Press Releases

November 19, 2012

Release of 2012 PSLE Results and 2012 Secondary One Posting Exercise

The results of the 2012 Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) will be released on Thursday, 22 November 2012. Students may obtain their result slips from their respective schools from 12.00 noon on 22 November 2012.

On the same day, eligible students will also receive from their respective primary schools, their option forms to select secondary schools. Students are required to hand the option forms to their parents.

Submission of Secondary One Option

In every sealed Secondary One (S1) Option Form, there will be a unique S1 Personal Identification Number (S1 PIN) which allows parents to submit the secondary school options for their child online via the S1 Internet System (S1-IS). The S1-IS is accessible 24 hours a day through the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) S1 Posting website starting from 12.00 noon on 22 November 2012 to 3.00 pm on 28 November 2012.

Parents are advised to consider carefully their choices of secondary schools and complete the option form before logging on to the S1-IS, so that they can complete their online submission quickly and smoothly.

Alternatively, parents may submit their child’s secondary school options through their child’s primary school. Submission at the primary schools will be from 12.00 noon to 3.00 pm on 22 November 2012; and 9.00 am to 3.00 pm between 23 November and 28 November 2012, excluding Saturday and Sunday. Students who missed the one week period for submission of options may approach their primary schools for assistance on 29 November 2012, from 9.00am to 12.00 noon. This half day submission is only for new submissions of S1 school choices.

Release of Secondary One Posting Results

The S1 posting results will be released on Wednesday, 19 December 2012. Parents will be able to receive their child’s posting results through any of the following channels:

  • Short Messaging System (SMS) via parent’s local mobile number (if indicated by parent during the S1 Option Phase)
  • S1-IS
  • Going to the child’s primary school

Students are to report to the secondary schools they are posted to on Thursday, 20 December 2012 at 8.30 am.

For more information on the S1 Posting Exercise and S1-IS, parents can refer to the MOE S1 Posting website or the information booklet entitled ‘Choosing Your Secondary Schools‘ which was distributed earlier to the students. For enquiries, parents can call the MOE Customer Service Centre at 6872 2220 during office hours.

Crest Secondary School to Admit Secondary One Students from 2013

Crest Secondary School, the first of two new Specialised Schools for Normal (Technical) students, will admit its first batch of Secondary 1 students in January 2013. Apart from offering N(T) English Language, Mother Tongue Language and Mathematics as part of a four-year Normal (Technical) secondary school education, students will be able to specialise in one of four ITE Skills Certificate courses at upper secondary, namely Hospitality Services, Retail Services, Facility Services and Mechanical Servicing. Apart from the new subject offerings, Crest Secondary School also uses a hands-on approach to teaching.

Interested students should apply both directly to Crest Secondary School from 22 November to 26 November 2012 and participate in the S1 Posting Exercise. This allows students to be posted to another secondary school if they are not admitted into Crest Secondary School. Students who are successfully admitted into Crest Secondary School will be informed via email or SMS by 14 December 2012 and will not be posted to another school under the S1 Posting Exercise. Application forms will be available from primary schools when students receive their results, or on the school’s website. More information on the Crest Secondary School can be found in the Secondary One information booklet or on the school’s website.

Six More Schools to Offer Integrated Programme from Secondary One in 2013

As part of the earlier announced expansion of the Integrated Programme to more secondary schools1, Catholic High School (CHS), CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School (CHIJ SNGS), Methodist Girls’ School (MGS)2, Singapore Chinese Girls’ School (SCGS)3, St. Joseph’s Institution (SJI)4, and Temasek Junior College (TJC)5 will offer the Integrated Programme (IP) to their first batches of Secondary 1 students from 2013 onwards.

  CHS, CHIJ SNGS, MGS, SCGS, and SJI are Dual-Track schools6 which offer both the IP as well as the ’O’ Level programme. Parents wishing to select these schools for their child should indicate if they are selecting the IP or ‘O’ Level programme. There are different option codes for the different programmes in these schools7. From this year, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) will similarly have two different option codes for their IP and ‘O’ Level programmes. More details of the respective schools’ IPs are available on their websites.

Footnote:

  1. MOE announced an expansion of the Integrated Programme to more secondary schools on 1 September, 2010. The press release is at http://www.moe.gov.sg/media/press/2010/09/more-pathways-secondary-schools.php.
  2. IP students from MGS will progress in Year 5 and 6 to the IB programme at ACS(I).
  3. IP students from CHS, CHIJ SNGS and SCGS will spend their first four years in their respective secondary schools, before they progress to a new government JC in 2017. For the initial batches, the new JC will operate at an interim campus to be located at the current ITE College Central (Bishan Campus). The interim campus will be fully furnished and equipped with the necessary resources for students to fully benefit from an enriched IP curriculum. More details of the permanent site will be released later.
  4. SJI will be extending upwards to offer JC 1 and 2 to its IP students.
  5. TJC, which offers IP from Secondary 3 to JC 2, will be extending downwards to offer the IP from Secondary 1.
  6. The other dual-track IP schools are ACS(I), Cedar Girls’ Secondary School, and Victoria School.
  7. For example, a parent may choose CHS (IP) as first choice and CHS (’O’ Level programme) as second choice. Another may choose CHS (’O’ Level programme) as first choice, CHS (IP) as second choice, and another IP school as third choice.