PSLE Exam Syllabus

The Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) is a major examination in Singapore. It is administered to students of Primary 6. It marks the completion of their elementary schooling and the beginning of Secondary school. The PSLE tests students' ability in four main subjects: English Language, Mother Tongue Language (MTL), Science and Math.
The MOE PSLE syllabus is designed to assess students' comprehension of fundamental concepts and their ability to use their knowledge in real-world scenarios. Each subject is assigned its own syllabus that defines the different subjects that are covered, and also the levels of the students' ability. The moe PSLE syllabus acts as an instructional document for teachers and students. It assures the curriculum for Primary school is in line with the National curriculum. It also assists in preparing pupils for the Secondary level and beyond.

PSLE English Syllabus


The PSLE english syllabus was developed to assess students' communication skills in English. It covers a variety of abilities, like Writing as well as Listening, Reading and Speaking.


In PSLE english syllabus, students should be able to comprehend diverse texts, including poetry as well as fiction, non-fiction and plays. They should be able to recognize the significance of the literal and the inferential texts and comprehend the key concepts and content that go with them.


Students should be capable of writing in a variety of styles, including reports, emails and letters. They should be able to write clearly and concisely using correct Grammar and Punctuation.


Students must be able to understand the different spoken texts including news reports, speeches and various other types of conversations. They should be able to comprehend the primary ideas along with the supporting details and follow the conversation.


Students must be capable of speaking English fluently. They must be able to effectively and clearly communicate with appropriate Vocabulary and Grammar.

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PSLE Maths Syllabus


The PSLE math syllabus covers a vast array of topics such as Algebra, Numbers, Measurement, Geometry and Statistics. Students must be capable of:

Applying Mathematical concepts and abilities
Resolving problems with Mathematical reasoning and thinking
Making Mathematical concepts clear and succinctly
Utilizing the right Mathematical tools and techniques

The PSLE mathematics syllabus was created to make sure that pupils are given a solid foundation in Mathematics and are well-prepared for Secondary school.

Numerics and Algebra


Whole numbers: Writing, Reading and comparing numbers; Operations using Whole numbers

Fractions: Understanding fractions, comparing fractions, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions

Decimals: Understanding decimals, comparing decimals, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals

Percentage: Understanding percentages and calculating percentages, converting between decimals, fractions and percentages

Ratio: Understanding the concept of ratio, locating the missing word in a number, solving problems that involve ratio

Speed rate, time, and speed: Understanding speed, rates and time; resolving problems that involve speed, rate, time and speed Geometry and Measurement Geometry

Perimeter: Calculating perimeter

Angles: Measure angles, identifying the different kinds of angles

2D shapes: Identifying and categorizing 2D shapes by calculating the area and the perimeter of 2D shapes

3D shapes: Identifying and categorizing 3D shapes by calculating the volume and area of 3D shapes Statistics

Data Collection and Organization: Collecting and arranging data

Describing data: Describing data by using measures of central tendencies (mean median, mean,) and dispersion measures (range and quarterlies,)

Representing Data: Presenting data with tables, charts and graphs

Probability: Understanding fundamental concepts of probability (e.g. probabilities, likelihood events, likelihood)

Inferences Based on Statistics: Drawing inferences about the population by using the data of a sample

PSLE Science Syllabus


The PSLE science syllabus covers a broad range of themes - Diversity, Cycles, Energy, Systems & Interactions.

Students must be competent in:

Applying and understanding scientific concepts and theories
Conducting research using scientific methods
Expressing scientific ideas clearly and succinctly
Making use of appropriate scientific tools and techniques

The PSLE science syllabus has been developed to help students get an excellent foundation of Science knowledge and be well-prepared to meet the requirements of Secondary school.

Living things



Understanding the function and structure of cells

Living Things

Sorting living things into distinct categories

Life Processes

Understanding the processes of life of living creatures (e.g. reproduction, respiration, nutrition)

Human Body Systems

Understanding the main human body systems (e.g. digestion system respiratory system, circulatory system, etc.)



Materials' Properties

Understanding the physical properties of various materials (e.g. conductivity, density, hardness)

States of Matter

The three different types of material (solid gas, liquid)

Changes in State

Understanding the changing state (melting, boiling, freezing, and condensation)

Combinations and Solutions

Understanding mix-ups and the solutions

Separation of mixtures

Separating the mixtures using a variety of methods (e.g. filtering or Evaporation)

Energy and force



Understanding the different kinds of force (e.g. magnets, friction, gravity)

Understanding Motion

Understanding the concept of motion (speed, acceleration, velocity)


Understanding different kinds of energy (potential energy, thermal energy, kinetic energy)

Power and work

Understanding power and work

The surroundings



Understanding the role of ecosystems in the interplay between living creatures and their surroundings


Understanding and understanding the importance of biodiversity


Understanding the importance of conservation and dangers to the environment

Sustainable Development

understanding the notion of sustainability

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  • What are the themes covered in Primary 6 Science in Singapore?

    PSLE science education in Singapore covers these 5 main themes - Diversity, Cycles, Systems, Energy and Interactions.

  • Are there standardized assessments or exams in Primary 6 Science?

    Singaporean students take part in the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) including its Science paper, to demonstrate their knowledge of Science concepts. This major exam takes place in end September till early October and the result is used to assess the child’s suitability to enter the various streams offered in Singapore Secondary Schools.

  • How can parents support their children′s Science education in Primary 6?

    Parents can assist their children in becoming successful learners by creating an ideal environment for learning, encouraging curiosity and offering help with homework and assignments. Additionally, parents can also enroll their child with a tuition centre or an online-based institution such as Explico, which can provide students with a customised learning experience.

  • What are some common challenges students face in Primary 6 science?

    Some of the greatest challenges involve understanding complex scientific concepts and application of these concepts to exam questions which involve higher-order thinking skills and those which are experiment-based. The most common challenge for any PSLE student is the formulation of solutions in the Open-ended section.

  • What is the significance of Primary 6 Science in the Singaporean education system?

    PSLE science curricula play an essential role in building a firm foundation of scientific knowledge essential for future education, while simultaneously cultivating scientific habits of mind in students.