Do you know of any primary school student who is retained?

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Do you know of any primary school student who is retained?

Postby try » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:39 pm

Just curious to find out becoz during my generation, we have students going to extended in primary school when they failed to pass their level during primary school.

Now, I don't hear of it anymore. Is it because no matter how bad a child's grades are, they will be promoted to secondary school, just that they will go to normal technical or normal academic which comprises of 40% of the total student population?

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Re: Do you know of any primary school student who is retaine

Postby tankee » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:48 pm

For 2010 Primary 6 Cohort

A total of 45,049 Primary 6 pupils sat for the PSLE this year. Among these pupils, 43,826 pupils (or 97.3%) are assessed as suitable to proceed to secondary school. In terms of course eligibility, 63.5% are eligible for the Express course, 22.1% for the Normal (Academic) and 11.7% for the Normal (Technical) course.

There are 1,223 pupils (or 2.7%) who are assessed to be not yet ready for secondary school or more suited for vocational training. Of these, pupils who have attempted PSLE once and are not overaged can choose to apply to Assumption Pathway School (APS) or NorthLight School (NLS) based on recommendations of their primary school principals, or spend another year in Primary 6 to consolidate their learning. The remaining pupils are those who have been unsuccessful after repeated attempts at the PSLE or are overaged. These pupils will be offered a place in APS or NLS.

Extracted from MOE Press Release

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