Look ahead 2019: 3 things to watch out for education

Pupils applying to secondary schools through Direct School Admission (DSA) will find it easier to do so from 2019. PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER
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From next year, Primary 2 pupils will join those in Primary 1 in having no examinations that count towards a final grade, thus reducing the overemphasis on academic results.

Schools will continue to have non-weighted assessments like worksheets regularly to gauge pupils' understanding of concepts.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 21, 2018, with the headline Look ahead 2019: 3 things to watch out for education. Subscribe