Which JC is good?

Which JC to choose / Which JC is good?

Choosing a JC is a big decision that would impact the next 2 years of a student’s life. It is important not to choose a JC based on JC Cut Off Points alone. Lower JC Cut Off Points just means that JC is popular and has many people wanting to enter it, it does not mean it is better. Our tutor attended RJC, one of the top JCs in Singapore, yet he can honestly say that in terms of teaching, RJC may not be significantly better than other JCs. Most of the effort and work put in needed to ace the exams depends on the student himself, no matter which JC you attend. A suitable tutor will be helpful in clarifying doubts and teaching tips and tricks not taught in school.


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The thing about elite top JCs is that they tend to teach extra material that is out of the syllabus. While this is good for general knowledge, it actually means that you are mostly on your own (rely either on self-study or tuition) to study the stuff that are actually examined in the A level syllabus, since it is less emphasized in school.

Do consider factors like the school environment, location, and your studying preferences when choosing a JC. Although Singapore is small, traveling across the island by public transport can take up to 4 hours a day (to and fro), which can be better used for study or even rest.

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Junior colleges (JC) (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_schools_in_Singapore#Junior_colleges_.28JC.29)

These offer two-year courses leading to the GCE A-level examination.

Code Zone College name Established Address Type Special programmes
English Chinese Abb.
0705 North Anderson Junior College 安德逊初级学院 AJC 1984 4500 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 Government
7001 West Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) IB World School 英华中学 (自主) ACS(I)-IBDP 2004 (IBDP) 121 Dover Road Independent IP, MEP
0803 West Anglo-Chinese Junior College 英华初级学院 ACJC 1977 25 Dover Close East Government-aided MEP, DEP(TSD), LEP (EL)
0802 South Catholic Junior College 公教初级学院 CJC 1975 129 Whitley Road Government-aided LEP (EL)
3101 East Dunman High School 德明政府中学 DHS 2005 – IP 10 Tanjong Rhu Road Autonomous IP, MEP, BSP, LEP (CL), AEP
0806 Central Hwa Chong Institution 华侨中学 HCI 1974 661 Bukit Timah Road Independent IP, HP, LEP (CL), AEP, BSP
0713 North Innova Junior College 星烁初级学院 IJC 2005 21 Champions Way Government LEP (ML)
0703 West Jurong Junior College 裕廊初级学院 JJC 1981 800 Corporation Road Government LEP (CL)
0712 East Meridian Junior College 美廉初级学院 MJC 2003 21 Pasir Ris Street 71 Government
0908 West Millennia Institute 励仁高级中学 MI 2004 60 Bukit Batok West Avenue 8 Government DTP
0805 North Nanyang Junior College 南洋初级学院 NYJC 1978 128 Serangoon Avenue 3 Government-aided LEP (CL), AEP
0712 Central National Junior College 国家初级学院 NJC 1969 37 Hillcrest Road Government IP, HP, AEP, MEP, STaR
7801 West NUS High School of Mathematics and Science 新加坡国立大学附属数理中学 NUSHS 2005 20 Clementi Ave 1 Independent IP, DIP
0711 West Pioneer Junior College 先驱初级学院 PJC 1999 21 Teck Whye Walk Government
0704 South Raffles Institution 莱佛士初级学院 RI 1826 10 Bishan Street 21 Independent IP, HP, LEP (JL), LEP (EL), MEP, TSD
3103 West River Valley High School 立化中学 RVHS 1956 2006 – IP 6 Boon Lay Avenue Autonomous IP, BSP
0710 North Serangoon Junior College 实龙岗初级学院 SRJC 1988 1033 Upper Serangoon Road Government
0804 South Saint Andrew’s Junior College 圣安德烈初级学院 SAJC 1978 55 Potong Pasir Avenue 1 Government-aided
0709 East Tampines Junior College 淡滨尼初级学院 TPJC 1986 2 Tampines Avenue 9 Government LEP (ML), TSD
0702 East Temasek Junior College 淡马锡初级学院 TJC 1977 22 Bedok South Road Government IP, HP, LEP (CL), MEP
0706 East Victoria Junior College 维多利亚初级学院 VJC 1984 20 Marine Vista Government IP, HP, TSD, NAV
0708 North Yishun Junior College 义顺初级学院 YJC 1986 3 Yishun Ring Road Government

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Paper 1: 2 hours (120 min) — 80 marks

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Other secondary schools located near Bishan are Catholic High School, Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School, and Raffles Institution (Secondary).

