FAQ FOR ADMISSION TO ACS (BARKER ROAD)
1. If my son is not from a feeder school (ACS Junior or ACS Primary) can I apply for a place in ACS (Barker Road)?
Yes, you can apply for a place in ACS (Barker Road). If you are not posted to us, you can also appeal for a place in ACS (Barker Road) online through our school website http://acsbr.moe.edu.sg. Appeals close at 12noon on 24 December 2013. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.
2. How do I register my son at ACS (Barker Road) if he is posted here?
If your son is posted to ACS (Barker Road), you can register him from 23 Dec – 27 Dec online at our school website http://acsbr.moe.edu.sg.
THERE IS NO NEED FOR YOU OR YOUR SON TO REPORT TO SCHOOL ON POSTING even though MOE may sms you to do so.
MOE will only be finalizing that when posting results are out. In 2013, we were posted 6 Express and 2Normal(Academic) classes.
4. How will ACS (Barker Road) stretch my son if he is in the top class in ACS (Barker Road)?
ACS (Barker Road) will stretch your son more in terms of competitions and opportunities to be developed in various areas. We have also embarked on a Talent Development Programme that will be across departments and classes so that talents are identified and groomed.
The cut-off point varies from year to year and is dependent on the applicants for each year. The cut-off point for Sec 1 Express in 2012 was 198 (only 1 student).
7. If my son qualifies for Express/Normal (Academic) which should I opt for?
This is really up to you and your son.
(i) If he is at the tail-end qualifying for the Express stream, he may not be admitted to ACS(Barker Road) for the Express stream.
(ii) If he chooses theNormal(Academic) stream, he will very likely qualify for a place in ACS(Barker Road) but he will NOT be allowed to switch over to the Express stream on entry even though another student with a lower PSLE score opts for the Express and makes it in. He will need to work hard to move himself laterally in Sec 2 back to the Express stream if he qualifies then.
*To enable you to make a more informed decision, this is the breakdown of the PSLE scores from both our feeder schools ACS(Primary) and ACS(Junior) this year.
Course posted to
Number of Boys
235 and above
200 – 234
188 – 199
160 – 187
Normal (Academic) / Normal (Technical)
152 – 159
** We have also committed 10 Express places and 1Normal(Academic)
place to DSA.
8. When is the Sec 1 Orientation?
Sec 1 Orientation & CCA Open House will be on 31 Dec from 8:30am – 12:00noon.