Stages of education
The DOE are translated into a set of developmental outcomes for each key stage of our education system.
The Key Stage Outcomes spell out what the Education Service aspires to develop in our students through
Primary, Secondary, and Post-Secondary2 education. Each educational level builds upon the previous
stages and lays the foundation for subsequent ones. For example, primary school students start by
learning to know and love Singapore. In doing so, their belief in Singapore will be strengthened and
they will understand what matters to Singapore by secondary school. They will grow to be proud of
Singapore and understand our country within the global context at the post-secondary level.
There are eight outcomes at each key stage. Taken together, the Key Stage Outcomes make explicit what we
aspire to develop in our young so as to lay the strong foundations for them to thrive and achieve
success in life as contributing members of society.