More P1 students admitted to post-secondary education institutions: MOE

More P1 students admitted to post-secondary education institutions: MOE

Last year, 95 per cent of the primary one cohort went on to post-secondary education institutions compared to 88 per cent in 2003.


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Here is the press release from the Ministry of Education:

The Ministry of Education releases data annually on the 10-year trend of performance of our students. The objective is to provide feedback to the community on how our children have fared over the last 10 years.

Year-to-year fluctuations are to be expected as each batch of students is different, so it is more meaningful to focus on longer term trends over 10 years.

Percentage of P1 Cohort Admitted to Post-Secondary Education Institutions

The percentage of each P1 Cohort admitted to post-secondary education institutions has improved steadily over the last 10 years (from 88 per cent in 2003 to above 95 per cent in 2012).

Performance in National Examinations

At the GCE 'A' Level, the overall percentage of students with at least three 'A'/'H2' Passes and pass in General Paper or Knowledge and Inquiry has improved over the last 10 years (from 87 per cent in 2003 to 91 per cent in 2012). The percentage of GCE 'A' Level students who passed General Paper or Knowledge and Inquiry has also increased.

The overall percentage of students with at least three O-level passes and at least five O-level passes has remained stable over the last 10 years. The percentage of GCE 'O' Level students who passed English Language has increased over the last 10 years (from 84 per cent in 2003 to 88 per cent in 2012).

PSLE results have remained stable over the last 10 years, both in terms of overall percentage of passes and the proportion of PSLE students who scored A*-C in each subject.

PERFORMANCE IN GCE 'A' LEVEL

The proportion of GCE 'A' level students who obtained at least three 'H2' passes and passed General Paper or Knowledge and Inquiry exceeded 90 per cent in 2012.

Performance by Subject

The overall pass rates in General Paper (GP) or Knowledge and Inquiry and Mother Tongue Language continued to be high, at above 90 per cent.

PERFORMANCE IN GCE 'O' LEVEL

The proportion of GCE 'O' level students with at least three 'O' level passes remained high, at around 95 per cent, while the proportion with at least five 'O' level passes remained at above 80 per cent.

Performance by Subject

The overall pass rates for English Language, Mother Tongue Language and Mathematics have all remained high and comparable with the previous years (above 85 per cent, 95 per cent and 85 per cent respectively).

The percentage of GCE 'O' Level students who passed English Language has increased to 88 per cent in 2012.

PERFORMANCE IN PSLE

PSLE candidates continued to perform well, with an overall percentage pass rate of above 95 per cent.

Performance by Subject

The overall proportion of PSLE students who scored A*-C in English Language and Mother Tongue Language continued to be high, above 95 per cent, while the proportion who scored A*-C in Mathematics and Science remained at above 80 per cent and 90 per cent respectively.

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