Improved GCE 'A' and 'O' level results

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

THE Ministry of Education has released the GCE 'A' and 'O' level examination results for the year 2007 yesterday, with early statistics showing an improvement in results compared to the previous year.

Some 69 students who sat for the 'A' levels obtained grade A in at least two subjects in 2007, while only 60 candidates achieved two grade A's and above in 2006.

In addition, 2225 students had at least one 'A' level, compared to 2,107 students out of 2,690 in 2006.

Amilyn Quah Yen Sze of Duli Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah College was the outstanding student when she achieved grade A's in six subjects, including General Paper, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.

Both Goh Yoke Gie and Tan Chia Ren of Duli Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah College accomplished A's in all of their five subjects.

On the other hand, 2310 'O' level candidates, out of a total of 7027 students, attained A's in five to nine subjects in 2007.

In 2006, 187 'O' level students had grade A in five to nine subjects. Only 652 or 9.3 per cent of the total candidate of 7,017 earned at least eight 'O' levels in 2006.

Andrew Koay Yi Jie from Chung Hwa Middle School, BSB, was the only 'O' level candidate who took 12 subjects and achieved 11 grade A's and one B.

The Ministry of Education is currently discussing the introduction of International General Certificate Secondary Education (IGCSE) as an alternative to the GCE.

IGCSE is a high profile qualification that has the same value in admitting students to institutes of further education and employment as its United Kingdom equivalent.

Students can collect their result slips from their respective schools, while private candidates can obtain their results from the Ministry of Education's Department of Examination.

The Brunei Times