Have you decided on what’s next for you after the G.C.E. O Levels?

Less than one month to go until the G.C.E. O Levels results are out. Your hard work over the last 10 or 11 years will be revealed to you in just under one month. Are you ready? Have you thought about what is next for you? Have you decided where you are going?

Let’s look at the options available to you.


Pre-University education prepares students for the GCE A-Level examination or International Baccalaureate at the end of the 2-year course in Junior Colleges or the 3-year course in Millennia Institute.

The following list ranks all the JCs in Singapore by their O-level cut off points for their 2020 intake (https://www.salary.sg/2020/jc-cut-off-points-2020/)

  1. Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) – Arts 5, Science 4
  2. Raffles Institution (RI) – Arts 5, Science 4
  3. Anglo-Chinese School Independent (ACSI) – International Baccalaureate 5
  4. Nanyang JC (NYJC) – Arts 7, Science 6
  5. St Joseph’s Institution (SJI) – International Baccalaureate 7
  6. Eunoia JC (EJC) – Arts 8, Science 7
  7. National JC (NJC) – Arts 8, Science 7
  8. Victoria JC (VJC) – Arts 8, Science 7
  9. Anglo-Chinese JC (ACJC) – Arts 9, Science 8
  10. Dunman High School (DHS) – Arts 9, Science 8
  11. River Valley High School (RVHS) – Arts 9, Science 8
  12. Temasek JC (TJC) – Arts 10, Science 9
  13. St Andrew’s JC (SAJC) – Arts 11, Science 10
  14. Anderson Serangoon JC (ASRJC) – Arts 11, Science 11
  15. Catholic JC (CJC) – Arts 13, Science 13
  16. Tampines Meridian JC (TMJC) – Arts 13, Science 13
  17. Jurong Pioneer JC (JPJC) – Arts 16, Science 15
  18. Yishun Innova JC (YIJC) – Arts 20, Science 20

Polytechnics (Diploma)

Polytechnics were set up with the mission to train professionals to support the technological and economic development of Singapore. Catering to the wide range of abilities, aptitudes and interests of their students, the polytechnics seek to train students with relevant and specific skills for the workplace, to give Singapore a competitive edge. Today, polytechnic graduates are valued as practice-oriented and knowledgeable professionals, much sought after by industries.

There are currently five polytechnics in Singapore:

Institute of Technical Education (ITE)

ITE is a post-secondary education institution that provides GCE N- and O-Level graduates with a wide range of full-time and traineeship courses. The authentic learning at ITE equips students with the knowledge and confidence to succeed in their careers.

ITE offers a wide range of courses to secondary school graduates and working adults, in the areas of Applied & Health Sciences, Business & Services, Design & Media, Electronics & Info-Comm Technology, Engineering and Hospitality. GCE O-Level graduates may apply for 2-year Nitec or Higher Nitec courses. Refer to ITE’s website for more information on the various pathways available.

Publicly-Funded Arts Institutions

LASALLE College of the Arts (LASALLE) and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) are specialised arts institutions that offer programmes in the visual arts and performing arts. All diploma programmes, and selected degree programmes offered at LASALLE and NAFA are publicly-funded. These publicly-funded degree programmes at LASALLE and NAFA are offered in partnership with reputable overseas universities. Refer to the respective websites for more information on LASALLE and NAFA.

University Foundation Programmes

The St. Andrew’s College Cambridge (SACC) is located in heart of Cambridge, England and provides you with a list of University Foundation programmes which will enable you to enter into Universities in the United Kingdom. Studying in Cambridge will provide you with the added inspiration and motivation to excel in your studies.

Available University Foundation programmes at SACC.

  1. Fashion and Textiles
  2. Psychology
  3. Engineering
  4. Humanities
  5. Media, Film & Communication
  6. Law
  7. International Relations
  8. Business
  9. Architecture
  10. Art
  11. Science
  12. Economics

To support you in your efforts, SACC provides Scholarships of up to 50%!


The London Institute of Skills Development (LISD) provides you with an affordable pathway to the University!

The Level 3 University Foundation Programme is a 120 credit qualification (equivalent to A levels). The programme meets the requirement to enter a university.

The contents help students to learn key concepts and a range of management procedures required to work within a business, it has been specifically developed to provide the knowledge required for students to work effectively, both as individuals and in teams within the business. Being able to develop good business management skills is crucial for any company.

The University Foundation Programme (Level 3 Diploma Business Management) is made up of 6 modules and 6 written assignments, each module consists of approximately 40 guided learning hours.

While completing the Programme, students will have access to various study resources, such as tutor support and webinars, a social learning forum, and additional materials to help in the completion of their graduate business course.

Upon completion of this course, students receive an ATHE Level 3 Business Management qualification (Equivalent to A-Levels) which is fully regulated by Ofqual. Students will then have the opportunity to apply for admission onto a full Undergraduate Degree programme from a range of the UK or other international universities.

The University Foundation programme can be completed 100% Online learning through dynamic LISD Student Portal includes, Video lectures, Reading material, PPTs, Case-Studies, Simulations, Quizzes, Assignments, and Tutor 1-2-1 interaction through Skype or Zoom.

The full fees for the Online programme is £4,500 (approximately SGD$8,000) which can be paid in 3 instalments.



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