Foundation or Standard Chinese

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Foundation or Standard Chinese

Postby KoalaMummy » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:36 pm

Can anyone advice me whether i should let my P5 son take foundation or standard chinese next year? His form teacher suggest he take foundation. He says it's better to pass foundation than to fail standard. But my worry is if he take foundation chinese, will he go Normal stream in sec school?

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Re: Foundation or Standard Chinese

Postby Wally » Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:20 pm

[quote="KoalaMummy"]Can anyone advice me whether i should let my P5 son take foundation or standard chinese next year? His form teacher suggest he take foundation. He says it's better to pass foundation than to fail standard. But my worry is if he take foundation chinese, will he go Normal stream in sec school?[/quote]


Hi there, understand that this might be an old posting. But I am in the same boat now. Can someone help to reply. Thank you.

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Re: Foundation or Standard Chinese

Postby Thetrees123 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:12 pm

Wally wrote:
KoalaMummy wrote:Can anyone advice me whether i should let my P5 son take foundation or standard chinese next year? His form teacher suggest he take foundation. He says it's better to pass foundation than to fail standard. But my worry is if he take foundation chinese, will he go Normal stream in sec school?



Hi there, understand that this might be an old posting. But I am in the same boat now. Can someone help to reply. Thank you.

从T-score的角度来看,毫无疑问的,我会选择standard。因为若您拿foundation, 即便及格或高分,也不代表华文这科的T-score会拿高分。

明年是小六会考了,现在能做的是找出华文成绩差强人意的原因,并从中克服,过不了多久一定会柳暗花明又一村的。若始终找不出原因,到了明年小六会考,即使拿foundation 成绩也不会太亮眼的。

我曾经在《不知不觉爱上华文》写了一些关于如何学习华文的意见,有空不妨参考。

谢谢。 :smile:

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Re: Foundation or Standard Chinese

Postby Wally » Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:45 pm

[quote="Thetrees123"][quote="Wally"][quote="KoalaMummy"]Can anyone advice me whether i should let my P5 son take foundation or standard chinese next year? His form teacher suggest he take foundation. He says it's better to pass foundation than to fail standard. But my worry is if he take foundation chinese, will he go Normal stream in sec school?[/quote]


Hi there, understand that this might be an old posting. But I am in the same boat now. Can someone help to reply. Thank you.[/quote]
从T-score的角度来看,毫无疑问的,我会选择standard。因为若您拿foundation, 即便及格或高分,也不代表华文这科的T-score会拿高分。

明年是小六会考了,现在能做的是找出华文成绩差强人意的原因,并从中克服,过不了多久一定会柳暗花明又一村的。若始终找不出原因,到了明年小六会考,即使拿foundation 成绩也不会太亮眼的。

我曾经在《不知不觉爱上华文》写了一些关于如何学习华文的意见,有空不妨参考。

谢谢。 :smile:[/quote]

Thank you for your prompt reply. I just spoken to my son's school Chinese HOD and a MOE staff.Both just said no matter drop Chinese, or take foundation Chinese it will not affect the PSLE score! And can still go any secondary schools except SAP schools. MOE just refuse to tell me more about it.

But I agreed what you mentioned above, the T-score will be different due to foundation Chinese and Standard Chinese scoring.

May I know where to find your essay on 《不知不觉爱上华文》? Thank you for your kind advise.

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Re: Foundation or Standard Chinese

Postby Thetrees123 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:09 pm

小六普通华文和华文(foundation Chineses & Chinese)的T-score计分标准全然不同,切记!
如果是一样,我早就让自己的孩子拿普通华文了,因为它太简单了。
教育部、学校老师都有口难言,不方便掏心掏肺,别怪他们。
做家长的心中要有自己的一把尺,必须自己去了解孩子的潜能,为孩子将来的前途着想,单靠校方安排绝非上策。

《不知不觉爱上华文》
Click "view active topic", look for 3.37pm,应该能找到。 :lol:

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Re: Foundation or Standard Chinese

Postby hersheys » Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:10 pm

so means...best to stick to standard Chinese?

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Re: Foundation or Standard Chinese

Postby Thetrees123 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:14 pm

hersheys wrote:so means...best to stick to standard Chinese?

当然。除非孩子每次都满江红,惨不忍睹,那才考虑申请免考华文。

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Re: Foundation or Standard Chinese

Postby Wally » Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:48 pm

hersheys wrote:so means...best to stick to standard Chinese?


My son's school Chinese teacher just explained to me. Advised me to stick with Standard Chinese instead of Foundation Chinese even thought my son get lousy Chinese grades! Reason being PSLE has 4 subjects, total 300 marks, if take Foundation Chinese become loose 25 marks; i.e. total only 275; so even if those children are getting good grades in Foundation Chinese compared to Standard Chinese grades, but overall Standard Chinese grades still grade higher! So, I decided to remain Standard Chinese and hope for the best.

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Re: Foundation or Standard Chinese

Postby Thetrees123 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:07 pm

Wally wrote:
hersheys wrote:so means...best to stick to standard Chinese?


My son's school Chinese teacher just explained to me. Advised me to stick with Standard Chinese instead of Foundation Chinese even thought my son get lousy Chinese grades! Reason being PSLE has 4 subjects, total 300 marks, if take Foundation Chinese become loose 25 marks; i.e. total only 275; so even if those children are getting good grades in Foundation Chinese compared to Standard Chinese grades, but overall Standard Chinese grades still grade higher! So, I decided to remain Standard Chinese and hope for the best.

你的选择是正确的。 :smile:
但是不要hope for the best, 应该对症下药,还有一年的时间准备小六会考,来得及的。
针对小六出题模式不断演练,从口试、听力、作文、阅读理解等,一小步一小步练习,不要偷懒,不要临时抱佛脚。
找一个朋友推荐的补习老师也是一个好办法,可达到事半功倍的效果。别随便乱找,因为找错会有反效果。
单靠学校或父母的督促虽然可行,但我建议还是“买个保险”吧!反正都小六了! :smile:

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