PSLE 2021: Guide to PSLE Dates, Secondary School Cut off Point, Marking Days, Scoring System & More

psle 2021 scoring and secondary school posting
psle 2021 scoring and secondary school posting

PSLE 2021: Guide to PSLE Dates, Secondary School Cut off Point, Scoring System Marking Days & More

Interested in finding out whether details on Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) 2021 such as PSLE Cut off Point, PSLE Date or PSLE Marking Days? Fret not, we got you covered! We know that many of you want to find out when, how and the amount you are entitled to under PSLE!

Update in Jan 2021: We have refreshed and updated our guide for the new year PSLE 2021! This includes the latest guideline on new PSLE Banding 2021.

For many parents—if not all—the Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) is one of the most important examinations and milestones of their child. Enroling a child into a good school for some parents, might be seen as paving the way for future successes. 

This guide on PSLE 2021 will be updated on a regular basis based on official announcement by the Singapore Ministry of Education. Keep checking this page for the latest updates! 

We take an evidence-based approach, by basing our answers purely on official government announcement, credible news sources.

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New PSLE 2021 Scoring System

Comparison of NEW PSLE 2021 Scoring System and Old PSLE Scoring System

NEW PSLE 2021 System

From 2021 onwards, there is no longer a total score for PSLE. Instead the PSLE T-Score will be replaced with wider scoring bands, known as Achievement Levels (ALs). 

Note: The new PSLE 2021 scoring system is similar to existing O’level and A’level band-based grading – which gives a singular grade to students who have achieved a certain range of score.

Under the new system, there is no difference in grade between a student who scores 93 vs another student who scores 95 because both students will be awarded the same Achievement Level grade “AL 1”.

A pupil’s total PSLE score will be the sum of the AL of each of the four subjects, with the best possible total score being 4.

See below for full details of the new Achievement Level Grade system. 

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Old PSLE Scoring System

Previously, PSLE adopted a T-score system based on four subjects. Maximum theoretical achievable T-score for each student is 300, and a student can achieve any score below 300 .

individual T-score is calculated based on overall student performance, standard deviation of cohort and other cohort factors. Under the new PSLE Scoring system, there is no such granular scoring. For example, the best students will all achieve the same maximum AL 4 Grade.     

As announced by MOE – with the new scoring system, PSLE scores are now less finely differentiated – there are only 29 possible PSLE scores compared to more than 200 aggregate scores under the previous T-score system. This means that schools are now less differentiated by cut-off points.

The new 2021 PSLE scoring changes aim to achieve this by:

  • Reducing fine differentiation at a young age
  • Recognising children’s level of achievement, regardless of how their peers have done

PSLE 2021 Cut-off Point and Banding

Update 28th April 2021: The Ministry of Education (MOE) has released details of Secondary School PSLE Cut off Point.

Please use the official MOE search tool (click here) to find the respective PSLE cut-off points for individual secondary schools in Singapore. 

Scoring for top schools: The entry scores released show that top schools such as Raffles Institution and Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary) have entry scores ranging from 4 to 6, while entry scores for other popular schools such as Anderson Secondary School range from 4 to 10, and 6 to 11 for Crescent Girls’ School. 

Gan Eng Seng School has an indicative range of 7-15 for the express course, 21-23 for the normal academic course and 25-26 for the normal technical course. Singapore Chinese Girls’ School has an indicative range of 8-17 points for affiliated students and 5-9 for non-affiliated students entering its express O-Level course. The range for its Integrated Programme is 4-8.

Previous Update

The Ministry of Education (MOE) will release indicative cut-off point ranges for schools by mid-2021.

This will include indicative Achievement Level (AL) Cut-Off Point (COP) ranges for different school types and the Subject-Based Banding (SBB) eligibility criteria under the AL scoring system.

PSLE 2021 Grading and Achievement Levels

Ministry of Education had earlier announced the upcoming changes to the PSLE scoring and Secondary One (S1) posting systems, which will take effect from 2021 (see Annex A). Watch the above video from MOE for a brief overview of the changes to PSLE 2021 Grading.

