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Golf Academy’s Rachel Cheang is 2013 Top GCE ‘O’ Level Student-Athlete
GCE 'O' Level Examinations 2013
Golf Academy’s Rachel Cheang Ling Lin was Singapore Sports School’s top scorer at the 2013 GCE “O” Level examinations. She scored 8 distinctions for an L1R5 aggregate of 7 points. Vivien Ho Zhi Yi from the Bowling Academy was second with 5 distinctions and an L1R5 aggregate of 10 points. Netball Academy’s Nurul Fatin Muhamad Shukran came in third with 5 distinctions and an L1R5 aggregate of 11 points.
A total of 39 student-athletes sat for the 2013 GCE “O” Level examinations; a smaller number as compared to previous years because of the through-train pathways offered by the School – the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, which will begin teaching on 20 January 2014, and the Republic Polytechnic-Singapore Sports School Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management programme.
Overall, 89.7 per cent of the candidates qualified for Junior Colleges or Millennia Institute; 97.4 per cent of the candidates qualified for polytechnic education.
The School achieved 100 per cent passes in 3 or more subjects, higher than the national average of 95.7 per cent. 94.9 per cent of the student-athletes who took the GCE “O” Level examinations attained passes in five or more subjects, which was higher than the national average of 82.7 per cent.
Singapore Sports School student-athletes achieved a 100 per cent pass rate in the following subjects – Additional Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, English Language (Subject Code 1127 for Secondary 5), Pure Geography, Malay Language, Physical Education, Physics, Science (Physics/Chemistry), Science (Chemistry/Biology), Tamil Language, Thai and Chinese Language B.
They also achieved pass percentages that were higher than the national average in 15 subjects such as Additional Mathematics, Malay Language and Physics.
In addition, the student-athletes scored higher distinction percentages than the national average in the following subjects – Additional Mathematics, Pure Geography, Mathematics, Physical Education, Physics, Science (Physics/Chemistry), Science (Chemistry/Biology) and Thai.