Over 90 per cent of students pass 2012 GCE A-level exams

Ministry of Education, Singapore (Yahoo! file photo)

Of the number of students that sat for the GCE A-level exam held last year, 90.6 per cent achieved at least 3 H2 passes, with a pass in General Paper or Knowledge and Inquiry.

This share was slightly lower than the 90.8 per cent recorded the year before.

According to the exam results released by the Ministry of Education Friday afternoon, a total of 14,025 students sat for the A-level exams last year.

The exam is conducted jointly by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), MOE and the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB).

Meanwhile, in a statement, Raffles Institution said a number of students from their six-year through-train programme had already received university and scholarship offers, even before the release of the A-level results.

53 students have been offered places at Cambridge University and 39 at Oxford University. 28 students have received early decision offers from top universities in the United States such as Harvard and Princeton, RI said.

45 students from the school have received provisional scholarships from various scholarship agencies such as the Public Service Commission and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, it added.

School candidates have been issued with their result slips by their respective schools from 2.30pm on Friday afternoon. Private candidates will receive their results by post and can also access their results through the SEAB website from 2.30pm Friday afternoon.