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horrible A level results

Postby greenpeas » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:05 pm

Hi. I've just received my A level results and they do not look good. I have 3H2 and 2H1 subjects. I got a B for my H1 econs, however, the rest are all Ds. I would like to know if it is possible for me to get into any unis.

After checking all the university admission requirements, I realized that only NTU's requirements are "passes" instead of "good grades". Though my results are considered as passes, they are not that good. Do you think I will be able to make it into NTU? What other options do I have if I were to be rejected by NTU. Should I apply to SIM instead?

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Re: horrible A level results

Postby wiimum » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:32 pm

Well, don't be disheartened. At least you pass all subjects, you are among the 90.6% and not the other 9.4%. Give the unis a try and go to their open house. It seems that some admission are not just based on results.

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Re: horrible A level results

Postby phankao » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:33 pm

No problem doing Poly either, right? There are a number of courses at Poly 3+1yrs to degree now.

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Re: horrible A level results

Postby GradeConfidence » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:24 am

greenpeas wrote:Hi. I've just received my A level results and they do not look good. I have 3H2 and 2H1 subjects. I got a B for my H1 econs, however, the rest are all Ds. I would like to know if it is possible for me to get into any unis.

After checking all the university admission requirements, I realized that only NTU's requirements are "passes" instead of "good grades". Though my results are considered as passes, they are not that good. Do you think I will be able to make it into NTU? What other options do I have if I were to be rejected by NTU. Should I apply to SIM instead?


In all honesty, whether we think you can make it or not into NTU doesn't matter at all. What matters is how NTU staff think of your results! However, it doesn't hurt to try. I've met someone who scored straight Cs and made it into an Arts course in FASS. He simply said that had he not tried for so many courses, he might not be able to get into a course at all.

If there's no local U you can always go to a private one like SIM :x

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Re: horrible A level results

Postby phankao » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:42 pm

greenpeas wrote:After checking all the university admission requirements, I realized that only NTU's requirements are "passes" instead of "good grades". Though my results are considered as passes, they are not that good. Do you think I will be able to make it into NTU? What other options do I have if I were to be rejected by NTU. Should I apply to SIM instead?


This discussion link that shows the UAS scores as well as IGP (indicative grade profiles of 10th Percentile) would be useful:

http://forum.brightsparks.com.sg/showthread.php?t=6496

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Re: horrible A level results

Postby lobo » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:05 am

greenpeas wrote:Hi. I've just received my A level results and they do not look good. I have 3H2 and 2H1 subjects. I got a B for my H1 econs, however, the rest are all Ds. I would like to know if it is possible for me to get into any unis.

After checking all the university admission requirements, I realized that only NTU's requirements are "passes" instead of "good grades". Though my results are considered as passes, they are not that good. Do you think I will be able to make it into NTU? What other options do I have if I were to be rejected by NTU. Should I apply to SIM instead?


How about your PW, also D ?

Then perhaps you may consider to enrol in the Polytechnic. Your grades of straight Ds stand ZERO chance for admission into any of the local universities.

BTW, if you are female you have the luxury of re-attempting the A levels. But if you are male, you have to waste 2 years in NS. After NS then think about it.

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Re: horrible A level results

Postby phankao » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:08 pm

lobo wrote:
greenpeas wrote:Hi. I've just received my A level results and they do not look good. I have 3H2 and 2H1 subjects. I got a B for my H1 econs, however, the rest are all Ds. I would like to know if it is possible for me to get into any unis.

After checking all the university admission requirements, I realized that only NTU's requirements are "passes" instead of "good grades". Though my results are considered as passes, they are not that good. Do you think I will be able to make it into NTU? What other options do I have if I were to be rejected by NTU. Should I apply to SIM instead?


How about your PW, also D ?

Then perhaps you may consider to enrol in the Polytechnic. Your grades of straight Ds stand ZERO chance for admission into any of the local universities.

BTW, if you are female you have the luxury of re-attempting the A levels. But if you are male, you have to waste 2 years in NS. After NS then think about it.


Why would anyone want to redo their A-levels? My girl was throwing away all her A-level stuff last month and when I mentioned it, I already knew what answer she would give. SHe said A-levels (2 yrs in JC) was such a horrible experience academically. No way she'd want to go thru the stress of doing A-levels ever ever again! She'd rather go to Poly and work from there. You know how the JCs overtest the students so that the students usually fail most of their core subjects, hoping they would do extremely well at the actual A-levels? That's the problem with our system. *sigh*. It's too discouraging for most students. The A-level Prelim results statement can throw away.

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Re: horrible A level results

Postby lobo » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:17 pm

phankao wrote:
lobo wrote:
greenpeas wrote:Hi. I've just received my A level results and they do not look good. I have 3H2 and 2H1 subjects. I got a B for my H1 econs, however, the rest are all Ds. I would like to know if it is possible for me to get into any unis.

After checking all the university admission requirements, I realized that only NTU's requirements are "passes" instead of "good grades". Though my results are considered as passes, they are not that good. Do you think I will be able to make it into NTU? What other options do I have if I were to be rejected by NTU. Should I apply to SIM instead?


How about your PW, also D ?

Then perhaps you may consider to enrol in the Polytechnic. Your grades of straight Ds stand ZERO chance for admission into any of the local universities.

BTW, if you are female you have the luxury of re-attempting the A levels. But if you are male, you have to waste 2 years in NS. After NS then think about it.


Why would anyone want to redo their A-levels? My girl was throwing away all her A-level stuff last month and when I mentioned it, I already knew what answer she would give. SHe said A-levels (2 yrs in JC) was such a horrible experience academically. No way she'd want to go thru the stress of doing A-levels ever ever again! She'd rather go to Poly and work from there. You know how the JCs overtest the students so that the students usually fail most of their core subjects, hoping they would do extremely well at the actual A-levels? That's the problem with our system. *sigh*. It's too discouraging for most students. The A-level Prelim results statement can throw away.



It can be quite a scary experience for rookies in the working world, if not armed with any basic qualifications.

So the minimum is to get at least a specialised skill (whether technical or business, etc) from Polyechnic or even ITE, would be better.

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Re: horrible A level results

Postby phankao » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:45 pm

lobo wrote:
phankao wrote:Why would anyone want to redo their A-levels? My girl was throwing away all her A-level stuff last month and when I mentioned it, I already knew what answer she would give. SHe said A-levels (2 yrs in JC) was such a horrible experience academically. No way she'd want to go thru the stress of doing A-levels ever ever again! She'd rather go to Poly and work from there. You know how the JCs overtest the students so that the students usually fail most of their core subjects, hoping they would do extremely well at the actual A-levels? That's the problem with our system. *sigh*. It's too discouraging for most students. The A-level Prelim results statement can throw away.



It can be quite a scary experience for rookies in the working world, if not armed with any basic qualifications.

So the minimum is to get at least a specialised skill (whether technical or business, etc) from Polyechnic or even ITE, would be better.


I didn't say go to work straightaway. I said go to Poly. There are a few Poly courses that are "3+1" yr degree courses too. So if those interest the child, it would be useful, and the child would not lose too many years going this route. Just 1 year more than those doing the 3yr university course.

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Re: horrible A level results

Postby lobo » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:34 pm

I didn't say go to work straightaway. I said go to Poly. There are a few Poly courses that are "3+1" yr degree courses too. So if those interest the child, it would be useful, and the child would not lose too many years going this route. Just 1 year more than those doing the 3yr university course.[/quote]


But the "3+1" yr degree courses seem to cater mainly for the allied health industries such as physiotherapists, radiographers, etc. And not everyone may be keen to be in this field.

Any alternatives?

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