The A level is a pre-university course. Being the fastest route to the University degree courses, the A level course is a popular route for many students who aspire to pursue a degree in the local or overseas universities.
However, the number of placings for junior colleges (JC) is limited. Students with better O level scores will therefore stand a higher chance in securing a place in the JC.
Successful acceptance into a JC is the beginning of a 2 year challenge program. The A level course is definitely a different level playing field as compared to the O level course.