Secondary 2 Streaming Exercise and
Post-Secondary Education
20 April 2012
Universities (3 - 4 years for Undergraduates)
GCE ‘A’ Level
Examination
Junior Colleges
/ Centralised
Institute
(2 - 3 years)
Diploma
Polytechnics
(3 years)
GCE ‘O’ Level Examination
ITE
Higher Nitec
Institute of
Technical
Education
(2 years)
Recent Development in Post Secondary and
Tertiary Education Sector

Capacity in polytechnics to be increased by 20% (2015)

Government to provide publicly-funded university
education for 30% of each cohort by 2015 (from 25%)

Publicly-funded diploma and degree programmes at
LASALLE College of Arts and NAFA

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

Launch of Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)


Degree programmes with reputed overseas universities for
polytechnic graduates
17 courses from 7 universities: U of Nevada, U of Manchester,
U of Glasgow, Technical U of Munich, DigiPen Inst of Tech
GCE GRADING SYSTEM
GCE O Level
Grades
Marks (%)
A1
≥ 75
A2
70 - 74
B3
65 - 69
B4
60 - 64
C5
55 - 59
C6
50 - 54
D7
45 - 49
E8
40 - 44
F9
≤ 39
GCE NA Level
Grades
Marks (%)
1
≥ 75
2
70 - 74
3
65 - 69
4
60 - 64
5
50 - 59
U
≤ 49
* Aggregate Score is computed according to the grades of the subjects.
Admission Criteria
 Junior College
 L1R5 (6 subjects) – 20 and below, and pass EL
 5 relevant subjects (at least 1 Humanities, 1
Maths/Science)
 Polytechnic
 ELR2B2 (5 subjects) – 25 and below (incl CCA
bonus points)
 Relevant Subjects include at least 1 Maths or
Humanities/Arts subject
2011 Sec 5N GCE ‘O’ LEVEL
Percentage of 5 or more ‘O’ level passes
80
60
40
Beatty
National
20
0
2008
2009
2010
2011
Beatty
56.8
54.5
37.1
70.7
National
51.1
49.6
49.1
51.6
2011 Sec 4 Express GCE ‘O’ LEVEL
Percentage of 5 or more ‘O’ level passes
Eligibility for Post-Sec Institutions
At Least
Eligible
ITE H
NITEC
JC
CI
Poly
4 Exp
80.1%
95.5%
98.7%
100%
5 NA
19.0%
56.9%
93.1%
100%
Academic Value Add – O Levels
GCE 'O' Level Measures
2008
2009
2010
2011
Express (L1B5)
15.5
15.1
16.4
16.2
Express (5 O's)
97.90%
97.50%
96.30%
97.40%
Value-Added
Gold
Gold
Bronze
Silver?
Normal (L1B4)
22.2
21.4
23.6
19.1
Normal (5 O's)
56.80%
54.50%
37.10%
70.70%
Value-Added
Bronze
Bronze
-
Gold?
2011 GCE O
Level
Average
Subject Grade
English
Chinese
Malay
Tamil
Higher Chinese
Maths
Add Maths
Science (P/C)
Physics
Chemistry
Biology
C Humanities
POA
Geography
D&T
Literature
4 Exp
3.3
2.9
3.0
2.5
3.7
2.3
2.9
2.5
3.1
2.7
3.0
3.6
3.5
2.8
3.4
3.3
5 Normal
5.1
3.1
3.4
3.5
4.5
3.7
5.1
5.7
4.0
3.4
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Upper Sec Academic Programme
 2 year syllabus leading to GCE Exams
 Higher conceptual understanding, Greater
Specialisation,
 Coursework for some subjects
 Choose your combinations according to your
Strengths, Interests and post-secondary choice
Subject Offerings
Compulsory:
1) English
2) Mother Tongue
3) Combined Humanities (Social Studies/Geography or History)
4) Mathematics
Maths
Additional Maths
Science
Physics
Chemistry
Biology
Science (P/C)
Design & Aesthetics
Design & Technology (D&T)
Design Art
Humanities
History
Geography
Literature
Principles of Accounts
(POA)
Key Considerations
 All subject combinations offered by school
 meets the admission criteria for all JC/Polytechnic
courses
 maximises admission chances according to students’
strengths/interests
 For a start, school will offer 7-8 subjects for Express


For JC science course, useful to do A Maths and
Pure Sciences
For engineering/science/technology courses in
Polytechnic, useful to do A Maths
Express Stream - Combinations
Comb 1 (Pure Sc - 8 subjects)
1 English
2 Mother Tongue
3 Combined Humanities (G/H)
4 Mathematics
5 A Mathematics
6 Physics
7 Chemistry
8 Choose 1 from
Biology/ Geography/ History/
Literature/ D&T/ Art
Comb 2 (Pure Sc - 7 subjects)
1 English
2 Mother Tongue
3 Combined Humanities (G/H)
4 Mathematics
5 A Mathematics
6 Physics
7 Chemistry
Express Stream - Combinations
Comb 3 (7 subjects with A Maths)
1 English
2 Mother Tongue
3 Combined Humanities (G/H)
4 Mathematics
5 A Mathematics
6 Science (Phy/Chem)
7 Choose 1 from
Geography/ History/ Literature
POA/ D&T/ Art
Comb 4 (7 subjects)
1 English
2 Mother Tongue
3 Combined Humanities (G/H)
4 Mathematics
5 POA
6 Science (Phy/Chem)
7 Choose 1 from
Geography/ History/
Literature/ D&T/ Art
Express Stream – Streaming Guide
 For Comb 1, 2 (Pure Sc & A Maths)
 Maths > 70, Science > 70
 EL > 60, Overall > 65% (for Comb 1 – 8 subjects)
 For Comb 3 (A Maths)
 Maths > 60
 Art > 60
 Final combinations offered will be dependent on
demand and school resources
 Students who are unable to cope may be advised
to drop 1-2 subjects in Sec 3/4
2012 Sec 3 Subject Combinations
3E1
1
2
EL
MT
3
EM
4
CH
5
AM
6
Phy
7
Chem
Bio
Geo/Lit
/ Art
3E2
EL
MT
EM
CH
AM
Phy
Chem
3E3
EL
MT
EM
CH
AM
Phy
Chem
3E4
EL
MT
EM
CH
AM
Sc (P/C) POA
3E5
EL
MT
EM
CH
Sc (P/C) POA
8
D&T/Geo
/Lit
Sec 2 Promotion Criteria
 Sec 2 Exp: Pass EL and overall 50%
 Sec 2 NA: Pass EL and overall 50% or
Pass 4 Subjects
Sec 2 Streaming Exercise

Students to opt for their choices online by end
Jul
Co-Curricular Activities (CCA)
-
Develop interest/skills
-
Platform for character development
- CCA is an integral part of school programme
- CCA grades can be used as bonus points for
admission to post-secondary institutions or
consideration for Direct School Admission
Upper Secondary
 CCA – leadership development opportunities
 Overseas Learning Journeys
Thank You
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