The Ministry of Education (MOE) will not be including the highest and lowest aggregate scores in the results slips of students in this year's Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE), which will be released on Friday.
The PSLE serves as a checkpoint of a student's mastery of primary-level subjects and identifies suitable pathways for secondary education, said MOE. The highest and lowest aggregate scores of the cohort are not necessary for this purpose and will not feature in the results slip from this year, it added.
The latest move comes after MOE decided not to release the name and score of the student who topped the PSLE last year. Students may obtain their result slips from their primary schools from 11 am onwards on that day.
Thereafter, they may log on to the MOE website at www.moe.gov.sg/education/admissions/secondary-one-posting/ to submit their Secondary 1 options, or do so at their primary schools from 11am to 3pm on Friday, and 9am to 3pm from Nov 25 to Nov 28. The Secondary 1 posting results will be announced on Dec 20.
Parents will be able to receive their child's posting results through Short Message Service (SMS), on the MOE website, and at the child's primary school.
Students eligible to take a third language in Secondary 1 will have the option of choosing Spanish, which will be introduced next year.
Spectra Secondary, the second specialised secondary school for Normal (Technical) stream students after Crest Secondary, will take in its first batch of students from next year.
Interested students eligible for the Normal (Technical) course should apply direct to these schools from Nov 22 to 26.