Currently, JC and MI students applying to autonomous universities must include four content-based subjects, General Paper and Project Work in their application.
For a student who offers four H2 content-based subjects, their lowest-scoring H2 subject is considered an H1 subject for the purpose of calculating the score. This will continue under the new system.
Today, three H2 subjects account for 20 points each. General Paper, Project Work, as well as their remaining content subject account for 10 points each, bringing the highest possible score to 90 points. Mother Tongue, which also counts for 10 points, is included only if it improves the score, and the overall score is then rebased to 90.
Under the new system, the three H2 subjects will still account for 20 points each. General Paper will also account for 10 points, but both the remaining content subject and Mother Tongue will be included only if they improve the overall score, upon a total of 70 points.
“Parents and educators may be concerned that our pre-tertiary students will no longer take their fourth content-based subject or PW work seriously,” said Mr Chan.
“We believe that our students will still apply themselves.”