SELECTION CRITERIA FOR GCE 'O' LEVEL HOLDERS - AGGREGATE COMPUTATION

Having met the entry requirements, an applicant will have to compete for limited course vacancies. Since 1995, the selection criteria for entry to Polytechnic courses has been ELR2B2, where:

EL

=

English Language

R2

=

Two relevant subjects

Four categories of courses: A, B, C and D

B2

=

Any two other subjects excluding CCA

For details on the subjects comprising R2, please refer to the table below.

R2 For Polytechnic Courses

GroupELR2B2-AELR2B2-B

1st Group of Relevant Subjects

Art / Art & Design
Business Studies
Combined Humanities
Commerce
Commercial Studies
Economics
Geography
Higher Art
Higher Music
History
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in English)
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Chinese)
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Malay)
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Tamil)
Humanities (Social Studies, History)
Humanities (Social Studies, Geography)
Intro to Enterprise Development
Literature in English
Literature in Chinese
Literature in Malay
Literature in Tamil
Media Studies (English)
Media Studies (Chinese)
Music
Elementary Mathematics
Additional Mathematics
2nd Group of Relevant SubjectsAdditional Mathematics
Art / Art & Design
Business Studies
Chinese
Combined Humanities
Commerce
Commerical Studies
Creative 3D Animation
Design & Technology
Design Studies
Economics
Elementary Mathematics
Food & Nutrition
Geography
Higher Art
Higher Chinese
Higher Malay
Higher Music
Higher Tamil
History
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in English)
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Chinese)
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Malay)
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Tamil)
Humanities (Social Studies, History)
Humanities (Social Studies, Geography)
Intro to Enterprise Development
Literature in English
Literature in Chinese
Literature in Malay
Literature in Tamil
Malay
Media Studies (English)
Media Studies (Chinese)
Music
Principles of Accounts
Tamil
Art / Art & Design
Business Studies
Combined Humanities
Commerce
Commercial Studies
Economics
Geography
Higher Art
Higher Music
History
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in English)
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Chinese)
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Malay)
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Tamil)
Humanities (Social Studies, History)
Humanities (Social Studies, Geography)
Intro to Enterprise Development
Literature in English
Literature in Chinese
Literature in Malay
Literature in Tamil
Media Studies (English)
Media Studies (Chinese)
Music
Principles of Accounts
GroupELR2B2-CELR2B2-D
1st Group of Relevant SubjectsElementary Mathematics
Additional Mathematics
Elementary Mathematics
Additional Mathematics
2nd Group of Relevant SubjectsAdditional Combined Science
Additional Science
Biology
Biotechnology
Chemistry
Combined Science
Computing / Computer Studies
Creative 3D Animation
Design & Technology
Food & Nutrition
Electronics / Fund. of Electronics
General Science
Human & Social Biology
Integrated Science Physics / Engineering Science
Science (Chem, Bio)
Science (Phys, Bio)
Science (Phys, Chem) / Physical Science
Science (Phys, Chem, Bio)
Additional Combined Science
Additional Science
Art / Art & Design
Biology
Biotechnology
Chemistry
Combined Science
Computing / Computer Studies
Creative 3D Animation
Design & Technology
Design Studies
Food & Nutrition
Electronics / Fund. of Electronics
General Science
Higher Art
Human & Social Biology
Integrated Science
Media Studies (English)
Media Studies (Chinese) Physics / Engineering Science
Science (Chem, Bio)
Science (Phys, Bio)
Science (Phys, Chem) / Physical Science
Science (Phys, Chem, Bio)

The R2 or two relevant subjects will be selected for computation as depicted in the 'R2 for Polytechnic Courses' Table above. A first subject will be selected from the '1st Group of Relevant Subjects' and a second subject from the '2nd Group of Relevant Subjects', to comprise the two relevant subjects (R2) for the various categories of courses. An example of the ELR2B2 aggregate computation is shown below:

SubjectGrade

ELR2B2-A

ELR2B2-B

ELR2B2-C

ELR2B2-D

English3ELELELEL
Mathematics4 r1r1r1
Science (Phy / Chem)3b1b2r2r2
Food & Nutrition3b2   
Combined Humanities2r1r2b1b1
Chinese2r2b1b2b2
  13141414

Note:
EL: English
r1: the first relevant subject selected to comprise R2
r2: the second relevant subject selected to comprise R2
b1: the first best other subject selected to comprise B2
b2: the second best other subject selected to comprise B2

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