NUS High School of Mathematics and Science (Diploma)

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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Post by Sun_2010 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:35 pm

DD SMSed me that day morning. she told me the boy was supposed to be conscious when taken in the ambulance. It happened near the area where they were supposed to assemble. Certain parts were cordoned off. The principal did speak briefly about it in the assembly. I was bit worried about the impact , but she seemed very matter-of-fact about it.

Hope the boy recovers. Pray the family has the strength and courage to walk thru this tough time

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Post by verykiasu2010 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:16 am

today (18/1) straits times reported he is recovering well after 2 weeks in coma

http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNew ... 56979.html

A 15-year-old student is in a coma after falling from the sixth floor of the NUS High School of Mathematics and Science in Clementi.

The school has said that the teenager, who is warded at the National University Hospital, is now recovering and is making progress.

He has been in a coma for about two weeks, since the incident happened at 8.30am on the first day of school on Jan 3.

A school spokesman said that the student did not report for assembly or the orientation programme on that day.

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Post by Kiasu singaporean » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:46 pm

Hi Kiasuparents users,
Is Rgs better than Nus high school? Although RGS is a gateway to the ivy league(which I've always wanted to go),Nus high school specialises in maths and science,since ivy league schools want a well rounded student body,specialising in maths and science may increase my chances getting in.Therefore,which school should I go to for my secondary school years which will help me get into invy league college?I'm in a dilema.Pls suggest and state reason.Thanks!!!

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Post by Kiasu singaporean » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:49 pm

Is Nus high school diploma recognised by ivy league colleges?

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Post by scm292 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:01 pm

Kiasu singaporean wrote:Is Nus high school diploma recognised by ivy league colleges?
Goto NUS High website
http://www.highsch.nus.edu.sg/index.php
Click on about us; FAQ; under section C.
U should be able to see the uni accepting the NUS high diploma.


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Post by Jfalk » Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:39 pm

Kiasu singaporean wrote:Is Nus high school diploma recognised by ivy league colleges?
NUSH students have been admitted to virtually all of the top universities worldwide favored by Singaporeans, including:

US - HYPS, MIT, Duke, Cornell, Brown
UK - Oxbridge, LSE, UCL, Warwick, KCL, Imperial, Nottingham, Edinburgh
Aust - ANU, UNSW, UQ, UTasmania

and many more.

the main issue is not recognition but is how the universities view the diploma, which can vary quite significantly between unis because of the short track record of the diploma. for example 4.0 can probably get you an interview with nus med (for the first three years thus far, anyway) but probably won't suffice for desirable UK unis (Oxbridge, UCL, KCL, Imperial) for med, even though a student with a 4.0 probably can get 4As for A levels which would suffice for these Us. in addition, generally you would want a cap of >4.5 for a competitive application to HYPS/Oxbridge - which is also probably harder to get then a string of As in A Levels.

even within local Us there is somewhat of inconsistency. For example a solid 4As and good GP/PW grade will probably get you shortlisted for both NTU Acct&Biz plus NUS Med. For NUSH student, the cutoff for the former was 4.5, while the latter was 3.9.
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Post by Jfalk » Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:49 pm

Kiasu singaporean wrote:Hi Kiasuparents users,
Is Rgs better than Nus high school? Although RGS is a gateway to the ivy league(which I've always wanted to go),Nus high school specialises in maths and science,since ivy league schools want a well rounded student body,specialising in maths and science may increase my chances getting in.Therefore,which school should I go to for my secondary school years which will help me get into invy league college?I'm in a dilema.Pls suggest and state reason.Thanks!!!
if you're good, it doesn't matter where you come from. however, some points to take note:

1. nushs is after all a specialised school; thus those who go into the ivies from there tend to excel very much in math and sci. it's harder to get a "well-rounded" portfolio in nush (but by no means impossible) than in the mainstream jcs due to the concentration of opportunities offered in the sciences in nushs. thus if you are not very, very strong in the sciences, jcs would probably be a better route to the ivies. do note however, that although nushs offers a less variety of opportunities than the jcs do, they have a far smaller cohort, which means less competition for these opportunities - a plus for nushs.

2. it's easier to do "averagely well" in nush than the jcs, but harder to excel, perhaps given the ca-exam system in nush. for example virtually any student who graduates will be able to enter the science facs in NUS or NTU, and most students doing averagely well (3.5 - 4.0, note this may change due to grade inflation) will probably be able to enter every course in the local U except medicine and law. even for medicine and law, the cutoff hasn't been that high in recent years (3.9 for medicine, 4.2 for law for 2011). however, for scholarships and top overseas U being from nushs somewhat puts you at a disadvantage because they don't know the nushs system and therefore ask for higher standards vs the well-known A level system.

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Post by Snow Crystal » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:52 pm

Juz my opinion - While A levels and IB have been around for years and very established, NUSH diploma is relatively unknown and not clear to most international unis. The students in NUSH are one of the brightest in Math n Science but the foreign unis would be much more familiar with the Singapore Raffles 'high school' given the past students' achievements in the foreign unis.

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Post by Coddington » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:21 pm

For students interested to enter U.S. Univ, they need to do SAT (& AP)
during Yr 5.
They have U.S. Univ coming to the school to setup talks & interview.
The only thing is the core subjects:Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology,and
elective on Humanity courses.Whereas other JCs taking "A" level have flexibility to take 2 Maths, and other combination you think you could score well.
(you can even sign up as external candidate for "A" level on your own
for the subjects you can score well.)

The Research foundation is much better and profound than others JCs and IP.

We are competing worldwide now.
Choose what you think is fit, the school, the University, the programs....etc.

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Post by KiasuMummy. » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:44 pm

Year 1 is only 25 days old and in 15 working days the extent of assignment given to these students and the standard looks very scary....for this age....

Do anyone has similar opinion ? Please share the experience on how to handle the level of stress in this school....

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