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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

Edureach
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Re: All About GEP

Post by Edureach » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:09 pm

musette wrote:My sis-in-law, despite my advice, still enrolled her son in Mindstretcher prep class and don't know what other classes to prepare him for the GEP screening test. According to her, all her colleagues' children are/were in GEP.



Haha! Pity her son.

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Re: All About GEP

Post by jtoh » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:10 pm

musette wrote:My sis-in-law, despite my advice, still enrolled her son in Mindstretcher prep class and don't know what other classes to prepare him for the GEP screening test. According to her, all her colleagues' children are/were in GEP.


At least you tried to advise her.

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Re: All About GEP

Post by jessi_ca » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:15 pm

musette wrote:My sis-in-law, despite my advice, still enrolled her son in Mindstretcher prep class and don't know what other classes to prepare him for the GEP screening test. According to her, all her colleagues' children are/were in GEP.


What's your advice to her? Dont try for GEP or to try?

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Re: All About GEP

Post by jessi_ca » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:18 pm

GEP students dont always make top students, but i think that their training gear them for sec up to uni education.

So parents that want good results for PSLE, send children to top mainstream class. If parents wants good future for children, try for GE

vlim
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Re: All About GEP

Post by vlim » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:28 pm

Edureach wrote:
musette wrote:My sis-in-law, despite my advice, still enrolled her son in Mindstretcher prep class and don't know what other classes to prepare him for the GEP screening test. According to her, all her colleagues' children are/were in GEP.



Haha! Pity her son.

Wow all her colleagues kid are geppers...... Natural one or trained :wink:


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Re: All About GEP

Post by Nebbermind » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:32 pm

vlim wrote: Wow all her colleagues kid are geppers...... Natural one or trained :wink:


Maybe teaching staff in uni!! :smile:

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Re: All About GEP

Post by musette » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:37 pm

jessi_ca wrote:What's your advice to her? Dont try for GEP or to try?


No lah, my advice is not to send her son for preparatory classes. If he is indeed good enough, he will be selected without prior training. Then, for sure he will have no problems coping in the GE program.

Vlim,

whether they were trained or not, I don't know. But I do know that my sis-in-law is very well-informed about the best tuition centres and enrichment programs in Singapore. Guess she got the info from her colleagues.
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Re: All About GEP

Post by Nebbermind » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:48 pm

well, there r also many stories about those who had been topping the schools since p1 slipping thru while some 'unknown' & 'unrated' ones got in. So some parents just wanna make sure they are prepared for a good fight.

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Re: All About GEP

Post by sleepy » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:49 pm

So should go or should not go for training?

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Re: All About GEP

Post by stressedmother » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:06 pm

No need go training lah. I mean you train your child go into GEP it's not natural wat. Let's say your child no. 17 in class. You train all the GEP test questions and he get in. He won't be able to cope with all the syllabus and in GeP it's really stressful. My boy oso never go training, he got in, now p6 he got difficulty coping. Imagine a child that is trained only to go in the program. So based on my experience, i don't think you should go training

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