Education

Q&A: Should I Study Abroad?

Question: I’m thinking of furthering my studies abroad. What are some things I should consider before taking this bold step?

Answer: Studying abroad can be your answer to a frightening new experience or a freeway to an exciting new world. Before you jump on the overseas education bandwagon however, here are some things to consider:

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Survey Report: Record Number of Working Adults Keen on Further Education


Kaplan Singapore ranked top again among all private education institutions

By: Gerald Goh

(Singapore, 19 December 2013): The demand for further education among Singapore adult learners has never been higher – 82.7 per cent of 8,367 respondents in the 2013 JobsCentral Learning Rankings & Survey indicated that they wanted to upgrade their qualifications, a significant increase of 15.6 per cent from 71.5 per cent in 2012 and the highest since the Survey began in 2009.

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Survey: More Singapore students favour local tertiary institutions

By: Alythea Ho

Going local, not global, for scholarships and education seem to be on the priority list for Singapore students these days. In addition, students today are more likely to know which sector they want to work in, compared to their predecessors five years ago. They also prefer a career in Banking & Finance, while jobs in the Hotel & Hospitality industry have seen one of the biggest falls in student interest since 2009.

These are some of the findings from the 2013 BrightSparks Scholarship & Career Survey. According to the survey, interest in local tertiary scholarships has hit a five-year high, gathering the majority 22.4% votes from ‘A’ level, International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma graduates, and Polytechnic final year students.

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Important Attributes for Fresh Graduates

By: Png Han Yong

A recent article in The Straits Times reported that Singapore’s low youth unemployment rate can be attributed to the fact that a majority of fresh graduates possess non-academic skills sought by many employers. Some of these highlighted attributes include communication skills, drive and initiative, as well as the ability to be a team player.

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Holistic Excellence (Is Only Tradition)

By: Julailah Wahid

Spirits were high at Raffles Institution (RI) as the class of 2012 received their GCE ‘A’ Level Examination results on 1 March. This is the fourth cohort to complete the six-year Raffles Programme, a through-train programme offered by RI and Raffles Girls' School.

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Achieving like a Victorian


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By: Edmund Wang

It was a sunny afternoon at Victoria Junior College (VJC) on 1 March as the cohort of 2012 returned to familiar turf to receive their GCE ‘A’ Level Examination results. Upon entering the school grounds, we were greeted by the hustle and bustle that typifies many a school on this momentous occasion. Amidst the crowd and excitement, we noticed an enormous banner with the word “VJCTORY” emblazoned across. Now that’s school pride, we thought.

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Live with Passion. Lead with Compassion

By: Png Han Yong

The sweltering heat of a Friday afternoon greeted us as BrightSparks stepped into the grounds of Hwa Chong Institution (College Section), where the familiar scene of a typical school day played itself out - students walking around the campus, lounging on their class benches or laughing and chatting with friends.

But what caught the eye were the many teenagers in casual attire milling about the campus – recent graduates of HCI who were back for one purpose, and one purpose only: to collect their GCE ‘A’ Level results, which were the fruit of 2 years of dutiful study at HCI.

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