NUS High School Of Mathematics And Science [*IP]

Having survived PSLE. we still need to network with other parents with kids in the same Secondary school. While giving our teenagers their own space, we can update each other about the school.
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Re: NUS High School Of Mathematics And Science [*IP]

Post by myrick88 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:52 pm

Indeed...70 WL was like 40% of the available seats.

Is the Rejection rate for NUS High that high?

Do all 8 sessions filled up with 30 students for each session?

For us, we went to Maths & 2 Sciences which I assume will be more popular.

Perhaps some parents/current students can shed some light here?

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Post by dimsum » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:11 pm

Last year WL was 40. Not all sessions will be completely filled up. Personally, I won't bother what is the WL % and whether rejection rate is high or low.

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Post by lucid » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:45 pm

The CO acceptance rate is likely immaterial to one’s choice in school unless you are on the WL.
Personally , I would never base my choice on whether a school is more or less popular for CO acceptance.

The specialists schools base admission mainly on DSA so over a hundred odd places are CO annually . Meanwhile, the mainstream schools only offer CO for a handful of places of their 400-500 places every year. Even if rejection rates are transparent and equal , the law of numbers will point to higher notional numbers for a bigger universe of COs. Naturally , you need a bigger pool of WLs as compared to a mainstream school which hands out 10-20 COs. Also, bear in mind the entire Singapore male PSLE cohort are on WL for RI pending PSLE results.

Only 2-3k per cohort apply to NUSH so the acceptance rate is 6-7% or should we be using 0.6-0.7% for a cohort of 30k? To me, the numbers are pointless . If my child has a CO , then to us it’s 100% and if we choose to give it up then it’s 100% rejection.

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Post by Pai de Janeiro » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:19 pm

lucid wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:45 pm
The CO acceptance rate is likely immaterial to one’s choice in school unless you are on the WL.
Personally , I would never base my choice on whether a school is more or less popular for CO acceptance.

The specialists schools base admission mainly on DSA so over a hundred odd places are CO annually . Meanwhile, the mainstream schools only offer CO for a handful of places of their 400-500 places every year. Even if rejection rates are transparent and equal , the law of numbers will point to higher notional numbers for a bigger universe of COs. Naturally , you need a bigger pool of WLs as compared to a mainstream school which hands out 10-20 COs. Also, bear in mind the entire Singapore male PSLE cohort are on WL for RI pending PSLE results.

Only 2-3k per cohort apply to NUSH so the acceptance rate is 6-7% or should we be using 0.6-0.7% for a cohort of 30k? To me, the numbers are pointless . If my child has a CO , then to us it’s 100% and if we choose to give it up then it’s 100% rejection.
Agreed….and for those on WL, you need not be unduly worried as you have been given the reassuring statement that WL is as good as CO historically.

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Re: NUS High School Of Mathematics And Science [*IP]

Post by mmqq » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:24 pm

Congrats to all kids with CO and WL.
My DD is happy to get CO from nush. She might be the classmates of some of your kids.
:) will come back here to check again after Psle.


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Re: NUS High School Of Mathematics And Science [*IP]

Post by quixation » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:42 pm

mmqq wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:24 pm
Congrats to all kids with CO and WL.
My DD is happy to get CO from nush. She might be the classmates of some of your kids.
:) will come back here to check again after Psle.
Congrats! Congrats to all! Whether CO or WL, whether 5% or 100%, still have to get thru PSLE! Think kids are starting to feel it! But I am really glad at least there was a closure and answer from NUSH earlier rather than the long long wait for other schools!

Even if your DD isnt a classmate, definitely a school mate! Anyway there are only 170 of them! :wink:
Now lets get this PSLE over and done with! :rahrah:

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Re: NUS High School Of Mathematics And Science [*IP]

Post by abhcbl » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:10 am

quixation wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:42 pm
Even if your DD isnt a classmate, definitely a school mate! Anyway there are only 170 of them! :wink:
Now lets get this PSLE over and done with! :rahrah:
The kids will likely know everyone in their year by end of the year. A lot of opportunities to get to know everyone:
- Class ... 29
- Electives module x2 (about 50+)
- Mother Tongue ... about 30
- House ... about 30
- CCA ... about 15 (depending on what CCA)
- Interest Group
- others

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Re: NUS High School Of Mathematics And Science [*IP]

Post by myrick88 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:54 am

How many students are there in one class?

30? And 6 classes in total?

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Re: NUS High School Of Mathematics And Science [*IP]

Post by s277400 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:50 am

I would like to ask about the supplementary intake in Nov. So the supplementary intake is more likely to be given to those from WL or to those who use PSLE mark? Maybe some experience mothers can help. Thanks

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Re: NUS High School Of Mathematics And Science [*IP]

Post by myrick88 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:59 am

Base on my understanding, Supplementary intake will only be open if there's still vacancies left after all the CO & WL has exercised their options.

1. CO
2. WL (If any CO reject)

If there's still vacancies, then they will conduct SIE. Should be base on PSLE score and A* for both Maths & Science.

Not too sure if they take into the account of those who went for the camp as first priority.

Perhaps other senior members can advise.

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