SINGAPORE - About 66.2 per cent of students who took the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) this year have qualified for the Express stream in Secondary school.
With the release of the PSLE results on Wednesday afternoon (Nov 25), the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced in a press release that a total of 38,610 students (or 98.3 per cent) are eligible for secondary school. This is higher than 2014's 97.6 per cent.
The total number of Primary 6 students who sat for the PSLE this year is 39,286. Among these students, 21.7 per cent are eligible for the Normal (Academic) course while 10.4 per cent are eligible for the Normal (Technical) course.
For the 676 students who did not qualify for the Express, Normal (Academic) or Normal (Technical) courses, MOE said that those who attempted the PSLE for the first time may re-attempt the examination in the coming year. They may also apply to Assumption Pathway School (APS) or NorthLight School (NLS).
The remaining students who have had more than one attempt at PSLE will be offered a place at APS or NLS.
This is the fourth year that MOE is not revealing the top PSLE scorer. It also did not reveal the highest and lowest scores achieved by pupils in the cohort.