02 December 2020
From next year, students taking the Primary School Leaving Examination will no longer see a T-score figure on their slips, but instead, they will be scored using eight bands known as Achievement Levels.
The indicative AL cut-offs for individual secondary schools will be released in the first half of next year, based on the results and school choices of this year’s PSLE cohort.
There will be some changes to the posting system and how ties will be broken if pupils have the same score.
Singapore citizens will continue get priority, followed by permanent residents and then international students, as per the usual practice.
The choice order of schools will also play a more significant role. A pupil who indicates a school as his or her first choice will now get a place ahead of someone else with the same score but indicates it as a second or third choice.