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January: SJI Class of 2017 Excels in GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations

SJI’s Class of 2017 has performed well in the GCE ‘O’ Level examinations. The school achieved 100% passes, with 100% receiving at least 5 GCE ‘O’ Level passes. All the boys will advance to junior colleges and polytechnics for their post-secondary education, with 93% of the boys qualifying for junior college.

The Class of 2017 is the second batch of boys on the O-level track to take the GCE ‘O’ Level examinations since SJI started the dual track programme in 2013. 40 out of 253 boys scored 5 A1s or more, and 33% (82 of 253) of the boys achieved scores of less than 10 points.

SJI is proud of the following students who have performed very well in the 2017 GCE ‘O’ Level examinations. They testify to the holistic education that SJI provides.

1. 4 national sportsmen who have devoted much of their time at national competitions in 2017 have scored less than 15 points and can enter the Junior College of their choice.
• Jovi Jayden Kalaichelvan (canoeing)
• Michael Ashwin Thiruman (canoeing)
• Joshua James Chong (diving)
• Liew Jun Yi, Zac (gymnastics)

2. 6 boys who entered SJI with PSLE scores below the cut-off point and have achieved less than 10 points (L1R5):
• Benedict Tay Wen Kang
• Chong Shih Rui, Zachary
• Lie Wie Yong Jakob
• P J Anthony
• Samuel Anthony Chan Weng Kwong
• Tung Kin Pang, Dave

Fr (Dr) Adrian Danker, SJ, says, “I am very happy for our Class of 2017. They have achieved good results by living our school values fully and joyfully. They have lived with faith in themselves and in God to do well and in God’s guidance. They have grown up together as a community by supporting each other. They have learnt the value of their SJI education is when they uplift others. SJI is extremely proud of the boys’ achievements and the school wishes them well in their next phase of post-secondary education.”

Summary of SJI’s GCE ‘O’ Level Examination Results 2017
Number of students who sat for the GCE 'O' Level examinations 253
Pass rate/ Qualify for JC/Polytechnic education (%) 100%
Boys who qualified for JC education (%) 93%
Boys with 5 GCE ‘O’ Level passes (%) 100%
Boys with 6A’s or more (%) 33%
Boys with scores of less than 10 points (L1R5) (%)* 33%
Distinctions (A’s) per student (%) 56%
*Aligning with the direction of more pathways to the tertiary education, the L1R4 (10 points and below) is introduced to track the students qualifying for popular courses in the polytechnics. The L1R5(10 points and below) remains an indicator used to track the students qualifying for popular junior colleges.

Subjects With High Distinctions: SJI National
English Language 58% 27%
Mathematics 81% 55%
Geography 80% 52%
Additional Mathematics 71% 55%
Literature 67% 45%
History 65% 48%
Biology 55% 48%
Chemistry 54% 43%
Physics 52% 46%

January: SJI Class of 2017 Excels in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Examinations

5 January 2018 – SJI’s Class of 2017 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) students have performed very well in the November 2017 examinations. All 138 students from our fourth IBDP cohort passed the examinations, and achieved an average score of 41 out of 45 points.

Five students achieved perfect scores of 45 points, and 17 students had a near perfect score of 44 points. 50% of the cohort (69 students) scored 42 points or more, and 79% (109 students) attained at least 40 points out of 45. Six students were also awarded the prestigious Bilingual Diploma this year.

The Class of 2017 includes our pioneer batch of 55 boys who switched from SJI’s ‘O’-Level Programme to the Integrated Programme at Secondary 3 in 2014 to do the IBDP. The results achieved by our Class of 2017 is evident of a trend that the SJI IBDP relates well with students who enjoyed high academic expectations from the programme. They have found joy in learning by being risk-takers who pursue their interests and passion instead of being rote-learners.

Fr (Dr) Adrian Danker, SJ, Principal of SJI, says “We are very proud of our fourth IBDP cohort who have graduated with stunning results. More importantly, we are glad to know that our students have enjoyed learning from the two-year IBDP. We are confident that they are well prepared for their next phase of education beyond SJI. But what I am particularly proud of our school's achievement is that our students achieved this by having a healthy and happy balance between studies and play, between learning deeply and serving the community generously, between acquiring skills to do well in the world and letting our Lasallian values and ethos form them into men and women who now want to go out and make a difference in our world. To see this alive in our students is for me the enduring gift they have received from an SJI education that I know they will share with many.”

As a Catholic and Lasallian school, SJI is committed to developing every student’s character and to helping them realize their academic potential so that they become men and women whose education empowers them to make a positive difference in the world. The IBDP results of the 2017 cohort are an affirmation of the quality of the balanced and holistic education offered at SJI.

Summary of SJI’s International Baccalaureate (IB) Examination Results
IBDP Results 2017 2016 2015 2014
Number of students 138 80 80 76
Diploma pass rate (%) 100% 100% 100% 100%
Average points out of maximum 45 points 41 41.5 40.7 40
Percentage of students with 40 or more points 79% 84% 71.25% 63%
Number of students with Perfect Score (45 points) 5 1 0 0
Number of top students (44 points) 17 10 4 3
Number of bilingual diploma students 6 2 3 2