Appeal to be bottom VS stay w sch within Mean score

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Appeal to be bottom VS stay w sch within Mean score

Postby 33mama » Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:41 am

Dear Parents,

I am interested to find out if you would prefer (after PSLE, your child is allocated to a school- which is 1 of the 6 choices) :
1) stay in the allocated school which your child's PSLE results is the mean of the school :lol: OR
2) appeal ( and if successful :imcool: ) to a school with cutoff +5 points above your child's PSLE results.

Basically, I would like to find out the pros and cons of each and especially parents who had done so, can the child cope. :shrug:

33mama
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Re: Appeal to be bottom VS stay w sch within Mean score

Postby kaka » Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:28 pm

Consider child character:
If the child is the cheong type ... give him some stretch. Option 2
If the child gets demotivated by being in bottom of class ... Option 1.

Consider other aspects: travelling time, culture of school etc

In a nutshell, child chances of being happy in the school should be the priority

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Re: Appeal to be bottom VS stay w sch within Mean score

Postby 33mama » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:18 pm

after my son is in 2nd yr of sec... for him i deduce Option 1 is better.... cos he looks the cheong type but when he is at bottom he lose steam... haiz....

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