GCE N-Levels 2009

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GCE N-Levels 2009

Postby mathsparks » Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:36 pm

How come N level results are released today and there's no comments anywhere?

What happen to all our resident tutors? :? You all dont teach normal students? Come on, folks! Share your students results, I'm sure they've all worked just as hard as the PSLE, O or A level students!

:rahrah: :rahrah: and :congrats: to all who did well. To those who didn't, please don't despair. In the words of schweppes, It's Time to Excel. Don't give up!

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Postby mathsparks » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:06 pm

:oops: pai seh. I too gan cheong. Maybe tutors are busy calling up their students.

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Postby VitoRelax » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:22 pm

All the best to everyone who is waiting for the results !

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Postby mrswongtuition » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:49 pm

Criteria to promote to S5 for O levels changed. Alot did not make the cut and will be heading to ITE.

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Postby VitoRelax » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:52 pm

mrswongtuition wrote:Criteria to promote to S5 for O levels changed. Alot did not make the cut and will be heading to ITE.


What are the changes ?

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Postby VitoRelax » Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:58 am

Extract from MOE website:

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2. This year, 12,203 students in the Secondary 4 Normal (Academic) Course and 6,301 students in the Secondary 4 Normal (Technical) Course sat for the 2009 GCE Normal (Academic) and Normal (Technical) Level Examinations respectively.


6. This year, 4,151 Normal (Academic) students sat for one or more subjects in the O-Level Examination3. These students are eligible to proceed to Sec 5 Normal (Academic) if they obtain an aggregate not exceeding 19 points in English Language (EL), Mathematics and best three subjects and a Grade 5 or better for both EL and Mathematics, using their combined GCE Normal (Academic) Level and their school-based O-Level preliminary examination results.

7. In all, a total of 8,677 students (71.1 %) are eligible for promotion to Sec 5 Normal (Academic).
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I am confused :?

Question 1:
In paragraph (7), it says that 71.1% (ie 8,677 out of 12,203 students) are eligible for promotion to Sec 5 Normal (Academic). Will these students be sitting the same O level paper as students in the Express stream ? Is Sec 5 Normal (Academic) = O level ?

Question 2:
In paragraph (2), it says that 12,203 students sat for Sec 4 N(A) but in paragraph (6), it says that 4,151 N(A) students sat for O level. Very confusing. Is this 4,151 part of 12,203 ?

Question 3:
In Paragraph (7), Are the 8,677 students basically only from 12,203 or is it a sum from 12,203 and 4,151 that passed ?

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Postby tutormum » Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:33 am

ans to question 1 is yes
ans to question 2 is that an N level student can sit for no more than 2 O level subjects if they are confident in doing so. If they pass that subject, they can either retake it when they are doing their O next year to try to improve the grade or leave it which means that they do not have to sit for that particular paper as they have sat for it a year earlier. This is to allow students of higher ability to push themselves further and have more time to prepare for other subjects during their O.

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Normal Academic Streaming In Secondary School

Postby Bentan » Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:31 pm

2009 is the first year MOE implements "Refined Promotion Criteria" for NA students. The promotion rate of 71% for Sec-4N going Sec-5 (O Level) is a gradual drop from the past years of 78%. I think MOE's long term plan is to reduce the promotion rate to below 60%.

Parents who want to know more about the change should read Normal Academic Streaming In Secondary School.

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