jtoh wrote:Steadyberry wrote:ooioo wrote:The last time I checked, the top student PSLE from Rulang a few years back (who was selected for GEP but stayed in Rulang), is now in a top Secondary School Gifted program.
Thanks for your reply. So it is possible for a non-gep to join gep in sec sch.
Btw I hv no intention of starting a fight or war here only curious to know more..
You can't 'join' GEP in secondary school. You can go to a school like RI/RGS/HCI/NYGH where everyone does the same syllabus, both GEP and mainstream students. But it doesn't mean you will get GEP status, nor that you're 'joining GEP'. You can do well enough to be in the same class as the GEP students in Sec 1, but you are not considered a GEP student, simply because you were not a GEP student in primary school.
In any case, it doesn't really matter bec it's how you perform in secondary school. It's not what your status is.
Thanks jtoh.. It's important for parents to have accurate information to help them make sound decision, should 'invitation' come their way this week..
Yes, the child can't "join" (or be invited to join) GEP in Sec Schs, coz there is no more GEP (run by MOE) in Sec Schs.. There are a few Sec Schs which run their own SBGE programs, but these are not the same GEP which MOE used to run in selected Sec Schs before 2008..
In RI, the GEPpers are placed in 7-8 classes.. The top PSLE scorers from mainstream are placed in these GEP classes, with the GEPpers.. Maybe the pace of teaching is slightly faster in these classes, but they all do the same RP syllabus as the remaining 6-7 classes of mainstream boys..
Some info on GEP & SBGE..
http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/program ... nd-growth/