How to Help Your Child Get Started with PSLE Preparations

February 6, 2023

The Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) is a crucial milestone for all primary school pupils in Singapore. It assesses a student’s proficiency in subjects like Maths, Science, English, and Chinese, and the results then determine the secondary schools your child can attend.

As parents, we have a vital role in helping our children prepare for this academic challenge. Early preparation can assist students in Singapore to tackle their PSLE with confidence and achieve their academic goals. And with the March school holidays soon approaching, it’s an ideal time for students to start their preparations.

Here are five ways parents can help their child get started with PSLE preparations:

1. Develop a Detailed Study Plan with your Child

Work with your child to develop a study plan to keep them organised and focused. A good study plan should consist of a timetable that outlines their study schedule and breaks. Include a list of topics that they need to cover for each subject, including English, Math, Science, and Chinese. Encourage your child to practise solving PSLE past year papers to increase their confidence and proficiency in each subject. Creating a study plan together will also empower your child to take responsibility for their own learning, while motivating them to actively pursue their academic goals.

2. Establish Clear Goals for Your Child to Work Towards

Setting clear and achievable goals can help your child stay motivated and focused on their PSLE preparations. Encourage your child to set specific, measurable, and time-bound goals. For instance, they could first aim to improve their grades in the subjects they are weaker in, be that Maths, Science, English, Chinese, or otherwise. Alternatively, they can aim to complete a specific number of practice papers before the PSLE. Whatever their preferred way of PSLE preparation, make sure to celebrate their milestones and achievements along the way to keep them engaged and motivated.

3. Help Your Child Look Beyond PSLE

Although PSLE is a significant examination, it’s essential to help your child understand that it’s not the sole measure of their success. Encourage your child to continue exploring their interests and aspirations outside of their preparations, and help them to connect their long-term goals to their academic journey. Discuss with your child the significance of good education and the opportunities it can create for them in the future. This can help your child stay focused on their studies while also inspiring them to be effective lifelong learners.

4. Set a Good Example in Being Productive

As a parent, you can set a good example by being productive and focused during the weekends if needed. Consider working on your own projects alongside your child to create a more productive environment at home. Avoid distractions such as television and social media during dedicated periods of productivity, and encourage your child to do the same in their PSLE preparations. The simple act of showing your child the value of hard work and self-control can significantly fuel their discipline to stay focused and work towards their academic goals.

5. Enrol your Child in a PSLE Tuition Programme

Enrolling your child in a PSLE tuition programme can provide them with the professional guidance and support they need to excel in their studies. At MindChamps Enrichment, we understand the importance of PSLE preparations and the impact it can have on your child’s academic journey. That is why we offer PSLE tuition in Singapore designed to provide your child with expert guidance and support.

Our meticulously designed tuition programmes cover essential subjects such as Maths, Science, and English, along with Chinese as a mother tongue. With weekly classes, practice papers, and personalised coaching, you can rest assured that your child will stay on track and achieve their PSLE goals with MindChamps Enrichment.

Help Your Child Get Started Today with MindChamps Enrichment

PSLE preparations can be a challenging and stressful experience for both parents and children, but with early planning and the right support, it can also be a fulfilling and rewarding one. MindChamps Enrichment’s  PSLE – The Champion Mindset Way is a tuition programme tailored to help your child understand, relate and apply concepts across the subjects of Maths, Science, English, and Chinese.

Our proprietary Optimal Flow Method™ paired with research-backed curriculums ensure your child is armed with all the tools they need to confidently take on anything the PSLE sends their way. Find a MindChamps Enrichment Centre near you today, and get in touch with us to find out more.