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4. Complete the S1 Option Form

Use the S1 Option Form (80kb) as a template to prepare the relevant information before starting your online application on the S1 Internet System.

You will need to prepare the following information:

1. School choices

List your child's 6 secondary school choices in order of preference.


  • For priority admission to the affiliated secondary school, your child must indicate that school as the first choice. However, admission is not guaranteed as it is still subject to the availability of places. Some schools may also have additional qualifying criteria for students from affiliated primary schools.
  • For dual-track schools offering both Integrated Programme (IP) and the Singapore-Cambridge Secondary Education Certificate (SEC) Programme, affiliation considerations will only be given for the SEC Programme.
  • At least 20% of the places in each Posting Group of each school will be allocated to students who do not benefit from affiliation priority.
  • If your child is interested in both the Integrated Programme and SEC Programme offered by the same school, you must indicate the 2 school names as separate choices in order of preference. Do note that if your child has indicated only the school name with the Integrated Programme, they will not be considered for posting to the SEC Programme, and vice versa. Learn more about SEC and Full SBB.

    List of schools offering both the Integrated Programme (IP) and Singapore-Cambridge Secondary Education Certificate (SEC) Programme
    The following schools offer both the IP and Sec Programme:
    • Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
    • Catholic High School
    • Cedar Girls' Secondary School
    • CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls' School
    • Methodist Girls' School (Secondary)
    • Singapore Chinese Girls' School
    • St. Joseph's Institution
    • Victoria School

2. Posting Groups

If your child is offered only one Posting Group, they are not allowed to choose another Posting Group.

If your child is offered two Posting Groups, that is Posting Group 3 and Posting Group 2, or Posting Group 2 and Posting Group 1, you should:

  • Choose the Posting Group that is more suited to your child's learning pace and abilities. If no choice is made, your child will be enrolled into the Posting Group that offers more academically demanding subjects at the start of Secondary 1.
  • Only apply to schools that have your chosen Posting Group so that you do not waste your options. As your chosen Posting Group will be applied to all school choices, you cannot submit school choices with a mix of Posting Groups.

If your child is offered Posting Group 3 and Posting Group 2 but does not indicate a choice, they will be posted through Posting Group 3 and offer most of their subjects at G3 at the start of Secondary 1.

If your child is offered Posting Group 2 and Posting Group 1 but does not indicate a choice, they will be posted through Posting Group 2 and offer most of their subjects at G2 at the start of Secondary 1.

Learn more about Posting Groups under Full SBB.

3. Third Language options

If your child is eligible for a Third Language, list up to 3 choices in order of preference, using the 2-digit language codes.

The Third Language option codes can be found in your child’s Eligibility Letter, as well as on the S1 Internet System.

If the number of applicants exceeds the number of vacancies, selection will be based on merit. Your child will receive the outcome from their posted secondary school in late December.

Important reminder

During the S1 posting process, your child will be posted based on academic merit. This means that a student with a better PSLE score will be considered first for posting to their preferred school. Learn how posting works.

For this reason, make sure you:

  • Look at the previous year's cut-off-point (COP) for your child’s chosen schools.
    Note: Meeting the previous year's COP of a school does not guarantee admission. The PSLE score ranges currently listed in the SchoolFinder should only be used as a reference as these are based on the PSLE scores and school choice patterns of the P6 cohort of 2022. Actual COPs of 2023 cohort are only determined after the conclusion of S1 posting process. It may differ from previous year's COPs depending on the students' PSLE results and school choices made during S1 Posting.

    Learn more about the PSLE score range.


  • Use all 6 options with a range of COPs and rank your preferred school higher in your school choice order. You should include at least 2 to 3 schools where your child's PSLE score is better than the school's COP in the previous year, to increase their chances of being posted to one of their school choices. If your child is not placed in any of their school choices, they will be posted to a school with remaining vacancies based on their PSLE score and registered address.
  • Update your home address with your child’s primary school by the end of October, if you have changed your residential address in your NRIC.