Under the new PSLE 2021 grading and scoring system, students will receive AL scores instead of T-scores and be graded based on their individual performance in the subjects, regardless of how their peers have done. 

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Primary motivation 

Shift in PSLE grading for 2021 is to reinforce efforts to shift away from an over-emphasis on academic results by reducing fine differentiation at a young age – providing students with more flexibility and space to nurture their strengths and interests in order to develop them to their fullest potential. 

Grading System

Each PSLE subject will be scored using 8 Achievement Levels (ALs), with AL 1 being the best. 

The 8 ALs are designed to reflect broadly different levels of achievement, and are set based on the learning objectives of the curriculum. Each AL is defined by the scoring band below:

AL Reference Raw Mark Range
1 ≥ 90
2 85-89
3 80-84
4 75-79
5 65-74
6 45-64
7 20-44
8 < 20

So with 4 PSLE subjects, total achievable score of a single student ranges from 4 (Best Grade) to 32 (Worst Grade).

PSLE 2021 Foundation Subject Grading

Students taking Foundation level subjects will be graded AL A to AL C. For the purpose
of S1 posting, Foundation levels AL A to AL C will be pegged to AL 6 to AL 8 of Standard level subjects respectively, as listed below, to derive a student’s overall PSLE Score.

Achievement Level -A will be equal to AL Score 6, Achievement Level B will be equal to AL Score 7 and Achievement Level C will equal to AL Score 8. 

PSLE 2021 Dates and Timetable

The 2021 Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) is going to be held in year end, with the first upcoming exam scheduled tentatively around September. Here’s the PSLE 2021 dates for your easy reference:

PSLE 2021 Timetable

Note that the full PSLE examination timetable for 2021 will only be made available by 23 February 2021 according to Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board here.

PSLE 2021 Exam Date Updates – 10 March: The PSLE 2021 Examination timetable has been released. See SEAB Source here  

PSLE 2021 Oral examination

Aug 12, 2021 (Thursday), 8 am to 1.15 pm

  • English Language
  • Foundation English
  • Chinese/Malay/Tamil

Aug 13, 2021 (Friday), 8 am to 1.15 pm

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  • English Language
  • Chinese/Malay/Tamil
  • Foundation Chinese/Foundation Malay/Foundation Tamil
  • Bengali/Gujarati/Hindi/Panjabi/Urdu Foundation Bengali/Foundation Gujarati/Foundation Hindi/Foundation Panjabi/Foundation Urdu

PSLE 2021: Listening comprehension examination 

Sept 17, 2021 (Friday)

9 am – 9.35 am *: Chinese/Malay/Tamil

9 am – 9.40 am *: Foundation Chinese/Foundation Malay/Foundation Tamil

9 am – 9.30 am *: Bengali/Gujarati/Hindi/Panjabi/Urdu Foundation Bengali/Foundation Gujarati/Foundation Hindi/Foundation Panjabi/Foundation Urdu

11.15am – 11.50 am *: English Language/Foundation English

PSLE 2021 Timetable: Written examination

September 30, 2021 (Thursday)

  • English Language Paper 1: 8.15 am – 9.25 am (Duration: 1 h 10 min)
  • English Language Paper 2: 10.30 am – 12.20 pm (Duration: 1 h 50 min) 
  • Foundation English Paper 1: 8.15am – 9.25 am (Duration: 1 h 10 min)
  • Foundation English Paper 2: 10.30 am – 11.50 am (Duration: 1 h 20 min)

Oct 2, 2021 (Friday)

  • Mathematics Paper 1: 8.15 am – 9.15 am (Duration: 1 h)
  • Mathematics Paper 2: 10.30am – 12 pm (Duration: 1 h 30min)
  • Foundation Mathematics Paper 1: 8.15 am – 9.15 am (Duration: 1 h)
  • Foundation Mathematics Paper 2: 10.30am – 11.30 am (Duration: 1 h)

Oct 4, 2021 (Monday)

