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Singapore top sch exam papers selling like hot cakes in HK

Postby dimsum » Fri Dec 26, 2014 1:25 pm


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Re: Singapore top sch exam papers selling like hot cakes in

Postby dimsum » Fri Dec 26, 2014 1:35 pm

網售星洲名校試卷 小學家長瘋搶
WhatsApp接單夫婦涉侵權


【本報訊】為了讓子女不要輸在起跑線,及在考試前後替兒女加料「進補」,近日大批香港家長掀起一股搶購新加坡名牌小學英文試卷熱潮,透過網站搶購一套網羅當地十大名牌小學的中、英、數試卷影印本,今年一套小六英文試卷更賣斷貨。記者放蛇找到一對賣卷夫婦,有人聲稱「新加坡好興攞試題出嚟賣,冇版權呢樣嘢!」新加坡教育部稱正跟進事件。
記者:郭美華 洪藹婷

專賣新加坡試卷的網站由一對中年夫婦經營,今年年中開業,最初賣新加坡出版英文故事書,至本月初陸續推出網羅新加坡十大名牌小學的中、英、數考試卷影印本。這些試卷來自萊佛士女子小學(Raffles Girls' Primary School)、英華學校(Anglo-Chinese School(Primary))及新加坡總理李顯龍母校南洋小學(Nanyang Primary School)等14間學校,每份試卷連答案賣70至200多元。
不少家長深信全英語教學的新加坡學校英文程度較香港高,因此紛紛訂購,賣卷夫妻檔在社交網站設群組,但不留公司名稱或地址,甚為詭秘,他們透過WhatsApp接定單,然後駕客貨車送貨。

「新加坡好興攞嚟賣」

聖誕假期來臨,不少家長訂購試卷供子女放假溫習,更令多份英文試卷熱賣,其中一份網羅今年14間學校的小六英文試卷影印本,賣235元,近日一度斷市。
記者日前放蛇購買一套英文試卷,這對夫婦親自駕客貨車速遞送貨。自稱Candy的女負責人表示曾在新加坡任職公關,現已是當地永久居民,有渠道買到當地試卷,堅稱自己售賣試卷無犯法,並稱當地教師每年收集試卷賣給印刷商複印發售。她強調所賣試卷來自十多間當地名校,「一定有Raffles、南華同南洋,呢三間最出名」。她又指當地學校試卷無版權:「呢啲通街都有,新加坡好興攞試題出嚟賣,全部無ISBN(國際標準書號),所以冇版權呢樣嘢。」當問及印刷商背景,她支吾以對「佢哋唔係出版商,係一間公司,冇電話冇地址乜都冇,都係一個facebook,通街賣,喺二手書店嗰啲地方賣」。

當地商人賣卷判罰款

她續稱,自己所賣的試卷購自當地一間二手書店,記者其後聯絡到這間二手書店的負責人,他自稱是馬來西亞人,揚言本港有名校小學老師每年來新加坡買試卷,當中以英文試卷最搶手。
記者日前向新加坡教育部,及其中11間試卷被越洋發售的新加坡小學查詢,新加坡教育部回覆指已交相關部門跟進事件,而11間小學至昨日未有回應。掌中包括南洋小學、地位如同本港女拔萃書院的萊佛士女子小學,及名氣如同本港喇沙小學的英華學校。
新加坡當地中小學的試卷一向搶手,不少家長為助子女入讀名校設法取得試卷供子女溫書備戰,當地傳媒上月報道有商人在承認盜印和販賣課外練習被判罰款後,竟又涉嫌出售16間學校的試卷,再度違法。當時新加坡教育部回應傳媒時強調,學校試卷為個別學校的知識產權,未經許可複製銷售屬侵權,教育部絕不容許。

部份試卷題目

Q1) Mr Rajah made Janice____ ten times around the track as part of her training for the ASEAN Games.
(1) run
(2) ran
(3) runs
(4) running

答案:(1) run

Q2) Vivian rarely goes to the shopping centre,____?
(1) is it
(2) isn't it
(3) does she
(4) doesn't she

答案:(3) does she

Q3) After I had returned home from my school camp, I was so tired that I____ on my bed and slept for three hours.
(1) lie
(2) lay
(3) laid
(4) lain

答案:(2) lay

Q4) Siti, together with her classmates,____ the bus to school every morning.
(1) take
(2) takes
(3) is taking
(4) are taking

答案:(2) takes

Q5)“Has anyone of you ever____ a giant tortoise?” Mr Cheng asked the class.
(1) see
(2) saw
(3) sees
(4) seen

答案:(4) seen

香港學生答題表現

馬同學 
佛教志蓮小學(小六) 
答對:一條陸同學 
仁愛堂田家炳小學(小六) 
答對:兩條

Andy 
國際學校(八年級) 
答對:兩條Basiga Ramses 
喇沙書院(中一) 
答對:兩條

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Re: Singapore top sch exam papers selling like hot cakes in

Postby hquek » Fri Dec 26, 2014 1:37 pm

saw the online clip. Woah, a teacher mentioned that our pri school eng papers is more like their sec 3/4 standard...their kids don't encounter words like beseeched, admonished until then.

