A race to your desired future: Pacing   yourself to peak performance              20.03.2012
What kind of future                              do I want for                                 myself?                    ...
Our brand of education
The exams are aninvestment for the futureExam fees for Singapore citizensBasic fee                                  $52Fee...
Your aspirations         JC     Poly   ITE    Others         (%)    (%)    (%)     (%)4 Exp    20.7   76.6    0      2.74 ...
The post-secondaryeducation landscape          University      DegreeJunior College (2 yrs) or    Polytechnic         Inst...
Flexibility for N(A) students                                New pathways to                                  polytechnic
10 weeks           1 year
ITE Direct Entry to Higher Nitec  A high % of graduates obtained employment within 3 months  from graduation or completion...
Employment Prospects:             Poly graduatesGraduate Employment Survey 2010 (http://www.tp.edu.sg/ges10.pdf )    2010 ...
Employment Prospects:          University graduatesExtracts from Graduate Employment Survey 2010(http://www.salary.sg/2011...
Entering a JC/MI    Entry criteria:     L1-R5 (JC) L1-R4 (MI)  First         5 Relevant        4 RelevantLanguage         ...
Entering a JC/MI2011 Cut-off Points for some JCs     JC          Arts       Science Anderson         10            8  Inno...
Entering a polytechnic      Entry criteria:                    EL-R2-B2 English        Group 1 of relevant             Gro...
Entering a polytechnic• 2011 Cut-off Points for some courses  –   NP: Biomedical Science – 9  –   NP: Accountancy – 11  – ...
Entering Higher Nitec (ITE)Entry criteria:EL-B4 or EL-R1-B3 or EL-R2-B2    EL                R1                   R2Compul...
Progressing to 5N(A)Entry criteria:            EL-Maths-B3          EL              Best 3 subjects       Compulsory      ...
ITE Direct Entry to         Higher Nitec Higher Nitec Cut-off Points 2010 (N-level EMB3)  –   Hospitality: 14  –   Leisur...
N(A) Entry to Nitec• Criteria: 3 N-level passes, including EL and Maths• Cut-off points 2010   – Aerospace: 4   – Baking/F...
Current performanceClass Strongest subjects      Subjects for improvement                             (EL, Maths, Science,...
Time is running out  Term 1 & 2                                          Term 3       Sep hols: N-level   Lessons         ...
How you can plan your way  to your desired future • Answer these questions   – Where would you like to go after secondary ...
How you can plan your way  to your desired future • For (NA) students, make the right choice between   Sec 5N and Higher N...
Special support forSec 4 & 5 students• New timetable structure• Motivation & study skills workshops (Jan)• Academic Suppor...
Ideal performance trend          % Passes                  Mean Subject Grade (MSG)                               Sec 3 SA...
Your habits• For students working part-time, approach  the General Office for financial assistance• Develop good sleeping ...
How to work your way to    your desired future• Pay attention to the 3As  – Attendance: Be present and punctual  – Attenti...
TWSS: Empowering Lives, Transforming our Future
We can make a difference!TWSS: Empowering Lives, Transforming our Future
Syasya RifqahThe New Paper School Sports Star 2011 Award WinnerCharacter-building at Teck       “It is the little things a...
Syasya RifqahThe New Paper School Sports Star 2011 Award WinnerOn giving back and helping her juniorsI return to Teck Whye...
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  1. 1. A race to your desired future: Pacing yourself to peak performance 20.03.2012
  2. 2. What kind of future do I want for myself? Am I ready for it? How do I work towards it?The GCE O/N-Level Examinations 2012 - A life-changing event for you?
