Yes this is true - " U don't know the pain until you have tried it."tryourbest wrote: ↑Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:04 amAgree that students with no learning disabilities should not be exempted from MTL. Simply having no interest in MTL is not a good enough reason to be exempted. There are many children who also have no interest in MTL , but no choice, still have to bite the bullet and try to achieve the best grade to their ability. All these doesn't come easy. Lots of hard work and tears. The time taken to brush up on MTL for these students also inevitably eats into their revision time for the other 3 subjects. Focusing on 3 vs 4 subjects makes a huge diff. Having a weaker subject also affects their opportunities to enter top elite schools. There's no easy way out. But at least they bother to try...
If a child has a learning disability, by all means be exempted to make the learning process a more pleasant one. But definitely unfair if the intention is for a normal , bright child aiming for 3 A* / 3 AL1 to enter elite schools.
There's really a big difference between taking a MTL which is examinable in all components - Oral, Compo, LC, Paper 2 vs a foreign language for leisure. Like one mother here puts it : " U don't know the pain until you have tried it."
But since you know the pain now, why want to bring it to others who have a chance to skip it?
It's like the old times where there were slavery, and 1 of them managed to escape, but the rest think is unfair, would rather "it" stay and suffer together.