WTA - How does all these Top Sch Exam Paper work?

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WTA - How does all these Top Sch Exam Paper work?

Postby BeContented » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:19 pm

Apparently, there are many different vendors providing the papers with some variation eg. number of schools (some more, some less) and different combination of the schools.

Q1 : Where do they get all these papers from? One main/same source?
Q2 : Who provides the answer key? How do they get it? Is the answer keys the same across all different vendors?
Q3 : Who are all these vendors? Are they just photocopy-agents?
Q4 : How do you choose yours? Did you make a comparison first? Do you 'mark blindly' or would you also attempt each question and ensure the answer is correct?

I have been ordering from one particular vendor for the last 3 years and normally would just 'mark blindly' ie. only check when my kids got their question wrong.
Just recently, I realised there was a missing section - answer key. When I asked for it, it came but with lotsa mistakes. I was naturally very upset and made noise :stompfeet: .....only then I was told they are just photocopy-agents.

Guess this is what prompted me to start wondering...... :skeptical:
I have been bo-chap for too longgggggggg........ :oops:

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Re: WTA - How does all these Top Sch Exam Paper work?

Postby reallykiasu123 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:46 am

Oh, never trust their solution.

When I helped my niece buy P6 Prelim Math papers last year, I saw the vendor doing the solutions and answers himself, and he kept complaining, it is so tough, so tough ...

BeContented wrote:Apparently, there are many different vendors providing the papers with some variation eg. number of schools (some more, some less) and different combination of the schools.

Q1 : Where do they get all these papers from? One main/same source?
Q2 : Who provides the answer key? How do they get it? Is the answer keys the same across all different vendors?
Q3 : Who are all these vendors? Are they just photocopy-agents?
Q4 : How do you choose yours? Did you make a comparison first? Do you 'mark blindly' or would you also attempt each question and ensure the answer is correct?

I have been ordering from one particular vendor for the last 3 years and normally would just 'mark blindly' ie. only check when my kids got their question wrong.
Just recently, I realised there was a missing section - answer key. When I asked for it, it came but with lotsa mistakes. I was naturally very upset and made noise :stompfeet: .....only then I was told they are just photocopy-agents.

Guess this is what prompted me to start wondering...... :skeptical:
I have been bo-chap for too longgggggggg........ :oops:

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Re: WTA - How does all these Top Sch Exam Paper work?

Postby janet88 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:49 am

BeContented wrote:Q1 : Where do they get all these papers from? One main/same source?
Q2 : Who provides the answer key? How do they get it? Is the answer keys the same across all different vendors?
Q3 : Who are all these vendors? Are they just photocopy-agents?
Q4 : How do you choose yours? Did you make a comparison first? Do you 'mark blindly' or would you also attempt each question and ensure the answer is correct?


Agree with reallykiasu, never trust the answers completely.
This vendor Jeremy has his wings spread over...you can get him to deliver to your home. I bought the set with 13 schools...very much like Mcdonald's Set A, B, C :evil: Think the cheapest set is with 7 schools.

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Re: WTA - How does all these Top Sch Exam Paper work?

Postby KSP » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:47 pm

i know some of the ans are incorrect but it is too much work for parents to workout all the ans.... i usually trust the ans provided but only when my dd ans is wrong then i will workout my own ans.... this is when i found out the model ans are sometimes also wrong....

but there is a loophole here when both ans are the same but wrong then i will miss it.....

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