Views on St Margaret's Sec Sch

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Views on St Margaret's Sec Sch

Postby Smiggle » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:35 pm

Anyone has any comment on SMSS? Are they band 1 school? Quite low profile. What are their strengths and weaknesses? Need to start thinking sec sch selection. Hear a lot about rgs,mgs etc...but none about SMSS.

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Re: Views on St Margaret's Sec Sch

Postby verykiasu2010 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:24 pm

Smiggle wrote:Anyone has any comment on SMSS? Are they band 1 school? Quite low profile. What are their strengths and weaknesses? Need to start thinking sec sch selection. Hear a lot about rgs,mgs etc...but none about SMSS.


the LKY award for best normal acad students have been coming from SMSS a few times, including this year.

you can browse the school website to get a feel of the school

it is an Anglican school, now an autonomous school - is a good yard stick to gauge where they are among the girl schools

value-add wise they are not bad considering they are taking all the girls from SMPS incl normal acad and producing those output though not as stellar as St Nick

students go on to ACJC, SAJC, AJC, NJC, etc
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Re: Views on St Margaret's Sec Sch

Postby Edureach » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:51 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:
Smiggle wrote:Anyone has any comment on SMSS? Are they band 1 school? Quite low profile. What are their strengths and weaknesses? Need to start thinking sec sch selection. Hear a lot about rgs,mgs etc...but none about SMSS.


the LKY award for best normal acad students have been coming from SMSS a few times, including this year.

you can browse the school website to get a feel of the school

it is an Anglican school, now an autonomous school - is a good yard stick to gauge where they are among the girl schools

value-add wise they are not bad considering they are taking all the girls from SMPS incl normal acad and producing those output though not as stellar as St Nick

students go on to ACJC, SAJC, AJC, NJC, etc



A correct piece of information!

This school is ideal for pupils who score btw 238-243. A value added sch, generally the girls who graduated from this school posses good presentation skills ie good in jc project work. My observation is that the top 100 girls hve a mean L1R5 of 14 pts or better.

Somehow i discovered that those who managed to gain admission to the jcs outlined by verykiasu2010 did reasonally well in their A-levels. I was also informed that those who got in to AJC did pretty well last year.

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Re: Views on St Margaret's Sec Sch

Postby Smiggle » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:30 pm

Thanks for your valuable views. Any comparison made with tkgs? Understand that their psle intake points are rather close. With SMSS, majority will come from SMPS that's why they don't hv much vacancies for external lot. But for tkgs, all students are in from external with similar psle score, so naturally tkgs has high quality students.

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Re: Views on St Margaret's Sec Sch

Postby verykiasu2010 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:56 pm

Smiggle wrote:Thanks for your valuable views. Any comparison made with tkgs? Understand that their psle intake points are rather close. With SMSS, majority will come from SMPS that's why they don't hv much vacancies for external lot. But for tkgs, all students are in from external with similar psle score, so naturally tkgs has high quality students.

so how about the output from tkgs ?
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Re: Views on St Margaret's Sec Sch

Postby Mrs Ong » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:20 pm

Anyone heard news from SMSS on DSA outcome?

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Re: Views on St Margaret's Sec Sch

Postby Sniper Angel » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:43 pm

Anyone know what kind of DSA St Margaret's Sec is looking at?

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