Smart Parenting: Beyond O levels

How do I decide if I should go to a JC or a polytechnic?

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Students who have not chosen where to further their studies after completing their O levels will have to decide by mid-January, when the next Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) takes place.

It helps to know one's interests and learning style, and what line one hopes to work in. This would help determine whether a student's next step should be to enter a junior college (JC) or attend a polytechnic.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 22, 2021, with the headline How do I decide if I should go to a JC or a polytechnic?. Subscribe