Cedar VS St Nicholas

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Cedar VS St Nicholas

Postby CupNoodle » Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:28 pm

DD score is 250+2
Still cannot decide whether to put Cedar or St Nichola as 1st choice.
Can someone help to advice? which school is better?

Thanks.

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Re: Cedar VS St Nicholas

Postby des8low » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:23 am

CupNoodle wrote:DD score is 250+2
Still cannot decide whether to put Cedar or St Nichola as 1st choice.
Can someone help to advice? which school is better?

Thanks.

St.Nicks is definitely better than Cedars, but considering your score, she should put Cedar as first choice. So that she can cope with her friends in future.

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Re: Cedar VS St Nicholas

Postby Guest » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:32 am

If your child is strong in HCL, St Nicks is a better choice as the top students from 'O' levels do come from St Nicks. They also inculcate alot of values in their learnings. Having said this, it would therefore be a more competitive environment for academics as well. So with these information, you have to retro-fit to your child's personality for a good fit to the school.
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Re: Cedar VS St Nicholas

Postby CupNoodle » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:10 pm

Hi,

Pardon me for my ignorance. may I know why u mention that St Nicks is definitely better than Cedar. Can you elaborate on that?

As St Nick has afflicated pri sch, will it pull down the standard of the sch?
whereas for Cedar, the COP is 248, so I assume that the standard in Cedar should be higher ?

Btw, based on dd result of 250+2, I think it is unlikely that she can be accepted into Cedars IP , right? She gets A* for English, A for Chinese and 2 points for HCL....does that mean that ST Nick will be more suitable for her?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Re: Cedar VS St Nicholas

Postby CupNoodle » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:12 pm

One more, is it advisable to take 3rd language? DD is interested in French. Classes is conducted outside the school, and after school hours, is it? can she drop out if cannot cope?

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Re: Cedar VS St Nicholas

Postby kiaaik » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:31 pm

I will select Cedar because can enter VJC...need to think a bit further ahead..

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Re: Cedar VS St Nicholas

Postby CupNoodle » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:56 pm

Cedar there is no affiliation to VJC, unless you are in IP program.

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Re: Cedar VS St Nicholas

Postby carebear » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:57 pm

kiaaik wrote:I will select Cedar because can enter VJC...need to think a bit further ahead..


Agree with you.
I will definitely choose Cedar Girls IP for the reason that your admission into VJC is almost 100% guaranteed.

St Nic's IP will only start in 2013.
Then in Y5 and Y6 will join SCGS and Catholic High to form a new government JC- which means no track record.

Also I don't know whether if your DD enters this year then will she get to choose IP in 2014 (as in the case of MGS)?
Or those enrolling in 2012 will have no choice but to take O levels?

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Re: Cedar VS St Nicholas

Postby carebear » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:59 pm

CupNoodle wrote:Cedar there is no affiliation to VJC, unless you are in IP program.


Your DD should qualify for Cedar IP, although I think this year the COP for Cedar IP may increase as more people are attracted to IP.

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Re: Cedar VS St Nicholas

Postby carebear » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:30 pm

ManU123 wrote:VS and Cedar IP is not a new IP but will be building upon the success of VJC IP which has immensely popular and very difficult to get in, over the years.


VS and Cedar IP are starting in 2012.
Previously both schools offered O level.
So considered new.
If get into VS or Cedar IP, should be almost 100% guaranteed go to VJC, cos it is a seamless education from Year 1 to Year 6.

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