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JC Cut Off Points (COP)

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  1. RJC Cut Off Points: Arts 3, Science 3
  2. HCI Cut Off Points: Arts 3, Science 3
  3. VJC Cut Off Points: Arts 5, Science 4
  4. NJC Cut Off Points: Arts 5, Science 5
  5. ACS(I) Cut Off Points: Science 5
  6. ACJC Cut Off Points: Arts 7, Science 6
  7. TJC Cut Off Points: Arts 7, Science 6
  8. AJC Cut Off Points: Arts 10, Science 8
  9. MJC Cut Off Points: Arts 9, Science 9
  10. NYJC Cut Off Points: Arts 9, Science 9
  11. SAJC Cut Off Points: Arts 9, Science 9
  12. CJC Cut Off Points: Arts 10, Science 10
  13. SRJC Cut Off Points: Arts 13, Science 13
  14. TPJC Cut Off Points: Arts 13, Science 14
  15. JJC Cut Off Points: Arts 13, Science 16
  16. PJC Cut Off Points: Arts 16, Science 16
  17. YJC Cut Off Points: Arts 20, Science 20
  18. IJC Cut Off Points: Arts 20, Science 20

L1R5 aggregate scores/ Cut Off Points (with bonus points) of students admitted to JCs in the 2012 Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE).

Junior College

Arts

Science/IB

Anderson JC

10

8

Anglo-Chinese JC

7

6

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)

5

Catholic JC

10

10

Hwa Chong Institution

3

3

Innova JC

20

20

Jurong JC

13

16

Meridian JC

9

9

Nanyang JC

9

9

National JC

5

5

Pioneer JC

16

16

Raffles Institution

3

3

Serangoon JC

13

13

St. Andrew’s JC

9

9

St. Joseph Institution

Tampines JC

13

14

Temasek JC

7

6

Victoria JC

5

4

Yishun JC

20

20

Source: http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/admissions/jae/files/jae-info.pdf

http://www.dunearn.edu.sg/students/junior-college-admission-cut-off-points-2013

JC Cut Off Points (Bonus Points)

For students seeking admission to JC/Poly/ITE and with the following CCA grades:a. Grades of A1 – A2 (2 points)b. Grades of B3 – C6 (1 point)
For students seeking admission to JC/MI courses and with grades of A1 to C6 in both their first languages (i.e. English and a Higher Mother Tongue). This is provided that these choices come before any Poly/ITE choices.(2 points)
For students seeking admission to JC/MI courses and with grades of A1 to C6 in Malay/Chinese (Special Programme) (MSP/CSP) or Bahasa Indonesia (BI) as their third language. This is provided that these choices come before any Poly/ITE choices.(2 points)
For students from feeder schools if they choose their affiliated Junior College course(s) as their:a. 1st choice, or b. 1st and 2nd choices. (2 points)

The bonus points can be deducted from their total points, and will be helpful to enter the JC (depending on the JC’s Cut Off Points). Theoretical Minimum Score is 0 points (if under CLEP or MLEP programme), otherwise minimum score is 2 points.

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Other landmarks are: the bus stop which students alight is in front of Blk 283, where Cheers minimart and Prime supermarket are.)

It’s one street away from Raffles Institution Junior College (RIJC), previously known as Raffles Junior College (RJC). It’s also very convenient for students of Catholic Junior College (CJC), Anderson Junior College (AJC), Yishun Junior College (YJC) and Innova Junior College (IJC).

Other secondary schools located near Bishan are Catholic High School, Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School, and Raffles Institution (Secondary).

