Hi MerlionInGermany,MerlionInGermany wrote:Thank you.
Any idea what is the exam format? In pri sch, the hcl and cl exam format is very different.
Hope this helps (you can access the table in pdf format via this blog post):
Perhaps the teacher was being result oriented (and wanted to have a class of 'hungry' and motivated students so that it will be easier to push them towards their limit and help them excel) but I think it's a bit of a stretch to suggest that those not targeting A1/2 should switch to CL B.Funz wrote:Not sure where to post this.
DD came home yesterday and told us that her Chinese teacher advised the class that if they are not aiming for A1/2 and basically not looking to use Chinese as one of the L1R5s or L1R4s, it might be better to just switch and take the Chinese Language Basic (CLB) exam instead of O level Chinese. That way they can put Chinese on a back burner and focus on the other subjects.
DD of course latched onto that idea. DD is clear what course she wants to pursue and is quite adamant about going the Poly route so she is keen switch to CLB. DD's not strong in Chinese but she is not exactly failing. Most likely a B4 if she bothers to try if not C6 should be no issue. I am not sure if there are any implications though if she switch to CLB.
Funz,Funz wrote:Thanks Chenlaoshi.
It is my 1st inclination as well that DD should still proceed with O level Chinese. I am giving it a 2nd thought mainly due to her attitude towards the subject. She is very capable of tanking it out of spite given that she really really hates it. I keep telling her just 5mths and the exam is in June. Clear that and you can chuck it aside.
@qms. Not sure but that is my understanding as well. DD has been rather clear what she wants to pursue since pr sch days. She is very sure she will not be going the JC route which is why she keeps trying to convince me to let her drop to CLB.
To be honest, I am not even sure if the school allows any student to just drop to CLB if they are not failing the subject badly. Maybe the teacher was addressing all those who are struggling and she jumped on that opportunity. Will call her FT to check.