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Re: GEP - General Syllabus Discussion

Postby lee_yl » Tue May 09, 2017 2:32 pm

Huh... Why everyone says GEP Science not far from Mainsteam papers? So just practise mainstream Science past year papers should be sufficient?

Any P5 mummies around? This CT1, my DD2 says Maths paper was easy but Science 很惨! Or it's just my DD2...

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Re: GEP - General Syllabus Discussion

Postby sob7 » Thu May 11, 2017 12:32 pm

I think the Sci requires more from the GEP than the MS, I notice there is a differences in terms of the ans expected from them.
Would be more in depth than as compared to MS.

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Re: GEP - General Syllabus Discussion

Postby sean wife » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:25 am

For help in Maths, would Maths Olympiad kind of enrichment or TLL be a better choice? Tks..

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Re: GEP - General Syllabus Discussion

Postby hquek » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:38 am

sean wife wrote:For help in Maths, would Maths Olympiad kind of enrichment or TLL be a better choice? Tks..


you have pm

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GEP ERP books for sale

Postby PlatypusAsia » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:44 pm

Hi there,

I have a small collection of GEP ERP books for sale. About 21 books in total, spanning p4-p6. To sell as a set at a very reasonable price.

Please pm me if you are interested.

Thank you.

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Re: GEP ERP books for sale

Postby PlatypusAsia » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:50 am

PlatypusAsia wrote:Hi there,

I have a small collection of GEP ERP books for sale. About 21 books in total, spanning p4-p6. To sell as a set at a very reasonable price.

Please pm me if you are interested.

Thank you.




Thank you all for your interest. The books have been sold.

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Re: GEP - General Syllabus Discussion

Postby SAHMrocks » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:28 pm

Hi, may I know what are the topics to be taught in Semester 1 for science and math P5 GEP? Also for English, will the exam format for common test and SA remained the same as P4? Was thinking to coach my DS to prepare for next yr syllabus. Thanks.

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Re: GEP - General Syllabus Discussion

Postby mehchek » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:23 am

Hi parents, does P5 results 90 above on average stand for a good chance for DSA?

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Re: GEP - General Syllabus Discussion

Postby camleelaa » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:02 am

Dear parents,

I may be guilty of being too sanguine. But from my personal experience of the program, I say Chill. When your child qualifies for the GEP, you should know upfront that the variability of his outcome in life is greatly reduced, and in fact skewed towards a positive outcome. The purpose of an education is to prepare our children for life. Rather than getting more worried about how difficult the academic program is, you should worry less about their final outcome.

Let me share some empirical data with you. In my time, all primary GEP students were guaranteed places at RI, RGS, ACS, but no concessions were made at O levels for entry to JC (aside from the concession for affiliate schools). Out of my secondary school GEP batch of 72, only one went to a JC other than Hwa Chong or RJC. From a class of 24, there were 9 doctors, 4 lawyers. That’s only a shorthand for the definition of success; there are many more in other fields (including myself, I daresay) who are doing very well. And, students who were “average” in the GEP still have good outcomes (lawyers, doctors etc). That is to say, most of them rank as outstanding when compared to the wider MS cohort.

That’s not to say there won’t be individuals who underperform or who who take a different, non-conventional path in life. But think about it - if serious application and hard work is one of the key ingredients of success, your child has a far better chance to develop these qualities in the program than outside it. I coasted and day-dreamed throughout lower primary, turning in perfect scores effortlessly. Were it not for the GEP, I would have presumably turned daydreaming into a chronic habit by the time I reached secondary school, whereupon it might be too late. I am eternally grateful to the program for humbling me and teaching me the value of hard work!

Do not worry about your GEP children’s academic success, for they have been blessed with above-average intelligence and talents. Worry instead about their emotions and social skills. These are far more important markers for a fulfilling career and family life, than PSLE grades ever will be. Work on their social skills, for the children may suffer from a misguided sense of exclusivity. Teach them that they are not superior individuals, that what they have is a gift and not a right. Always check in with their emotions, for gifted children are sensitive. They tend to ponder, dwell, and feel things more deeply, and their heightened emotions may at times cause them harm and at times hold them back from their true potential. Do whatever you can to help them gain a broader perspective and the wisdom that might come with it. In life’s journey, it is wisdom, not intellect, that truly determines happiness.

Your top 1% child will grow up, with high certainty, to be in the top 5-10% in society (this is not empirical, only my estimate). However, the top 0.1% by power or wealth may still come from MS. There are so many talented, and driven people not from the GEP. Children should be taught this fact as early as possible.

Once your child has gotten into the GEP, odds are he/she is set on a fairly good path in life. From my personal journey through one end and out the other, I’ve concluded that grades are only one small ingredient in life’s journey, and really not the key thing to worry about for GEP kids.

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