What next after the N- Levels?

What should one choose after the N-Level results have been released? Which course should one choose to ensure a smooth journey into polytechnic? I am sure these are some questions that parents and students may be seeking answers to now that the results are out. There are more decisions that one has to make compared to when your child is in the Express or the Intergrated Programme (Directly to GCE A-Levels).

Here is a simple chart which I have made for your easy understanding.

What should I do if my child’s marks are more then 19 points?

If your child’s score is greater then 19 points there is still a place for you in ITE. He would be eligible for the selection of 2 -year NITEC courses at ITE.

Base Entry Requirement
– Completion of GCE “O” or ” N” Levels
(Eligible for courses like NITEC Beauty and Wellness, NITEC in Asian Culinary Arts)

Entry Requirements for other NITEC Courses
GCE ‘N’ level passes in Mathematics and 2 other subjects for courses: Grade A-D or Grade 1-5

(Do check the individual courses for their various entry requirements at the ITE website ).

Upon successfully completing the course he can apply for one of the following:
-1st year of a relevant diploma course at a polytechnic for graduates with a GPA of 3.5 and above 

-(2 years with 6 months internship inclusive )Technical Diploma course at ITE for graduates with a GPA of 3.0 and above 

– (2 year) Higher Nitec Course at ITE  for graduates with a GPA of 2.3 and above 

-(2 yrs 6 months )Work- Study Diploma course at ITE for graduates with a GPA of 2.0 and above 

For those who apply for ITE Nitec Courses after the release of their N-Level results in December would be able to get the results to their applications by the end of December.

Therefore there is still a way to progress up the academic ladder even if your child did not do fairly well for his N-Level results. It may take more years but he will still get into polytechnic and have the opportunity to enter University next.

Posts in the Series so far :
1) Surviving the Secondary Years (Introduction Post)

2) From 4 to 8 subjects

3)How to Study Effectively in Secondary School
4) What Next after the N- Levels?