Thinking Of Heading To Poly?

The batch that received their O-level results on Wednesday (Jan 11) are record breakers, reported Channel NewsAsia. According to results released by the Ministry of Education, a record 84.3% of students scored at least five O-level passes, the highest proportion since at least 1995.




Now the students have a decision to make, and a large number will be pursuing their education at a polytechnic or private institution.

The Good Life

Singapore’s polytechnics and private institutes are getting more and more popular, and we can see why. Life appears less stressful, students get free periods and even get an entire day off if they have no classes.

For those who aren’t sure which institute to enroll in, this list of Singapore’s top 15 polytechnics and private institutes for O-level graduates may be of assistance.

It’s compiled based on the current world ranking of institutes by Webometrics, the largest academic ranking of institutes of higher education.

The Top 15

Ranking World Rank Institute
1 2069 Ngee Ann Polytechnic
2 2384 Singapore Polytechnic
3 4221 SIM (Singapore Institute of Management)
4 4251 Temasek Polytechnic
5 5966 Nanyang Polytechnic
6 7076 MDIS (Management Development Institute of Singapore)
7 7587 Kaplan Singapore
8 7963 Republic Polytechnic
9 8410 Lasalle College of Arts
10 9973 NAFA (Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts)
11 10571 EASB East Asia Institute of Management
12 11289 PSB Academy Singapore
13 12392 TMC Academy
14 12600 Singapore Raffles Music College
15 14207 ERC Institute Singapore

Source: Webometrics

Going by the list, our polys are doing well, with Ngee Ann Polytechnic topping the list with a world ranking of 2069. Singapore Polytechnic follows in second place.

Private institution SIM sits at third place with a world ranking of 4221 – the only private institute in the top five.

Temasek and Nanyang polys round out the top five at fourth and fifth respectively.

Other School Rankings

For those who are aiming to enrol in a junior college, this list of Top Junior Colleges Ranked By Cut-Off Point could helpful too.

For those whom the O levels is still a faraway dream, here are our stories on 2015 ranking of secondary schools and primary schools for your reference.

All The Best

For all O-level graduates, it’s time to move onto a new chapter, and we hope the you do it with pride in each stride; now you’re racing towards adulthood, at least we can almost guarantee there won’t be creepy mascots to greet you on your first day of school.

May you get into an institution and course of your choice!

MOE’s ECG (education & career guidance) portal provides more information about options available to students.

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