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Results of 2014 Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Normal (Academic) and Normal (Technical) Level Examinations

Ministry Of Education Feed - 18 December 2014

Students who sat for the 2014 Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Normal (Academic) and Normal (Technical) Level Examinations have collected their results from their secondary schools today. 1

11,176 students from the Secondary 4 Normal (Academic) Course and 5,120 students from the Secondary 4 Normal (Technical) Course sat for the Examinations.

99.7% of the students from the Normal (Academic) course have been awarded the Normal (Academic) Level certificate. The Normal (Academic) Level certificate is awarded to candidates who obtain a pass grade (i.e. of Grade 5 or better) in at least one Normal (Academic) subject.

97.5% of the students from the Normal (Technical) course have been awarded the Normal (Technical) Level certificate. The Normal (Technical) Level certificate is awarded to a candidate who obtains a pass grade (i.e. of Grade D or better) in at least one Normal (Technical) subject.

Progression to Secondary 5 Normal (Academic)

74.6% of the students from the Normal (Academic) course are eligible for promotion to Secondary 5 Normal (Academic) in 2015. These are students in the Normal (Academic) course who obtained an aggregate not exceeding 19 points in English Language (EL), Mathematics and best three subjects (ELMAB3), and a Grade 5 or better for both EL and Mathematics.

This year, 34.5% of the students from the Normal (Academic) course sat for subjects in the GCE Ordinary Level (GCE ‘O’ Level) Examinations. These students are also eligible for promotion to Secondary 5 Normal (Academic) if they obtain an aggregate not exceeding 19 points in EL, Mathematics and best three subjects, and a Grade 5 or better for both EL and Mathematics, using their combined GCE Normal (Academic) Level and their school-based ‘O’ Level preliminary examination results.

Progression Pathways for Normal (Academic) Students

Secondary 4 Normal (Academic) students who had attempted the GCE Normal (Academic) examinations in 2014 and obtained an ELMAB3 aggregate not exceeding 19 points 2 will have the option of applying for the Direct-Entry-Scheme into Polytechnic Programme (DPP).

The DPP prepares Secondary 4 Normal (Academic) students for progression into selected polytechnic diploma courses via a two-year Higher Nitec programme at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE). Under the DPP, students who successfully complete their Higher Nitec course and attain the required qualifying Grade Point Average (GPA) are guaranteed a place in a polytechnic diploma course mapped to their Higher Nitec course. About 1,000 DPP places are offered across all three ITE Colleges annually. Applications to the DPP will open on 18 December 2014. For more information, please refer to http://www.ite.edu.sg/wps/portal/definitely-des/.

Secondary 4 Normal (Academic) students who sat for the GCE Normal (Academic) examinations in 2014 and obtained an ELMAB3 aggregate not exceeding 11 points 3 will also have the option of applying for the Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP).

The PFP is a one-year foundation programme at the polytechnics that offers a practice-oriented curriculum taught by polytechnic lecturers to prepare students for entry into the relevant Polytechnic Diploma courses. Upon completion of the one-year PFP, students will progress on to their pre-selected diploma course, subject to them passing all modules in the PFP. The polytechnics will offer about 1,200 PFP places in total. Applications to the PFP will open in January 2015 after the release of the GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results. Secondary 4 Normal (Academic) students who intend to apply for the PFP should first progress to Secondary 5 on 2 January 2015. For more information, please refer to http://www.polytechnic.edu.sg/pfp.

Progression of Normal (Technical) students

All Normal (Technical) course students who completed their secondary education in 2014 may apply to further their studies at ITE. Schools may also laterally transfer Secondary 4 Normal (Technical) students to Secondary 4 Normal (Academic) if they have obtained grade A for EL and Mathematics and grade B or better for one other subject at the Normal (Technical) Level.

Footnote
  1. The Singapore-Cambridge GCE Normal (Academic) and Normal (Technical) Level Examinations are conducted jointly by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) and the Ministry of Education (MOE).
  2. To be eligible for the DPP, students must also attain a minimum grade of 4 in both English Language (Minimum required grade of 3 for Business & Services courses) and Mathematics. The ELMAB3 aggregate does not include CCA bonus points.
  3. The ELMAB3 aggregate comprises English Language (EL), Mathematics (MA), and the student’s three best other subjects. To be eligible for the PFP, students must also attain a minimum grade of 3 in all subjects that make up the ELMAB3 aggregate. CCA bonus points are not factored into the ELMAB3 aggregate used for application to the PFP, but are taken into account for posting. More information can be found at http://www.polytechnic.edu.sg/pfp/pfp_eligibility.html.

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Release of Singapore-Cambridge GCE Normal (Academic) and Normal (Technical) Level Examination Results on 18 December 2014

Ministry Of Education Feed - 15 December 2014

The results of the 2014 Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Normal (Academic) [N(A)] and Normal (Technical) [N(T)] Level Examinations will be released on Thursday, 18 December 2014.

School candidates may obtain their result slips from their respective schools from 2.00 pm on 18 December 2014.

Private candidates will be notified of their individual results by post. They will also be able to obtain their results online (using the password provided to them) via Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board’s website at http://www.seab.gov.sg, from 2.00 pm on 18 December 2014.

Students who wish to apply for courses offered by the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) can submit their applications online via the ITE application portal upon collection of their results. Hard copy application forms will also be available at Customer Service Centres at each of the three ITE colleges.

Application for the Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP)

The Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP) prepares students for progression into selected polytechnic diploma courses via a two-year Higher Nitec course at ITE. Under the DPP, students who successfully complete their Higher Nitec course and attain the required minimum qualifying Higher Nitec Grade Point Average are guaranteed a place in a polytechnic diploma course mapped to their Higher Nitec course. Students eligible for the DPP will receive a copy of Form N from their secondary schools, inviting them to apply for the DPP.

Applications for DPP can be submitted online via the ITE application portal between 2.30 pm on 18 December 2014 and 5.00 pm on 22 December 2014.

Release of DPP Posting Results and Acceptance of DPP Offers

The DPP posting results will be released at 9.00 am on 26 December 2014. Students will be able to check the posting results online via the ITE application portal.

Students who receive a DPP offer are required to log on to the ITE application portal between 9.00 am on 26 December 2014 and 11.59 pm on 29 December 2014 to accept or reject the DPP offer. Students who reject their DPP offer should report to their secondary schools on 2 January 2015 for Secondary 5.

Application for Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP) in January

The Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP) is a one-year foundation programme offering a practice-oriented curriculum taught by polytechnic lecturers, catering to students who have decided to pursue a polytechnic education and meet the PFP eligibility requirements. Applications for the PFP will open later, in January 2015, on the day when the results of the GCE Ordinary Level Examinations are released. On the same day, students eligible for the PFP will receive a copy of Form P, inviting them to apply for the PFP.

Students interested in applying to the PFP should first commence their Secondary 5 year on 2 January 2015, while awaiting the PFP posting results.

For more information on the DPP and the PFP, please visit these websites:

2014 Secondary One Posting Results

Ministry Of Education Feed - 12 December 2014

The Secondary One (S1) posting results will be released on Friday, 19 December 2014 at 9:00am.

The posting results can be accessed through any of the following channels:

Students are to report to the secondary schools that they have been posted to on Monday, 22 December 2014 at 8:30am.

For enquiries, parents can call the MOE Customer Service Centre at 6872 2220 during office hours.

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Topic: Teachers

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Topic: Teachers

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