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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academic_grading_in_Singapore

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Primary 5 to 6 standard stream

  • A*: 91% and above
  • A: 75% to 90%
  • B: 60% to 74%
  • C: 50% to 59%
  • D: 35% to 49%
  • E: 20% to 34%
  • U: Below 20%

Overall grade (Secondary schools)

  • A1: 75% and above
  • A2: 70% to 74%
  • B3: 65% to 69%
  • B4: 60% to 64%
  • C5: 55% to 59%
  • C6: 50% to 54%
  • D7: 45% to 49%
  • E8: 40% to 44%
  • F9: Below 40%

The GPA table for Raffles Girls’ School and Raffles Institution (Secondary) is as below:

Grade Percentage Grade point
A+ 80-100 4.0
A 70-79 3.6
B+ 65-69 3.2
B 60-64 2.8
C+ 55-59 2.4
C 50-54 2.0
D 45-49 1.6
E 40-44 1.2
F <40 0.8

The GPA table differs from school to school, with schools like Dunman High School excluding the grades “C+” and “B+”(meaning grades 50-59 is counted a C, vice-versa) However, in other secondary schools like Hwa Chong Institution and Victoria School, there is also a system called MSG (mean subject grade) which is similar to GPA that is used.

Grade Percentage Grade point
A1 75-100 1
A2 70-74 2
B3 65-69 3
B4 60-64 4
C5 55-59 5
C6 50-54 6
D7 45-49 7
E8 40-44 8
F9 <40 9

The mean subject grade is calculated by adding the points together, then divided by the number of subjects. For example, if a student got A1 for math and B3 for English, his MSG would be (1+3)/2 = 2.

O levels grades

  • A1: 75% and above
  • A2: 70% to 74%
  • B3: 65% to 69%
  • B4: 60% to 64%
  • C5: 55% to 59%
  • C6: 50% to 54%
  • D7: 45% to 49%
  • E8: 40% to 44%
  • F9: Below 40%

The results also depends on the bell curve.

Junior college level (GCE A and AO levels)

  • A: 70% and above
  • B: 60% to 69%
  • C: 55% to 59%
  • D: 50% to 54%
  • E: 45% to 49% (passing grade)
  • S: 40% to 44% (denotes standard is at AO level only), grade N in the British A Levels.
  • U: Below 39%

H2 Maths A Level 2012 Solution, Paper 2 Q5; H2 Maths Tuition

5(i)(a)

P(\text{patient has the disease and test positive})=0.001(0.995)=9.95\times 10^{-4}

P(\text{patient does not have the disease and he tests positive})=(1-0.001)(1-0.995)=4.995\times 10^{-3}

P(\text{result of the test is positive})=9.95\times 10^{-4}+4.995\times 10^{-3}=5.99\times 10^{-3}

(b)

Let A=patient has disease

Let B=result of test is positive

\displaystyle\begin{array}{rcl}P(A|B)&=&\frac{P(A\cap B)}{P(B)}\\    &=&\frac{(0.001)(0.995)}{5.99\times 10^{-3}}\\    &=&0.166    \end{array}

Note that the probability is surprisingly quite low! (This is called the False positive paradox, a statistical result where false positive tests are more probable than true positive tests, occurring when the overall population has a low incidence of a condition and the incidence rate is lower than the false positive rate. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_positive_paradox)

(ii)

\displaystyle P(A|B)=\frac{(0.001)p}{(0.001)p+(1-0.001)(1-p)}=0.75

By GC, p=0.999666 (6 d.p.)

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(i)

1 Jan 2001 –> $100

1 Feb 2001 —> $110

1 Mar 2001 –> $120

Notice that this is an AP with a=100d=10

\displaystyle\begin{array}{rcl}S_n&=&\frac{n}{2}(2a+(n-1)d)\\    &=&\frac{n}{2}(200+10(n-1))>5000    \end{array}

\frac{n}{2}(200+10(n-1))-5000>0

From GC, n>23.5

n=24 (months)

This is inclusive of 1 Jan 2001!!!

Thus, 1 Jan 2001 + 23 months —> 1 Dec 2002

(ii)

1 Jan 2001 –> 100

end of Jan 2001 –> 1.005(100)

1 Feb 2001 –> 1.005(100)+100

end of Feb 2001 –> 1.005[1.005(100)+100]=1.005^2 (100)+1.005(100)

From the pattern, we can see that

\displaystyle\begin{array}{rcl}S_n&=&1.005^n(100)+1.005^{n-1}(100)+\cdots+1.005(100)\\    &=&\frac{a(r^n-1)}{r-1}\\    &=&\frac{1.005(100)[1.005^n-1]}{1.005-1}\\    &=&\frac{100.5(1.005^n-1)}{0.005}\\    &=&20100(1.005^n-1)    \end{array}

$5000-$100=$4900

20100(1.005^n-1)>4900

20100(1.005^n-1)-4900>0

From GC, n>43.7

So n=44 months (inclusive of Jan 2001 !!!)

