Frequently Asked Questions
COVID-19-related FAQs (updated 4 Jan 2021)
1.What precautions is the college taking to ensure that the college environment is safe?
The college takes direction from MOE on the measures that we put in place in response to the current situation. These include
(i) twice daily temperature-taking and visual and question screening for staff and students
(ii) temperature checking and checking-in and out via SafeEntry for all visitors, and denying entry where necessary
(iii) mandatory wearing of face masks for staff and students
(iv) staggering recess (and meal consumption with their classes in designated lesson venues), as well as arrival and dismissal times
(v) enhanced cleaning regimes for staff and student common areas and high-touch surfaces
(vi) fixed exam-style seating or fixed-group cluster seating in regularly-ventilated lesson venues with safe distancing
(vii) where more than one class comes together for certain lessons, class groups will be formed and each group will be spaced further from others
(viii) reduced intermingling through suspension of mass physical gatherings, external school activities and inter-school activities
(ix) discouraging non-essential visits to the college
(x) encouraging students to upkeep personal hygiene and carry out wipe-down routines at appropriate junctures
In addition, students and staff who are unwell, or who have household members on Home Quarantine Order/Stay Home Notice or have adult household members with flu-like symptoms such as fever and cough, are required to stay away from school.
MOE is closely monitoring the situation, and should there be further changes, our college will respond accordingly.
2. Will teachers/students in the college be tested for COVID-19?
Testing complements the other safe management measures put in place to safeguard the well-being and safety of teachers and students. It allows early identification and containment of COVID-19 cases. At the outset, anyone who is unwell, especially if they display respiratory symptoms such as runny nose, cough or sore throat, should see a doctor.
Staff and students of the college, if diagnosed by the doctor to have Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) and require COVID-19 testing, will be referred by the doctor to undergo a test. This also applies to personnel working in schools but who are not MOE-hires.
MOE staff and students will need to bring along their student/staff pass that has their NRIC/FIN number.
Students 16 years of age should also be accompanied by a parent/guardian for the test. This facilitates consent-taking and communication to both the student and parent/guardian on the precautions to take note of while awaiting the test results at home.
3. How will the college respond when there is a confirmed case of infection in schools?
In case of infection cases in the college, MOE has put in place a stringent process in place to safeguard student's well-being while ensuring that learning continues. When MOE is notified of a confirmed case, the college will quickly carry out the following, on top of the existing precautionary measures:
· Those who have been in close contact will either be quarantined or issued a 14-day Leave of Absence (LOA);
· The college will also be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to ensure that the school continues to remain a safe environment for learning;
· There will be close monitoring of the situation to assess the risk of potential cluster in the school.
These measures have proven to be effective in limiting the transmission of the virus in our schools.
However, given the fluid nature of COVID-19, MOE and the college will continue to monitor the situation very closely, and will take further measures if necessary.
4. Do precautionary measures apply to school vendors?
The precautionary measures the college has implemented to safeguard the well-being of students and staff also apply to school vendors. Temperature taking is conducted daily for vendors, including canteen vendors, cleaners, and security guards. Individuals who have a temperature of 38oC or higher, or who exhibit flu-like symptoms, will be asked to seek medical assistance immediately. Vendors are required to inform the school should they or any of their staff go on medical leave/QO/LOA/SHN.
5. Will there be Physical Education (PE) lessons?
The college believes that PE lessons are as important to a student’s holistic development as academic lessons are. PE lessons are also important for our students’ continued physical well-being. The college will continue to ensure that the relevant safe management measures are in place for PE lessons.
6. Are students required to wear masks for PE lessons?
Students and PE teachers will not be required to wear their mask when participating in strenuous physical activities during PE. They will have to put on their masks at other times, such as when moving from their classrooms to the PE lesson.
7. What will happen to the National Physical Fitness Award (NAPFA)?
NAPFA is cancelled. Students are encouraged to continue with their fitness training on their own to prepare for NS
8. Will all CCAs be resumed?
All CCAs will resume with SMMs in place.
9. Is it compulsory for my child to attend the CCAs?
The college has resumed face-to-face CCAs where appropriate, and with safe management measures in place. Students are expected to attend the CCA sessions. Consistent with usual college practice, students who are unable to attend CCA due to valid reasons can be excused.
The Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) is conducted annually by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to allow Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level certificate holders to apply for admission to post-secondary institutions.
The Joint Admissions Exercise 2021 is scheduled to be conducted in January 2021.
More information on JAE can be found on MOE's website here.
2. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
The aggregate of the First Language (L1) and 5 relevant subjects (R5) is computed automatically by the Ministry of Education to determine if you qualify for a 2-year JC course.
First language (L1) refers to English/Higher Mother Tongue
The relevant 5 subjects (R5) must include:
Subject 1 - Humanities/Higher Art/Higher Music
Subject 2 - Mathematics/Science
Subject 3 - Humanities/Higher Art/Higher Music/Mathematics/Science
Subject 4 - Any O-level subject (excluding Religious Knowledge and CCA)
Subject 5 - Any O-level subject (excluding Religious Knowledge and CCA)
For admission to a junior college, a student must obtain an L1R5 aggregate not exceeding 20 points. The English grade must be at least a C6; Mother Tongue at least a D7 and Mathematics at least a D7.
3. JAE APPEAL PROCEDURE
The appeal exercise starts upon the release of posting results. Only students with net L1R5 equal or less than ASRJC cut-off points for the respective Science and Arts streams can be considered for appeal.
You are required to submit the following documents:
- Application form: The applicant must submit the appeal online. Alternatively, the hard copy of this form would be made available at our General Office, after the release of the posting results.
- A duplicate copy of your Joint Admission Exercise Form A, latest GCE ‘O’ Level results slip, CCA records and Secondary 4E/5N Mid-Year Examination and Preliminary Examination results.
- Other supporting documents that may aid in your appeal.
Please note that the original documents must be produced during the submission for the purpose of verification.
4. SUBJECT COMBINATIONS
At ASRJC, we offer 3 H2 and 1 H1 content subjects OR 4 H2 content subjects, together with 3 H1 subjects which are General Paper, Project Work and Mother Tongue Language.