jtoh wrote:syshi wrote:To all GEP Veteran Parents, need clarification for the summary from my conversation from other parents after 1 yr of GEP (disclaimer: based on same class same school):
1. To survive in GEP need to go for external tuition, Learning Lab highly recommended even by the teacher. Else you won't be able to catch up as in school do not really guide them
2. Need to self learn at least up till P6 or Sec level material else you won't catch up.
Also for P5 projects, they're asked to choose between DI, IVP and IRS. But for DI, only limited to 7 children as was told that based on GE branch MOE direction that need to allocate more students for IRS. Understand from www.idodi.org website, actually there is no limit in no. Of team/participant..
Maybe can help to share and enlighten me?
Confused P4 GEP Parent
In reply to your questions 1 & 2, the answer is NOT TRUE. In fact, the GEP teachers told them NOT to go to Learning Lab. The GEP teachers give a lot of notes and if you pay attention in class, take notes and brainstorm with your friends, you should do fine. If in doubt, seek out the teacher after class.
Not sure about DI, but it's probably a school decision because they may not have enough teachers to guide the students.
Thanks... The teacher actually mentioned that there are GEP teacher giving tuition outside with rate of SGD150~200 per hour.
Was being 'frighten' by the 'friendly advised' by teacher especially in P3 DS was getting best in level and subject but now outbid 5 subjects, only 2 above 80 and the other 3 not below 70.... Find that 'friendly advise' quite demoralizing...