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## GEP screening test? Go or no Go

Must Go
7
35%
Can Try
11
55%
Don't Go
2
10%

Q1)
1 cat ----- 2 mice -----3 days
1 cat ----- 10 mice ------ 15 days
1 cat ------ 20 mice ------30 days
5 cats -------100 mice ------30 days

Q2)
For A to move 20m, B will move 12m
For A to move 1000m, B will move 600m
Therefore total distance between them is 1600m

Q3)
Area of 1 triangle = ½*8*4 =16
Area o 2 triangles = 32 sq cm =area of rectangle

It's amazing that a 9 years old girl can remember the questions under stressful exam environment.Enjoy your learning journey.

Best Wishes

lantian
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Hi

Thanks for working out the answer.

I just check with my gal, she told me she got it right.I am very amused as math is never her forte.So is it the Eng that counts here?I puzzle.

lantian wrote:Q1)
1 cat ----- 2 mice -----3 days
1 cat ----- 10 mice ------ 15 days
1 cat ------ 20 mice ------30 days
5 cats -------100 mice ------30 days

Q2)
For A to move 20m, B will move 12m
For A to move 1000m, B will move 600m
Therefore total distance between them is 1600m

Q3)
Area of 1 triangle = ½*8*4 =16
Area o 2 triangles = 32 sq cm =area of rectangle

It's amazing that a 9 years old girl can remember the questions under stressful exam environment.Enjoy your learning journey.

Best Wishes

Joy
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### Re: GEP Selection test 2008

ChiefKiasu wrote: If not, then I would say she is definitely gifted in being able to remember what she went through up to this level of details! She has nothing to be ashamed of.

Yah, it's amazing that she could remember so many question. My gal only managed to remember a couple of the english question. Ask her about Math, she said she couldn't remember anything...

mumwgals
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Vanilla Cake wrote:Hi Jennifer,
Out of curiosity, did your elder boy got into GEP ?

No, he did not make it.

Jennifer
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Hi Vanilla Cake,

I sure you are a very loving big sister to your younger sister. I just wonder what if your sister manage to get through the screening and what are you next plan for her?

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My younger sister (P3) and I (P6) are currently in the same school. In P1, she was in another different primary school.She joined me at P2 level in the same school while I was at P5.

Mum intended to use GEP as a springboard to jump into another different school.If she didn't make it (passing GEP), Mum will encourage her to perform well in this upcoming P3 SA2. Hopefully, her strong SA2 results will be able to help her application for a transfer to a better primary school.

Warmest regards.

Vanilla Cake
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Vanilla Cake wrote:Mum intended to use GEP as a springboard to jump into another different school.If she didn't make it (passing GEP), Mum will encourage her to perform well in this upcoming P3 SA2. Hopefully, her strong SA2 results will be able to help her application for a transfer to a better primary school.

Warmest regards.

That's exactly what we did. P3 was also the year the school allows the pupils to participate in the New South Wales International Exams. My elder boy was able to get into a SAP school based on his results in these tests as well as his grades in school.

Wish your sister all the best.

Jennifer
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Jennifer wrote:That's exactly what we did. P3 was also the year the school allows the pupils to participate in the New South Wales International Exams. My elder boy was able to get into a SAP school based on his results in these tests as well as his grades in school.

Wish your sister all the best.

Hi Jennifer,

Thanks for your useful tips.My lovely P3 sister got high distinction for English (top 1%) , distinctions for Maths & Science (top 3% & top 5%) in 2008 ICAS for schools conducted by the university of New South Wales.

Will remind Mum to photocopy a set of these results plus P3 SA2 results when applying for a better primary school.

None of her classmates could solve this GEP's Maths area problem.

Warmest regards.

Vanilla Cake
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Vanilla Cake wrote:Will remind Mum to photocopy a set of these results plus P3 SA2 results when applying for a better primary school.

I was very kiasu- photocopied the SA1 and SA2 since P1 to P3, the NSW distinctions cert and also the letter from the GEP 2nd screening. Plus the swimming bronze cert too.

Your sister is very blessed to hv you

Jennifer
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In my opinion, it would be better if parents can avoid to post GEP questions online as it may let some intended parents to prepare their child into the programme which is not fair to those students who do not explore to this type of questions obtained from internet. Preparation is discouraged by MOE and this is the reason why the past year paper of GEP test is not available for the public.

vicky
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