11 famous Singaporeans share their PSLE scores

We asked well-known Singapore personalities like chef-owner Bjorn Shen of Artichoke, blogger Maureen Ow, radio DJ Denise Tan to share how they did for PSLE back in the days.

For parents of children of PSLE (Primary School Leaving Examination) age, the month of November is a nail-biting period ─ from jitters before receiving the results, to anxiety over eligibility for you and your child's preferred schools, to a mixture of pride and dismay when comparing grades with schoolmates and relatives.

While it's probably Singapore instinct to be kaypoh and kiasu, let's also remember not to get too carried away over how high or low the score is. There's still a long way for the young ones to develop their abilities and strengths. These famous Singaporeans are proof that success takes many forms, whatever the PSLE aggregate may have been. 

denise tan

Denise Tan
Stage actress and DJ with Gold 90.5FM 
PSLE score: 256

bjorn shen

Bjorn Shen
Chef-owner of Artichoke, Bird Bird and Neh Neh Pop
PSLE score: 222

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Maureen Ow
Food and lifestyle blogger (
PSLE score: 231

gurmit singh

Larry Yeo
Celebrity makeup artist 
PSLE score: 209

oon shu an

Oon Shu Ann
PSLE score: 236

sarah benjamin

Sarah Benjamin
Asian Food Channel host and food blogger (
PSLE score: 253

irene ang

Irene Ang
Actress and CEO of artist management agency Fly Entertainment 
PSLE score: 217

roystan tan film maker

Royston Tan
PSLE score: 168

woo wai leong

Woo Wai Leong
Masterchef Asia 2015 winner
PSLE score: 239

daniel tay

Daniel Tay
Director and founder of Foodgnostic, Old Seng Choong, and Cat & The Fiddle
PSLE score: "I don't remember exactly, but I only made it into N levels back then!"

gurmit singh

Gurmit Singh
TV host and actor
PSLE score: "I can't remember! I just know it was pretty low."