Secondary School Ranking in Singapore (2021 PSLE Achievement Level Score)

2021 will be the first year that the new Achievement Levels scoring system will be used for the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE).

To give parents an idea of each individual secondary school's range and cutoff score, the Ministry of Education (MOE) has released indicative PSLE score ranges for each secondary school.

Rankings

The indicative score ranges are based on the 2020 Primary 6 cohort's results, and represent the scores of the first and last student who would have been admitted into each secondary school under the new scoring system.

For example, the indicative PSLE score range for Methodist Girls' School's Integrated Programme is 4-6. This means that the cut-off point for the school is 6.

The scores here are based on the indicative score ranges for each school as released on MOE's website.

Integrated Programmes

No.

School

Indicative Score Range

1
Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary) (IP)
4-6
2
Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary)
4-6
3
Raffles Institution (Secondary)
4-6
4
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
4-7
5
CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School (IP)
4(D) - 7(M)
6
Hwa Chong Institution
4(D) - 7(M)
7
Nanyang Girls’ High School
4(D) - 7(M)
8
National Junior College
5-7
9
Catholic High School (IP)
5(M) - 8(M)
10
Cedar Girls’ Secondary School (IP)
4-8
11
Dunman High School (IP)
4(D) - 8(D)
12
Singapore Chinese Girls’ School (IP)
4-8
13
St. Joseph’s Institution (IP)
4-8
14
Victoria School (IP)
5-8
15
River Valley High School (IP)
4(M) - 9(D)
16
Temasek Junior College (IP)
4-9

Higher Chinese Grades (HCL)

The HCL grades of the first and last student admitted to SAP schools are shown in parenthesis.

D = Distinction

M = Merit

P = Pass

No HCL grades will be shown if the first or last student did not take of pass HCL

Express/Normal

No.

School

Express

Normal (Academic)

Normal (Technical)

