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Examination Matters

All primary 6 pupils will sit for the PSLE at the end of their primary education. The mark range and descriptor for each grade for English Language, Mother Tongue Language, Mathematics and Science are given below to guide schools in reporting the performance of Primary 6 pupils in their Semestral Examinations.

Standard Subjects
Grade Mark Range Descriptor
A* >90 Has very good understanding of the subject
A 75-90 Has good understanding of the subject
B 60-74 Has good understanding of the subject
C 50-59 Has adequate understanding of the subject
D 35-49 Has fair understanding of the subject
E 20-34 Has elementary understanding of the subject
Ungraded <20 Has not met the requirement for the minimum grade

For Higher Mother Tongue Language, the grades and mark range are as follows:
Distinction (>79), Merit (65-79), Pass (50-64) and Ungraded (<50)

Foundation Subjects 
Grade Mark Range Descriptor
G1 >84 Has very good understanding of the subject
G2 70-84 Has good understanding of the subject
G3 50-69 Has adequate understanding of the subject
G4 30-49 Has elementary understanding of the subject
Ungraded <30 Has not met the requirement for the minimum grade