LEAPS Grading 

(For Sec 2 - 5 Students)

The CCA Grading Scheme has been designed to:
a) encourage continuous CCA participation;
b) reward sustained effort, contribution and achievement; and
c) develop and recognize leadership qualities.
Leadership All ranks in UG, Captains, Chairpersons, Vice-chairpersons, Committee members
EnrichmentCDP – Enterprise, Citizenship & Personal and Social Skills
Achievement Accomplishment (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th in Inter-school) and Attainment (non-competitive like NYAA), Representation (Inter-school, Nationals) 
Participation Intra school activities, CCA activities, S-L
Attendance – 75% for Main CCA
Service CIP, Service Learning

Maximum Points by Categrory

CategoriesMaximum PointsAward of Points for up to:
Leadership122 activities
Enrichment (Modules under CDP)36 modules with 2 modules from each of the 3 domains
Achievement Sub-categories 
• Representation 
• Attainment 
• Accomplishment

Main CCA and 1 activity 
2 activities 
2 activities
Participation10Main CCA and 2 activities
Service5100 hrs

CCA Grading Scale

4-Year Secondary Course5-Year Secondary Course
25 & aboveA126 & aboveA1
20 - 24A221 - 25A2
16 - 19B317 - 20B3
13 - 15B414 - 16B4
10 - 12C511 - 13C5
8 - 9C69 - 10C6
4 - 7D75 - 8D7
1 - 3E81 - 4E8

What is the CCA Grade for?
Bonus point

Bonus points are given to students in the computation of their net aggregates. Table 1 provides details for the computation of bonus points. Please note that these bonus points are for ranking of students during posting. They are not taken into consideration in determining whether applicants are eligible for specific course under the JAE.
Computation of Bonus Points Available
S/NoType of Bonus PointsNo. of Bonus Points AvailableMaximum Bonus Points Allowable
1For students seeking admission to JC/Poly/ITE courses and with the following CCA Grade 
a.Grades of A1 - A2 
b.Grades of B3 - C6
2 points 1 pointLimited to a maximum of 4Bonus pointsonly for these 4 sectionsLimited to a maximum of 6Bonus Pointsonly
2For students seeking admission to JC/MI course and with grades of A1 to C6 in both their first languages (i.e. English and a Higher Mother Tongue). This is provided that these choices come before any Poly/ITE choices.2 points
3For students seeking admission to JC/MI courses and with grades of A1 to C6 in Malay/Chinese (Special Programme) (MSP/CSP) or Bahasa Indonesia (BI)* as their third language. This is provided that these choices come before any Poly/ITE choices.2 points
4For students from feeder schools if they choose their affiliated Junior Colleges course(s) as their: 
a.1 st choice, or 
b.1 st and 2 nd choices.
2 points
5For students who had applied for the CELP and MLEP and have been selected for the programme2 points2 bonus points

CCA Policy
  • CCA is COMPULSORY for all Secondary school students
  • All students in CCA must attain a minimum of 75% attendance in their 1st CCA, in a year, for them to be awarded points under the LEAPS grading.
  • CCA members absent from CCA training/activity must give their CCA teachers a copy of their MC or parent letter.
  • lDisciplinary action according to the school rules, will be taken on students who are constantly absent from their CCAs or commit any other offences as stated in the school rules

LEAPS 2.0 Grading 

(For 2014 Sec 1 Students)

[Recognition of Secondary School Students’ Attainment and Learning in the Co-Curriculum]

The Co-curricular Programme is integral to the holistic development of the child. It provides multiple avenues (CCA, Student Leadership Development, Service, Enrichment & Life Skills) to achieve the desired student outcomes. As part of its efforts to provide students with a holistic and well-rounded experience in the co-curriculum, the Ministry of Education (MOE) will implement an updated LEAPS framework, LEAPS 2.0, starting with Secondary 1 students from 2014. The updated framework will enable schools to better align their co-curriculum to encourage students’ holistic development in terms of life skills, competencies and values.

Updates in LEAPS 2.0

Under LEAPS 2.0, students will be developed through levels of attainment (Level 1 to 5) within the four domains of Leadership, Achievement, Participation and Service. The table below reflects the key features of LEAPS 2.0 to recognise students’ diverse interests and talents while promoting balanced development across the domains.

Previous LEAPS

New Features of LEAPS 2.0


Recognition is given to students’ Participation in a CCA

Broader recognition to include active Participation and exemplary conduct in a CCA

To recognise the quality of student’s involvement in the CCA      

Recognition is given to students who hold formal Leadership positions in school

Broader recognition for Leadership domain to include leadership in student-initiated projects/events and impact of leadership

To go beyond positional leadership to also recognise self-leadership and quality of leadership

Recognition is given mainly to CCA-based Achievements

Broader recognition of Achievement domain through recognising students’ achievements in activities beyond CCA and school

1. To recognise students’ diverse interests and talents

2. To recognise the importance of the ‘school-home-community’ approach where parents and community partners all have a part to play in nurturing the development of students

Recognition is given to number of hours of community Service contributed by students

Broader recognition of Service domain through Values-in-Action2 activities and projects

To recognise the quality of learning through service

Enrichment domain contributes to the computation of students’ LEAPS points

Enrichment will be recorded in the students’ report card but will not contribute towards LEAPS attainment levels.

To give schools greater autonomy to customise enrichment activities that meet the specific needs of their student profiles

Different domains carry different weighting in the computation of students’ LEAPS points (Leadership, Enrichment, Achievement, Participation and Service)

Gives equal weighting to all four domains (Leadership, Achievement, Participation and Service)

To rebalance the recognition and students’ participation across domains by requiring a minimum attainment in each domain

Use of grades to reflect students’ co-curricular attainment (A1, A2, B3, … E8, Ungraded)

Removal of grades and placing focus on attaining quality co-curricular experiences through Band Descriptor (Excellent, Good, Fair)

To describe the quality of the students’ co-curricular experience more meaningfully

LEAPS 2.0 will be implemented for the Secondary 1 cohort in 2014. By 2019, all Secondary School students will be on LEAPS 2.0. There is also a repeat student policy. 

Secondary 2 to 5 students will continue to use the current LEAPS framework until 2017 for continuity of learning and progression in students’ development and attainment. 

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