Release of GCE ‘O’ Level 2018 Examinations Results

Dear Parents/ Guardians

The results of the 2018 Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (GCE ‘O’ Level) examination were released on 14 January 2019 (Monday). School candidates may collect their results from their schools from 2.00 PM onwards, on that day.

Once again, the school has achieved yet another value-added improvement in last year’s GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations, as compared to 2017 and 2016! For more information regarding the student-percentage who qualified for Junior Colleges/ Millennia Institute and Polytechnics in 2019, please click here.

Joint Admissions Exercise

Students who wish to apply for admission to Junior Colleges (JCs), Millennia Institute, polytechnics, or the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), may do so via the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) using their GCE O Level examination results.

JAE registration will open from 3.00 PM on 14 January 2019 (Monday) to 4.00 PM on 18 January 2019 (Friday). Eligible applicants who sat for the 2018 GCE ‘O’ Level examination will receive Form A1 on the day of the release of the examination results. Applicants are strongly encouraged to use the course application worksheet (provided in Form A or the JAE information booklet), before submitting their online application via the JAE Internet System (JAE-IS).
1 Form A will list the applicant’s GCE O Level examination results, the courses which he/she is eligible to apply for under the JAE, and his/her JAE-PIN (i.e. a personal password for the applicant to access JAE-IS).

For more details on the JAE, applicants may refer to:

a. the JAE Website

b. Frequently Asked Questions or Ask Jamie

Results of JAE Application

The posting results of the JAE application are scheduled for release on 31 January 2019 (Thursday) through the following modes:

a. JAE-IS, which is accessible through the JAE website;

b. SMS to the mobile number provided by the applicant during registration.

Applicants posted to Junior Colleges or Millennia Institute are to report to their posted institutions on Friday, 1 February 2019. For applicants posted to polytechnics and ITE, they will receive a letter from their respective institutions on the enrolment details.

Direct School Admission – Junior Colleges

Students who had accepted offers through the 2018 Direct School Admission – Junior Colleges (DSA-JC) Exercise will be admitted to their chosen JC if they have met the eligibility criteria for admission based on their GCE ‘O’ Level examination results. Students admitted to a JC through DSA-JC will not be eligible to participate in the JAE.

Students who do not meet the JC admission criteria may take part in the JAE to apply for courses which they are eligible for. More details on DSA-JC can be found here.

Early Admissions Exercise – Polytechnics

Students who had accepted conditional offers to a polytechnic course through the Early Admissions Exercise (EAE) in 2018, and have their offers confirmed based on their GCE ‘O’ Level examination results, will not be eligible to participate in the JAE. Their EAE offers are confirmed if they meet the following criteria:

a. net ELR2B22 score of 26 points or better for the GCE ‘O’ Level examinations; and

b. Minimum Entry Requirements for the respective polytechnic course.
2 The ELR2B2 aggregate comprises English Language, 2 relevant subjects for the polytechnic course applied for and 2 other best subjects which could be elective subjects.

Students who do not meet the above criteria may take part in the JAE. More details on the EAE can be found here.

Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP)

The PFP is an alternative to the Secondary 5 N(A) year. It is a one-year foundation programme at the polytechnics that offers a practice-oriented approach to prepare students for entry into the relevant diploma courses.

From 2019, students are eligible to apply for the PFP if they have obtained a raw ELMAB3 aggregate not exceeding 12 points, (up from 11 points previously), and met subject-specific requirements for their chosen course.

PFP-eligible students will receive a copy of Form P from their respective secondary schools when they collect their GCE ‘O’ Level results on 14 January 2019 (Monday). Each copy of Form P contains a unique password. Interested students should use the respective passwords to submit their applications online via the PFP website. More information on the eligibility requirements for the PFP, as well as how O-Level results are considered in the computation of the ELMAB3 aggregate, can be found on the PFP website.

Applications for the PFP will stay open from 2.00 PM on 14 January 2019 (Monday) until 4.00 PM on 18 January 2019 (Friday). The PFP posting results will be released at 2.00 PM on 22 January 2019 (Tuesday) through the PFP website. Students will be required to indicate whether they wish to accept, reject, or appeal for a change of course by 4.00 PM on 24 January 2019 (Thursday).

Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP)

The DPP prepares students for progression into selected polytechnic diploma courses via a two-year Higher Nitec course at ITE. Students are eligible to apply if they have obtained a raw ELMAB3 aggregate not exceeding 19 points and met the subject-specific requirements for their chosen course. More details on the DPP are available here.

Secondary 4 N(A) students who are newly eligible after taking into account their O Level examination results should submit their DPP applications online via the DPP application portal. The final application phase for the Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP) will open at 2.30 PM on 14 January 2019 (Monday) and close at 11.59 PM of 18 January 2019 (Friday).

The DPP posting results for applications made under the final application phase will be released at 9.00 AM on 22 January 2019 (Tuesday) through the DPP application portal. Students will be required to indicate whether they wish to accept or reject the DPP offer by 11.59 PM of 24 January 2019 (Thursday). 

For Successful PFP and/ or DPP Applicants

Students who have been offered a place in the DPP under the final application phase should report to ITE on 24 January 2019 (Thursday), upon acceptance of their DPP course offer.

The last day of school for Secondary 5 students who have accepted a place in the PFP will be on 25 January 2019 (Friday). Students will be informed by the respective polytechnics of the enrolment dates for the PFP.

Students who accepted a place in the earlier application phase of the DPP in December 2018 but have now decided to take up a PFP offer, will need to apply to ITE to withdraw from the DPP first, before they are able to take up the PFP offer.

Provision of School Computing Facilities for JAE/ PFP/ DPP Online Application

Update: For your convenience, as a service to students who do not have access to PCs and/ or internet connection, you may wish to note that for the application of the JAE, PFP or DPP, your child/ ward may use the school’s computing facilities at the following school areas for their online application during the following periods:

Computer Lab 4 (Block H, Level 1):

a. 14 January (Monday) to 18 January 2018 (Friday), 2.30 PM to 4.00 PM

If you have further enquiry regarding the GCE ‘O’ Level Results Release, please contact the school administration at 6315 8616.

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