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1 Progression Pathways after GCE N(A) & N(T) Exams 1
2 Progression Pathways for 4N(A) “Through-train” to poly for eligible studentsPolytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP)ITE DES-to-Poly Programme (DPP)Promotion to Sec 5ELMAB3 ≤ 19, andAt least N(A)-level Grade 5 for all subjects used in computing ELMAB3Progression to ITERetention at Sec 4NAELMAB3 ≤ 21, or ELB3 ≤ 14, or MAB3 ≤ 14; andOveraged by not more than 4 yrs (for Singaporeans and PRs) (born on or after 1 Jan 1994), orOveraged by not more than 2 yrs (IS) (born on or after 1 Jan 1996) ; andSat for GCE N(A) Exam only once previouslyFrom 2013: PFP & DPPFrom 200_: ELMAB3<192
3 Overview of Pathways for 4 Normal (Academic) Students GCE N-Level Exam4 years N(A) Course2 years ITE Direct Entry Scheme (DES) to Higher Nitec10 weeksPrep ProgrammeGCE O-Level Exam1 year Sec 5Polytechnic (3 years)2 years ITE Nitec2 years ITE Higher NitecNAFA/ LaSalle(3 years)1 year Foundation ProgrammePolytechnic (2 years)Junior College (2 years) / Centralised Institute
4 Polytechnic Foundation Prog (PFP) For N(A) students who are academically strong and clearly polytechnic boundELMAB3 aggregate of 11 points or less and meet subject-specific Minimum Entry RequirementsThe PFP is a one-year foundation programme for polytechnic-bound students offering a practice- oriented curriculum taught by polytechnic lecturers. PFP students are given provisional places in diploma programmes, subject to them passing all modules in the one-year PFP.Eligible N(A) students will be invited to apply for the PFP after the release of the ‘O’-Level resultsStudents interested in applying to the PFP should first progress to Secondary 5 on 2 January 2014
5 ITE DES-to-Poly Prog (DPP) For N(A) students who are fairly strong academicallyELMAB3 aggregate of 19 points or less and meet subject-specific Minimum Entry RequirementsStudents accepted into the DPP will enrol into Higher Nitec courses at ITE, and are subsequently guaranteed a place in a polytechnic diploma course mapped to their Higher Nitec, subject to them meeting the Grade Point Average (GPA) requirements.
6 For students who are only interested in the PFP: You should progress to Sec 5, and apply for the PFP in January. Students who have accepted their PFP offers will withdraw from Sec 5 by the end of January.Being eligible to apply for the PFP does not guarantee a successful placement into a PFP course.For students who are only interested in the DPP:You should apply to the DPP between 19 to 23 Dec.Students who have accepted their DPP offers in Decembershould not continue with Sec 5.
7 For students who are uncertain and/or interested in both PFP and DPP: If you are certain that you do not want to continue with Sec 5 and pursue the GCE O-Levels, you may apply for the DPP in December. Upon the release of the GCE O-Level results in January, eligible students may apply for the PFP. If you are offered and accept a PFP place, you may withdraw from the DPP.Alternatively,You may progress to Sec 5 first. Upon release of the GCE O-Level results in January, you may then apply for the PFP and DPP concurrently
8 Timeline for DPP / PFP 2014 Dec 2013 Jan 2014 19 Dec 13 Release of GCE ‘N’-resultsRelease of GCE ‘O’-resultsRelease of PFP OffersPFP Applicants to confirm acceptanceDPP-Eligible students receive ‘Form N’PFP-Eligible students receive ‘Form P’*Applies to students who have accepted a DPP offer in January only. Students who accept DPP offers in December should not continue with Sec 5.PFP Acceptance and AppealPFP Applicationmid Dec30 Jan1st DPP Application19 – 23 DecDPPAppeal & Late Applications DecDPP Application WindowLast day of school for students who accept PFP/DPP* offersDec 2013Jan 2014
9 Notes for DPP application for students taking GCE ‘O’ Level Subject Examination in 2013 Students can proceed to apply for courses listed in Form NFor other courses that you are eligible but not listed in Form N, can apply at Customer & Visitor Ang Mo Kio (Read Pg. 81)