1
Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary)
6-8
2
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
6-9
3
Catholic High School
6(M)-9(M)
4
Cedar Girls’ Secondary School
4-9
6
Singapore Chinese Girls’ School
5-9
8
CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School
5(D)-8(M)
9
Victoria School
6-9
10
Anderson Secondary School
4-10
21-23
25-27
11
CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh)
6-10
21-24
25-30
12
St. Andrew’s Secondary School
7-10
21-23
25-26
13
St. Joseph’s Institution
5-10
14
Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road)
6-11
21-21
25-26
15
Bukit Panjang Govt. High School
6-11
21-22
25-26
16
Chung Cheng High School (Main)
6(M)-11(M)
17
Chung Cheng High School (Yishun)
6-11
21-23
25-27
18
Crescent Girls’ School
6-11
19
Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary)
8-11
21-21
25-27
20
Nan Chiau High School SAP
4(M)-11(M)
21
Nan Hua High School
6(M)-11(D)
22
Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary)
8-11
21-23
25-28
23
St. Margaret’s Secondary School
9-11
21-22
25-27
24
Swiss Cottage Secondary School
4-11
21-22
25-26
25
Anglican High School
5(D)-12(P)
26
Commonwealth Secondary School
8-12
21-23
25-28
27
Maris Stella High School
7(M)-12
28
Ngee Ann Secondary School
5-12
21-22
25-26
29
CHIJ St. Joseph’s Convent
9-13
21-23
25-27
30
CHIJ St. Theresa’s Convent
11-13
22-24
25-29
31
Fuhua Secondary School
6-13
21-23
25-28
32
Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School
8-13
21-24
33
Presbyterian High School
8-13
21-23
25-27
34
Tanjong Katong Girls’ School
5-13
35
Temasek Secondary School
7-13
21-22
25-27
36
Yishun Town Secondary School
6-13
21-23
25-27
37
Zhonghua Secondary School
9-13
21-23
25-27
38
Clementi Town Secondary School
8-14
21-24
25-28
39
Dunman Secondary School
9-14
21-23
25-27
40
Edgefield Secondary School
7-14
21-22
25-27
41
Kranji Secondary School
10-14
21-23
25-27
42
Riverside Secondary School
6-14
21-23
25-27
43
St. Patrick’s School
10-14
21-22
25-27
44
Tanjong Katong Secondary School
9-14
45
Xinmin Secondary School
8-14
21-23
25-27
46
Bukit Batok Secondary School
11-15
21-23
25-28
47
CHIJ Katong Convent
11-15
21-24
25-30
48
Evergreen Secondary School
9-15
21-23
25-27
49
Gan Eng Seng School
7-15
21-23
25-26
50
Geylang Methodist School (Secondary)
11-15
21-23
25-26
51
Holy Innocents’ High School
10-15
21-23
25-26
52
St. Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School
11-15
21-24
25-27
53
St. Hilda’s Secondary School
12-15
21-23
25-28
54
Ang Mo Kio Secondary School
11-16
21-24
25-28
55
Bowen Secondary School
10-16
21-24
25-27
56
Hai Sing Catholic School
10-16
21-24
25-28
57
Hua Yi Secondary School
10-16
21-23
25-29
58
Jurong Secondary School
8-16
21-23
25-28
59
Pei Hwa Secondary School
11-16
21-24
25-26
60
Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School
10-17
21-24
25-28
61
Deyi Secondary School
13-17
21-25
25-28
62
Mayflower Secondary School
12-17
21-24
25-28
63
Pasir Ris Crest Secondary School
9-17
21-25
25-28
64
Queensway Secondary School
11-17
21-24
25-27
65
St. Gabriel’s Secondary School
10-17
21-23
25-28
66
West Spring Secondary School
10-17
21-23
25-26
67
Beatty Secondary School
12-18
21-25
25-27
68
Bedok View Secondary School
13-18
21-24
69
Compassvale Secondary School
11-18
21-24
25-27
70
Greendale Secondary School
8-18
21-23
25-27
71
Jurong West Secondary School
10-18
21-24
25-28
72
North Vista Secondary Schoo
12-18
21-24
25-27
73
Pasir Ris Secondary School
11-18
21-24
25-28
74
Unity Secondary School
13-18
21-24
25-28
75
Bedok South Secondary School
14-19
21-25
25-28
76
Bukit View Secondary School
14-19
21-25
26-30*
77
Christ Church Secondary School
12-19
21-24
25-28
78
Chua Chu Kang Secondary School
12-19
21-24
25-27
79
Hillgrove Secondary School
14-19
21-24
25-28
80
Kent Ridge Secondary School
10-19
21-24
25-30*
81
Meridian Secondary School
15-19
21-24
25-27
82
Orchid Park Secondary School
12-19
21-24
25-28
83
Peirce Secondary School
12-19
22-25
26-29
84
Seng Kang Secondary School
13-19
21-24
25-27
85
Tampines Secondary School
13-19
21-25
25-28
86
Woodlands Ring Secondary School
14-19
21-24
25-28
87
Yuan Ching Secondary School
8-19
21-25
25-28
88
Admiralty Secondary School
15-20
21-24
25-28
89
Bedok Green Secondary School
13-20
21-24
25-26
90
Hougang Secondary School
15-20
21-25
26-27
91
Jurongville Secondary School
16-20
21-25
25-30*
92
Montfort Secondary School
15-20
21-25
25-28
93
Naval Base Secondary School
11-20
21-24
25-28
94
New Town Secondary School
13-20
21-25
95
Punggol Secondary School
15-20
21-24
25-27
96
Woodgrove Secondary School
13-20
21-23
25-27
97
Yishun Secondary School
11-20
21-24
25-28
98
Zhenghua Secondary School
12-20
21-24
25-27
99
Guangyang Secondary School
16-21
21-25
26-29
100
Juying Secondary School
12-21
21-25
25-28
101
Manjusri Secondary School
15-21
22-25
26-28
102
Regent Secondary School
15-21
21-25
103
Serangoon Secondary School
16-21
22-25
25-28
104
Yio Chu Kang Secondary School
16-21
22-25
25-28
105
Assumption English School
10-22
22-25
25-29
106
Bartley Secondary School
13-22
21-25
25-28
107
Bendemeer Secondary School
8-22
21-25
25-29
108
Boon Lay Secondary School
8-22
21-25
25-30*
109
Broadrick Secondary School
7-22
21-25
25-30*
110
Bukit Merah Secondary School
9-22
21-25
25-28
111
Canberra Secondary School
11-22
21-24
25-29
112
Changkat Changi Secondary School
13-22
21-25
113
Damai Secondary School
15-22
21-25
25-28
114
Dunearn Secondary School
9-22
21-25
25-30*
115
East Spring Secondary School
12-22
22-25
25-28
116
Fajar Secondary School
8-22
21-25
25-30*
117
Fuchun Secondary School
8-22
21-25
25-29
118
Greenridge Secondary School
14-22
22-25
25-28
119
Junyuan Secondary School
17-22
21-25
25-28
120
Loyang View Secondary School
13-22
23-25
26-28
121
Marsiling Secondary School
9-22
21-25
25-30*
122
Northbrooks Secondary School
12-22
21-25
25-28
123
Northland Secondary School
8-22
22-25
26-28
124
Outram Secondary School
4-22
22-25
26-30*
125
Peicai Secondary School
8-22
22-25
26-29
126
Ping Yi Secondary School
12-22
22-25
25-29
127
Queenstown Secondary School
16-22
21-25
25-28
128
Sembawang Secondary School
9-22
21-25
25-28
129
Serangoon Garden Secondary School
8-22
21-25
25-28
130
Springfield Secondary School
10-22
21-25
25-28
131
Tanglin Secondary School
16-22
22-25
25-29
132
Teck Whye Secondary School
6-22
21-25
25-29
133
Westwood Secondary School
11-22
21-25
25-28
134
Whitley Secondary School
7-22
21-25
26-29
135
Woodlands Secondary School
9-22
21-25
25-28
136
Yuhua Secondary School
14-22
21-25
25-30*
137
Yuying Secondary School
8-22
21-25
26-28

