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Celebs reveal their PSLE results

This year, a total of 39,286 pupils took the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE).

The results for the examinations were released on Wednesday, and 98.3 per cent of the cohort passed and can move on to secondary school, up from 97.6 per cent last year.

In light of the results, lawyer Josephus Tan took to Facebook and posted a photo of himself holding a piece of paper showing his PSLE score - 183.

In the post, Mr Tan writes: "It's neither the start nor the end of your beautiful lives.

"You might not understand this now but I know in time to come you will. If you can, treat this as just another piece of homework.

"No more, and certainly no less. That's really all there is to this PSLE."

The New Paper on Sunday speaks to a few high achievers and asked about their scores.


JOSEPHUS TAN, 36

Claim to fame: Lawyer

Score: 183

"Even before I got my results, I knew I would not do well. The pressure is tremendous - you feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders at the age of 12. Children that age should be enjoying their childhood, and we should encourage a thirst for knowledge instead."


BEN YEO, 37

Claim to fame: Actor and television host

Score: 188

"My score was not very good. Singapore education is very stressful, it is not just stress from school but also from society. You are only young once and children should not be so stretched like that. It is not the end of the world if you didn't do well."


ROYSTON TAN, 39

Claim to fame: Film-maker

Score: 168

"My results left me traumatised. Even now I think about it sometimes because it reminds me of a very low point in my life. But I also learnt that one exam does not determine who you are as a person."


IRENE ANG, 48

Claim to fame: Actress and CEO of artist management agency Fly Entertainment

Score: 217

"I don't believe PSLE scores determine our future. The learning journey is a lifelong process and some of us might develop and reach our full potential later in life. It is our passion and our outlook on life that guide us. I believe in nurturing young talents and guiding them so each and every one of them can eventually reach their fullest potential. My advice is don't ever give up."

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