| Azlan Othman |
THE Brunei-Cambridge GCE ‘A’, ‘AS’ and ‘O’ Levels and IGCSE October/November 2014 results were released by the Ministry of Education through the Examinations Department.
For the Brunei-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Levels, 2,405 or 85.98 per cent out of 2,797 candidates scored at least one ‘A’ level. The percentage of candidates who scored at least two ‘A’ levels was 72.65 per cent. School candidates recorded 82.19 per cent while private students 12.53 per cent.
Some 1,460 candidates (52.20 per cent) scored at least three ‘A’ levels while 78 candidates (2.79 per cent) obtained at least four ‘A’ levels. From this figure, 20 candidates excelled by scoring Grade A in at least four subjects. Twelve of them were from Maktab Duli Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah, five from Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College, two from PTE Sengkurong and one from Sayyidina Ali Secondary School.
Meanwhile, 81 students obtained Grade A in at least three ‘A’ level subjects. On the whole, nine subjects showed an increase of between 0.94 per cent to 14.78 per cent in Usuluddin, Food Studies, Travel & Tourism, Computing, Sociology, Art and Design, Accounting, Business Studies and Economics.
The best results with 100 per cent passes are in Hafaz Al-Quran and Further Mathematics, just like in 2013.
For the Brunei-Cambridge GCE ‘AS’ Level, out of 1,718 candidates, 1,528 or 88.94 per cent scored at least one subject with ‘AS’ level, which showed a rise of up to 4.96 per cent. 1,076 students (62.63 per cent) obtained at least two subjects with ‘AS’ level standards, up by 11.8 per cent. On the whole, 76 candidates (4.42 per cent) achieved Grade A in at least two subjects.
For Brunei-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level/IGCSE, out of 6,844 candidates, 2,996 (43.78 per cent) obtained at least four ‘O’ levels, up by 4.10 per cent. Quality wise, 1,088 candidates (15.90 per cent) obtained eight to 11 ‘O’ levels, up by 1.34 per cent. 2,432 students (35.53 per cent) obtained five to 11 ‘O’ levels, up by 3.51 per cent.
For government school candidates, 42.23 per cent scored at least four ‘O’ levels, up by 4.73 per cent. 242 candidates (3.70 per cent) obtained grade A in five to 12 subjects, 146 candidates (2.23 per cent) were from the government schools, up by 0.45 per cent.
Twenty-seven candidates (0.39 per cent) attained excellent results by obtaining aggregate six and grade A* (1) in six to nine subjects. On the whole, the performance of candidates who obtained Grades A to C has surged between 0.05 per cent and 14.10 per cent in 19 subjects: Bahasa Melayu (1.11 per cent), Pengetahuan Ugama Islam (1.65 per cent), English Language (5.19 per cent), Mathematics Syl D (4.04 per cent), Biology (3.55 per cent), Chemistry (4.2 per cent), Physics (7.22 per cent), Kesusasteraan Melayu (3.07 per cent), Ulum Al-Quran (4.67 per cent), Hafaz Al-Quran (11.56 per cent), Tafsir Al-Quran (3.23 per cent), History (0.54 per cent), Geography (4.44 per cent), Economics (3.05 per cent), Agriculture (14.10 per cent), Art (2.51 per cent), Computer Studies (0.05 per cent), Travel and Tourism (0.50 per cent) and Commerce (7.42 per cent).
A total of 1,621 candidates have appeared for the IGCSE for English As a Second Language (Syllabus 0510) and 670 candidates (Syllabus 0511), 2,223 candidates (IGCSE Mathematics 0580), 24 (Physical Education), 299 (Information and Communication Technology), 162 (Design and Technology), eight (Business Studies), 53 (Accounting), 141 (Travel and Tourism) and 19 (French).
On the whole, the percentage of candidates who have obtained grade A-G for IGCSE English As a Second Language Syllabus 0510 was 84.15 per cent, IGCSE English As a Second Language Syllabus 0511 (85.22 per cent), IGCSE Mathematics 0580 (70.90 per cent), IGCSE Design and Technology (98.15 per cent), IGCSE Travel and Tourism (97.14 per cent), and Accounting (28.30 per cent).
IGCSE Physical Education (PE) and French recorded 100 per cent.
Results slips can be obtained at their respective schools during working hours and private candidates can get it from the Examinations Department during office hours.