SINGAPORE - Of the 12,538 students who took last year's GCE A-level examination, 92.6 per cent achieved at least three H2 passes, with a pass in General Paper (GP) or Knowledge and Inquiry (KI).
This is a slight dip compared to last year's cohort, 93.1 per cent of which achieved at least three H2 passes and a pass in GP or KI.
But it is the second-best performance by an A-level cohort since the curriculum was revised about a decade ago, with last year's performance setting the benchmark for the highest pass rate.
Previously, the second-best performance was set by the 2014 cohort, with a 91.4 per cent pass rate.
As a whole, the last three cohorts have attained the three highest pass rates since the curriculum was revised.
On Thursday morning (Feb 23), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong posted his best wishes to the students on his Facebook page.
"Whatever your results, do take the time to consider what your interests and strengths are, and pursue them." he wrote.
"Your early 20s are a great time for self discovery and adventure. Remember to stay focussed, motivated, and driven."
Students went back to their schools at 2.30pm on Friday (Feb 24) to collect their result slips.
Private candidates will receive their results by post. Those who are SingPass account holders can log in to the internet Examination Results Release System (iERRS) to obtain their results online.
The system can be found on the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board's website at https://ierrs.seab.gov.sg/.
Results on the website were also made available from 2.30pm on Friday.