PSLE results: 98.4% of students can progress to secondary school

发布: 2023年 11月22日

来自: The Straits Times


For the eighth consecutive year, 98.4 per cent of Primary 6 students who sat for the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) made it to secondary school.

The PSLE results were released from 11am on Wednesday (Nov 22).

A total of 38,088 Primary 6 students sat for the PSLE this year, said the Ministry of Education (MOE) and Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) in a joint press release on Wednesday.

This is the first cohort of students to be posted into secondary schools in three groups, mapped from the existing score ranges for the Express, Normal (Academic) and Normal (Technical) streams.

The three posting groups will be used to facilitate school admission and guide the subject levels students offer at the start of the year.

Full subject-based banding will also be implemented across 120 schools from 2024. This means students will sit for a common Singapore-Cambridge Secondary Education Certificate (SEC) exam from 2027, regardless of their initial posting group.

Under full subject-based banding, students who are eligible for Posting Groups 1 and 2 may offer English, mother tongue languages, mathematics, and science at a more demanding level from Secondary 1 based on their Achievement Level (AL) scores for the respective subject.

Under the AL system, Primary 6 students will receive ALs of 1 to 8 for each of their four subjects, with 1 being the best score and 8, the lowest. Their overall score will be the sum of these ALs.

Students who scored AL 5 or better for a PSLE Standard subject can take the subject at G3 or G2 and students who scored at least AL 6 for a PSLE Standard subject or AL A for a PSLE Foundation subject can take the subject at G2.

For the 2023 Primary 6 cohort, about 64 per cent of students eligible for Posting Groups 1 and 2 are suitable to take at least one subject at a more demanding level.

This is comparable to the previous year’s cohort eligible for the Normal courses, said MOE and SEAB.

Candidates who did not qualify for entry to secondary school can choose to retake the PSLE next year.

They can also apply to Assumption Pathway School and NorthLight School with a recommendation from their primary school principal, said MOE and SEAB, adding that both schools offer customised programmes with a more “experiential and hands-on learning approach”.

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