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01-09-2008, 11:42 PM
It seems the UPSR questions for Math and Science will be in English and Mandarin/BM.

During the trial exam, there is one students answer the questions in both languages for each and every question.

Also, there is another question where the English version and the Mandarin version is slightly different. So how? I think if a person is answering in Mandarin, he should just read the Mandarin version. Anyone know how a students should do in this situation?

02-09-2008, 05:23 AM
Though I cannot really confirm... but I would say that the student would choose the best language he/she understands to answer.

02-09-2008, 09:44 AM
My experience thus far with two children who have completed UPSR as of last year (literaly last year for sci and math in bm)

Both papers contained questions in BM and Eng, school teacher's advise was to answer the questions in the language you were taught in although the exam paper leaves the choice to the students. My firstborn chose to answer his science paper 2 in english. (glad to say he scored an A)

03-09-2008, 11:23 PM
I think parents should check with the students if they know what to do.

I have never expected the student answer each question in 2 languages (= answer two times), neither did the teacher. But if this happen, the student may not be able to complete the questions within the time limit.

The second point is what if the students got confused when two languages asked for different things in the same question.

04-09-2008, 01:18 AM
Jenny, the students are only required to answer once, but they have the choice to choose the language they want to answer in.

But I see your point of the students being confused since most of the trial and school exam papers for Std 6 (if I am not mistaken) do not have questions in more than one language.

Mine did the Science paper in English eventhough he was taught the subject in BM, his reasoning being it was easier to understand. As birdy said, some students do go beyond the norm and answer in a different language other than the ones they were taught in, they understood it better.

Please don't worry, the teachers and the invigilators in school most definately will make certain to instruct the students, in advance, to only answer once in the language the subjects were taught in.

Just make sure that your child sticks to one language for both paper 1 and 2 for Science and Math. The other papers, (if from Kebangsaan school) will be in BM.

04-09-2008, 01:22 AM
Err buddies...those in SRJK(c)...would they get test papers on Maths/Science in 3 languages...English...Mandarin n BM...?