Tag Archives: GEP

FOREIGN TALENT SORE THAT DAUGHTER DID NOT GET INTO SCHOOL’S GIFTED PROGRAMME

This year, my younger daughter took the GEP test. This time round, I found that the parents of many Primary 3 pupils had paid exorbitant prices for GEP-specific tuition programmes. I was certain that since my elder daughter and her friends had got in without any special preparation, my younger daughter would as well. Unfortunately, she did not get through the second round. It was painful to see her crying her heart out after learning the result. Since then, I have been struggling with the question of whether I should have just signed her up for GEP training.

Read More »

IS THE GIFTED STREAM STILL RELEVANT?

The fact that they are tackling such a difficult topic at such a young age would surprise many people. Yet an even bigger surprise rears its head - why are they taking extra classes at a private centre? They are, after all, from the Gifted Education Programme (GEP) which, through a screening test at the end of Primary 3, selects the top 1 per cent of the cohort, or about 400 to 500 pupils a year.

Read More »