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SINGAPORE – Results of the 2016 Singapore-Cambridge GCE N-Level examinations will be released on Dec 19, announced the Ministry of Education on Monday (Dec 12).

School candidates may obtain their result slips from their respective schools from 2pm on Dec 19.

Private candidates will be notified of their results by post. They can also obtain their results online using their SingPass account at www.seab.gov.sg from 2pm on that day.

Those who wish to apply for Institute of Technical Education (ITE) courses can do so online at www.ite.edu.sg/wps/portal/intake, or obtain application forms from the customer service centres at the three ITE colleges in Ang Mo Kio, Simei and Choa Chu Kang..

Those eligible for the Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP) and/or the Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP) will receive invitations for them to apply for the programmes.

The PFP is a one-year programme that offers a practice-oriented curriculum taught by polytechnic lecturers, to better prepare polytechnic-bound students for entry into relevant diploma courses.

It is an alternative to the Secondary 5 year as GCE N-level graduates under the PFP will not sit for the O levels.

The DPP is another option for students who have performed well in the N levels.

Students can take up a two-year Higher Nitec programme at the ITE and subsequently be assured of either a first- or second-year place in a related polytechnic course, provided they achieve the qualifying Grade Point Average scores in the Higher Nitec programme.

Application for the PFP will start in January next year, when the GCE O-level examination results are released. Students who qualify for the PFP will get the application forms then.

Those interested in the PFP should first progress to Secondary 5 on Jan 3 while waiting for notice of their eligibility.

DPP applications can be submitted through the ITE’s application portal from 2.30pm on Dec 19 to 5pm on Dec 22. Posting results will be released online at 9am on Dec 27.

For more information on the DPP and the PFP, visit these websites: www.ite.edu.sg/wps/portal/definitely-des/ and pfp.polytechnic.edu.sg/PFP/index.html