1 Jan 2001+36 months —> 1 Jan 2004

1 Jan 2004+7 months —> 1 Aug 2004

Then on 1 Sep 2004, Mr B will deposit another $100, making the amount greater than $5000.

Hence, answer is 1 Sep 2004.

(iii)

Let the interest rate be x %.

Note that from Jan 2001 to Nov 2003 is 35 months. (Jan 2001 to Dec 2001 is 12 months, Jan 2002 to Dec 2002 is 12 months, Jan 2003 to Nov 2003 is 11 months :))

$5000-$100=$4900

Modifying our formula in part ii, we get

\displaystyle S_n=\frac{(1+x/100)(100)[(1+x/100)^n-1]}{(1+x/100)-1}=4900

Setting n=35 and using GC, we get

x=1.80

Hence, the interest rate is 1.80%.

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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_schools_in_Singapore#Junior_Colleges_.28JC.29

Junior Colleges (JC)

These offer two-year courses leading to the GCE A-level examination.

Code Zone College Name Established Address Type Special Programmes
English Chinese Abb.
0705 North Anderson Junior College 安德逊初级学院 AJC 1984 4500 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 Government
7001 West Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) IB World School 英华中学 (自主) ACS(I)-IBDP 2004 (IBDP) 121 Dover Road Independent IP, MEP
0803 West Anglo-Chinese Junior College 英华初级学院 ACJC 1977 25 Dover Close East Government-Aided MEP, DEP(TSD), LEP (EL)
0802 South Catholic Junior College 公教初级学院 CJC 1975 129 Whitley Road Government-Aided LEP (EL)
3101 East Dunman High School 德明政府中学 DHS 2005 – IP 10 Tanjong Rhu Road Autonomous IP, MEP, BSP, LEP (CL), AEP
0806 Central Hwa Chong Institution 华侨中学 HCI 1974 661 Bukit Timah Road Independent IP, HP, LEP (CL), AEP, BSP
0713 North Innova Junior College 星烁初级学院 IJC 2005 21 Champions Way Government LEP (ML)
0703 West Jurong Junior College 裕廊初级学院 JJC 1981 800 Corporation Road Government LEP (CL)
0712 East Meridian Junior College 美廉初级学院 MJC 2003 21 Pasir Ris Street 71 Government
0908 West Millennia Institute 励仁高级中学 MI 2004 60 Bukit Batok West Avenue 8 Government DTP
0805 North Nanyang Junior College 南洋初级学院 NYJC 1978 128 Serangoon Avenue 3 Government-Aided LEP (CL), AEP
0712 Central National Junior College 国家初级学院 NJC 1969 37 Hillcrest Road Government IP, HP, AEP, MEP, STaR
7801 West NUS High School of Mathematics and Science 新加坡国立大学附属数理中学 NUSHS 2005 20 Clementi Ave 1 Independent IP, DIP
0711 West Pioneer Junior College 先驱初级学院 PJC 1999 21 Teck Whye Walk Government
0704 South Raffles Institution 莱佛士初级学院 RI 1826 10 Bishan Street 21 Independent IP, HP, LEP (JL), LEP (EL), MEP, TSD
3103 West River Valley High School 立化中学 RVHS 1956 2006 – IP 6 Boon Lay Avenue Autonomous IP, BSP
0710 North Serangoon Junior College 实龙岗初级学院 SRJC 1988 1033 Upper Serangoon Road Government
0804 South Saint Andrew’s Junior College 圣安德烈初级学院 SAJC 1978 55 Potong Pasir Avenue 1 Government-Aided
0709 East Tampines Junior College 淡滨尼初级学院 TPJC 1986 2 Tampines Avenue 9 Government LEP (ML), TSD
0702 East Temasek Junior College 淡马锡初级学院 TJC 1977 22 Bedok South Road Government IP, HP, LEP (CL), MEP
0706 East Victoria Junior College 维多利亚初级学院 VJC 1984 20 Marine Vista Government IP, HP, TSD, NAV
0708 North Yishun Junior College 义顺初级学院 YJC 1986 3 Yishun Ring Road Government

Centralised Institutes (CI)

The only centralised institute is Millennia Institute (MI), which offers a three-year course leading to the GCE A-level examination in arts, science, and commerce.[3]