1. Students who sat for the 2019 Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level (GCE A-Level) examination received their results today1.
2. 12,405 candidates sat for the 2019 GCE A-Level examination. 11,583 (93.4%) of these candidates have attained at least 3 H2 passes, with a pass in General Paper (GP) or Knowledge and Inquiry (KI). The performance of candidates in this cohort is comparable to the performance of the 2018 cohort.
Digital Certificates and Applications to Autonomous Universities
3. Starting this year, all A-Level candidates who are Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents will receive digital certificates in OpenCerts format. These certificates will be available via the MySkillsFuture Skills Passport at https://www.myskillsfuture.sg/content/portal/en/individual/skills-passport.html from Monday, 24 February 2020. Candidates with SingPass can access and submit their digital certificates electronically to the universities they are applying to. School candidates who are international students and unable to access the portal may email SEAB at email@example.com to ask for a copy of their digital certificates.
4. Applications for admissions and/or scholarships to the Autonomous Universities (AUs) can be done online. All school candidates who apply to the AUs online do not need to submit a copy of their A-Level certificates. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the AUs will make alternative arrangements for any assessment for admissions, if applicants cannot be physically present.
Applications to Polytechnics
5. Eligible A-Level graduates who are looking to further their studies at the polytechnics can benefit from module exemptions in 120 courses. This will reduce the time taken for them to obtain a polytechnic diploma by up to one year. Interested students can apply to the polytechnics via their websites directly in mid-August 2020, for matriculation in October 2020. Application details will be made available on the respective polytechnics' websites by March 2020.
Education and Career Guidance (ECG)
6. Students who need guidance on their education options can approach their teachers or the ECG Counsellors supporting their schools. Students can also refer to the interactive MySkillsFuture portal at https://go.gov.sg/mysfpreu to find out more about the education options, career pathways and courses that are suited to their strengths, interests and abilities. Students may also visit the websites of AUs and polytechnics to understand more about the institutions' offerings and their curricula, which cater to different learning preferences.
7. Alternatively, students can contact the MOE ECG Centre @ Grange Road from 14 to 28 February 2020 for ECG counselling via email: MOE_ECG@moe.gov.sg or phone: 6831 1420.
- The University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), the Ministry of Education, Singapore and the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) are the joint examining authorities for the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level examination.