According to CNA, 77.7% of school candidates who took N(A)-Level exams eligible for Sec 5. But what about the 22.3% of candidates who did not make the cut? This year a total of 13,400 students sat for the N Level examinations.
So, what are the options available if you did not make the cut?
Institute of Technical Education
It’s The End! Many years ago, this what was said about our Institute of Technical Education (ITE). It was the last option available and a majority of the population don’t see it as a career boosting education opportunity. Well, times have changed and the ITE has risen about these negativity and have become a viable career and business option, both for students and employers. Graduates from the ITE are job-ready and can contribute to our country’s economic well-being and growth. So it is definitely NOT It’s The End. It’s a beginning…
Repeating the N Levels
You can consider repeating your N Level examinations. There is no shame in repeating. The great thing about repeating is that you are now more ready for it but according to the Ministry of Education (MOE), you do need to meet the criteria to repeat.
Online pathway to a Degree
But if you want to keep on your academic toes en-route to a degree, then we recommend you consider the Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) with the University of Essex Online. This certificate can be completed in 16 months and is conducted 100% online via distance learning. You will need to sit for an English Assessment, which is free. Once you successfully complete the CertHE, you will be eligible to progress to a Bachelor’s Degree!
What are the areas available for you?
The key ingredient required for success for the CertHE is independent learning. You need to make sure you put in the work and study. You can find part-time work to earn some income for yourself but you should spend more time on study your study as well.
Private Education Institute
If you need to be in a physical class setting, you can consider enrolling in one of our Private Education Institutes (PEI). There are many programmes for you to choose from. Choose one that could potentially lead you to your end point, the job you always wanted. ALL PEI are managed by the SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).
SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Education (MOE). It drives and coordinates the implementation of the national SkillsFuture movement, promotes a culture and holistic system of lifelong learning through the pursuit of skills mastery, and strengthens the ecosystem of quality education and training in Singapore.
SSG strengthens the adult training infrastructure by taking on all existing functions of the Committee for Private Education (CPE), as well as guiding the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL) to enhance the capabilities and professionalism of adult educators. SSG plays a key role in the quality assurance for private education institutions and adult training centres. Together with educational institutions and training partners, SSG ensures that students and working adults have access to high quality, industry-relevant training throughout life. SSG also brings together synergies in continuing education and training (CET) and pre-employment training (PET), so skills requirements will continue to meet the demands of different sectors of the economy.
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