Singapore

Singapore education system includes six years of primary levels (6 to 11-12 years old) and secondary school (12-13 to 16-17 years old).  After six years of Primary education, students have to sit for the national Primary School Leaving Examination. Based on results of the PSLE, students are placed in different secondary education tracks or streams: “Special”, “Express”, “Normal (Academic)”, or “Normal (Technical)”. The main language of instruction in Singapore is English, which was officially designated the first language within the local education system in 1987.

Based on results of the PSLE, students are placed in different secondary education tracks or streams: “Special”, “Express”, “Normal (Academic)”, or “Normal (Technical)”.

Upon completion of the 4- or 5-year secondary school education, students will participate in the annual Singaporean GCE ‘O’ Level examination, the results of which determine which pre-universities or post-secondary institutions they may apply for. The pre-university centers of Singapore are designed for upper-stream students (roughly about 20%-25% of the cohort) who wish to pursue a university degree after two to three years of pre-university education, rather than stopping after polytechnic post-secondary education.

Presented below, syllabus for entrance examination for all math levels demonstrates complexity of the requirements for Singapore universities admission. Entrance math test exam to the Nanyang university shows the math level of the students, who wish to get higher education.

Assessment Test for Singapore Primary Mathematics Grade 5

Assessment Test for Singapore Primary Mathematics Grade 6