The L1R5 score refers to the scoring system used in the Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level examinations. It stands for “Level 1 (best grade) in 5 subjects” and is commonly used for Junior College (JC) and Millennia Institute (MI) admissions in Singapore.
A good L1R5 score is typically one with a lower numerical value. The specific definition of a “good” score may vary depending on the competitive landscape of the particular JC or MI you are aiming for and the demand for places in that institution. In general, a lower L1R5 score increases your chances of being accepted into a more prestigious or preferred institution.
In the past, L1R5 scores of 6 to 10 were considered excellent and could provide access to top-tier JCs and MIs. Scores between 11 and 20 were still considered very good and could secure admission to many reputable institutions.