Some 88,409 students entered for ISC whilst 2,079,020 students entered for the ICSE, achieving pass rates of 96.84% for the ISC and 99.337% for the ICSE. In 2019, 83,697 candidates were successful in the ISC, whilst more than 1.9 million pupils passed the ICSE exams. The overall pass percentage was recorded at 96.5 per cent for ISC and.98.5 per cent for ICSE.
According to Gerry Arathoon, CISCE chief executive and secretary, the CISCE board has decided not to publish a merit list for class 10 and 12 exams this year “in view of the exceptional circumstances.” He added: “This year has been an exceptionally difficult year for everyone due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the multiple lockdowns, coupled with many other related problems.”
“I would like to commend our candidates, who have shown exemplary resilience and fortitude during this crisis period. Faced with the agony of a long wait for a possible delayed examination in the remaining papers, the subsequent prolonged wait for the results while simultaneously continuing their studies of the next class or preparing for the entrance examinations. Your patience and perseverance are to be admired,” he underlined.
Only one international school in Singapore offers the CISCE curriculum, DPS International School (pictured above). Singapore's other three Indian schools offer the CBSE curriculum – GIIS SMART, NPS International School and Yuvabharathi International School.
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Although limited in number, students in Singapore secured impressive scores.
The 2020 ISC and CISCE cohorts at DPS both celebrated a 100% pass rate, and all students passed in First Division. 50% of the ISC cohort and 40% of the CISCE cohort achieved more than a 90% score.
The school said:
"This year is an extraordinary one – our students have surpassed all previous records and secured a highest ever aggregate for our school, 98% in the ISC (Grade 12) exam. The brilliance of the exams has dispelled the gloom of the pandemic and proven the true mettle of Dipsites!"
CISCE has made a provision for the candidates to apply for remarks directly through its website, but has stated that these will be conducted only for those subjects for which the written examinations have taken place.