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Commencing in 2026, the Ministry of Education (MOE) will introduce substantial modifications to the calculation of GCE A-Level scores in Singapore. As a result, we have enhanced our RP calculator to compute the new maximum rank point of 70 points. Please note that our A-Level rank point calculator is currently in its beta version, and further refinements may be required in the future. Here’s a breakdown of the key points:
- New University Admission Score (UAS) calculation: Under the new system, which comes into effect in 2026, the fourth content-based subject will only be considered for university admissions if it contributes to improving a candidate’s overall score. In other words, it will no longer be an automatic requirement.
- Project Work Grading: Additionally, starting in 2024, Project Work, a subject in A-Levels, will be switched to a pass or fail grading system. This change is designed to lower the pressure on students and focus more on the process of learning and collaboration.
- Balancing the Curriculum: These changes are part of an effort to “rebalance” the A-Level curriculum, reduce the emphasis on high-stakes assessments, and create more time and space for students to pursue their individual interests. Minister for Education, Mr. Chan Chun Sing, emphasized the importance of this rebalancing.
- Encouraging Exploration: The new scoring system aims to encourage students to take subjects they are genuinely interested in, even if they may not be completely confident about excelling in them. This shift allows them the freedom to explore their passions, instead of sticking to “safer” subjects in which they may perform well but do not necessarily enjoy.
- Reducing the Academic Load: By decreasing the significance of some subjects in the overall score calculation, the goal is to reduce the academic load on students. This change provides students with more breathing space to engage in extracurricular activities, leadership opportunities, and volunteer work.
- Subject Overview: Currently, students may choose to take either four Higher 2 (H2) subjects or three H2 subjects and one Higher 1 (H1) subject. H2 subjects involve a more in-depth study of the content. In the case of students taking four H2 subjects, their lowest-scoring subject in the A-Level exams will be regarded as an H1 subject for score computation.
- New Criteria: Under the new system, the fourth content-based subject will only be included if it enhances a student’s University Admission Score. You can utilize our newly introduced rank point calculator to determine your ultimate score, which will be automatically adjusted to a maximum of 70 points. Conversely, as mentioned earlier, Project Work will transition to a pass or fail assessment. Students will need to pass Project Work for university applications.
- Maximum Score Adjustment: With these adjustments, the maximum University Admission Score (UAS) will be capped at 70 points in 2026, down from the previous maximum of 90 points.
These alterations symbolize a forward-looking shift in Singapore’s A-Level framework, with the objective of nurturing multifaceted individuals capable of delving into a broader array of interests and experiences while advancing their academic ambitions.
|Marks (%)||A-Level Subject Grade||H2 A-Level Subject Rank Points||H1 A-Level Subject Rank Points|
|70 to 100||A||20||10|
|60 to 69||B||17.5||8.75|
|55 to 59||C||15||7.5|
|50 to 54||D||12.5||6.25|
|45 to 49||E||10||5|
|40 to 44||S||5||2.5|
|0 to 39||U||0||0|
The table above displays the A-Level subject grades (A, B, C, D, E, S, and U) along with their corresponding passing marks. It provides information for both H2 subject Rank Points and H1 subject Rank Points. Please refer to the table for a clearer understanding.
|Above Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level pass:||Below Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level pass:|
|A||S (denotes a sub-pass)|
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