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Life After O Levels Results 2020 – 2021 : What’s Next?

The O level results will be released on 11 January 2021.

Have you just breathed a high sigh of relief after the O Levels?

It is time for recognizing your hard work and all the efforts that you had put into your secondary school for 4 to 5 years. Some of you must have done well while some of you would not have received the grades that you expected. No matter whether you have done well or not, you have a long way ahead of you.

Now that you have received your results, you must think of what to do next.

Before you make any decision, you should know that the choices made by you can affect your entire life. This is why you should not take it lightly. Even if you have not done well in the examinations, there are a lot of options ahead of you that you can choose from.

So, do not be disappointed and plan for your better future ahead. But, before you make any decisions, you should keep your aptitude and interests in mind. When you make decisions based on your interest and aptitude, you will do better in the future. As a result, your career can flourish as well.

Want to know more about different options available to you after your O Levels results?

If yes, then keep reading. You will find everything that you need to know below.

  1. Do Not Give Up On Studying

Some students make the mistake of dropping their studies after their O Levels result arrives. But, this should not be the case with you. While some students think that completing their O Levels is a huge milestone for them, this is not entirely true. There is still a lot to achieve in the future. You should at least get a diploma if you want to achieve something in the future. If you plan on going to a university later then you should consider joining Junior College. No matter what career path you choose, make sure that you make the decision keeping in mind your interest and aptitude. Whatever you do, just do not give up on studying.

Should you choose a Junior College or Polytechnic? Let's dive in here.

  1. Find Out Your Interest

The career choices that you make after your O Levels result will affect your entire future. This is why you must find out the subjects and the field that you are interested in. When you will choose a career keeping your interest and aptitude in mind, you will be able to do well in the courses that you take in Junior College.

When you will get good grades in your A-Levels, you will get admission to a good university as well. Getting admission to a good university can give a boost to your career that you are looking for. This is why you must find out about interest and aptitude before deciding whether to go to a diploma or a Junior College.

  1. Choose A Suitable Junior College For Yourself

Once you are finished with your Secondary School, it is never too soon to plan for the road ahead of you. This is why you must start looking for the right Junior College for yourself as soon as your result arrives.

The Junior College that you will choose now will play an important role in determining your entire future later. If you want to select the best college for you, you can do it at various search engines or ask for recommendations from your teachers, friends, or families.

See what were 2022's JC cut off points to get an idea on which Junior college you will be eligible for and the subject combinations that may interest you.

  1. Go For A Diploma That Has Multiple Disciplines

If you decide to go for a diploma, you must choose the one that has multiple disciplines. When you will pick a diploma that has more than one discipline, you will be able to branch out to other disciplines as well. This can prove to be helpful to you if you are not sure about the field in which to pursue your career.

When you will have the option of multiple disciplines, you can even switch your career midway as well. This is why you must go for a diploma that has multiple disciplines.

  1. Go For Project-Based Study

The project-based study has been gaining a lot of popularity these days because of the many benefits it offers. Unlike the traditional way of studying, project-based study lets the students learn new skills and techniques in each module instead of judging the students’ capability of learning through the textbooks.

Thus, the students will no longer need to memorize the whole textbooks to pass the examination. Instead, they will be judged based on the skills and techniques that they have learned in the module. This is why it is one of the most sought-after methods of studying these days.

  1. Work Part-Time

You will have some free time after your O Levels result and before your Junior College or diploma starts. So, instead of wasting time around here and there, you need to utilize this time more productively. What’s the best way of utilizing this time than to work part-time somewhere?

If you are thinking of going for a part-time diploma, then you can also consider working part-time after your course starts. There are many benefits associated with working part-time. You will not only learn new things, but you will also be able to save up for your graduation fees. This is why we will recommend everyone to utilize their free time productively instead of wasting it.

  1. Retake Your O-Levels

Could do not do well in your O-Levels exam due to some reason this year? We understand how important it is for you to get good grades in your O-Levels. These exams prove the entire effort that you had put in your secondary school. But, there can be many circumstances that did not let you perform well in your O Levels exams this year even if you are a bright and hard-working student. Well, you do not need to take much stress. You can always re-take your O-Level exams and change your grades. Find out how to register as an O level private candidate here.

  1. Pick A New Hobby

While you are waiting to get admission to a junior college, you can even utilize this time to pick a new hobby for yourself. Hobbies play an important role in de-stressing you.

What’s more, they can also help you in building skills that can come effective in your Junior College and University. Once you have picked up a hobby for yourself, you can join organizations, clubs, and groups in your neighborhood as well. In fact, you might even pick up a hobby that would help you decide your future career as well. This is why you must pick a suitable hobby for yourself.

  1. Relax A Bit

We understand the stress of results and choosing a Junior College can be a bit overwhelming for you. But, you need to understand that worrying will not change anything. In fact, worrying too much can trigger your hormones level as well. This is why you must relax a bit too. Do not worry too much about anything as it will not change the things that you have no control over. Just take deep breathes and distract yourself with something interesting to do. This will help you relax in a lot of ways.

  1. Hang Out With Your Friends

You must have made a lot of friends during your secondary school. You might meet those friends daily during your school but after your O level exams, there must have come a gap between the frequencies of your meetings.

So, if you have got good grades, then you might take this time as an opportunity to meet and celebrate with your friends. What’s more, meeting with your friends will help you relax and de-stress yourself as well. You can even discuss different career opportunities with your friends. This is why you must keep in touch with your friends.

The Importance Of Utilizing Your Time Correctly After Your O Levels Result

While some of you may waste your time by fooling around with your O Levels result, this should not be the case. You must utilize your time correctly after the arrival of your result. When you are productive in your present, it will benefit your future only.

You should understand that your time is limited. No matter how much you try to slice your time, there are only 24 hours available in it. What’s more, when you are utilizing your time properly, your decision-making ability will improve as well. This is why you must utilize your time correctly after your O Levels result instead of fooling around.

We understand that the O Levels result is a big phase of your life. The result reflects your entire hard work of 5 years of secondary school. No matter whether you get good or bad grades in your O Levels results, you must think thoroughly of your future plans. The decisions that you make now will impact your entire future later. So, if you want a brighter future, you must follow all the points mentioned above. These points will help you have a brighter future.


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