JC Humanities Prgram - RI, HCI or ACSI ?

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Which school has the best Humanities Programme

Poll ended at Sun May 29, 2011 4:32 pm

RI
3
27%
HCI
7
64%
ACSI (IB)
1
9%
 
Total votes : 11

JC Humanities Prgram - RI, HCI or ACSI ?

Postby Zann » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:32 pm

Have heard of these schools having strong Humanities Prgramme at Jc level. Which is better and what are the strong and weeknesses of this programme at both schools? With students entering the schools as early as sec 1, is it possible to switching to the other school which has better Humanities Programme subsequently? and how could it be done?

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:58 pm

The best is in HCI, without a doubt

It has been set up by by MOE since the 80s, and all humanities scholars are posted there (not sure about recent years' trend ever since IP thingy)

There are some from schools like RGS transferring to HCI's JC1 for the humanities programme
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Postby Zann » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:03 am

Heard RI limits the Humanities prg vacancies, or has limited vacancies. Why?

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:13 am

Zann wrote:Heard RI limits the Humanities prg vacancies, or has limited vacancies. Why?


probably being selective on the candidates, just like other programmes in the school. merely qualifying does not necessarily equate to a good chance of getting in. there are admission test, interviews etc
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Postby Zann » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:54 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:
Zann wrote:Heard RI limits the Humanities prg vacancies, or has limited vacancies. Why?


probably being selective on the candidates, just like other programmes in the school. merely qualifying does not necessarily equate to a good chance of getting in. there are admission test, interviews etc


So does it mean RI HP is better ? Heard some of them transfer to HCI or others to do HP due to RI limited vacancies or HCI HP programme is better every year? Those who got to stay back RI to do HP, what criteria do they have to fullfilled? Do school team players get priority to stay back at RI.

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Postby Chenonceau » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:35 pm

Places in HCI's HP are limited too. There are only 50 places in JC HP, and these are shared by people from Raffles, HCI Secondary, Nanyang Girls, SCGS, MGS, SJI and ACS. Students from these various schools currently attend HCI's JC HP.

To make it from HCI secondary HP to HCI JC HP is very difficult.

What you can do is to check out the PSC scholarship websites to see how many PSC Scholars (non-Science) scholars there have been in the past 5 years from the 2 JCs. That might give you some way to objectively compare.

I went to do a rough count of 2010 scholars doing non-Science courses in university (law, econs, PPS, PPE, business, IR). 17 hail from HCI and 13 from RJC. But this could be just for 2010... you can go count for 2009 and 2008...

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Postby Zann » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:59 pm

Chenonceau wrote:
To make it from HCI secondary HP to HCI JC HP is very difficult.

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Those who did not get into JC HP , where do they go or what do they do?

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Postby Chenonceau » Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:13 pm

Zann wrote:
Chenonceau wrote:
To make it from HCI secondary HP to HCI JC HP is very difficult.

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Those who did not get into JC HP , where do they go or what do they do?


The go to normal Arts course.

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Postby autolycus » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:21 am

The HCI Humanities programme has been around since the old days. It is certainly the most established. RI's is certainly the most selective. And ACS(I)'s is certainly the newest, and the only one carried out in an IB (as opposed to A-level) context.

It's hard to say which is the best. As they say, 'past history is not necessarily indicative of future performance'.

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Postby Zann » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:43 am

Chenonceau wrote:
Zann wrote:
Chenonceau wrote:
To make it from HCI secondary HP to HCI JC HP is very difficult.

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Those who did not get into JC HP , where do they go or what do they do?


The go to normal Arts course.


Actually what are the differences between Arts course and Humanities course? H3 paper and psc scholarship? :oops:

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