AFTER TAKING YOUR GCE O LEVEL RESULTS – WHAT’S NEXT!
Yesterday was all the tears of joy for most when your obtained your GCE O Level results. It was the time for recognition of all your hard work and positive attitude towards the preparation of this major examination for the last 4-5 years in secondary school. If you have scored an A1/A2 for your Chemistry – it must have to do with the strong foundation that you have built on the essential chemistry concepts, fortified by the Consistent Hard Work and Regular Revisions. Congrats!
Just like LEFT & RIGHT, BACK & FRONT, EAST & WEST, there are students that fared very well and have lots of joy, but there will also be some that have not done so well in this examinations. No matter which group you belong too – i must add that you still have a long road ahead of you =). Stay always Positive and remember there are many options that are available to you after your O Levels. Most important is to consider your aptitude and interests carefully before making a choice.
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O Level students these days have more choices and flexibility than ever. More JCs are offering both science and arts subjects together to cater to students with varied interests while polytechnics are introducing new courses to meet the demand for qualified workers in growing, multi-million dollar industries such as digital media and biomedical science industries. The Open-House for the 5 Polytechnics have passed but i believed you still can find out about the course details at their homepage. Check out my earlier post.
The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) is also expanding its range of courses. You can check out the available courses HERE.
There is also many direct universities route such as SIM that allows O-Level graduates to obtain certain degress in just three years, not to mention the many Private Schools that are offering Diplomas in different areas. Note: For Private Schools – there have been recent commotions about their credibility. My advice is to check them out carefully and ask for prove of their accreditation, if necessary.
For those that are more inclined towards ARTs, you can also consider Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) as well as LaSalle College of the Arts, which are having their Open House this weekend.
So with choices galore, how should students decide where to go after the O?s?
Just a year ago about the same period, i made a blogpost on “Options Galore! Choosing the Right Path for O Level Holders!” Check out this interesting post HERE if you are undecided what to do next.
Hope this post is helpful to you.
PS: Drop me a comment as i would love to hear from you. =-)