SINGAPORE: The percentage of students who scored five or more passes in the O-level examinations rose to 83.8 per cent last year – the highest proportion since 1995, according to results released by the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Monday (Jan 11).
Last year, 83.3 per cent of the cohort that sat for the examinations in 2014 had at least five passes.
Of the 29,723 school candidates who sat for the O-levels in 2015, 29,695 – or 99.9 per cent – passed at least one subject, the same percentage as the previous year. A total of 28,556, or 96.1 per cent, scored at least three passes, an improvement from 95.9 per cent for the previous cohort.
As for the 3,950 Normal (Academic) students who took the O-levels, 88.6 per cent scored at least one pass, MOE said. This is an increase from 87.9 per cent in the previous batch.
A total of 1,983 private candidates also sat for the examination, with 90.5 per cent passing at least one subject, up from 89.5 per cent in 2014.
Students can visit MOE’s education and career guidance portal at http://www.ecareers.sg for information on the various educational options available to them after the O-level examination, the ministry said.
ALL THE BEST FOR YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE: PM LEE
In a Facebook post on Monday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong congratulated all students who received their GCE 'O' Level results.
"I hope you will take time to thank and celebrate your achievement with teachers, family and friends who supported you in your journey," he wrote. "Whichever path you choose, I wish you all the best as you start on your next adventure."