SINGAPORE - Catholic Junior College (CJC) has done it again! The GCE 'A' Level results released on Mar 2 showed that the students of CJC achieved the best grades the college has had for at least 10 years. 15 subjects had passing grades above the national average, and eight subjects enjoyed 100 percent passes. Distinction rates were also up across all subjects with the top performers being Literature, History, Mathematics and Physics.
Left, CJC's leading Distinction makers pose with CJC principal Brother Paul Rogers.
The top Arts student was Alexandria Kate Neo, formerly of CHIJ Secondary School (Toa Payoh). She came to CJC with an 'O' Level score of nine points and obtained six Distinctions and a Merit for her second 'S' paper, Literature. The top Science student was Ong Xing Long. He came to CJC from Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) with an 'O' Level score of 10 points and bagged Distinctions for his four subjects and his two 'S' papers: Mathematics and Chemistry. 86 students obtained three to six Distinctions.
College principal Brother Paul Rogers, observed that "the college cohort has been improving every year so each cohort has become academically more capable". "We must raise our standards accordingly," he said. "And we cannot stop here. It is a great boost of confidence for my teachers who have been working hard towards this end."
The Joint Admission Exercise (JAE) posting results revealed that the cut-off for CJC has dropped for the fifth consecutive year. The entry point is now 11 points for Science and 12 points for Arts. However, Brother Paul noted that the lower cut off poses a new challenge.
"We want to improve further, and we are aware that this may make it harder for some Catholics to enter the JC," he commented. "However we must not compromise quality if we want to provide an excellent viable choice for our Catholic community at the Pre-University level."