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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 vlim » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:01 am

2ppaamm wrote:
ks2me wrote:
2ppaamm wrote:Actually, I also wonder why. I was told that even amongst the GEPers, they are looking for that one or two outstanding ones only... well, that's when the program first started 20+ years or so ago.


To groom as future top leaders?

The teacher who told me didn't really explain. Her exact words are that the minister told the parents that they are looking for that one or 2 only. I guess it is to groom as top leader... not sure. But that's about right, don't you think? How can there be 500 leaders every year?


hmm....no wonder my ds' last yr form teacher like to give lengthy remarks in his report book as if sending him for prime minister election...haaaaaaaa just joking :wink: :wink:

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Postby 2ppaamm » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:05 am

KSmom8 wrote:Wow! Your son does his homework in 30 mins! Does he have litlle homework or is he efficient? If the latter, I'm so green with envy!

My son has plenty of homework lately... tons of chinese homework, meeting social studies project deadlines, newspaper clippings, etc. Recently, he's been doing his homework till almost dinnertime and sometimes till bedtime. A few of his classmates have called him at 6pm plus to discuss about homework. I hope that over time, he will better manage his time and prioritise.

I am concerned because he used to finish his homework very quickly in P3. It's just the beginning of the year and he's already complaining about the workload.

I also don't know, but there's very little work. Today, he finished it in 15 minutes. Just a piece of English (2 pages) which he did in about 5 minutes. Then, he went to the computer to do the social studies family tree thingy, which he had done half way. He spent another 10 minutes. Then he went to sleep. The rest of the day, he was running around the house.

I don't know where they are with Chinese, but I asked him to do up to Chapter 4, otherwise, I was afraid he might have missed out the work.

He is also known to be a superfast worker. He finishes Maths exam papers in 30 min (with careless mistakes lah), I guess that being a fast worker helps. Either that or, he is completely lost! :shock:
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Postby 2ppaamm » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:08 am

ks2me wrote:
2ppaamm wrote:And don't forget, besides the GEP branch, there's the EG branch. Those there are even 'creamier'. :lol: Tops when it comes to brains.


True, but typically these will go into inventions and very difficult things normal people find it hard to do. People dynamics may not be their forte.

Yep!! Bingo! High IQ does not equate high salary. Most end up being inventors.

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Postby Guest » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:13 am

2ppaamm wrote:
He is also known to be a superfast worker. He finishes Maths exam papers in 30 min (with careless mistakes lah),


Off topic...actually that is a pain for me now.. I rather my dd does slowly and no careless mistakes....all her mistakes are careless only..... :stupid: :stupid: I must practise patience.
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Postby 2ppaamm » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:14 am

ks2me wrote:
2ppaamm wrote:
He is also known to be a superfast worker. He finishes Maths exam papers in 30 min (with careless mistakes lah),


Off topic...actually that is a pain for me now.. I rather my dd does slowly and no careless mistakes....all her mistakes are careless only..... :stupid: :stupid: I must practise patience.

I had the same problems with most of my kids. In the end, I stopped teaching them the subject matter. I taught them how to avoid careless mistakes. E.g. how to tell your answer cannot be the answer, checking techniques etc. Try it out...

Having said that, speed is very important also. When they go to a higher level (university and pre-university), speed does give a lot of advantage. Therefore, being speedy can only be a plus point. Take heart!
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Postby ngbrdad » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:15 am

2ppaamm wrote:
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ngbrdad wrote:My son in P5 GEP is given 3 days to either finish reading Animal Farm or at lest finish watching the video.
I remember I read the book for my JC 1 GP assignment last time.
Will P5 kids understand what's it all about ?


Animal Farm was also Sec 1 Literature book and I agree it is quite cheem for children to understand it fully.

My son could read this book in one sitting when he was about 8. But I know for sure he wouldn't understand much the intricate relationship in there. So, it is one matter to read it, and another to understand. The latter requires some maturity, which still requires time and age.

I guess at P5, the girls might have some maturity to understand the book more than the boys? Just a guess.

What's the point of reading the words without understanding.... :?


Well my son's task was to read the book or watch the movie, and then learn about communism, socialism, and democracy and discuss it in class 3 days later.
Phew.

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Postby syshi » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:17 am

2ppaamm wrote:
ks2me wrote:
2ppaamm wrote:
He is also known to be a superfast worker. He finishes Maths exam papers in 30 min (with careless mistakes lah),


Off topic...actually that is a pain for me now.. I rather my dd does slowly and no careless mistakes....all her mistakes are careless only..... :stupid: :stupid: I must practise patience.

I had the same problems with most of my kids. In the end, I stopped teaching them the subject matter. I taught them how to avoid careless mistakes. E.g. how to tell your answer cannot be the answer, checking techniques etc. Try it out...

Having said that, speed is very important also. When they go to a higher level (university and pre-university), speed does give a lot of advantage. Therefore, being speedy can only be a plus point. Take heart!


worth a try... else normally they will want to be the first to finish... with careless mistake...

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Postby 2ppaamm » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:17 am

ngbrdad wrote:
2ppaamm wrote:
ks2me wrote:
ngbrdad wrote:My son in P5 GEP is given 3 days to either finish reading Animal Farm or at lest finish watching the video.
I remember I read the book for my JC 1 GP assignment last time.
Will P5 kids understand what's it all about ?


Animal Farm was also Sec 1 Literature book and I agree it is quite cheem for children to understand it fully.

My son could read this book in one sitting when he was about 8. But I know for sure he wouldn't understand much the intricate relationship in there. So, it is one matter to read it, and another to understand. The latter requires some maturity, which still requires time and age.

I guess at P5, the girls might have some maturity to understand the book more than the boys? Just a guess.

What's the point of reading the words without understanding.... :?


Well my son's task was to read the book or watch the movie, and then learn about communism, socialism, and democracy and discuss it in class 3 days later.
Phew.

Ha ha... have you tried the comic version of Animal Farm? They work in some occasions. After all, they are not asked to quote, right? And, a big plus point, they will surely enjoy it, and can discuss it with enthusiasm!

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Postby Way2GO » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:23 am

2ppaamm wrote:
The teacher who told me didn't really explain. Her exact words are that the minister told the parents that they are looking for that one or 2 only. I guess it is to groom as top leader... not sure. But that's about right, don't you think? How can there be 500 leaders every year?

Heard in a recent briefing by AD, GE Br that they found ~ 10 exceptionally gifted children since they started tracking.

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Postby 2ppaamm » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:27 am

Way2GO wrote:
2ppaamm wrote:
The teacher who told me didn't really explain. Her exact words are that the minister told the parents that they are looking for that one or 2 only. I guess it is to groom as top leader... not sure. But that's about right, don't you think? How can there be 500 leaders every year?

Heard in a recent briefing by AD, GE Br that they found ~ 10 exceptionally gifted children since they started tracking.

I think that's about right.

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