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St. Anthony’s Canossian Primary School. WELCOME TO. P6 Briefing for Parents. 9 Feb 2012. Key Personnel. Sr Cecily Supervisor, Canossian Schools Mrs Eugenie Tan Principal Ms Amanda Teh Vice-Principal Mrs Corinna Foo School Staff Developer (covering VP duties).

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St. Anthony’s Canossian Primary School

WELCOME TO

P6 Briefing for Parents

9 Feb 2012

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Key Personnel

Sr Cecily

Supervisor, Canossian Schools

Mrs Eugenie Tan

Principal

Ms Amanda Teh

Vice-Principal

Mrs Corinna Foo

School Staff Developer (covering VP duties)

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Academic Heads

Mrs Jasmine Tan

Teaching & Learning

Mrs Angela Tan & Ms Petrina Ng

English Language

Mrs Emily Tang

Mathematics

Ms Ros Daleena

Science

Mdm Siti Hidayah & Mdm Huang Shansi

Mother Tongue Languages

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Non-Academic Heads

Mrs Agnes Lim

Canossian Spirituality & Student Development

Ms Susan Tham

Character & Citizenry Education

Ms Chua Lee Beng

Sports, Arts & CCA

Mdm Evi

ICT

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P6 Form Teachers

  • 6 TE Mdm Hannizah
  • 6 CO Mdm Aisha
  • 6 PR Mdm Magdalene Koh
  • 6 JU Mrs Patricia Hoon
  • 6 ST Mrs Angela Tan
  • 6 PI Mrs Catherine Tan

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Mother Tongue Teachers

  • Mdm Huang SS
  • Ms Kok YH
  • Mdm Teo JN
  • Mdm Lotus Ong
  • Mdm Jennifer Lim
  • Mrs Yeow TH
  • Mrs Serene Phua
  • Ms Grace Yeo
  • Ms Siti Nurbaya
  • Mdm Selvarani

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Briefing

  • PSLE 2011 Results
  • PSLE T-Score
  • Posting Matters
  • Affiliation
  • Important Dates to Note

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PSLE RESULTS 2011

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Subject Results 2011 - Quantity

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Subject Results 2011 - Quality

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Mean Aggregate

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Eligibility to Secondary School

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Eligibility to Express Stream

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Aggregate of =>250

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P6 T-Score

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OUTLINE

  • PSLE is a placement exam
  • What is the PSLE Aggregate SCORE?
  • Why is T-Score used?
  • Definition & Calculation of T-Score

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PSLE - a placement exam

  • Need to reflect the relative achievement level of pupils within their peers
  • Places pupils into different courses according to their academic ability
  • Enables posting to secondary schools by merit and as far as possible into a school of their choice

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Are they raw scores?

What is PSLE Aggregate Score?

It is a sum of scores.

What are these scores?

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The PSLE Aggregate Score

  • incorporates performance of pupils in all 4 subjects
  • allows pupils to be ranked fairly

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Why are RAW SCORES not used ?

  • Different subjects have different levels of difficulty
  • So are the spread of marks from the average mark, i.e. the standard deviation (spread = standard deviation)

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MEASURE OF

S P R E A D

Narrow

Wide

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H U R R A Y !

I scored 85% in both English and Mother Tongue !

Lily

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Her performance in MT is very close to that of other pupils

85%

  • She did much better in EL as compared to other pupils

Lily scores 85% in both EL and MT

EL

MT

0

100

EL ave

= 60

MT ave

= 80

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Transformed Score or T-Score

A need for standardisation of the raw scores

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What is T-Score?

  • It gives the relative position of a pupil’s performance as compared to the performance of all the other pupils in that subject
  • The raw mark obtained in the exam only shows how good the pupil is in that subject, not how good she is as compared to others

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How is T-Score calculated for each subject?

(X

-

Y)

T

50

10

Z

where X: pupil’s mark for the subjectY: average mark (mean) scored by all pupils Z: spread of marks around the average mark (standard deviation)

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(50 - 68.0)

14.0

Example:

  • Pupil’s mark (X) in exam = 50.0
  • Average mark (Y) scored by all pupils = 68.0
  • Spread of marks (Z) around the average mark (Y) = 14.0

T = 50 + 10

= 37.14

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How is the Aggregate

Score calculated?

