The A Level score in Singapore is measured based on the number of academic units (AUs) attained. Each subject is graded on a scale from A to E, with A being the highest grade and E the lowest.
The maximum number of AUs a student can attain is typically 90 for the H1 subjects and 120 for the H2 subjects. H1 subjects are considered at a lower level of difficulty than H2 subjects. Students can take a combination of H1 and H2 subjects, depending on their interests and academic strengths.
What is considered a “good” A Level score in Singapore can vary depending on individual circumstances and the specific university or course a student plans to apply for. Top universities and competitive courses may require higher scores for admission. Generally, a score of at least 80-85 AU points (out of the maximum possible) is considered quite good and can open doors to a wide range of university options in Singapore.
However, it’s important to note that university admission is not solely based on A Level scores. Other factors like co-curricular activities, personal statements, and interviews may also be taken into account during the application process. Additionally, some courses or universities may have specific subject prerequisites or additional entry requirements beyond the A Level scores.