37,095 Primary 6 candidates sat for the PSLE 2022, of which 98.4% of candidates eligible for secondary school courses


Results for those who took the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) in 2022 were released today.

According to Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) joint press release on Wednesday, A total of 37,095 Primary 6 candidates sat for the PSLE this year, of which 98.4% are assessed suitable for secondary school courses.

This is the second cohort of students under the new Achievement Level (AL) scoring system.

“68.4% of the candidates are assessed suitable for the Express course, 18.7% for the Normal (Academic) [N(A) course] and 11.3% for the Normal (Technical) [N(T)] course”, the press release added.

“The remaining students may choose to re-attempt the PSLE next year. Alternatively, Assumption Pathway School (APS) and NorthLight School (NLS) offer customised programmes with a more experiential and hands-on learning approach, which can benefit these students”.

According to the release, students who have attempted the PSLE once and would like to apply to APS or NLS can do so with a recommendation from their primary school principal.

Eligibility for Subject-Based Banding

Under Subject-Based Banding , students in the N(A) and N(T) courses will be able to take certain subjects at a more demanding level from Secondary 1 (S1) based on their AL scores for individual PSLE subjects.

For the 2022 Primary 6 cohort, about 62% of students from the N(A) and N(T) courses are assessed to be suitable to take at least one subject at a more demanding level as they progress to secondary school.

Secondary 1 (S1) Posting Exercise

The Secondary 1 (S1) option form to select secondary schools will be given to eligible students together with their PSLE results. A unique S1 personal identification number (S1 PIN) can be found on the top-right corner of the S1 option form. 

Students should use the S1 PIN to log in to the Secondary 1 Internet System (S1-IS). They can download a copy of the S1 option form and submit their school choices online.

The S1-IS will be accessible from 11.30am on Wednesday, 23 November 2022 to 3.00pm on Tuesday, 29 November 2022 through MOE’s S1 Posting website at www.moe.gov.sg/s1-posting.

To ensure smooth completion of their online submission, students should – in discussion with their parents – first consider their secondary school choices, make their decision, and complete the option form before logging on to the S1-IS.

Release of S1 Posting Results

The posting results will be released between Dec 21 and Dec 23. The posting results can be accessed through any of the following channels:

  • Short Message Service (SMS) via a local mobile number (if provided by the applicant during the application process)
  • S1-IS (www.moe.gov.sg/s1-posting) using the student’s Birth Certificate number / FIN, and the S1 PIN
  • The student’s primary school

Students do not need to report to their posted secondary schools upon receiving their S1 Posting Results.

“Students should refer to their posted schools’ websites for more information such as the reporting details, booklist, and purchase of books and uniforms,” MOE added.

Parents of the incoming S1 cohort who are on Parents Gateway (PG) will also receive instructions from their posted schools from the afternoon the S1 Posting results are released.

If students are unable to report to their posted secondary school on the first day of school in Jan 2023 due to valid reasons, they should inform their posted secondary school directly after receiving their results to confirm that they are taking up the place.

More information on S1 Posting and S1-IS is available at MOE’s S1 Posting website. For enquiries, parents can also visit www.moe.gov.sg/contact.

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