  3. 3. Our brand of education
  4. 4. The exams are aninvestment for the futureExam fees for Singapore citizensBasic fee $52Fees for each written subject $30 - $51Fees for coursework subject(e.g. D&T, Art, F & N) $48 - $53 $300 - $400Estimated total ($425 for triple Science students)The actual fees may vary as these are only estimates
  5. 5. Your aspirations JC Poly ITE Others (%) (%) (%) (%)4 Exp 20.7 76.6 0 2.74 N(A) 5.3 85.3 4.0 5.34 N(T) 0.0 10.0 85.0 5.05 N(A) 3.4 94.9 0.0 1.7
  6. 6. The post-secondaryeducation landscape University DegreeJunior College (2 yrs) or Polytechnic Institute of Technical Centralised Institute (3 yrs) Education (1 - 2 yrs) (3 yrs) GCE A-Levels Diploma Nitec/Higher Nitec (DSA) (DPA) GCE O-Level Examination Sec 5N GCE N-Level Examination Special/Express Normal (Academic) / Normal (Technical) Course (Sec 1 – 4) Course (Sec 1 – 4)
  7. 7. Flexibility for N(A) students New pathways to polytechnic
  8. 8. 10 weeks 1 year
  9. 9. ITE Direct Entry to Higher Nitec A high % of graduates obtained employment within 3 months from graduation or completion of full-time NS, with mean salary of $1,400 (ITE 2009 Graduate Employment Survey) Higher Nitec Course Employment Mean Gross Rate Salary Biotechnology 81% $1,490 Paramedic & Emergency Care 94% $1,870Business Studies (Sport Managemt) 100% $1,510 Electronics Engineering 89% $1,500 Information Technology 89% $1,430 Electrical Engineering 91% $1,460 Mechanical Engineering 87% $1,480
  10. 10. Employment Prospects: Poly graduatesGraduate Employment Survey 2010 (http://www.tp.edu.sg/ges10.pdf ) 2010 Poly Graduate Fresh Post-NS Employment Survey Graduates Graduates Results Basic* Gross+ Basic* Gross+Accountancy, Business, $1,714 $1,821 $2,056 $2,362Finance & LawMaritime $1,808 $1,996 $2,043 $2,305Chemical & Life Sciences $1,750 $1,840 $2,037 $2,221Information Technology $1,729 $1,810 $2,013 $2,190Built Environment $1,737 $1,833 $2,063 $2,163Media & Design $1,689 $1,731 $2,029 $2,138Engineering (Electrical & $1,778 $1,918 $1,992 $2,134Electronic)Engineering (Mechanical & $1,809 $1,971 $2,011 $2,105Manufacturing)Health Sciences $1,812 $1,935 $1,973 $2,043Average $1,759 $1,871 $2,016 $2,183
  11. 11. Employment Prospects: University graduatesExtracts from Graduate Employment Survey 2010(http://www.salary.sg/2011/graduate-employment-survey-2010-published-2011/)• NUS Laws – 100.0% ($5,000)• NUS Medicine and Surgery – 100.0% ($3,700)• NUS Computer Science – 92.9% ($3,000)• NTU Mechanical Engineering – 88.6% ($3,000) Engineering:• NTU Bioengineering – 80.0% ($3,000) ~ $3,000• NTU Electrical & Electronic Engineering – 84.7% ($3,000)• NTU Environmental Engineering – 76.4% ($3,000)• NTU Biomedical Sciences – 100.0% ($2,800)• NTU Communication Studies – 81.7% ($2,750)• SMU Social Sciences (4-yr programme) – 90.5% ($2,675)• SMU Accountancy (4-yr programme) – 97.9% ($2,650)• NUS Business Administration (3-yr programme) – 80.9% ($2,650)• NTU Art, Design & Media – 60.4% ($2,600)• NUS Arts – 73.7% ($2,550) Arts, Business, Social• NUS Science – 71.4% ($2,500) Science: ~ $2,600
  12. 12. Entering a JC/MI Entry criteria: L1-R5 (JC) L1-R4 (MI) First 5 Relevant 4 RelevantLanguage subjects subjects EL/MTL 3 subjects: 2 subjects: Humanities/ Humanities/ Mathematics/ Mathematics/ Science Science 2 other subjects 2 other subjects (except CCA) (except CCA)
  13. 13. Entering a JC/MI2011 Cut-off Points for some JCs JC Arts Science Anderson 10 8 Innova 20 20 Jurong 14 15 Pioneer 16 16 Average subject grade: A2 to B3
  14. 14. Entering a polytechnic Entry criteria: EL-R2-B2 English Group 1 of relevant Group 2Language subjects (R1) (R2)Compulsory Humanities / Media (A): (A) & (B): Art, 2 Best Art, Combined D&T, F&N, Humanities Maths, CH,subjects Business/ Science / POA 2 other Engineering courses (B/C/D): subjects (C) & (D): D&T, E Maths or A Maths Science, F&N(except CCA)
  15. 15. Entering a polytechnic• 2011 Cut-off Points for some courses – NP: Biomedical Science – 9 – NP: Accountancy – 11 – NP: Aerospace Technology – 12 – NP: Child Psychology & Early Childhood – 11 – SP: Biotechnology – 10 – SP: Business Admin – 12 – SP: Media & Communication – 12• Average subject grade: A2 to B3
  16. 16. Entering Higher Nitec (ITE)Entry criteria:EL-B4 or EL-R1-B3 or EL-R2-B2 EL R1 R2Compulsory E Maths, A R1: E Maths or A Maths Maths or POA R2: Science or D&T B4 B3 B2 Any subject Any subject Any subject (except CCA)(except CCA) (except CCA)
  17. 17. Progressing to 5N(A)Entry criteria: EL-Maths-B3 EL Best 3 subjects Compulsory Any N-level subject Maths (CCA excluded) CompulsorySame criteria for Higher Nitec Direct EntryScheme
