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55%
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Re: All About GEP

Postby Lynn2010 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:54 am

8228 wrote:
Lynn2010 wrote:Out of curiosity - which is the best GEP school and which is the GEP school


Better not reveal, otherwise the "worst" gep school will have no gep student next year and many geppers will try to enter the "best" gep school.


thanks.... you are right. I didnt know there are good and not so good GEP schools. mmmm....

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Re: All About GEP

Postby 8228 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:03 am

jtoh wrote:
8228 wrote:My ds's teacher told the class that the percentage of GEPpers failed the baseline (70% for 4 subjects average) based on SA1 results this year:

The best GEP school - 2%
The worst GEP school - 17%. :yikes:


That's quite a lot. I expected only a handful to follow below the baseline.


Yes, 17% is quite high. Each gep school has only 40+ to 100+ gep students, so just a small number could push the percentage up. There is only 1 school higher than 10%, so the overall may be less than 5%.

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Re: All About GEP

Postby PiggyLalala » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:47 am

17% is just too high. It means about 8 students, say,in 2 classes of total 48 students. Wonder is it because of the teachers or students' probems tt lead to such high 17% of students not able to achieve the baseline. Hope the GE branch is monitoring the GE schools.

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Re: All About GEP

Postby 8228 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:06 pm

PiggyLalala wrote:17% is just too high. It means about 8 students, say,in 2 classes of total 48 students. Wonder is it because of the teachers or students' probems tt lead to such high 17% of students not able to achieve the baseline. Hope the GE branch is monitoring the GE schools.


I am sure the GE branch is monitoring the progress. Otherwise, there won't be such statistics.

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Re: All About GEP

Postby jtoh » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:30 pm

8228 wrote:
jtoh wrote:
8228 wrote:My ds's teacher told the class that the percentage of GEPpers failed the baseline (70% for 4 subjects average) based on SA1 results this year:

The best GEP school - 2%
The worst GEP school - 17%. :yikes:


That's quite a lot. I expected only a handful to follow below the baseline.


Yes, 17% is quite high. Each gep school has only 40+ to 100+ gep students, so just a small number could push the percentage up. There is only 1 school higher than 10%, so the overall may be less than 5%.


I was looking in terms of numbers, not percentages, and that is high. Assuming there are 400 GEP students (ie not every one of the 550 who were offered took up GEP), 5% = 20 students. And these are P6 students. There's a likelihood that these students will not do well in PSLE.

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Re: All About GEP

Postby PiggyLalala » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:15 pm

8228 wrote:My ds's teacher told the class that the percentage of GEPpers failed the baseline (70% for 4 subjects average) based on SA1 results this year:

The best GEP school - 2%
The worst GEP school - 17%. :yikes:


I am more concerned over the huge difference in the percent between the 2 schools.

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Re: All About GEP

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:20 pm

PiggyLalala wrote:
8228 wrote:My ds's teacher told the class that the percentage of GEPpers failed the baseline (70% for 4 subjects average) based on SA1 results this year:

The best GEP school - 2%
The worst GEP school - 17%. :yikes:


I am more concerned over the huge difference in the percent between the 2 schools.



Sorry to interrupt about statistics here. If a school has a small intake, say 1 class of 25 is 4-5 kids. If a school has 4 classes, say 100 kids, 2% is 2 kids.
So between 5 kids and 2 kids is only 3 kids difference, is it so alarming? :?
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Re: All About GEP

Postby PiggyLalala » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:30 pm

Is there any GEP school with only one class. I dont think so. So it is a difference of maybe 2 kids and 8-10 kids.

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Re: All About GEP

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:02 pm

PiggyLalala wrote:Is there any GEP school with only one class. I dont think so. So it is a difference of maybe 2 kids and 8-10 kids.


So the difference of 6-8 kids not so daunting right? :? compared to 2% and 17%.
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Re: All About GEP

Postby PiggyLalala » Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:21 pm

70% is the basemark. It is a big concern to me if my child cannot even achieve the basemark. My next question will then be is my child suitable to be in the GE program? Would it be better if he stays in the mainstream?
I would expect across all GE centres to have around only 3 students to score less than 70%, expecially so for the P6 as they will be very used to the GE exam by then.
I also wonder what help is given to these students who did not clear the basemark.

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