The Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) dates for this year has already been announced – check out key dates for your child’s subjects below so you can make the necessary arrangements to support their revision and well-being leading up to the exams!
PSLE dates 2023
Most primary school students take 4 subjects: English, Math, Science, and their Mother Tongue Language. Some may also take Higher Mother Tongue. The main written papers usually take place over 5 days, with one subject on each day. There are also oral and listening comprehension papers which take place earlier than the written papers.
Here are the key dates to look out for:
PSLE Marking Days
After the PSLE exams, what every primary school pupil is looking forward to are the marking day holidays! Usually, there will be a few days of PSLE marking days after the exams. Below are the dates for this year:
PSLE Marking Days: Mon, 16 Oct – Wed, 18 Oct 2023
PSLE Results Day
Finally, students and parents will know the results of the PSLE sometime in November. Usually, it is on the third week of the month. Here is the date range given for this year’s PSLE results release:
PSLE results day: Wed, 22 Nov – Fri, 24 Nov 2023 (to be confirmed)
Preparing for the PSLE exams
The PSLE exam is your child’s first major examination in school. Because their results affect their options of secondary schools, the PSLE is often treated with utmost importance. It is also crucial to understand how the PSLE scoring system works.
As a parent, you can support your child by explaining why the PSLE should be taken seriously, and guiding them with a revision plan. In the months leading up to the PSLE, try to pay more attention to which subjects or topics your child may need more help in – speaking to their teacher if necessary. From there, you can then decide if they need extra support like joining us in PSLE English tuition classes.
However, we also believe it is necessary to strike a balance and not put too much pressure on the child. Focus on building up good study habits and reward your child for putting in the effort, rather than focus on the results and scold them when the results are not as good as expected. And don’t forget to reserve time for play and family bonding time, even when the exams are near.
PSLE is one of the most stressful events for children and parents in Singapore. But you don’t have to make it a stressful time if your child has a genuine joy for learning and is well-prepared through consistent revision.
How will you be preparing your child for the PSLE? Don’t forget to get in touch to receive expert coaching from our tutors for your child’s upcoming exams! Visit our tuition centre in Braddell, Bugis, or Bukit Timah today!