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Re: Better and Fairer Scheduling for PSLE 2013 Oral Exams?

Postby Sanctuary Hut » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:39 am

My son is back. Says picture conversation was tough for Tamil. He brought homework to do during the wait and he was told by teacher in class not to do it but jz relax. I think they shd not hv stopped him cos doing his work could hv got his mind off the tension. I m not happy about this

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Re: Better and Fairer Scheduling for PSLE 2013 Oral Exams?

Postby mummy so kiasu » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:08 pm

ngl2010 wrote:My son is in S2 for both days. I wish he is in S1 because by S2 the examiners are already tired listening to the same things again and again and again. Some more, based on the Prelim Oral, my son will be the last in his group. So, he has to wait for 3 hours before his turn. That is the worst turn.


Yes. I find S1 is better too. Examiners tend to be more alert & attentive. It has to depend on luck. Some prefer S1 & others prefer S2. The reason of holding back S1 is due to both S1 & S2 are having the same topic. If MOE does not break the kids in S1 & S2, all kids will have to report at 7am. More kids will have longer waiting time. Unless S1 & S2 have different topics. Parents will end up comparing which session has easier topic. My boy took PSLE last year. Day 1 S1 & Day 2 S2. Maybe MOE could try not to give both days S1 & release the S1 kids at 10am.

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Re: Better and Fairer Scheduling for PSLE 2013 Oral Exams?

Postby Juz Mum » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:26 pm

DC took psle last year and was slated for S1 for both days. DC did well and was top psle scorer in school.

I feel it is the mindset. If you think positive, all should be well.
Don't let it affect you and DC.
All the best to all the pupils taking their psle oral this year :rahrah:

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Re: Better and Fairer Scheduling for PSLE 2013 Oral Exams?

Postby Jennifer » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:37 pm

Juz Mum wrote:I feel it is the mindset. If you think positive, all should be well.


Well said :rahrah:

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Re: Better and Fairer Scheduling for PSLE 2013 Oral Exams?

Postby funnydaddy » Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:06 pm

Jennifer wrote:
Juz Mum wrote:I feel it is the mindset. If you think positive, all should be well.


Well said :rahrah:


Totally agreed. It's the mindset, regardless of S1 or S2. Does it really make a different? Well, I dont think so.......

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Re: Better and Fairer Scheduling for PSLE 2013 Oral Exams?

Postby PoohBearPlusHelloKitty » Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:22 pm

MANY MANY MANY THANKS :goodpost: :lovesite: There are so many positive replies :snuggles: and lots of encouragements. Feeling much better now :wink: Thank you very much :grphug: My child's feedback that the "locked in" is quite okay as the teacher told them to silent reading themselves or prepare for the next morning oral exams. So my child took the "locked in" time to Zzzzzzzzz :snooze: pray hard for tomorrow :sweat: :sweat: :sweat:

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Re: Better and Fairer Scheduling for PSLE 2013 Oral Exams?

Postby icy_mama » Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:24 pm

poohbearplushellokitty, all the best to your child for tomorrow's oral. just get him/her to sleep early tonight. :smile:

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Re: Better and Fairer Scheduling for PSLE 2013 Oral Exams?

Postby PoohBearPlusHelloKitty » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:14 pm

icy_mama wrote:poohbearplushellokitty, all the best to your child for tomorrow's oral. just get him/her to sleep early tonight. :smile:



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"icy_mama" thank you, yes, sleep early :xedfingers: :pray: fortunately the "locked in" did not seem to be so scary after all :lightrod: tomorrow is English Oral :sweat: :sweat:

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Re: Better and Fairer Scheduling for PSLE 2013 Oral Exams?

Postby PoohBearPlusHelloKitty » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:28 pm

Suz855 wrote:
PoohBearPlusHelloKitty wrote:My child is under S1 grouping in this year 2013 PSLE oral exams :mad: :mad: :mad: which means my poor child will be "LOCKED IN" FOR 3 HOURS while the S2 students still having a good sleep. It's really unfair :cry:

In many years, MOE has been doing during PSLE oral exams "LOCKED IN" students for 3 hours :rant: :rant: :rant: :rant: why kiasu parents no one bring this topic to discuss and find a way to stop MOE for doing these.....anyway it's too late for my poor child :sad:

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Better and Fairer Scheduling for PSLE Oral Exams?
Submitted by Concerned citizen on July 28, 2012 - 1:50am
Was given a letter to inform us of our son's forthcoming PSLE oral exams on 16 and 17 Aug12. Felt that the scheduling gives rise to unfavourable
conditions for 1 group of students :

Session 1 (S1) students

- Report to school at 7 am

- Once completed, proceed to canteen to wait for dismissal

- Dismiss together at 10.15 am

Session 2 (S2) students

- Report to school at 9.30 am

- Once completed, can be dismissed

Was quite shocked to learn from the form teacher that this has been the practice for many years. And no one has feedback that this does not
ensure that all are tested under the same conditions?

Firstly, S1 students need to get up at 6 am to get ready while S2 students can sleep all the way to 8 or even 8.30 am?

Definitely more energised with more sleep! And better focus!

And then S1 students have to be "locked in" for 3 hours instead of being released to go home and prepare for the next day's exam.

The teacher told me that this arrangement is from MOE. Can someone there please look into this to give all students a level playing field? Even if this does not change the forthcoming exam, let it be heard that this arrangement is not fair and hopefully help other children in future.

Sure there can be an arrangement to subject all students to the same conditions, right? Instead of just telling the parents "someone has to be in

the morning session, right?". Even the Science syllabus always pose this exam question - "Why did the teacher said that her experiment was not a fair one?" Answer - because there is more than 1 variable - a fair experiment should have only 1 known variable - and in this case, the student's ability. There should not be other variables such as different number of hours of sleep and rest that will affect a student's ability.


I shared the same view n think the school should at least make an effort to rotate the child such that they each have an earlier and later session and wonder what is the constrain of doing this way. Dd will have both hers in
the earlier batch .... This morning she went to school before 7am and the school only release them around 11 am, so it's not 3 h but 4 h in total. the reason of keeping the kids was such that the topic tested will not be leak out but second batch already long been there in the school hall, assembled by 9.30am so I just wonder why do the school has to keep the kids for another 1.5 h. Honestly, wonder any kids will be late for 1.5h for such major exam.

I always salute parent that speak up and look forward to a fairer examination process for the future kids taking their PSLE oral. :oops:




:celebrate: Lots of positive replies from kind and lovely members here :snuggles: feel much better and today after PSLE CHINESE ORAL EXAMS, feedback from my child of the "locked in" did not seem so scary after all :torchme: teacher told them to silent reading themselves or prepare for next day oral exams. I asked him whether he make full use of the "locked in" time 3 hours to prepare himself and so my child happily replied "YES" and said he fully utilised the "locked in" time to Zzzzzz omg :yikes: :scared: :scared:

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Re: Better and Fairer Scheduling for PSLE 2013 Oral Exams?

Postby PoohBearPlusHelloKitty » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:35 pm

lexis wrote:my kid is also s1 for both - dont think it's unfair. Perhaps there are some in s2 who think it's unfair since s1 get to go back earlier to prepare for the next day?
Perhaps some also think it's unfair that they take CL first when it's their weaker subject? As with all things, just be well prepared. Sleep early if you are in s1. any last minute chionging is not going to help anyway.

Good luck to your dc! :)



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