Identification of students for the Gifted Education Programme

1. Overview

To participate in the identification exercise for the Gifted Education Programme (GEP), your child must be enrolled in a MOE primary school.

What you should know

  • Your child’s school will inform you of the date for the GEP screening exercise. You will have to indicate whether you consent to your child’s participation in the exercise.
  • Test preparation activities are not encouraged as these could inflate the scores, which may then not reflect your child’s actual potential.
  • Students who are not ready to handle the rigour and demands of the GEP will:
    • Struggle to cope with the enriched curriculum.
    • Experience stress that could impact their self-esteem and cause them to lose confidence.

Key Dates

Late August to December

Participate in the identification exercise

GEP identification is done in 2 stages:

  1. Screening on Wednesday, 18 August 2021. If shortlisted for Selection, you will be notified through your child's school on Tuesday, 12 October 2021.
  2. Selection on Monday, 22 November 2021 and Tuesday, 23 November 2021. You will be notified about the details of the Selection Exercise through your child's school by early November.
Early December

Receive result notification

The result will be communicated via email from the Gifted Education Branch (GEB) on Wednesday, 8 December 2021. If your child is selected for the GEP, the email will also invite you to join the briefing for parents on the morning of Friday, 10 December 2021.

End December

Receive school posting results

Details on the release of your child's school posting outcome will be shared during our briefing to parents in December.