39,041 out of 39,672 students who took the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) were assessed suitable to proceed to secondary school, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced in a press release on last Thursday (22 November).
The ministry said that 66.6% are eligible for the Express course, 20.6% for the Normal (Academic) course, and 11.2% for the Normal (Technical) course.
It stated that amongst the 631 students (or 1.6%) who did not qualify for the Express, Normal (Academic) or Normal (Technical) courses, those who attempted the PSLE for the first time may re-attempt it in the coming year or apply to Assumption Pathway School (APS) or NorthLight School (NLS). Those who have made more than one attempt at PSLE will be preferentially offered a place in APS or NLS.
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 22 November 2018 to 3.00pm on 28 November 2018 through the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) website.
Alternatively, the ministry said that the option form can be submitted through the student’s primary school. Submission at primary schools can be made during the following timeslots: 11.00am to 3.00pm on 22 November 2018, and 9.00am to 3.00pm on 23, 26, 27 and 28 November 2018.
MOE noted that students have a wide variety of quality secondary schools to choose from. When choosing secondary schools, students - in discussion with their parents - should consider schools with cultures, programmes and environments best suited to their learning needs and interests (e.g. Applied Learning Programmes, Learning for Life Programmes, Co-Curricular Activities).
The ministry added that the S1 posting results will be released on Wednesday, 19 December 2018. Students are to report to the secondary schools that they are posted to on Thursday, 20 December 2018 at 8.30am.