  18. 18. ITE Direct Entry to Higher Nitec Higher Nitec Cut-off Points 2010 (N-level EMB3) – Hospitality: 14 – Leisure/Travel: 15 – Business Studies: 15 – Mechatronics/ IT: 18 – Electrical Engineering: 19
  19. 19. N(A) Entry to Nitec• Criteria: 3 N-level passes, including EL and Maths• Cut-off points 2010 – Aerospace: 4 – Baking/Food Studies: 6 – 7 – Fitness/Service: 9 – Digital animation: 10 – ICT: 12
  20. 20. Current performanceClass Strongest subjects Subjects for improvement (EL, Maths, Science, CH: core subjects)4A MTL, Maths EL, CH, Phy, Bio4B ML/TL, Maths, D&T EL, CL, CH, A Maths, Bio4C MTL EL, CH, Maths, Science, POA4D MTL, Art EL, CH, Maths, Science, POA4E MTL, D&T, F&N EL, CH, Maths, Science4F MTL, POA EL, Maths, A Maths, Art4G MTL, D&T, F&N EL, Maths, Science4H BMTL, CPA, D&T, EL, Maths, Science EBS5A ML, TL, Science EL, CL, Maths, CH, POA5B MTL, POA, D&T, F&N EL, Maths, CH, Science
  21. 21. Time is running out Term 1 & 2 Term 3 Sep hols: N-level Lessons Intensive Motivation& June holidays Term 4 Revision Study Skills O-level MTL 4E/5N Prelim workshops O/N-level Oral Exams cont’d Exams / ListeningCommon & Class Complete Compre Intensive Coaching Tests Art/D&T/ F&N Evening Evening Revision Evening Coursework Revision Prog O/N-level Practical Revision Prog Prelim Exams & Written ExamsMid-year ExamsAt most 7 months to complete syllabus!
  22. 22. How you can plan your way to your desired future • Answer these questions – Where would you like to go after secondary school? (JC/MI/Poly/ITE, which course) •Check out poly websites or MOE website (http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/admissions/jae/) – What you need to get there? (entry criteria) •Tip: EL & Maths are critical! – What to work on this year? •Tip: Clear MTL by June (4E5N) •Tip: Excel in Art/D&T/F&N by working on coursework component early and consistently
  23. 23. How you can plan your way to your desired future • For (NA) students, make the right choice between Sec 5N and Higher Nitec: – Identify your strong and weak subjects, especially EL, mathematics, science, humanities – Determine your preferred learning style that helps you excel: Hands-on vs exam-oriented – Chart your preferred educational & career path: university vs polytechnic
  24. 24. Special support forSec 4 & 5 students• New timetable structure• Motivation & study skills workshops (Jan)• Academic Support Programme (ASP) – Afternoon Remedial (term time) – Evening Self-Study (prior to exams) – Mar, June & Sep extended programme
  25. 25. Ideal performance trend % Passes Mean Subject Grade (MSG) Sec 3 SA2 Mid-year exams O/N-level exams Prelim exams O/N-level exams Prelim exams Mid-year Sec 3 exams SA2
  26. 26. Your habits• For students working part-time, approach the General Office for financial assistance• Develop good sleeping habits and get at least 6 hours of sleep• Cultivate study habits to revise your work regularly and consistently to avoid last- minute preparation
  27. 27. How to work your way to your desired future• Pay attention to the 3As – Attendance: Be present and punctual – Attention: Get enough sleep & nutrition so that he/she can focus on learning – Attitude: Foster habits of self-discipline and consistent work, e.g. completing homework, constant practice Name PSLE JAE L1R4 Attendance Student A 169 7 189 Student B 135 10 189 Student C 174 34 180 Student D 181 33 174
  28. 28. TWSS: Empowering Lives, Transforming our Future
  29. 29. We can make a difference!TWSS: Empowering Lives, Transforming our Future
  30. 30. Syasya RifqahThe New Paper School Sports Star 2011 Award WinnerCharacter-building at Teck “It is the little things andWhye Secondary SchoolSimple and basic habits like habits of punctuality, payingbeing punctual, paying attention and beingattention in lessons, revising respectful that matters whenmy work, respecting teachers it comes to being successful.”and following their advicemade all the difference to me.
  31. 31. Syasya RifqahThe New Paper School Sports Star 2011 Award WinnerOn giving back and helping her juniorsI return to Teck WhyeSecondary every Friday, when Ican, to train with my juniors. Iwant to share with them myexperiences and in the process,pass on the values and skills tohelp them succeed as well. Her advice to her juniors: “Whatever your background and circumstances, do not give into negativity. Believe in yourself and work towards your dream. There is no short-cut to success; hard work and perseverance are critical. Failure is only temporary, but if you give up and do nothing, then failure becomes permanent.”
  32. 32. A race to your desired future: Pacing yourself to peak performance 20.03.2012

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