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Secondary School Ranking – This could be the last Banding Table from MOE

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has recently announced in September 2012 that they will with immediate effect abolished the academic banding of Secondary Schools in Singapore. Read to find out how this will impact your choice of schools.

 
 
Secondary Schools Ranking
Secondary Schools Ranking
PRLog - Oct. 13, 2012 - Together in the same announcement, MOE also announced that with effect from 2014 they will be scrapping some of the awards which they have been giving out to schools which have performed academically well (e.g School Excellence Award).

About Secondary Schools Banding

The Academic Banding was first introduced in 2004 to replace the older method of ranking schools by their academic scores. Instead, Secondary schools are grouped into different bands based on their O-level results. There are 9 bands for Secondary schools with Special / Express course and 5 bands for those on Normal course.

To be in Band 1, a Secondary School would have to achieve an average score of less than 11 points for their best 6 subjects (L1B5) for Special / Express course and not more than 19 points for their best 5 subjects (L1B4)  for Normal course. Schools which offer Integrated Programme (IP) or Specialised courses are not banded.

The following Table shows the Banding for the respective Secondary Schools: (Special / Express) for 2011:

Secondary School  Band

Anderson Secondary School  1

Ang Mo Kio Secondary School  5

Anglican High School  1

Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road)  8

Beatty Secondary School  7

Bedok South Secondary School  8

Bedok View Secondary School  8

Bowen Secondary School  7

Bukit Batok Secondary School  5

Bukit Panjang Government High School  1

Catholic High School  1

Cedar Girls’ Secondary School  1

CHIJ Katong Convent  7

CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh)  2

CHIJ St. Joseph’s Convent  8

CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School  1

CHIJ St. Theresa’s Convent  9

Chua Chu Kang Secondary School  7

Chung Cheng High School (Main)  2

Chung Cheng High School (Yishun)  3

Clementi Town Secondary School  6

Commonwealth Secondary School  3

Compassvale Secondary School  7

Crescent Girls’ School  1

Dunman Secondary School  4

Evergreen Secondary School  9

Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary)  7

Fuhua Secondary School  4

Gan Eng Seng School  4

Hai Sing Catholic School  5

Holy Innocents’ High School  8

Hua Yi Secondary School  7

Jurong Secondary School  5

Jurongville Secondary School  9

Kranji Secondary School  4

Maris Stella High School  3

Mayflower Secondary School  7

Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary)  1

Nan Chiau High School  2

Nan Hua High School  2

New Town Secondary School  7

Ngee Ann Secondary School  6

Pasir Ris Crest Secondary School  7

Pasir Ris Secondary School  6

Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School  5

Peirce Secondary School  8

Presbyterian High School  5

Queenstown Secondary School  9

Queensway Secondary School  8

Riverside Secondary School  6

Singapore Chinese Girls’ School   1

St. Andrew’s Secondary School  7

St. Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School  9

St. Gabriel’s Secondary School  8

St. Hilda’s Secondary School  8

St. Joseph’s Institution  2

St. Margaret’s Secondary School  4

Swiss Cottage Secondary School  3

Tanjong Katong Girls’ School  2

Tanjong Katong Secondary School  2

Temasek Secondary School  3

Unity Secondary School  9

Victoria School  1

West Spring Secondary School  9

Westwood Secondary School  9

Xinmin Secondary School  2

Yishun Town Secondary School  5

Zhonghua Secondary School  2

Band Information

• Band 1: Average L1B5 < 11;
• Band 2: Average L1B5 = 11;
• Band 3: Average L1B5 = 12;
• Band 4: Average L1B5 = 13;
• Band 5: Average L1B5 = 14;
• Band 6: Average L1B5 = 15;
• Band 7: Average L1B5 = 16;
• Band 8: Average L1B5 = 17;
• Band 9: Average L1B5 = 18.


In lieu of the Secondary School ranking which was scrapped before 2004, this is one of the popular banding tables which parents / students have been using to select their preferred Secondary school to enroll into. However, with this banding being abolished, many parents / students have suggested that they could still rely on the other banding table which based on the PSLE cut-off points, for use as reference.

Click here to view the school ranking based on PSLE cut off points: http://schooloftutors.com/blog/secondary-school-ranking/.

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