Post Secondary Information


Please read up the slides on post secondary options after O levels to find out more.
Progression Pathway for Students after O Level

Progression Pathways after N(A) and N(T)

Pathways available for N(A) students

  • able to enrol in a 1 year Poly Foundation Programme (PFP)
  • able to enrol in a 2 year Higher Nitec course at ITE which leads to the Polytechnic (DPP)
  • students with ELMAB3 less than or equal to 19, are able to move on to Sec 5 to take the O-Level exam

Pathways available for N(T) students

  • Students with less than 2 N level passes can apply for the Extended Nitec Foundation Programme (e-NFP)
  • Students can enter ITE to read Nitec coursec, which leads to Higher Nitec

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Direct School Admission to ITE

Students with special talents and achievements in the following areas may apply for admission into ITE full-time Higher Nitec and Nitec courses under SCAS:

Areas Criteria Examples
Course-related Skills Students who have exhibited abilities, talents for course applied through awards and/or personal portfolio Student who won awards in national level competitions with relevant course related skills eg national robotics competitions/national digital design competitions.

Student who demonstrated strong abilities and talents for the courses applied with personal portfolio

Sports Students who have obtained awards or achievements at national/international levels Student who won the Singapore Sport School Award, National School Championship Award, National School Division Award etc Student who is a national player
Performing & Visual Arts Students who have obtained awards or achievements at national or international level Student who won awards at national/international competitions eg national level band competitions, national level dance competitions or national performing arts events (eg Singapore Youth Festival)

Student who is a key performer for a performing arts group

Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Students who have obtained awards or achievements at national or international level, or who have held key role/leadership positions in community Student who wonawards in entrepreneurship/innovation events at national/international levels.

Student who held key appointments in school committees/student council/uniform groups (eg President, Vice-President).

To ensure that students admitted through SCAS will be able to cope with the ITE courses, they are expected to meet the minimum entry requirements (where applicable) of their respective Higher Nitec and Nitec courses based on their GCE ‘N’ or ‘O’ level results.  Successful applicants are also expected to pass the colour vision test and/or medical check for admission into selected courses.
For students who are offered a place via their non-academic achievement in the areas of Sports, Performing & Visual Arts and Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, they will be required to contribute in the same CCA or similar CCA offered at their ITE College of study during their 2 years ITE Course.

The key dates for SCAS are as follows:

Phase Period
Application Dates Mon 8 July to Fri 26 July 2013
Interview Dates Mon 29 July to Fri 23 August 2013
Notification/Acceptance of Application Outcome Mon 21 October to Mon 28 October 2013

Application is open to final-year secondary school students from the Normal (Technical), Normal (Academic) and ‘O’ level streams, as well as past-year secondary school leavers.  Applicants are advised to submit their online application by 26 July 2013, to be considered for admission into the following year's intakes.
Current ITE students are not eligible for this scheme. Students can apply up to a maximum of 3 choices of courses online.  Each ITE College will notify short-listed applicants on the interview dates.

In selecting the students, ITE Colleges will take into account, their suitability and motivation for admission to the course applied for, based on their CCA records, personal portfolio of achievements and performance at interview.
Final-year secondary school students without their GCE ‘N’ or ‘O’ level examination results, and who are selected, will be given a conditional offer of a place in ITE.  Confirmation of admission will be based on students meeting the minimum entry requirements (where applicable) for the selected courses, when the final GCE ‘N’ or ‘O’ level examination results are released.  Students, who have applied to more than one ITE College, may receive only 1 offer based on the order of choice.
For more information, please click here for FAQs on the ITE SCAS.

Direct School Admission to JCs and Polys