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Old 21-02-2015, 09:35 PM   #243
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How is 20% not a big difference?
If one takes 1 olvl subject each year throughout poly and NS,he can possible get a perfect 20%

With ref to amaths/phy, this is true. Thats why some universities have maths or what not exams before candidates are accepted
Think about it. Would it even be worth it? Considering that poly's study load is already quite heavy if one intends to get a GPA of 3.6 and above to be eligible for most university courses. Meaning that you could only do it post-poly. 2 years of NS + 3 years more of doing nothing but one O-level subject. Assuming one does not work as well. Then yes, a person can waste 3 years of his life to attain a perfect O level score. Then can get into NUS. Wooohooo. That is IF that person can do it. Just because a person takes ONE subject a year doesnt mean he can still achieve an A1. The amount of effort, money and time wasted just to get a perfect score spanning over 5 years is not worthwhile at all. The returns is just an extra say 5-10% for his admissions. If a person has serious ego issues that he die die MUST get into NTU/NUS then he might consider it. Otherwise, the rest of the rational bunch of applicants would not go to such extreme lengths.
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