## % of cohort who scored A1 or A2 in 2009 O Level Exams

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choopecksan
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### % of cohort who scored A1 or A2 in 2009 O Level Exams

Wanted to know how hard it is these days to score a distinction.

Bentan
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### Score For A1 And A2

Since 2008, many schools are telling their students that the score for A1 is 92%. In other words, you need a total of 165 marks if paper 1 is 80 marks and paper 2 is 100 marks.

At Singapore Math Chinese Tutor, we find this generally true for Maths & Science paper.

A2 is also quite stringent for some subjects. The cutoff is around 80% or higher.

justsay
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### Re: Score For A1 And A2

Bentan wrote:Since 2008, many schools are telling their students that the score for A1 is 92%. In other words, you need a total of 165 marks if paper 1 is 80 marks and paper 2 is 100 marks.

At Singapore Math Chinese Tutor, we find this generally true for Maths & Science paper.

A2 is also quite stringent for some subjects. The cutoff is around 80% or higher.

What I know for last year's Emaths, 70 plus - C5, 88 - B3, 2 mistakes - A2.
Combined Science, around 80 - B3.

choopecksan
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Thanks for the replies.

I was also wondering out of 100 Students, how many students scored A1 or A2.

Thanks

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choopecksan wrote:Thanks for the replies.

I was also wondering out of 100 Students, how many students scored A1 or A2.

Thanks

How hard or how easy, I think depends on the subject. The main subjects :

National average % of distinctions (A) at O levels for Express students:
ENGLISH
21.9

LITERATURE
41.9

COMBINED HUMANITIES
30.2

GEOGRAPHY
49.3

MATHEMATICS D
55.8 (i.e. majority of the candidates get A. Certainly doesn't look like you need to get anywhere near 90% !!)

52.1

PHYSICS
41.2

CHEMISTRY
40.2

BIOLOGY
44.1

SCIENCE
(PHY/CHEM)
38.8

SCIENCE
(CHEM/BIO)
34.4

Any other subject you want to know?

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HIGHER CHINESE
33.7

CHINESE
33.4

wiimum
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POA Teacher wrote:HIGHER CHINESE
33.7

CHINESE
33.4

Thanks for the information!
May I know if this info direct from the MOE?

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wiimum wrote:
POA Teacher wrote:HIGHER CHINESE
33.7

CHINESE
33.4

Thanks for the information!
May I know if this info direct from the MOE?

From a school's website. So it's from MOE.