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PSLE COPs for 2009 and 2010 Secondary 1 Intake

This is a follow-up of the PSLE COPs thread that I started in the forum.  I have compiled the official COPs from the MOE for both 2009 and 2010 Secondary 1 intake.

Please note that all figures are for the Express Steam only and for Non-Affiliation Intake.   All COPs include  HMT bonus points.  Those schools with an * behind the COPs means that they only took in their own afflilated pupils from the Primary School for the Seconday 1 intake.

Not sure if the figure for ACS Independent is the IB COP or the O level route.  I simply copied from the MOE’s website.   I am not very familiar with ACS Independent’s system, so regret to say that I won’t be able to answer anything relating to the COP for ACS Independent.  I am just doing my bit to compile a list to make it easier for parents to compare the COP for 2009 and 2010.  I seek your understanding in this matter.



   2009-S1       2010-S1
Admiralty 206 204
Ahmad Ibrahim 223 221
Anderson 248 245
And Mo Kio 227 227
Anglican High 244 240
ACS Barker Road (*affiliation only)          198*             201*
ACSI (*IB only)         253* 250
Assumption  188 188
Balestier Hill 188 188
Bartley 188 193
Beatty  217 217
Bedok Green 212 209
Bedok North 188 188
Bedok South 209 210
Bedok Town 189 188
Bedok View 218 218
Bendemeer 194 192
Bishan Park 188 188
Boon Lay 189 188
Bowen 221 221
Broadwick 188 188
Bukit Batok 227 221
Bukit Merah 188 188
Bukit Panjang Govt 244 241
Bukit View 210 207
Canberra 199 199
Catholic High 249 248
Cedar 244 246
Chai Chee 188        NA only
Changkat Changi 192 188
Chestnut Drive 188 188
CHIJ Katong 228 228
CHIJ Toa Payoh 246 238
CHIJ St Joseph’s 224 226
CHIJ St Nicholas 249 247
CHIJ St Theresa’s 232 232
Chong Boon 188 190
Christ Church 196 197
Chua Chu Kang 217 215
Chung Cheng Main 239 236
Chung Cheng Yishun 230 230
Clementi Town 233 230
Clementi Woods 188 188
Commonwealth 238 236
Compassvale 217 216
Coral 214 213
Crescent Girls 242 240
Damai 207 206
Deyi 215 214
Dunearn 204 205
Dunman High 260 258
Dunman Secondary 234 231
East Spring 212 210
East View 188 188
Evergreen 220 221
Fairfield Methodist 246 240
Fajar 188 188
First Toa Payoh 188 188
Fuchun 188 188
Fuhua 232 229
Gan Eng Seng 227 222
Geylang Methodist 226 222
Greendale 192 192
Greenridge 206 207
Greenview 203 203
Guangyang 203 203
Hai Sing Catholic 228 224
Henderson 188 188
Hillgrove 198 195
Holy Innocents’ 222 219
Hong Kah 188 188
Hougang  211 208
Hua Yi 225 221
Hwa Chong 259 257
Junyuan 200 201
Jurong 228 226
Jurong West 198 191
Jurongville 201 199
Juying 188 188
Keng Ridge 189 193
Kranji 232 229
Kuo Chuan Presbyterian 226 227
Loyang 195 192
MacPherson 188 188
Manjusri 201 204
Maris Stella 232 232
Marsiling 188 188
Mayflower 222 222
Methodist Girls’ 253 250
Montfort 208 206
Nan Chiau 232 231
Nan Hua 243 242
Nanyang Girls’ 263 263
NJC 259 257
Naval Base 188 188
New Town 217 207
Ngee Ann 233 232
North View 188 188
North Vista 208 209
Northbrooks 188 188
Northland 188 188
Orchid Park 212 213
Outram 188 188
Pasir Ris 224 222
Pasir Ris Crest 222 220
Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ (*affiliation only)          197*            189* 
Pei Hwa 189 195
Peicai 188 188
Peirce 209 208
Ping Yi 188 188
Pioneer 188 188
Presbyterian High 232 229
Punggol 188 188
Queenstown 212 203
Queensway 215 210
Raffles Girls’ 263 260
Raffles Institution 262 259
Regent 188 188
River Valley 254 251
Riverside 229 229
Sembawang 188 189
Seng Kang 203 201
Serangoon Garden 188 188
Serangoon  188 188
Shuqun 188 188
Si Ling 191        NA only
Siglap 188 188
Singapore Chinese Girls 254 251
Springfield 188 188
St Andrew’s 236 233
St Anthony’s Canossian 227 226
St Gabriel’s 218 218
St Hilda’s 230 227
St Joseph’s Institution 244 241
St Margaret’s 240 238
St Patrick’s 218 225
Swiss Cottage 238 234
Tampines 201 203
Tanglin 188 188
Tanjong Katong Girls’ 235 233
Tanjong Katong 236 234
Teck Whye 192 188
Temasek 232 230
Unity 221 220
Victoria 246 245
West Spring 223 223
Westwood 211 209
Whitley 203 195
Woodgrove 205 206
Woodlands Ring 216 217
Woodlands  188 188
Xinmin 242 240
Yio Chu Kang 188 188
Yishun 207 206
Yishun Town 237 235
Yuan Ching 215 215
Yuhua 197 197
Yusof Ishak 188 188
Yuying 188 188
Zhenghua 210 211
Zhonghua 238 236





