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小六成绩放榜 97.6%升中学

PSLE results: 97.6% make it to secondary school

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/video/psle-results-97-6-make-it/1486686.html

2014 PSLE results match last year's



The Primary 6 class of 2014 maintained last year's record of 66 in every 100 qualifying for the Express stream in secondary school.
This year's 66.4 per cent is close to last year's 66.7 per cent. Previously, the figure was between 62 and 63.6 per cent.
Last year's record result was due to a change in how some Primary School Leaving Examination questions were set. The Ministry of Education (MOE) had tweaked the more "challenging" questions to guide pupils in arriving at answers. Asked if questions were set this way this year, MOE said "the skill sets and knowledge required of candidates to answer the questions remain comparable".
Of the 42,336 pupils who took the PSLE this year, 97.6 per cent did well enough to move on to a secondary school, better than last year's 97.5 per cent.
About 20 per cent qualify for the Normal (Academic) stream, while 11.2 per cent are eligible for the Normal (Technical) stream.

At Kong Hwa School in Guillemard Road, more than 80 per cent of the Primary 6 cohort made it to the Express stream, like last year, principal Cheong Ye Ling said.
Like in the last two years, MOE did not name the top scorer to reduce emphasis on academic results. It also did not reveal the highest and lowest scores achieved by pupils in the cohort - a move that kicked in last year.

In line with this, some schools celebrated their top scorers in groups rather than individually. At Haig Girls' School and CHIJ Our Lady Queen Of Peace, for instance, principals asked pupils with aggregate scores of 250 and above to stand while schoolmates applauded them.
Haig Girls' School gave awards to pupils who did well in their studies and co-curricular activities. One of them, Irdina Maztura, 12, who scored 252 and hopes to join Methodist Girls' School, said: "My score is a reward for all the hard work. I want to join the debate team because it's very good." Non-mainstream schools did well too. In the best showing from the four Islamic schools since 2012, 98.4 per cent of 311 madrasah pupils who took the PSLE qualified for secondary schools, up from 89.3 per cent last year.
In a Facebook post yesterday, Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim said he was happy over their good performance and proud of Aisyah Nurul Izza for scoring 269, the highest score by a madrasah student.

At Pathlight School, which takes in children with autism, 85 per cent of its cohort are eligible for mainstream secondary schools. Its top pupil scored 245.
Its co-founder, MP for Moulmein-Kallang GRC Denise Phua, said: "The scores are not as important as the fact that these pupils benefited from the school's autism-friendly structures and strategies to do well in their studies."

But at San Yu Adventist School, a pupil who took the PSLE this year did not score better than the bottom third of mainstream school pupils. As the school has failed to meet this benchmark twice, it can no longer recruit Primary 1 pupils from 2016 to 2018.

See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/education/2014-psle-results-match-last-
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课外练习本一再“闹双包” 出版商“设圈套”抓盗版人





出版商PhD Education获得搜查令,与一支由律师、私家侦探和刑事侦查局知识产权组人员组成的队伍,突击搜查销售商Jeremy Exam Paper的其中两个摊位,发现16份盗版练习本。销售商今年5月同意赔偿3万元、公开道歉和签下承诺书不再侵犯PhD Education的版权。


请人专门出题的课外辅助练习本闹双包,出版商PhD Education赫然发现山寨版的内容一模一样,但它的标志不见了,售价也几乎只有正版的一半。




PhD Education在2012年推出中小学各级的课外辅助练习本才两个月,市面上就出现冒牌货。可是,PhD Education的合伙人没有抓盗版的经验,掌握的证据不足,无法讨回公道。不料,第一次发生闹双包事件未解决,又出现练习本再被盗版。




PhD Education合伙人之一李怡贤(29岁)受访时说,公司聘请在籍大学生和前教师出题,再由现任教师编辑成课外辅助练习本。但心血结晶面市不久,就成了试卷摊贩盗版的目标。
冒牌货去掉PhD Education的公司标志、以几乎正版售价的一半贩卖。PhD Education当时怀疑14个销售商中有人偷偷翻印它的练习本。基于大部分的销售商常补货,唯独一家称销售不佳,因此引起PhD Education的怀疑。




PhD Education于是设圈套试探该销售商,果然发现需求“不佳”的真正原因是销售商私下翻印和销售练习本。
第一次面对这样的问题,PhD Education经验不足,报警后发现没有下文。咨询律师后才获知,合伙人自己假扮顾客捉赃、拍照,证据仍然不足。
在接下来的四个月内,PhD Education向刑事侦查局知识产权组(Intellectual Property Rights Branch)、新加坡知识产权局和议员求助,但得到的都是同样的意见——出版商必须靠自己采取法律行动。




一波未平一波又起,市面上又出现盗版。在经过第一次的教训后,这一次PhD Education的合伙人做足准备。他们在两天内聘请私家侦探,以隐秘摄像机拍摄摊贩助理销售盗版练习本的过程。


去年4月10日,李怡贤与合伙人手持搜查令,与一支由律师、私家侦探和刑事侦查局知识产权组人员组成的队伍,突击搜查销售商Jeremy Exam Paper的其中两个摊位,总共发现16份盗版练习本。


尽管从发现第二次盗版至搜查销售商店铺前后才八天,但PhD Education与Jeremy Exam Paper的老板谈判拉锯了几乎一年。对方今年5月同意赔偿3万元、公开道歉和签下承诺书不再侵犯PhD Education的版权。


以传票形式私人提控


在与Jeremy Exam Paper谈判期间,PhD Education的律师也征得总检察署同意,以传票形式私人提控Jeremy Exam Paper的老板之一冯财金(译音,46岁),指他抵触版权法令。
冯财金上个月在国家法院承认两项抵触版权法令罪状,并同意其他六项控状交由法官下判时一并考虑。他被判每一份盗版罚款500元,总共8000元。
李怡贤转述合伙人的话说,对方侵权行为败露后说他从事这行10多年,第一次有出版商召警察搜查。




PhD Education在2010年2月成立,当时只在网上销售练习本。由于业绩不理想,于是转为出版练习本,没想到遭盗版。
虽然获赔的3万元不足以抵消PhD Education支付私家侦探和律师的酬劳,但李怡贤认为必须坚持打击盗版。


她说:“道歉很重要,因为能杀一儆百。我们会把道歉启事放在网站上。”
销售商盗卖练习本 



\也非法销售多所学校试卷


这一头承认盗印和贩卖出版商的课外辅助练习本,另一头却继续公然销售多所学校的试卷。
Jeremy Exam Paper的老板之一冯财金上个月承认侵犯PhD Education课外辅助练习本的版权,被罚8000元。






郑靖豫
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