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January: SJI Class of 2018 Excels at GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations

14 January – SJI’s Class of 2018 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 94% of the boys qualifying for junior college.

This is the 3rd full O-Level class that entered SJI in 2015. 42% (106 out of 250 boys) scored 6As or better, and 43% (107 of 250) of the boys achieved scores of 10 points or less (L1B5).

SJI is proud of the following students who have performed very well in the 2018 GCE ‘O’ Level examinations. They testify to the holistic education that SJI provides. We congratulate these seven boys who entered SJI with PSLE scores below the cut-off point (before MOE’s 2015 admission by appeal policy) and are now graduating with less than 10 points:
Ethan Lewis Ng Cheng Ye
Christian Thaddeus Beh Liang K
Kyes Gaffoor
Rachmiel Teo Ren Xiang
Adrian Leonardo
Ryan Cheng Rong Zhuo
Mark Chew Wei Wen

SJI Principal, Fr (Dr) Adrian Danker, SJ, says, “I am very happy for our Class of 2018. Today we celebrate what we profess and do as Lasallian educators in SJI -- that every boy can do well; that no student is left behind; that every Josephian will graduate and go forth to shine like a sky full of stars. I wish to thank all our teachers, Heads, Dean and VPs for their good work, dedication and passion, who gave so much of themselves to help our students do well. They are the secret of SJI's success: their care and love for our students have made all the difference!

Summary of SJI’s GCE ‘O’ Level Examination Results 2018
Number of students who sat for the GCE 'O' Level examinations 250
Pass rate/ Qualify for JC/Polytechnic education (%) 100%
Boys who qualified for JC education (%) 94%
Boys with 5 GCE ‘O’ Level passes (%) 100%
Boys with 6A’s or more (%) 42%
Boys with scores of less than 10 points (L1R5) (%) 43%
Distinctions (A’s) per student (%) 59%

Subjects With High Distinctions: SJI
English Language 62%
Mathematics 87%
Additional Mathematics 77%
Physics 69%
Humanities (SS, History) 64%
Chemistry 54%
Humanities (SS, Geography) 52%

January: SJI Class of 2018 Excels at the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) Examinations

4 January – SJI’s Class of 2018 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) students have performed very well in the November 2018 examinations. 269 students from our fifth IBDP cohort were awarded the International Baccalaureate Diploma, with an average score of 41 out of 45 points. Four students were also awarded the prestigious Bilingual Diploma.

67% of the cohort (180 students) attained at least 40 points out of 45, of which 41% (111 students) scored 42 points or better. A quarter of our cohort (25%) achieved 43 points and better.

The Class of 2018 includes our pioneer batch of 135 boys who were admitted to SJI at Secondary 1 in 2013 under the Integrated Programme. The results achieved by our Class of 2018 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 “I am extremely delighted with the results achieved by this cohort. They include our first through-train batch of boys who were with us since Secondary 1 under our Integrated Programme. Their good results are a testimony to the quality of our programmes at SJI. More importantly, they affirm our school’s commitment to providing an education that allows our students to achive good results along with a balanced life. The very good result also testify to the excellent teachers we have - competent and caring educators. I am proud of them and the quality of their teaching..”

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 2018 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 by SJI Class of: 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Number of students 270 138 80 80 76
Diploma pass rate (%) 99.6% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Average points out of maximum 45 points 41 41 41.5 40.7 40
Number of students with 43 or more points 68 47 35 19 10
Percentage of students with 43 or more points 25% 34% 44% 24% 13%
Number of students with 40 or more points 180 109 67 57 44
Percentage of students with 40 or more points 67% 79% 84% 71.25% 63%
Number of bilingual diploma students 4 6 2 3 2