  • Chinese/Malay/Tamil Bengali/Gujarati/Hindi/Panjabi/Urdu Paper 1: 8.15 am – 9.05 am (Duration: 50 min) 
  • Chinese/Malay/Tamil Bengali/Gujarati/Hindi/Panjabi/Urdu Paper 2: 10.15 am – 11.55 am (Duration: 1 h 40 min)
  • Foundation Chinese/Foundation Malay/Foundation Tamil Paper 1: 8.15 am – 8.55 am (Duration: 40 min)

Oct 5, 2021 (Tuesday)

  • Science: 8.15 am – 10 am (Duration: 1 h 45 min)
  • Foundation Science: 8.15 am – 9.30 am (Duration: 1 h 15 min)

Oct 6, 2021 (Wednesday)

  • Higher Chinese/Higher Malay/Higher Tamil Paper 1: 8.15 am – 9.05 am (Duration: 50 min)
  • Higher Chinese/Higher Malay/Higher Tamil Paper 2: 10.15 am – 11.35 am (Duration: 1 h 20 min)

PSLE 2021 Marking Days

The PSLE 2021 Marking Days or Exercise is tentatively scheduled on Oct 18 – 21, 2021. This PSLE 2021 date is confirmed on Singapore Examination and Assessment Board (SEAB) website here.

PSLE 2021 Results Date

Tentative date of result release: Between Nov 25 to 27, 2020. PSLE results will be released at 11am.

*The actual date of the results release can only be confirmed when all processes have been completed. 

PSLE 2021 Results Release: How to Collect and View Your Results 

PSLE 2021 Update: Below content covers PSLE 2020 Results Release and Collection. We will update the guide again once further details on PSLE 2021 results are released by official sources. 

Students who took the 2020 national PSLE examinations will be able to view and collect their results in two ways.

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(1) Online via Singpass on the day of the respective results release, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Candidates can access SEAB’s results release system with a system-generated password issued by SEAB, or with their SingPass. PSLE candidates will received a system-generated password issued by SEAB through their schools from Nov. 12, 2020.

Candidates who are not eligible for SingPass will receive a system-generated password from SEAB via email a few days before the results release.

(2) In-person: For those who prefer to receive their results in person, the collection of results will still be possible, although it will be done in individual classrooms, rather than large crowded venues such as school halls.

One parent or guardian will be allowed to accompany candidates to school to collect their results, although they will have to wait at the designated common areas in schools, while the candidate receives the results in the classroom.

PSLE 2021: Secondary School Posting Date

Tentative Date of final school posting date is late November or early December. Submit preferred secondary school choices online or at your child’s primary school by 3pm.

PSLE 2021: Secondary School Posting Results Date

PSLE 2021 Update: Below content covers PSLE 2020 Results Release and Collection. We will update the guide again once further details on PSLE 2021 results are released by official sources. 

The posting results will be released tentatively between Tuesday, 22 December 2020 and Thursday, 24 December 2020 via online, SMS and through child’s primary school.

Your child will then report to their secondary school tentatively on the following working day.

The dates above are confirmed to be accurate as reported on MOE website.

PSLE 2021: Eligibility for Express and Normal Subjects (Subject-based Banding)

Under the new PSLE system, students in the Normal course will continue to be eligible to take subjects at a more demanding level from Secondary 1, based on their AL scores for individual subjects. This recognises and develops students’ subject-specific strengths. Table 4 shows the SBB (Sec) eligibility criteria based on AL scoring.

PSLE subject grade Option to take a subject at
AL 5 or better in a Standard level subject Express level
AL 6 or better in a Standard level subject
or
AL A in a Foundation level subject
N(A) level

Table 4: SBB (Sec) eligibility criteria for students in the N(A) and N(T) courses.

 

8. Regardless of the academic course a student enters in secondary school, the student will be eligible to take English Language, Mathematics, Science and/or Mother Tongue Language at the Express level, if the student scores AL 5 or better in a Standard level subject at the PSLE. The student will be eligible to take the subject at the N(A) level, if the student scores AL 6 or better at the Standard level or AL A at the Foundation level in that subject at the PSLE.

