Students taking Higher Chinese in IP

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Students taking Higher Chinese in IP

Postby expans » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:01 pm

My son is in Sec 3. He is doing higher chinese but lacks passion in this subject. He told me that for students doing higher chinese, they will be allowed to sit for a 'national exam' for higher chinese in Sec 4 and if they pass, they can drop mother tongue subject in JC.
Does anyone has any idea on this? Thanks!!

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Re: Students taking Higher Chinese in IP

Postby jtoh » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:24 am

expans wrote:My son is in Sec 3. He is doing higher chinese but lacks passion in this subject. He told me that for students doing higher chinese, they will be allowed to sit for a 'national exam' for higher chinese in Sec 4 and if they pass, they can drop mother tongue subject in JC.
Does anyone has any idea on this? Thanks!!


If you pass HCL at O levels in Sec 4, you will be exempted from Chinese in JC.

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Re: Students taking Higher Chinese in IP

Postby emerald » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:36 am

jtoh wrote:
expans wrote:My son is in Sec 3. He is doing higher chinese but lacks passion in this subject. He told me that for students doing higher chinese, they will be allowed to sit for a 'national exam' for higher chinese in Sec 4 and if they pass, they can drop mother tongue subject in JC.
Does anyone has any idea on this? Thanks!!


If you pass HCL at O levels in Sec 4, you will be exempted from Chinese in JC.



That's my understanding too.
But a friend who is a sec sch chinese teacher
told me only exempted from higher chinese,
the student still needs to take normal chinese in JC.
True? :?

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Postby sall » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:16 pm

If students pass HCL for O level, they need not take Cl at JC level.

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Postby wonderm » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:56 pm

sall wrote:If students pass HCL for O level, they need not take Cl at JC level.


I think some schools such as HCI and RV set higher criteria, just passing is not enough. For HCI, I heard must score a min of B3, otherwise, still have to do CL at JC level.

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Postby vlim » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:59 pm

wonderm wrote:
sall wrote:If students pass HCL for O level, they need not take Cl at JC level.


I think some schools such as HCI and RV set higher criteria, just passing is not enough. For HCI, I heard must score a min of B3, otherwise, still have to do CL at JC level.


but isn't it not fair...the system should be the same across all schools right? :|

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Postby sall » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:51 pm

wonderm wrote:
sall wrote:If students pass HCL for O level, they need not take Cl at JC level.


I think some schools such as HCI and RV set higher criteria, just passing is not enough. For HCI, I heard must score a min of B3, otherwise, still have to do CL at JC level.

Do the students resit for HCL at O level or do CL at JC level?

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Postby wonderm » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:51 pm

vlim wrote:
wonderm wrote:
sall wrote:If students pass HCL for O level, they need not take Cl at JC level.


I think some schools such as HCI and RV set higher criteria, just passing is not enough. For HCI, I heard must score a min of B3, otherwise, still have to do CL at JC level.


but isn't it not fair...the system should be the same across all schools right? :|


It is important to note that different Sec schools offer very different programmes, especially the independent schools. Some schools (JC) offer different subject combinations which are not available in other schools. For some special MOE programmes, they are available in some schools but not others. Is it not fair? I am not sure, anyway, some say the world is never fair :)

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Postby vlim » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:54 pm

wonderm wrote:
vlim wrote:
wonderm wrote:
sall wrote:If students pass HCL for O level, they need not take Cl at JC level.


I think some schools such as HCI and RV set higher criteria, just passing is not enough. For HCI, I heard must score a min of B3, otherwise, still have to do CL at JC level.


but isn't it not fair...the system should be the same across all schools right? :|


It is important to note that different Sec schools offer very different programmes, especially the independent schools. Some schools (JC) offer different subject combinations which are not available in other schools. For some special MOE programmes, they are available in some schools but not others. Is it not fair? I am not sure, anyway, some say the world is never fair :)


oh that I know...diff sec school offers diff programmes...but the criteria of the hcl thingy is kind of ... unfair lor...

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Postby wonderm » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:55 pm

sall wrote:
wonderm wrote:
sall wrote:If students pass HCL for O level, they need not take Cl at JC level.


I think some schools such as HCI and RV set higher criteria, just passing is not enough. For HCI, I heard must score a min of B3, otherwise, still have to do CL at JC level.

Do the students resit for HCL at O level or do CL at JC level?


I think they do CL as H1 subject. My child has not gone through that yet, so maybe someone who knows better could confirm.

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