Schools - Ranking of Junior Colleges 2000

     Ranking of Junior Colleges 2000

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR JUNIOR COLLEGES 2000

As in previous years, the Ministry of Education is providing information on the performance of Junior Colleges (JCs) to help students and their parents make informed choices when selecting JCs.

  1. Table 1gives an overall picture of how each college performed in a number of selected academic performance indicators and the intake quality of its students.

  2. Table 2shows the students' physical fitness and percentage of overweight students in each JC.

  3. In Table 3, the colleges are ranked according to the different indicators, including value-added performance and fitness index. It shows that different colleges can excel in different areas.

  4. Table 4shows the L1R5 aggregate scores of students admitted to the different JCs in 2000.

  5. For the 1999 GCE A-level examination, Temasek JC was the top JC for the value-added performance while Raffles JC came in second. The value-added performance of a JC is calculated by comparing its students' A-level performance against the expected performance based on their O-level results when they entered the JC. The Ministry will award $20,000 to Temasek JC and $10,000 to Rafffles JC for their value-added performance. Yishun JC, Jurong JC and Victoria JC were the top JCs in Fitness Index.

  6. Data on the performance of each JC will be included in the Information Booklet which students will receive when applying for admission into JCs.

    Table 1: Performance of Junior Colleges
    (Based on 1999 GCE A-Level Results)

     

    S/No

    Junior College

    No. of Pupils

    Mean L1R5

    1999 GCE A-Level Results

    Mean A-Level Points

    Mean Subject Grade

    % Grade A or B

    % Passed 3 A-Levels or More

    % Passed GP

    1

    Anderson

    815

    10.5

    63

    2.2

    66

    96

    91

    2

    Anglo-Chinese

    803

    11.6

    60

    2.3

    60

    95

    95

    3

    Catholic

    743

    14.7

    53

    3.1

    35

    88

    78

    4

    Hwa Chong

    889

    7.4

    70

    1.5

    87

    100

    97

    5

    Jurong

    768

    14.1

    56

    2.7

    46

    92

    76

    6

    Nanyang

    810

    13.2

    56

    2.8

    44

    88

    89

    7

    National

    801

    8.8

    66

    1.8

    79

    99

    97

    8

    Raffles

    861

    7.3

    70

    1.5

    89

    99

    99

    9

    Serangoon

    691

    16.3

    50

    3.4

    29

    78

    74

    10

    St. Andrew's

    807

    12.5

    59

    2.4

    58

    97

    84

    11

    Tampines

    831

    13.0

    57

    2.7

    48

    92

    88

    12

    Temasek

    851

    9.3

    67

    1.7

    81

    99

    97

    13

    Victoria

    788

    8.8

    67

    1.7

    83

    99

    95

    14

    Yishun

    677

    16.7

    50

    3.4

    30

    73

    78

    Table 2: Fitness Data For Junior Colleges in 1999

    S/No

    Junior College

    Fitness Index#

    Percentage Overweight*

    % Passed NAPFA@ Test

    1

    Anderson

    86.7

    5.8

    80.6

    2

    Anglo-Chinese

    86.8

    5.0

    80.1

    3

    Catholic

    78.0

    7.9

    65.5

    4

    Hwa Chong

    89.2

    4.6

    85.3

    5

    Jurong

    92.0

    4.6

    91.3

    6

    Nanyang

    82.6

    6.6

    73.7

    7

    National

    89.1

    3.0

    83.3

    8

    Raffles

    89.1

    5.0

    84.0

    9

    Serangoon

    83.5

    6.7

    75.7

    10

    St. Andrew's

    81.3

    7.9

    74.4

    11

    Tampines

    82.1

    8.1

    76.5

    12

    Temasek

    88.8

    4.8

    84.7

    13

    Victoria

    90.2

    3.7

    86.9

    14

    Yishun

    92.7

    4.7

    90.2

     

    #

    The Fitness Index (FI) is defined as the average of: (i) the percentage of pupils within the acceptable weight range and; (ii) the percentage of pupils who pass the NAPFA test. 