But then, I ever saw the chinese lang textbooks for Singapore International School...laoz....very tough, I needed all the hanyu pinyin there was to continue reading.

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Re: Singapore top sch exam papers selling like hot cakes in

Postby dimsum » Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:49 pm

i think HK students more 可怜, have to do other country's exam papers during xmas hols!

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Re: Singapore top sch exam papers selling like hot cakes in

Postby pirated » Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:59 pm

In HK the kiasu people over there also move house / rent house in order to get into their choice / top primary schools

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Re: Singapore top sch exam papers selling like hot cakes in

Postby janet88 » Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:40 pm

pirated wrote:In HK the kiasu people over there also move house / rent house in order to get into their choice / top primary schools

not only that, the kids take lessons in ballet, piano etc to impress principals before getting into good schools. so we are not the only 怕输.

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Re: Singapore top sch exam papers selling like hot cakes in

Postby optimistforum » Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:48 pm

We also move houses, here in Engalnd, to get to the best school catchments. We call it selection by income.

I have benefitted from SG resources from the years, as they are a carbon copy of British resources from the 1950s and 60s. But, I find that SG books encourage rote learning, and very little in the way of creativity and problem solving. Just my opinion.
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Re: Singapore top sch exam papers selling like hot cakes in

Postby pirated » Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:52 pm

optimistforum wrote:We also move houses, here in Engalnd, to get to the best school catchments. We call it selection by income.

I have benefitted from SG resources from the years, as they re a carbon copy of British resources from the 1950s and 60s. But, I find that SG books encourage rote learning, and very little in the way of creativity and problem solving. Just my opinion.

Agreed. SG text books are quite numbingly encouraging rote learning. And by extension of that, kids end up lacking in creativity.

There is always more than a few ways to solving problems. If you look into math Olympiad questions of other countries you would understand what I mean.

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Re: Singapore top sch exam papers selling like hot cakes in

Postby optimistforum » Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:46 pm

pirated wrote:
optimistforum wrote:We also move houses, here in Engalnd, to get to the best school catchments. We call it selection by income.

I have benefitted from SG resources from the years, as they re a carbon copy of British resources from the 1950s and 60s. But, I find that SG books encourage rote learning, and very little in the way of creativity and problem solving. Just my opinion.

Agreed. SG text books are quite numbingly encouraging rote learning. And by extension of that, kids end up lacking in creativity.

There is always more than a few ways to solving problems. If you look into math Olympiad questions of other countries you would understand what I mean.


SG books suit my purpose. Complete Practice Books help my DS with vocab, so do the Preston s1 and s2 books. For maths I love the Terry Chew Olympiad books, and the EPH Challenging Maths books.

England used to have the existing SG type education. It then went too progressive, but is now moving to reinforcing the 3Rs, and still retaining creativity and problem solving skills.

That being said, SG is always lauded as a model for education. It is easy for SG, as it is a country the size of a city. Therefore, it is easy to effect change in a city. Moreover, SG educational performance is more down to out of school hours tutition industry than your schools. If you pick London, Birmingham or Manchester you will find that they each perform better educationally than Singapore.
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Re: Singapore top sch exam papers selling like hot cakes in

Postby phtthp » Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:24 am

janet88 wrote:
pirated wrote:In HK the kiasu people over there also move house / rent house in order to get into their choice / top primary schools

not only that, the kids take lessons in ballet, piano etc to impress principals before getting into good schools. so we are not the only 怕输.

Does Hong Kong conduct entrance tests, for their primary 1 students ?

which are the popular, Top few primary schools in HK ?

how about England ?
can name some popular primary schools, in England ?
from which part of England ?
If over-subscribed, do they have balloting ?

are there also a lot of British parents also buying our Sg textbooks, workbooks, to self study, self teach their kids, in England ?

how about other countries that teach English in primary schools ?
Eg : Malaysia, Australia ?
also like this ?
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