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Higher chinese or not?

Postby Blessedmum » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:58 pm

My daughter is doing the top school pass year papers. How do I know if the paper she's doing is Higher chinese or normal chinese as I noticed her marks varies... wonder if it's due to the different standard or b'cos of norm and higher chinese.

Can someone advise?

Tks.

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Re: Higher chinese or not?

Postby lizawa » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:17 pm

Blessedmum wrote:My daughter is doing the top school pass year papers. How do I know if the paper she's doing is Higher chinese or normal chinese as I noticed her marks varies... wonder if it's due to the different standard or b'cos of norm and higher chinese.

Can someone advise?

Tks.


Which standard is your daughter in ? For lower primary, if it's one of the SAP schools, it's probably Higher Chinese, and they don't do Normal Chinese from P1.

If it's higher primary, there should be an indication if it is Higher Chinese or Normal Chinese on the front page. Otherwise, you can tell from the format of the paper.

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Postby Blessedmum » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:27 pm

She's in lower primary. Tks so much!!

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Postby Blessedmum » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:47 pm

Any idea ACS, Henry Park, MGS, Paya Lebar MGS, RGS, Rosyth and SCGS..... which is offering Higher Chinese for lower primary?

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Postby karmeleon » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:48 pm

Blessedmum wrote:Any idea ACS, Henry Park, MGS, Paya Lebar MGS, RGS, Rosyth and SCGS..... which is offering Higher Chinese for lower primary?


None of those! ;-)

Try Ai Tong , Tao Nan, CHS, SNGS, ... aiyah, got others lah - now I cannot give the whole list, must go search... someone else help to complete the list. LOL

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Postby Blessedmum » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:04 am

karmeleon wrote:
Blessedmum wrote:Any idea ACS, Henry Park, MGS, Paya Lebar MGS, RGS, Rosyth and SCGS..... which is offering Higher Chinese for lower primary?


None of those! ;-)

Try Ai Tong , Tao Nan, CHS, SNGS, ... aiyah, got others lah - now I cannot give the whole list, must go search... someone else help to complete the list. LOL


Hihi, errm I understand now that most SAP school offers Higher Chinese... I just want to find out those that I listed if they are doing Higher Chinese for lower Pri.... cos not enough time to finish all of them so I want to pick those Higher Chinese for her to do :) sorry ar...I'm a rather blur mum here...

Tks so much for helping :)

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Postby hquek » Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:59 am

hi blessedmum,

I understand Rosyth IS offering higher chinese (fren child taking that). SAP schools in general start with higher chinese even in lower primary.

BTW, I heard that the standard of chinese in SHHK affiliated schools are higher than those in other SAP schools. So apparently, there ARE differing standards within the SAP community.

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Postby Blessedmum » Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:17 am

hquek wrote:hi blessedmum,

I understand Rosyth IS offering higher chinese (fren child taking that). SAP schools in general start with higher chinese even in lower primary.

BTW, I heard that the standard of chinese in SHHK affiliated schools are higher than those in other SAP schools. So apparently, there ARE differing standards within the SAP community.


okok...tks. btw...generally, is the standard for all subjects almost similar? Eg If the school's maths standard is higher comparing with other school, their other subjects are also usually higher? I ask so that I can pick that few schools for all subjects for daughter to concentrate. Really running out of time...

Tks.

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Postby turquoise » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:39 am

Blessedmum wrote:
hquek wrote:hi blessedmum,

I understand Rosyth IS offering higher chinese (fren child taking that). SAP schools in general start with higher chinese even in lower primary.

BTW, I heard that the standard of chinese in SHHK affiliated schools are higher than those in other SAP schools. So apparently, there ARE differing standards within the SAP community.


okok...tks. btw...generally, is the standard for all subjects almost similar? Eg If the school's maths standard is higher comparing with other school, their other subjects are also usually higher? I ask so that I can pick that few schools for all subjects for daughter to concentrate. Really running out of time...

Tks.


Not necessarily true. I think generally, NYPS and RGPS have tougher papers. For English, go for SCGS, MGS and ACS. Chinese, go for NYPS, RGPS and the SAP schools. That was my observation a few years ago. I think it still holds.

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Re: Higher chinese or not?

Postby snowz » Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:02 am

Blessedmum wrote:My daughter is doing the top school pass year papers. How do I know if the paper she's doing is Higher chinese or normal chinese as I noticed her marks varies... wonder if it's due to the different standard or b'cos of norm and higher chinese.

Can someone advise?

Tks.


For Higher Chinese papers, they should have 高级华文 printed on the front page of the exam papers.

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