Raffles Girls' School (Secondary) [*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: Raffles Girls' School (Secondary) [*IP]

Post by a child » Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:13 pm

Tinkerbelle wrote:Hi,

Anyone know if the sch library is open on Saturdays?

Thanks! :wink:
Hello, just dropping by again. No, the school library is not open on Saturdays. Hope this helps(:

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Post by Tinkerbelle » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:44 pm

a child wrote:
Tinkerbelle wrote:Hi,

Anyone know if the sch library is open on Saturdays?

Thanks! :wink:
Hello, just dropping by again. No, the school library is not open on Saturdays. Hope this helps(:
Hi a child,
:thankyou:
Good to see you back again. :lol:

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Post by grace and faith » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:12 pm

Hi, would appreciate it if someone could tell me if the HSK is compulsory? Would Dd be at a disadvantage if she doesnt take it? Thanks

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Post by jtoh » Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:32 pm

I posted this on the RI thread because the Raffles Diploma is awarded at the end of Year 6 at RIJC. But thought I should reproduce it here as well.

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Article from Lianhe Zaobao on Raffles Diploma:

跻身国际名牌学府的竞争越来越激烈,而“莱佛士文凭”为学生增值不少,帮助他们成功圆梦。

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  虽然2011年A水准会考成绩还没有出炉,但莱佛士书院毕业生史方颖和苏谦威已经分别获得美国普林斯顿大学和宾夕法尼亚大学的提前录取。跻身国际名牌学府的竞争越来越激烈,而两人指出,他们能成功圆梦,“莱佛士文凭”为他们增值不少。

  继另一所直通车学校华侨中学在2008年颁发自家的“华中文凭”(Hwa Chong Diploma)后,莱佛士书院隔年也推出了针对高中生的莱佛士文凭(Raffles Diploma)。去年毕业的莱佛士书院生是第一批获得莱佛士文凭的校友。

  如史方颖和苏谦威一样,今年获得美国常春藤学校和当地其他名校提前录取(early admission)的莱佛士书院毕业生有50人。莱院校长郑丽增指出,和上届毕业生相比,今年获得美国大学提前录取的学生人数翻了几倍。另外,至少69 人已获得英国剑桥和牛津大学有条件录取。这两个数字也创下了该校的纪录。

  莱佛士文凭依据莱佛士综合课程量身定做,是校方花了四年制定的等级认证系统。它分别评估学生在认知、品格与领导、社区公益与公民性、体育及健康、艺术与美育五大领域的表现。

  在五个领域中达到基本要求的学生都能获得莱佛士文凭,优秀文凭(Raffles Diploma with Merit)则颁发给达到基本要求并在其中一个领域有优秀表现的学生。这些学生同时也必须附上一篇有关他们参与各种活动后得出什么人生体验的短文。要获得最高等级的特优文凭(Raffles Diploma with Distinction)必须“闯”三关,即基本达标并在至少一个领域有卓越表现、附上一份个人简介,以及获得评估委员会的推荐。评估委员会由莱佛士书院教师、杰出校友和业界人士组成。

  去年1250名毕业生当中,25%获得基本文凭、50%取得优秀文凭、20%获颁特优文凭。5%的学生因为达不到标准,没有获得莱佛士文凭。

  郑丽增说:“我们走访的本地和海外大学都对莱佛士文凭给予很高的评价。一般高中没有这样严格、系统化及全面的认证系统。这些大学的申请者往往成绩优秀,几乎每科都拿A。莱佛士文凭还突出学生在个别方面的优异表现,协助大学招生处更好地做出选择。”

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Post by Snow Crystal » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:24 pm

Raffles Diploma with Distinction for top 20% VS Hwa Chong Diploma with Distinction for top 30%. Raffles Diploma with Merit for next 50% but can't find such information for Hwa Chong diploma.

50 Ivy League early admission offers and 69 conditional offers from Oxbridge setting a record year for RI(JC). Very impressive because would think only very very few goes to each of such institutions every year. Wonder what the comparable stats at the other mountain are :wink:


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Post by WeiHan » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:05 am

I am not sure what is the weight these diplomas are playing in getting a place in the Ivies. These students, even without recognition of the diplomas, probably will have other achievements such as medals from the various olympiads that greatly increase their chance of a place anyway.

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Post by naggo-nitemare » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:08 am

WeiHan wrote:I am not sure what is the weight these diplomas are playing in getting a place in the Ivies. These students, even without recognition of the diplomas, probably will have other achievements such as medals from the various olympiads that greatly increase their chance of a place anyway.
I doubt medals in various Olympiads means easy entry to the ivies before 'A' levels results are out. How can over 100 pupils win international Olympiads anyway? The number of medal winners are small. The rijc diploma gauges 5 key areas. One has to be outstanding in more than one of these few areas to receive distinction. Also, the consistently excellent performances of rafflesians in top colleges over the years hv long convinced these colleges tt rijc is a premier high school. With the diploma, it makes it even easier for these colleges to accept quality applicants prior to release of 'A' level results.

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Post by WeiHan » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:17 pm

naggo-nitemare wrote:
WeiHan wrote:I am not sure what is the weight these diplomas are playing in getting a place in the Ivies. These students, even without recognition of the diplomas, probably will have other achievements such as medals from the various olympiads that greatly increase their chance of a place anyway.
I doubt medals in various Olympiads means easy entry to the ivies before 'A' levels results are out. How can over 100 pupils win international Olympiads anyway? The number of medal winners are small. The rijc diploma gauges 5 key areas. One has to be outstanding in more than one of these few areas to receive distinction. Also, the consistently excellent performances of rafflesians in top colleges over the years hv long convinced these colleges tt rijc is a premier high school. With the diploma, it makes it even easier for these colleges to accept quality applicants prior to release of 'A' level results.
Entry into the ivies requires more than excellent academic performance. that is for sure. Various olympiads, for example, not the only way, are just extra achievements that may help in the applications. The girl in the report got a gold in Singapore maths olympiad.

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Post by friendship » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:45 pm

Those students who got Raffles Diploma, are they mostly from the RA class? What is this Diploma different from NUS high Diploma and ACS IB programme?

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Re: Raffles Girls' School (Secondary) [*IP]

Post by Pen88n » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:10 pm

Raffles Diploma for Distinction for top 20%. That works out to be about 240 students based on a yearly A Level cohort of about 1200. About half this number made it for early admission / condition offer from Ivy League / Oxbridge. Pretty impressive!

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