Press Releases

November 22, 2012

Release of the 2012 Primary School Leaving Examination Results

Students collected their Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) results from their respective primary schools today.

Performance of 2012 Primary 6 Cohort

A total of 48,333 Primary 6 students sat for the PSLE this year. Among these students, 47,163 students (or 97.6%) are assessed as suitable to proceed to secondary school. In terms of course eligibility, 63.1% are eligible for the Express course, 23.1% for the Normal (Academic) and 11.4% for the Normal (Technical) course.

There are 1,170 students (or 2.4%) who are assessed to be not yet ready for secondary school. Of these, students who have attempted PSLE once and are not overage may, based on the recommendations of their primary school principals, apply to Assumption Pathway School (APS) or NorthLight School (NLS), or spend another year in Primary 6 to consolidate their learning. The remaining students who are unsuccessful after repeated attempts at the PSLE or are overage will be offered a place in APS or NLS.

2012 Secondary One Posting Exercise

Students eligible to progress to secondary school received their option forms to select secondary schools from their respective primary schools today. Students are required to complete the option forms together with their parents. Parents may submit their child’s Secondary One (S1) options online via the Secondary One Internet System (S1-IS) beginning from 12.00 noon today and ending on 28 November 2012 at 3.00 pm.

Alternatively, parents may submit their child’s S1 options through their child’s primary school. Submission at the primary schools started today from 12.00 noon to 3.00 pm; and will continue from 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 the primary schools for assistance on 29 November 2012, from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon. This half day window is only for new submissions of S1 school choices.

The S1 posting results will be released on 19 December 2012. Students are to report to the secondary schools they are posted to on 20 December 2012 at 8.30 am.

Annex