New HCL syllabus: how different from the old one?

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New HCL syllabus: how different from the old one?

Postby Jennifer » Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:16 pm

My elder boy belongs to the old CL syllabus. The younger one would be tested under the new CL syllabus.

Elder boy came home on Fri, telling us his classmate whose younger brother is in P4 middle ability class told the elder brother that his entire class has failed the CL SA2 paper. The highest score is only 20+.

Please share the new HCL syllabus differences from the old syllabus.

TIA

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Postby Uh-Oh » Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:31 am

There will be a section testing pupils on Editing, i.e correcting wrong words and misuse of "ci yu" etc ( i think the English paper has this section too). And the compre part, there will be "zao ju", sentence construction.

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Postby Jennifer » Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:32 am

Uh-Oh wrote:There will be a section testing pupils on Editing, i.e correcting wrong words and misuse of "ci yu" etc ( i think the English paper has this section too). And the compre part, there will be "zao ju", sentence construction.


Thanks for sharing.

My #2 is in P2, so far the test/exam papers do not hv such sections. Wow, I think we might hv a hard time from P3 onwards.

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Chinese And Higher Chinese

Postby Bentan » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:14 am

My 3 children are now above 16. When they were in Primary school, my wife and I made them take HCL. 2 of them did well in Chinese and so they scored well in PSLE. One of them did not do well and so his score was below 220.

I came to the conclusion that if a child did well in Chinese subject, he would do well in PSLE, assuming that he puts in equal effort on all his subjects.

Over the years I found my observation accurate most of the time. In March this year, I helped a mother find a good Chinese tutor for his son who is doing very well in all subjects except Chinese. By PSLE her son was talking about score of 250 and above, which is not possible prior to Pr 6. His confidence in Chinese boosted his overall confidence.

I would strongly encourage all parents to help their children to do well in Chinese.

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Re: Chinese And Higher Chinese

Postby Jennifer » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:28 am

Bentan wrote:I would strongly encourage all parents to help their children to do well in Chinese.


Thank you for sharing your experience.

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