Thursday, March 02, 2006
Anyone of you thinking of going to JCs when DHS goes to Bouna Vista next year?
If so here is some info la...
Students admitted to the VIP must demonstrate intellectual aptitude, effective communication skills, an active passion in one or more areas, leadership potential and strong personal qualities like drive, compassion and resilience. To assess the above aptitude and qualities, we are adopting a 3-stage selection process.
Admission dates for 2006 cohort are as follows:
8 Jul - VIP Open House (1500 hrs – 1800 hrs)
All secondary 2 students with a good PSLE score or other relevant qualifications may apply.
All current Secondary Two students of good standing are encouraged to apply. A good PSLE score will stand the candidate in good stead. Candidate should have active participation in at least 1 CCA or holding leadership positions from Primary 5 to Secondary 2. An administrative fee of $50 is chargeable with every application.
The selection criteria for the IP is, in essence, holistic, and is based on a variety of tangible and intangible qualities
Academic excellence and potential
Active participation in CCAs
Working qualities: A person who is a team player; who can learn independently; who is capable of creative and critical thinking; who is driven to excel and has a passion for lifelong learning and is willing to explore new ideas beyond the classroom and curriculum
Character qualities: A person who is compassionate, resilient, rational and responsible, has good EQ and AQ, and is a risk-taker with an entrepreneurial spirit.
Social qualities: A person who is sensitive to racial and religious issues and shows devotion to his country and its national values.
Selection Phase 1
Only short-listed candidates from the application phase will be invited for the General Ability Test (GAT) and Academic Ability Tests (AAT). (usually held in June)
General Ability Test (GAT)
The GAT aims to assess the non-verbal problem solving and analytical thinking skills of applicants.
Academic Ability Test (AAT)
The AAT comprises Mathematics and English (Reading Comprehension & Sentence Completion and Writing Assessment). Candidates have to sit for both the Mathematics and Engihish AAT on the same day. The AAT aims to ascertain candidates' mastery of crucial concepts taught within the Secondary Two curriculum.
Selection Phase 2
Only short-listed candidates from Phase 1 will be invited for the Personality Assessment (usually held in July) and the interview (usually held in August).
Mailing of Decisions
Decisions will be mailed usually around end of August to early September.
For more information, please refer to our IP FAQ