    * 

    Refers to percentage of pupils who are overweight by 20% or more according to standards provided by the Ministry of Health.

    @ 

    National Physical Fitness Award.

    The acceptable weight range is from 80% to below 120% of standard weight.

     

    Table 3: Ranking of Junior Colleges by Performance Indicator
    (Based on 1999 GCE A-Level Results and Fitness Index)

    S/No

    Junior College

    Ranking of JC1 Intake in 1998

    Ranking by Performance Indicator

    Ranking on Fitness Index*

    Mean A- Level Points

    Mean Subject Grade

    % Grades A or B

    % Passed 3 A- Levels or More

    % Passed GP

    Value- Added Indicator

    1

    Anderson

    6

    6

    6

    6

    7

    7

    7

    9

    2

    Anglo-Chinese

    7

    7

    7

    7

    8

    5

    9

    8

    3

    Catholic

    12

    12

    12

    12

    11

    11

    13

    14

    4

    Hwa Chong

    2

    1

    1

    2

    1

    2

    4

    4

    5

    Jurong

    11

    10

    9

    10

    9

    13

    8

    2

    6

    Nanyang

    10

    10

    11

    11

    11

    8

    11

    11

    7

    National

    3

    5

    5

    5

    2

    2

    5

    5

    8

    Raffles

    1

    1

    1

    1

    2

    1

    2

    5

    9

    Serangoon

    13

    13

    13

    14

    13

    14

    14

    10

    10

    St. Andrew's

    8

    8

    8

    8

    6

    10

    6

    13

    11

    Tampines

    9

    9

    9

    9

    9

    9

    10

    12

    12

    Temasek

    5

    3

    3

    4

    2

    2

    1

    7

    13

    Victoria

    3

    3

    3

    3

    2

    5

    3

    3

    14

    Yishun

    14

    13

    13

    13

    14

    11

    12

    1

     

    *

    Based on all students, including those in JC1.

     

     

    Table 4: Aggregate L1R5 Scores of Students Admitted in 2000

     

    S/No

    Junior College

    Arts

    Science

    Mean

    Range

    Mean

    Range

    1

    Anderson

    11.8

    6 - 15

    9.9

    6 - 13

    2

    Anglo-Chinese

    12.6

    6 - 16

    11.0

    6 - 15

    3

    Catholic

    16.3

    9 - 20

    15.0

    8 - 20

    4

    Hwa Chong

    7.8

    6 - 11

    6.7

    6 - 9

    5

    Jurong

    15.7

    8 - 20

    14.1

    7 - 19

    6

    Nanyang

    14.1

    8 - 18

    11.9

    7 - 15

    7

    National

    9.5

    6 - 12

    8.4

    6 - 11

    8

    Pioneer

    17.5

    9 - 20

    15.7

    8 - 20

    9

    Raffles

    8.6

    6 - 13

    6.5

    6 - 8

    10

    Serangoon

    16.1

    10 - 20

    16.0

    9 - 20

    11

    St. Andrew's

    12.4

    7 - 16

    11.0

    6 - 14

    12

    Tampines

    13.4

    7 - 17

    11.8

    7 - 15

    13

    Temasek

    10.2

    7 - 13

    8.8

    6 - 12

    14

    Victoria

    9.2

    6 - 12

    7.9

    6 - 11

    15

    Yishun

    17.8

    13 - 20

    16.2

    8 - 20

     

    Notes:

    1.         The above L1R5 aggregate is based on all students who applied to the JCs through the Joint Admission Exercise and before taking into account bonus points.

