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    Dec 18, 2015

    N-level results: More students qualify for Sec 5

    MORE students who took the N-level exams this year qualified to go to Secondary 5.

    Of the 11,528 students from the Normal (Academic) course who collected their results yesterday, 74.9 per cent did well enough to be promoted to Secondary 5 and go on to take the O-level exams at the end of it. This is a marginal increase from the 74.6 per cent in 2014.

    Of those who took the exam from the Normal (Academic) stream, 99.5 per cent passed, slightly lower than last year's 99.7 per cent.

    In the Normal (Technical) stream, 96.6 per cent of the 5,139 students who took the exams this year passed it. Last year's figure was 97.5 per cent.

    Normal (Academic) students with a score of not more than 11 points can opt for one of about 1,200 places in the Polytechnic Foundation Programme. The scheme, offered at polytechnics, lets students skip the O levels and move on to a one-year preparatory course before entering a related diploma course.