Tanglin Leads Singapore's 2022 A Level Results

After two years of exam disruption, A Level students at Tanglin Trust School have received another strong set of results - 40% of all grades were an A* and 69% of all grades were an A* or A.
Tanglin Leads Singapore's 2022 A Level Results
By Carli Allan
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Students at one of Singapore's oldest international schools have received their A Level results – and after two years of exam interruptions due to Covid-19, Tanglin is celebrating another year of top grades.

Tanglin Trust School is the only school in Singapore to offer students the choice of studying either the IBDP or A Levels – and one of only a very few international schools here to offer A Levels. In addition to celebrating a high average score in its 2022 IB Results, Tanglin has scored highly in its A Level exams.

A very high 40% of all grades were an A*,  more than double the average in England, where 14.6% of all grades were an A*. At Tanglin, 69% of all grades were an A* or A (it was 70% last year), compared to 36.4% in England and 58% in independent schools in England. The pass rate was 100%.

Other achievements include:

  • 87% of all grades were in the A* to B range (it was 86% last year)
  • 50% of students taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) achieved an A*, and 75% of EPQ grades were A* or A

 Andy Goodliffe, Head of Sixth Form at Tanglin said:

"I am delighted with our A Level outcomes. The results reflect the relentless perseverance and hard work of our students. Alongside intensive, specialist study of subjects over two years, they have also taken the EPQ, an in-depth piece of research which involves producing a 5,000 word essay or a product and 2,000 word report. Our A Level students deserve a hearty congratulations.”

This year's exams signify a return to normality for 16-18-year-olds across the country as it is the first time post-Covid that full A Level exams have taken place. 

In line with students worldwide, GCE/International A Levels awarded by Pearson EdExcel and AQA were cancelled over the past two years due to the pandemic; Cambridge was the only A Level/IGCSE exam board to run its June 2021 exam series as planned, where it was permitted by national education authorities.

In Singapore, this meant that students sat written exams for some subjects and received Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) for other subjects, based on mock exams, coursework, essays and in-class tests.

Craig Considine, CEO of Tanglin Trust School added:

“In a year when A Level scores declined across the board, we are exceptionally proud that our students’ results remained consistently high. This year’s results, along with previous years’ results, reflect our school’s outstanding, consistent and stable academic performance. Kudos to our dedicated and dynamic teachers for their hard work. We are very proud of our graduates and wish them all the very best.”

The vast majority of Singapore’s 80-plus international and private schools follow the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at college level. Those that do offer GCE/International A Levels include the popular all-through Tanglin Trust School and the private secondary school, Insworld Institute.

Read more: Where Can I Study A Levels in Singapore?

Other schools offering A Levels follow a January to December academic year and receive their results in November. These include DPS International School, Ascensia International School, Dimensions High School, Furen International School (FIS), and SSTC International Academy (SSTC-IA).

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