Performance at the 2010 Int'l Olympiads for Science & Ma

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Performance at the 2010 Int'l Olympiads for Science & Ma

Postby justbehappy » Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:14 pm

The 18 medals won by Singapore students at the recently completed 2010 International Olympiads for Science and Mathematics are by students from 4 schools (with number of medals won indicated), namely:

RI - 7
NUS High - 7
HCI - 2
ACS - 2

What happens to other JCs and IP schools? It seems that top Maths & Science students prefer to go to RI and NUS High, followed by HCI and ACS.

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http://www.moe.gov.sg/media/press/2010/ ... matics.php

1 The Ministry of Education would like to congratulate the Singapore students who clinched a total of 18 medals at four International Olympiads for Science and Mathematics in July 2010.

21st International Biology Olympiad (IBO)

2 The Singapore team received one Gold medal and three Silver medals at the 21st IBO held in Changwon, Korea, from 11 to 18 July 2010. Singapore was placed 9th in a field of 233 students from 58 countries.

3 The Gold medallist is Daniel Lim Yan Zheng of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent). The Silver medallists are Yong Xianbin of Hwa Chong Institution; Zeng Tian Chen of Raffles Institution; and Kylie Goh Jin Ying of NUS High School of Mathematics and Science.

4 The Singapore delegation was led by Associate Professor Shirley Lim, Head of Natural Sciences and Science Education, National Institute of Education; Associate Professor Low Boon Chuan, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore; and Ms Wang Siew Ping, Curriculum Planning Officer, Ministry of Education.

41st International Physics Olympiad (IPhO)

5 The Singapore team received one Gold medal and four Silver medals at the 41st IPhO held in Zagreb, Croatia, from 17 to 25 July 2010. Singapore was placed 7th in a field of 367 students from 82 countries. The result this year is an improvement over our 8th placing in 2009.

6 The Gold medallist is Chua Lynn of NUS High School of Mathematics and Science. The Silver medallists are Lim Soon Wei Daniel and Lee Jie Liang of Raffles Institution; and Darryl Foo Chuan Wei and Goh Qi Xuan Benjamin of NUS High School of Mathematics and Science.

7 The Singapore delegation was led by Associate Professor Rajdeep Singh Rawat, Natural Sciences and Science Education, National Institute of Education and Mr Lim Kim Yong, Scientific Manager, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore.

42nd International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO)

8 The Singapore team received two Gold medals and two Silver medals at the 42nd IChO held in Tokyo, Japan, from 19 to 28 July 2010. Singapore was placed 4th in a field of 267 students from 68 countries. The result this year is an improvement over our 5th placing in 2009.

9 The Gold medallists are Fong Jie Ming Nigel and Lum Jian Yang of Raffles Institution. The Silver medallists are Tng Jia Hao Barry of Raffles Institution and Khu Boon Hou Derek of Hwa Chong Institution.

10 The Singapore delegation was led by Associate Professor Yan Yaw Kai, Deputy Head of Natural Sciences and Science Education at the National Institute of Education, Dr Zhang Sheng, Instructor at the Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore and Mr Foo Kok Wei, Curriculum Planning Officer, Ministry of Education.

51st International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)

11 The Singapore team received four Silver medals, one Bronze medal and one Honourable Mention at the 51st IMO held in Astana, Kazakhstan, from 4 to 14 July 2010. Singapore was placed 22nd in a field of 517 students from 96 countries. The result this year is an improvement over our 30th placing in 2009.

12 The Silver medallists are Loh Yao Chen Ivan of Raffles Institution, Lim Jeck and Ang Yan Sheng of NUS High School of Mathematics and Science, and Ang Jie Jun of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent). The Bronze medallist is Gabriel Wong Ying Lin of NUS High School of Mathematics and Science. Vincent Brian Arifin Tjeng of Raffles Institution received the Honourable Mention.

