97.5% pass rate for this year's PSLE

97.5% pass rate for this year's PSLE

SINGAPORE - Students collected their Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) results from their respective primary schools today.

A total of 43,047 Primary 6 students sat the PSLE this year.

Among them, 41,974 students (or 97.5%) are eligible to proceed to secondary school, according to a statement from the Ministry of Education (MOE).

66.7% are eligible for the Express course, 19.9% for the Normal (Academic) and 10.9% for the Normal (Technical) courses.

1,073 students (or 2.5%) were assessed to be not ready for secondary school, said MOE.

Of these, students who have attempted PSLE once may re-attempt the PSLE in the coming year or apply to Assumption Pathway School (APS) or NorthLight School (NLS). This is based on the recommendations of their primary school principals.

Students who have attempted PSLE more than once will be offered a place in APS or NLS.

Students eligible to progress to secondary school received their Secondary 1 (S1) Option Form from their respective primary schools today.

According to MOE, students are required to discuss with their parents as they complete the option forms.

Parents may submit their child's S1 Options online via the Secondary One Internet System (S1-IS).

The S1-IS will be available from 11am today until 3pm on November 28, 2013, through the MOE S1 Posting website at http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/admissions/secondary-one-posting/.

Alternatively, parents may submit their child's S1 options through their child's primary school. Submission at the primary schools started today from 11am to 3pm; and will continue between November 25 and 28, 2013, from 9am to 3pm.

Choosing secondary schools

When choosing secondary schools with their child, MOE advises parents to consider the proximity of the school from home, the suitability of the learning environment given their child's learning needs and interests (e.g. school programmes, niches and CCAs offered by the school), and the previous posting aggregate ranges of the school, amongst other factors.

The previous year's posting aggregate range can serve as a guide, but the eventual range may vary depending on demand patterns and cohort size for that year.

The S1 posting results will be released on Friday, December 20, 2013.

Students are to report to the secondary schools they are posted to on Monday, December 23 at 8.30 am.

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