality of each JC nor its programmes. We encourage students to continue choosing JCs based on each school's distinctive programmes, CCAs, and school culture – factors that can further develop their strengths and interests."

      They added: "We also want to reassure students and parents that there will be sufficient capacity and JC places to cater to demand."

       

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    • O-level results: Cut-off points for all JCs may increase due to likely larger intake

       

      The cut-off points for junior colleges across Singapore may rise this year, due to an expected increase in student intake.

      This is a result of the impending merger of eight JCs due to falling cohorts. Four of them - Serangoon JC, Innova JC, Tampines JC and Jurong JC - will not be taking in JC1 students this year.

      This would see the remaining 19 JCs admitting more students in this year's Joint Admissions Exercise, and adjusting their cut-off points accordingly.

      However, the cut-off points do not reflect the quality of the JCs and their programmes, according to the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) in a joint statement on Friday (Jan 12).

      "We encourage students to continue choosing JCs based on each school's distinctive programmes, CCAs (co-curricular activities) and school culture - factors that can further develop their strengths and interests," said MOE and SEAB.

      "We also want to reassure students and parents that there will be sufficient capacity and JC places to cater to demand."

      MOE announced the names, locations and principals of each of the merged JCs on Thursday.

      Each of the merged JCs would retain the niche CCAs and academic programmes of both schools forming it.

       

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      Edited by FireIce 12 Jan `18, 5:40PM
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    • Originally posted by Lavernchandra:

      arts course in jc can bring you what jobs?

       

       


      Eg. work for Mediacorp, Straits Times, etc.

      Eg. work for Human Resource, etc.

      Eg. MOE teachers for the non-Science subjects, etc.

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    • Originally posted by Lavernchandra:

      is millennia institute a good school?

       


      It is for students who want to go JC instead of Poly, but whose L1R5 cannot make it to JC.

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    • I heard from my ex-student that MI teachers are caring. But there are some students in MI who are quite playful.

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    • Originally posted by paimong:

      i am having a hard time considering if i should go to jc or MI

      Heres my O'level results: L1r5 17, L1r4 12

       Eng C5, C.Humanities(ss+hist) C5, H.chinese B4, Chinese A1 A.math B3, E.math A1, Bio A2, Chem B3

      I'm thinking of going to MI because if i think i need at least 3 years to improve my english and be better at my science subjects.

      But my parents would like me to go to Jc because they think the environment in Jc would motivate me study harder (dad: tchers n students in jc give a better study environment/ Mom: you would/may relax/slack, thinking that you hv 3 years, in the end, not being able to achieve anything great)

      i know its very last minute, but, PLS help me, any advice or suggestions? 


      Go to the nearest JC to your home that your L1R5 allows you to go, because you'll need as much sleep as you can. Sleep deprivation (which inflicts 90% of JC students, who fail to get 8 hours of sleep a day) causes cumulative brain damage and significantly lowers your IQ and hence your A level results.

      Distance is thus the most important factor in choosing a JC. Go to the nearest best JC your L1R5 allows you to go.

      As for needing 3 years to prepare yourself for the A levels, you can always retake A levels as a private candidate if necessary after 2 years in JC (and even if you have NS, you can retake your private A levels after you ORD no worries). Private candidates get enough sleep, which will boost your chances of better A level results.

  • Bellowello's Avatar
    1 post since Jan '18
    • Hi guys, if I do well for H1 maths, can I get promoted to H2 maths ?  I did not take amaths btw 

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    • Originally posted by Bellowello:

      Hi guys, if I do well for H1 maths, can I get promoted to H2 maths ?  I did not take amaths btw 


      No, it doesn't work that way. You'll have to check the individual JCs' websites or contact (eg. email or call) their staff, to determine which JC (if any) will allow you to take H2 Math without A Math.

      YJC, for instance, allows you to take H2 Math on condition of "Passes in both Elementary Maths and Additional Maths OR At least A2 in Elementary Maths", so if you scored A2 in E Math, you might stand a chance. But another problem is, YJC is now merging with IJC, into YIJC. So the requirements may change.

      H2 Math is indeed required for many local Uni courses. Better find out exactly which Uni courses require which H2 subjects, all you soon-to-be JC students!.

      http://www.nus.edu.sg/oam/apply-to-nus/A-levels-subject-prerequisites.html

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    261 posts since Jul '11
    • Hi paimong,

       If YJC is near your house, then choose YJC. YJC will spur you to work harder. However, whether it is YJC or MI, there will be some students who are quite playful.

       You will have more time to prepare for A levels in MI and the competition in MI is not as keen as in JC. However, the proportion of students in MI going to local uni is not that high. My ex-student from Sec 3 who was from MI was very grateful to MI and her teachers.

       All the best.

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    • Originally posted by Bellowello:

      Hi guys, if I do well for H1 maths, can I get promoted to H2 maths ?  I did not take amaths btw 

      Hi. You cannot take H1 math and H2 math concurrently.

      Please choose your subject combination carefully.

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    • Originally posted by Bellowello:

      Hi guys, if I do well for H1 maths, can I get promoted to H2 maths ?  I did not take amaths btw 

      No such promotion. However, if you scored A1 for E Maths, some of the JCs allow taking H2 Maths, with bridging topics taught during curriculum time. 

      Be aware that the step up in standards is much higher as H2 Maths teachers expect students to have prior knowledge in certain topics in A Maths. 

       

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    • For paimong, if you qualify for JC, do seriously consider JC instead of MI. English can be picked up along the way as long as you put your heart and effort into it. 

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    • Posting results for Joint Admissions Exercise to be released on Feb 1: MOE

       

      Graduating secondary school students will receive their posting results for the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) next Thursday (Feb 1).

      Applicants will be able to obtain their posting results from 9am, said the Ministry of Education in a statement on Thursday.

      SMS messages will be sent to the mobile phone number provided by the applicant during registration. The results will also be posted on the JAE website at https://www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/jae, said MOE.

      Those posted to a Junior College or the Millennia Institute need to report to these institutions the next day, Feb 2, at 8.30am.

      Applicants posted to a polytechnic or an Institute of Technical Education course will receive further instructions via an enrolment package, which the institutions will mail to them.

      Students who wish to appeal for a transfer to another JC or to MI should approach the JC of their choice or MI directly, said MOE.

      The JC will have the discretion to consider the application if it has available vacancies, and if the student meets its course cut-off point for this year's exercise, the ministry added.

      For appeals for a place in a polytechnic diploma course or a transfer to another diploma course, applicants can do so via the Polytechnic JAE Appeals website at http://jaeappeal.polytechnic.edu.sg, from Feb 1, 9am, to Feb 5, 4pm.

      Results of the appeal will be available on the same website from Feb 8, 2pm.

      Appeals for a place in the ITE can be done at at https://www.ite.edu.sg/wps/portal/intake, from Feb 1, 9am, to Feb 7, 11.59pm.

      Outcomes of the ITE appeals will be available at https://www.ite.edu.sg/admission/ft/results.html from Feb 26, 9am. Successful applicants are required to accept the offer by March 1, 11.59pm.

       

      ST

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