Crescent vs MGS

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Crescent vs MGS

Postby nancy27sg » Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:57 am

When I asked my relatives and friends, all of them said MGS is more horizontal and all round development. Crescent is more academically focused.

Am I correct? What are the key differences between these two schools?

I missed the Open house. I am looking forward to get support from all of you to take informed decision.

Thanks

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Re: Crescent vs MGS

Postby desichan352 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:54 pm

nancy27sg wrote:When I asked my relatives and friends, all of them said MGS is more horizontal and all round development. Crescent is more academically focused.

Am I correct? What are the key differences between these two schools?

I missed the Open house. I am looking forward to get support from all of you to take informed decision.

Thanks


Depends on your score also, is ur score about 240 (for Crescent) or about 250 (for Methodist) and, would you rather pay more for methodist school fees? ($200-$300) Other things to consider is the distance from the school ur house etc.

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Re: Crescent vs MGS

Postby Selfan4ever♥23 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:07 pm

My teacher has said that if you want to try for Methodist Girls and you aren't from the affliated primary school, it is better you do not try it. She even gave me an example.
Example:
A girl named Mary is a methodist,not from methodist Girls Primary and scores 256 in her PSLE. Another girl named Alyssa not a methodist, not from MGS(primary) scores 259. Both girls put MGS as their first choice. Mary will make it into MGS and there is only 10% chance for Alyssa to get in even though her score is higher than Mary's. She said that the school will put the methodists in before others.

She also told me that even though the COP is 254, you should get at least 259 if you want to get through.

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Re: Crescent vs MGS

Postby jtoh » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:17 am

Selfan4ever♥23 wrote:My teacher has said that if you want to try for Methodist Girls and you aren't from the affliated primary school, it is better you do not try it. She even gave me an example.
Example:
A girl named Mary is a methodist,not from methodist Girls Primary and scores 256 in her PSLE. Another girl named Alyssa not a methodist, not from MGS(primary) scores 259. Both girls put MGS as their first choice. Mary will make it into MGS and there is only 10% chance for Alyssa to get in even though her score is higher than Mary's. She said that the school will put the methodists in before others.

She also told me that even though the COP is 254, you should get at least 259 if you want to get through.


That's incorrect. At the S1 Central Posting Exercise, all the computers at MOE will look at is your PSLE T-score. So the girl with the higher T-score will get in over one with a lower T-score.

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Re: Crescent vs MGS

Postby Selfan4ever♥23 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:47 pm

jtoh wrote:
Selfan4ever♥23 wrote:My teacher has said that if you want to try for Methodist Girls and you aren't from the affliated primary school, it is better you do not try it. She even gave me an example.
Example:
A girl named Mary is a methodist,not from methodist Girls Primary and scores 256 in her PSLE. Another girl named Alyssa not a methodist, not from MGS(primary) scores 259. Both girls put MGS as their first choice. Mary will make it into MGS and there is only 10% chance for Alyssa to get in even though her score is higher than Mary's. She said that the school will put the methodists in before others.

She also told me that even though the COP is 254, you should get at least 259 if you want to get through.


My teacher said that the school will choose the students. So this is incorrect??? :?

That's incorrect. At the S1 Central Posting Exercise, all the computers at MOE will look at is your PSLE T-score. So the girl with the higher T-score will get in over one with a lower T-score.

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Re: Crescent vs MGS

Postby Selfan4ever♥23 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:48 pm

jtoh wrote:
Selfan4ever♥23 wrote:My teacher has said that if you want to try for Methodist Girls and you aren't from the affliated primary school, it is better you do not try it. She even gave me an example.
Example:
A girl named Mary is a methodist,not from methodist Girls Primary and scores 256 in her PSLE. Another girl named Alyssa not a methodist, not from MGS(primary) scores 259. Both girls put MGS as their first choice. Mary will make it into MGS and there is only 10% chance for Alyssa to get in even though her score is higher than Mary's. She said that the school will put the methodists in before others.

She also told me that even though the COP is 254, you should get at least 259 if you want to get through.


My teacher said that the school will choose the students. So this is incorrect??? :?

That's incorrect. At the S1 Central Posting Exercise, all the computers at MOE will look at is your PSLE T-score. So the girl with the higher T-score will get in over one with a lower T-score.

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Re: Crescent vs MGS

Postby jtoh » Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:54 pm

Selfan4ever♥23 wrote:
jtoh wrote:
Selfan4ever♥23 wrote:My teacher has said that if you want to try for Methodist Girls and you aren't from the affliated primary school, it is better you do not try it. She even gave me an example.
Example:
A girl named Mary is a methodist,not from methodist Girls Primary and scores 256 in her PSLE. Another girl named Alyssa not a methodist, not from MGS(primary) scores 259. Both girls put MGS as their first choice. Mary will make it into MGS and there is only 10% chance for Alyssa to get in even though her score is higher than Mary's. She said that the school will put the methodists in before others.

She also told me that even though the COP is 254, you should get at least 259 if you want to get through.




That's incorrect. At the S1 Central Posting Exercise, all the computers at MOE will look at is your PSLE T-score. So the girl with the higher T-score will get in over one with a lower T-score.

My teacher said that the school will choose the students. So this is incorrect??? :?


Yes, that's incorrect. The S1 Central Posting Exercise takes place at MOE. The school has no say. After the S1 Central Posting Exercise is complete, students may appeal and at that point schools will have say over which appeal students it wants to admit.

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Re: Crescent vs MGS

Postby LOLMum » Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:55 pm

my friend's dd got into rgs (2010) and her score was just 1 point above the cop.

as long as my score is above the cop of my school of choice, i would definitely go for it.

it is just a matter which one you wish to put as 1st choice if you qualified for both, mgs or crescent.

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Re: Crescent vs MGS

Postby Selfan4ever♥23 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:00 pm

Sorry for the wrong info and thanks jtoh for the correct info!
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Re: Crescent vs MGS

Postby jtoh » Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:00 pm

Selfan4ever♥23 wrote:Sorry for the wrong info and thanks jtohh for th ecorrect info!


No problem. :)

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