9. Beyond the start of Secondary 1, as students progress in secondary school, they will continue to have more opportunities to take subjects at more demanding levels based on their performance in school, to further pursue their strengths and develop to their fullest potential.

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PSLE 2021: Eligibility to take Higher Mother Tongue

Eligibility for Higher Mother Tongue Language in Secondary Schools
Under the new PSLE scoring system, students will be eligible to take Higher Mother Tongue Language (HMTL) in secondary school if they receive:

(a) An overall PSLE Score of 8 or better; or
(b) An overall PSLE Score of 9 to 14 (inclusive); and attain AL 1 / AL 2 in MTL or distinction/merit in HMTL.

For students who do not meet the above criteria, secondary schools will continue to have the flexibility to offer HMTL to students if they are assessed to have high ability and interest in MTL, and able to take HMTL without affecting their performance in other
subjects. This is similar to the existing practice.

PSLE 2021 Cut Off Points for Secondary Schools

PSLE 2021 Update: The official PSLE 2021 Cut off point is not out yet and will be released by the middle of 2021 as confirmed in MOE announcement here. Below is an indicative cut off point based on 2019 cohort shared by MOE.

Government & Government-aided Schools

 

These schools are the mainstay of our education system and offer high quality education at standardised fees. They offer a range of electives, applied subjects and student development programmes.

Course Indicative AL COP range for 2019 PSLE
Express [Integrated Programme (IP)] 7 – 9
Express (O-level) 8 – 22
Normal (Academic) 22 – 25
Normal (Technical) 26 – 30

Table 1: Indicative AL COP ranges for Government & Government-aided schools.

 

Autonomous Schools

 

These schools are a subset of Government or Government-aided schools mentioned above. Autonomous schools provide a wider range1 of programmes that seek to enhance students’ learning experiences and develop their talents.

Course Indicative AL COP range for 2019 PSLE
Express (IP) 7 – 9
Express (O-level) 8 – 16
N(A) 22 – 25
N(T) 26 – 29

Table 2: Indicative AL COP ranges for Autonomous schools.

 

Independent Schools

 

These schools have the autonomy to develop their curriculum and programmes to cater to their students’ diverse learning needs.

Course Indicative AL COP range for 2019 PSLE
Express (IP) 6 – 8
Express (O-level) 8 – 10

