2014 Request for Advice on Selecting Secondary Schools

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2014 Request for Advice on Selecting Secondary Schools

Postby Tetris » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:53 am

Miss Bean wrote:
angell wrote:
Miss Bean wrote:Hi Angel

Are you from the affiliated school of SCGS? :boogie:

Thanks


Long Long ago long ago...... :lol: :lol:


Thanks Angel

May I ask you or anyone who is currently the affiliated school student of SCGS a few questions:- :roll:
1. When you were in the SCGS secondary, will you able to get along with those students who were not the affiliated students of SCGS? or prefer to stay with the students who were your classmetes since Primary school .
2. You will not get close to non affiliated students but just a hi hi to them.
3. How many good classes in SCGS? Good classes mean all good grade students in the same class
4. Will the school just concentrate the good classes
5. I saw the "Choosing your secondary school" booklet for 2010 and noticed that previously the subject for Engliah its was indicated as Language Art but since 2011 has became English Language/ Liternature in English, any idea why?

Meantimes, I also hope someone who is non-affiliated students of SCGS but currently still studying in SCGS gives her comments on the above question too.

:imsorry: I hope I did not offend anyone in my question 1 &2.

:thankyou: looking forward :boogie: to your reply :dancing:


Hello! :) I'm an SC student who graduated in 2012.
To answer some of your questions,

1,2) Yes, at first I did stick to my primary school friends, because I am quite shy by nature. What I observed however is that everyone made an effort to befriend the newcomers :) by secondary 2, after sorting by results everyone was more or less mixed up as well. Some of my closest friends from SC today are non-affiliated students.
3/4) Classes were banded by results! After this, they were further grouped with other classes according to individual subject standards and divided into bands. I actually liked this style because it helped me learn at an appropriate pace - for eg. I was in Band 1 English, Band 2 Bio and Band 3 Math etcetc. I don't know what it's like with the IP system now but from what I hear it's about the same. It is true that the better classes sometimes had nicer facilities. However, all students had pretty much equal opportunities and in general, the whole Sec 4 cohort got privileges like air-conditioned classrooms. :) I can confidently say that I fully enjoyed my time in SC, which had a very inclusive environment. I was in one of the average classes by the way!

5) As for this I'm not really sure! I think perhaps the school wanted to make clear what the subject is about. However I think the difference is minimal; the English department teaches literature, too!

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Re: SCGS vs Cresent Girls

Postby Dazzydancers » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:24 am

jtoh wrote:Is Crescent a Christian school? I don't think so.


Me neither :xedfingers:

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Re: SCGS vs Cresent Girls

Postby MMM » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:19 am

Dazzydancers wrote:
jtoh wrote:Is Crescent a Christian school? I don't think so.


Me neither :xedfingers:


Crescent is a non religious school.

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Tanjong Katong Girls' School VS Tanjong Katong Secondary Sch

Postby xheyx » Thu May 29, 2014 9:48 pm

Which one is better???

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Re: Tanjong Katong Girls' School VS Tanjong Katong Secondary

Postby Crester » Fri May 30, 2014 7:31 am

xheyx wrote:Which one is better???


TKSS is my choice.

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Re: Tanjong Katong Girls' School VS Tanjong Katong Secondary

Postby zbear » Fri May 30, 2014 8:31 am

In the past, TKGS is THE girls' school with good academic records but now not so. I think TKSS has taken over this position.

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Re: Tanjong Katong Girls' School VS Tanjong Katong Secondary

Postby Crester » Fri May 30, 2014 8:39 am

zbear wrote:In the past, TKGS is THE girls' school with good academic records but now not so. I think TKSS has taken over this position.


Yes, what zbear said above abt TKGS has dropped in standard....I have heard of it too.

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Re: Tanjong Katong Girls' School VS Tanjong Katong Secondary

Postby SpartanMum » Fri May 30, 2014 12:20 pm

TKGS used to be a superb school .... But I see that fo the past few years, academically at least, it seems to have dropped in ranking

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Re: Tanjong Katong Girls' School VS Tanjong Katong Secondary

Postby phtthp » Fri May 30, 2014 12:27 pm

Why TKGS standard drop so much, over past years ?

years ago, it was a good Sec school.
My friends went there.

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Re: Tanjong Katong Girls' School VS Tanjong Katong Secondary

Postby Integer » Fri May 30, 2014 12:43 pm

phtthp wrote:Why TKGS standard drop so much, over past years ?

years ago, it was a good Sec school.
My friends went there.

I have my own reasoning but can't share here why my alma mater std has dropped so much.

And of course, no matter what, I will still vote for her. :razz:

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