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GRADING SCHEMES OF CORE EXAMINATION SUBJECTS


Primary 1 and Primary 2

Subject-specific learning outcomes and qualitative descriptors are used to report students’ learning progress in all subjects in the Holistic Development Profile.

Quality Descriptors

Exceeding Expectations (EE)

Meeting Expectations (ME)

Approaching Expectations (AE)


Primary 3 and Primary 4 Core Subjects

Achievement Bands

Mark Range

1

85 - 100

2

70 - 84

3

50 - 69

4

Below 50

From 2021, PSLE will be scored with Achievement Levels (ALs) of 1 to 8 in the standard subjects and A to C in the foundation subjects.

Primary 5 (2020) and Primary 6 (2021 onwards) Standard Subjects

Achievement Level

Mark Range

1

≥ 90

2

85 – 89

3

80 – 84

4

75 – 79

5

65 – 74

6

45 – 64

7

20 – 44

8

< 20


Primary 5 (2020) and Primary 6 (2021 onwards) Foundation Subjects

Achievement Level

Mark Range

A

75 – 100

B

30 – 74

C

< 30



Primary 6 (Year 2020) Standard Subjects

Grade

Mark Range

A*

91 - 100

A

75 - 90

B

60 - 74

C

50 - 59

D

35 - 49

E

20 - 34

U

(Ungraded)

Below 20


Primary 6 (Year 2020) Foundation Subjects

Grade

Mark Range

1

85 and above

2

70 - 84

3

50 - 69

4

30 - 49

U

(Ungraded)

Below 30