What to do if did not do well for A Levels
For those who did not do well for A Levels, do not be overly disheartened. Though it may seem like the end of the world, it is not, and there are other options available to you.
Firstly, check out this post by Digital Senior, where they discuss 7 alternative routes for those who did not do well for A Levels. The 7 alternative routes are: Polytechnic, SUSS (Full time/part time), Overseas universities, SIM-UOL, NTU/NUS part time degrees, SIT, and lastly retaking A levels.
Secondly, check out this post by Mothership, featuring 10 inspirational stories of Singaporeans who did not do well for A levels but persevered on to achieve success in their respective fields.
Thirdly, check out this Reddit post, where advice is given about failing A levels.
Also, do dispel the myth that failing GP will lead to zero chance of entering university. It is still possible to enter local university with failed GP, though certain courses like Law are ruled out.
If I failed my General Paper (GP) at the Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Level exam, can I apply for admission?
Yes, you can apply for admission. However, if you failed GP, you will not qualify for certain courses such as Law which will require a GP grade of at least ‘B3’ (for old syllabus), ‘B’ (for new syllabus) or a good pass in Knowledge & Inquiry (KI) (for new syllabus).
Applicants who do not possess the necessary English Language qualification will be required to take the Qualifying English Test (QET), if offered admission. Those who fail to fulfill the QET requirement will not be allowed to graduate – click here for details.
Source: Askadmissions NUS
Finally, just to share a quote about success and failure in general, not just A Levels:
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill
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