Exam ResultsSo, #AL2011 results are released and mine are Physics:F, Maths:F, ICT:C, Gen:70, English: A. My index number is 1510100 and anyone can check that by going to http://www.doenets.lk.

Few months back, I conducted an only survey called “#AfterAL2011″, asking #AL2011 candidates what they are planning to do after the exam. So, with the release of exam results, I’m releasing that survey’s results too. Here we go:

In the survey, I gave them 22 choices to choose one from, to answer the question “After #AL2011, I will … *“. And the asterisk (*) was explained below as “If not mentioned otherwise “university” means “government university”.“.  And there was a text area allowing people to comment more on the subject.

Here are the answers offered:

  1. … wait for university to start.
  2. … get ready for #AL2012.
  3. … get enough results for government university, but I’ll enter a private university.
  4. … not get enough results for government university, so I’ll enter a private university.
  5. … get enough results for university, but I’ll go to another country for higher education.
  6. … not get enough results for university, so I’ll go to another country for higher education.
  7. … get enough results for university, but I’ll join my family business.
  8. … not get enough results for university, so I’ll join my family business.
  9. … get enough results for university, but I’ll start my own business.
  10. … not get enough results for university, so I’ll start my own business.
  11. … get enough results for university, but I’ll find a job.
  12. … not get enough results for university, so I’ll find a job.
  13. … stay some time without doing anything just enjoying my life. My parents can feed me even more.
  14. … stay some time without doing anything just enjoying my life. No one to take care, but I know how to survive.
  15. I was supposed to face #AL2011 but I didn’t. I’ll do it in 2012.
  16. I was supposed to face #AL2011 but I didn’t. I’ll enter a private university.
  17. I was supposed to face #AL2011 but I didn’t. I’ll go to another country for higher education.
  18. I was supposed to face #AL2011 but I didn’t. I’ll join my family business.
  19. I was supposed to face #AL2011 but I didn’t. I’ll start my own business.
  20. I was supposed to face #AL2011 but I didn’t. I’ll find a job.
  21. I was supposed to face #AL2011 but I didn’t. I’ll stay some time without doing anything just enjoying my life. My parents can feed me even more.
  22. I was supposed to face #AL2011 but I didn’t. I’ll stay some time without doing anything just enjoying my life. No one to take care, but I know how to survive.
There were 24 total responses for the survey:
  • 4 answered with answer number 1.
  • 4 answered with answer number 2.
  • 1 answered with answer number 3.
  • 1 answered with answer number 4.
  • 1 answered with answer number 8.
  • 1 answered with answer number 10.
  • 1 answered with answer number 11.
  • 1 answered with answer number 12.
  • 3 answered with answer number 13.
  • 3 answered with answer number 14.
  • 2 answered with answer number 15.
  • 1 answered with answer number 17.
  • 1 answered with answer number 22.
According to that,
  • 16.67% of the responders are waiting for university to start.
  • 16.67% of the resoponders are getting ready for #AL2012.
  • 4.17% of the responders are planning to go to private universities although they thought they would get enough results for government universities.
  • 4.17% of the responders are planning to go to private universities because they thought they won’t get enough results for government universities.
  • 4.17% of the responders are planning to join their family business because they thought they won’t get enough results for government universities.
  • 4.17% of the responders are planning to start their own business because they thought they won’t get enough results for government universities.
  • 4.17% of the responders are planning to find a job  although they thought they would get enough results for government universities.
  • 4.17% of the responders are planning to find a job  because they thought they won’t get enough results for government universities.
  • 13.04% of the responders are going to stay some time without doing anything just enjoying their lives. They think their parents can feed them even more.
  • 13.04% of the responders are going to stay some time without doing anything just enjoying their lives. They say  there is no one to take care, but they think they know how to survive.
  • 8.33% of the responders were supposed to face #AL2011 but they didn’t. They say they’ll do it in 2012.
  • 4.17% of the responders were supposed to face #AL2011 but they didn’t. They’ll go to another country for higher education.
  • 4.17% of the responders were supposed to face #AL2011 but they didn’t. They are going to stay some time without doing anything just enjoying their lives. They say  there is no one to take care, but they think they know how to survive.
Do you think 24 internet users represent the image of the whole country? Share your opinion now!

17 thoughts on “#AfterAL2011 Results

  1. Even though the sample is small and biased (i.e. limited to those who read blogs/have internet access) the results are interesting. When you have a big chunk of data like this, it is useful to present it visually, for example, as a pie chart or bar graph.

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  2. It would be interesting to see what these people actually do. My favorite one "My parents can feed me even more."

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  3. Interesting data, but as someone above said, the sample may be too small to really draw solid conclusions from.

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  4. The sample is too small to represent anything. On the other hand, I noticed that you got an A in English but low score in logic emphasized subject. That's why your blog is good, and you should choose writing as your career.

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  5. Study sampling size too small to draw accurate metric conclusion, though very interesting endeavor.

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  6. Sounds like a good survey, but a larger sample size would be better, I do like the graphic, I also agree a pie or other chart can be helpful

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  7. Interesting list of choices :) I feel a lot are the same reworded but it is a interesting out come as I am about to start my last semester myself :)

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  8. What are you studying? Very interesting results from your survey. I worked for SAS Institute in the past, and got really excited about statistics. Your sample was small, but relevant to you! I did some research on the exams in Sri Lanka. I love to learn about the way different countries deal with the same issues.

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  9. I tend to agree that the sample is too small. And in any way, the decision will be yours, right? :)

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