    2.         Students are given 2 bonus points if they have a pass in Higher Mother Tongue Language, and another 2 points if their Secondary Schools are affiliated to the JCs that they are applying for, or they have been provisionally admitted to the JC. Students are also given 1 to 2 bonus points based on their ECA performance. Normally, the maximum bonus points allowable are 4 points. However, students applying to Hwa Chong JC, Nanyang JC and Temasek JC for their Chinese LEP program can enjoy additional 2 bonus points. These students are therefore allowed up to a maximum of 6 bonus points.

    3.         Further details can be found in the guide to the Joint Admission Exercise.

APPENDIX

Explanatory Notes for Tables on Ranking of Junior Colleges

1          The following four tables provide information on the performance of junior colleges in the 1999 GCE A-level examination, data on physical fitness of their students, and aggregate scores of those admitted in 2000.

Table 1:

Performance of Junior Colleges in the 1999 GCE A-Level Examinations

Table 2:

Fitness Data for Junior Colleges in 1999

Table 3:

Ranking of Junior Colleges by Performance Indicator

Table 4:

L1R5 Aggregate Scores of Students Admitted to Junior Colleges in 2000

 

2           Table 1 shows the performance of each JC in terms of intake quality, absolute and value-added performance. Table 2 gives the different indicators of the fitness level in the junior colleges. Table 3 gives the rankings of the JCs based on data shown in Table 1 as well as Fitness Index. The value-added ranking is based on difference between actual and expected mean A-level points of students. Table 4gives the range of L1R5 aggregate scores of students admitted to the different JCs in 2000.

3         Data on academic performance is based on students who took the A-level examination for the first time and the fitness data is based on all students, including those in JC1.

Description of Terms Used in the Tables

4         Ranking on JC1 Intake in 1998: This column ranks the JCs in terms of mean L1R5 aggregate score of their 1998 JC1 intake i.e. the cohort which took the A-level in 1999. L1R5 is the aggregate score for JC admission and the cut-off score is 20.

5         Mean L1R5: This is the average L1R5 aggregate score of students who took the A-level examination for the first time in 1999.

6         Mean A-Level Points: This column gives the average A-level points obtained by students based on their performance in the best 3 A-level and 2 AO-level subjects (General Paper and mother tongue language). The maximum number of points is 20 (grade A) for A-level subjects and 8 points (grade 1) for AO-level subjects, giving a maximum total of 76 points.

7        Mean Subject Grade: For A-level subjects, students are awarded grades A, B, C, D, E, O or F. For the purpose of computing the mean, a grade A is assigned a value of 1, B a value of 2 and so on. The mean subject grade of a particular college is obtained by adding each of these values for each subject taken and dividing by the total number of subjects taken.

8        % Grades A or B: This column shows what percentage of the subject entries in each JC were graded A or B. It is computed by summing all the grades A and B and dividing the sum by the total number of subjects taken by students.

9         % Passed 3 A-Levels or More: This is the percentage of students who obtained at least 3 A-level passes (grades A-E).

10       % Passed GP: This column shows the college's pass rate in GP (grades 1-6).

11       L1R5 Aggregate Scores of Students Admitted:  Table 4shows the L1R5 aggregate scores of those admitted to the different courses in 2000.

12       Fitness Index: The Fitness Index (FI) is based on students' height and weight, and their performance in the National Physical Fitness Award (NAPFA) test. The Index is based on all students (JC1 and JC2), and it is defined as the average of:

  • the percentage of students within the acceptable weight range (based on weight-for-height table provided by Ministry of Health's School Health Service), and

  • the percentage of students who passed the NAPFA test.

           The acceptable weight range is from 80% to below 120% of standard weight.

13       Percentage Overweight: This column shows the percentage of students who were overweight by 20% or more, based on standards provided by Ministry of Health.

14       % Passed NAPFA Test: This is the percentage of students who passed the NAPFA test in 1999. The NAPFA test comprises 6 test items developed by the Sports Medicine and Research Centre of the Singapore Sports Council.

 

Source: Ministry of Education Press Release 18 Sep 2000

 

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