2011 COP

Posting by the maid to 3 men and a dog is really helpful.  She is a real expert! 

Any reason for MOE not publishing the COP?


aggregate problem

 i looked into all the schools that are near Jurong West,including places ranged from here to Pioneer or Clementi.but seeing my aggregate score is 208,which is quite low in terms of express,and i cant choose NA.i cant pick ANY of the schools if i’m considering 2011 aggregate COP.i looked into the MOE website but i’m sure i didnt see any information regarding this,or i’m pretty much desperate right now,since the due date to the school selection is just 4 days away.please help!

Recently, while stressing

Recently, while stressing over the high standard of PSLE nowadays, I joked with my husband that if our son falls short of the COP off our ‘target sec sch’ for maybe 1-2 points, maybe we have a good case for appeal if the father is a alumni member of that sec sch Maybe I should get him to join its committee!!

Thank you

Thank you.

Another thread in the forum is updating most of the schools COP. I think with that, I can prepare the 2011 COP list.

Guess you are so busy, since you are "maid to 3 men and a dog…" 

Hi AnotherKiasu Sorry to

Hi AnotherKiasu

Sorry to disappoint you, but I doubt I will be compiling the list for 2011 intake.   You can use my 2009/2010 list and start your own for 2011 for your son.

You will not be able to find the complete list anywhere on the MOE website, you have to go to the individual schools website to get the COPs.  They are usually out in March/April.  Good Luck!





maid to 3 men and a dog … 

2011 COP out?

Thanks for compiling the 2009 and 2010 COP list.

Very helpful

Pl help to compile for 2011 also

My son is in P6 this year

Hi partimemum Congrats, 221

Hi partimemum

Congrats, 221 is quite a good score, but sorry, I am unable to comment on which is a better choice between Holy Innocents and Bowen.  I am sure each school would have their own plus factors, so my advice is pay a visit to both schools to get the real feel of things on the ground to see which school gives your son a more comfortable feel and take the cue from there.  After all, it is your son’s next 4 years in the school that we are talking about so I think he should have a say, perhaps even the final say where this is concerned.


maid to 3 men and a dog … 

PSLE COP 20009 and 2010

Thanks so much for sharing.

My son score is 221.  Am tempted to go for Holy Innocent instead of Bowen.  Any comments on which is the better school in terms of school discipline and culture.

A million thanks in advance.



THanks a lot!

Hi 25hourmaid, Thanks a lot for your advice..from past record, the COP for Pierce, is betw tink will be putting it as 1st choice to try..& appreciate your effort in sharing the   the COP list..

Other parents who have comments on Serangoon Garden Sec, Guang Yang, CHong Boon, Yio Chu Kang..will appreciate your comments+advice..Thanks in advance!!


