## P3 Exams

### P3 Exams

I am devastated to receive my gal's results today. Other than Chinese in band 1, rest of the 3 subjects have dropped to low band 2 level. While i understand from our mummies that the P3 is a small transition, is the drop that drastic ?? I am So... stressed now. Please advise. :?: :imdrowning:

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### Re: P3 Exams

I was told that 85% is deemed band 1 for P1 and P2, and that point (i.e. 85%) drops at P3 or P4. Is that the case? Do you know?

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AgnesMM wrote:I was told that 85% is deemed band 1 for P1 and P2, and that point (i.e. 85%) drops at P3 or P4. Is that the case? Do you know?

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No, at P3s, we are still looking at 70-84 range, same as P1 & P2s. At the rate she is going, soon to reach borderline passing rate ?? SIGH...

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So Band 1 is >85marks, Band 2 is 70-84marks? I was discussing this with my colleague over lunch and she commented that at P3 (maybe she meant P4), criteria (qualifying mark) for Band 1 is lower. I have no idea as well.

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I believe P1-P4/P5 follows this banding.

﻿Achievement Bands Mark Range Brief Description
Band 1 85 - 100 Is very good in the subject
Band 2 70 - 84 Is good in the subject
Band 3 50 - 69 Has adequate grasp of the subject
Band 4 Below 50 Has not met minimum requirements for the subject

PSLE
follows this:

A* >91 Has very good understanding of the subject
A 75 – 90 Has good understanding of the subject
B 60 – 74 Has good understanding of the subject
C 50 – 59 Has adequate understanding of the subject
D 35 – 49 Has fair understanding of the subject
E 20 – 34 Has elementary understanding of the subject
U <20 Has not met the requirements for the minimumgrade

HMT table:
Distinction 80 – 100
Merit 65 – 79
Pass 50 – 64
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Hi Ksi, this is extremely enlightening! Thanks for the breakdown.

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If we look at the remarks of the banding, actually Band 2 indicates a GOOD competency in the subject. In other words, the exams are deliberate set to be slightly difficult or tricky so that majority rightfully falls into Band 2 from P3 onwards....

My P3 this year also experienced a dip and this is generally the same for the majority in the cohort. I take it as normal.
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True True, it is probably the expectation set forth since Primary 1 and now that she is in P3, we expects the same. Will have to see the papers to determine why of the score.

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so 84.5 is consider band 1 or band 2??...

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