More about VJC
Brief description of Victoria Junior College
Founded in 1984 , VJC is famous for their strong school spirit.Her students come from more than 50 secondary schools all over the island. In fact, more than 60% of our intake comes from the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE), ensuring a rich cultural and social diversity.
Cut-Off Point: Arts- 8, Science- 6
Describe Your School Culture/Spirit:
" Everyone is like a family. Very supportive of each other. " --- Senior X
"Exudes excitement, people are open for conversations even when you don't know them very well. My favourite events were Orientation (JCO) and Victorian Affair(VA) because of the raving culture that's really unique to our school. It's like safe clubbing before actual clubbing. " --- Senior Z
How is the academic rigour? Is it competitive? Is everyone fixated on results?
" Quite intense academic rigour. Very competitive. " ---Senior X
" Not gonna lie for me it’s not stressful. VJ gives their students a lot of leeway for self-directed studying. There are also lots of materials like topical revision books for math and supplementary worksheets for physics and chemistry for you to do for yourself. " --- Senior Z
Was the competition to get into a CCA tough?
" Depends on what CCA you are interested in. For debate , it wasn't that hard, as long as you have a passion for it :)" ---Senior X
" Iglobe - interview but i think it’s just to check your commitment. Writers’ circle - easy, just join. Student Council - i guess it’s hard to campaign if you’re shy and don't know a lot of people. Well i don't know a lot of people but i wasn't shy sooooo, you can see where that got me. I also made lotsa friends from campaigning and sc itself. " --- Senior Z
Why did you choose specifically VJC ?
" I loved the school culture of VJC and I chose it because of its good school name too. I did a lot of research on different JCs before choosing VJC. " ---Senior X
" I just liked the school environment, people and spirit when i first came for open house in 2018. VJ gave the kind of excitement other JCs’ open house didn't have. " --- Senior Z
Why did you choose JC over Poly?
" I chose jc over poly because I had good grades to be able to be admitted into VJC and I loved a challenge as I heard that JC would be harder than poly." ---Senior X
" More choices, unsure of career path so JC is a good buffer, also you get to experience typical school life for the last time. " --- Senior Z
What are some special traditions/activities your school has? Which is your favourite?
" My favourite would be Victorian Affair , where its an event held an the end of every year before holidays. You can hype with your friends wildly as the school year ends . Orientation was also fun too. Many activities like dancing around the fountain of wealth were fun. " ---Senior X
" Orientation (JCO) and Victorian Affair(VA) " --- Senior Z
How flexible is the subject combi ?
" Not very flexible. I don't think you can change your subject combi once you have chosen it. You can only drop to H1 or go up to H3 . " ---Senior X
What was the biggest difference between secondary school and JC ?
" The academic was a huge difference and the friends i had too. " ---Senior X
As a school with IP students, as a JAE student yourself , was it hard to fit in ?
" In the beginning, yes it was. However, as we started having classes and events together , I started to realize that everyone is the same as we became more integrated together. " --- Senior X
" Nah, it’s just whether you make an effort to talk to them at an appropriate time when they’re not occupied with their IP friends or unless you’re able to talk to them too." --- Senior Z
Do you think getting exco position in ccas in VJC is hard ?
"It depends on how others perceive you, how the teachers perceive you and how you put yourself out there to your peers and your teachers. Can be seen to be hard if you really want the position but think you stand a low chance, matter of perspective probably. " --- Senior Z
How are the tutors and lectures at VJC ?
" The tutors I got are very knowledgable, friendly and helpful. Lectures are kind of boring. Since HBL started I stopped watching lectures LOL. " --- Senior Z