Hi cool_hi My personal take

Hi cool_hi

My personal take is that 5 points from the COP is a big risk, but if you really like the school, well can always put that as a first choice, no harm giving it a try at least you know that you have tried.

That said, I would advise that you select your 2nd and 3rd choices with great care.

Sorry, unable to give any comments on those schools you mentioned as I am not familiar with them and would rather not give mis-guided ino.



maid to 3 men and a dog … 


Hi SummerRains

Congratulations, 245 is a very good score and Bukit Panjang Govt High is a very good school as far as I know and I am very sure you would have no problem getting in since your score is above their COP.

Why are you worried about the school being strict?  I think the word strict can be very subjective to different people.

Are you located in the West?  Another good suggestion would be Nan Hua.

Sorry, not very familiar with schools in the West, so cannot really give good suggestions.  Would suggest that you go the the main thread and post your questions there.  Chances of getting a response is better since I am sure there would be more parents who are more well versed with schools in the West as compared to me.

Good luck in your choices. 



maid to 3 men and a dog … 



Hi Serangoon Appeal is

Hi Serangoon

Appeal is possible, but can be very stressful but before you proceed to appeal, I would suggest that you think carefully on what basis would your appeal be based on?  Remember, there are also a lot of other people who are thinking of appeal, so your reason of wanting to appeal must be one above the rest.

Principals will not buy reasons like because my child likes your school very much as good reasons.

Before you appeal, you must make sure that your child HAS SOMETHING to offer to the school that you are appealing to, eg good CCA records/awards that so happen to be the niche area of the school, leadership qualities etc.  You have to call up the school that you intend to appeal to find out what they are looking for, their strengths etc before you make and appeal.

Good luck.



maid to 3 men and a dog … 

advice for choice of schools for aggregate of 203

hi,urgently need advice/comments on Serangoon garden Sec, Guang Yang, CHong Boon & Yio CHu Kang Sec..are these schools conducive? & with aggregate of 203, is it advisable to put Pierce Sec COP 208 as 1st choice? Thanks in advance!!

Hello, I may not be a


I may not be a parent, but I do have a question.
I scored 245 for PSLE this year, and I’m really confused on what school to go to. I already submitted my first choice as Bukit Panjang Govt. High. But I’m a little scared that it’s really really strict there. Are there any suggestions on what school to go to?

Thanks 🙂

Serangoon The COP of

Noted with thanks for your prompt reply.


Can we appeal if she can’t get into Crescent Girls School? What was chances of getting the school?





Hi Serangoon The COP of

Hi Serangoon

The COP of every school fluctuates every year depending on the number of students applying to get into the school that year and therefore it is not fixed.  Besides, nobody knows whether the COP will go up or go down, we will only know after the Posting Results are released on 22 December.

That said, with a score of 242, I think your daughter stands  a good chance of getting into Crescent Girls, but make sure that your second choice is a a safe and secure choice, within the reach of her T-score.




maid to 3 men and a dog … 

My daughter got 242

My daughter has score 242 for this PSLE (2010). She interested in Crescent Girls Secondary. Should she able to make to that particular. The school COP is 240 -242. As we worried that the school has no fixed COP. Please advise.

Hi SLHY Sorry, I am not


Sorry, I am not familiar with schools in Woodlands area, so cannot advise.



maid to 3 men and a dog … 

Hi, my son scored 161

Hi, my son scored 161 staying in woodland area. What school should he go for?

Hi joo_ru Agree with

Hi joo_ru

Agree with kidsplay that is it unrealistic to try to appeal for a school with 221 as COP.

Sorry, cannot really help much as I am not familiar with schools in Yishun.  Perhaps you might want to post your question in the main thread, and I am sure there will be other parents who can help you with your choices.


maid to 3 men and a dog … 

Unlikely to get in to 221

Unlikely to get in to 221 COP, better try North View.

choice of good neigbourhood secondary school

i’m at yishun area and in need of good advice on which secondary school to choose from… daughter scored only 202. can i have a chance to appeal for a school with 221 COP?….how should i do it?

