Revised TSA still stressful for Hong Kong pupils and teachers

Jun 12, 2018 by

The first day of the assessment saw Primary Three pupils at about 500 schools complete three written Chinese papers, with English and maths exams on Wednesday.

As Primary Three pupils on Tuesday tackled a Chinese exam in a citywide competency test, a survey of teachers found that despite tweaks it continued to be a stressful experience for all involved.

At SKH Tin Shui Wai Ling Oi Primary School, Li Kam-hin, 10, said he had been consumed the past few weeks with revising for the Territory-wide System Assessment (TSA) and the school’s own internal exams.

His fellow pupil, Lucy Xiao Ying-han, described the composition task entailing an essay and letter or invitation as challenging.

“I didn’t know how to write some of the words,” the nine-year-old girl said.

Both children were among the school’s 113 Primary Three pupils who took the three written papers in Chinese on Tuesday. On Wednesday, they will complete the English and maths papers.

Source: Revised TSA still stressful for Hong Kong pupils and teachers, but education minister says drilling reduced ‘drastically’ | South China Morning Post

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