Higher Chinese Bonus Points (+3, +2, +1)

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Higher Chinese Bonus Points (+3, +2, +1)

Postby doodbug » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:49 am

Sorry parents, for the seemingly silly question. From the MOE website, it says that "Pupils in the top 30% of the PSLE cohort who take Higher Chinese at the PSLE will be given bonus points for admission to SAP schools according to the following table:
Higher Chinese Grade Bonus Point
Distinction 3
Merit 2
Pass 1"

Are RI/RGS/NUS High considered SAP schools and do the bonus points apply to these schools? Thanks much!

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Re: Higher Chinese Bonus Points (+3, +2, +1)

Postby jtoh » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:21 am

No, RI/RGS/NUSH are not SAP schools and will not consider the bonus points. SAP schools are schools like NYGH/HCI, DHS, CHS, SNGS, RVH etc.

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Re: Higher Chinese Bonus Points (+3, +2, +1)

Postby doodbug » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:25 am

Thanks very much jtoh! I saw alot of discussions on score 2XX+ bonus points even when mentioning ACS/RI/RGS etc so I got a little confused. Thanks for clarifying that the bonus points are strictly considered by SAP schools only.

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Re: Higher Chinese Bonus Points (+3, +2, +1)

Postby jtoh » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:37 am

You're welcome.

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Re: Higher Chinese Bonus Points (+3, +2, +1)

Postby HyperKiasu » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:30 pm

then, what is the benefit to take HCL if aim is RI/RGS/ACI? I am a bit confused.... :?

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Re: Higher Chinese Bonus Points (+3, +2, +1)

Postby jtoh » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:16 pm

HyperKiasu wrote:then, what is the benefit to take HCL if aim is RI/RGS/ACI? I am a bit confused.... :?


HCL is for students who are good in Chinese and the bonus points is to reward them for their efforts if they apply to SAP schools. The bonus points will be of no use if they apply to non-SAP schools. But most students would choose to take HCL in secondary school so taking HCL in primary school would put you in a better position in secondary school. But if your Chinese isn't very good and you have no intention of applying to SAP schools, then you're better off not taking HCL in primary school and focussing your efforts on the core PSLE subjects.

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Re: Higher Chinese Bonus Points (+3, +2, +1)

Postby allcc6 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:33 pm

jtoh wrote:No, RI/RGS/NUSH are not SAP schools and will not consider the bonus points. SAP schools are schools like NYGH/HCI, DHS, CHS, SNGS, RVH etc.


How many SAP secondary schools are there in Singapore?

Other than the 6 above, which are the other schools?

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Re: Higher Chinese Bonus Points (+3, +2, +1)

Postby MandyMummy » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:09 pm

allcc6 wrote:
jtoh wrote:No, RI/RGS/NUSH are not SAP schools and will not consider the bonus points. SAP schools are schools like NYGH/HCI, DHS, CHS, SNGS, RVH etc.


How many SAP secondary schools are there in Singapore?

Other than the 6 above, which are the other schools?

Anglican High, Nan Hua High, Chung Cheng High, Nan Chiau High, Maris Stella High

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Re: Higher Chinese Bonus Points (+3, +2, +1)

Postby HyperKiasu » Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:50 pm

jtoh wrote:
HyperKiasu wrote:then, what is the benefit to take HCL if aim is RI/RGS/ACI? I am a bit confused.... :?


HCL is for students who are good in Chinese and the bonus points is to reward them for their efforts if they apply to SAP schools. The bonus points will be of no use if they apply to non-SAP schools. But most students would choose to take HCL in secondary school so taking HCL in primary school would put you in a better position in secondary school. But if your Chinese isn't very good and you have no intention of applying to SAP schools, then you're better off not taking HCL in primary school and focussing your efforts on the core PSLE subjects.


thanks jtoh for your explanation. and if can score something like A or above at O level, then will be exempted from Chinese in JC....so early efforts in primary sch is very worth.... :xedfingers:

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Re: Higher Chinese Bonus Points (+3, +2, +1)

Postby phankao » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:46 pm

How to know if the child is in Top 30%?

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