My friend's son went for maths Olympiad for the past 2 years to prepare for gep. She was being told by the centre that the maths questions in gep test are Olympiad questions. Dun think my ds can even make it through the 1st round if the maths questions are olympiad type of questions.
First round questions are based on P3 Math and Science syllabus. No prep necessary at all, especially if they've been keeping up with school work. For the second round, you don't need to have undergone Math Olympiad training to get through. If you have the talent, you should find the papers stimulating yet doable.
Agree with jtoh.
My 2 kids went into round 2 with no tuition & no prep at P3. But of course they din get into GEP
But HA & doing reasonably well in mainstream, I'm contented.
Honestly I believe that in general, the selection test does its work. Let the child go in by their own merits. My friend's child went in GEP, no prep. Did not answer many of the Maths question (the child doesn't agree to guessing) & yet was still sifted out as GEP. Has blossomed well.....
Frankly, on hind sight, it's a blessing in disguise that I did not prep them. If end up struggling, I'll be unhappy also.
All the best to all P3 taking the screening test.