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Secondary 1 Posting

Procedures

Students who have taken the PSLE are posted into schools via the Secondary One (S1) Posting Exercise. School admissions are based on merit and choice of secondary school made by the individual student. 


Appeals

Appeals that take place after the S1 Posting Exercise must be aligned to these principles, in order to be fair to the other admitted students. While students may appeal directly to the Xinmin Secondary School for admission, they must meet the cut-off point of the school before their appeal will be considered. Please submit this form and other relevant documents stated on the form. All forms and documents must be submitted in person to the General Office by Wednesday, 26 December 2018. As vacancies are limited, only successful candidates will be notified by the school.

Students who would like to gain admission to the school on the basis of other talents and achievements, e.g. those in sports or arts, already have the option of an alternative admissions pathway in the form of the Direct School Admissions (DSA) Exercise which was conducted before the PSLE.

Requirements to offer Higher Mother Tongue Languages (HMTL) at Sec 1

Xinmin Secondary School offers Higher Mother Tongue Language (HMTL) to eligible students. For students who are not given the option to offer Higher Chinese Language (HCL) / Higher Malay Language (HML) by Ministry of Education (MOE), the school will give them the opportunity to study the language if they are found suitable based on the criteria set by the school. School-based Higher Mother Tongue Languages (HMTL) offer letter will be issued to these students when they attend the Secondary 1 Registration exercise.
 
As the school does not offer Tamil, Indian and other foreign languages, students will have to take these lessons outside the school at the respective language centres.

Art Elective Programme (AEP)

The Art Elective Programme (AEP) is designed to enable students with artistic abilities to undertake an enriched Art programme. The AEP curriculum aims to develop students’ conceptual and analytical thinking and creativity. It covers historical and theoretical studies in Art, places emphasis on creative processes and exposes students to a wide range of media and art forms. The AEP is a four-year programme at the secondary level and a two-year programme at the junior college level.

From 2016, National Junior College (NJC) will operate as an AEP centre and extend its four- year secondary level AEP to students with passion and talent for art who are enrolled in schools that do not offer the AEP or Enhanced Art Programme (EAP). Through a weekly, rigorous art programme, students will enjoy the same specialised AEP curriculum in art practice, history and theory. Secondary 1 students in the Express course who are passionate in art can apply to be an external AEP student at NJC by submitting their application through the Visual Art Coordinator in January.

Selected students are expected to complete the four-year course, following which they will offer Higher Art as a subject for examination at the GCE O-Level. Higher Art in the GCE O-Level Examination is equivalent to a Humanities subject. Students who offer Higher Art will be allowed to use the Art grade as a Humanities subject grade for admission to Junior Colleges/Centralised Institute.

AEP students will take additional lessons and enrichment in Art in place of Design & Technology and Food and Consumer Education in Secondary 1 and 2.

Music Elective Programme (MEP)

The Music Elective Programme (MEP) provides opportunities for academically able students with an aptitude for music to pursue a deeper and more comprehensive study in the subject. The MEP curriculum aims to develop students' conceptual and analytical thinking and creativity. Learning experiences include music analysis, aural perception, composition and performance as well as programmes designed in partnerships with the arts and creative industries. The MEP is a four-year programme at the secondary level and a two-year programme at the junior college level.

From 2016, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) (ACS(I)) and Dunman High School (DHS) will operate as MEP Centres and extend their four-year secondary level MEP to students who are not enrolled in schools that offer the MEP or the Enhanced Music Programme (EMP). Through a weekly, rigorous music programme, students will enjoy the same specialised MEP curriculum in different musical genres and traditions, music history and theory. Secondary One students in the Express course who are passionate in music can apply to be an external MEP student at ACS (Independent) or DHS by submitting their application through the Music Coordinator in January.

Selected students in the secondary level are expected to complete the 4-year MEP course and offer Higher Music as a subject for examination at the GCE O-Level. Higher Music in the GCE O- Level Examination is equivalent to a Humanities subject. Students who offer Higher Music will be allowed to use the Music grade as a Humanities subject grade for admission to a Junior College/Centralised Institute.

MEP students will also take Music (MEP) in place of Design and Technology and Food and Consumer Education at the lower secondary level..