93% of 12,502 ‘A’ level school candidates who took the papers last year scored at least 3 H2 passes, as well as a pass in General Paper/ Knowledge and Inquiry.
This is Singapore’s second best showing since the curriculum was revised in 2006!
The Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) released the statistics today alongside the release of results.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong also posted a Facebook post earlier in the day, wishing candidates all the best for their results.
He emphasised that “Whatever your results are, remember that this is just one step in your lifelong learning journey”.
Additionally, he added that “We are not only defined by result slips or certificates, but by what we achieve in life and what impact we make on those around us.”
In Singapore’s meritocratic, results-centric society, grades definitely still do matter a great deal, and will probably continue to be so in the foreseeable future, for better or for worse.
However, it would be ridiculously superficial to judge someone based only on their exam results or which school they go to.
Congrats to all students who received good results! And if you didn’t, just remember it isn’t the end of the road – there’s so much more to life out there. 😊