how does affiliation work?

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how does affiliation work?

Postby lexis » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:21 am

Say, for example, the school says that the affiliation COP for 2012 PSLE was 225, does this mean that for 2013 PSLE, as long as you get 225 and above, you will be guaranteed a place in the affiliated secondary school?

Or does the school first determine the number of places to be allocated to its affiliated primary school(s), eg. 80 places, then the 80th child to be admitted will be the so-called affiliation score? This would mean it's a fluctuating figure every year.

Anyone has any idea? Thanks!

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Re: how does affiliation work?

Postby anxious.dad » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:13 pm

The affiliation COP would be determined by the school before the S1 posting exercise and communicated to the students/parents. All students with t-score that meet the pre-determined COP AND has indicated the affiliated secondary school as FIRST CHOICE will be admitted. The balance places are then "opened" to the public and affiliated students that did not placed the SS as the first choice on the S1 selection form.

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Re: how does affiliation work?

Postby lexis » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:41 pm

This means that in a way, COP (for non affiliates) is also determined by the number of affiliates who choose to go back.

Thanks for the clarification.

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Re: how does affiliation work?

Postby Fried chicken » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:57 pm

lexis wrote:This means that in a way, COP (for non affiliates) is also determined by the number of affiliates who choose to go back.

Thanks for the clarification.


Yes. That's why sec schools with affiliation mostly have higher COPs, as places are more limited compared with those without affiliation.

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Re: how does affiliation work?

Postby capdingo » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:45 pm

So here is a related question on affiliation. I am planning to bring my child from an external school into a school with affiliation - currently thinking either Ngee Ann Sec or St Hilda Sec.

Is there a "standard" by which the school adheres to when they determine the proportion between how many "affiliation" or "non affiliation" students they bring in? eg. is it 60/40?

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Re: how does affiliation work?

Postby samsungtay » Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:05 pm

capdingo wrote:So here is a related question on affiliation. I am planning to bring my child from an external school into a school with affiliation - currently thinking either Ngee Ann Sec or St Hilda Sec.

Is there a "standard" by which the school adheres to when they determine the proportion between how many "affiliation" or "non affiliation" students they bring in? eg. is it 60/40?


I understand that the COP number for affilation has been determined by the school prior to selcetion. For Ngee Ann, was told Year 2012 is 215, Year 2013 is 220 and Year 2014 will be 225. The remaining places will then be given to non- affilated students once the affilated are filled up.

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Re: how does affiliation work?

Postby capdingo » Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:59 pm

Thank you. How did you find that out? And is there also a way to find out how many pupils will be taken in (in total) at Ngee Ann for Sec 1 in 2014?

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