For those studying in N(T), I strongly advise you to quit and study for 'o' levels. N levels is not recognized anywhere around the world. United Kingdom had scrapped CSE(equivalent to our n level) for more than 30 years, labeling it too stigmatizing; Australia foundation program/certificate IV don't consider N level(3 o levels are acceptable); Malaysia SPM is equivalent to O level, there is no N level equivalent. A partial 'o' levels cert is far more recognised than a full n level cert.
I was from N(T) stream too. During sec 3, I found out N level has no international equivalent. I told my teacher I wanted to take O level, but they condemned me, stating that I have no chance of passing. Subsequently, I quit sec 3 and took 'o' level exam as a private candidate a year later. I achieved 4As, 1B and 1C. I hope N(T) student understand that O levels isn't hard if you study. I used to fail N(T) level maths getting grades like 15/100. However, I got A1 for both e-maths and a-maths for o levels. You just have to study - I bought express stream textbook from sec 1 - 4 and read thr, do and re-do ALL assessment books available at popular bookstore, As will come automatically. Note: Chinese and English are harder to study; I get B and C respectively despite putting in the same effort as other subjects over the course of one year.
For those in N(T), just quit and study for o levels. Adults in prison studied o level in under one year, some of them achieved 5 A1s. The news link: http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne+Ne ... 48914.html
Why can't you do so?
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