Embrace ethos of new PSLE grading system

I applaud the Ministry Of Education for its boldness in introducing a new Primary School Leaving Examination scoring system ("New PSLE scoring system to have 8 grade bands"; July 14).

The shift in focus from grades to learning is important.

For instance, a child may start to see school as a place to enjoy learning rather than just as a place to take exams.

This is in line with the Government's push for lifelong learning.

Though parents have voiced their concerns, it is important to remember that there is no perfect solution.

Changes in the scoring system will not reduce stress if one continues to focus on grades.

Parents and pupils should look beyond the changes and embrace the ethos of the policy.

A change in mindset may be the deciding factor on the success of the new scoring system.

Kevin Tan Kwan Wei