PSLE 2012 - Results Discussion

Unlike entry to Primary Schools, admission into Secondary Schools is based on meritocracy. PSLE results are used as key admission criteria. Discuss everything related to PSLE and selection of Secondary Schools here.
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Re: PSLE RESULTS 2012 - Comments & Discussions

Post by Bunbun » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:42 am

jtoh wrote:
Bunbun wrote:Hi,

Just wondering if anyone know of some T scores results of students who got A* for Maths and Science, then A for English and B for Chinese?

My dd's turn for psle has yet to come, but I can see that she's heading in that direction as she's aiming for A* for maths and Sci, but her languages getting A or B as she is not that good in her languages.

Any advice would be very much appreciated.

MTIA!
A 'B' would pull PSLE scores down by a lot. Try to bring your dd's Chinese up to an A. More than 80% of all students score minimum A for Chinese, so it is do-able.
Thanks jtoh for your kind advice! I will try to encourage dd to do better in her languages. It's worrying. U see, her classmates score 15 to 18 upon 20 for compo while she struggles at 13.5 marks ... :sad:

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Re: PSLE RESULTS 2012 - Comments & Discussions

Post by jtoh » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:49 am

Bunbun wrote:
jtoh wrote:
Bunbun wrote:Hi,

Just wondering if anyone know of some T scores results of students who got A* for Maths and Science, then A for English and B for Chinese?

My dd's turn for psle has yet to come, but I can see that she's heading in that direction as she's aiming for A* for maths and Sci, but her languages getting A or B as she is not that good in her languages.

Any advice would be very much appreciated.

MTIA!
A 'B' would pull PSLE scores down by a lot. Try to bring your dd's Chinese up to an A. More than 80% of all students score minimum A for Chinese, so it is do-able.
Thanks jtoh for your kind advice! I will try to encourage dd to do better in her languages. It's worrying. U see, her classmates score 15 to 18 upon 20 for compo while she struggles at 13.5 marks ... :sad:
There's still time. 13.5 isn't so bad. She can do it. :)

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Post by Just relax » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:59 am

IMHO perhaps your DD should get both enrichment and 1-1 tuition. It helps. The enrichment gives structure and reinforces what the school teaches, while 1-1 is to identify and focus on weak areas to build up.

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Post by Haneyi » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:11 pm

Bunbun wrote:
jtoh wrote:
Bunbun wrote:Hi,

Just wondering if anyone know of some T scores results of students who got A* for Maths and Science, then A for English and B for Chinese?

My dd's turn for psle has yet to come, but I can see that she's heading in that direction as she's aiming for A* for maths and Sci, but her languages getting A or B as she is not that good in her languages.

Any advice would be very much appreciated.

MTIA!
A 'B' would pull PSLE scores down by a lot. Try to bring your dd's Chinese up to an A. More than 80% of all students score minimum A for Chinese, so it is do-able.
Thanks jtoh for your kind advice! I will try to encourage dd to do better in her languages. It's worrying. U see, her classmates score 15 to 18 upon 20 for compo while she struggles at 13.5 marks ... :sad:
When I first started writing compositions in P2 / P3, my score was stuck at 13 and 14 for a while. But by end of P3, I started scoring a steady 16 / 17 / 18. ^^ Your DD is still young, I have a classmate who was not from a Chinese background and was not scoring very well for that language, but she got an A for Chinese in PSLE. (:

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Post by SAHM_TAN » Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:13 pm

Haneyi wrote: When I first started writing compositions in P2 / P3, my score was stuck at 13 and 14 for a while. But by end of P3, I started scoring a steady 16 / 17 / 18. ^^ Your DD is still young, I have a classmate who was not from a Chinese background and was not scoring very well for that language, but she got an A for Chinese in PSLE. (:
Do you mind sharing how you started to improve? Was it becos your school chi teacher helped you in compo writing? Or you 开窍?Or other reasons?

Thanks


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Post by Skyed » Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:00 pm

In primary school since P4 my chinese was always in the 50-60+ range, never see 70+ before. But I still got A for PSLE for Chinese, so it's really not that hard to get an A.

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Post by Jonathan Lim » Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:47 pm

Hi i lost touch with PSLE for 3/4 years already . Is the maths still that hard ?

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Post by Haneyi » Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:37 pm

SAHM_TAN wrote:
Haneyi wrote: When I first started writing compositions in P2 / P3, my score was stuck at 13 and 14 for a while. But by end of P3, I started scoring a steady 16 / 17 / 18. ^^ Your DD is still young, I have a classmate who was not from a Chinese background and was not scoring very well for that language, but she got an A for Chinese in PSLE. (:
Do you mind sharing how you started to improve? Was it becos your school chi teacher helped you in compo writing? Or you 开窍?Or other reasons?

Thanks
My mom and Chinese teacher helped me in writing. My phrasing was awkward and I wrote in baby words. They taught me internals, 成语 and few other good phrases to use in my compositions.

Though if you just use them at P6, they probably will just get you a 30/40 or so since they are common and very ' cliché '.

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Post by Haneyi » Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:42 pm

Jonathan Lim wrote:Hi i lost touch with PSLE for 3/4 years already . Is the maths still that hard ?
The Math paper I sat for was challenging albeit manageable. It is hard to score ( easy to make careless mistakes ) under examination stress though, I lost marks for questions that I did numerous times in test papers.

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Post by ruohoo97 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:12 am

Skyed wrote:In primary school since P4 my chinese was always in the 50-60+ range, never see 70+ before. But I still got A for PSLE for Chinese, so it's really not that hard to get an A.
Agree. to get A is not difficult. To get A*, you need to work harder.

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