20 March 2020
Last year’s GCE A level batch in Singapore received the highest pass rate since the new curriculum devised by the Ministry of Education was implemented a decade ago.
Around 93.4 percent of students who sat the exams as school candidates obtained at least three H2 passes and a pass in General Paper or Knowledge and Inquiry.
A new record was also set by students who sat last year’s O-level examinations, with 85.2 per cent of the Singapore cohort attaining five or more passes.
A new policy has also been implemented that allows A-level graduates who join the polytechnics to benefit from module exemptions in a wide variety of courses. This will potentially reduce the time needed for them to obtain a polytechnic diploma by up to one year.