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Level/Stream Promotion criteria If promotion criteria is not met
Sec 1 Express/ Sec 2 Express Pass English and average score of all subjects Laterally transferred to Sec 2/Sec 3 Normal (Academic)
Sec 3 Express
  • Pass English and 2 other subjects

OR

  • Pass 5 other subjects if did not pass English
Retained at Sec 3 Express or laterally transferred to Sec 4 Normal (Academic)

 

Level/Stream Promotion criteria If promotion criteria is not met Lateral transfer to Express
Sec 1 Normal (Academic)
  • Pass EL and 2 other subjects

OR

  • Pass 4 other subjects if did not pass English
  • Retained at Sec 1 Normal (Academic)

OR

  • Laterally transferred to Sec 2 Normal (Technical)
70% or more for all of the following:

  • Average score of all subjects
  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
Sec 2 Normal (Academic)
  • Pass EL and 2 other subjects

OR

  • Pass 4 other subjects if did not pass English
Retained at Sec 2 Normal (Academic) 70% or more for all of the following:

  • Average score of all subjects
  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
Sec 3 Normal (Academic)
  • Pass EL and 2 other subjects

OR

  • Pass 4 other subjects if did not pass English
Retained at Sec 3 Normal (Academic) Not applicable

 

Level/Stream Promotion criteria If promotion criteria is not met Lateral transfer to Normal (Academic)
Sec 1 Normal (Technical)
  • Pass 2 subjects, of which 1 subject must be English

OR

  • Maths
  • Retained at Sec 1 Normal (Technical)

OR

  • Advanced to Sec 2 Normal (Technical)
To Sec 2 Normal (Academic):

70% or more for all of the following:

  • Average score of all subjects
  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
Sec 2/3 Normal (Technical)
  • Pass 2 subjects, of which 1 subject must be English

OR

  • Maths
  • Retained at Sec 2/3 Normal (Technical)

OR

  • Advanced to Sec 3/4 Normal (Technical)
To Sec 2/3 Normal (Academic):

70% or more for all of the following:

  • Average score of all subjects
  • English
  • Maths
  • Science