Top Secondary Schools In Singapore 2020 Based On PSLE COP 2019!

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For many parents—if not all—the Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) is one of the most important examinations and milestones of their child. Enroling a child into a good school for some parents, might be seen as paving the way for future successes. 

In other terms, it is also important to make an informed choice, apart from scores, because the school you will enrol your child to will help to shape and influence his/her holistic development to even personality and behaviour. 

After all, there are only so many years that make up for a child’s crucial teenage years. 

Top secondary schools in Singapore 2020: Guide to Various Programmes 

Here are some of the common terms that you will find familiar as you scroll through the list of Top Secondary Schools in Singapore 2020. 

O-Levels

Most students go through the O-level route (4 years) in Singapore that allows students the choice between a Polytechnic or Junior College (JC) upon graduation.

However, there are certain schools that provide alternative qualifications such as Integrated Programme (IP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) which involves 6 years of education, allowing students to move into “A” Level examinations or other Diplomas directly.

Integrated Programme (IP)

The Integrated Programme is a 6-year programme that caters to more academically inclined students to help them gain a broader learning experience.

It provides an integrated secondary and JC (Junior College) education, where secondary school pupils can proceed to JC without taking the GCE “O” Level Examinations. The IP leads to the “A” Level examinations or other Diplomas.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Like IP, The International Baccalaureate also lasts for 6 years throughout secondary school. The 2-year IB programme is usually completed in the final two years of secondary school education, from students aged 16 to 19 years.

It equips students with critical and independent thinking: to discern between fact and fiction in the evolving learning landscape.

Special Assistance Plan (SAP)

Are you thinking of enrolling your child into a school with the Special Assistance Plan? 

Students who take on the Higher Chinese subject and are of the top 30% of the PSLE cohort will be given bonus points. These points will be added to their T-score. To break it down further: 

Students with a Distinction: +3 points 

Students with a Merit: +2 points

Students with a Pass: +1 point

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Full List of Top secondary schools in Singapore 2020

We rank all secondary schools based on the PSLE cut-off points of their 2019 intake.

Top Secondary Schools in Singapore 2020, based on their PSLE Cut-off points (COP) for 2019:

S/N

Name of School

Programmes Offered

Type

2019 Cut-off

1

Hwa Chong Institution

IP, SAP

Boys

259

2

Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary) 

IP

Girls

259

3

Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary) 

IB

Girls

258

4

Nanyang Girls’ High School 

IP, SAP

Girls

258

5

Raffles Institution 

IP

Boys

258

6

Dunman High School 

IP, SAP

Co-ed

256

7

National Junior College  

IP

Co-ed

256

8

CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School 

IP, SAP

Girls

255

9

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) 

IB 

Boys

254

10

Catholic High School  

IP, SAP

Boys

254

11

Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary) 

O-levels 

Girls

254

12

Cedar Girls’ Secondary School  

IP

Girls

253

13

CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School 

O-levels, SAP

Girls

253

14

River Valley High School

IP, SAP

Co-ed

252

15

Singapore Chinese Girls’ School   

IP

Girls

252

16

Singapore Chinese Girls’ School 

O-levels

Girls

252

17

Victoria School 

IP

Boys

252

18

Catholic High School 

O-levels, SAP 

Boys

251

19

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) 

O-levels 

Boys

250

20

Cedar Girls’ Secondary School  

O-levels

Girls

250

21

Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary)

O-levels

Girls

250

22

St. Joseph’s Institution 

IB 

Boys

250

23

Temasek Junior College 

IP

Co-ed

250

24

Anderson Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

247

25

CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh) 

O-levels

Girls

246

26

Victoria School 

O-levels

Boys

246

27

Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road)

O-levels

Boys

245

28

Bukit Panjang Govt. High School 

O-levels

Co-ed

245

29

Nan Hua High School 

SAP

Co-ed

245

30

St. Joseph’s Institution 

O-levels

Boys

245

31

Nan Chiau High School 

SAP

Co-ed

244

32

Chung Cheng High School (Main)  

SAP

Co-ed

242

33

Crescent Girls’ School (girls) 

O-levels

Girls

242

34

Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary)

O-levels

Co-ed

242

35

St. Andrew’s Secondary School 

O-levels

Boys

242

36

St. Margaret’s Secondary School  

O-levels

Girls

242

37

Swiss Cottage Secondary School 

O-levels

C0-ed

242

38

Chung Cheng High School (Yishun)