PSLE Cut Off Points for Secondary Schools 2020

  1. Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary) IP (girls) – 261
  2. Nanyang Girls’ High School IP SAP (girls) – 261
  3. Raffles Institution IP (boys) – 259
  4. Hwa Chong Institution IP SAP (boys) – 257
  5. CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School IP SAP (girls) – 257
  6. Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary) IB (girls) – 257
  7. Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) IB (boys) – 256
  8. Dunman High School IP SAP (co-ed) – 255
  9. National Junior College IP (co-ed) – 254
  10. River Valley High School IP SAP (co-ed) – 253
  11. Cedar Girls’ Secondary School IP (girls) – 253
  12. CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School O-levels SAP (girls) – 253
  13. Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary) O-levels (girls) – 253
  14. Victoria School IP (boys) – 252
  15. Catholic High School IP SAP (boys) – 252
  16. Singapore Chinese Girls’ School IP (girls) – 252
  17. Singapore Chinese Girls’ School O-levels (girls) – 252
  18. Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) O-levels (boys) – 252
  19. St. Joseph’s Institution IB (boys) – 251
  20. Temasek Junior College IP (co-ed) – 250
  21. Cedar Girls’ Secondary School – O-levels (girls) – 249
  22. Catholic High School O-levels SAP (boys) – 249
  23. Victoria School – O-levels (boys) – 248
  24. St. Andrew’s Secondary School (boys) – 247
  25. Nan Hua High School SAP (co-ed) – 246
  26. CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh) (girls) – 246
  27. St. Joseph’s Institution O-levels (boys) – 246
  28. Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) (boys) – 246
  29. Anderson Secondary School (co-ed) – 245
  30. Chung Cheng High School (Main) SAP (co-ed) – 244
  31. Nan Chiau High School SAP (co-ed) – 244
  32. Bukit Panjang Govt. High School (co-ed) – 244
  33. Crescent Girls’ School (girls) – 243
  34. St. Margaret’s Secondary School (girls) – 243
  35. Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary) (co-ed) – 243
  36. Swiss Cottage Secondary School (co-ed) – 242
  37. Anglican High School SAP (co-ed) – 241
  38. Chung Cheng High School (Yishun) (co-ed) – 241
  39. Maris Stella High School SAP (boys) – 239
  40. Yishun Town Secondary School (co-ed) – 239
  41. Commonwealth Secondary School (co-ed) – 239
  42. Ngee Ann Secondary School (co-ed) – 238
  43. Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School (co-ed) – 238
  44. CHIJ St. Theresa’s Convent (girls) – 238
  45. Tanjong Katong Girls’ School (girls) – 237
  46. Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary) (girls) – 237
  47. CHIJ St. Joseph’s Convent (girls) – 237
  48. Zhonghua Secondary School (co-ed) – 236
  49. Fuhua Secondary School (co-ed) – 236
  50. Presbyterian High School (co-ed) – 236
  51. Riverside Secondary School (co-ed) – 235
  52. Clementi Town Secondary School (co-ed) – 235
  53. Temasek Secondary School (co-ed) – 235
  54. Tanjong Katong Secondary School (co-ed) – 234
  55. Xinmin Secondary School (co-ed) – 234
  56. Kranji Secondary School (co-ed) – 234
  57. St. Patrick’s School (boys) – 233
  58. Dunman Secondary School (co-ed) – 232
  59. Holy Innocents’ High School (co-ed) – 232
  60. Geylang Methodist School (Secondary) (co-ed) – 231
  61. Edgefield Secondary School (co-ed) – 230
  62. St. Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School (girls) – 230
  63. Evergreen Secondary School (co-ed) – 229
  64. Ang Mo Kio Secondary School (co-ed) – 229
  65. Bukit Batok Secondary School (co-ed) – 229
  66. CHIJ Katong Convent (girls) – 229
  67. St. Hilda’s Secondary School (co-ed) – 228
  68. Jurong Secondary School (co-ed) – 228
  69. Gan Eng Seng School (co-ed) – 227
  70. Hua Yi Secondary School (co-ed) – 227
  71. Bowen Secondary School (co-ed) – 226
