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FAQs 

General
When does the school year start?
JC2 students will begin their lessons on 8 January 2018, while the JC1s will report on 2 February 2018, after the release of the JAE posting results. More information on terms and holidays may be found on the MOE webpage here.

What subjects are offered in the merged college?
The merged college offers almost the full range of subjects, including F Maths and Art. More information on subjects and combinations may be found on our webpage here.

Is it compulsory to have a CCA?
While it is not compulsory to do so, we encourage students to take up a co-curricular activity for their holistic development. More on our CCA programme here.

When will the merged JC start operating, and where will it be?
The merged JC will begin taking in students in 2018 on the current YJC campus. The college will be known as Yishun Innova Junior College from 2019.

Admissions
How do I know if I am eligible for a 2-year JC course?
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.

What are the cut-off points for the various streams?
Individual JCs do not determine the cut-off points. Admission is mostly based on the number of vacancies available as well as the results of students who apply to the JC. Here are the L1R5 cut-off points (before deduction of bonus points) to gain admission to Yishun Junior College and Innova Junior College in 2017:


Yishun Junior CollegeInnova Junior College
Science1620
Arts1716

*The cut-off points of all JCs may increase in 2018 JAE due to increase in intake numbers for all participating JCs in 2018. Such variations do not reflect the quality of the JCs or their programmes. 
Source: MOE, https://www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/joint-admissions-exercise

Can I use bonus points to gain admission to YIJC?
Yes. The following table illustrates the possible cases where bonus points can be used:
Obtain a CCA Grade 'A' from your secondary school2 points
Obtain a CCA Grade 'B'  & 'C' from your secondary school1 point
Have grade A1 to C6 both their first languages (i.e. Englsih & a Higher Mother Tongue) 2 points 





*Note: there are no secondary schools that are affiliated to Yishun Innova Junior College.

What are the college's criteria for students to offer certain subjects?
For specific subjects, we recommend that you speak with our teachers during Open House, which is held one day after the release of the ‘O’ level results. You may also email your queries to yishun_jc@moe.edu.sg.

More information on the college’s subject combinations and requirements can be found here: /student-admission/subject-information.

What are the college's criteria for students to offer subject combinations comprising 4H2 subjects?
A subject combination comprising 3 H2 and 1 H1 content-based subjects is the typical workload of a JC student. For students who would like to stretch themselves academically and offer 4 H2 subjects, we recommend that you should at least have a L1R5 (raw) score of 12 or better.

Does the college accept Direct Admission (DA) applications?
Graduating students from Singapore secondary schools can apply to enrol into the College before sitting for their Secondary Four / Five Preliminary Examination. For more information on the Direct Admission criteria, refer here: /student-admission/direct-admission.

You may also wish to take note of the key dates for DA application:

Phase I
Application dates: Tuesday 27 June 2017 to Tuesday 25 July 2017
Acceptance of offer: Wednesday 26 July 2017 to Friday 28 July 2017, 3.00pm
Phase II
Application dates: Monday 31 July 2017 to Friday 25 August 2017
Acceptance of offer: Monday 28 August 2017 to Thursday 31 August 2017, 3.00pm

Note: Updates for Direct Admission for 2018 will be available in May.