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P4 students in rental flats who failed subjects

Published Date: 04 July 2022 06:00 PM

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Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, Nee Soon GRC


To ask the Minister for Education (a) for each year in the past five years, of the Primary 4 students who (i) fail one subject (ii) fail two or more subjects and (iii) pass all subjects, what percentage of these students live in public rental flats respectively; and (b) whether the Ministry intends to collect this data if such data is not available.


1. At Primary 4, schools report subject performance as Achievement Bands 1 to 4, with Band 4 corresponding to below 50 marks. Over the past five years, on average,

  1. Among Primary 4 students who scored Band 4 in only one subject, 4.5% live in public rental flats.
  2. Among Primary 4 students who scored Band 4 in two or more subjects, 12.6% live in public rental flats.
  3. Among Primary 4 students who scored better than Band 4 in all four subjects, 0.8% live in public rental flats.

2. Where appropriate, schools support students through subject-specific remediation. Students can also take subjects at Foundation level at Primary 5 and 6 so that they can focus on building strong fundamentals for secondary school.