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GEP screening test? Go or no Go

Poll ended at Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:26 pm

Must Go
7
35%
Can Try
11
55%
Don't Go
2
10%
 
Total votes : 20

Postby Trapwithin » Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:41 am

MrsSeah wrote:
Lilac66 wrote:For parents who have P3 kids who sat for the GEP screening today, how did they find the papers?


My girl said ok, not very difficult.


If I could recall from the reading in these forum, the real challenge is in the Selection (Round 2) not the Screening (Round 1)

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Postby sleepy » Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:46 am

Hi parents

Have you heard of kids who are tested gifted but didn't get into GEP :scratchhead:

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Postby MrsSeah » Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:06 pm

Trapwithin wrote:
MrsSeah wrote:
Lilac66 wrote:For parents who have P3 kids who sat for the GEP screening today, how did they find the papers?


My girl said ok, not very difficult.


If I could recall from the reading in these forum, the real challenge is in the Selection (Round 2) not the Screening (Round 1)


Yap. Quite a number of my colleague kids can go thru round 1 but not round 2 last year. :wink:

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Re: "GEP Preparatory classes"...what a joke.

Postby jtoh » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:07 pm

Trapwithin wrote:
Niyaji wrote: Intelligence can only be built up since infancy, through years of stimulation and environment - NOT in last-minute "prep classes".


How true. To start preparing for GEP Selection in the last minutes, even if it can be trained, will be too late.

Heard of some parents that started preparing since Kindergarten :shock:


Preparing since kindergarten??? OMG!!! I hope the kids aren't burnt out.

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Re: "GEP Preparatory classes"...what a joke.

Postby metz » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:21 pm

Trapwithin wrote:
Niyaji wrote: Intelligence can only be built up since infancy, through years of stimulation and environment - NOT in last-minute "prep classes".


How true. To start preparing for GEP Selection in the last minutes, even if it can be trained, will be too late.

Heard of some parents that started preparing since Kindergarten :shock:


No wonder those brain training and enrichment classes are so popular! So, training must start as young as possible to be effective. :|
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Postby metz » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:24 pm

sleepy wrote:Hi parents

Have you heard of kids who are tested gifted but didn't get into GEP :scratchhead:


According to the MOE Gifted branch, the answer is yes.

Even if they are tested "gifted", these kids are not exempted from the GEP screening tests.

The IQ tests are a different matter from the GEP screening tests.
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Re: "GEP Preparatory classes"...what a joke.

Postby MrsSeah » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:41 pm

chamonix wrote:
Trapwithin wrote:
Niyaji wrote: Intelligence can only be built up since infancy, through years of stimulation and environment - NOT in last-minute "prep classes".


How true. To start preparing for GEP Selection in the last minutes, even if it can be trained, will be too late.

Heard of some parents that started preparing since Kindergarten :shock:


No wonder those brain training classes are so popular! So, training must start as young as possible to be effective. :rubhands:


Is it really can train?

I know of someone who son is a doctor. I asked him how he train his son. :lol:

He said "天生", his eldest son from young is very clever, don't need much guide and tuition, by P6 he already got Grade 8 in Piano and is taking diploma. His 2nd son in another way, stop the piano at grade 4 and is an average student.

I personally feel lah, by training we can only train our child to be above average student but to training gifted... mmm... I got doubt :?

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Re: "GEP Preparatory classes"...what a joke.

Postby metz » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:57 pm

MrsSeah wrote:
Is it really can train?

I know of someone who son is a doctor. I asked him how he train his son. :lol:


I know of a child whose parents are both doctor specialists. The child was always piled with countless assessment books and Maths Olympiad questions. Though he had always done well in school, he didn't manage to clear GEP round 2.

Another boy who had been attending brain training classes since young and started with TLL from K2, cleared both GEP rounds.

Perhaps the effectiveness of training depends on the areas and methods of training employed?

But of course, those who cleared the rounds without any such training should be naturally gifted.
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Re: "GEP Preparatory classes"...what a joke.

Postby Trapwithin » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:59 pm

MrsSeah wrote:Is it really can train?



Personally for me, gifted or not, just teach the kids if they can absorb.
As long as they enjoy the learning and it is not too stressful on them.

If the child can absorb more, teach more.
If the child can absorb less, teach less.

The key is to cultivate their interest in acquiring knowledge.

GEP or not, there is no harm in teaching them new things

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Re: "GEP Preparatory classes"...what a joke.

Postby vlim » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:59 pm

chamonix wrote:
MrsSeah wrote:
Is it really can train?

I know of someone who son is a doctor. I asked him how he train his son. :lol:


I know of a child whose parents are both doctor specialists. The child was always piled with countless assessment books and Maths Olympiad questions. Though he had always done well in school, he didn't manage to clear GEP round 2.

Another boy who had been attending brain training classes since young and started with TLL since K2, cleared both GEP rounds.

Perhaps the effectiveness of training depends on the areas and methods of training employed?

But of course, those who cleared the rounds without any such training should be naturally gifted.


the later boy who cleared gep tests could be gifted by nature.... :roll:

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