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A1 - 75% and over.
A2 - 70% to 74%
B3 - 65% to 69%
B4 - 60% to 64%
C5 - 55% to 59%
C6 - 50% to 54%
D7 - 46% to 49% (?)
E8 - 40% to 45% (?)
F9 - 39% and below
Aggregate: Lower the better. If I miraculously score 6 A1s, my aggregate is 6 points = very good, so good in fact the world should worship me.
L1R5: One language, 5 other subjects. For me, English is compulsory, and I can choose my 5 other subjects from Chinese, Physics, A Maths, E Maths, Combined Humanities (Social Studies a.k.a. government's shameless propaganda + Elective Geography), Science (Chemistry + Biology), or English Literature. From 7 choose 5, plus English, you get 6 subjects.
Example: Ideally, my O Level result looks something like this:
English - A1
Chinese - A1 (but we all know I did not get that)
English Lit - A1
E Maths - B3
A Maths - B3
Physics - B3
L1R5 = 1+1+1+3+3+3 = 12.
An aggregate of 12 would allow me to enter a junior college. One needs an aggregate of below 20 to enter junior college (JC).
In JC, one takes the A Level, and proceeds to the university after two years. (Assuming one graduates.)
Other paths include the polytechnic, where one gets a diploma upon graduation, or the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), but I don't know what one achieves when one graduates because it's not an option for me.
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