Gifted Education Programme Enrichment Model

The Gifted Education Programme (GEP) curriculum is designed to meet the needs of intellectually gifted students through an enriched curriculum. Learn about how the GEP curriculum is enriched.

Enrichment model

The GEP curriculum focuses on enrichment and not acceleration.

The enriched curriculum is built on the regular curriculum, and differentiated in these 4 areas:

  1. Content enrichment
  2. Process enrichment
  3. Product enrichment
  4. Learning environment

1. Content enrichment

The GEP curriculum:

  • Extends beyond the basic syllabus in depth and breadth.
  • Covers more advanced topics where appropriate.
  • Makes interdisciplinary connections.
  • Encourages the investigation of real-life problems.
  • Promotes the examination of affective issues in the various subject areas.

2. Process enrichment

The GEP curriculum:

  • Develops higher level thinking skills.
  • Provides opportunities for discovery and experiential learning.
  • Provides for open-ended problem solving.
  • Teaches research skills for independent study.
  • Uses varied teaching strategies to cater to different learning styles.
  • Provides for small group activities.

3. Product enrichment

The GEP curriculum:

  • Encourages other forms of products beyond traditional assignments.
  • Provides for creative expression.
  • Reflects real-world variety.
  • Promotes authentic learning.

4. Learning environment

The GEP curriculum:

  • Provides a stimulating, supportive and learner-centred environment
  • Supports risk-taking.
  • Provides out-of-school learning experiences, for example, math trails and visits to parks and museums.
  • Provides out-of-school extensions, for example, mentorship attachments in collaboration with tertiary institutions.