Last Updated: 15 September 2021

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.

Note:

Students on Leave of Absence can participate in the GEP identification exercise with their cohort in their school. You should contact the school to find out how your child can participate.

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 end October

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 in early October.
  2. Selection on Tuesday, 19 October and Wednesday, 20 October 2021 for shortlisted students.
Early November

Receive result notification

The result will be communicated through your child’s school by early November. If selected, your child will receive a letter of invitation to join the GEP.

End November

Receive school posting results

You will be informed by post of your child's school posting by end November.