Secondary Schools Ranking (2023 PSLE Achievement Level Score Cut-Off)

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We have updated our best secondary school ranking list based on the 2023 intake (which is the 2022 PSLE cohort). This is the second time that actual achievement level scores are used in the ranking.

When ranking the schools, we use their PSLE cut-off scores, along with their previous year’s ranking.

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 ranking.

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 2022 intake) article to see how the schools’ positions have changed.

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

Join the anonymous discussion thread in our discussion forum.

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

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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