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Any overseas Sporean returned at JC level?

Postby kiwi68 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:36 pm

I'm hoping to hear fm any Sporeans who've kids returning at JC level, how are your kids integrating and what went on prior to coming back?

We're overseas now and might return end this year. ds1 is finishing his year 11/grade 10, and will be eligible for JC1 next year. Have read enough about SPERS, but would like to hear more about the integration and coping with the rigorous 2yrs in JC.

Appreciating any sharing. TIA.

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Re: Any overseas Sporean returned at JC level?

Postby FrekiWang » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:32 am

kiwi68 wrote:I'm hoping to hear fm any Sporeans who've kids returning at JC level, how are your kids integrating and what went on prior to coming back?

We're overseas now and might return end this year. ds1 is finishing his year 11/grade 10, and will be eligible for JC1 next year. Have read enough about SPERS, but would like to hear more about the integration and coping with the rigorous 2yrs in JC.

Appreciating any sharing. TIA.


Unlike primary/secondary schools, your ds1 is not guaranteed a position in a JC, unless he can pass the Jpact test offered by those JCs which still have vacancies. According to my knowledge, most of the 'better' JCs will not have vacancies to take in any more student after JAE intake.

My suggestion will be to ask your ds1 to take 2012 O-level Examinations, since he is a Singaporean, he will be still considered under JAE admission. A L1R5 of 20 points or lesser is required to be admitted to a JC. If your ds1 cannot clear it, I do not think he would be able to cope even a JC takes him in.

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Re: Any overseas Sporean returned at JC level?

Postby kiwi68 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:54 pm

FrekiWang wrote:
kiwi68 wrote:I'm hoping to hear fm any Sporeans who've kids returning at JC level, how are your kids integrating and what went on prior to coming back?

We're overseas now and might return end this year. ds1 is finishing his year 11/grade 10, and will be eligible for JC1 next year. Have read enough about SPERS, but would like to hear more about the integration and coping with the rigorous 2yrs in JC.

Appreciating any sharing. TIA.


Unlike primary/secondary schools, your ds1 is not guaranteed a position in a JC, unless he can pass the Jpact test offered by those JCs which still have vacancies. According to my knowledge, most of the 'better' JCs will not have vacancies to take in any more student after JAE intake.

My suggestion will be to ask your ds1 to take 2012 O-level Examinations, since he is a Singaporean, he will be still considered under JAE admission. A L1R5 of 20 points or lesser is required to be admitted to a JC. If your ds1 cannot clear it, I do not think he would be able to cope even a JC takes him in.

Thanks for your sharing. But it is not possible for my ds to take the O-levels exams as what he is studying is very different fm what is being taught in Spore especially those humanities subjects. So it is not about his ability to clear it or not.

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Re: Any overseas Sporean returned at JC level?

Postby plc » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:04 pm

Depending on where you are returning from? If your child is taking Cambridge Exams this year,..i think coping is not an issue.

But the speed in which the subjects are taught at the JC, your child must have discipline to read on their own. Note, that your child must be 16 at that time of registration for JC 1, 2013.

My daughter could not go to JC, as she was 15+, therefore we had enrolled her in international school to do IB, ..expensive but no choice-just 2 years. The younger one came back to do her PSLE, a struggle but luckily she had affiliation, so that was alright.

All the best to your child!

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Re: Any overseas Sporean returned at JC level?

Postby kiwi68 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:47 pm

plc wrote:Depending on where you are returning from? If your child is taking Cambridge Exams this year,..i think coping is not an issue.

But the speed in which the subjects are taught at the JC, your child must have discipline to read on their own. Note, that your child must be 16 at that time of registration for JC 1, 2013.

My daughter could not go to JC, as she was 15+, therefore we had enrolled her in international school to do IB, ..expensive but no choice-just 2 years. The younger one came back to do her PSLE, a struggle but luckily she had affiliation, so that was alright.

All the best to your child!

Thank you for sharing.

As it is right now, we should still be staying put at where we are. So my ds will be starting his IB Diploma program next month. Still keeping my fingers crossed that there'll be no changes in the near future. :xedfingers:

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