 # How to Calculate A-level Rank Points? ## A-level university rank points

The calculation of A-level university rank points is needed for your university course selection and admission application. This rank point is a grading system where the grades obtained for each A-level exam subject will be converted into rank points. The is illustrated through the conversion table below.

Before you start to calculate your A-level university rank points, it may be helpful to know this background information:

• The Singapore calculation method would be different as compared to other parts of the world
• Each A-level subject is categorized into three levels of study: H1, H2, H3
• H1 level subject bears one academic unit
• H2 level subject bears two academic unit
• H3 level subject bears three academic unit
• (H3 level subject has the highest level of academic rigour and subject specialty)
• All subjects can be divided into two categories: knowledge-skills and content-based
• A typical A-level student will take a combination of these subjects:
• Three H2 content-based subjects
• One H1 content-based subject
• One H1 General Paper
• One H1 Mother Tongue Language
• One H1 Project Work

(Students with high academic standing can also choose to take an extra H1/H2 subject or up to two H3 subjects.)

• The maximum rank points you can get is 90. The higher the rank points, the better.
• H1 Mother Tongue Language subject will be included in the calculation if it can improve your rank points. You can calculate the rank points for both scenarios (with or without H1 Mother Tongue Language subject) and use the higher rank point.

A-level Subject Grading to Rank Points Conversion Table:

 Grade Marks H2 Rank Points H1 Rank Points A 70 – 100 20 10 B 60 – 69 17.5 8.75 C 55 – 59 15 7.5 D 50 – 54 12.5 6.25 E 45 – 49 10 5 S 40 – 44 5 2.5 U 0 – 39 0 0

Scenario A: Calculation of rank points without H1 Mother Tongue Language

This would be the typical subject combination use to calculate your rank point:

• Best four content-based subjects (e.g.: 3H2 + 1H1 subjects)
• H1 General Paper
• H1 Project Work

Assuming you get a grade ‘A’ for all the subjects except for a grade ‘B’ for one of the H2 subjects, the rank points would be calculated as:

= 3H2 + 1H1 + H1 General Paper + H1 Project Work

= 20 + 20 + 17.5 + 10 + 10 + 10

= 87.5 RP

Scenario B: Calculation of rank points with H1 Mother Tongue Language

If you would like to use your H1 Mother Tongue Language subject to calculate your rank points, you would need to adjust or rebase from a perfect score of 100 down to 90. This can be easily calculated by multiplying 0.9 to the total sum to get the final rank point.

Assuming you get a grade ‘A’ for all the subjects (inclusive of H1 Mother Tongue Language) except for a grade ‘B’ for one of the H2 subjects, the rank points would be calculated as:

= (3H2 + 1H1 + H1 General Paper + H1 Project Work + H1 Mother Tongue Language) x 0.9

= (20 + 20 + 17.5 + 10 + 10 + 10 + 10) x 0.9

= 87.75 RP

Since the inclusion of H1 Mother Tongue Language in the computation of rank points fetch a higher rank point (87.75 as compared to 87.5), the higher rank point will be considered for university admission.

Scenario C: Calculation of rank points with four H2 subjects

In the event you do not have one H1 content subject but have four H2 content subjects instead (e.g.: 4H2 instead of 3H2 + 1H1 content-based subjects), you will compute your weakest H2 subject as a H1 subject by halving the rank point for that subject.

Assuming you get a grade ‘A’ for all the subjects except for a grade ‘B’ for one of the H2 subjects, the rank points would be calculated as:

= 3H2 + weakest H2 subject to be calculated as 1H1 + H1 General Paper + H1 Project Work

= 20 + 20 + 20 + 8.75 + 10 + 10

= 88.75

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