09 Jan '12, 10pm

One school's recipe for O-levels success: Stop mugging for a while and enjoy life!

SINGAPORE - Beyond hitting the books, doing well in activities outside the classroom appears to have paid off for students at Ngee Ann Secondary School, which saw over 100 of its 290 students score at least five distinctions in last year's GCE O-Level Examinations. "We see a strong correlation between students who did well in their CCAs (co-curricular activities) and having good grades," said Ngee Ann principal Adrian Lim, calling the results "one of the school's best performance in the last 10 years". The school achieved "gold" standards for all its four uniformed groups last year, and students are encouraged to start CCAs of their interest, which led to new activities like archery and jam band. Mr Lim also attributed the school's success to working closely with parents to engage them in the school's activities, and tailoring academic programmes to meet the different need...

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