5 ATTITUDE GEP Promotion Attitude towards learning, enrichment & working with others
6 GEP Promotion PSLE Performance 1. English Language 2. Mathematics 3. ScienceMother Tongue(A*, A, B, C, D, E, Ungraded)Higher Mother Tongue
7 Education Landscape for the Gifted Higher EducationGCE ‘A’ Level Exam/NUS Diploma/IBGCE ‘A’ Level ExamIntegrated Programmes (IP)Y1/3 to Y6School-Based Gifted Education Programmes (SBGE)Y1 to Y6School-Based Special Programmes (SBSP)S1 to S4Junior College/PolytechnicsJC1 to JC2GCE ‘O’ Level ExamPrimary School Leaving Examinations and/or Direct School AdmissionGifted Education Programme (GEP)Primary 4 to 6Identification & Selection by MOEPrimary 1 to 3Regular Stream
8 IP schools (Year 1-6) Anglo-Chinese School (I) 6-yr IP leading to the International Baccalaureate DiplomaDuman High School6-year IP leading to the `A’ LevelsHwa Chong InstitutionNanyang Girls’ HighRaffles Girls’ SecondaryRaffles InstitutionRiver Valley High SchoolNational Junior CollegeVictoria School (2012)Cedar School (2012)The National University of Singapore High School of Mathematics and Science6-yr diploma programme leading to the NUS High School Diploma
9 IP schools (Year 3 to 6) Temasek Junior College 4-year IP leading to the `A’ LevelsVictoria Junior College
10 Gifted Education Programme School-based Gifted Education (SBGE)IP trackSchool Based Special Programmes (SBSP)`O’ Level track
11 School-based Gifted Education (SBGE) IP Track (Year 1 – 6) Anglo-Chinese School (I)Duman High SchoolHwa Chong InstitutionNanyang Girls’ High SchoolRaffles Girls’ SchoolRaffles InstitutionNational University of Singapore High School of Mathematics and Science
12 School-Based Special Programmes (SBSP) `O’ Level Track (Sec 1 – 4) Anglo-Chinese School (I)Catholic High SchoolMethodist Girls’ SchoolSt Joseph’s InstitutionSingapore Chinese Girls’ School
13 Direct School Admission - Secondary Exercise (DSA-Sec) For the DSA-Sec Exercise, students’ talents and achievements in both academic and non-academic areas will determine if they will be selected for direct admission into a secondary school. Each school has its own merit-based academic and non-academic criteria for selection. These are based on the qualities, such as talent in science, music or sports, that the school would like to emphasise. To assess these qualities in applicants, schools may conduct tests, interviews or trials as necessary.
14 Direct School Admission - Secondary Exercise (DSA-Sec) Rationale: To give schools greater flexibility in their admission of students to allow a more diverse range of student achievements and talents to be recognised.PSLE students have a choice of whether or not to participate in this exercise. If they choose to participate in DSA-Sec, they should be aware of the procedures. If they choose not to, they can continue to gain admission to secondary schools through the usual centralised Secondary One Posting Exercise.
15 Direct School Admission Process Selection Stage ( Late June to Early Sept)Apply directly to school (s)Attend interview/test/camp to assess applicantsWill be given confirmed offer or put on a waiting list or not successfulSit for the PSLE (mid Oct)Exercise School Preference Stage (Late Oct)Students to indicate their preferencesResults Stage (Late November)-Results of the DSA Exercise will release together with the release of the PSLE resultsSecondary One Option Exercise (Late November)- The S1 Option Exercise will be conducted for all PSLE candidates immediately after the release of the PSLE results. Pupils are to indicate their 6 secondary school choices during the exercise.
17 Results of the DSA Exercise A student who indicates his preference for a school which had given him a Confirmed Offer will be guaranteed a place in the school, provided that he is eligible of a course (eg Express) which is offered by the school.Successful applicants will not be allowed to make any school choices during the Secondary One Posting Exercise.
18 Results of the DSA Exercise Unsuccessful DSA applicants or pupils who do not participate in the DSA Exercise must indicate their school choices (exercise 6 choices) in the Secondary One Posting Exercise by submitting their S1 Option Form through their primary schools or via the S1 internet System.These pupils will be able to opt for their preferred schools, including the schools that had not been able to offer them a place under the DSA Exercise.
19 Student SelectionEach school has its own merit-based criteria for selection (academic and non-academic criteria), based on the qualities that the school would like to emphasise.The participating secondary schools conduct selection exercises, which might include trials, interviews of tests, to assess applicants.
20 Gathering Information on Schools Student obtains information on DSA-Sec schools, such as niche areas, selection criteria, dates of trials / tests / interviews, etc, through the following:Checking the schools’ websites,Calling the schools, and / orVisiting the schools
21 Considerations when making decision Last year’s posting aggregate ranges of the schoolsAcademic performance of the childDistanceAffiliated schoolsProgrammes and schemes offeredSpecial needs/interests of the child
22 Important pointsParents and their child attend the schools’ open houses.Know what the schools are offering, the electives, the programmes for the gifted learners, the culture of the school, the CCA programme, etc.Do discuss with your child of the choices
23 Special NoteNUSHS does not participate in the S1 Posting Exercise. Interested pupils may apply directly to the school through DSA Exercise or through application (after the release of PSLE results).
24 Scholarships for Independent Schools EESIS(Edusave Entrance Scholarships for Independent Schools IS)2) Singapore-MOE Award3) GEP Fees Subsidy
25 EEIS (Edusave Entrance Scholarships for Independent Schools) The EESIS are awarded to eligible pupils who are admitted to Sec 1 in all Independent Schools based on their PSLE resultsHowever all GEP pupils who are Singapore Citizens are eligible for the EESIS provided thatThey qualified and met the GEP promotion criteriaThey are enrolled in the IP at an independent school at Sec 1.
26 Singapore-MOE AwardAll GEP pupils who are non-Singapore Citizens are eligible for the Singapore-MOE Award providedThey qualified and met the GEP promotion criteriaThey are enrolled in the IP at an independent school at Sec 1.
27 GEP Fees SubsidyGEP pupils who have met the GEP promotion criteria and have enrolled in a School-based Special Programme (`O’ level track) at an independent school at Sec 1
28 TenureThe tenure of the scholarship is 4 years for pupils who are not in the IP, and 6 years for pupils in the IP. The scholar must make good progress each year in order to continue receiving the scholarship.
29 Application and Award Process Upon the release of the PSLE results, pupils eligible of the scholarship will be informed. No application is required for the scholarship. Eligible pupils will be offered the scholarship provided that they have met the P6 promotion criteria and are admitted to an Independent School.