lwm99 wrote:verykiasu2010 wrote:Trapwithin wrote:verykiasu2010 wrote:The top 5 % of the 1st round GEP test goes into the 2nd round
Out of those in the second round, about 1/5 will make it to be the selected GEP students, hence the GEP cohort is about 1% of the overall cohort
I thought they take in 4000 kids for Round 1 and about 500 for round 2.
Considering a cohort of 40,000 kids each year .. Round 1 is 10% and Round 2 is 1%
may be you are right, 10% of round 1 ... but there is something about the the 5%
I think Trapwithin is right. The numbers are from MOE. Verykiasu, where do you get your info from when you posted?
The numbers were revised recently. Prior to 2008, the number making it to Round 2 was 3,000. Which makes it about 7%, depending on the size of the cohort that year. Of that, about 500 make it through to GEP.
In the last couple of years they've increased the number making it to the second round to about 4000.