A Level Results 2017: Rafflesian Excellence
By Nicole Doyle (17A01A), Jeanne Tan (17A01B), Abdul Qayyum (17A01B), Serafina Siow (17A13A), Nerissa Loe (17A13A), Andrew Hidajat (17S03I), Ashley Tan (18A13A), Warren Liow (18A01B), Soh Ying Qi (18A01C)
Cover Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Quek, Raffles Photographic Society
As the hours between the Class of 2016 and the release of their A Levels results slipped away, the buzz of anticipation permeating the school grew and drifted towards a single unifying point – the Multi-Purpose Hall. At last the moment came where the J3s, gathered in their classes, were briefed on the cohort’s performance during their A Levels.
And what a moment it was– the 2016 cohort has done remarkably well. Of the batch, a total of 1162 students (98%) received 3 H2 Passes and a pass in either General Paper or Knowledge & Inquiry. Additionally, 61% scored 3 H2 Distinctions and 53% received distinctions in at least 4 of their H2 subjects. Impressively, 325 students (27.4%) achieved a perfect University Admissions Score of 90, while the median UAS exceeded expectations at 87.8 points out of 90.
With regards to the individual subjects, the cohort attained stellar results. Most notable was an 8 in 10 distinction rate for Literature, up from 7.5 in 10 from last year. Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics and Physics were subjects which all did excellently, with a 7 in 10 distinction rate across the board. The batch’s performance for Geography and History were also commendable, with 6 in 10 distinctions obtained for each subject. Continuing a streak of a majority distinction rate set by last year’s batch, the Class of 2016 pulled off a 52% distinction rate for General Paper.
Overall, Batch ’16 has certainly done the school proud with their hard work and numerous achievements!
Class of 2016
61% scored 3 H2 Distinctions: 723 Students
53% scored 4 H2 Distinctions: 629 Students
52% scored Distinctions in General Paper: 617 Students
325 students (27.4%) achieved a perfect University Admissions Score of 90
Median UAS: 87.8
Distinctions in all subjects offered, including H3: 166
80% Distinctions for Literature
70% Distinctions for Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics
60% Distinctions for History, Geography
9 Distinctions: 7 Students
At least 8 Distinctions: 71 Students
At least 7 Distinctions: 296 Students
At least 6 Distinctions: 490 Students
At least 5 Distinctions: 701 Students
Total candidature: 1,186
Class of 2015
66% scored 3 H2 Distinctions.
55% scored 4 H2 Distinctions in all four subjects.
56% scored Distinctions in General Paper
344 students (28%) achieved a perfect University Admissions Score of 90
205 achieved distinctions in all subjects offered
75% Distinctions for Chemistry, Economics, Biology, Mathematics and Literature in English
70% Distinctions for Geography, Physics
60% Distinctions for History
9 Distinctions: 4 Students
At least 8 Distinctions: 89 Students
At least 7 Distinctions: 284 Students
At least 6 Distinctions: 530 Students
At least 5 Distinctions: 739 Students
Total candidature: 1,229
Raffles Press would like to congratulate the seniors for their outstanding efforts in the recent A Level Examination.