  72. Pei Hwa Secondary School (co-ed) – 226
  73. St. Gabriel’s Secondary School (boys) – 225
  74. West Spring Secondary School (co-ed) – 225
  75. Hai Sing Catholic School (co-ed) – 225
  76. Mayflower Secondary School (co-ed) – 224
  77. Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School (co-ed) – 224
  78. Deyi Secondary School (co-ed) – 222
  79. Queensway Secondary School (co-ed) – 222
  80. Pasir Ris Crest Secondary School (co-ed) – 220
  81. Pasir Ris Secondary School (co-ed) – 220
  82. Unity Secondary School (co-ed) – 219
  83. North Vista Secondary School (co-ed) – 218
  84. Bedok View Secondary School (co-ed) – 218
  85. Yuan Ching Secondary School (co-ed) – 218
  86. Beatty Secondary School (co-ed) – 217
  87. Kent Ridge Secondary School (co-ed) – 217
  88. Chua Chu Kang Secondary School (co-ed) – 216
  89. Compassvale Secondary School (co-ed) – 215
  90. Jurong West Secondary School (co-ed) – 214
  91. Orchid Park Secondary School (co-ed) – 214
  92. Peirce Secondary School (co-ed) – 214
  93. Bukit View Secondary School (co-ed) – 213
  94. Greendale Secondary School (co-ed) – 213
  95. Bedok South Secondary School (co-ed) – 213
  96. Woodlands Ring Secondary School (co-ed) – 212
  97. Meridian Secondary School (co-ed) – 212
  98. Hillgrove Secondary School (co-ed) – 211
  99. Tampines Secondary School (co-ed) – 210
  100. Zhenghua Secondary School (co-ed) – 210
  101. Seng Kang Secondary School (co-ed) – 209
  102. Yishun Secondary School (co-ed) – 207
  103. Christ Church Secondary School (co-ed) – 207
  104. Montfort Secondary School (boys) – 207
  105. Naval Base Secondary School (co-ed) – 205
  106. Punggol Secondary School (co-ed) – 205
  107. Hougang Secondary School (co-ed) – 205
  108. Woodgrove Secondary School (co-ed) – 204
  109. New Town Secondary School (co-ed) – 204
  110. Admiralty Secondary School (co-ed) – 203
  111. Jurongville Secondary School (co-ed) – 202
  112. Bedok Green Secondary School (co-ed) – 201
  113. Regent Secondary School (co-ed) – 200
  114. Juying Secondary School (co-ed) – 198
  115. Manjusri Secondary School (co-ed) – 197
  116. Westwood Secondary School (co-ed) – 194
  117. Serangoon Secondary School (co-ed) – 194
  118. Greenridge Secondary School (co-ed) – 193
  119. Guangyang Secondary School (co-ed) – 192
  120. Canberra Secondary School (co-ed) – 191
  121. Queenstown Secondary School (co-ed) – 191
  122. Junyuan Secondary School (co-ed) – 191
  123. Yio Chu Kang Secondary School (co-ed) – 189
  124. Teck Whye Secondary School (co-ed) – 189
  125. Boon Lay Secondary School (co-ed) – 188
  126. Outram Secondary School (co-ed) – 188
  127. Bendemeer Secondary School (co-ed) – 188
  128. Springfield Secondary School (co-ed) – 188
  129. Broadrick Secondary School (co-ed) – 188
  130. Bartley Secondary School (co-ed) – 188
  131. Bukit Merah Secondary School (co-ed) – 188
  132. Northland Secondary School (co-ed) – 188
  133. Changkat Changi Secondary School (co-ed) – 188
  134. Dunearn Secondary School (co-ed) – 188
  135. Yusof Ishak Secondary School (co-ed) – 188
  136. Assumption English School (co-ed) – 188
  137. Fajar Secondary School (co-ed) – 188
  138. Whitley Secondary School (co-ed) – 188
  139. Peicai Secondary School (co-ed) – 188
  140. Serangoon Garden Secondary School (co-ed) – 188
  141. Northbrooks Secondary School (co-ed) – 188
  142. Fuchun Secondary School (co-ed) – 188
  143. Woodlands Secondary School (co-ed) – 188
  144. Marsiling Secondary School (co-ed) – 188
  145. Tanglin Secondary School (co-ed) – 188
  146. Ping Yi Secondary School (co-ed) – 188
  147. Damai Secondary School (co-ed) – 188
  148. Loyang Secondary School (co-ed) – 188
  149. Yuying Secondary School (co-ed) – 188
  150. Yuhua Secondary School (co-ed) – 188
  151. East Spring Secondary School (co-ed) – 188
  152. Sembawang Secondary School (co-ed) – 188