BigDaddy24 I would say give


I would say give it a try.  Put VS as first choice, but make sure the second choice is a school that is within his reach.  Quite high chance for VS, but again, no one can guarantee anything.


maid to 3 men and a dog … 

KS-mama My advice is not to


My advice is not to try.  7 points is a bit unrealistic and too risky.  Don’t waste your choices.  Go for somewhere more realistic.  Generally, my take is 2 points off, at most.  Hope that helps.



maid to 3 men and a dog … 

COP 244

Hi All,

My son has 244 for PSLE.Last year COP for Victoria was 245, should I consider Victoria as my first choice of school?

My daughter has 233

My daughter has 233 score.  should i even try for school which is 240 COP?


Hi,You can try applying to


You can try applying to AMK Sec. Although last year aggregate was 227. AMK sec used to be ranked 18th and was the best non-autonomous, government school in singapore. I graduated from AMK Sec with an value added score of L1R5 10. Alot of my peers could get into top 5 jcs as well. My year, the average L1R5 was 13.8, which is considered good for a neighbourhood school. AMKSS was ranked band 4 in this year ranking, which is after Anderson Sec in AMK area.

Hi compvale Thanks.  Agree

Hi compvale

Thanks.  Agree with you on your views.



maid to 3 men and a dog … 

Hi mom2kids Thanks for

Hi mom2kids

Thanks for dropping by this blog.  I think fellow forummer, compvale, has given quite good advice which you could consider too.  I share the same sentiments with him/her.



maid to 3 men and a dog … 

Hi CVPSMASH I think your


I think your chances of getting into Anderson is quite high considering that they always been in the region of 245 to 248.  It’s been like that for years. No quarantee though, but not likely for the COP of Anderson to drop that far from 245, so I think you stand a very good chance in getting.  Good luck.



maid to 3 men and a dog … 

School to Choose




I think there are several schools in the North East area u can consider.

About the best school in North east area is Nan Chiau. It takes in students with COP of around 231 and turns them into top scorers, with the school moving from band 9 just 5 yrs ago to band 1 this yr. The students there are generally quite motivated and the teachers are very committed. Arising from the Band 1 status and impending SAP status, the competition for Nan Chiau may be high, so the COP may go up.

Having said that, since u have 6 choices, no harm allocating 1 slot for Nan Chiau.

The other better schools in NE would be Xin Min and Zhonghua, with COP around 240 and  236. But these are band 2 schools even though they take in students with better t-scores tha Nan Chiau.

Those in the 220plus range would be CHIJ SJC near your house and Compassvale Sec (just below 220). There is also Pei Hua (near Fernvale) which i think is Band 8 school with COP 200 plus. It is a very new school and seems to be making good progress.

U can also consider AMK Sec, Mayflower Sec, Yishun Town Sec.

U may want to allocate top 2 slots to schools u really want your daughter to get in but somewhat out of reach, slot 3 and 4 to those which she has realistic chance of getting in, and slot 5 and 6 to those which she can comfortably qualify. I think this would be a balanced approach.







which school to choose

Hi there, Pls. advise recommended school . My daughter got 228 and we live in Anchorvale/sengkang. She prefers mixed session and CCA with english drama. Me as a mom prefers school whose teacher motivates students instead of ‘being fierce. Thanks so much. 


Chances of getting into

Chances of getting into Anderson with aggregate of 248?

Hi tsp_1 Sorry for the late

Hi tsp_1

Sorry for the late response.  Just saw your message.  You should have posted your question in the PSLE 2010 results thread in the main forum as I was there the whole evening.

Anyway, with 225, your choices are a bit limited, but I would suggest the following schools, though not necessary in the following order, but I heard that Bowen is not bad  :

Bowen 221

Holy Innocents 219

CHIJ St Joseph’s 226

Ang Mo Kio 227

Geylang Methodist 222

Mayflower 222








maid to 3 men and a dog … 

which school is recommended

Hi, My daughter scored 225. staying in Serangoon. Which school do you advise. Thanks for the help.


