Secondary Schools Ranking (2022 PSLE Achievement Level Score Cut-Off)

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We have updated our best secondary school ranking list based on the 2022 intake (which is the 2021 PSLE cohort). This is also the first time that actual achievement level scores are used in the ranking. Our last year’s ranking list was based on indicative AL scores.

When ranking the schools, we use their PSLE cut-off scores, along with their last known 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 AL score they accept, then by their previous year’s indicative AL cut-off, and finally by their last known 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.

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.

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.

In the ranking list, if you see (D), (M) or (P), they respectively mean that the last student accepted at the cut-off took HCL and received a distinction, merit or pass.

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.

NYPS is the only school whose students enjoyed posting advantage to an IP school due to affiliation. The cut-off was 8(M). For students not from NYPS, the cut-off was 7(D).

The list of secondary schools with affiliations are listed at the bottom of this article (scroll down).

There are also some secondary schools which are affiliated with good JCs.

Also, check out last year’s ranking in our Secondary School Ranking (based on cut-off for 2021 intake) article to see how the schools’ positions have changed.

The last known PSLE T-Scores (the old system) are shown in brackets.

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RANKING

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

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 accepted scores from the most recent intake 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 parentheses. If the first or last student did not take or pass HCL, no HCL grades will be shown. For example, Nan Chiau High School’s last admitted student got a total Achievement Level score of 12 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: 4(D) – 12(P)
  • Catholic High School IP: 6(M) – 8(M)
  • Catholic High School O-levels: 5(M) – 9(M)
  • Catholic High School O-levels Affiliated: 7 – 12
  • CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School IP: 4(D) – 7(P)
  • CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School O-levels: 4(M) – 9(M)
  • CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School O-levels Affiliated: 6(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: 4(D) – 16
  • Nan Chiau High School: 5(D) – 12(D)
  • Nan Hua High School: 5 – 11
  • Nanyang Girls’ High School IP: 4(D) – 7(D)
  • Nanyang Girls’ High School IP Affiliated: 4(D) – 8(M)
  • River Valley High School IP: 4(D) – 9(M)

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 – 22
  • Nanyang Girls’ High School – 8(M)
  • 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 – 22

List of JCs with affiliations to secondary schools:

Anglo-Chinese JC

  • Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road)
  • Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
  • Fairfield Methodist School
  • Geylang Methodist School
  • Methodist Girls’ School
  • Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’

Catholic JC

  • Assumption English School
  • Catholic High School
  • CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh)
  • CHIJ Katong Convent
  • CHIJ St Joseph’s Convent
  • CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School
  • CHIJ St Theresa’s Convent
  • Hai Sing Catholic School
  • Holy Innocents’ High School
  • Maris Stella High School
  • Montfort Secondary School
  • St. Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School
  • St. Gabriel’s Secondary School
  • St. Joseph’s Institution
  • St. Patrick’s School

Nanyang JC

  • Chung Cheng High School (Main)
  • Chung Cheng High School (Yishun)

St Andrew’s JC

  • Anglican High School
  • Christ Church Secondary School
  • Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School
  • Presbyterian High School
  • St Andrew’s Secondary School
  • St Hilda’s Secondary School
  • St Margaret’s Secondary School

Victoria JC

  • Victoria School

Reference: MOE School Finder

 

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