A Level Results 2018: Keeping Our Colours Flying

By Abigail Ang (18S06B), Soh Ying Qi (18A01C), Phang Yeu Yeou (19A01A), Caryn Chiah (19A01A) and Alyssa Marie Loo (19A13A)
Photos courtesy of Han Ying Jie (18A01E) of Raffles Photographic Society

The expectation hanging in the air was almost palpable. The batch of 2017 streamed into the Multi-Purpose Hall, buzzing with excitement as they reunited with their classmates. Finally, all fell silent as the briefing on the J3s’ performance began.

Raffles Press is pleased to report that the batch of 2017 has achieved stellar results: an astounding 98.3% of the cohort achieved at least 3 H2 passes and a pass in General Paper (GP) or Knowledge and Inquiry (KI), “well above the national [average]”, according to principal Mr Frederick Yeo. Additionally, 741 students (63.2%) received distinctions in 3 of their H2 subjects, and 543 (46.3%) received 4 H2 distinctions. 204 students (17.4%) achieved distinctions in all of their subjects, including H3s.

Adding to the cohort’s excellent showing, 344 students (29.3%) achieved a perfect University Admission Score (UAS) of 90, up from 27.4% last year. The mean UAS remained high at 85 out of 90.

number of As
Many students achieved at least 6 distinctions.

Several individual subjects also saw outstanding results, with this cohort performing as well as (or even better than) their seniors. Perhaps most remarkable was KI’s 9 in 10 distinction rate, the highest of all subjects offered. “The 20 students who [took] KI… you must be thrilled,” Mr Yeo quipped. Also notable was the 8 in 10 distinction rate attained by the History cohort, up from 6 in 10 last year. The batch of 2017 also performed well in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Geography, Literature and Physics, with 7 in 10 achieving distinctions in these subjects. Finally, the cohort sustained RI’s showing in General Paper, with 50% of candidates receiving distinctions.

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Several core subjects saw stellar performances.

All in all, the batch of 2017 has certainly done RI proud with their strong academic showings. We at Raffles Press wish them all the best in their future endeavours!

Year-on-Year Comparison

Class of 2017 Class of 2016
63.2% scored 3 H2 distinctions: 741 students 61% scored 3 H2 distinctions: 723 students
46.3% scored 4 H2 distinctions: 543 students 53% scored 4 H2 distinctions: 629 students
17.4% scored distinctions in all subjects offered, including H3: 204 students 14% scored distinctions in all subjects offered, including H3: 166 students
29.3% received a perfect UAS: 344 students 27.4% received a perfect UAS: 325 students
Mean UAS: 85 Median UAS: 87.8
50% distinctions for GP 52% distinctions for GP
70% distinctions for Geography 60% distinctions for Geography
70% distinctions for Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics 70% distinctions for Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics
70% distinctions for Literature in English 80% distinctions for Literature in English
80% distinctions for History 60% distinctions for History
Total candidature: 1,172 Total candidature: 1,186

 

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