26 February 2019
The GCE A-level examination held in 2018 saw the best passing rate thus far for Singapore students.
93.3 per cent of the 13,042 students who took the examinations as school candidates last year achieved at least three H2 passes and a pass in General Paper or Knowledge and Inquiry.
The GCE A-level syllabus was revised in 2006, with further revisions in 2017 in mathematics and science subjects to allow for further breadth and applications to real-life examples.
A-level graduates who qualify for polytechnic course exemptions, and who are not enlisting in national service, can enter the polytechnics in the same year that they receive their A-level results. Those who have secured a place may start their diploma studies in the second semester, in October.