Growing up 'Normal' in school

Twelve years ago, I was streamed into the Normal Academic or N(A) stream in secondary school.

I never found the motivation to study, especially when it came to science and mathematics. I found every opportunity I could to take a snooze in class. I recall consistently scoring badly for tests. The lowest was 15 out of 100 for a mathematics preliminary exam.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 11, 2019, with the headline 'Growing up 'Normal' in school'. Subscribe