Most parents in Singapore would have heard a little bit about the Gifted Education Programme (GEP) – and if you think if you have a talented child on your hands, it’s worth knowing more about it and seeing what opportunities are in store for your little one!
Your child’s first step that determines if they can get into GEP is the Screening Test. It is the first of two rounds of tests that filter and identify students who will make the cut to GEP in Primary 4. For starters, here’s some information about the GEP screening test and what you can expect from it (along with some tips on how to do well)! (For information relevant to the GEP selection test, we have a post dedicated to it here.)
Who can take the GEP screening test?
The GEP screening test is available for all primary 3 students who are studying in government and government-aided schools. Although the test is not compulsory, typically all students will take the test unless their parents choose to opt their child out.
When is the GEP screening test?
Usually, the Screening Test (Round 1) is held in August for all students, and the Selection Test (Round 2) is held in October/November for students who passed the first test.
For the year 2023, the GEP test dates are as follows:
Screening Test: 17 August 2023
Selection Test: 17 and 18 October 2023
Students who pass the second test will be invited to join GEP. You can accept or deny the invitation, and the newly minted GEP students will officially begin the GEP curriculum in Primary 4. Read our post on what’s life like as a GEP student!