ACS I (O level) vs FMS (S) vs Nan Hua...

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ACS I (O level) vs FMS (S) vs Nan Hua...

Postby SS66 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:40 pm

Hi !

Can anyone share which of the above will bw a better choice ? My boy likley to be 235 to 240++ range..he is fr FMS(P).

noticed some school e.g. FMS has COP of 240++ but in terms of banding, the school is in Band 6. Whereas some other school with lower COP are of better banding..

is COP or banding a more impt factor in choosig a school ? Thanks in advance :lovesite:

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Re: ACS I (O level) vs FMS (S) vs Nan Hua...

Postby Helping--Hand » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:11 pm

SS66 wrote:Hi !

Can anyone share which of the above will bw a better choice ? My boy likley to be 235 to 240++ range..he is fr FMS(P).

noticed some school e.g. FMS has COP of 240++ but in terms of banding, the school is in Band 6. Whereas some other school with lower COP are of better banding..

is COP or banding a more impt factor in choosig a school ? Thanks in advance :lovesite:

Hi
do you live in the east?
Chung Cheng and TKSS will be suitable :D

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Re: ACS I (O level) vs FMS (S) vs Nan Hua...

Postby Snow Crystal » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:20 pm

You are asking for west schools so presume you are looking at west side. I thought min 245 for ACSI express if non affiliated and 235 for affiliated. I will choose ACSI Express cos there's a chance to be considered for ACSI IB at end year 2 if your DS manages top few positions in year 1 and 2 express. And if your DS is affiliated boy since you put >235, he will have many friends from primary school and no culture shock. Another good west school is Bukit Panjang. Just my two cents.

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Re: ACS I (O level) vs FMS (S) vs Nan Hua...

Postby nanosphere » Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:49 pm

The cop for fms shld be ard 188 for affiliation(express) and ard 237 for non-affiliation.in view of that i do think that fms did fairly well in terms of banding as compare to school having the same cop. :smile:

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Re: ACS I (O level) vs FMS (S) vs Nan Hua...

Postby nanosphere » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:02 pm

Just realised that fms(s) has revised their cop for affiliated students to 200 instead of 188 (based on 2010 result). :smile:

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Re: ACS I (O level) vs FMS (S) vs Nan Hua...

Postby SS66 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:58 pm

Tks for all the replies

His school forecast his score to be 240
Hopefully he can do better

FMS n ACSI are within walking distance

Btw is commonwealth considered a better school than FMS since it is in band3?
I supposed the poor banding for FMS is partly due to affiliation

So if he manages to get close to 245 then ACS I would b a better choice thn FMS?
Btw how is nan hua? Is it a must to have higher Chinese to get in?
Tks

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