    List of secondary schools with affiliations and their cut-off points for affiliated students:

  • Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) – 198
  • Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) – 235
  • Catholic High School – 240
  • CHIJ Katong Convent – 203
  • CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh) – 200
  • CHIJ St. Joseph’s Convent – 200
  • CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School – 230
  • CHIJ St. Theresa’s Convent – 200
  • Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary) – 200
  • Geylang Methodist School (Secondary) – 196
  • Holy Innocents’ High School – 188
  • Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School – 200
  • Manjusri Secondary School – 189
  • Maris Stella High School – 226
  • Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary) – 220
  • Montfort Secondary School – 188
  • Nanyang Girls’ High School – 250
  • Ngee Ann Secondary School – 225
  • Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary) – 205
  • Singapore Chinese Girls’ School – 220
  • St. Andrew’s Secondary School – 193
  • St. Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School – 193
  • St. Gabriel’s Secondary School – 188
  • St. Hilda’s Secondary School – 188
  • St. Joseph’s Institution – 238
  • St. Margaret’s Secondary School – 200
  • St. Patrick’s School – 201

PSLE Cut Off Points for Secondary Schools 2019

All secondary schools ranked based on the PSLE cut-off points of their 2019 intake.

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Top Secondary Schools in Singapore 2020, based on their PSLE Cut-off points (COP) for 2019:

S/N Name of School Programmes Offered Type 2019 Cut-off
1 Hwa Chong Institution IP, SAP Boys 259
2 Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary)  IP Girls 259
3 Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary)  IB Girls 258
4 Nanyang Girls’ High School  IP, SAP Girls 258
5 Raffles Institution  IP Boys 258
6 Dunman High School  IP, SAP Co-ed 256
7 National Junior College   IP Co-ed 256
8 CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School  IP, SAP Girls 255
9 Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)  IB  Boys 254
10 Catholic High School   IP, SAP Boys 254
11 Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary)  O-levels  Girls 254
12 Cedar Girls’ Secondary School   IP Girls 253
13 CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School  O-levels, SAP Girls 253
14 River Valley High School IP, SAP Co-ed 252
15 Singapore Chinese Girls’ School    IP Girls 252
16 Singapore Chinese Girls’ School  O-levels Girls 252
17 Victoria School  IP Boys 252
18 Catholic High School  O-levels, SAP  Boys 251
19 Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)  O-levels  Boys 250
20 Cedar Girls’ Secondary School   O-levels Girls 250
21 Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary) O-levels Girls 250
22 St. Joseph’s Institution  IB  Boys 250
23 Temasek Junior College  IP Co-ed 250
24 Anderson Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 247
25 CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh)  O-levels Girls 246
26 Victoria School  O-levels Boys 246
27 Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) O-levels Boys 245
28 Bukit Panjang Govt. High School  O-levels Co-ed 245
29 Nan Hua High School  SAP Co-ed 245
30 St. Joseph’s Institution  O-levels Boys 245
31 Nan Chiau High School  SAP Co-ed 244
32 Chung Cheng High School (Main)   SAP Co-ed 242
33 Crescent Girls’ School (girls)  O-levels Girls 242
34 Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary) O-levels Co-ed 242
35 St. Andrew’s Secondary School  O-levels Boys 242
36 St. Margaret’s Secondary School   O-levels Girls 242
37 Swiss Cottage Secondary School  O-levels C0-ed 242
38 Chung Cheng High School (Yishun) O-levels Co-ed 240
39 Anglican High School  SAP  Co-ed 239
40 Commonwealth Secondary School O-levels Co-ed 239
41 Yishun Town Secondary School   O-levels Co-ed 239
42 CHIJ St. Theresa’s Convent O-levels Girls 238
43 Ngee Ann Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 238
44 CHIJ St. Joseph’s Convent  O-levels Girls 237
45 Maris Stella High School  SAP  Boys 237
46 Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School O-levels Co-ed 236
47 Zhonghua Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 236
48 Fuhua Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 235
49 Presbyterian High School  O-levels Co-ed 235
50 Tanjong Katong Girls’ School  O-levels Girls 235
51 Xinmin Secondary School   O-levels Co-ed 235
52 Clementi Town Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 234
53 Riverside Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 234
54 Temasek Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 234
55 Holy Innocents’ High School  O-levels Co-ed 233
56 Kranji Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 233
57 Tanjong Katong Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 233
58 Dunman Secondary School   O-levels Co-ed 231
59 Edgefield Secondary School   O-levels Co-ed 229
60 St. Patrick’s School  O-levels Boys 229
61 Ang Mo Kio Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 228
62 Bukit Batok Secondary School   O-levels Co-ed 228
63 Geylang Methodist School (Secondary)  O-levels Co-ed 228
64 Jurong Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 228
65 CHIJ Katong Convent  O-levels Girls 227
66 Evergreen Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 227
67 St. Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School  O-levels Girls 227
68 Bowen Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 226
69 Gan Eng Seng School  O-levels Co-ed 226
70 Hua Yi Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 226
71 St. Gabriel’s Secondary School  O-levels Boys 226
72 St. Hilda’s Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 226
73 Pei Hwa Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 224
74 West Spring Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 224
75 Hai Sing Catholic School O-levels Co-ed 223
76 Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 222
77 Mayflower Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 222
78 Deyi Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 220
79 Queensway Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 220
80 Pasir Ris Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 219
81 Unity Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 219
82 Pasir Ris Crest Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 217
83 Woodlands Ring Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 217
84 Bedok View Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 216
85 Chua Chu Kang Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 216
86 Beatty Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 215
87 Yuan Ching Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 215
88 Compassvale Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 214
89 Kent Ridge Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 214
90 North Vista Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 214
91 Orchid Park Secondary School O-levels Co-ed 212
92 Bukit View Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 211
93 Peirce Secondary School O-levels Co-ed 211
94 Zhenghua Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 211
95 Bedok South Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 210
96 Greendale Secondary School O-levels Co-ed 210
97 Hillgrove Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 210
98 Meridian Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 210
99 Woodgrove Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 210
100 Jurong West Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 209
101 Montfort Secondary School   O-levels Boys 208
102 Tampines Secondary School   O-levels Co-ed 208
103 Christ Church Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 207
104 Yishun Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 207
105 Seng Kang Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 205
106 Admiralty Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 203
107 Naval Base Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 203
108 Hougang Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 202
109 Punggol Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 201
110 Regent Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 201
111 Jurongville Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 197
112 Westwood Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 196
113 Greenridge Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 195
114 Canberra Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 193
115 New Town Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 193
116 Juying Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 192
117 Peicai Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 189
118 Queenstown Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 189
119 Assumption English School  O-levels Co-ed 188
120 Bartley Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 188
121 Bedok Green Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 188
122 Bendemeer Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 188
123 Boon Lay Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 188
124 Broadrick Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 188
125 Bukit Merah Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 188
126 Changkat Changi Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 188
127 Damai Secondary School O-levels Co-ed 188
128 Dunearn Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 188
129 East Spring Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 188
130 Fajar Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 188
131 Fuchun Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 188
132 Guangyang Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 188
133 Junyuan Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 188
134 Loyang Secondary School O-levels Co-ed 188
135 Manjusri Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 188
136 Marsiling Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 188
137 Northbrooks Secondary School O-levels Co-ed 188
138 Northland Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 188
139 Outram Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 188
140 Ping Yi Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 188
141 Sembawang Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 188
142 Serangoon Garden Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 188
143 Serangoon Secondary School O-levels Co-ed 188
144 Springfield Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 188
145 Tanglin Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 188
146 Teck Whye Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 188
147 Whitley Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 188
148 Woodlands Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 188
149 Yio Chu Kang Secondary School O-levels Co-ed 188
150 Yuhua Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 188
151 Yuying Secondary School  O-levels Co-ed 188

