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     FrontPage Edition: Fri 21 Nov 2008

Release of the 2008 Primary School Leaving Examination Results


Release of the 2008 Primary School Leaving Examination Results

Pupils will be collecting their Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) results from their respective primary schools today after 1200 hours.
Performance of 2008 Cohort
A total of 49,856 Primary 6 pupils sat for the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) this year, an increase of 39 (or 0.1%) over the 2007 cohort. Of these, 5299 were from the EM3 course. All pupils sat for English, Mathematics, Science and Mother Tongue except for pupils in the EM3 course who sat for Foundation English, Foundation Mathematics and Basic Mother Tongue or Mother Tongue.
In all, 48,424 pupils (or 97.1%) have been assessed as suitable to proceed to secondary school. Of these pupils, 63.6% are eligible for the Express course, 21.6% for the Normal (Academic) and 12.0% for the Normal (Technical) course.
There are 1,432 pupils (or 2.9%) who are assessed to not yet be ready for secondary school in 2009 or more suited for vocational training. Of these, pupils who have attempted PSLE once and are not overage can choose to apply to Assumption Pathway School (APS) or Northlight School (NLS) based on recommendations of their primary school principals, or spend another year in Primary 6 to consolidate their learning. The remaining pupils will be offered a place in APS or NLS.
2008 Secondary One (S1) Posting Exercise
Eligible pupils will receive their sealed option forms to select secondary schools from their respective primary schools today. Parents can submit the school choices for their child on-line via the Secondary One Internet System (S1-IS) that is accessible 24 hours from 12.00 noon on 20 Nov 2008 to 3.00 pm on 26 Nov 2008.
Alternatively, parents may also submit their child’s secondary school options through their child’s primary school. Submission at the primary schools will be from 12.00 noon to 3.00 pm on 20 Nov 2008; and 9.00 am to 3.00 pm on 21, 24, 25 and 26 Nov 2008.
The S1 posting results will be released on 18 Dec 2008. Pupils are to report to their posted secondary schools at 8.30 am on 19 Dec 2008.
For further details on the top performing PSLE students and schools with good progress in PSLE results, please refer to the attached “Information Sheet on the 2008 PSLE Results”.
For the performance of students exempted from the Compulsory Education Act, please refer to the attached “Information Sheet on the 2008 PSLE Results of Students Exempted from Compulsory Education”.

Useful Links:

- Secondary One Posting Exercise

Source: Press Release 20 Nov 2008

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