Wise Choice? URGENT HELP PLEASE!!

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Wise Choice? URGENT HELP PLEASE!!

Postby faithfuldad123 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:19 pm

My son is taking higher mother tongue. In PSLE, the score will only be added if you go to a sap school. However, I really want him to go to victoria school. After all, there is also higher mother tongue there. Is my choice a wise one? Anybody with a similar situation? :rahrah: :thankyou: :udawoman: :spam: :udaman: :itwasntme: :thankyou: :spam: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao

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Re: Wise Choice? URGENT HELP PLEASE!!

Postby Ikid » Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:27 pm

If he's able to cope, why not?

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Re: Wise Choice? URGENT HELP PLEASE!!

Postby zbear » Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:58 am

I know HMT is mandatory in VS IP but not sure abt VS MS.

If he can handle HMT, its better to take in Sec School as there are benefits of doing so.

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Re: Wise Choice? URGENT HELP PLEASE!!

Postby CatMoon » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:58 am

Yah, the bonus score don't really matter if you are not choosing sap school. If he can meet COP in VS, go for the HMT. I think the real benefit in taking HMT is when he can clear the 'O' level MT at Sec 3.

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Re: Wise Choice? URGENT HELP PLEASE!!

Postby zbear » Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:54 am

CatMoon wrote:Yah, the bonus score don't really matter if you are not choosing sap school. If he can meet COP in VS, go for the HMT. I think the real benefit in taking HMT is when he can clear the 'O' level MT at Sec 3.



Not only clear O level MT but also don't need to take MT at JC level.

But those who opt for Poly, don't waste time on MT.

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Re: Wise Choice? URGENT HELP PLEASE!!

Postby CatMoon » Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:23 am

Btw, the format of HMT in Secondary is different from primary school. The emphasis is on critical analysis/summary on newspaper articles + edit grammar + comprehension + essay.

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Re: Wise Choice? URGENT HELP PLEASE!!

Postby faithfuldad123 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:33 pm

zbear wrote:
CatMoon wrote:Yah, the bonus score don't really matter if you are not choosing sap school. If he can meet COP in VS, go for the HMT. I think the real benefit in taking HMT is when he can clear the 'O' level MT at Sec 3.



Not only clear O level MT but also don't need to take MT at JC level.

But those who opt for Poly, don't waste time on MT.

what? But I am scared he will forget MT. Can I opt to still continue MT at JC?

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Re: Wise Choice? URGENT HELP PLEASE!!

Postby zbear » Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:45 pm

CatMoon wrote:Btw, the format of HMT in Secondary is different from primary school. The emphasis is on critical analysis/summary on newspaper articles + edit grammar + comprehension + essay.




I understand the new format for Sec School HMT will include Orals.

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Re: Wise Choice? URGENT HELP PLEASE!!

Postby zbear » Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:50 pm

faithfuldad123 wrote:
what? But I am scared he will forget MT. Can I opt to still continue MT at JC?




Do u think it's easy to forget your MT? Have you forgotten?

I left school donkey years ago n I haven't forgotten. :smile:

You only do MT at JC if you don't take O level HMT. By the way, JC is very heavy content so not taking an extra subject - MT - helps a lot.

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Re: Wise Choice? URGENT HELP PLEASE!!

Postby slmkhoo » Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:42 am

zbear wrote:
faithfuldad123 wrote:
what? But I am scared he will forget MT. Can I opt to still continue MT at JC?


Do u think it's easy to forget your MT? Have you forgotten?

I left school donkey years ago n I haven't forgotten. :smile:

You only do MT at JC if you don't take O level HMT. By the way, JC is very heavy content so not taking an extra subject - MT - helps a lot.

It's a matter of interest. Without taking classes, a child can still keep the language alive by speaking, reading, watching TV etc. But if the child has no interest, then he will forget, even though he is not likely to forget everything. I totally abandoned Chinese after my A levels and by the time I needed to use it again 20 yrs later, I had regressed to about P3 level (maybe lower)! I had been bad at Chinese even at my best, so maybe it wasn't such a big fall. However, I discovered that the basics are never totally forgotten, and I was able to re-learn and even surpass my previous level.

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