Not sure if my daughter would be able to clear her N Level…Can someone advise if it’s ok to send her to ITE? Worried about her safety and the possible bad company there
Not all ITE students are loud and rowdy, they are only perceived and stereotyped to be so. I would encourage her to go for ITE rather then retaking her O levels. Some may develop an inferior complex when their friends are younger than they are and this might affect her performance in school. In ITE, she can immediately choose and focus on the area that she’d like to study in and learn together with her peers of similar age!
I have a relative who is quite worried about fitting into ITE. She is the quieter kind of person and is afraid that she will run into problems with the more outspoken/rowdy teens there. How can I help to ease her mind? She’s even considering doing a repeat year for her O Levels. Is it worth it to repeat another year? I have shared with her that ITE students are really smart and the curriculum there is great but she is still apprehensive.(edited)
ITE has a wide variety of courses these days that are very applicable to everyday lifestyle needs/demands. They have both full and part time courses.
Full time courses – https://www.ite.edu.sg/wps/portal/fts_course_catalog/
Part time info – https://www.ite.edu.sg/wps/portal/itehome/itews/pts/!ut/p/c5/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os_hAoxB3IzdTEwN_M0MDA89gc3dD00AvY09_Q6B8JE75wCATArr9PPJzU_ULciPKAcM6bCk!/dl3/d3/L2dBISEvZ0FBIS9nQSEh/
Don’t belittle ITE students! When I attended Poly in the past, my school mates that were from ITE were so much more quick-witted than I am, and always have plenty of ideas to do things. ITE trains them well to think of out the box and prepares them well for future studies or the workforce. Don’t worry
I just visited ITE College Central the other day … it’s impressive! PM Lee had his National Day rally held there!
Agree with @TonyTan that ITE is no longer ‘it’s the end’ … its tagline is now “A Global Leader for innovations in Technical Education”! Don’t play play! LOL
Unlike the past, ITE “is” not “the end” anymore. In fact, I know of parents that deliberately wanted their children to go through the ITE route instead of polys. They felt that their children would be able to learn at a more comfortable pace. Most students in ITE are quite bilingual nowadays. There are those that have even gone on to polys then local universities.
I understand that today ,polys as a whole accept 30% of ITE students and that’s amazing! If you think your child has problem managing work in poly, maybe you can try starting him in ITE. There will be some black sheep around, but I understand this is a perennial problem not only in ITE, but in the polys as well. It’s definitely “not the end” with ITE anymore.
Hope this helps!
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