22 Dec '11, 5am
Improvement in national exams performances across all races
Raffles Institution (RI) school-leavers reacting to the GCE A-level statistics on a screen during the release of the exam results on 4 March 2011. The cohort had 1,185 students, of which 509 bagged at least six As. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAO BIN By Lin Zhaowei Students across all the races generally did well in the national examinations in 2010, with the greatest improvement seen in the A-level exams. The overall percentage of students who passed three Higher 2 (H2) subjects and General Paper or Knowledge and Inquiry went up from 87.8 per cent to 90.8 per cent. Among them, Malay A-level students saw most marked improvement, with the percentage of those meeting that criteria rising by 7.9 percentage points to 82.9 per cent. The percentage of Primary cohort admitted to post-secondary institutions has also gone up slightly, from 92.7 per cent in 2009 to 93.2 per cent last year.