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Monday, March 13, 2006

Lameness

Posted by Reign226

There is something I feel needs to talked about and this has to do with percentages in the STPM results. You've probably met the teacher (or students of a teacher) who likes to go, "If you get 60% and above for mock, sure get A one!"

I dunno. Maybe these teachers feel like they are doing a service to the students by calming down their fears, or maybe it's because we live in a society that places A's above all else that even the teachers, who are supposed to be proponents of a holistic, well-rounded education system, is trapped into saying these supposedly soothing words.

Before I go on, allow me to give you some statistics for the past year results:

2003: 60,000 candidates, around 760 who scored 4.0 CGPA.
2004: 70,000 candidates, around 350 who scored 4.0 CGPA.

Percentage wise:

2003: 1.2% of candidates scored straight As.
2004: 0.5% of candidates scored straight As.

So if you are in a class of 50 students, you will gerengtee score A if you are placed between the top 0.25 to 0.6 in class. Since a student cannot exist as 0.25 or 0.6th of a person, then logically none of the classes will get straight A students, so nobody in the nation will get straight A.

C'mon people, these statistics are useless. It doesn't matter if you're placed top in the class or not. By comparing yourself to these standards, you can be the jaguh kampung and still come out with paltry results.

Focus more on studying and less on speculating. So kepoh for what? ^^
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