dh.ang wrote:twilight wrote:dh.ang wrote:jtoh wrote:dh.ang wrote:hi..can you pls adv me if i am correct to say that if my daughter (SCGS 's 2010 psle batch ) wants to go into IP program , and since scgs doesnt offer IP for this batch and if her score is at around 245 (not good enough for this year's IP avail schools) , she shld try to opt for MGS (ASCI) or Cedar (VJC) for normal Sec 1 ( since IP is not yet avail for this year's student there ) and join IP only in their third year when these schools IP program starts). is this option a viable route for students with lower score such as 245 and yet want to try to opt for IP, to first enter these schools as normal sec 1 and 2, seemingly be in a better position to be considered entry into IP at third year same school. Is there something i forget to consider here? As opting to leave SCGS for Cedar sounds like a very unusual thing to do, if not for this IP consideration, would most appreciate if u can advise me . thanks so much!
I doubt if your dd will be able to get into MGS with agg of 245. The COP has been >250 in past years.
The only advantage MGS has over SCGS is you get a bonus point for entry into ACJC. Mind you, this is ACJC, not ACSI.
With an aggregate of 245, it would probably be better for your dd to stay in SCGS, work her way into the top 2 classes in Sec 2 so she can participate more fully in the Talent Programme there. If she proves herself she can apply for an IP school in Sec 3.
thank you so much for you quick reply....!!! how about Cedar ? hope to to hear more from you...tks tks
How badly do you want your DD to be in IP? Cedar's COP last year was 246. So 245 might or might not make the cut off. And the IP starting in 2013 will only be offered to 50 sec 3 students. I'm not sure how they will make the selection, but probably those in the top 50 in the cohort, unless some of the opt out. So unless you're very certain your DD will be able to make IP, I would advise staying in SCGS. Of course, if she would love to go Cedar or some other school, then it's up to her.
thanks so much for the valuable input!
50 students each from VS and Cedar (2011 Sec cohort) will be selected for the VJC IP program - this is a special arrangement, although the IP for both schools only start in 2012.