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Class Of 2019 Score At Final Examinations

2019 IBDP, GCE ‘N’ And ‘O’ Levels Examinations Results

The Class of 2019 concluded their journey at Singapore Sports School on a high with the highly-anticipated results release for their final examinations. All three groups in the 2019 graduating batch who took International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), GCE 'N' and 'O' Levels Examinations attained excellent grades and surpassed national averages. Despite their heavy commitment in sport, the Class of 2019 has proven that it is possible to excel in both sports and studies at the Sports School.

GCE ‘N’ Level Examinations
On 19 December 2019, all 14 student-athletes who took the GCE 'N' Levels celebrated for one another for passing their examinations. All nine Normal (Academic) student-athletes are eligible for the direct-entry scheme to the polytechnic, while all five Normal (Techinical) student-athletes are eligible for ITE’s Nitec.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
On 3 January 2020, all 23 student-athletes who took the 2019 IBDP examinations received their results, and celebrated the school’s achievement of 100 percent passes. Five of the student-athletes have also medalled at major competitions, and several others are in the development squads for their sports.

Among the top scorers are twin gymnasts, Michele Petrova Lau Xin Ling and Phebe Meredith Lau Zhi Ling. Michele achieved the cohort’s highest score of 44 out of 45 points, while Phebe did just as well with 42 points. The inseparable duo have also made their mark in sport. They represented Singapore and won a bronze medal at the Kuala Lumpur 2017 Southeast Asian Games. Since then, the sisters joined a new sport, Aesthetic Gymnastics Group (AGG) after nursing injuries, and are part of the team that won Singapore’s first medal – a bronze – at the 2019 AGG Singapore Cup. Besides their involvement in AGG, they also coach young rhythmic gymnasts to contribute towards nurturing the next generation of rhythmic gymnasts. With such a packed schedule, the sisters constantly pushed and encouraged each another during the challenging times. Phebe shared, “Our weekdays are long, and weekends are even busier with our training and coaching commitments. We have a full day and had to use whatever free time we had to study. It comes down to having time management skills and self-discipline. The school also gave us good support throughout our 6-year journey.”

Regine Goh Xuan Xuan (Swimming), Adele Tan Qian Xu (Shooting) and Crystal Wong Jia Ying (Badminton) also deserve special mention for achieving excellent grades and representing Singapore at international competitions.

The Singapore Sports School has performed consistently well in the IBDP examinations over the last 5 years.

GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations
On 13 January 2020, 31 student-athletes who took the 2019 GCE 'O' Level Examinations gave us another reason to celebrate. Their good grades will lead them to the multiple pathways available for them to pursue their interests.

Golfer Hailey Loh Suanne, was one of the nine student-athletes who got 12 points and below at the GCE 'O' Level Examinations. Hailey was training intensively for the Philippines 2019 SEA Games while preparing for the GCE 'O' Level. “Training for the SEA Games, and preparing for major examinations at the same time was not easy. But I tried my best to make the best use of my time to do my best in both my studies and golf.”

Jean Koh, a fencer who bagged a silver medal at the 2018 Asian Cadet Circuit (Taipei Leg) also achieved good grades at the GCE 'O' Level despite having to balance sport and studies at the upper secondary level.