Individualised Study Options (ISO) was introduced to the Gifted Education Programme in 2003 as an umbrella term for the range of research work made available to GEP students.
In Primary 5, ISO available to GE students in Nanyang Primary School are
IRS: Individualised Research Study;
IvP: Innovation Programme; and
Future Problem Solving Programme (FPSP).
Individualised Research Study (IRS) IRS programme aims to prepare GEP students to become independent learners and to give them opportunities to explore specific areas of talent and interest in greater depth. Students who choose IRS as an ISO in P5 will work on a research project based on their personal interests.
Innovation Programme The Innovation Programme (IvP) provides an avenue for students to develop their problem-solving and inventive skills. It is a programme jointly organised by the Gifted Education Branch and its partner organisations. In the programme, students need to work with others and apply their scientific knowledge and skills to build prototypes to represent their solutions.
Future Problem Solving Programme (FPSP) FPS is an international educational programme that aims to encourage students to develop a vision for the future by teaching them problem solving strategies across the curriculum using critical and creative thinking skills. In FPSP, students are challenged to apply their imagination and thinking skills to some of the significant issues pertaining to both the world of today and the future. Students will be equipped with skills and vision needed to anticipate, comprehend and solve problems associated with current and future issues. Students will also need to work collaboratively with others and synergise their efforts in order to help them to have a positive impact on society in the future.
In 2007, the intermingling initiative was introduced to achieve a better balance between stretching the potential of the GEP students and developing their social-emotional competencies, it was also introduced provide a platform to enrich the learning of the non-GEP High Ability (HA) students. This arrangement also enabled GEP students and their non-GEP peers to maintain regular contact and develop closer bonds with their schoolmates through meaningful shared experiences. In Nanyang, the intermingling programme is named as META, which stands for Multiple Enrichment & Teaching Approaches. Students at P4 are selected into the programme and they remain in the programme till P6. The students interact during CL, PE, Music, Art (PAM) lessons, as well as during their CCA & VIA sessions.