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Post time 2014-5-13 10:42:55 |Display all floors
And to answer the question, I check the gaokao questions every year and I don't find them particularly hard nor particularly easy, they are in the average.

The big difference is the gaokao decides which university you can attend.

In France we are often registered with university prior to ending high school as they have admission committees looking at your school record and comments by the teachers.
If you have had good results and good comments during your whole high school, you should do well in university. This is to relieve some of the pressure and also to see one's consistency. With this system you have to work hard for 3 years if you want to get into a good university, you don't have to just cram for one exam.

Of course in the end you still need to take and pass the baccalaureate but if you worked hard for three years it's really not a problem.
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Post time 2014-5-13 12:48:50 |Display all floors
Gaokao itself is not the toughest but the preperation for it is. We were encouraged to study from early morning to late night, and there was no break at all. When it was lunch/dinner time, we ran as fast as we can to the canteen and ate some food  in a few minutes and then ran back to the classroom. It was really crazy. I think I was very stupid to follow suit even when I was extremelly tired and sleepy.
I would never go through that again even if I failed it.

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Post time 2014-5-13 17:19:57 |Display all floors
well ,of course using grades as the only criteria to judge student is unfair but what else would we expect the education managers to do when considering the large amount of students in China and life can't be equal to all of us ,that's why there goes the saying that "if the environment doesn't meet your needs then change yourself to adapt to it" and that's the survival of the fittest which we must be faced up with ...

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Post time 2014-5-13 17:21:09 |Display all floors
aaooq Post time: 2014-5-9 23:11
The ordinary Chinese have no choice but to struggle with the others to join the awful exam.
What is  ...

NOT TRUE

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Post time 2014-5-13 18:16:19 |Display all floors
Each country has its most difficult national test like gaokao,in China ,many people of all ages may think gakao is the most difficult test,however ,in foreigners minds,it probably not.As a Chinese college student,I once have gone through gaokao ,to be frank,I don't really appreciate such education mode,just as the former friend in England said,it's important for a person to be specialize in a certain field but learn many knowledge from many fields,what's more ,our country is just lacking of those specialists,with those specilists,I believe our country will become much stronger.

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Post time 2014-5-14 08:12:00 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Revolutionar at 2014-5-14 08:13
championyo Post time: 2014-5-13 17:19
well ,of course using grades as the only criteria to judge student is unfair but what else would we  ...

Fittest for what?


Fittest for creativity? Happiness? Well adjusted life? Healthy life? Friends?

Fittest for what exactly?


You think it is very fit to have 70 % female students?

And that is biological because females mature earlier.






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Post time 2014-5-14 10:37:16 |Display all floors
小草Mark Post time: 2014-5-13 18:16
Each country has its most difficult national test like gaokao,in China ,many people of all ages may  ...

you want specialists, you need diversity, variety......not everybody studying the same things.



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