That said, these scores of top secondary schools in Singapore 2020 are just a guide and not indicative that one school is better than the other.

PSLE 2020: Secondary School Choice

There are various types of secondary schools a student can apply for after completing their PSLE 2020 exams. Their options are available to the students based on their PSLE results.

Below is a brief overview of a few special options for exceptional students: SAP School, IB and IP Programme.

What is a SAP school? 

Special Assistance Plan (SAP) caters to students who excel in both their Mother Tongue and the English language. However, currently the SAP schools only cater to the Mandarin mother tongue language. These are schools that may offer some subjects that will be taught in Chinese. 

For students who took Higher Chinese at PSLE, they will be able to add 2 points to their aggregate score if they apply to SAP schools. This means that if X scores 240 and wishes to get into SAP School Y with a cut-off of 242, because X took higher Chinese, his aggregate score will be 242 if he applied to school Y. 

There are a total of 26 SAP schools in Singapore. 

What is IB? 

International Baccalaureate (IB) is a different educational route from the conventional GCE O/A Levels. The examination methods are different but they are recognised globally as well. The international schools in Singapore usually adopt the IB education programme. There are a few local schools who adopt this programme as well. 

You can find out more about IB on this website

What is an IP Programme? 

Integrated Programme (IP) is a programme where the students will not take GCE O levels. It will be a 6-year education from secondary school to junior college, culminating with the GCE A-level exams. Therefore the programme is also known as the “choo-train”, where students who get into this programme will be automatically secured a spot in the respective JCs, without having to go through another examination. 

There are 16 schools offering the IP programme in Singapore. 


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