TL;DR – Every school a good school.
Yes, we know that the Ministry of Education no longer ranks schools in Singapore – or rather, they don’t publish the info publicly anymore but Singaporeans are known to be a rather resourceful bunch.
Based on the recently released O level results and the posting results of the associated Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) which determines which junior college, Millennia Institute, polytechnic or Institute of Technical Education GCE ‘O’ Level certificate holders go to which was released on Thursday 31 January, it seems that Singaporeans have done their homework accordingly.
According to tuition centre and “A level specialist”, Learners’ Lodge, these are cut-off for the various junior colleges in Singapore:
|Junior College||Arts||Science / IB|
|Anderson Serangoon JC*||12||11|
|Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)||–||5|
|Dunman High School||10||9|
|Hwa Chong Institution||6||5|
|Jurong Pioneer JC*||16||15|
|River Valley High School||10||9|
|St. Andrew’s JC||11||10|
|St. Joseph’s Institution||–||7|
|Tampines Meridian JC*||13||14|
|Yishun Innova JC*||20||20|
Rearranging the above-mentioned info in ascending order, here are hence the supposed ranking of the different schools:
- Raffles Institution
- Hwa Chong Institution / Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
- Nanyang JC
- Victoria JC/ St. Joseph’s Institution
- National JC
- Anglo-Chinese JC
- Dunman High School / Eunoia JC / River Valley High School / St. Andrew’s JC
- Temasek JC
- Anderson Serangoon JC*
- Catholic JC/ Tampines Meridian JC*
- Jurong Pioneer JC*
- Yishun Innova JC*
They also made a disclaimer that for the merged junior colleges (those marked with *), the cut-off point is the aggregate score of the lowest ranked students who were admitted to the merging JC which had a JC1 intake in 2018.
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