Pitstop in learning journey: A guide to PSLE and Sec 1 posting

The results of the 2014 Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) will be released on Friday, Nov 21.

With the stress and anxiety of the major exam coming to a close, parents and students will soon have to deal with the next step in their education journey; applying for a secondary school. 

Here are some stories, guides and tips on secondary schools and the application process.

Prime minister, education minister encourage children on eve of release of PSLE results

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong congratulated in advance all pupils who will be receiving their Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) results on Friday.

In a Facebook post on Thursday, he added: "I hope you will continue to do your best in secondary school. Do make time to pursue your interests, forge strong friendships, and above all, enjoy the journey!"

The PSLE results will be released at 11am on Friday. Pupils can collect their result slips from their primary schools.

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An interactive guide to Singapore's secondary schools

Students submitting applications for their Secondary 1 posting this year will have more than 160 secondary schools to choose from.

Take a look at our interactive guide to Singapore's secondary schools to make the shortlisting process an easier one. You can find information about each school, ranging from its academic track, admission cut-off scores from the previous year to transport access.

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How to apply for secondary schools from 11am, Nov 21 till 3pm, Nov 27

The results for the 2014 Primary School Leaving Examination are out on Friday, Nov 21.

Here are some Q&A's on how pupils can apply for secondary schools.

Students may apply for their secondary schools via the Secondary One-Internet System (S1-IS) from 11am on Nov 21, 2014, until 3pm on Nov 27, 2014.

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Ask Sandra

If top schools raise their own funds, what’s the big deal about them having air-conditioned classrooms and swimming pools?

Also, what are the chances of gaining entry into a preferred school? 

The Straits Times' Senior Education Correspondent Sandra Davie discusses these issues in her column on ST's Education community.

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PSLE here to stay, but its focus will shift: Education Minister Heng Swee Keat

 

The Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) will continue to be an "important milestone examination" in the education system here, Education Minister Heng Swee Keat reiterated yesterday, amidst a call by an opposition party for it to be scrapped.

But the ministry will review the exam's scoring system to focus less on grades and academic success.

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