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by Melodies
Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Recess Time
Topic: MOE to stop publishing names of top students?
Replies: 858
Views: 99267

Re: MOE to stop publishing names of top students?

It's precisely this attitude that disturbs me most. This happens not only in law, but also in medicine and other "good" faculties. And, of course, among the scholars. It's not so prevalent in the current generation of thirty something and older working adults, but is increasingly apparent...
by Melodies
Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Recess Time
Topic: MOE to stop publishing names of top students?
Replies: 858
Views: 99267

Re: MOE to stop publishing names of top students?

Yes agree. I think those forummers condemning foreigner scholars posting nice photos of themselves and scolding your parents are a bit overboard too. I dare not refer to anyone specific though. This is also not peculiar to foreigner scholars in SG, vise versa. SG scholars at overseas top uni do mak...
by Melodies
Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Recess Time
Topic: MOE to stop publishing names of top students?
Replies: 858
Views: 99267

Re: MOE to stop publishing names of top students?

If I may generalize, our children innate ability can be broadly classified into 2 groups "versatile" and "non-versatile". In Chinese, we can crudely translate it to "round" or "square". "Round" people are more flexible, looks at things from differen...
by Melodies
Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Recess Time
Topic: MOE to stop publishing names of top students?
Replies: 858
Views: 99267

Re: MOE to stop publishing names of top students?

If I may generalize, our children innate ability can be broadly classified into 2 groups "versatile" and "non-versatile". In Chinese, we can crudely translate it to "round" or "square". "Round" people are more flexible, looks at things from differen...
by Melodies
Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Recess Time
Topic: MOE to stop publishing names of top students?
Replies: 858
Views: 99267

Re: MOE to stop publishing names of top students?

First we must establish the fact that there are people who are more intellectually capable than others. This innate ability will naturally cause some ‘unfairness’ in the education. Until we acknowledge this, we will always cry foul in whatever decision MOE makes. Why HOT skills are not explicitly t...
by Melodies
Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Recess Time
Topic: MOE to stop publishing names of top students?
Replies: 858
Views: 99267

Re: MOE to stop publishing names of top students?

Err.. good only if you can make it to get scholarship and oversea university. Competition! Competition and more competition for local Uni..and only few can make it to those top JCs n get to chose and get all the creams la... What we need is DSA for university places. Not again! more scheme to provi...
by Melodies
Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Recess Time
Topic: MOE to stop publishing names of top students?
Replies: 858
Views: 99267

Re: MOE to stop publishing names of top students?

I have seen many real life cases. To my horror, they are at disadvantage! When come to local/oversea scholarship application or Oversea University application, those have 7-8 A in A level with very minimum CCA/Sports/leadership activities (other than academics), they may still lose out to those 4 A...
by Melodies
Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Recess Time
Topic: MOE to stop publishing names of top students?
Replies: 858
Views: 99267

Re: MOE to stop publishing names of top students?

In conclusion: The gap between IP and non-IP JCs is widening. Gone were the days where we could hear students from the lower end JCs making it into the medicine or law. One common joke among my ex-students in the law faculty told me: There are only 2 JCs in the Law faculty; RI(JC) and OJC (other JC...
by Melodies
Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Recess Time
Topic: MOE to stop publishing names of top students?
Replies: 858
Views: 99267

Re: MOE to stop publishing names of top students?

Ironically, our A level students have no advantage over those from other countries who learned LOT when come to the admission selection for those oversea universities though they have scored A in HOT questions which are equivalent to deg/master level! Eye-opener.. I have seen many real life cases. ...
by Melodies
Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Recess Time
Topic: MOE to stop publishing names of top students?
Replies: 858
Views: 99267

Re: MOE to stop publishing names of top students?

In short, Learning HOT skills in GEP program versus learning LOT/NOT skills in mainstreams Geppers handle PSLE exams better than mainstreamers as there are some HOT questions in PSLE papers. As such, majority of students who have scored 270 and above in NYPS are GEPpers! Spilled-over of HOT material...