One-third of students affected by theft of A-level scripts opt to take the paper again

Students checking their A-level result slips in Nanyang Junior College, one of the four schools affected by the theft of exam scripts for Chemistry Paper 3, on Feb 23, 2018.
Students checking their A-level result slips in Nanyang Junior College, one of the four schools affected by the theft of exam scripts for Chemistry Paper 3, on Feb 23, 2018.ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA

SINGAPORE - About one-third of the 238 students whose scripts for an A-level chemistry paper were stolen in Britain last year have opted to sit the paper again.

Of the 75 who registered for it, 57 chose April to take the exam and the rest, November, said the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board on Monday (March 12).

The first re-examination date is on April 25, 2018.

The November date has yet to be fixed and the option is for candidates doing full-time national service.

The students had earlier been given a grade based on their performance in the other three chemistry papers, as well as their cohort's performance in the paper with lost scripts.

But they were given the option to resit the paper and have the better of their two grades recorded in their result slip and certificate.

The students, who were told the news on Feb 23, had until March 9 to register for the re-examination.

 

The scripts, which were stolen from a courier's van, belonged to students from Anderson Junior College, Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Nanyang Junior College and Hwa Chong Institution.