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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 TREX8 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:17 am

DD's P4 CL teacher told me that GEP CL is enriched curriculum - that is, of a higher standard than mainstream CL. GEP HCL is also enriched curriculum, that is, of a higher standard than mainstream HCL.

Not sure about extent of impact on overall %. For DD's cohort, the highest/ lowest/average scores for HCL and Cl is comparable. I suppose if we assume a child who is above average at CL would be around average/slightly below average when taking HCL, then I suppose the overall % will suffer (maybe around 2% if we assume a decrease in 10marks, which is 2% when averaged over 5subjects).

However, the intangible will be exposure to CL that is of higher standard and demand.

Zann wrote:
TREX8 wrote:In DD's school (a non-SAP school), at P4, GEP kids/parents can choose whether to do HCl or not.

At P5, kids need to meet certain academic criteria before they are allowed to take up HCL.

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If GEP kids choose CL at P5 which is easier than the GEP HCL, then I suppose that will benefit the overall % at year end which will benefit their DSA.

Is GEP CL same as mainstream CL? Do they attend lesson togather?

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Postby trileets » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:20 am

Hi,

just to check what kind of assessments we should buy for GEP subjects. Is normal HCL assessment sufficient for GEP HCL?
Do we just rely on the schools for the supp worksheets. What can we buy to help the child? Anything in Popular? I would not want to send my child for tuition if possible. He'll be in P4 next yr.



Thanks for your feedback.

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Postby TREX8 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:28 am

A friend told me that there is this 'Edusave Scholarship' that is given out at Pri5 for the top 10% (I think) fo each level and stream. This is different from the one that was given when students were in P1 to P4 as it is regardless of income level. That means, if the child qualifies for the scholarship at P5, he/she can get the award (my friend mentioned $300?) regardless of family income.


Does any parent know how this 10% will be derived for kids in GEP?

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Postby Zann » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:39 am

TREX8 wrote:A friend told me that there is this 'Edusave Scholarship' that is given out at Pri5 for the top 10% (I think) fo each level and stream. This is different from the one that was given when students were in P1 to P4 as it is regardless of income level. That means, if the child qualifies for the scholarship at P5, he/she can get the award (my friend mentioned $300?) regardless of family income.


Does any parent know how this 10% will be derived for kids in GEP?


I think it is based on overall % including HCL or CL but the two are not separately considered. If there are 55 GEP pupils in your batch in your school, 10% means only 5 of them will get it. if among them are 3 PRs then only the top 2 citizens will get it.

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Postby ksme » Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:38 am

KSmom8 wrote:My child's chinese has also improved a lot! :lol:

Recently his tutor bought a P5 HCL revision workbook and he was quite pleased that the comprehension questions were similar to the P4 GEP HCL questions - i.e. have to compose your own answers and cannot "copy and adapt" from the passage.

Didn't want to dampen his spirits but was wondering whether the P5 GEP HCL comprehension questions were similar to the P4 GEP HCL comprehension? Any difference in type of questions?

Thanks in advance for sharing.


Ksmom8,
Can you share which HCl revision workbook is this? My DS is very poor in his compre (well actually he is poor in most of the HCL components), it will be good if I can find something that can help him. Thanks!

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Postby vlim » Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:48 am

TREX8 wrote:A friend told me that there is this 'Edusave Scholarship' that is given out at Pri5 for the top 10% (I think) fo each level and stream. This is different from the one that was given when students were in P1 to P4 as it is regardless of income level. That means, if the child qualifies for the scholarship at P5, he/she can get the award (my friend mentioned $300?) regardless of family income.


Does any parent know how this 10% will be derived for kids in GEP?


Is it :? Have not heard of it la..But my ds' school alumni association is giving scholarship award of $200 each to top 2 p5 mainstreams and top 2 p5 gep. :D

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Postby sautille » Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:11 pm

TREX8 wrote:A friend told me that there is this 'Edusave Scholarship' that is given out at Pri5 for the top 10% (I think) fo each level and stream. This is different from the one that was given when students were in P1 to P4 as it is regardless of income level. That means, if the child qualifies for the scholarship at P5, he/she can get the award (my friend mentioned $300?) regardless of family income.


Does any parent know how this 10% will be derived for kids in GEP?


I think you are referring to http://www.moe.gov.sg/initiatives/edusa ... ts-awards/

Same criteria apply to GEP...you need to be top 10% in the level of the GEP cohort of your school to qualify. For example, if there are 50 P5 GEP students, you need to be among the top 5 to qualify for this award.

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Postby vlim » Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:29 pm

sautille wrote:
TREX8 wrote:A friend told me that there is this 'Edusave Scholarship' that is given out at Pri5 for the top 10% (I think) fo each level and stream. This is different from the one that was given when students were in P1 to P4 as it is regardless of income level. That means, if the child qualifies for the scholarship at P5, he/she can get the award (my friend mentioned $300?) regardless of family income.


Does any parent know how this 10% will be derived for kids in GEP?


I think you are referring to http://www.moe.gov.sg/initiatives/edusa ... ts-awards/

Same criteria apply to GEP...you need to be top 10% in the level of the GEP cohort of your school to qualify. For example, if there are 50 P5 GEP students, you need to be among the top 5 to qualify for this award.

so normally when will the qualified students receive this award?

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Postby ApronMama » Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:01 pm

For GEP, it is that difficult due to the small cohort for each level within a school. But if your GEP kids has achieve level top 5 in the year, he or she will be expecting to receive the yearend hangbao notification by post, provided the school did not forget to submit his/hers name.
For mainstream, if you are in a school with bigger population, and a less competitive neighbourhood school, it will be easier to get. They do not pick the top 10% S Citizen. They pick the top 10% and leave out non-citizen, so depend on where the non-citizen crowd, usually the west.

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Postby naggo-nitemare » Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:34 pm

vlim wrote:
sautille wrote:
TREX8 wrote:A friend told me that there is this 'Edusave Scholarship' that is given out at Pri5 for the top 10% (I think) fo each level and stream. This is different from the one that was given when students were in P1 to P4 as it is regardless of income level. That means, if the child qualifies for the scholarship at P5, he/she can get the award (my friend mentioned $300?) regardless of family income.


Does any parent know how this 10% will be derived for kids in GEP?


I think you are referring to http://www.moe.gov.sg/initiatives/edusa ... ts-awards/

Same criteria apply to GEP...you need to be top 10% in the level of the GEP cohort of your school to qualify. For example, if there are 50 P5 GEP students, you need to be among the top 5 to qualify for this award.

so normally when will the qualified students receive this award?


Each district will conduct a ceremony in december to give out these edusave awards. If a student is in a lower std school, being in the top 10% of that school is much easier than being in the top 10% of a GEP cohort.

I think it's $400 for the top 5% for upper primary cos my DS received it last year, and $300 for the next 5% which was what my neighbour received. Another friend's DD received $150 for having made gd progress in her P6 year. In my district, the govt official tasked with awarding all these cheques was Lim Hng Kiang.

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