2010 S1 Posting Exercise

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2010 S1 Posting Exercise

Postby PSLEmom » Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:49 pm

Dear Friends,
Can you suggest how we need to do the placing of schools in the 6 options? :?

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Re: S1 Posting Exercise

Postby verykiasu2010 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:48 am

PSLEmom wrote:Dear Friends,
Can you suggest how we need to do the placing of schools in the 6 options? :?


you should have shortlisted the 6 sec schools of your choice by now, and ranked them based on your preferences into 1st to 6th choices, and fill up accordingly if submit by paper.

these days most people submit via internet la, very convenient
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how to rank the 6 choices

Postby funtimegalz » Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:38 pm

how do we spread the various cops for each of the 6 choices please? and do I need to consider the band of the schools?

thanks for all the info and contributions provided

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Re: how to rank the 6 choices

Postby iikengkeng » Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:47 pm

funtimegalz wrote:how do we spread the various cops for each of the 6 choices please? and do I need to consider the band of the schools?

thanks for all the info and contributions provided


The banding of the schools are based on the GCE 'O' Level results, I think.
(although many parents use that as a yardstick)
But there are many other aspects which you may want to consider like - CCA achievements, school values, school programmes etc.

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Postby JonC » Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:15 pm

Banding, you can read from you child's book.

Express is based on school's O Level L1B5 average score. L1 = 1st Language and B5 = Best 5.

Normal is based on L1B4.

Choice 1 is the most important. Make sure you give COP careful consideration especially many believe most COP will be same or higher. For me, DS is in full school, so we just select the same school.

Choice 2 to 5, I make some gamble to stretch the lower COP a little.

Choice 6 must also take the second most care, I would choose one which child's score should be middle to top of the COP range, do not stretch to the bottom of the COP. So if really landed in Choice 6, you child will be in the better class of the school.

I was told that T-Score is up to 6 decimal point, so Choice 6 Score is greater than say Choice 2, the one with Choice 6 will go in. Can anyone verify this?

My 2 cents worth.

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Postby mum-to-2 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:31 am

JonC wrote:Banding, you can read from you child's book.

Express is based on school's O Level L1B5 average score. L1 = 1st Language and B5 = Best 5.

Normal is based on L1B4.

Choice 1 is the most important. Make sure you give COP careful consideration especially many believe most COP will be same or higher. For me, DS is in full school, so we just select the same school.

Choice 2 to 5, I make some gamble to stretch the lower COP a little.

Choice 6 must also take the second most care, I would choose one which child's score should be middle to top of the COP range, do not stretch to the bottom of the COP. So if really landed in Choice 6, you child will be in the better class of the school.

I was told that T-Score is up to 6 decimal point, so Choice 6 Score is greater than say Choice 2, the one with Choice 6 will go in. Can anyone verify this?

My 2 cents worth.


hello JonC, should i indicate my 6 choices as follows: Peirce (208), Bartley (193), Balestier (188), Whitley (195), Guangyang (203), Bishan Pk (188)...and my son's score is 200...he says i shd indicate Bartley as his 1st choice.

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Postby desichan352 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:00 am

mum-to-2 wrote:
JonC wrote:Banding, you can read from you child's book.

Express is based on school's O Level L1B5 average score. L1 = 1st Language and B5 = Best 5.

Normal is based on L1B4.

Choice 1 is the most important. Make sure you give COP careful consideration especially many believe most COP will be same or higher. For me, DS is in full school, so we just select the same school.

Choice 2 to 5, I make some gamble to stretch the lower COP a little.

Choice 6 must also take the second most care, I would choose one which child's score should be middle to top of the COP range, do not stretch to the bottom of the COP. So if really landed in Choice 6, you child will be in the better class of the school.

I was told that T-Score is up to 6 decimal point, so Choice 6 Score is greater than say Choice 2, the one with Choice 6 will go in. Can anyone verify this?

My 2 cents worth.


hello JonC, should i indicate my 6 choices as follows: Peirce (208), Bartley (193), Balestier (188), Whitley (195), Guangyang (203), Bishan Pk (188)...and my son's score is 200...he says i shd indicate Bartley as his 1st choice.


I think that ur choices should be the following:
1)Guangyang
2)Whitley
3)Bartley
instead....Very slim chances of getting in to Pierce so I did not list it but up to you. Good luck! ^^

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Postby mum-to-2 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:18 am

desichan352 wrote:
I think that ur choices should be the following:
1)Guangyang
2)Whitley
3)Bartley
instead....Very slim chances of getting in to Pierce so I did not list it but up to you. Good luck! ^^


thank you Desi....if my boy is keen to go bartley, and if i list it as his 1st choice, he should be able to get in right, if the COP doesnt change?

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Postby Sun_2010 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:27 am

mum-to-2 wrote:
desichan352 wrote:
I think that ur choices should be the following:
1)Guangyang
2)Whitley
3)Bartley
instead....Very slim chances of getting in to Pierce so I did not list it but up to you. Good luck! ^^


thank you Desi....if my boy is keen to go bartley, and if i list it as his 1st choice, he should be able to get in right, if the COP doesnt change?


Put your choices in order of preference
Simply put
Think which school your DS wants to go , put that as choice 1. If his score meets the COP he will be allocated that school, the rest of the choice do not matter.
If there are no vacancies in his school of first choice, then the second choice is considered and so on.
If your son wants Bartley as his first school of choice then put that as the first choice. Then his next best preference , so on.

hope this is clear

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Postby Sun_2010 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:29 am

You can refer to this topic for further explanations

http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum ... hp?t=16427

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