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FAQS on PSLE

 Q1.   When do I choose the secondary school of my choice?

The selection of secondary school can be made after the release of the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) Results. The S1 Internet System (S1-IS) opens for 24-hour online submission at 11am on the day of the PSLE results release. Parents and students can submit their 6 preferred school choices within the next 7 calendar days.

Here are the steps:

  1. Your child will receive a personalised S1 Option Form and Eligibility Letter along with their PSLE results.
  2. Discuss secondary school options with your child. The courses and schools available to your child will depend on their PSLE results. Then, complete the S1 Option Form.
  3. Use the S1 Option Form to prepare the information required for the online submission.
  4. Submit your child's choices, either through the S1 Internet System or through your child’s primary school.

Q2.   What is the Affiliation Priority under the New PSLE Scoring and S1 Posting System?

a) There is no change to the affiliation policy in the new 2021 PSLE system.

b) Affiliated students are eligible for affiliation priority if they
      • Meet the affiliate minimum requirements (AMR) set by the secondary school; and
      • Indicate the affiliated secondary school as their first choice at S1 Posting.

c) Affiliation priority and meeting the AMRs do not guarantee admission into the affiliated secondary             school
          • It is subject to the availability of vacancies in the school, and
          • If the demand from affiliates exceeds the available vacancies for affiliates, they will be posted by merit based on their PSLE scores.

d) Affiliated secondary schools will continue to reserve 20% of the places in each course                               (Express/N(A)/N(T)) for students who do not benefit from affiliation priority.

e) For secondary schools that offer both O-level and Integrated Programme (IP), affiliation priority will           only be given for the O-Level track.  Students are eligible for affiliation priority if they indicate:

f) For the ACS family, where the primary school affiliates have two secondary schools, affiliation will only      be given for the ACS(I) O Level Programme and ACS (Barker) if you opt one of the following ways:

Scenario

1st Choice

2nd Choice

3rd Choice

1

ACS(I) – ‘O’ Level or ACSBR

Eligible for affiliation priority

 

 

2

ACS(I) – ‘O’ Level or ACSBR

Eligible for affiliation priority

ACS(I) – ‘O’ Level or ACSBR

Eligible for affiliation priority

 

3

ACS(I) – IP

No affiliation priority

ACS(I) – ‘O’ Level or ACSBR

Eligible for affiliation priority

 

4

ACS(I) – IP

No affiliation priority

ACS(I) – ‘O’ Level or ACSBR

Eligible for affiliation priority

ACS(I) – ‘O’ Level or ACSBR

Eligible for affiliation priority

 

Q3.   What are the Affiliate Minimum Requirements (AMRs) in Achievement Level (AL) terms?

a)   As we transit to a new scoring system, MOE has generated the indicative PSLE Score ranges for                   individual secondary schools from students’ PSLE results and school choice patterns at the 2020 S1          Posting Exercise.

b)   MOE has generated the AMR(s) in AL terms to reflect similar academic standards to the existing T-             score AMRs that were set by the school.  The intention is to maintain the same standards that affiliates       need to meet in order to be eligible for affiliation priority during S1 Posting.

c)   The AMR(s) and indicative PSLE ranges of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) for the coming 2021          Posting exercises are:

Courses

AMR(s)

Indicative PSLE Score Range (Affiliate)

Indicative PSLE Score Range (Non-Affiliate)

Integrated Programme

-

-

4 – 7

Express

13

7 - 13

6 - 9

 

d)   The AMR(s) and indicative PSLE Score ranges of Anglo-Chinese School (Barker) for the coming 2021           Posting exercise are:

Courses

AMR(s)

Indicative PSLE Score Range (Affiliate)

Indicative PSLE Score Range (Non-Affiliate)

Express

22

7 – 22

6 – 11

Normal (Academic)

25

21 – 24

21 - 21

Normal (Technical)

30 with AL7 or better in both English Language and Mathematics

25 – 28

25  – 26


4.   How to choose a secondary school that is suitable for your child?

a)   Here is how to help your child match the school to their strengths and interests.

ASK: What are their strengths, interests and abilities?

          • What kind of course, programmes and opportunities will develop these?
          • Will the pace of learning be suitable for them?

CONSIDER:

          • School Culture
          • Courses
          • Programmes, Subjects and CCAs offered
          • Location and Transport
          • If your child has Special Educational Needs, select schools with specialised facilities or resources.

SUBMIT:

          • 6 School Options
          • So that your child is more likely to get into a school of choice.
          • Schools with Different Cut-Off Points
          • Consider at least 2-3 schools where your child’s PSLE Score is better than the school’s Cut-Off Point.

b)   Your ranking of school choices matters.

      The higher you rank your preferred school in your choice order, the better your child’s chance of being       posted there if there is a tie-breaker.

c)   Do note that school’s PSLE Score ranges can vary year to year, since they depend on each cohort’s              performance and choice patterns.

Q5.   How will the PSLE Scoring and Secondary 1 Posting be done from 2021?

Click HERE to know more about the changes 

a)   From T-Score to ALs
b)   Scoring for Foundation level subjects
c)   Calculating PSLE Score and course placement
d)   Subject-Based Banding eligibility in secondary school