Exams Should Be Abolished

Powerful Essays
2010

Raffles Institution, 1H

Leader: Lim Shi Ping

Members: Lee Chan Wai, Albert Li, Liu Bo Zhou, Liu Yi Heng

Teacher Mentor : Miss Kong

[SHOULD WRITTEN EXAMS SHOULD BE ABOLISHED?]

Written Exams Should Be Abolished
Lee Chan Wai, Albert Li, Lim Shi Ping, Liu Bo Zhou, Liu Yi Heng
Raffles Institution
Mentor: Miss Kong
In the current era when students young and old are required to take written exams, to assess them, to judge them, life then is under tremendous demands. Little time or space is left for other activities, activities that bring life to the schooling students. Written exams be then abolished, for the good of the schooling children all over the world. In this research paper, this topic is raised to find out the pros and cons that written exams bring, through interviews targeted at students and teachers to effectively conclude that written exams should be abolished.

Contents Page
Chapter 1 – Introduction
1.1 The main context
1.2 Cases Caused of Exams
1.3 Pros and Cons of Exams
1.4 Justification of topic
Chapter 2 – Method
2.1 Participants
2.2 Materials
2.3 Procedure
Chapter 3 – Results
3.1 Survey Results for student
3.2 Survey results for teachers
Chapter 4 – Discussion
4.1 Survey analysis
4.2 Interview analysis
4.2 Weakness and limitations of project
4.4 Implications of Findings
4.5 Bibliography

Introduction
1.1 The main context
This research paper focuses on what exams can bring to the students of the current society, mainly primary and secondary students. The role that exams ultimately were meant to play in the current learning system is to assess and keep track of the abilities of a student. This was needed such that teachers and parents can monitor the child’s performance. However, as far as this was meant to be a assessment of the child’s knowledge, written exams had brought to the children negative effects that the parents or teacher altogether fail to realize. The students in the end are the ones suffering in silence



Bibliography: Sources: Morningside , College. (2006, March). Advantages and disadvantages of various assessment methods. Retrieved from http://www.morningside.edu/academics/research/assessment/documents/advantagesdisadvantages.pdf Singapore examinations and assessment board. (2005). Retrieved from http://www.seab.gov.sg/ Suicides of 2 jc girls . (2010, July 9). Retrieved from http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_551379.html The Samaritans of Singapore. Retrieved from http://www.samaritans.org.sg/index1.html Examination stress. (2004, May 20). Retrieved from http://www.pfri.uniri.hr/~bknez/examination_stress.htm Understanding stress signs, symptoms, causes, and effects. (2001). Retrieved from http://helpguide.org/mental/stress_signs.htm (2009, August 15). Retrieved from http://www.idebate.org/debatabase/topic_details.php?topicID=78 Call to abolish exams for under-16s. (2007, June 10). Retrieved from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1554093/Call-to-abolish-exams-for-under-16s.html

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