Junior college (JC) years are some of the most intense in the Singaporean education system. Whether it is preparing for the International Baccalaureate (IB) or A Level exams, the 2 years in school often feels too short to cram for an entire syllabus of content.
During this time, many students see their grades drop like they’ve never seen before. Getting U and S grades is not uncommon, even for students in the top JCs in Singapore. Other commitments like CCA, leadership roles, or service learning projects also vie for one’s attention and compromise their ability to dedicate enough time to their studies. The result is that many students end up going through their JC years feeling stressed, helpless, and low in confidence.
Does all the above sound like a friend or classmate you know? Are you the parent of a teen who is going through this? Or are you the one who is struggling in JC?
Well, here’s some advice on how you can help that person who is struggling in their studies in JC.