*While the last posted student had a PSLE score better than 30, the school still had vacancies after S1 posting.

Therefore, its cut-off point is reflected as 30 as it could have admitted a S1-eligible student with PSLE score of 30.

Schools with Affiliation

No.

School

Express

Normal (Academic)

Normal (Technical)

1
Nanyang Girls’ High School
4(D)-8(M)
4
Catholic High School
6(M)-12
9
St. Joseph’s Institution
8-12
3
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
7-13
6
CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School
5(D)-14
13
Maris Stella High School
8-16
14
Ngee Ann Secondary School
12-16
21-25
26-28
2
Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary)
7-17
5
Singapore Chinese Girls’ School
8-17
19
CHIJ Katong Convent
11-20
21-25
26-28
7
CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh)
7-20
21-25
27-27
15
CHIJ St. Joseph’s Convent
8-20
21-25
25-29
16
CHIJ St. Theresa’s Convent
8-20
21-25
25-28
17
Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School
11-20
21-25
11
Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary)
4-20
21-25
26-28
12
St. Margaret’s Secondary School
9-20
22-25
25-28
18
St. Patrick’s School
12-20
21-24
26-28
20
Geylang Methodist School (Secondary)
13-21
21-25
25-29
25
Montfort Secondary School
13-21
23-25
26-28
10
Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road)
7-22
21-24
25-28
21
Holy Innocents’ High School
11-22
21-25
25-28
26
Manjusri Secondary School
13-22
23-25
26-28
8
St. Andrew’s Secondary School
7-22
21-25
25-29
22
St. Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School
10-22
21-25
25-28
24
St. Gabriel’s Secondary School
13-22
22-25
26-27
23
St. Hilda’s Secondary School
13-22
21-25
26-28

Key Changes

About Achievement Levels (ALs)

The PSLE T-score will be replaced with Achievement Levels (ALs), which offer wider scoring bands.

Every PSLE subject will be scored using 8 ALs from AL1 to AL8, with 1 being the best.

AL
Raw Mark Range
1
≥ 90
2
85 - 89
3
80 - 84
4
75 - 79
5
65 - 74
6
45 - 64
7
20 - 44
8
< 20

The PSLE Score will be the sum of the scores for the four subjects, and will range from 4 to 32, with 4 being the best total score possible.

Here's an example of how the student's PSLE score will be calculated:

English Language
AL1
Mother Tongue Language
AL3
Mathematics
AL4
Science
AL2
PSLE Score = 10

Changes to Secondary 1 Posting

The new PSLE scoring system will result in more students having the same PSLE score. This also means that there will be less differentiation amongst schools based on their cut-off points.

For the first time, choice order of schools will be used as a tie-breaker when students have the same PSLE scores.

The tie-breaker system is only used when there are two or more students with the same PSLE score applying for the last available places in a school.

Secondary 1 Posting Tie-Breakers (in order of priority)

  1. Citizenship (priority is given to Singapore Citizens first, followed by Permanent Residents, and International Students)
  2. Choice order of schools (NEW)
  3. Computerised balloting

Use of Higher Chinese Language (HCL) for admission into SAP Schools

To be eligible for posting to SAP schools, students will need to obtain the following:

  1. Distinction/Merit/Pass in HCL
  2. PSLE score of 14 or better (eg PSLE score ≤ 14)

When students with the same PSLE score apply for places in the same SAP school, those with better HCL grades will be given priority.

This applies before the tie-breakers for Secondary 1 posting.

Image credit: MOE

Scoring for Foundation Level Subjects

In the new AL scoring system, Foundation level subjects will be graded from AL A to AL C.

Similar to the ALs for Standard level subject, the ALs for Foundation Level subjects will reflect a students level of achievement instead of their performance relative to peers.

The determine a student's PSLE score for the purposes of Secondary 1 posting, Foundation Level AL A to AL C will be mapped to AL 6 to AL 8 of Standard level subjects.

Grades for Foundation
Foundation Raw Mark Range
Grades for Foundation
A
75-100
6
B
30-74
7
C
<30
8

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