10 Equivalence table for DPP Admission Normal (Academic) GradeITE Aggregate Points12345GCE ‘O’ Level GradeITE Aggregate PointsA1 - B31B4 - C62D7 - E83* Note that F9 GCE ‘O’ Level examination grade will not be used for DPP admission
11 Progression Pathways for 4N(T) Progression to ITE (Based on best 4 GCE ‘N’ subjects, including pre- requisite subjects and bonus points)Enhanced Nitec Foundation ProgrammeHelp NT students with 0 or 1 GCE ‘N’(Tech) Level pass3-Yr Nitec Course (2 yrs of foundation training, third year for Career Core curriculum)If application is unsuccessful, candidate can apply to school for repeat. Approval on case-by-case basisLateral transfer to Sec 4N(A)Grade A for both EL and Math, and Grade B or better for one other subject at N(T)-level in one sittingIf a 4N(T) student has taken one or more N(A) subjects:a) If the N(A) subject offered is EL or MA, a passing grade may be used as Grade A for the respective subject at N(T)-levelb) If the N(A) subject offered is neither EL nor MA, a passing grade may be used to replace the Grade B required for the one other subject at N(T)-level.A team comprising the polytechnic registrars, ITE D/CEO and HED was formed to work out the implementation detailsSchools may allow their Sec 4N(T) students to be laterally transferred to Sec 4N(A) ifthey have achieved Grade A for both English Language (EL) and Mathematics (MA), andGrade B or better for one other subject at the N(T)-level in one sitting.15 For Sec 4N(T) students who offer one or more N(A) subjects, if the N(A) subjectoffered is EL or MA, a passing grade (i.e. Grade 5 or better) in the subject may be used toreplace the Grade A required for the respective subject at the N(T)-level for the purposes ofmeeting the criteria for lateral transfer. If the N(A) subject offered is neither EL nor MA, apassing grade may be used to replace the Grade B required for the one other subject at theN(T)-level.16 Schools will continue to have the autonomy to assess and decide if a student cancope with the demands of the N(A) Course for a lateral transfer to the course, even if thestudent may not have met the above criteria. Schools should continue to ensure that Sec4N(T) students moving into the Sec 4N(A) course offer at least 5 O-Level subjects12 for theN(A) course.11
12 Equivalence table for Nitec Courses Normal (Technical) GradeITE Aggregate PointsA1B2C3D4U5
13 Application to ITE Courses (Joint Intake Exercise ‘N’ & Joint Intake Exercise ‘E’ ) ActivityDateApplication PeriodThis will commence following the official announcement of the 2013 GCE N(T) and GCE N(A) Level results. The application period is 5 calendar days, starting from 2.30 pm on the 1st day of application until 5 pm on the last day of application. The exact application period will be published in the media and ITE website following the release of the GCE N Level results.Release of Course Interview DetailsThu 26 Dec 13 (from 9am) – Refer to pg. 56 to 57Interview for Courses with Interview RequirementFri 27 Dec 13 or Mon 30 Dec 13 Release of Application ResultsThu 2 Jan 14 (from 9 am) Acceptance of OfferThu 2 Jan 14 to Mon 6 Jan 14 Registration at CollegesWed 8 Jan 14 to Fri 10 Jan 14AppealThu 2 Jan 14 to Mon 6 Jan 14 Release of Course Interview Details under Appeal PhaseWed 8 Jan 14 (from 9 am) Interview for Courses with Interview Requirement under Appeal PhaseThu 9 Jan 14Release of Appeal ResultsMon 13 Jan 14 (from 9 am)
14 Application to Higher Nitec Courses (Joint Intake Exercise ‘H’) – Under DPP ActivityDateApplication PeriodThis will commence following the official announcement of the 2013 GCE N(T) and GCE N(A) Level results. The application period is 5 calendar days, starting from 2.30 pm on the 1st day of application until 5 pm on the last day of application. The exact application period will be published in the media and ITE website following the release of the GCE N Level results.Release of Application ResultsThu 26 Dec 13 (from 9am)Acceptance of OfferThu 26 Dec 13 to Mon 30 Dec 13 AppealThu 26 Dec 13 to Mon 30 Dec 13Release of Appeal ResultsThu 2 Jan 14 (from 9am) Registration at CollegesWed 8 Jan 14 to Fri 10 Jan 14
15 For further info On PFP: http://www.polytechnic.edu.sg/pfp/ On DPP: