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Comments on St Andrew J C (SAJC)

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:30 am
by matadorepy
DD is opting for JC in 2 years time. I am seriously considering SAJC as an option in view of the fact it is just a 4 mins walk from home. As JC students spent almost entire day in school, being near home is a very important factor.

Much appreciate all inputs from forummers here. TIA.

Re: Comments on St Andrew J C (SAJC)

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:59 am
by verykiasu2010
it is an Anglican institution

Re: Comments on St Andrew J C (SAJC)

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:12 pm
by MandyMummy
SAJC is a good second tier JC.
If your dd is in one of their niche performing arts and sports CCA, you may wish to consider DSA.
If you applying to get in thru JAE, you may want to check what is their L1R5 for admission.
Also, please consider whether your dd can continue her CCA there or join one that interest her. CCA is a very important part of a JC's student life.
Lastly, consider what subject combination she wishes to take up. Sciences or the Arts and the requirements for each one. Not getting her dream subject combination can be demoralizing sometimes.
She is lucky to have you who thinks ahead and plan for her. All the best.

Re: Comments on St Andrew J C (SAJC)

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:28 am
by meinteel
I think the most important thing is that your DD hopes to get into that school too! Some students already have their dream school way ahead of time.

In any case, the most important thing is to build up her foundation, that is her GCE O level results. If she doesnt do well for O levels, it wont do her good even if she managed to scrape in or DSA in.

It is extremely stressful in JC as all lecturers and tutors (JC teachers) will inform you that your A level journey has started on the first day of school and you've got no time to lose. Especially for sciences and maths, complete comprehension of the GCE O level syllabus is assumed as stepping stones.

Re: Comments on St Andrew J C (SAJC)

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:50 pm
by Quintessential Mum
JC is stressful and you need to have a solid foundation in Maths and Science at "O" levels. There is no honeymoon year in JC 1 anymore. It is important that you sit down with your DD and go through all the options and visit JC open houses to find out more. "A" levels is a whole different ball game. An interesting fact to note is that quite a number of the "MOE top performers at O Levels list" are not top performers at A levels.

Re: Comments on St Andrew J C (SAJC)

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:18 pm
by Edureach
Quintessential Mum wrote:JC is stressful and you need to have a solid foundation in Maths and Science at "O" levels. There is no honeymoon year in JC 1 anymore. It is important that you sit down with your DD and go through all the options and visit JC open houses to find out more. "A" levels is a whole different ball game. An interesting fact to note is that quite a number of the "MOE top performers at O Levels list" are not top performers at A levels.


Agreed! My assessment is a student needs to be at least 'high' average and willing to work really hard to enjoy success at A-level. This route is definately not recommended for an average student. Its common for a straight As O-level grad- student in science and maths to fail some subjects in jcs.

SAJC Learning culture

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:24 am
by skyjuice
Hi!

Would appreciate some feedback on SAJC as DS is considering applying to this school. DS gets easily stressed with exams, hence, I'm wondering if this route, in particular, SAJC, is for him. Any comments about the school's learning environment and culture will be very much appreciated. Thanks!

Re: SAJC Learning culture

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:21 pm
by Skyed
SA is known for its playful culture.. But really in any jc there will be stress esp when exams are near.

Re: SAJC Learning culture

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:17 am
by xiaostar
work hard, play hard.

Re: SAJC Learning culture

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:01 pm
by ServantOfGod
xiaostar wrote:work hard, play hard.


I dunno about the working hard part, but during my time is was play hard, party harder.

I recall that we always seem to have a celebration for some event every week... both in school and outside. And every weekend is party time. :p
Me and my classmates always wondered how we managed to keep up with our schoolwork back then.