Secondary Schools Ranking (2021 PSLE Achievement Level Score Cut-Off)

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We have updated our best secondary school ranking list based on the 2021 intake (which is the 2020 PSLE cohort). This is also the first time that achievement level scores are used in the ranking.

MOE has released indicative PSLE score ranges “based on the 2020 cohort’s results and school choice patterns”.

“The indicative scores are the scores of the first and last student who would be admitted into each school under the new scoring system, based on the 2020 cohort’s results and school choice patterns. The PSLE score of the last student is referred to as the school’s cut-off point.”

To derive the ranking, we use the above-mentioned indicative PSLE score ranges, along with the schools’ previous T-Score cut-offs.

If 2 schools have the same achievement level cut-off score (or cut-off point), we further rank them by the lowest indicative score they accept, and then by their last PSLE T-score cut-off points (for 2020 intake).

Note that in the new Achievement Level (AL) system, the lower the overall score, the better.

In our ranking list below, schools offering 6-year programmes, i.e. Integrated Programme (IP) and International Baccalaureate (IB), are highlighted in bold in our ranking list.

Schools under the Special Assistance Plan (SAP) are also indicated. To get into SAP secondary schools, students in the top 30% of the PSLE cohort who take the Higher Chinese subject will be accorded an advantage in the posting. Refer to the list of SAP secondary schools in the section after the ranking list below. As reported in The Straits Times:

“If pupils with the same PSLE score are vying for limited places in the same SAP school, those with better HCL grades – in the order of distinction, merit and pass – will be allocated a place ahead of other pupils.”

Note also that there are some schools with affiliations, which means that pupils from the affiliated primary schools enjoy certain advantage in the posting exercise. For example, if you have a daughter, NYPS arguably offers the most value due to its affiliation with NYGH. The list of secondary schools with affiliations are listed at the bottom of this article (scroll down).

Also, check out last year’s ranking in our Secondary School Ranking (based on cut-off for 2020 intake) article to see how the schools’ positions have changed.

The previous PSLE T-Scores are shown in brackets.

