The 2008 Singapore-Cambridge Gce N-Level Exam results were released on 18 Dec 2008.
GCE N(A) EXAM
A total of 68 students sat for the GCE N(A) exam. 23 students (33.8%) passed 6 subjects and were promoted to S5N, compared to 73.2% (national) In addition, 20 students are already in the Through-Train Programme for NA course. These students will proceed directly to Sec 5NA without having to sit for the N-level exam.
A summary of the results is as follows:
SCH (%) Pass
Promoted to S5N
EL syllabus A
Principles of Account
GCE N(T) EXAM
38 students sat for the GCE N(T) exam. Of these, 65.8% passed 5 subjects.
A summary of the results is as follows:
EL syllabus T
A for EL syll T
A for BML
Maths syllabus T
A for Maths T
Science syllabus T
A for Science syllabus T
A for D & T
Grades 1 - 2 for CPA
The top students are:
Ramkumar Ramnujam (Total aggregate of best 3 = 4)EL (1), CH (1), Math (3), Sci (2), POA (5), TL 5)
Noor Amiza (Total aggregate EL, Math & 3rd best = 3)
EL Syllabus T (A), Math Syllabus T (A), Science (A), CPA (A), BML (A)
2008 Partners Award
We are thankful to God for having been awarded the Merit Award for Partners Award which is valid for 3 years from 2008 to 2010.
As a school, we believe that the upbringing of a child is a communal effort. Hence, we work together to mobilise the many talents, the vast experience, expertise and networks of our various stakeholders in purposeful partnerships for the benefit of our students.
In line with the school’s mission to develop in our students a sense of integrity, compassion for others, their skills and intellect and the love for learning to enable them to serve worthy purposes in society, the school crafted four strategic thrusts to achieve this goal. In recognition of the powerful impact of purposeful partnerships, the school’s Strategic Thrust 4 (ST4) is “Quality Partnership with Stakeholders”.
In line with the school’s ST4 and Holistic Development Framework (HDF), the school strives to make meaningful partnership engagement to provide positive learning outcomes for our students based on the Partners Framework. As shown in the Partners Framework, we harness the support of our key partners to develop our students in the Cognitive and Social & Emotive domains, as well as in the Aesthetics and Physical domains.
The table below shows our key partners and their contributions towards school goals.
Their involvement in our programme has guided students to internalise the core values of loyalty to school and teamwork.
Love and Guidance
Together with the school, the partners contribute to build an environment of care and concern through various school programmes. (e.g. Pupil Welfare Day)
Key partners actively seek opportunities through formal and informal means to help our students make informed decisions (e.g. JC Talks)
Our partners provide financial support (e.g. IT procurement, facility upgrading, Arts Programmes, Staff training, bursary for needy students).
Avenues for Application of Values
Community (Local & Overseas)
Key partners are carefully selected to provide opportunities for our students to apply the core values that are being inculcated in them (e.g. adoption of needy families, CIP at Geylang Senior Citizens Healthcare Centre).
2008 Sustained Achievement Award for Uniformed Groups (SAA UG) 5th Award 2008
GMS(S) has again achieved the SAA (UG) Award for the 5th time. The school has attained this Award since 2004.
The Sustained Achievement Uniformed Award (SAA UG) is given to schools to recognise their sustained good performance in uniformed groups.
Schools must meet the following criteria :
Gold or Silver Company Awards for the same 2 Uniformed Groups for 3 consecutive years.
At least 25% of the school students join the Uniformed Groups as their CCA
with good attendance
National Police Cadet Corps
2008 Softball Inter-School Competition
Girls’ C Division
Girls’ B Division
Boys’ B Division
2008 LKY Award
Colin Ng from Hope 5/1A (2008) was awarded the Lee Kuan Yew All Round Excellence Award for 2008. He is the first student from GMS(S) to be given the national award. He is also the first Normal Academic Through-Train student to be given the national award.
This is the pinnacle award which recognizes well-rounded students who have excelled in both academic and non-academic spheres, who exemplify positive character development, strong leadership qualities and commitment to serve the community.
Colin had to undergo a stringent selection process by MOE. Impressed with Colin and his learning journey, MOE nominated Colin to represent the awardees to deliver a speech at the award ceremony held on 21 Aug 2008.
Colin has been awarded a place in Temasek Polytechnic through the Direct Polytechnic Admission. He has also obtained distinctions for O level Mathematics and Additional Mathematics which he took in Oct 2007 and distinction for Chinese Language which he took in May 2008. He has only 4 subjects to take for the GCE O level examination in Oct 2008, which means he has ample time to prepare for this final milestone in GMS(S).
Our school has been awarded the Outstanding Development Award for National Education which is valid for 5 years from 2007 to 2011. We firmly believe in nurturing our pupils a keen sense of identity and loyalty for the nation. We place a strong emphasis on developing and strengthening in pupils a deeper understanding of different races leading to greater inter-racial integration.
All members of the staff play a significant role in our success. The School Leaders and the NE Committee lead in crafting and setting the direction for NE. All teachers are actively involved in planning and implementing many interesting and meaningful programmes to fully engage the pupils in NE. The teachers are committed to the cause and have the knowledge, drive and passion to teach National Education competently and wholeheartedly.
The school adopts a whole school approach to meet the needs of the pupils. NE is infused into the formal curriculum and integrated into the co-curricular programmes. Teachers make genuine efforts to infuse NE seamlessly in and out of the classrooms. There are also level-based mass activities where pupils are engaged in customized activities designed for the groups, facilitated by teachers and student leaders. Efforts are made to ensure that there is progress in the development of pupils’ understanding of NE values.
To take the next step forward, the school will move beyond awareness-building. We will develop programmes and activities that will engage our pupils more deeply in NE, and empower them to contribute more. Our school is fully committed to National Education and to the moulding of the pupils for the next generation so that they have a strong sense of national identity and social responsibility.
Character Development Award
Our school has been awarded the Development Award for Character Development, which is valid for 3 years from 2007 to 2009.
We place a high premium on character education and have always emphasized our belief in its importance to our teachers, students, parents and other stakeholders.
While affirming students’ academic achievements is undoubtedly an important aim in all schools, GMS(S) has consistently enhanced the curriculum with its push for character development in all its students. Students in GMS(S) are immersed in an environment where character development is seamlessly integrated into their daily routines.
Teachers are instrumental to the development of our students. Therefore, the school has adopted a commitment statement, “Our Quality is Your Future”. This is our commitment to all stakeholders that the quality of our teachers in and out of the classroom determines our students’ future. Thus, the school has generously allocated time, money and more importantly, manpower, to ensure that our students’ needs and well being are looked into.
The leaders in the school believe in character development, the teachers are passionate about it, and all have continued to work tirelessly to ensure that good values permeate the school environment to create a culture of exemplary character – a culture that is key to the school’s identity.