Schools - Ranking of Junior Colleges 2001

     Ranking of Junior Colleges 2001

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR JUNIOR COLLEGES 2001

 

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

2.      For the 2000 GCE A-level examination, Victoria JC was the top JC for the value-added performance while Temasek 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 Victoria JC and $10,000 to Temasek JC for their value-added performance. Jurong JC, Victoria JC and Yishun JC were the top JCs in Fitness Index.

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

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

5.      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.

6.      Table 4 shows the L1R5 aggregate scores of students admitted to the different JCs in 2001.

7.      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 2000 GCE A-Level Results)

S/No

Junior College

No. of Pupils

Mean
L1R5

2000 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

870

11.0

62

2.1

67

96

88

2

Anglo-Chinese

852

11.9

59

2.4

55

96

92

3

Catholic

780

15.5

50

3.3

32

80

82

4

Hwa Chong

945

7.4

69

1.6

86

100

97

5

Jurong

810

14.8

55

2.8

43

91

78

6

Nanyang

786

13.1

58

2.6

50

95

86

7

National

867

8.9

67

1.6

84

99

96

8

Raffles

879

7.6

69

1.5

86

99

98

9

Serangoon

831

15.7

51

3.3

32

79

77

10

St. Andrew's

865

12.2

61

2.1

65

98

84

11

Tampines

854

13.4

56

2.7

47

91

79

12

Temasek

860

10.0

66

1.8

77

99

95

13

Victoria

858

8.5

69

1.6

87

100

98

14

Yishun

573

17.2

50

3.4

30

77

75

Table 2: Fitness Data for Junior Colleges in 2000

S/No

Junior College

Fitness Index#

Percentage Overweight*

% Passed NAPFA@ Test

1

Anderson

85.8

5.6

80.6

2

Anglo-Chinese

88.6

4.8

83.6

3

Catholic

80.7

8.4

71.8

4

Hwa Chong

90.1

4.9

87.3

5

Jurong

94.1

4.8

94.0

6

Nanyang

85.0

8.7

80.6

7

National

89.6

3.9

84.3

8

Pioneer

85.9

8.8

83.5

9

Raffles

89.9

4.5

85.9

10

Serangoon

85.1

6.8

80.4

11

St. Andrew's

82.7

8.1

76.3

12

Tampines

88.9

4.7

86.1

13

Temasek

89.4

4.3

85.9

14

Victoria

92.3

4.5

90.0

15

Yishun

90.7

4.5

85.9

* 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 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.

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

Table 3: Ranking of Junior Colleges by Performance Indicator
(Based on 2000 GCE A-Level Results and Fitness Index)

S/No

Junior College

Ranking of JC1 Intake in 1999

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

8

11

2

Anglo-Chinese

7

8

8

8

7

6

11

9

3

Catholic

12

13

12

12

12

10

14

15

4

Hwa Chong

1

1

2

2

1

3

7

4

5

Jurong

11

11

11

11

10

12

6

1

6

Nanyang

9

9

9

9

9

8

9

13

7

National

4

4

2

4

3

4

4

6

8

Raffles

2

1

1

2

3

1

5

5

9

Serangoon

13

12

12

12

13

13

13

12

10

St. Andrew's

8

7

6

7

6

9

3

14

11

Tampines

10

10

10

10

10

11

12

8

12

Temasek

5

5

5

5

3

5

2

7

13

Victoria

3

1

2

1

1

1

1

2

14

Yishun

14

13

14

14

14

14

10

3

* Based on all students, including those in JC1 in 2000 (There are no JC2 students in Pioneer Junior College [PJC] in 2000, but PJC is ranked 10th based on Fitness Index)

Table 4: Aggregate L1R5 Scores of Students Admitted in 2001

S/No

Junior College

Arts

Science

Without Bonus Points

With Bonus Points

Without Bonus Points

With Bonus
Points

1

Anderson

6-15

2-11

6-13

2-9

2

Anglo-Chinese

6-16

2-12

6-15

2-11

3

Catholic

9-20

5-17

8-20

4-16

4

Hwa Chong

6-11

0-7

6-9

0-4

5

Jurong

8-20

4-16

7-19

4-15

6

Nanyang

8-18

4-14

7-15

3-11

7

National

6-12

2-8

6-11

2-7

8

Pioneer

9-20

7-20

8-20

4-18

9

Raffles

6-13

2-9

6-8

2-4

10

Serangoon

10-20

7-17

9-20

6-18

11

St. Andrew's

7-16

3-12

6-14

2-10

12

Tampines

7-17

3-13

7-15

3-11

13

Temasek

7-13

1-9

6-12

0-8

14

Victoria

6-12

2-8

6-11

2-7

15

Yishun

13-20

9-20

8-20

4-20

Notes:

1.      The above L1R5 aggregate is based on all students who applied to the JCs through the Joint Admission Exercise.

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 CCA 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 2000 GCE A-level examination, data on physical fitness of their students, and aggregate scores of those admitted in 2001.

Table 1: Performance of Junior Colleges in the 2000 GCE A-Level Examinations

Table 2: Fitness Data for Junior Colleges in 2000

Table 3: Ranking of Junior Colleges in Performance Indicators
Table 4: L1R5 Aggregate Scores of Students admitted to the Junior Colleges in 2001

2      Table 1 shows the performance of each JC in various indicators like Mean A-level points, Mean Subject Grade, % Grade A or B etc. Table 2 gives the different indicators of the fitness level in the Junior Colleges. Table 3 gives the rankings of the JCs that are based on data shown in Tables 1 & 2. The value-added ranking is based on difference between actual and expected mean A-level points of students. Table 4 gives the range of L1R5 aggregate scores of students admitted to the different JCs in 2001.

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 1999: This column ranks the JCs in terms of mean L1R5 aggregate score of their 1999 JC1 intake i.e. the cohort which took the A-level in 2000. L1R5 is the aggregate score for JC admission and the cut-off score is 20.

5      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.

6      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.

7      % 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.

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

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

10    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:

i. 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;
ii. the percentage of students who passed the NAPFA test.

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

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

12    % Passed NAPFA Test: This is the percentage of students who passed the NAPFA test in 2000. The NAPFA test comprises 6 test items developed by the Sports Medicine and Research Centre of the Singapore Sports Council.

13    Aggregate L1R5 Scores of Students Admitted: Table 4 shows the L1R5 aggregate scores of those admitted to the different courses in 2001.

Source: Ministry of Education Press Release 20 Sep 2001

 

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