BY THE NUMBERS
Number of students who sat the O Levels last year.
Number who passed at least one subject: 30,940 or 99.9 per cent
Number who passed at least three subjects: 29,705 or 95.9 per cent
Number who passed at least five subjects: 25,789 or 83.3 per cent
Number of private candidates, of which 89.5 per cent obtained a certificate (at least a Grade 6 in one subject)
Maximum number of points needed to qualify for junior college with L1R5 (language and five relevant subjects)
For polytechnic entry, the L1R2B2 (language, two relevant and two best subjects) score is taken into account