About 66.2% of pupils who took 2015 PSLE qualify for Express stream in secondary school

Eunos Primary School pupils receiving their PSLE results on Nov 25, 2015. ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG

SINGAPORE - About 66.2 per cent of pupils who took 2015's Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) qualified for the Express stream in secondary school, slightly lower than the record 66.7 per cent achieved by the class of 2013.

Last year, 66.4 per cent of pupils who sat for the national examination qualified for the Express stream in secondary school.

Primary school pupils received their PSLE results on Wednesday (Nov 25) morning.

The Ministry of Education (MOE) said that another 21.7 per cent of 2015's pupils are eligible for the Normal (Academic) stream and 10.4 per cent made it to the Normal (Technical) stream.

A total of 39,286 pupils sat the PSLE this year.

Some 98.3 per cent of the cohort passed the exam and can move on to secondary school. This is higher than 2014's 97.6 per cent.

This is the fourth year that the Education Ministry is not revealing the top PSLE scorer in a bid to reduce emphasis on academic results.

It also did not reveal the highest and lowest scores achieved by pupils in the cohort, a move started in 2013.

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