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Am I a failure if I don't get 4 A*s?

What is success?

Getting 4A* for PSLE, earning tons of money, living in a mansion, having a happy family or doing what you really want?

Everyone's definition of success is different and we are often pressured into wanting to achieve certain stuff in our lives, just because "that's what everyone else wants."

What do you want?


5 Crucial Factors to Consider When Choosing a Secondary School

It is only but natural for a parent to want nothing but the best education for their child. And now that the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) results are released, the anxiety levels of future secondary schoolers’ parents are sure to shoot up in tremendous heights.

Growing up in a Singaporean-style education, especially, spells stress―usually brought by the pressure of getting your child in a school that would fit your standards. Regardless of social status or financial capability, parents are naturally drawn to the idea of enrolling their son or daughter in the best school they can find.

But what really is the huge fuss about choosing a good secondary school for your child? For the benefit of those who are first-timers in the education system of Singapore, PSLE is a nation-wide examination which is administered by the Ministry of Education (MOE), and is mandatorily taken by all students near the end of their sixth year in primary school before they move on to secondary school. And unlike in primary school, primary level graduates won’t have the luxury to choose which secondary school they can go to because all of this will be determined by the aggregate scores they’ll get from their PSLE results.


Some Thoughts about the 2015 PSLE Results

For many parents, this is such a difficult time.

Last year, we were grappling with unusually low T-scores across the board. This year is the complete opposite. We are looking at really high T-scores across the board. How stressful it must be for parents to try and guess the COP for schools ...unless they have the option of affiliated sec schools.

250 is often the magic no....for an indication of a very good score. As we can all see, it is so very arbitrary becos it means different things in different years.