Ribbon4 wrote:comfy wrote:Nebbermind wrote:Why tuition? It's not like they donch know the answers. It's a matter of how to interprete the PSLE science qns. Believe their GEP science teachers will start training them in term 3. Personally, better not send them to tuition centre and confuse them with another set of 'strategy'. ?
Hi Nebbermind, why should the mainstream scientce tuition confuse them?
Pardon me as I am not a trained science teacher nor well-versed in science but I thought the fact and process or knowledge of science is the same whether it is in mainstream/GEP. When I take a look at the science GEP papers and the mainstream papers, the thing that are tested are bascially the same & I really don't see much difference in the ways the anwers are being answered. Perhaps in GEP the questions set are more lengthly & more 'lorso' than mainstream.
The GEP questions require more lengthy answers with very detailed points but for mainstream they want short, concise and to the point answers so sometimes when GEP pupils answer mainstream questions with the GEP technique they lose marks because of overwriting so-called "irrelevant" points. its pretty annoying since sometimes the short answers dont directly answer the question but needs the long answer to explain the prior occurrences and the effects.
oic, thanks for the explanation. But so far in P4, I noticed that the answers given by the teacher are short, concise and to the point answers, while some mainstream papers can be pretty detailed. So maybe in P5 and P6, the Gep teachers might expect them to give long answers to explain. Or could it be that the mainstream papers' answers are following the trend of GEP?