Hi smum Sorry for the late

Hi smum

Sorry for the late reply.  Just saw this message.  No, you cannot find all the figures from the MOE website.  I painstakingly went to individual school’s MOE website to extract the figures.  Was very, very time consuming.




maid to 3 men and a dog … 

Thanks for sharing. Can you

Thanks for sharing. Can you pls advise the MOE web site which list this COPs? I’m not able to find it. Thanks.

xxjustakidxx Like I have


Like I have been saying,  the first column is for 2009 Sec 1s, while the second column is for 2010 Sec 1s (meaning people like you who are in Sec 1 this year).    Meaning, the second column is what would be reflected in the PSLE booklet for this year’s P6 students taking the PSLE.  Means the COPs are already out on the MOE website, but just that the booklet is not out for the students yet.  I have taken the effort to look through the entire MOE and cut and pasted all the COPs for all the schools.  What is it that is confusing?


maid to 3 men and a dog … 

Shouldn't it be 2009? I'm

Shouldn’t it be 2009? I’m misleaded D:

xxjustakidxx The COPs in


The COPs in the second column for for the Sec 1s in 2010.  What do you mean by the COPs for 2010 S1s are not out yet?

Well, affliation COP is only

Well, affliation COP is only 250, this certainly helps if your daughter is from NYPS.

And another thing, you should go check the school out yourself. Its goergeous.

And its 2008 and 2009 sec

And its 2008 and 2009 sec 1.

We don’t know the 2010 sec 1’s COP yet.

I just want to say that

I just want to say that ACS’s 250 COP is for the O level stream. For IB, its at 257/258 or somewhere up there.

No problem, my

No problem, my pleasure! Glad to be of help!

Thanks for the compilation

Thanks for the compilation

Hi watmekiasu No problem at

Hi watmekiasu

No problem at all.  Wished someone had done that when my boys were in P6,  but now that I am done with all PSLEs in my life, thought it would be useful info for those parents with P6 kids sitting for the PSLE.


Thank you

I have found your list informative and useful. Thank you for your effort.

Hi CoffeeCat Yes, it is a

Hi CoffeeCat

Yes, it is a much better system now that the selection of secondary schools are done are the release of the PSLE results.  Kudos to whoever who made that change.


Hi Stressy Thanks for

Hi Stressy

Thanks for helping with the explanation.

Hi Siak As explained by

Hi Siak

As explained by Stressy, COP means Cut off Point.  When the PSLE results are released in November every year, every child is given a T-score.  This T-score is then used to select a Secondary School for the child.  COP differs from school to school and yes, in other words, the higher the T-score of the child, the better his/her chance of getting into a school of his/her choice.

After the students are

After the students are allowed to choose schools after the results are released, the COPs have remained fairly stable. I still remember the fateful year when COP for RGS is 252!!!.

COP - cut off point every

COP – cut off point

every sec sch has its own cop so if yr child target that school, make sure his psle aggregate score meets their cop requirement


sorry being ignorant, can

sorry being ignorant,

can anyone please explain what COP stands for? And how do we interprete the scores, the higher the better?


Hi pecalis You have asked

Hi pecalis

You have asked the wrong person about Nanyang Girls!  I only have boys, so cannot help you!  *wink*.

Suggest that you check the Nanyang thread in the forum?  If there isn’t one, feel free to start a new thread and I am sure you would be able to find some answers from there!



Hi mummyjoice You are most

Hi mummyjoice

You are most welcome!  No problem at all doing this for the benefit of all.



Hi Ooptimizer

These 3 specialised schools do not participate in the Central Posting System.  They only take in stuents via DSA.  Hope that helps.

thank you

I’ve been checking the individual sch for the COPs. This certain helps 🙂

Nanyang Girls High has the highest COP for the last 2 yrs! I’ve a freind who loves the culture there when she visited the sch. Any further comments about this sch?


Thanks for doing this

Hi 25hourmaid,

Thanks for the effort.  I have followed your posting last year after the PSLE result and I have another DD going thru PSLE this year.  All these info are really helpful for me.

NUS High, SST and SOTA do not use MOE placement exercise?

I noticed that NUS High, School of Science and Technology and School of the Arts are not on the list. Are they the only 3 schools that do not use the MOE placement exercise?

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