O-levels

Co-ed

240

39

Anglican High School 

SAP 

Co-ed

239

40

Commonwealth Secondary School

O-levels

Co-ed

239

41

Yishun Town Secondary School  

O-levels

Co-ed

239

42

CHIJ St. Theresa’s Convent

O-levels

Girls

238

43

Ngee Ann Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

238

44

CHIJ St. Joseph’s Convent 

O-levels

Girls

237

45

Maris Stella High School 

SAP 

Boys

237

46

Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School

O-levels

Co-ed

236

47

Zhonghua Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

236

48

Fuhua Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

235

49

Presbyterian High School 

O-levels

Co-ed

235

50

Tanjong Katong Girls’ School 

O-levels

Girls

235

51

Xinmin Secondary School  

O-levels

Co-ed

235

52

Clementi Town Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

234

53

Riverside Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

234

54

Temasek Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

234

55

Holy Innocents’ High School 

O-levels

Co-ed

233

56

Kranji Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

233

57

Tanjong Katong Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

233

58

Dunman Secondary School  

O-levels

Co-ed

231

59

Edgefield Secondary School  

O-levels

Co-ed

229

60

St. Patrick’s School 

O-levels

Boys

229

61

Ang Mo Kio Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

228

62

Bukit Batok Secondary School  

O-levels

Co-ed

228

63

Geylang Methodist School (Secondary) 

O-levels

Co-ed

228

64

Jurong Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

228

65

CHIJ Katong Convent 

O-levels

Girls

227

66

Evergreen Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

227

67

St. Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School 

O-levels

Girls

227

68

Bowen Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

226

69

Gan Eng Seng School 

O-levels

Co-ed

226

70

Hua Yi Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

226

71

St. Gabriel’s Secondary School 

O-levels

Boys

226

72

St. Hilda’s Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

226

73

Pei Hwa Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

224

74

West Spring Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

224

75

Hai Sing Catholic School

O-levels

Co-ed

223

76

Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

222

77

Mayflower Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

222

78

Deyi Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

220

79

Queensway Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

220

80

Pasir Ris Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

219

81

Unity Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

219

82

Pasir Ris Crest Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

217

83

Woodlands Ring Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

217

84

Bedok View Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

216

85

Chua Chu Kang Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

216

86

Beatty Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

215

87

Yuan Ching Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

215

88

Compassvale Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

214

89

Kent Ridge Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

214

90

North Vista Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

214

91

Orchid Park Secondary School

O-levels

Co-ed

212

92

Bukit View Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

211

93

Peirce Secondary School

O-levels

Co-ed

211

94

Zhenghua Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

211

95

Bedok South Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

210

96

Greendale Secondary School

O-levels

Co-ed

210

97

Hillgrove Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

210

98

Meridian Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

210

99

Woodgrove Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

210

100

Jurong West Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

209

101

Montfort Secondary School  

O-levels

Boys

208

102

Tampines Secondary School  

O-levels

Co-ed

208

103

Christ Church Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

207

104

Yishun Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

207

105

Seng Kang Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

205

106

Admiralty Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

203

107

Naval Base Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

203

108

Hougang Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

202

109

Punggol Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

201

110

Regent Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

201

111

Jurongville Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

197

112

Westwood Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

196

113

Greenridge Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

195

114

Canberra Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

193

115

New Town Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

193

116

Juying Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

192

117

Peicai Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

189

118

Queenstown Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

189

119

Assumption English School 

O-levels

Co-ed

188

120

Bartley Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

188

121

Bedok Green Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

188

122

Bendemeer Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

188

123

Boon Lay Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

188

124

Broadrick Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

188

125

Bukit Merah Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

188

126

Changkat Changi Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

188

127

Damai Secondary School

O-levels

Co-ed

188

128

Dunearn Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

188

129

East Spring Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

188

130

Fajar Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

188

131

Fuchun Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

188

132

Guangyang Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

188

133

Junyuan Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

188

134

Loyang Secondary School

O-levels

Co-ed

188

135

Manjusri Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

188

136

Marsiling Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

188

137

Northbrooks Secondary School

O-levels

Co-ed

188

138

Northland Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

188

139

Outram Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

188

140

Ping Yi Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

188

141

Sembawang Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

188

142

Serangoon Garden Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

188

143

Serangoon Secondary School

O-levels

Co-ed

188

144

Springfield Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

188

145

Tanglin Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

188

146

Teck Whye Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

188

147

Whitley Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

188

148

Woodlands Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

188

149

Yio Chu Kang Secondary School

O-levels

Co-ed

188

150

Yuhua Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

188

151

Yuying Secondary School 

O-levels

Co-ed

188

That said, these scores of top secondary schools in Singapore 2020 are just a guide and not indicative that one school is better than the other.

Perhaps, parents, it is also good to check in with your child on what kind of school environment would be ideal or comfortable for him/her before making that final decision.

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Also read: Top Secondary Schools In Singapore 2019 Based On PSLE COP 2018! 

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