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
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.
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
of Terms Used in the Tables
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.
Mean L1R5: This is the average L1R5
aggregate score of students who took the A-level
examination for the first time in 1999.
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.
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.
% 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.
% Passed 3 A-Levels or More: This is
the percentage of students who obtained at least 3
A-level passes (grades A-E).
% Passed GP: This column shows the
college's pass rate in GP (grades 1-6).
L1R5 Aggregate Scores of Students Admitted:
4shows the L1R5 aggregate scores of those admitted
to the different courses in 2000.
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:
percentage of students within the acceptable weight
range (based on weight-for-height table provided by
Ministry of Health's School Health Service), and
percentage of students who passed the NAPFA test.
The acceptable weight range is from 80% to below 120% of
Percentage Overweight: This column
shows the percentage of students who were overweight by
20% or more, based on standards provided by Ministry of
% 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