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  GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA)

The Grade Point Average (GPA) represents the student’s current standing in the programme of study. It is the ratio of the total grade points earned to total credits attempted.

GPA =  Σ(credit units earned x grade scale)

Σ(credit units attempted)


Year 1 and Year 2  students’ grade point average (GPA) in the progress report issued by NorthLight School is calculated based on a weightage assigned to foundational and vocational subjects.  Grades for character domain subjects do not count for the GPA but students must pass to be considered for promotion.

Besides receiving the  school’s  progress reports, Year 3 and Year 4 students will also receive their Statement of Results (SOR) issued by the Institute of Technical Education (ITE).  The GPA is computed based on the ITE Skills Certificate (ISC) modules the student has registered for the examination.  Click   here  to obtain Information and illustration on computation of the Grade Point Average (GPA) for their SOR.  GPA will not be included in the progress reports for Year 3 and Year 4 students.


Subject

No of Credit Units

Language and Literacy

5

“Math Works For Us!”

6

ICT Literacy

6

*Each Taster Programme

1









*student in Year 1 & Year 2 can have up to 4 Taster Programmes and credit unit will increase accordingly.

Mark Range

Grade

Grade Scale

80% and above

A

4

70% - 79%

B

3

60% - 69%

C

2

50% - 59%

D

1

49% and below

F


Illustration on calculating Grade Point Average (GPA) for the Progress Report for Year 1 & Year 2

For example, a Year 1 student sat for the examination for the following subjects in semester 1.

Subject

Grade 

Grade Scale

Credit Unit

Grade Point

Language and Literacy

C

2

5

10

“Math Works For Us!”

B

3

6

18

ICT Literacy

A

4

6

24

Taster Programme 1

C

2

1

2

Taster Programme 2

D

1

1

1

Sum

19

55

GPA

55/19

2.89

GPA =  Σ(subject credit units earned x subject grade scale)

            Σ(subject credit units attempted)

GPA =  Total Grade Points Earned

            Total Credit Units Attempted

         =  10 + 18 + 24 + 1 + 2

             5 + 6 + 6 + 1 + 1

         =  55

            19

         =2.89