Past Years' Data of A-Level Private Candidates
9 January 2023
NAME AND CONSTITUENCY OF MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT
Mr Patrick Tay Teck Guan, West Coast GRC
To ask the Minister for Education for each year from 2012 to 2022, what is the breakdown of those who have sat for the GCE “A” level examinations as a private candidate by (i) age (ii) gender and (iii) subject respectively.
1. The number of private candidates who have registered for the GCE A-Level examination have declined over the past decade, from about 1,500 private candidates in 2012 to about 1,100 in the past three years.
2. Around 60% of the candidates were 20 years old or below and about 30% were between 21 and 30 years old. 60% of the candidates were male.
3. Most of the private candidates sat for H1 General Paper, H2 Mathematics and H2 Chemistry.