By adding the T-Scores of

the 4 subjects

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Example:

Subject

Total

Mark

T-Score

EL1

200

105

34

CL2

200

152

51

Maths

100

67

53

Science

100

58

47

Aggregate:

185

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Finally,

all pupils are ranked according to their Aggregate Scores

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Posting to Secondary School

  • All pupils are ranked by merit according to their PSLE Aggregate Scores
  • Thus, a pupil will be considered for admission for her choice of school before another pupil who has not performed as well in the PSLE
  • This is subject to availability of places in the school of choice

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Posting by Postal District

  • If the pupil fails to get into any school of her choice as she has failed to meet the cut-off score of her choices, she will be posted to a school nearest to your home
  • She must still meet that school’s lowest cut-off score
  • Therefore, if you have shifted / are planning to shift within the year, please inform the school of your new address BEFORE November

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Affiliation

  • Affiliation ONLY applies when the 1st choice secondary school selected is St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary
  • If SACSS is NOT placed as the 1st choice, the pupil then does NOT enjoy the privilege of the affiliation

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PSLE Results Day & Options

  • Mid to end of November
  • Collection of results from school at noon
  • Options for secondary school to be made online after release of results

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Types of Secondary Schools

  • Mainstream Schools
  • Independent Schools
  • SAP Schools
  • Autonomous Schools
  • Niche Programme Schools
  • Specialised Schools

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Programmes Offered at Various Secondary School Level

  • Music Elective
  • Art Elective
  • Integrated Programme leading to either the ‘A’ Levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Foreign Language
  • Higher Mother Tongue

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Considerations When Making Decision

  • Do take into account the following :
    • Previous year’s posting aggregate ranges of schools
    • Your child’s academic performance
    • Distance
    • Programmes and schemes offered by the school
    • Special needs of your child

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Direct Schools’ Admissions

  • Allows secondary schools greater flexibility in admissions of pupils to allow for a more diverse range of pupil achievements and talents to be recognised
  • There are about 80 secondary schools which participate in the exercise
  • Both academic and non-academic areas

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Stages in DSA

  • Selection Stage

end June to late August/early September

  • Exercise School Preference Stage

mid/late October

  • Results Release Stage

on PSLE Results Day

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Process of DSA

  • Obtain information on DSA-Sec schools, such as niche areas, selection criteria, dates of trials / tests / interviews, etc, through the following:
    • Checking the schools’ websites,
    • Calling the schools, and / or
    • Visiting the schools

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Process of DSA

  • Student identifies the school(s) she would like to apply to
  • Student checks with the secondary schools she is interested in, on how to apply
  • Submit application

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Process of DSA

  • Short-listed student goes for selection tests / camps or interviews at the DSA-Sec school(s)
  • Student receives outcome of application from the school(s) she has applied to (i.e. Confirmed, Waiting List or Rejected) by September

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Process of DSA

  • Students with Confirmed Offers or who have been put on the Waiting List of a school will receive a School Preference Form from their respective primary schools
  • The form indicates the list of schools that the student has received Confirmed Offer from and/or placed on the Waiting List

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Process of DSA

  • Parents can indicate their child\'s school preference(s) for up to 3 schools in the DSA School Preference Form
  • Parents can submit their child\'s school preference(s) either electronically via DSA-Sec Internet System or physically submit to the child\'s primary school

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Process of DSA

  • Student collects her DSA allocation result from her primary school, together with her PSLE results
  • Student who is unsuccessful in the DSA-Sec Exercise will be notified of the outcome of the application and will participate in the Secondary One Posting Exercise

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Take Note

  • Once you have accepted a Confirmed Offer, you will NOT be allowed to make appeals to other secondary schools

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Most Importantly…

As we have an affiliated secondary sister school, the affiliation option is a privilege in which you should exercise

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Supporting Your Child

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Important Dates to Note

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School Preliminary Examinations

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Tentative PSLE Dates

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Post PSLE

  • School resumes for all P6 pupils on 4 October after PSLE
  • ALL P6 pupils are expected to attend school daily, unless medically unfit
  • Post PSLE activities are part of the school’s holistic development programmes for the pupils
  • Preparation for Thanksgiving Concert

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Affiliation Matters

SACSS

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hank

ou

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