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Admission to Secondary 1


A. Sec 1 Option Exercise

The Sec 1 Option Exercise will be conducted for all PSLE candidates immediately after the release of the PSLE results in late-November. Students will be posted into secondary schools in December based on merit, choice and places available in the school.

- Affiliated students from PLMGS (Primary)
If a child is studying in PLMGS (Primary) and wants to continue secondary education in the affiliated secondary school, PLMGS (Secondary), she must indicate PLMGS (Secondary) as the first choice school, in order to enjoy priority for admission to the affiliated secondary school. However, being accorded priority for admission does not guarantee admission. There is a cut-off point of 205 for PL Primary students for admission to the Express course in 2016. Hence, not all students from the affiliated primary school can be admitted to the affiliated secondary school, as admission is subject to availability of places in the secondary school. After the posting results have been released, students who have not been posted into PLMGS (Sec) may submit their appeals directly to the school for consideration by completing the request to Sec 1 School Admission Form.

- Non-affiliated students from other primary schools
The school has a certain number of discretionary places for students from non-affiliated primary schools. Students from non-affiliated primary schools will be posted to PLMGS (Sec) based on choice, merit and the availability of places in the school. After the posting results have been released, students who have not been posted into PLMGS (Sec) may submit their appeals directly to the school for consideration by completing the Sec 1 School Admission Form.

* Please submit the Waiting List only after the release of PSLE posting results
* Please submit relevant supporting documents such as
  • Photocopy of PSLE result slip
  • Printout of the school choices made
  • Any other documents eg. Academic or CCA Achievements 


B. Direct School Admission

For direct admission into a secondary school via the DSA-Sec Exercise, the school will select students based on their talents in both academic and non-academic areas. To assess these qualities, the school will conduct tests, interviews and trials as necessary. For more information, please go to Direct School Admission in the school website. DSA applicants successfully admitted to the school through the DSA-Sec Exercise will not need to make any school choices during the Sec 1 Posting Exercise.

C. Admission for students without PSLE qualification

- Returning Singaporean/Singapore Permanent Residents
Returning Singaporeans/ Singapore Permanent Residents requesting admission to PLMGS (Sec) will need to submit the Sec 1 Admission Form with the necessary documents to the school. Shortlisted students will sit for placement tests in the following subjects, English, Mother Tongue, Mathematics and Science. Please refer to the application form for details on the administration fees charged for placement tests.

- International Students
From 2009 onwards, MOE will be conducting a centralised testing and placement exercise for all International Students. International Students are advised to register directly with the Ministry of Education (MOE) for the centralised tests. Please refer to the MOE website for more details. International Students who have special talents and abilities may register directly with the school so long as they are International Students with DP/IEO or SC/SPR parents.


D. Admission to Secondary 2 & 3

Students who wish to be admitted to Sec 2 or 3 must submit their application forms with the necessary supporting documents by September. Shortlisted applicants will need to sit or admission tests in the following subjects, English, Mother Tongue, Mathematics and Science. Admission tests are conducted in early November. Successful applicants are chosen based on merit and the availability of places in the various levels/streams/subject combinations. Please refer to the application form for details on the administration fees charged for placement tests.