Miss Bean wrote:angell wrote:Miss Bean wrote:Hi Angel
Are you from the affiliated school of SCGS?
Long Long ago long ago......
May I ask you or anyone who is currently the affiliated school student of SCGS a few questions:-
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.
I hope I did not offend anyone in my question 1 &2.
looking forward to your reply
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!