Under the new PSLE scoring system, how well your child does in each PSLE subject will be scored using Achievement Levels (ALs) instead of letter grades like A*, A, B, C etc that were used in the old system.
Here’s a table with the mark range for the different ALs your child can score:
There will be 8 ALs in total depending on the raw marks that your child scores for each subject. These scores are not dependant on the performance of the rest of the cohort unlike the previous years, so there’s no bell curve involved.
If 2 students perform equally well, they’ll be placed in the same AL for that subject. There is no limit to the number of students who can get the same grade.
As you can see, AL 1 is the best score and AL 8 is the lowest. So the smaller the number, the better it is!
To calculate the final PSLE score, you’ll need to add the ALs you get for all 4 subjects. This score can ranges from 4 all the way up to 32.