Previously, we discussed some ways the removal of the mid-year exams in Singapore would impact students. Importantly, we realised that removing exams would not necessarily achieve the aim of reducing stress in students. In fact, it might even add on to their stress, due to the uncertainty of this new system, and one less checkpoint in their studies before their year-end exams.
These points were echoed in a new article by Yahoo News, which gathered insights from several tuition providers in Singapore. Our Principal Tutor, Ms Yvonne Chen, was also asked to comment on the situation, and her views were featured in the article.