Stay in Secondary School or go for IP?

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Stay in Secondary School or go for IP?

Postby Wanna232 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:03 pm

Dear KiasuParents users,
Would you go for IP or just stay in Secondary school? What are the benefits of going for IP?

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Postby rubydoll » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:33 am

yah this is the million dollar question for me and my husband now..
I have posted mails abt this but none replied.
i too was confused.......as if for O level we have time to prepare .
but if for IP no time......only , one and half year...and also donot know how to prepare!!!!!!!!!
even though i was told it comes from sec 1 and 2.
But when i met my sons tution teacher she says it will have higher order questions from sec 3 and 4 also ...as for maths.
The second thing i need to inform my ds abt it ......as now only he started loving his sec school..........then again a change in 2 yr........oh my god
I hate this new system....!!!!!!!!!!
I am also thinking as a mother both ways ....why donot my son have a 4 yr period in a secondary school and build a good character...
As i was told from my seniors that ......kids develope character in sec schools. and acquire academic from pre u
pls i request some parents to guide us
it will be more useful

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Postby INNOVATE » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:24 am

If you examine it carefully, it really is not a difficult question to answer. Its just like poly vs jc for those who qualify for the latter.

Summary:

Consistency and wants to study in a top school-IP

Last minute mugger- O-level

Undecided btw jc or get a scholarship to study in poly- 0-level.
Anw, o-level result constitutes 20% of uni score, so a good set of 0-level results plus a gpa of 3.6 should do the job.

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Postby rubydoll » Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:46 pm

Thank you for your explanation.Is it O level score is also seen during university selection.

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Postby INNOVATE » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:19 pm

rubydoll wrote:Thank you for your explanation.Is it O level score is also seen during university selection.



University entrance is primarily based on points system from results achieved in A-level, IB, NUS High diploma or Poly diploma. 0-level result is never considered for all except poly grads.

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Postby phankao » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:14 am

INNOVATE wrote:
rubydoll wrote:Thank you for your explanation.Is it O level score is also seen during university selection.



University entrance is primarily based on points system from results achieved in A-level, IB, NUS High diploma or Poly diploma. 0-level result is never considered for all except poly grads.


How are points alloated for A-levels? I don't remember any points attached to our grades last time - erm, i took A-levels in 1985 and entered NUS following yr.

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Postby rubydoll » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:50 am

kids who joined Victoria IP or Temasek IP pls share how you feel in IP now...
can you cope with this new programme?
or in any time had a thought i should have taken O level.
thank you

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Postby INNOVATE » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:00 pm

phankao

Applicants using a-level as an uni entrance qualification are evaluated base on 3H2 + 1H1 + PW + GP.

Summary of university rank points:

H2 - A-20, B-17.5, C- 15, D-12.5, E- 10.

H1 - A-10, B- 8.75, C-7.5, D- 6.25, E-5

Maximum points= 20+20+20+10+10+10=90

For the most prestigious courses, namely, law and medicine applicants are expected to score 87.5 and above with at least a B for gp plus good cca/cip hours. They are also expected to perform well at the interview.

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Postby YLH88 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:07 pm

rubydoll wrote:kids who joined Victoria IP or Temasek IP pls share how you feel in IP now...
can you cope with this new programme?
or in any time had a thought i should have taken O level.
thank you


Would like to check only Victoria JC and Temasek JC accept students for IP route in Sec 3 ? the other IP schools don't accept ?

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Postby Guest » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:08 pm

YLH88 wrote:Would like to check only Victoria JC and Temasek JC accept students for IP route in Sec 3 ? the other IP schools don't accept ?


Yes, VJC and TJC are the only two JCs that accept IP students at Sec 3 for their 4-year IP programme. Other IP schools don't. NJC used to do that, but not anymore since they became a full IP school with the batch of Year 1s in 2009.
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