A-level results: 4 RI students score 9 distinctions

SINGAPORE - Four Raffles Institution (RI) students offered 13 units of study and scored distinctions in all 9 subjects for the GCE 'A' Level Examinations, said the school in a press statement on Monday.

The results were released today at 2pm.

A total of 1,239 RI students sat for the examination in 2013. The statement said that at least 80 students scored eight distinctions and at least 277 students scored seven distinctions.

The school also reported that one in two students who took four H2 subjects scored distinctions in all four subjects. Two out of three students scored three H2 distinctions in their content-based subjects. 45 per cent of RI students scored distinctions in General Paper.

339 students achieved a perfect score of 90 for the University Admissions Score (UAS). UAS is used for admission by four autonomous universities in Singapore. In addition, 170 students achieved distinctions in all subjects offered, including H3 subjects.

The school also did well in subjects like Biology, Chemistry and Economics. Eight in 10 students scored distinctions for Biology; seven in 10 student scored distinctions in History, Knowledge & Inquiry, Literature in English, Mathematics and Physics; and six in 10 students scored distinctions in Geography.

The 2013 cohort is the fifth batch of students to complete the six-year Raffles Programme, the through-train programme offered by RI and Raffles Girls' School. RI also admits students from other schools at Year 5 (JC 1) via the Direct School Admission and Joint Admissions Exercise.

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