Adjusting to shift away from exam-heavy curriculum in new school year

Education Minister Ong Ye Kung with Primary 1 pupils at Huamin Primary School on Jan 2, 2019. Mr Ong had said that for every exam cut, teachers will get about three more weeks for curriculum time.
Education Minister Ong Ye Kung with Primary 1 pupils at Huamin Primary School on Jan 2, 2019. Mr Ong had said that for every exam cut, teachers will get about three more weeks for curriculum time.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

The first day of school can be nerve-racking for some children and their parents, but this year they can look forward to a shift away from an exam-heavy curriculum.

Primary 1 and 2 pupils will not need to sit any examinations from this year, while Secondary 1 students will skip the mid-year exams.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 03, 2019, with the headline 'Adjusting to shift away from exam-heavy curriculum'. Print Edition | Subscribe