What is L1R5 subjects

The L1R5 scoring system is used in Singapore for the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level (O-Level) examination. This system is used to determine a student’s eligibility for admission to various educational streams in junior colleges, polytechnics, and institutes of technical education.

Here’s what L1R5 stands for:

  1. L1 – Language 1: This refers to the student’s first language subject, which is typically English for most students in Singapore.
  2. R5 – Relevant 5: These are the next five best subjects, which are relevant to the student’s intended course of study or for their future educational pursuits.

In total, L1R5 comprises six subjects: Language 1 (L1) and the best five relevant subjects (R5). The scores obtained in these six subjects are used for admission purposes. Different educational institutions may have specific L1R5 score requirements for different courses, so students aim to achieve the lowest possible L1R5 score to increase their chances of getting into their preferred institutions and courses.