Which Bedok School?

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Which Bedok School?

Postby Angel2005 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:55 pm

Hi Parents,
My daughter will have to choose a secondary school to enter in next year. As we are residing in the East and due to convenience, we were wondering if anyone can give advice on which school in Bedok is best? I know they all have their individual strengths, but based on how the students behave, how good the teachers and Principal are etc, I'm
Just very blur in this area. Also can in your reply can you also state the collie of the uniform of the school you are mentioning 'cos I've seen the uniforms but am not sure which schools they are. Thanks

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Re: Which Bedok School?

Postby LLK » Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:58 pm

Anglican Secondary School (all white uniform) is one of the best in Bedok. PSLE T-score must be around 245 and above.

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Re: Which Bedok School?

Postby Angel2005 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:14 pm

LLK wrote:Anglican Secondary School (all white uniform) is one of the best in Bedok. PSLE T-score must be around 245 and above.


Thanks LLK, but I don't think my child can score that high so am looking at more of the Bedok North/South/Town/Green etc schools
Just don't know anyone who have children there and want some feedback. But thanks anyway

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Re: Which Bedok School?

Postby Louis » Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:02 pm

Among the Bedok _____ Secondary Schools, Bedok View Secondary is a good one.
Use your child's result to go into the best secondary school.

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Re: Which Bedok School?

Postby bellerina » Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:50 pm

St. Anthony's Canossian Sec @ Fengshan & Temasek Sec @ Bedok South are good schools in Bedok area. Their T-score are 220+ to 230+.

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Re: Which Bedok School?

Postby Angel2005 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:45 am

Thanks Louis & Bellarina. Actually out 1st & 2nd choices are Katong Convent & St. Anthony's, and tho their cut-off points are reasonable, am
Just preparing in case my dd doesn't score so well and we Wana be prepared to make the correct choices for her if she has to go to some of the Bedok schools. Thanks sooooo much! If you hear mote good things about some of those schools
Or can tell me why they are better than others, I'd greatly appreciate it ad it will help with our decision making

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Re: Which Bedok School?

Postby koguma » Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:05 pm

Angel2005 wrote:Thanks Louis & Bellarina. Actually out 1st & 2nd choices are Katong Convent & St. Anthony's, and tho their cut-off points are reasonable, am
Just preparing in case my dd doesn't score so well and we Wana be prepared to make the correct choices for her if she has to go to some of the Bedok schools. Thanks sooooo much! If you hear mote good things about some of those schools
Or can tell me why they are better than others, I'd greatly appreciate it ad it will help with our decision making


Based on the COP, the Bedok schools are ranked as following. I also included few other schools around the area for your consideration.

Pasir Ris (220 - 236) - this school is at tampines
Bedok View (218 - 234)
Bedok South (211 - 230)
Damai (205 - 231) - this school is at bedok reservior
Bedok Green (204 - 229)
Bedok North (188 - 234)
Bedok Town (188 - 229)

I have 2 nephews, one graduated from Bedok Green last year and one in Bedok North Sec 4 this year , hence I can only comment on these 2 schools. Being a neighbourhood school, you can expect more mischevious students in the school. However, my 2 nephews have no problem with their schoolmates. They are aware who are the "problematic" students in their schools and they just avoid these students.

I have attended the Meet Parents Session (MPS) for the 2 of them since Sec 1. I can see that the Principals and teachers have work hard to stretch the students, and engaging the parents to work together for the students. Sad to say is not all parents are supportive. Most parents do not attend the MPS, and hence the teachers are also hands tied when they want to do more for the students. I think this is a common problem for neighbourhood schools.

Although the schools O and N level results may not be impressive overall, but they do have successful stories. Bedok Green produced a top NA level student in 2009 (there are 3 top students in the nation that year). You can also find students who get 6 or 7 points for L1R5, which allows them to qualify to the top 5 JCs in S'pore.

Each school has its own strength in the CCAs. Bedok North is good for its Drama. Pasir Ris is famous for its Chinese Orchestra. Hence you can discuss with your DD to see what CCA she wants, and perhaps you can choose the school that focus on that particular CCA she likes.

One factor you may want to consider is the subjects the school offer in Sec 3. Some neighbourhood schools are less flexible when come to the Sec 3 subjects combination. In other words, it is possible that students may study subjects which they don't like. Example,
1) Some schools do not offer Triple Science to their top class. The best classes only do Pure Chem and Pure Bio or Pure Phy.
2) Some schools only offer Pure Geography and no Pure Lit or Pure History.
3) Some schools only has Social Studies/Geog and no Social Studies/Hist or Social Studies/Lit. Even though the school may offer the different cobination, students may not be able to choose the one they like.
4) For average students, they will only do 6 or 7 subjects for O level. Hence they do not have spare subjects for the L1R5 computation. The reasons given by the schools: they wantthe students to focus on what they study.

Hope you find the info useful.

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Re: Which Bedok School?

Postby HeSheMe » Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:40 pm

Why not go for Temasek Secondary School?

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Re: Which Bedok School?

Postby bellerina » Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:00 pm

My dd couldn't get into her dream school... Look for schools in the East.
if the cut off point is 2-4 marks higher, is it advisable to put it as 1st choice? Please advice on the below schools!
Or any other schools in the East within this range. Thanks much!

Psir Ris (220-236) Band 6
Bedok View (218 - 234) Band 8
Bedok South (211 - 230) Band 8
Damai (205 - 231)
Bedok Green (204 - 229)
Manjusri (200-233)

If the schools do not have band means it is worse than Band 9?

Please also advice any good schools in the East for:

Express: 188-200 & NA: Under 180

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Re: Which Bedok School?

Postby koguma » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:06 am

bellerina wrote:My dd couldn't get into her dream school... Look for schools in the East.
if the cut off point is 2-4 marks higher, is it advisable to put it as 1st choice? Please advice on the below schools!
Or any other schools in the East within this range. Thanks much!

Psir Ris (220-236) Band 6
Bedok View (218 - 234) Band 8
Bedok South (211 - 230) Band 8
Damai (205 - 231)
Bedok Green (204 - 229)
Manjusri (200-233)

If the schools do not have band means it is worse than Band 9?

Please also advice any good schools in the East for:

Express: 188-200 & NA: Under 180


Schools without banding maybe due to
1) Schools that offer the Integrated Programme
2) Schools with small candidature, i.e. fewer than 40 students
3) Worst than Band 9

Although Bedok Green, Bedok North, Damai have no banding, they do produce few students with good "O" level results. Have you consider schools at tampines?

You may want to consider choosing schools where your child's score is similiar to the rest of the intakes (looking at the mode or median score).

if the cut off point is 2-4 marks higher, is it advisable to put it as 1st choice? my reply will be YES, personally i will try. however, i will ensure my 2nd choice is the one the most preferred one if i didn't manage to go into my 1st choice.

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