Singapore's Ministry of Education (MOE) announced on Friday that the results of the 2017 Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) will be released on Nov 24.
In a press release, the ministry said that the students may obtain their results slips from their respective primary schools from 11 am onwards.
While collecting the result slips, the eligible students will receive option forms to select their secondary schools. The authorities said that they can submit their options online via the Secondary One Internet System (S1-IS), which will be accessible from 11am on Nov 24 to 3pm on Nov 30 through the MOE S1 Posting website.
"Students, in discussion with their parents, are advised to first consider their secondary school choices, decide on these choices and complete the option form before logging on to the S1-IS," MOE said. It also explained that this will help to facilitate the smooth completion of their online submission.
The option form can also be submitted through the student's primary school during the given timeslots: 11am to 3.00 pm on Nov 24; and 9 am to 3 pm from Nov 27-30.
The posting results will be released on Dec 21 and can be accessed via SMS, the S1-IS system and at the student's primary school, said MOE. It added that the students have to report to the posted secondary schools on Dec 22 at 8.30 am.
The ministry also said that the students, who are eligible for the Normal (Technical) course and interested to study in Crest Secondary or Spectra Secondary schools, should apply directly to them from 11 am on Nov 24 until 12 pm on Nov 28.
However, MOE also said that it is mandatory for the students to indicate their choices for other secondary schools under the S1 Posting Exercise. This will ensure that those students who are not admitted into Crest or Spectra can be posted to another school of their choice in a timely and seamless manner.
Those students, who will be successfully admitted into Crest or Spectra, will be informed by the schools through mail and SMS by Dec 12.
The ministry said that the two schools offer an alternative educational pathway for students eligible for the Normal (Technical) course. They offer a "customised whole-school approach with a skills-based and practice-oriented curriculum" that prepares students for subsequent studies in the Institute for Technical Education (ITE).