4. Complete the S1 Option Form

Tip: Use the S1 Option Form (142kb) as a template to prepare the relevant information before starting the online application on the S1 Internet System.

You would need to prepare the following information:

1. School choices

List your child's 6 secondary school choices in order of preference using each school's 4-digit code.


  • For priority admission to the affiliated secondary school, your child must indicate that school as the first choice. However, admission is still subject to the availability of places. Some schools may also have additional qualifying criteria for their affiliated primary school students.
  • For dual-track schools offering both Integrated Programme (IP) and O-Level Programme, affiliation considerations will only be given for the O-Level Programme.
  • At least 20% of the places in each course, i.e. Express, Normal (Academic) or Normal (Technical) of each school, will be allocated to students who do not benefit from affiliation priority.

2. Course options

If your child is eligible for only 1 course, they are not allowed to choose another course.

If your child is eligible to choose between 2 courses i.e. between Express and Normal (Academic), or between Normal (Academic) and Normal (Technical), they should choose the course more suited to their learning pace and abilities. If no choice is made, your child will be enrolled into the more academically demanding course.

As their chosen course will apply to all school choices, your child should apply to schools that offer the selected course.

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.

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 (i.e. lower overall AL score) will be considered first for posting to their preferred school.

For this reason, make sure you:

  • Look at the previous year's Achievement Level Cut-Off-Point (AL COP) for your child’s chosen schools.
    Meeting the previous year's COP of a school does not guarantee admission. The PSLE score ranges currently listed in the SchoolFinder, are based on PSLE scores and school choice patterns of the P6 cohort of 2021, and these PSLE score ranges should only be used as a reference. Actual 2022 AL COPs are only determined after the S1 Posting. It may differ from previous year's AL COPs depending on the 2022 students' PSLE results and school choices during S1 Posting.
  • 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 the nearest school with available vacancies based on their PSLE scores and registered address.
  • Update your home address via your child’s primary school by end October.