‘O’ Levels, among other things

As Hykel captioned on one of his photos, it is that time of the year again. The release of the results has always been emotional. Evidently so, seeing as there were a few schoolmates I witnessed crying over his/her results. Nonetheless, it is merely a stepping stone in the journey that is our education, and I would like to congratulate all of my peers who have received their results today, regardless of score.

Personally, I’m quite disappointed, yet happy at the same time. Allow me to explain why so for each of the subjects.

EL: For English, I maintained my grade of B3 from prelim 2, which was kind of expected. After all, English is a hard subject to master, and I am really in awe of those who got A2 and A1. Props to you guys.

Physics: Ah, my beloved science. Improved from a low C5 to an A1! Such improvement, much joy. One of the few subjects that actually hit my expectations.

Chemistry: Ah, my not-as-beloved science. Improved from a just-as-low C5 to an A2. Not as high as I had hoped, but an improvement nonetheless. Gotta really thank Mr Samson Lam for this one, though. If not for him, I might not even have made it past B3.

E’ Maths: Improved from A2 to A1. Nothing really much to say here. I am aiming for a maths major in university anyway, I had better get an A1.

A’ Maths: Maintained my grade of B3 from prelim 2. Needless to say, this was a major disappointment for me. A’ Maths was always the subject that I did well in. If there was a subject I could count on to do well in, it’s A’ Maths. In fact, it was A’ Maths that saved me from retaining sec 3! Yet, I only managed to get a B3, far below my own expectations. However…

Geography: …Such amaze, much wow. Improved from C6 to a whopping A1. This is probably the first time I’ve been so happy with myself. Not only had I proven to that failure of a teacher that I ar gud at teh studez, I had proven to myself that with enough hard work, I can achieve what I want. The hours of mugging at NSP, NLB and Geylang Library have paid off. Although I must thank Ms Lai Han Wei for teaching and motivating me, along with the rest of the half that’s in her class. If not for her, I might not have been able to push myself to achieve what I had.

Combined humanaties: E8 to Absent. 😀 The choice to drop it was a good one.

 

All in all, I would like to thank all my teachers for the wonderful guidance that you have provided for the cohort in the past years. (except for you hosoochoo C: ) I would also like to thank the Part D bros for sticking together as friends for so long, and hope that we remain just as close-knit in post-sec life. Needless to say, the same goes to all the friends I have. My 4 years in Chung Cheng has definitely been a pleasant one, and it’s all thanks to you guys.