PSLE results out on 25 Nov, students to collect in separate classrooms

Staff Writer, Singapore
·Editorial Team
·4-min read
Ministry of Education
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SINGAPORE — Results for this year’s Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) will be released on 25 November. Due to the COVID-19 situation, candidates will receive their results in separate classrooms from 11am, instead of as a cohort in the primary school halls as in previous years.

The candidates are expected to observe safe management measures when they collect their results. Given their young age, each of them can have one parent or guardian to accompany them to collect their PSLE results.

To minimise congestion and intermingling, parents or guardians would need to wait at the designated areas in the schools and observe the safe management measures in place. They will not be allowed to access or wait near the classrooms.

Candidates who are unwell, or on Quarantine Order, Stay-Home Notice or Leave of Absence on the day of the results release, should not return to school to collect their results.

Instead, they may view their results online via Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board’s (SEAB) results release system from 11.30am on 25 November, with a system-generated password that they have received from their schools. The system will be accessible from 25 November to 8 December.

Candidates can also appoint a proxy to collect a physical copy of their results on their behalf. Proxies are required to collect the results by 27 November and produce the relevant documents for the school’s verification.

How to submit Secondary 1 option forms

The Secondary 1 (S1) option forms to select secondary schools will be given to eligible students when they collect their results slips in person. Candidates’ proxies may also collect the forms on behalf of the candidates by 27 November. There will not be online copies of the forms.

The Secondary 1 Internet System (S1-IS) will be accessible from 11am on 25 November to 3pm on 1 December for students to submit their school choices through the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) S1 Posting website.

Students who are eligible for the Normal (Technical) course and are interested to study at the two Specialised Schools for Normal (Technical) students – Crest Secondary School (CSS) and Spectra Secondary School (SSS) – may submit their applications at the respective schools from 25 to 28 November 2020.

These students should also indicate their choices for other secondary schools under S1 Posting. This will ensure that those who are not admitted into CSS or SSS can be posted to another school of their choice.

S1 posting results on 22 December

The S1 posting results will be released on 22 December, and can be accessed through the following channels:

  • Short Message Service (SMS) via a local mobile number

  • Secondary 1 Internet System

  • At the student’s primary school

In light of the COVID-19 situation, students do not need to report to their posted secondary schools this year after receiving their posting results.

Instead, they should refer to their posted schools’ websites from 22 December for more information such as instructions on online purchase of books and uniforms, booklist, and the reporting details.

Parents of the incoming S1 cohort who are on Parents Gateway would also receive instructions from the posted schools from the afternoon of the day the posting results are released.

Students who are unable to report to their posted secondary school on the first day of school in January 2021 may contact their posted secondary schools directly to confirm that they are taking up the place, and the school will be able to reserve the place for them.

Those successfully admitted into CSS or SSS will be informed by the schools by 16 December. Their S1 school choices will then be voided and they will not be posted to other secondary schools.

Virtual open houses by over 120 schools

Due to the COVID-19 situation, more than 120 secondary schools are conducting their open houses virtually. Programmes and activities planned for such online events include virtual tours led by students, live question-and-answer sessions on social media platforms, as well as sharing of videos featuring testimonies from parents and alumni members.

MOE has encouraged parents and students to take the time to explore the schools’ websites, social media pages, as well as take part in their virtual open houses, to find out more about the schools that interest them before selecting the schools.

For more information, please refer to: SchoolFinder, open houses held by secondary schools, and secondary school websites.

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