RANKING

  1. Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary) IP (girls) – 6 (261)
  2. Raffles Institution IP (boys) – 6 (259)
  3. Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary) IB (girls) – 6 (257)
  4. Nanyang Girls’ High School IP SAP (girls) – 7 (261)
  5. CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School IP SAP (girls) – 7 (257)
  6. Hwa Chong Institution IP SAP (boys) – 7 (257)
  7. Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) IB (boys) – 7 (256)
  8. National Junior College IP (co-ed) – 7 (254)
  9. Dunman High School IP SAP (co-ed) – 8 (255)
  10. Cedar Girls’ Secondary School IP (girls) – 8 (253)
  11. Singapore Chinese Girls’ School IP (girls) – 8 (252)
  12. St. Joseph’s Institution IB (boys) – 8 (251)
  13. CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School O-levels SAP (girls) – 8 (253)
  14. Catholic High School IP SAP (boys) – 8 (252)
  15. Victoria School IP (boys) – 8 (252)
  16. Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary) O-levels (girls) – 8 (253)
  17. River Valley High School IP SAP (co-ed) – 9 (253)
  18. Temasek Junior College IP (co-ed) – 9 (250)
  19. Cedar Girls’ Secondary School – O-levels (girls) – 9 (249)
  20. Singapore Chinese Girls’ School O-levels (girls) – 9 (252)
  21. Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) O-levels (boys) – 9 (252)
  22. Catholic High School O-levels SAP (boys) – 9 (249)
  23. Victoria School – O-levels (boys) – 9 (248)
  24. Anderson Secondary School (co-ed) – 10 (245)
  25. St. Joseph’s Institution O-levels (boys) – 10 (246)
  26. CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh) (girls) – 10 (246)
  27. St. Andrew’s Secondary School (boys) – 10 (247)
  28. Nan Chiau High School SAP (co-ed) – 11 (244)
  29. Swiss Cottage Secondary School (co-ed) – 11 (242)
  30. Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) (boys) – 11 (246)
  31. Nan Hua High School SAP (co-ed) – 11 (246)
  32. Bukit Panjang Govt. High School (co-ed) – 11 (244)
  33. Chung Cheng High School (Main) SAP (co-ed) – 11 (244)
  34. Crescent Girls’ School (girls) – 11 (243)
  35. Chung Cheng High School (Yishun) (co-ed) – 11 (241)
  36. Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary) (co-ed) – 11 (243)
  37. Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary) (girls) – 11 (237)
  38. St. Margaret’s Secondary School (girls) – 11 (243)
  39. Anglican High School SAP (co-ed) – 12 (241)
  40. Ngee Ann Secondary School (co-ed) – 12 (238)
  41. Maris Stella High School SAP (boys) – 12 (239)
  42. Commonwealth Secondary School (co-ed) – 12 (239)
  43. Tanjong Katong Girls’ School (girls) – 13 (237)
  44. Yishun Town Secondary School (co-ed) – 13 (239)
  45. Fuhua Secondary School (co-ed) – 13 (236)
  46. Temasek Secondary School (co-ed) – 13 (235)
  47. Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School (co-ed) – 13 (238)
  48. Presbyterian High School (co-ed) – 13 (236)
  49. CHIJ St. Joseph’s Convent (girls) – 13 (237)
  50. Zhonghua Secondary School (co-ed) – 13 (236)
  51. CHIJ St. Theresa’s Convent (girls) – 13 (238)
  52. Riverside Secondary School (co-ed) – 14 (235)
  53. Edgefield Secondary School (co-ed) – 14 (230)
  54. Clementi Town Secondary School (co-ed) – 14 (235)
  55. Xinmin Secondary School (co-ed) – 14 (234)
  56. Tanjong Katong Secondary School (co-ed) – 14 (234)
  57. Dunman Secondary School (co-ed) – 14 (232)
  58. Kranji Secondary School (co-ed) – 14 (234)
  59. St. Patrick’s School (boys) – 14 (233)
  60. Gan Eng Seng School (co-ed) – 15 (227)
  61. Evergreen Secondary School (co-ed) – 15 (229)
  62. Holy Innocents’ High School (co-ed) – 15 (232)
  63. Geylang Methodist School (Secondary) (co-ed) – 15 (231)
  64. St. Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School (girls) – 15 (230)
  65. Bukit Batok Secondary School (co-ed) – 15 (229)
  66. CHIJ Katong Convent (girls) – 15 (229)
  67. St. Hilda’s Secondary School (co-ed) – 15 (228)
  68. Jurong Secondary School (co-ed) – 16 (228)
  69. Hua Yi Secondary School (co-ed) – 16 (227)
  70. Bowen Secondary School (co-ed) – 16 (226)
  71. Hai Sing Catholic School (co-ed) – 16 (225)
  72. Ang Mo Kio Secondary School (co-ed) – 16 (229)
  73. Pei Hwa Secondary School (co-ed) – 16 (226)
  74. Pasir Ris Crest Secondary School (co-ed) – 17 (220)
  75. St. Gabriel’s Secondary School (boys) – 17 (225)
  76. West Spring Secondary School (co-ed) – 17 (225)
  77. Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School (co-ed) – 17 (224)
  78. Queensway Secondary School (co-ed) – 17 (222)
  79. Mayflower Secondary School (co-ed) – 17 (224)
  80. Deyi Secondary School (co-ed) – 17 (222)
  81. Greendale Secondary School (co-ed) – 18 (213)
  82. Jurong West Secondary School (co-ed) – 18 (214)
  83. Pasir Ris Secondary School (co-ed) – 18 (220)
  84. Compassvale Secondary School (co-ed) – 18 (215)
  85. North Vista Secondary School (co-ed) – 18 (218)
  86. Beatty Secondary School (co-ed) – 18 (217)
  87. Unity Secondary School (co-ed) – 18 (219)
  88. Bedok View Secondary School (co-ed) – 18 (218)
  89. Yuan Ching Secondary School (co-ed) – 19 (218)
  90. Kent Ridge Secondary School (co-ed) – 19 (217)
  91. Chua Chu Kang Secondary School (co-ed) – 19 (216)
  92. Orchid Park Secondary School (co-ed) – 19 (214)
  93. Peirce Secondary School (co-ed) – 19 (214)
  94. Christ Church Secondary School (co-ed) – 19 (207)
  95. Tampines Secondary School (co-ed) – 19 (210)
  96. Seng Kang Secondary School (co-ed) – 19 (209)
  97. Bedok South Secondary School (co-ed) – 19 (213)
  98. Bukit View Secondary School (co-ed) – 19 (213)
  99. Woodlands Ring Secondary School (co-ed) – 19 (212)
  100. Hillgrove Secondary School (co-ed) – 19 (211)
  101. Meridian Secondary School (co-ed) – 19 (212)
  102. Yishun Secondary School (co-ed) – 20 (207)
  103. Naval Base Secondary School (co-ed) – 20 (205)
  104. Zhenghua Secondary School (co-ed) – 20 (210)
  105. New Town Secondary School (co-ed) – 20 (204)
  106. Woodgrove Secondary School (co-ed) – 20 (204)
  107. Bedok Green Secondary School (co-ed) – 20 (201)
  108. Montfort Secondary School (boys) – 20 (207)
  109. Hougang Secondary School (co-ed) – 20 (205)
  110. Punggol Secondary School (co-ed) – 20 (205)
  111. Admiralty Secondary School (co-ed) – 20 (203)
  112. Jurongville Secondary School (co-ed) – 20 (202)
  113. Juying Secondary School (co-ed) – 21 (198)
  114. Regent Secondary School (co-ed) – 21 (200)
  115. Manjusri Secondary School (co-ed) – 21 (197)
  116. Serangoon Secondary School (co-ed) – 21 (194)
  117. Guangyang Secondary School (co-ed) – 21 (192)
  118. Yio Chu Kang Secondary School (co-ed) – 21 (189)
  119. Outram Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (188)
  120. Teck Whye Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (189)
  121. Broadrick Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (188)
  122. Whitley Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (188)
  123. Bendemeer Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (188)
  124. Boon Lay Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (188)
  125. Fajar Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (188)
  126. Fuchun Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (188)
  127. Northland Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (188)
  128. Peicai Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (188)
  129. Serangoon Garden Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (188)
  130. Yuying Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (188)
  131. Bukit Merah Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (188)
  132. Dunearn Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (188)
  133. Marsiling Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (188)
  134. Sembawang Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (188)
  135. Woodlands Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (188)
  136. Assumption English School (co-ed) – 22 (188)
  137. Springfield Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (188)
  138. Westwood Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (194)
  139. Canberra Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (191)
  140. East Spring Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (188)
  141. Northbrooks Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (188)
  142. Ping Yi Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (188)
  143. Bartley Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (188)
  144. Changkat Changi Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (188)
  145. Loyang Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (188)
  146. Greenridge Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (193)
  147. Yuhua Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (188)
  148. Damai Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (188)
  149. Queenstown Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (191)
  150. Tanglin Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (188)
  151. Junyuan Secondary School (co-ed) – 22 (191)

