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1. The Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP) is a one-year programme that offers a practice-oriented curriculum taught by polytechnic lecturers, to better prepare polytechnic-bound N(A) students for entry into the relevant Polytechnic Diploma courses. This is an alternative to the Sec 5 year. PFP students are given provisional places in diploma programmes, subject to them passing all modules in the one-year PFP. The requirement to pass all modules ensures that students continue to work hard during their PFP year and are well prepared for polytechnic studies. Students who apply effort should have no difficulties in meeting the requirement.

2. The PFP caters to students of the Sec 4N(A) cohort in the preceding year. The PFP will have about 2,000 places set aside each year across all five Polytechnics. More than 80% of Polytechnic Diploma courses will be offered under the PFP.

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