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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 INNOVATE » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:31 pm

ngbrdad

Missed by a bit doesn't matter.

Bringing parents around as a volunteer is good training for him. This task pays dividends at the end.

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Postby vlim » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:44 pm

ngbrdad wrote:Hi just like to recomfirm is it true that GE students with average of 80 and above in P5 and P6 will get into any secondary school of their choice thru DSA without having to sit for the GAT ?

My DS1 has an average of 79.8 for his P5 GEP results this year, just missed by a whisker..........


Other then having to take the GAT, they also need to go thru the interview which will deter whether the kid can get into the school or not. So having average of 80 or above still don't guarantee a place in any sec school lo..

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Postby Zann » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:51 pm

vlim wrote:
ngbrdad wrote:Hi just like to recomfirm is it true that GE students with average of 80 and above in P5 and P6 will get into any secondary school of their choice thru DSA without having to sit for the GAT ?

My DS1 has an average of 79.8 for his P5 GEP results this year, just missed by a whisker..........


Other then having to take the GAT, they also need to go thru the interview which will deter whether the kid can get into the school or not. So having average of 80 or above still don't guarantee a place in any sec school lo..


Any GEP students got 80 and above but got rejected ? What is the possible list of reasons/

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Postby thmejlfm » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:53 pm

Hi! Vlim and Keroppi

Thank you for the books list.


keroppi wrote:I remember 4 more:

The Phatom Toothbooth by Justin Norton
The Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Dear Mr Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
Tales about Fourth Grade Nothing Judy Blume

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Postby vlim » Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:01 pm

Zann wrote:
vlim wrote:
ngbrdad wrote:Hi just like to recomfirm is it true that GE students with average of 80 and above in P5 and P6 will get into any secondary school of their choice thru DSA without having to sit for the GAT ?

My DS1 has an average of 79.8 for his P5 GEP results this year, just missed by a whisker..........


Other then having to take the GAT, they also need to go thru the interview which will deter whether the kid can get into the school or not. So having average of 80 or above still don't guarantee a place in any sec school lo..


Any GEP students got 80 and above but got rejected ? What is the possible list of reasons/


I don't know any particular students but get to know from a few parents last week that the interview is very important. Some of the interviewers don't even bother to look at the students prepared portfolio. Don't know how true is it :nailbite:

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Postby INNOVATE » Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:01 pm

Zann

Reason is obvious, unable to answer questions effectively during interviews. It applies to top pupils from mainstream as well.

Nanyang Girls High is particular about this.

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Postby AppleCrumble » Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:11 pm

vlim wrote:I don't know any particular students but get to know from a few parents last week that the interview is very important. Some of the interviewers don't even bother to look at the students prepared portfolio. Don't know how true is it :nailbite:


From personal observation, GEP students > 80% exempted from GAT and go straight for interview. However, amongst them, there are a couple who did not perform well during interview and thus not offered a place.

On the other hand, GEP students < 80% went for GAT, got invited for interview and offered a place. Interview questions were situational and spontaneous (i.e. cannot prepare). Portfolio was not even asked for or reviewed by interviewers during interviews.

Lastly, there are the top GEP students who are offered a place straightaway upon application (i.e. no GAT, no interview).

Hope this helps. :D

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Postby vlim » Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:26 pm

thanks applecrumble :D

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Postby ngbrdad » Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:00 pm

How about DSA procedure for NuS High ?

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Postby keroppi » Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:56 pm

AppleCrumble wrote:
vlim wrote:I don't know any particular students but get to know from a few parents last week that the interview is very important. Some of the interviewers don't even bother to look at the students prepared portfolio. Don't know how true is it :nailbite:


From personal observation, GEP students > 80% exempted from GAT and go straight for interview. However, amongst them, there are a couple who did not perform well during interview and thus not offered a place.

On the other hand, GEP students < 80% went for GAT, got invited for interview and offered a place. Interview questions were situational and spontaneous (i.e. cannot prepare). Portfolio was not even asked for or reviewed by interviewers during interviews.

Lastly, there are the top GEP students who are offered a place straightaway upon application (i.e. no GAT, no interview).

Hope this helps. :D


This is true. My friend's son got above >85% failed at the interview round at RI.

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