When choosing a secondary school, what is the first thing you look out for? Probably the school’s PSLE cut-off point, right?
While there are numerous other things to consider when choosing a secondary school, the cut-off point is a big factor in gauging whether your child has a good chance of being offered a place. Bear in mind that the cut-off point is not a ‘minimum requirement’ for entering a school. However, it is a good gauge of which PSLE scores the school (or stream) accepts!
To those who don’t know yet, the cut-off score is the PSLE score of the lowest-scoring student who is admitted into a secondary school in that year. Since 2021, PSLE scores are now graded according to Achievement Levels (AL), with 4 being the best possible raw score. For Special Assistance Plan (SAP) schools, the Higher Chinese subject grade is also taken into account. These are indicated as Distinction (D), Merit (M), or Pass (P).