BP or Nan Hua

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BP or Nan Hua

Postby greenmum » Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:25 am

My DD gets 247+2 (HMT chinese) in PSLE. She wishes to go Nan Hua High :roll: but Bukit Panjang High is near to our home (CCK). Pls gives me advice on which school to choose.
Thanks in advance.

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Re: BP or Nan Hua

Postby Bluecookie » Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:36 am

Here's my two-cents' worth:

I would recommend BPGHS myself, having been a student there. First of all, it is a Band 1 school, which means students score an L1B5 average of >11 points for O levels, which is pretty commendable. Nan Hua, on the other hand, is a Band 2 school, according to the information booklet. It may not be the best indicator of which is a better school, but this may be the most objective source available.

Based on my experience in BP, I would say most of the students there turn out well, both in terms of academic and character development. The academic curriculum is challenging, but it prepares students well for the O levels. For instance, I was told by a teacher that lower secondary students are often given lesson materials from the upper secondary standard, and the upper secondary students are given materials from tertiary standards e.g. JCs. I believe this is the reason for BP students' strong performance in the O levels, especially in the subjects of Mathematics and Science.

I won't deny that I don't feel much of an affiliation to the school, because it was never my first choice (it was SCGS). But I feel compelled to speak in favour of BP because I have, indeed, benefited from an education there. In fact, my father was so impressed with the school that he convinced my younger sister to enter it too. Both of us turned out well, if i may say so myself. And BP was also at a much more convenient location for us, since we're staying at CCK too.

Sorry I can't speak for Nan Hua. Perhaps someone else is better positioned to do so.

Hope my experience helps!

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Re: BP or Nan Hua

Postby Bluecookie » Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:38 am

Oops, I meant <11 points!

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Re: BP or Nan Hua

Postby Selfan4ever♥23 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:08 am

You can try Crescent Girls.

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Re: BP or Nan Hua

Postby SS66 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:44 am

Hi

BPGHS is a great school shld seriously consider that ESP since you live nearby

It is likely in my choice too though I live v v far away

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Re: BP or Nan Hua

Postby Zhuge » Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:20 am

heard Bukit Panjang Govt High is a good school too

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Re: BP or Nan Hua

Postby kiasu_mum75 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:55 pm

Nan Hua just changed its principal to the former CTSS principal.. the former Nan Hua principal went to Dunman high... he is good... but heard many staff left nan hua after the princiapl went to dunman high..

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Re: BP or Nan Hua

Postby infosages » Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:29 pm

Bkt Panjang might be a better choice because

- School with highest COP in CCK.
- More convenient for you
- Band 1 for O levels L1B5 whereas Nan Hua is in band 2.
- Think Nan Hua girls need to tie plaits... some gals don't like the idea :please:

Just my 2 cents...

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Re: BP or Nan Hua

Postby ngbrdad » Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:40 pm

Nan Hua is pure express while BPGH has NA and NT too.
Don't know whether that will affect your decision or not.

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Re: BP or Nan Hua

Postby jedamum » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:56 am

ngbrdad wrote:Nan Hua is pure express while BPGH has NA and NT too.
Don't know whether that will affect your decision or not.

for schools with all express and mix of NA/NT, my main concern is more on the number of streamed classes available for pure science subjects in upper sec and cohort size. any parents have information on how many classes in each school (BPGH vs NH) offers mixed science and pure science and triple science stream (if it is how they operate nowadays... :oops:)?
thanks!

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