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Release of the 2016 Singapore-Cambridge GCE N(A)- And N(T)-Level Examination Results

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1. Students who sat for the 2016 Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (GCE) Normal (Academic) [N(A)] and Normal (Technical) [N(T)] Level Examinations collected their results from their secondary schools today.1

2. 12,305 students from the Secondary 4 N(A) Course and 5,470 students from the Secondary 4 N(T) Course sat for the Examinations.

3. 99.6% of the students from the N(A) course have been awarded the GCE N(A)-Level certificate. The GCE N(A)-Level certificate is awarded to candidates who obtain a pass grade (i.e. of Grade 5 or better) in at least one N(A) subject.

4. 97.1% of the students from the N(T) course have been awarded the GCE N(T)-Level certificate. The GCE N(T)-Level certificate is awarded to candidates who obtain a pass grade (i.e. of Grade D or better) in at least one N(T) subject.

PROGRESSION TO SECONDARY 5 NORMAL (ACADEMIC)

5. 75.2% of the students from the N(A) course are eligible for promotion to Secondary 5 N(A) in 2017. These are students in the N(A) course who obtained an aggregate not exceeding 19 points in English Language, Mathematics and best three subjects (ELMAB3), and at least a Grade 5 for all subjects used in the computation of the ELMAB3.

6. This year, 32.3% of the students from the N(A) course sat for subjects in the GCE Ordinary Level (GCE O-Level) Examinations. Using their combined GCE N(A)-Level and school-based O-Level preliminary examination results, these students are also eligible for promotion to Secondary 5 N(A) if they obtain an aggregate not exceeding 19 points in ELMAB3, and at least a Grade 5 for all subjects used in the computation of the ELMAB3.

PROGRESSION PATHWAYS FOR NORMAL (ACADEMIC) STUDENTS

7. Secondary 4 N(A) students who had sat for the GCE N(A)-Level Examinations in 2016 and obtained an ELMAB3 aggregate of not exceeding 19 points2 will have the option of applying for the Direct-Entry Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP).

8. The DPP prepares Secondary 4 N(A) students for progression into selected polytechnic diploma courses via a two-year Higher Nitec programme at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE). Under the DPP, students who successfully complete their Higher Nitec course and attain the minimum qualifying Grade Point Average (GPA) are guaranteed a place in a polytechnic diploma course mapped to their Higher Nitec course.

9. About 1,000 DPP places will be offered across all three ITE Colleges. Applications for the DPP will open on 19 December 2016. For more information, please refer to http://www.ite.edu.sg/wps/portal/definitely-des/.

10. Secondary 4 N(A) students who sat for the GCE N(A)-Level Examinations in 2016 and obtained an ELMAB3 aggregate not exceeding 11 points3 will also have the option of applying for the Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP).

11. The PFP is a one-year foundation programme at the polytechnics that offers a practice-oriented curriculum taught by polytechnic lecturers to prepare students for entry into the relevant Polytechnic Diploma courses. Upon completion of the one-year PFP, students will progress on to their pre-selected diploma course, subject to them passing all modules in the PFP.

12. The polytechnics will offer about 1,200 PFP places in total. Applications for the PFP will open in January 2017 after the release of the GCE O-Level Examination results. Secondary 4 N(A) students who intend to apply for the PFP should first progress to Secondary 5 on 3 January 2017. For more information, please refer to https://pfp.polytechnic.edu.sg/PFP/index.html.

PROGRESSION OF NORMAL (TECHNICAL) STUDENTS

13. All N(T) course students who completed their secondary education in 2016 may apply to further their studies at ITE. Schools may also laterally transfer Secondary 4 N(T) students to Secondary 4 N(A) if they have obtained grade A for both English Language and Mathematics and grade B or better for one other subject at the GCE N(T)-Level Examination.

Source: Ministry of Education, Singapore

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