PSLE 2023: Everything You Need To Know For A Successful Examination
As the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) approaches, it is essential for both students and parents to be well-informed about the exam schedule, important dates and the scoring system. PSLE is a crucial milestone in a student’s academic journey and adequate preparation can significantly impact their results. In this article, we will provide you with a comprehensive overview of PSLE 2023, covering the exam schedule, dates and the scoring system.
1. The Exam Schedule for Primary 6: Focusing on Revision and Practice
In the first half of the year, Primary 6 students will cover most, if not all, of the new topics included in the curriculum. However, as May approaches, schools will shift their focus to revision and practice. During this time, students will engage in working on past exam papers and preparing for their prelim exams. The prelim exams usually commence in August, strategically planned to follow the PSLE Oral exams, which are scheduled for 15 and 16 August this year.
2. PSLE 2023 Dates: Oral, Listening and Written Exams
The written exams for PSLE 2023 will take place from 28 September to 4 October. During this period, Primary 6 students will be expected to sit for exams in at least four subjects: English, Mathematics, Science and Mother Tongue. These exams will be conducted at either the standard or foundation level, depending on the student’s abilities.
Before the written exams, the Oral and Listening Comprehension will be held in August and September respectively. It is crucial for students to prepare adequately for these components of the PSLE, as they contribute to the overall assessment.
|15 August 2023 (Tuesday)||Oral||English and Mother tongue||0800 to 1330 h||-|
|16 August 2023 (Wednesday)||Oral||English and Mother tongue||0800 to 1330 h||-|
|15 September 2023 (Friday)||Listening comprehension||Mother tongue||0900 to 0935 h||35 min|
|15 September 2023 (Friday)||Listening comprehension||English||1115 to 1150 h||35 min|
|28 September 2023 (Thursday)||Written||English language paper 1||0815 to 0925 h||1 h 10 min|
|28 September 2023 (Thursday)||Written||English language paper 2||1030 to 1220 h||1 h 50 min|
|29 September 2023 (Friday)||Written||Mathematics paper 1||0815 to 0915 h||1 h|
|29 September 2023 (Friday)||Written||Mathematics paper 2||1030 to 1200 h||1 h 30 min|
|2 October 2023 (Monday)||Written||Mother tongue (Chinese) paper 1||0815 to 0905 h||50 min|
|2 October 2023 (Monday)||Written||Mother tongue (Chinese) paper 2||1015 to 1155 h||1 h 40 min|
|3 October 2023 (Tuesday)||Written||Science||0815 to 1000 h||1 h 45 min|
|4 October 2023 (Wednesday)||Written||Higher mother tongue (Chinese) paper 1||0815 to 0905 h||50 min|
|4 October 2023 (Wednesday)||Written||Higher mother tongue (Chinese) paper 2||1015 to 1135 h||1 h 20 min|
For detailed information on the PSLE 2023 Timetable, Exam Dates, and Exam format, you can visit the official website of the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB).
3. Scoring System for PSLE 2023: A Shift Towards Individual Achievement
Under the new Achievement Level Scoring system, PSLE 2023 will assess students using eight Achievement Levels (ALs). These ALs range from AL1, the highest score, to AL8, the lowest score.
The allocation of ALs is as follows:
- AL1: More than 90 marks
- AL2: 85 to 89 marks
- AL3: 80 to 84 marks
- AL4: 75 to 79 marks
- AL5: 65 to 74 marks
- AL6: 45 to 64 marks
- AL7: 20 to 44 marks
- AL8: Less than 20 marks
The eight ALs are designed to reflect each student’s understanding and mastery of the core subject matter, rather than ranking their performance against their peers. This new scoring system emphasises individual achievement and allows students to work towards their personal goals or aggregate scores, without the pressure of competing against others.
In conclusion, the PSLE is an important milestone for Primary 6 students in Singapore. Understanding the exam schedule, important dates and the scoring system are crucial for effective preparation. By familiarising your child with the requirements and allocating ample time for revision and practice, they can approach PSLE 2023 with confidence and maximise their chances of achieving their desired results. Remember, success in the PSLE is not just about the final scores, but also about the knowledge and skills gained throughout the journey. Good luck to all the Primary 6 students as they embark on this significant examination!
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