Looking beyond PSLE scores to pick a secondary school

(Clockwise from top left) Nasya Hikma Aliya Mohamed Yusoff, Kareem Andrew Taufiq, Keira Koh, Vivian Lim. ST PHOTOS: ALPHONSUS CHERN, SAMUEL ANG, DESMOND WEE, KEVIN LIM
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SINGAPORE - One student picked a school because of its art elective programme; another selected a school for its swimming CCA; yet another chose a school as he wanted to take the O-level route rather than the integrated programme.

These are all students who could have had their choice of top secondary schools based on their Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) scores, but for various reasons decided to pick a less elite school.

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