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How to Improve PSLE Result in 2012

Updated on March 23, 2012

Improve PSLE Result

I have met many parents who are concerned about their children's performance in PSLE Exams. Some are already looking for help soon after their Primary 5 results are out. School holiday PSLE programmes are being advertised in the Singapore newspapers.

When the PSLE Prelim Exams are announced towards the end August or just after Teachers' Day. Some parents do get into the panic mode. If your child is already performing A or A* standard. Let them keep consistent work. No point piling them with top school exam papers... etc. I think they will do fine when they sit for PSLE. Those who are having C or B may want to take agressive action to help them improve their scores.

If you want to help them to do well in problem sums or learn some speedy ways to solve a mathematical problem, you can attend PSLE Maths Workshop which are conducted over weekends by respective providers like SpeedMaths.

Parents who cannot help their children will turn to tuition.... Try KipMcgrath or get tuition from a MOE certified teachers who are experienced with Upper Primary students. MindChamps and MindEdge actually have good programs, but it may be too late if you only have 2 more months to go before PSLE. At MindChamps and MindEdge, they have developed a system to help your child to open his or her mindset and maintain focus to do well. If you child is in P5, you may want to consider getting them ready for this program now. If you need to talk to someone, please leave a comment or email me.

If your child is not able to pass one or two subjects, get some help now. Just make sure that they do not get an "U" for it... I think it is a score below 25 marks (please check with the school). If he can make it to above 50, there is still hope.

I cannot say much about Mother Tongue, it is hate/love relationship. Just make sure that your child does not get an "U" even though he hates it. In fact, in the case of Chinese, many children who attended speech and drama courses, or fun way of learning Chinese, has a tremendous love for the language. I met a couple with a Caucasian husband and Chinese wife, they speak to their daughter Mandarin from day 1.... the husband tries hard too and he is a non-Chinese. Very interesting. Good strategy.

Parents who have younger children, and are reading this.... do not wait till your children are in P6 to start taking action to help them in their studies. Seek to understand their strengths, and use their strengths to bring about academic achievements.

In the mean time.........Help your child by achieving little successes. Help him see studying as fun and enjoyable. Do not resort to scolding or nagging or even comparing with his siblings or friends who have done better.... it does not help. Learn good positive words that can raise your child's self-esteem. Put yourself in your child's shoes... be a supportive parent. You can be the one who can make the huge difference in his or her life.


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    phantom0i89 4 years ago

    help me do well for psle!!!

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    wannabeblessed 6 years ago

    Hi! My gal is going P4 next year. Probably can get advice from experienced parents here. Any special technicques or things to note for math and science subjects?

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    Student taking psle 2011 6 years ago

    I'm also taking PSLE this year my results were 26 for sa1 and I had a mock exam I got 45 just hope I can pass my psle math I'm also getting above 45 below 50 juz hope can make it and make my parents proud of what I have achieved it's just a 1 month thing in your entire life take it seriously it's just 1over like 1000000 of your life my advice is take it seriously pour out knowledge to the paper that's my advice thank you

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    aesha 6 years ago


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    soman 6 years ago

    I am looking for Good English teacher preferably Dyslexic trained to teach primary 5.

    Pl email me at

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    zhenkai 6 years ago

    how to get good result inow primary 6 and i stll fail my exam for CA1 email me at

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    Roshni 6 years ago

    Hi everyone,

    We have started a PSLE support group for parents to help each other out and swap prelim papers. Do join in as well:

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    atikah 7 years ago

    i'm sitting for psle this year,for me sat & sun also need to study for 4hrs.i hope that i could pass my psle

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    zhen yi 7 years ago

    psle is important but we cannot study every we must rest in sun n sat.i m also sitting 4 psle this year 2011

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    hazira 7 years ago

    i think plse is very iportant coz i am siting for plse this year 2011

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    Nur Irwana 7 years ago

    Hahaha!I know that some people use Singlish to speak in oral.

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    gary 7 years ago

    i'm going to take my psle this year. As a foriegner and a teenage 2 years older than others, me , my self wanna do better and get a good result.

    how can i improve on my mathematics and science? thats 2 of my weekiest and the 2 that pulls me down. i need help.

    please email me asap at

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    Linda 7 years ago

    Hi I really need help.. My kid is primary 5 now, and i think her maths is of primary 3 standard.. she is really struggling and i am so worried for her.. she failed her maths for the previous exam..

    any recommedation for which program i could try to send her to?! Im a single mum, so kinda on budget.. i really need advice on this..

    looking forward to your reply..

    pls email me at

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    shannen 8 years ago

    i am going to take my PSLE examination!but i am only nine!can u help me!o can contact me in

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    nervous shannen 8 years ago

    i am very weak in english please help me for my PSLE examination!u can contact me in

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    adriana 8 years ago

    anymore BETTER WAYS!!!???

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    fdsfdsfdf 8 years ago

    how improve chinese oral btw ??

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    Kaylen 9 years ago

    The YouTube video's boy English isn't very good. He is afraid , I think.


    Watch 1:15, He's speaking broken English,

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    jamesang 9 years ago

    Good advice!