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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 Bing_He » Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:21 pm

I think MOE use %, and should be about 10%.
The number depend on the student taking the test.
So it may swing between 3K to 4K.
Cheers

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Postby turquoise » Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:26 pm

Bing_He wrote:I think MOE use %, and should be about 10%.
The number depend on the student taking the test.
So it may swing between 3K to 4K.
Cheers


Actually, for my dd's year and the year before, percentage making it through to round 2 was only about 6% of cohort. I suspect they've increased the number to 4K this year because they want to be more inclusive. In the last couple of years, they've made some GEP programs available to those who got through to the second round but not GEP, such as the Math camp, Spelling Bee's etc. There are also combined classes with high achieving mainstreamers in some GEP centres.

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Postby Merlion » Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:34 pm

> I believe those who make it thru' their own effort will do very well in GEP while those who got in thru intensive tuition will likely falter along the way.

Very well said ! My advise is unless your kid is really gifted, don't go for GEP. You don't want your kid to suffer for 3 long years, the pressure is quite huge in GEP classes.

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Postby Bing_He » Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:40 pm

My 2nd boy passed the 1st round but stop at 2nd.
He has enrol into Twinning program offer by the school and learning social study, together with the GEP's.
He is enjoying it and his grade did not suffer much.
I believe, given opportunity and right coaching, most students can perform.
And it all depend on us parent, to lend them the support, when needs arises.

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Postby MdmKS » Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:31 pm

Bing_He wrote:My 2nd boy passed the 1st round but stop at 2nd.
He has enrol into Twinning program offer by the school and learning social study, together with the GEP's.
He is enjoying it and his grade did not suffer much.
I believe, given opportunity and right coaching, most students can perform.
And it all depend on us parent, to lend them the support, when needs arises.

How was his experience working with the GEP students ?

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Re: Screening test result

Postby karmeleon » Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:51 pm

acforfamily wrote:It seems like MOE only informs kids who have passed the 1st round (i.e. screening test) but do not inform those who don't.
Wonder why?


It's been like that all along.

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Postby karmeleon » Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:55 pm

turquoise wrote:Actually, for my dd's year and the year before, percentage making it through to round 2 was only about 6% of cohort. I suspect they've increased the number to 4K this year because they want to be more inclusive..


The percentage is written in the official MOE "unsuccessful" letters given out to the children who've taken the 2nd round of the GEP test. You can keep that letter for posterity. *haha* Put in the child's portfolio to show he/she in the top 10% of cohort or something like that.

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Postby ChiefKiasu » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:16 am

//Moderator's note: Thread split into GEP Screening and Selection 2009. This thread is intended for general queries on GEP. If your query is more specific regarding the GEP programmes in the schools themselves, please post under the new GEP Screening topic. Thank you.

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Postby Lemongal » Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:18 pm

I staying at the West too. My son attended lessons at TienHsia and Eduplus now. He preferred Eduplus. He like the class cause the trainer make learning chinese interesting for them. Currently he attending the one situated at Ghim Moh C.C. My neice and my friend also enjoyed their lessons too.

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Postby Lemongal » Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:49 pm

My son will be going to Henry Park Primary school next year.
Any parents have information for Pri 4 Gep, ECCA for golf, HCL, individualised research study and computer enrichment programme :?:

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