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Re: leave scgs for cedar ??

Postby ManU123 » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:14 am

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.

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Re: leave scgs for cedar ??

Postby ManU123 » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:14 am

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 1 cohort) will be selected for the VJC IP program - this is a special arrangement, although the IP for both schools only start in 2012.

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Postby ManU123 » Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:13 pm

fudgemum wrote:Hi all,

Just want to clarify. For this year Psle batch, if we want to join the VJ IP programme in 2013, do we need to join CEDAR or can we join MGS.


good qn.
vjc ip accept 150 per yr
for 2013 - 50 from vs and 50 from cgs...means left 50 places for all other schools...
perhaps someone can give better info..

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Postby ManU123 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:51 am

Victboy wrote:I wonder anyone has any comments on VS? My son has put VS as first choice follow by Anderson Sec. He scored 260 for his PSLE Exam.


my younger brother could be his schoolmate (he scored 258) next yr

as an old boy who graduated there several yrs ago - i can say that the school has good principal and teachers and a strong school spirit - with emphasis on leadership and character building and CCAs esp sports -
a good mix of students from lower to middle income families and ethnic background and scholars from china and asean

most of all - the students (past n present) have very strong camaradie - something i enjoy most :lol:

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Postby ManU123 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:16 pm

kiasuson wrote:
Victboy wrote:I wonder anyone has any comments on VS? My son has put VS as first choice follow by Anderson Sec. He scored 260 for his PSLE Exam.


VS as first choice might be a waste. With 260, he can qualify to any IP schools easily.


although VS COP is 245 - the highest score among those who chose VS last yr is 271 - VS does have its fair share of top PSLE students choosing it as 1st choice every yr :lol:

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Re: IP IN SJI

Postby ManU123 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:39 pm

SUPERLADY wrote:
SUPERLADY wrote:HI,
Is sji starting the ip curriculum next year that is 2012 ? 8)


ok i have one more doubt if my boy takes admission in sji in 2012 in sec 1 ,can he change to ip in 2013 for sec 2?


sji ip in 2013 is for sec 1s only, unless he willing to re-do sec 1 hehe (no offence)

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