advise needed!!!!

Is there life after O/A-Levels? Definitely! How well a person does in tertiary education is correlated with job opportunities open to the person. Discuss issues pertaining to nstitutes of higher learning here.

advise needed!!!!

Postby I need help 95 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:21 pm

sorry to disturb anyone my language may be offensive in anyway. I'm not a parent or whatever i just graguated from st andrews and i failed my NA lvls badly i got 21 points i'm currently studying at ite as a nitec student . i want to study o lvl BADDLY !! ite is really not suitable for me i really can't study in that eviriment espesially with the NT people it's not i look down on them or whatever but the reason of not liking is most of them are immature not like i very mature or whatever but ya i really can't study there i'm findding some ways to study olvl but i got a few problems firstly i don't know where to start finding i went to lots of priv school to see and then don't really have any part time intake or something like that .secondly i really dont want to waste my parents money... and thirdly if it's impossible to start now i can start next year but for the time being what part time school can i go to so that i wont have any gap after i leave sec school ....I'm seriously kind of lost here and i REALLY REALLY want to go poly i don't want to be some ah beng or some malay wannabe that repeat and repeat(sorry no offence :/) can anyone please give me some directions ? i have no one to talk to........ thank you

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Re: advise needed!!!!

Postby pojo » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:39 pm

Hi

Sorry to hear about your problem. Don't be discouraged. First thing I noticed is your determination to want to do 'O' levels. That is good. If you really want something bad and willing to work towards it, you probably can achieve it.

I believe there are part time schools which help students do their 'O' levels. However given your poor results, I don't think it is the solution.

One solution is for you to go to a private school full time to do your 'O' levels. However the fees may be high eg $5,000 a year or so, I am not sure. You need to check. If you are determined and your parents can afford it, this is probably the best solution. However if you are keen but your parents cannot afford the fees, then I suggest that you work part time while studying full time to help pay for the fees.

There may be other solutions that I am not aware of. Best to get more advice before proceeding.

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Re: advise needed!!!!

Postby I need help 95 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:50 pm

erm pojo 5000 it's okay i checked the lowest it's like 4k and high around 7 but one question should i quit ite ?

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Re: advise needed!!!!

Postby whitecorp » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:57 pm

Kindly post this in the right section. This is A levels and beyond. Peace.

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Re: advise needed!!!!

Postby I need help 95 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:01 pm

wrong meh ?i see this in this section -> Is there life after O/A-Levels? Definitely! How well a person does in tertiary education is correlated with job opportunities open to the person. Discuss issues pertaining to nstitutes of higher learning here.

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Re: advise needed!!!!

Postby Mdm Koh » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:16 pm

If you really, really want to do your 'O' levels, why didn't you study hard for your 'N' levels?

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Re: advise needed!!!!

Postby I need help 95 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:20 pm

Mdm Koh wrote:If you really, really want to do your 'O' levels, why didn't you study hard for your 'N' levels?

got some problems at home .....

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Re: advise needed!!!!

Postby Mdm Koh » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:27 pm

Have the problems been resolved?

I don't mean to dampen your spirits, but I have seen students like you who really, really want to do their 'O' levels as private candidates, but when push comes to shove, they are just not able to commit to it due to family circumstances and other reasons.

I hope you're sure about this before you make the decision to quit ITE. If the timing is still not right, you may want to get your ITE cert before doing your 'O' levels.

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Re: advise needed!!!!

Postby meinteel » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:06 am

It seems to me that your sole reason of wanting to do your GCE O levels is so that you can qualify for Polytechnic education - probably because you don't want to be looked down upon by others. Personally, I think it is a good start. Just a few points I hope you would consider.

1. GCE O Levels is much harder than your GCE N levels. Judging by your N level score, you not only need to study for your O level syllabus, you would need to revise your N level syllabus within the year of examinations. This meant that you must work doubly hard just to qualify for polytechnic education.

2. Doing your GCE O Levels doesn't automatically qualify you for Polytechnic courses. Polytechnic admission is based on L1R4. Most courses have a cut off of about 18 (Average of Bs) and popular ones can go as low as 8 (Average of As).

3. Doing your NITEC & then Higher NITEC qualifies you for Polytechnic education as well.

I believe you would stand a higher chance getting into the polytechnic course you want by studying hard at ITE and getting your Higher NITEC certificate rather than hoping to do well for GCE O levels after having done badly at N Levels.

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Re: advise needed!!!!

Postby pojo » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:18 am

I need help 95 wrote:
Mdm Koh wrote:If you really, really want to do your 'O' levels, why didn't you study hard for your 'N' levels?

got some problems at home .....


If you enrol at a private school for 'O' levels, you would still have these problems. Right?

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