Admission Prerequisites

Thank you for your consideration. The curriculum at SYAS caters to students with a view to thrive during their time with us, and beyond. Needfully, the school has outlined a framework to ascertain whether applicants have the capacity to benefit from all that SYAS has to offer. These conditions are not only necessary but essential.

Enrolment is never automatic. To qualify for admission, students have to meet academic and conduct requirements based on 1) Placement test results, 2) Vacancy, and 3) Interview.

Prospective students must be of good conduct and have attendance of not less than 90% in the previous school.

A student who HAS studied in a Singapore government or government-aided school and is seeking admission into a certain academic level must have passed the previous level. For example, a student from Secondary 1 Normal (Academic) seeking admission into Secondary 2 Express must have an overall average of 75% for Secondary 1 Normal year-end grades.

Academic Equivalents:
Secondary 2 Normal = Secondary 1 Express
Secondary 3 Normal = Secondary 2 Express
Secondary 4 Normal = Secondary 3 Express
Secondary 5 Normal = Secondary 4 Express

A student who HAS NOT studied in a Singapore government or government-aided school before and is seeking admission must take both English and Mathematics placement tests and pass both subjects before qualification for admission. Students who fail in one or both subject/s and intend to downgrade to a lower level will still need to sit and pass the placement test for that level.

Once eligible, applications are accepted only for Primary 1 – Primary 5 and Preparatory Secondary 1 Foundation – Secondary 3. SYAS does not admit new students into Primary 6 and Secondary 4.

Students are strongly encouraged to join SYAS in the first half of that Academic Year. The school allows eligible students to join the school mid-year only on a case-by-case basis. It is the responsibility of the students to catch up with the lessons in time for the year end promotional examinations.

Placement Test Prerequisites 

Prospective students have to meet the minimum academic requirement/prerequisites in order to be eligible to take the Placement Test (wherever applicable).

*Age = Applied Academic Year - Year of Birth

Level Age Range * Academic Prerequisites
  International Local
completed equivalent to
Singapore standard
Conduct : good or better
Primary 1 7–9 Kindergarten Successful K2
Primary 2 8–10 Primary 1 Passed Primary 1
Primary 3 9–11 Primary 2 Passed Primary 2
Primary 4 10–12 Primary 3 Passed Primary 3
Primary 5 11–13 Primary 4 Passed Primary 4
Primary 6   New students are generally not admitted at this level
PS1F 12–15 Primary 5 PSLE 150–164
Secondary 1 13–16 Primary 6 PSLE 165 points or more
Secondary 2 14–18 Secondary 1 Passed Secondary 1 Express OR
Passed Secondary 1 Normal (75%) OR 
Passed SYAS Placement test
Secondary 3 15–19 Secondary 2 Passed Secondary 2 Express OR
Passed Secondary 2 Normal (75%) OR 
Passed SYAS Placement test
Secondary 4   New students are generally not admitted at this level


Other pertinent points:

  1. Student/Parent/Guardian have read, understood, agreed to and must comply with all the requirements especially the strict discipline of the school.

  2. Any person who smokes, drinks alcoholic beverages, use prohibited drugs or substances of abuse will not be admitted.
  3. Any person who bleaches or colours his/her hair in any way to any extent will not be admitted.
  4. Any person who has tattoos will not be admitted.
  5. Student/Parent/Guardian will treat all information received in the application form as private and confidential and any dissemination, distribution or duplication of such information, unless required by law or other statutory regulations is strictly prohibited and is the sole property of San Yu Adventist School.