Outstanding personal and community achievements from the Class of 2013

1     A total of 1239 students at Raffles Institution (RI) sat for the 2013 GCE 'A' Level Examinations. This is the fifth cohort to complete the six-year Raffles Programme (RP), the through-train programme offered by RI and Raffles Girls' School. RI also admits students from other schools at Year 5 (JC 1) via the Direct School Admission (DSA) and Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE).


2     The achievements that the Class of 2013 attained at the 2013 ‘A’ Level Examinations, together with the parallel Raffles Diploma certification, reflect the holistic Raffles experience which brings out the best in all our students, develops them into well-rounded people and provides opportunities for them to discover their interests and talents.



3     Loh Jia Wei suffers from muscular dystrophy and requires the use of a wheelchair. She travels to and from school using transport provided by the Asian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA). Highly resilient and mature, Jia Wei has always striven to lead a fulfilling life. Her passion for improving the needs of the disabled community and her drive for excellence despite tough circumstances has been an inspiration to her fellow students.


4     Living with a younger brother with autism spectrum and other medical disorders including neurofibromatosis has not been easy for Lim Jie Rui Gerald. The physical and emotional responsibilities of having to care for his younger brother added significant pressure on Gerald. However, Gerald was able to draw strength from friends and teachers, and overcome his challenges.

5     Josiah Tan Yi Teng was conferred the Boys’ Brigade President’s Award, the highest award in the Boys’ Brigade programme. He was a committed and inspiring leader who earned the respect and admiration of his juniors. Josiah is also the first hearing-impaired candidate to receive the President’s Award.


6     Ng Rui Ashlynna and Antariksh Mahajan were President and Vice-President of the Students’ Council. They served the student body tirelessly and initiated many school activities, enriching school life and creating a sense of belonging to the school. Lim Zhi Wei, Eugene, President of Raffles Interact was a devoted member of the club and dedicated many hours to serving the community. Chua Jun Yan rejuvenated the school’s student journalism body, the Raffles Press. With the help of his fellow schoolmates, he brought a Singapore Conversation session to the students of Northlight School, and partnered the Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association (SANA) to launch an anthology depicting the lives of five former drug addicts.


7     Artist Seet Yun Teng spent a week hand-painting a mural at the Singapore River (Coleman Bridge Underpass). Her artwork was among six that were selected from 30 entries to grace the walls of underpasses along the Singapore River. Shrey Bhargava is a talented actor who made it to the top 15 (out of more than 200 applicants) at the Singapore Repertory Theatre’s Young Company. He intends to pursue a career in drama.


8     Athletes such as Yong Ren Wei Bryan (from Victoria School), Koh Han Jie and Herman Lin Yao Ahmad represented Singapore at various national and international competitions including the SEA Games and ASEAN School Games, successfully balancing their athletic pursuits with their studies.

9     Entering RI at Year 5, all-rounders like Lim Min (from Crescent Girls’ School), Toh Yi Shan (from CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School) and Loo Jun Da (from Bukit Panjang Government High School) also performed well and proved their mettle in their chosen fields – Lim Min with her flair for visual design and talent for writing; Jun Da for canoeing, representing the school in several inter-school competitions; and Yi Shan with her involvement in The Youth Club @ Boon Lay.




10     Four students offered 13 units of study and scored distinctions in all their 9 subjects.


11     One in two students offering four H2 subjects scored distinctions in all four subjects. Two out of three students scored three H2 distinctions in their content-based subjects. Rafflesians continue to excel at the General Paper, with 45% students scoring distinctions.


12     339 students (27%) achieved a perfect University Admissions Score (UAS) of 90. The UAS is used for admissions by the four autonomous universities in Singapore. It is computed based on a maximum score of 90 points, and takes into account General Paper or Knowledge and Inquiry, Project Work, three H2 and one H1 content subjects. In addition, 170 students achieved distinctions in all subjects offered, including H3 subjects.


13     The class of 2013 achieved exceptional performances across the various subjects:


·       8 in 10 students scored Distinctions for Biology

·       7 in 10 students scored Distinctions for Chemistry, Economics, History, Knowledge and Inquiry, Literature in English, Mathematics and Physics

·       6 in 10 students scored Distinctions for Geography


14     The following is the breakdown of the number of distinctions obtained by our students:


·                9 Distinctions: 4 students

·                At least 8 Distinctions: 80 students

·                At least 7 Distinctions: 277 students

·                At least 6 Distinctions: 533 students


15     We congratulate our students for their outstanding all-round achievements. We would like to express our thanks to our teachers, staff, parents, alumni and the RI Board of Governors. It is only with their dedication and unwavering support that RI can continue its tradition of nurturing thinkers, leaders and pioneers who will give back to the community and make a positive impact on the nation.

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