Compare Methodist Girls vs SOTA

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Compare Methodist Girls vs SOTA

Postby verykiasu2010 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:57 am

Ler wrote:I am a bit of confused to chose which school for my dd as she has given confirmed offer from methodist and sota under music. Any expectise who daughter has been through this two school, can highlight the difference which school i should for my daughter. Advise needed.



SOTA is for those 'die-hard' to do career in music & arts etc

MGS is still mainstream school with music elective, where you can do A level or IB (after merging with ACSI).....and you are not tied down to music forever

Also understand that if want to transfer from SOTA to mainstream school, has to retain one year, as SOTA main focus is not academic, even though they do 'normal subjects'....but curriculum is geared towards performance etc
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Re: methodist or sota

Postby Ler » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:15 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:
Ler wrote:I am a bit of confused to chose which school for my dd as she has given confirmed offer from methodist and sota under music. Any expectise who daughter has been through this two school, can highlight the difference which school i should for my daughter. Advise needed.



SOTA is for those 'die-hard' to do career in music & arts etc

MGS is still mainstream school with music elective, where you can do A level or IB (after merging with ACSI).....and you are not tied down to music forever

Also understand that if want to transfer from SOTA to mainstream school, has to retain one year, as SOTA main focus is not academic, even though they do 'normal subjects'....but curriculum is geared towards performance etc


Tks. How did you get the information that from sota to main stream have to repeat 1 year. Did any of your friend come across such situation?

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Re: methodist or sota

Postby verykiasu2010 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:02 am

Ler wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:
Ler wrote:I am a bit of confused to chose which school for my dd as she has given confirmed offer from methodist and sota under music. Any expectise who daughter has been through this two school, can highlight the difference which school i should for my daughter. Advise needed.



SOTA is for those 'die-hard' to do career in music & arts etc

MGS is still mainstream school with music elective, where you can do A level or IB (after merging with ACSI).....and you are not tied down to music forever

Also understand that if want to transfer from SOTA to mainstream school, has to retain one year, as SOTA main focus is not academic, even though they do 'normal subjects'....but curriculum is geared towards performance etc


Tks. How did you get the information that from sota to main stream have to repeat 1 year. Did any of your friend come across such situation?


read somewhere within KSP
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Postby jtoh » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:22 pm

I've heard from a couple of parents of SOTA kids that they would need to repeat the year if they were to transfer to mainstream schools. When I asked why, they said it was because the syllabus was too different from that of the mainstream. That makes sense because if they decide to leave SOTA in Se 2 or 3, they would not be prepared to handle the O level syllabus and may perform less than ideally.

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Postby Ler » Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:01 pm

jtoh wrote:I've heard from a couple of parents of SOTA kids that they would need to repeat the year if they were to transfer to mainstream schools. When I asked why, they said it was because the syllabus was too different from that of the mainstream. That makes sense because if they decide to leave SOTA in Se 2 or 3, they would not be prepared to handle the O level syllabus and may perform less than ideally.



Really appreciate . Do you hv one of the parent contact which i want to personal talk to them? What will you do if you are under the same situation ?

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:39 pm

Ler wrote:
jtoh wrote:I've heard from a couple of parents of SOTA kids that they would need to repeat the year if they were to transfer to mainstream schools. When I asked why, they said it was because the syllabus was too different from that of the mainstream. That makes sense because if they decide to leave SOTA in Se 2 or 3, they would not be prepared to handle the O level syllabus and may perform less than ideally.



Really appreciate . Do you hv one of the parent contact which i want to personal talk to them? What will you do if you are under the same situation ?


If there is a choice between MGS and SOTA, close both eyes also take MGS.

It will never be too late to specialise in Music if she has the talent

However, if blindly go into SOTA and regret later will be painful. In anyway, MGS under MEP also get to specialise in Music

Bottom line million $$ question you need to answer yourself : Do you expect your daughter to be a performing musician without any solid academic foundation as a fall back ? (not that SOTA does not let the kids learn anything else, but that does lead to a music career only)
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Postby daisyt » Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:49 pm

Hi ler, my opinion is, unless your dd is very very outstanding in music, those top top gifted talent type OR very very confirm very very passionate in music, then choose SOTA. Is your dd so sure to build a career in music?

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Postby Brenda10 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:21 pm

HI verykiasu2010


Thank you for your highlight otherwise we are not aware of such scenario when choosing the Secondary School next year.

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:11 pm

Brenda10 wrote:HI verykiasu2010


Thank you for your highlight otherwise we are not aware of such scenario when choosing the Secondary School next year.


last time my DD also blurr blurr (actually we were the blurrrr one) also went for SOTA DSA, kena "sotapiah"
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Postby Lock » Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:38 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:
Brenda10 wrote:HI verykiasu2010


Thank you for your highlight otherwise we are not aware of such scenario when choosing the Secondary School next year.


last time my DD also blurr blurr (actually we were the blurrrr one) also went for SOTA DSA, kena "sotapiah"
:rotflmao:

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