PSLE 2020 Results and PSLE Cut Off Point 2020

The 2020 Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) results will be announced on 25 November 2020 (Wed). Given the ongoing COVID-19 situation, students will receive their results from their respective primary schools – in their individual classrooms instead of gathered as a cohort in the school hall – from 11.00am on 25 November 2020.

Source: MOE Website

PSLE 2020, 2021 Cut off point

The exact cut off point is not out yet, but based on previous years’ cut off points, we give some estimates of the PSLE 2020 Cut off point (for entry to secondary school in 2021).

IP schools cut-off point

The most popular schools are definitely the IP (Integrated Programme) schools, since they are the most prestigious, and also students get to skip the O Levels which is a major source of stress for the students and their parents.

IB schools are also very popular, since it is well known that the IB syllabus is easier to score than the ‘A’ levels.

‘S’ Tier IP Schools PSLE Cut off point

The ‘S’ Tier IP and IB schools are:

  • Hwa Chong Institution
  • Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary)
  • Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary)
  • Nanyang Girls’ High School
  • Raffles Institution

These are the top elite schools in Singapore. MGS (Methodist Girls’ School) COP has risen to this level in recent years, while HCI, RGS, RI, NYGH are the traditional top 4 secondary schools. In order to have a secure chance of entering these schools, the estimated COP or cut-off point is around 260, not considering affiliation. In certain years, a high 250s score such as 258 or 259 may also suffice, but it is quite risky.

‘A’ Tier Secondary School PSLE Cut-off point 2020

The ‘A’ Tier top secondary schools are:

  • Dunman High School (IP)
  • National Junior College (IP)
  • CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School (IP)
  • Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) (IB)
  • Catholic High School (IP)
  • Cedar Girls’ Secondary School (IP)

These schools are very close to the ‘S’ Tier elite schools mentioned above. For these schools, traditionally, a score of around 255 and above is the usual COP or cut off point.

Note that some of the above good schools also have an ‘O’ level track whose COP (Cut-off point) is typically around 5 points lower, or around 250.


PSLE Express Cut off point 2020

Historically, the PSLE cut off point for express stream is around 188. For example, the following schools (express stream) have their PSLE cut-off point set at 188, for the 2020 secondary school intake:

  • Assumption English School
  • Bartley Secondary School
  • Bedok Green Secondary School
  • Bendemeer Secondary School
  • Boon Lay Secondary School
  • … and many more, all the way to Yuhua Secondary School and Yuying Secondary School.

Read our previous blog post on the frequently asked question of: Express vs Normal Academic for borderline PSLE score.


Money Saving “Lobang” (Tips):

NUS High E-Open House

URL: https://www.nushigh.edu.sg/admissions/open-house

NUS High will be holding its E-Open House on 15th May. Do check it out!

NUS High is famous for its strong Math and Science curriculum. Many of their students are very strong in Math Olympiad and other Scientific topics.

E-Open House
15th May (Short Presentation and Q&A session with School Leaders, Alumni and Parents)

  • 1st Session: 9:00 – 11:00 am
  • 2nd Session: 2:00 – 4:00 pm

E-Engagement Sessions

  • 1st Session: 19th May (Tue), 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • 2nd Session: 23rd May (Sat), 9:30 – 10:30 am
  • 3rd Session: 23rd May (Sat), 2:30 – 3:30 pm
  • 4th Session: 27th May (Wed), 4:00 – 5:00 pm

For further clarifications, please email: newton@highsch.nus.edu.sg


Also check out:


Update (provided by one of my Facebook readers):

NUS High School has put out its school presentation as part of its E-Open House on 15 May 2020, and its related e-engagement events for parents and interested P6 students. The content is well planned to clarify common questions from parents and potential students.

YouTube link to the school presentation (about 30mins long):

There is also a Telegram group to receive information on NUSH Admissions for DSA 2020 (for the Class of 2026) :-
(please subscribe for timely updates !) https://t.me/nushighschool

Nanyang Girls’ High School (NYGH) Cut off point

Nanyang Girls’ High School has the highest Cut-off point among all secondary schools in recent years.

For 2018 Secondary 1 admission, the cut-off was 264 (inclusive of bonus points for Higher Mother Tongue).

In the last 5 years, the cut-off point ranges from 261 to 264.

Source: https://www.nygh.edu.sg/news/direct-school-admissions-dsa

RGS Cut-off point

Its close competitor, Raffles Girls’ School (RGS), is slightly behind at 260.

The school’s cut–off point will only be made known by MOE after the results of the PSLE posting every year. We have yet to receive information from MOE on the cut-off point for our 2017 Secondary 1 students. RGS’ PSLE cut-off point last year was 260.

Source: RGS Website

Historical Cut off point of Nanyang Girls’ vs Raffles Girl’s School

The historical situation used to be reversed; RGS used to traditionally have a higher cut off point (COP) than NYGH, in the early 2000s. It is hard to find the historical data, but all students during that era will remember clearly that RGS cut off point was higher than NYGH by a few points.

Cut-off point reflects the popularity of a school, hence it can be said that NYGH is slightly more popular than RGS at the moment. Some benefits of NYGH is a strong Chinese traditional culture; while RGS is strong at leadership and all-roundedness.

Also check out the following posts related to Nanyang Girls’ High School:

A-level Marks/Grade required to enter NUS

NUS Cut Off Points (COP)

Source: http://www.nus.edu.sg/oam/gradeprofile/sprogramme-igp.html

Table 1: Grade Profiles of the 10th and 90th percentiles of A-Level Applicants offered places for courses at NUS in Academic Year 2012-20132

NUS Courses

Representative Grade Profile 3H2/1H1

10th percentile
90th percentile
Faculty of Law
Law*
AAA/A
AAA/A
School of Medicine
Medicine*
AAA/A
AAA/A
Nursing*
BCC/C
AAA/C
Faculty of Dentistry
Dentistry*
AAA/A
AAA/A
School of Design & Environment
Architecture*
ABB/B
AAA/A
Industrial Design*
BBB/B
AAA/A
Project & Facilities Management
BBC/C
ABB/C
Real Estate
BBC/B
AAB/B
Faculty of Engineering
Engineering
ABB/C
AAA/A
Bioengineering
ABB/C
AAA/A
Chemical Engineering
AAA/B
AAA/A
Civil Engineering
BBC/B
AAA/B
Electrical Engineering
BCC/B
AAA/B
Environment Engineering
BBB/C
AAA/B
Engineering Science
BBB/C
AAA/A
Industrial & Systems Engineering
AAB/B
AAA/A
Materials Science & Engineering
AAB/B
AAA/A
Mechanical Engineering
ABB/C
AAA/A
School of Computing
Computing (Computer Science)
BBC/C
AAA/A
Computing (Information Systems)
BBB/C
AAA/B
Faculty of Engineering & School of Computing
Computer Engineering
BCC/B
AAA/B
Faculty of Science
Pharmacy
AAA/A
AAA/A
Science
BBC/B
AAA/A
School of Business
Business Admin
AAA/B
AAA/A
Business Admin (Accountancy)
AAA/A
AAA/A
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Arts & Social Sciences
BBB/B
AAA/A
Arts & Social Sciences (MT related)
BBC/C
BBB/B
Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies
AAB/B
AAA/A

* Courses that require interview &/or test.

2 Double degrees are excluded from the table.