Despite more details being released on PSLE scoring changes, some are still asking how the new system will apply to pupils from affiliated primary schools and those exempt from taking up mother tongue for the Primary School Leaving Examination. The Straits Times answers parents' queries:
First, a recap on the new scoring system. Each Standard-level PSLE subject will be scored using eight bands known as Achievement Levels (ALs) - from AL1, the best score, to AL8. The total PSLE score will be a sum of the scores for the four subjects, with possible scores ranging from 4 to 32.