16 schools do away with Primary 1 exams
Leow Si Wan
Sat, May 29, 2010
The Straits Times


SIXTEEN schools have taken a massive step towards greater holistic learning by doing away with end-of-semester examinations for their Primary 1 pupils.

These prototype schools, comprising both neighbourhood ones as well as established names, use a variety of methods to gauge pupils' progress that are more qualitative than just pure grades.

For years, many parents and pupils have complained about an education system which places too much emphasis on examinations, leaving young children snowed under by big exams.

These schools include:

  • Da Qiao Primary School
  • Haig Girls' School in Joo Chiat
  • Keming Primary

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