SAP SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Admission into SAP schools also takes into account the child’s Higher Chinese (HCL) grade. In the list of SAP schools below, the range of indicative scores are included.

HCL Grade: (D) = Distinction, (M) = Merit, (P) = Pass. The HCL grades of the first and last student admitted into SAP schools are reflected in parenthesis. If the first or last student did not take or pass HCL, no HCL grades will be shown. For example, Nan Hua High School’s last admitted student got a total Achievement Level score of 11 and also scored a distinction for HCL. To further understand how this works, refer to the section “Use of Higher Chinese Language (HCL) for admission to SAP schools” on this MOE webpage.

  • Anglican High School: 5(D) – 12(P)
  • Catholic High School IP: 5(M) – 8(M)
  • Catholic High School O-levels: 6(M) – 9(M)
  • Catholic High School O-levels Affiliated: 6(M) – 12
  • CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School IP: 4(D) – 7(M)
  • CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School O-levels: 5(D) – 8(M)
  • CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School O-levels Affiliated: 5(D) – 14
  • Chung Cheng High School (Main): 6(M) – 11(M)
  • Dunman High School IP: 4(D) – 8(D)
  • Hwa Chong Institution IP: 4(D) – 7(M)
  • Maris Stella High School: 7(M) – 12
  • Maris Stella High School Affiliated: 8 – 16
  • Nan Chiau High School: 4(M) – 11(M)
  • Nan Hua High School: 6(M) – 11(D)
  • Nanyang Girls’ High School IP: 4(D) – 7(M)
  • Nanyang Girls’ High School IP Affiliated: 4(D) – 8(M)
  • River Valley High School IP: 4(M) – 9(D)

AFFILIATIONS

List of secondary schools with affiliations and their cut-off points for affiliated students:

  • Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) – 22
  • Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) – 13
  • Catholic High School – 12
  • CHIJ Katong Convent – 20
  • CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh) – 20
  • CHIJ St. Joseph’s Convent – 20
  • CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School – 14
  • CHIJ St. Theresa’s Convent – 20
  • Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary) – 20
  • Geylang Methodist School (Secondary) – 21
  • Holy Innocents’ High School – 22
  • Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School – 20
  • Manjusri Secondary School – 22
  • Maris Stella High School – 16
  • Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary) – 17
  • Montfort Secondary School – 21
  • Nanyang Girls’ High School – 8
  • Ngee Ann Secondary School – 16
  • Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary) – 20
  • Singapore Chinese Girls’ School – 17
  • St. Andrew’s Secondary School – 22
  • St. Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School – 22
  • St. Gabriel’s Secondary School – 22
  • St. Hilda’s Secondary School – 22
  • St. Joseph’s Institution – 12
  • St. Margaret’s Secondary School – 20
  • St. Patrick’s School – 20

Reference: MOE School Finder

 

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