wwcookie wrote:ngbrdad wrote:Actually I am hoping for my DS2 to make it for twinning and not GEP.
ngbrdad - Can i ask what are the similarities and differences between the twinning and GEP classes? Can you share your reasons for preferring the twinning class for your DS2?
Does the school match the number of students in twinning classes to those in GEP? Like, if there are 50 students in GEP, they will select 50 for twinning classes?
What about those kids who were not selected for the twinning classes? Will they all be allocated to the higher maths ability class just based on their first round GEP results?
Nan Hua groups the GEP/twinning students into 3 classes G,J, K for Chines.Social studies etc classes.
The sudents will break up into tag1 and 2 for twinning and tag 3 and 4 for GEP students for their English/Math/Science lessons.
So the number of twinning students is more or less equal to their GEP students for that year.
The twinning students will have to do projects and investigative works like the GEP students but their exam papers are the same as the mainstream.
My DS1 is currently in GEP in Nan Hua. Probably average in class but struggling a bit in his filing work / projects etc cos he is playful and not that hardworking.
We didn't send either of them for any GEP lessons/tutions etc and did not prepare them for the GEP screening.
However it is quite clear to us that DS1 is much better in his logical and analytical skill and DS2 just have a very good memory. So we think he will suffer if he is in GEP.