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Mr. Greenwood’s message on EOS examinations          教务主任JOE关于期末考试的一封信
2009年09月21日

  All students at all year levels took end of semester exams, in the subjects which they study, from 17th to 22nd December 2008.  Some students produced outstanding performances, based on thorough revision and a serious attitude, however, other students did not take the exams seriously and so did not do very well.  Some students seemed to think that internal exams are not very important and they do not need to worry about them, and can save up all their energy for the external exams.  I would like to give you several very important reasons why internal exams, like the end of semester exams and the mock exams, are very important and why all students should take them seriously.
  12月17日至22日我校所有年级的学生参加了自己所学科目的期末考试。很多学生表现都很好,能够全面复习,态度也很认真;然而,也有一些学生没有严肃对待这次考试,成绩也很差。他们似乎认为校内考试对他们而言不重要不需要为此花心思,他们打算把全部精力用在国际考试上。就此我想向这些学生说明校内考试,包括期末考试和模考,十分重要,以及你们为什么要认真对待的几点原因。

  1.    Internal exam results appear on transcripts for applying to US universities.  If you miss an exam, without an acceptable reason, then you will get a zero and a grade U on your transcript which will be sent to the universities.  Many students have asked me if we can miss out a bad grade on their transcript because they later dropped that class.  The answer is an emphatic NO; the college has a duty to report all marks and grades for all courses taken by students to the universities to which they are applying, whether they are good or bad.  Students are responsible for their own performance.
  1. 申请美国大学时需要校内成绩单。如果缺考或成绩不佳,这些交给大学的成绩单上将注明成绩为0或U等级。有很多学生问我是否可以将他们成绩单上某一门很差的成绩抹掉,因为他们之后没有再选那门课。答案不容置疑,是不可以。学校有责任将学生所有的成绩和等级报给他们所申请的大学,不管成绩是好还是坏.学生必须为自己的成绩负责。

  2.    Bad scores lower GPAs.  For US universities the college is  asked to calculate a Grade Point Average based on your exam  results. This includes all the courses you have taken.  A grade A scores 4 points, a grade U (or F in America) scores zero points.  A student
with 4 As gets a 4.0 GPA a student with 3 As and 1 U gets a 3.0 GPA.  This could make all the difference between getting into or not getting into your dream university.
  2. 成绩差意味着GPA很低。美国大学要求根据学生的考试成绩计算平均成绩(即GPA)。这包括你参加的所有课程考试。A等级是4分,U等级(或美国的F等级)是0分。所以一位有4 个A的学生的平均分是4.0, 另一个有3个A,1个U的学生平均分是3.0. 这两个成绩将对你们是否能进入理想的大学产生巨大的差异及影响。

  3.    Predicted grades are based on internal exams.  Even for those students applying to UK universities only, still need to worry about internal exams.  The predicted grades which we calculate and send to the exam board and universities are based on your performance in our exams, e.g. mock exams.  If you perform poorly in these exams then we may predict you a lower grade than you are able to achieve in the external exams.  This may affect your chances of getting an offer from the top universities.
  3. 预测成绩是根据校内考试而来的。即使是只申请英国大学的学生也需要一个好的校内考试成绩。我们根据学生的校内成绩(比如模考成绩)计算出预测成绩并把它送到申请大学的考试中心。如果你们不认真对待模考,那么我们给出的预测成绩就会比你们在国际考试的实际成绩要低。这会影响到你们能否申请到顶级大学。

  4.    Mock results are used to write college references.  References for UCAS and other universities are written based on comments from A1 teachers.  A1 teachers will base their comments on Mock Exam results.  An outstanding performance in Mock Exams, e.g. 100% in all papers, will be included in the reference.  Top universities, like Oxford and Cambridge, are particularly interested in this kind of information since it allows them to distinguish between the merely excellent and the brilliant.  If you are intending to apply to these universities than you must endeavour to produce this kind of result in all your exams.  
  4. 大学推荐信中也将用到模考成绩。UCAS及其它大学的推荐信是根据A1教师的评语而写的;而A1教师的评语是根据模考成绩而写的。如果每门考试都满分,这将被记入推荐信中。一些顶级大学都对这些信息很感兴趣,他们以此来区分哪些学生是好的,而哪些是极其优秀的。如果你立志申请这些顶级大学,那你必须要努力在所有的考试中都取得这样的好成绩。

  5.    Internal exams provide practice for the real exams.  If you have a 3 hours paper, or a long practical exam, there are not many opportunities in class time for you to practice the whole paper in one sitting and feel what it is like to complete it in its entirety.  This practice is very important to help plan strategies of how to cope in the real exams.
  5. 校内考试为国际考试提供了一次模拟的机会。如果你有一个3小时的考试,或者是一场长时间的实验考试,那么在课堂上你是不可能一次性地完成所有的试卷,并对整体考试有所评估。校内考试将帮助你考虑如何应对实际的国际考试。

  This should provide you with a clear explanation of why thorough revision for all internal exams is vital for students who wish to compete for entry to the top level universities.  On top of this you run the risk of severe disciplinary measures for missing exams. 
  以上说明了认真复习校内考试对申请进入顶级大学的重要性。除此之外,擅自缺考的学生也将受到学校的纪律处罚。

 
   NB.  Students must take all the exams in the courses for which they have signed up.  Students who wish to drop subjects, e.g. A2 students taking 4 subjects, are only allowed to do so AFTER THEY HAVE TAKEN THE EXAM, checked with their universities that it does not affect any offers they may have, completed the Application to Drop a Subject form and gained permission from EAO.
  注:学生必须参加所有他们报名的课程,有资格的学生,如A2选了四门课的学生,只能在考试后才可以退课。而且他们必须确定这不会影响到大学的录取,填完退课申请表后,并得到教务处的同意,方可完成退课程序。
                                                                 By Joe in EAO

 

 

 

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