From experience and my (faulty) memory, most students will get A2 and above for the subjects I teach them in O’lvls. Now, I can tell you exactly how many percentage do get A2 and above.
I tutored 14 subjects to 12 sec4/sec5 students. Here’s the breakdown:
A1 – 21%
A2 – 43%
B3 – 29%
C5 – 1%
The IB results are also out way before the O’lvls. I’ve got 2 students. Teaching SL chem and HL maths to 2 different students. One did very well, getting a 6 out of a possible 7 and a overall score of 41 out of a possible 45. Very happy for him. For the other, it’s a big unknown. Maybe I’ll ask when it’s not so traumatic anymore.
Exams results day is always a mix of emotions for me. You see the happy ones, you see the can’t-be-bothered ones, and you see the sad ones. My emotions used to go roller coaster with every bit of good news and bad news, but these days, it’s quite stable. Perhaps I got used to the inevitable bad results and the unexpectedly good results. It’s been afterall, a good 10 yrs of experiencing such joys and cries.
A few cases stand out in 2014:
1. Someone came to find me a like 1 month before the exams. I don’t reject people, especially when I know I can help. She did very well, getting an A2 eventually from just passing in her prelims. I wish I can say she did well overall, but she didn’t. It’s the overall results that matters, not just one single subject.
2. I taught this boy since Sec 1! And his brother before that! It’s been a good 6-7 yrs with this family. I’ll miss teaching them. Really.
3. I thought coming to find me 1 month before is late, but I had another student who engaged me 1-2 weeks before the exams. General revision, I’m supposed to do. He scored A1/A2 in the end, and got a very good score overall. Very happy for him.
Waiting for the A’lvl students to report back their results next...