PSLE results: 98.4 per cent of students qualify for secondary school in Singapore

About 98.4 per cent of Primary 6 students in Singapore qualified for the secondary school as the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) was declared today.

Ministry of Education (MOE) of Singapore said, “A total of 38,942 Primary 6 students sat for the PSLE this year out of which 38,312 students are assessed suitable to proceed to secondary school.”

It added, “66.2 per cent are eligible for the Express course, 21.4 per cent for the Normal (Academic) course, and 10.7 per cent for the Normal (Technical) course.”

About 98.4 per cent of students have qualified for secondary school in Singapore.
About 98.4 per cent of students have qualified for secondary school in Singapore. Photo courtesy:

For the 630 students who did not qualify for the above courses, those who attempted the PSLE for the first time may try again in the coming year or apply to Assumption Pathway School or NorthLight School, the ministry said.

Those who have attempted the PSLE more than once will be preferentially offered a place in the two schools, it added.

Eligible students have also been directed to submit their option forms for the choice of their secondary school.

MOE said, “Eligible students would have received option forms to select secondary schools when they collected their results slips. In every sealed S1 Option Form, there will be a unique S1 Personal Identification Number (S1 PIN) which can be used to submit their secondary school choices online via the Secondary One Internet System. This will be accessible from 11.00am on 24 November 2017 to 3.00pm on 30 November 2017 through the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) S1 Posting website.

It added, “Alternatively, the S1 Option Form can be submitted through the student’s primary school.”

Advising students to choose appropriate secondary schools in consultation with their parents, MOE said, “Students have a wide variety of quality secondary schools to choose from that will maximise their potential. Some have unique programmes while others offer different combinations of choices. When choosing secondary schools, students, in discussion with their parents, should consider schools with environments best suited to their learning needs and interests (e.g. Applied Learning Programmes, Learning for Life Programmes, Co-Curricular Activities), and the proximity of the school from their home, amongst other factors.”

The S1 posting results will be released on December 21, 2017. Students are to report to the secondary schools that they are posted to on December 22, 2017 at 8.30am.

Ashraf Jamal
Ashraf Jamal – Senior Writer

Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.


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