Advise for a confused dad

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Advise for a confused dad

Postby confuseddad » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:34 pm

Hi,
need some advise from the gurus here
my daughter did 234 in recent psle and she really likes/want to go to Nan Hua
So I have this list in mind...
Any suggestions if this list makes sense?
TIA

1) Nan Hua
2) Commonwealth
3) Fairfield
4) Clementi Town
5) CHIJ St Theresa's
6) New Town

Thanks again
:smile:

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Re: Advise for a confused dad

Postby confuseddad » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:11 pm

any advise for a confused dad ? :idea:


1) Nan Hua cop243
2) Commonwealth cop236
3) Fairfield cop235
4) Clementi Town cop229
5) CHIJ St Theresa's cop224
6) New Town cop202

Thanks
:smile:

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Re: Advise for a confused dad

Postby Bonnie » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:14 pm

Your first choice is unlikely to get as 234 is very far off from COP of 243 unless you are prepared to appeal

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Re: Advise for a confused dad

Postby confuseddad » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:41 pm

Bonnie wrote:Your first choice is unlikely to get as 234 is very far off from COP of 243 unless you are prepared to appeal


Hi Bonnie
Thanks for your reply :smile:
I am intending to appeal though i still think chances are slim..
what do you think about choices 2-6?
:smile:

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Re: Advise for a confused dad

Postby thebigapple » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:24 pm

confuseddad wrote:Hi,
need some advise from the gurus here
my daughter did 234 in recent psle and she really likes/want to go to Nan Hua
So I have this list in mind...
Any suggestions if this list makes sense?
TIA

1) Nan Hua
2) Commonwealth
3) Fairfield
4) Clementi Town
5) CHIJ St Theresa's
6) New Town

Thanks again
:smile:


hey,

as the gap between nan hua's COP and your daughter's score is 9 marks off, the chances are incredibly slim. unless you appeal, and the school is willing to accept a student with 9 marks off the COP. also, since both commonwealth and fairfield have a higher COP, it is incredibly risky. also, even if your daughter's marks are higher than that of clementi town and chij as well as new town, your daughter may not be accepted as spaces may have already been taken up. it's rather risky.

nonetheless, if you're willing to take the risk, go ahead. however, my advice is that most likely, your daughter wouldn't be accepted to nanhua. as for commonwealth and fairfield, maybe, maybe not. you may still have to appeal.

good luck :)

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Re: Advise for a confused dad

Postby kwcllf » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:36 pm

thebigapple wrote:
confuseddad wrote:Hi,
need some advise from the gurus here
my daughter did 234 in recent psle and she really likes/want to go to Nan Hua
So I have this list in mind...
Any suggestions if this list makes sense?
TIA

1) Nan Hua
2) Commonwealth
3) Fairfield
4) Clementi Town
5) CHIJ St Theresa's
6) New Town

Thanks again
:smile:


hey,

as the gap between nan hua's COP and your daughter's score is 9 marks off, the chances are incredibly slim. unless you appeal, and the school is willing to accept a student with 9 marks off the COP. also, since both commonwealth and fairfield have a higher COP, it is incredibly risky. also, even if your daughter's marks are higher than that of clementi town and chij as well as new town, your daughter may not be accepted as spaces may have already been taken up. it's rather risky.

nonetheless, if you're willing to take the risk, go ahead. however, my advice is that most likely, your daughter wouldn't be accepted to nanhua. as for commonwealth and fairfield, maybe, maybe not. you may still have to appeal.

good luck :)


I think your 4-6th choice should be well within your kid's range although we must bear in mind that it is the Dragon year. Hence, competition may be slightly stiffer. All the best anyway!

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Re: Advise for a confused dad

Postby kamom » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:38 pm

Nan Hua is really risky. In my opinion, I suggest that you put Commonwealth as 1st choice and appeal. Chances of getting in thru appeal is higher when you have placed them as 1st choice.

Commonwealth is very impressive and not forgetting their million dollar view of the sea :wink:

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Re: Advise for a confused dad

Postby confuseddad » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:44 pm

thebigapple wrote:
confuseddad wrote:Hi,
need some advise from the gurus here
my daughter did 234 in recent psle and she really likes/want to go to Nan Hua
So I have this list in mind...
Any suggestions if this list makes sense?
TIA

1) Nan Hua
2) Commonwealth
3) Fairfield
4) Clementi Town
5) CHIJ St Theresa's
6) New Town

Thanks again
:smile:


hey,

as the gap between nan hua's COP and your daughter's score is 9 marks off, the chances are incredibly slim. unless you appeal, and the school is willing to accept a student with 9 marks off the COP. also, since both commonwealth and fairfield have a higher COP, it is incredibly risky. also, even if your daughter's marks are higher than that of clementi town and chij as well as new town, your daughter may not be accepted as spaces may have already been taken up. it's rather risky.

nonetheless, if you're willing to take the risk, go ahead. however, my advice is that most likely, your daughter wouldn't be accepted to nanhua. as for commonwealth and fairfield, maybe, maybe not. you may still have to appeal.

good luck :)


:)
I understand where you are coming from..
It just seems difficult to narrow down other choices to fit dd's cop within range.

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Re: Advise for a confused dad

Postby confuseddad » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:46 pm

kwcllf wrote:
thebigapple wrote:
confuseddad wrote:Hi,
need some advise from the gurus here
my daughter did 234 in recent psle and she really likes/want to go to Nan Hua
So I have this list in mind...
Any suggestions if this list makes sense?
TIA

1) Nan Hua
2) Commonwealth
3) Fairfield
4) Clementi Town
5) CHIJ St Theresa's
6) New Town

Thanks again
:smile:


hey,

as the gap between nan hua's COP and your daughter's score is 9 marks off, the chances are incredibly slim. unless you appeal, and the school is willing to accept a student with 9 marks off the COP. also, since both commonwealth and fairfield have a higher COP, it is incredibly risky. also, even if your daughter's marks are higher than that of clementi town and chij as well as new town, your daughter may not be accepted as spaces may have already been taken up. it's rather risky.

nonetheless, if you're willing to take the risk, go ahead. however, my advice is that most likely, your daughter wouldn't be accepted to nanhua. as for commonwealth and fairfield, maybe, maybe not. you may still have to appeal.

good luck :)


I think your 4-6th choice should be well within your kid's range although we must bear in mind that it is the Dragon year. Hence, competition may be slightly stiffer. All the best anyway!


yea this dragon year more competition thingy is really getting to me.
am in two minds to believe in it or not
any suggestions for other choices of schools that are safer choices?
:)
TIA

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Re: Advise for a confused dad

Postby confuseddad » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:47 pm

kamom wrote:Nan Hua is really risky. In my opinion, I suggest that you put Commonwealth as 1st choice and appeal. Chances of getting in thru appeal is higher when you have placed them as 1st choice.

Commonwealth is very impressive and not forgetting their million dollar view of the sea :wink:


yes most likely moving Commonwealth up to 1st.
Million $ view of reservoir :)

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