Secondary Schools in Ang Mo Kio

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Secondary Schools in Ang Mo Kio

Postby Shera » Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:09 pm

I am posting on behalf of my close relative. She is very kiasu of course and is very keen to find out more about Ang Mo Kio area secondary schools. She intend to continue letting her son to study secondary years at this area after completion of PSLE (this year). At this moment, there is no preference.

Any feedbacks are welcome! :D [/b]

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Secondary schools in Ang Mo Kio

Postby ptmom » Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:20 pm

Hi Shera,

I am also a mother of a P6 boy who just sat for his PSLE. I am living in AMK and have been looking for a school around AMK as well. You may get your cousin to check the MOE website where all details of secondary schools are found. The better schools I heard are Anderson Sec School in AMK, Kuo Chuan Presbyterian in Bishan, Catholic High in Bishan, Ang Mo Kio Sec, and of course RI the top S'pore school.

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Postby heutistmeintag » Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:42 pm

Here's the link http://app.sis.moe.gov.sg/schinfo/SIS_SearchResults.asp

-> select level of education - secondary
-> select development guide plan - AMK
-> click on submit button

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Postby Shera » Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:08 am

My close relative doesn't wish to shortlist the amk area seconday schools based on the name, rather she will prefer via mouth recommendation.

I am still searching for this....

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Postby matrix0405 » Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:24 am

If boy and is good in study can goto RI.

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Postby heutistmeintag » Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:49 am

Shera wrote:My close relative doesn't wish to shortlist the amk area seconday schools based on the name, rather she will prefer via mouth recommendation.

I am still searching for this....


Hi Shera

Maybe let me share how the info at MOE website could be useful (IMHO)

1) [Background] Get a list of AMK schools, then look into their individual achievements. For example using Anderson Secondary, we could see what subjects and CCAs are offered, how they are achieving in the CCA areas. Are these subjects or CCAs suitable for the boy?
http://app.sis.moe.gov.sg/schinfo/SIS_S ... rCode=3001

2) [Input] Still using Anderson as the example, their PSLE cutoff is 248 and mean is 254. This gives an indication of the academic achievement level of the sec 1 cohort - his future schoolmates. Will he be comfortable with the forseen competition?

3) [Output] If you look at the school website http://schools.moe.edu.sg/andersonss under achievement, you will find that they are achieving mean L1B5 at 10.5, 9.6 and 10.3 for the past 3 years. That's very consistent delivery of good results.

If I were to be more KS and look at these achievement relatively, I would ask myself if other schools are also achieving this standard. Looking at http://www.moe.gov.sg/media/press/files ... nex-e1.pdf, I will find that this school is placed in band 1 - topmost rung.

There must be a "system" of teachers, processes, techniques etc and even culture that are working very well in the school to deliver these results. That said, if your relative is looking at IP, SAP etc schools, then my steps may not be useful.

I think when I had done this homework, I will look for word of mouth confirmation. Word of mouth could be subjective because we are not aware of the context of experience, the children are different etc. For me, only 20% of my decision would be based on word of mouth.

Just my 2 marks worth. :)

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