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Which is your preferred GEP school in Singapore?

Anglo-Chinese School (Primary)
59
11%
Catholic High School (Primary) (SAP)
44
8%
Henry Park Primary School
40
7%
Nan Hua Primary School (SAP)
46
8%
Nanyang Primary School (SAP)
127
23%
Raffles Girls' Primary School
69
12%
Rosyth School
68
12%
St Hilda's Primary School
55
10%
Tao Nan School (SAP)
46
8%
 
Total votes: 554

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Gifted programme GEP schools

Post by sleepy » Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:55 pm

Which is better?
Why?
What do you think should be the selection criteria when choosing a GEP school?

Appreciate your feedback :)

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Post by lizawa » Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:26 pm

If I understand correctly. all the GEP students (regardless of which GEP school you go to) go through the same syllabus and programme. So I assume that the academic workload and content should be similar.

Choice of school depends on what school values you are looking for, school environment or even CCAs. Tao Nan will be stronger in Chinese, I supposed, as compared to St.Hildas.

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Post by raysusan » Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:41 pm

GEP test are carry out in whole singapore when kids reaches p3 right?

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Post by lizawa » Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:52 pm

Yes, it's a GEP screening test that is opened to all P3 students. Not compulsory though.

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Post by lambchop1976 » Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:14 pm

correct me if i m wrong but from my understanding, this year P4 will be the last batch of GEP students ...mean GEP no longer from MOE. GEP schools will run their own GEP. Like in the secondary section, the MOE GEP branch no longer actively involved in their curriculum...the schools which are "GEP" schools will now have SBGE prog-- School based Gifted Prog...which may differ from one school to another.


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Post by tamarind » Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:40 pm

http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/program ... p-schools/

According to the above website :

1. Gifted Education Programme (GEP)

MOE’s centrally run GEP is only available in Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) with classes at Secondary 2 and Secondary 4. At the end of 2008, pupils in Secondary 2 GEP will have to apply to join an Integrated Programme (IP) (if they are eligible) or an ‘O’-Level programme in the same school or another non-IP school, if they wish to offer the GCE ‘O’-Level Examination.

Since most of our pupils are enrolled in the IP from Secondary 1, the centrally run Secondary GEP will be phased out by end of 2008. Primary 6 GEP pupils who opt for a 4-year O-Level programme can enrol in schools with school-based special programmes at Secondary 1. In 2008, these schools are Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Catholic High School (Secondary), Methodist Girls’ School and St Joseph’s Institution. Singapore Chinese Girls’ School will also offer a school-based special programme starting 2009.



In this page, MOE only said the the centrally run GEP in ACS secondary will end this year. MOE did not say anything about the primary school GEP ending this year. Is there any other news article ?

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Post by MerlionInGermany » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:07 pm

Original Title: Non-GEP students in a GEP sch - are they treated differently

Would the non-GEP students in a GEP sch feel inferior? Are they treated differently?

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Post by MerlionInGermany » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:05 pm

No one knows?

Also, I heard that MOE has scrapped SAP program in primary schs? I have problems loading the MOE website, can someone verify this info?

Thanks.

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Post by ChiefKiasu » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:40 pm

MerlionInGermany wrote:No one knows?

Also, I heard that MOE has scrapped SAP program in primary schs? I have problems loading the MOE website, can someone verify this info?

Thanks.


Hi MerlionInGermany, the SAP programme is still very much alive and kicking, and unlikely to go away anytime in the forseeable future. Could you have confused it with EM3 streaming?

As for GEP, by definition it is a special class of students doing very different things from the mainstream students in the same school. Of course the treatment is different.

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Post by MerlionInGermany » Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:16 pm

What I meant as in differently, is, whether they are made to feel inferior because they are not in GEP.

As for the SAP, I was just as surprised when I heard from my friend when she told me there is no more SAP pri sch. I will ask her again, but I don't think she have confused it with EM3 cos EM3 is never part of our discussion. Thanks, I will ask her again.

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