The neutrality of this technology in gifted education is disputed. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Singapore, initially designed to identify the top 0. The Gifted Education Programme was first implemented in Singapore in 1984 amid some public concern.
The MOE has a commitment to ensure that the potential of each pupil is recognised, nurtured and developed. As of 2018, nine primary schools offer GEP. In 2004, five secondary schools started implementing Integrated Programmes with their affiliated Junior Colleges, but they are officially no longer under the GEP. However, they still have their own programmes within their respective Integrated Programme to cater to these gifted students, who still retain their “gifted” status. While the secondary schools that had implemented the Integrated Programme remained generally unaffected by the move, Victoria School, which continued to offer the GEP, saw a drastic decrease in enrolment.
All of the secondary schools that offer the SBGE are IP schools. SBGE students, but sometimes there may only be one class per cohort, depending on the size. Beginning in 2006, the MOE started to phase out the secondary GEP due to the impact of the IP. However, GEP pupils who do not wish to take up the Integrated Programme after 2008 can enroll in schools with school-based special programmes at Secondary one. Students identified based on Screening Test results will be invited to participate in the second round, the Selection Test. Gifted Education Programme, usually by November of that year, after which they can choose whether or not they wish to join the Gifted Education Programme.
English and Mathematics papers are included as part of the Screening Test, while a third paper, General Ability, will be included in the Selection Test. Before 2003, there was a third round of testing to allow entry for pupils who missed the chance in P3, after the PSLE. Students who got in at this round were referred to as being Supplementary Intake students. However, this practice was discontinued as of 2003.
Primary 4, which is a program to teach skills needed in research. Primary 5, wherein pupils do research on a specific topic. The students were asked to choose their own projects in Primary Five under Teacher Mentors. The student-teacher ratio is normally from 4:1 to 5:1. Pupils in the GEP have to take Social Studies as a graded subject.
Based on the mainstream textbook syllabus, students will have to study in-depth content. Concept Unit under the English Language subject. A Wrinkle in Time” was used as the literature book for Primary 5 students until 2014 when it was replaced with “The Giver”. The main purpose is to show students how a dystopia world lives. For English, students have to do different process writings based on the genres they have studied including mystery and fairytales. These projects are individual and include research, a product to be made and reflections. These have to be properly presented, otherwise the projects would lose marks.