Chenonceau wrote:pirate wrote:But we should not also forget that national exam papers should be able to sieve the top from the rest. If there aren't any "overly tough" questions, how are we going to identify the truly brilliant? Do we want exams where it is possible for a significant percentage of students to "max-out" the scores? Making those "overly tough" questions not hot-housable or crammable, however, is a different artform altogether. At the PSLE or even 'O' levels, this is not easy to do.
This might sound like a sarcastic question but it is not. I really wanna know the thought process. Why is it so necessary to differentiate the bright, the brighter and the brightest academically?
I'm with you on this, Chen.