13 The Singapore delegation was led by Associate Professor Wong Yan Loi, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore, and Mr Lu Shang-Yi from Raffles Institution.

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:51 pm

""What happens to other JCs and IP schools? It seems that top Maths & Science students prefer to go to RI and NUS High, followed by HCI and ACS. ""

Aren't these the JCs and IP schools ??
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Postby justbehappy » Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:23 am

verykiasu2010 wrote:""What happens to other JCs and IP schools? It seems that top Maths & Science students prefer to go to RI and NUS High, followed by HCI and ACS. ""

Aren't these the JCs and IP schools ??

What I meant was, the medalists are dominated by only 4 schools. Why are other JCs like VJC (supposedly one of top JCs), TJC, ACJC etc. and IP schools like NJC, RV and DHS not producing any Science and Maths talents at all?

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:42 am

all the IP schools and all the JCs add up to more than 20

for those international olympiad, each team has max 6 members (? anyone please confirm!) - so it is impossible to have any one from the many others. the team is supposedly selected from among the top local competition winners

many of these top talents in math / science were already "choped" by the top DSA schools since Pri 5 via their many activities

as a matter of fact, the IP schools are openly competing for top students from the top primary schools by organising many activities and camps for them since Pri 5 to gauge their ability. other JCs which do not have sec one class will have a drought of these top students who are already picked away by the top IP schools
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Postby Picolo » Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:07 am

Ya lor, top math wizards are 'choped' by RI via DSA. Who can resist the brandname?

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Postby justbehappy » Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:32 am

Picolo wrote:Ya lor, top math wizards are 'choped' by RI via DSA. Who can resist the brandname?

I think more and more top math wizards are going to NUS High, instead of RI. I predict that this year's SMO(Junior) top individual and top team award will be won by NUS High students again, just like last year.

Let's see a few years from now, if NUS High is able to dominate the participants to these international maths & science olympiads ...

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Postby justbehappy » Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:47 am

verykiasu2010 wrote:for those international olympiad, each team has max 6 members (? anyone please confirm!) - so it is impossible to have any one from the many others. the team is supposedly selected from among the top local competition winners

Maximum number of participants for each international olympiad
IBO - 4
IPhO - 5
IChO - 4
IMO - 6

verykiasu2010 wrote:many of these top talents in math / science were already "choped" by the top DSA schools since Pri 5 via their many activities
as a matter of fact, the IP schools are openly competing for top students from the top primary schools by organising many activities and camps for them since Pri 5 to gauge their ability. other JCs which do not have sec one class will have a drought of these top students who are already picked away by the top IP schools

Agree. Among those IP schools which take in students from sec 1, RI and NUS High seem to be performing quite well in the various Math & Science competitions. I am quite surprised that HCI has so few representatives in the international olympiads this year.

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Postby justbehappy » Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:02 am

I have checked the statistics from MOE website for International Maths & Science Olympiads participation in the past 4 years. Interestingly, all the medalists came from these 4 schools again!

Schools (Year 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007)
RI (7, 7, 6, 9)
NUSH (7, 5, 7, 1)
HCI (2, 5, 2, 4)
ACS (2, 1, 2, 4)

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Postby jtoh » Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:21 am

These are four of the top schools in Singapore so it's not surprising that the winners have all come from these schools.

Isn't it interesting that NUS High got kicked out of the ongoing National Science Challenge Quiz in the first round? They didn't even make it to the semi-finals.

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Postby mjl » Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:50 am

jtoh wrote:Isn't it interesting that NUS High got kicked out of the ongoing National Science Challenge Quiz in the first round? They didn't even make it to the semi-finals.

Isn't it more interesting if Bukit Panjang Gov High Sch beats RI and RGS to be champion of the NSC 2010? Remember, BPGHS beat RI and NUS High in NSC 2009.

On a side note, I often wonder why there is no million dollar scheme for our academic olympiad winners, unlike their sports counterparts. Why is life so unfair?

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