Friday, October 20, 2006

AMS Tests And Weekly Exams


One of the scariest facts about Choueifat to newcomers is the number of exams and tests they will be doing a week. I can still remember my first day at Choueifat, laughing when my friend told me that we were going to have an English test, third period. Then I realized he wasn’t kidding…
The average student in the seventh grade has something along the lines of four weekly AMS tests and two weekly periodic exams. By the tenth grade, this generally escalates to something like 9 weekly AMS tests and three to four weekly periodic exams. Every single one counts towards the final grade point average.
A failed AMS would mean a “make-up” exam after school. Failure in the make-up would mean a weekend “retest”. And on the weekend, the student would have to keep repeating it until he or she would pass.
Is there really a point? I mean, we are pretty well prepared for written exams by the end of grade 12, but sacrificing 13 hours a week solely on exams seems a little excessive. Not to mention how tired the students can be after three hours in the exam hall. Then they expect us to concentrate in class for the rest of the day.
What a truly amazing system!

28 comments:

Alexa said...

Oh AMS'...
Can't ever forget those... I'm so happy I left in Yr 7 - didn't have to go through the heavier years.. but I was more clever than most of the people in my year at my new school.

Cairogal said...

Those regular exams appeal to many parents in the region. Some might consider what Choueifat spews out to be propaganda, but people buy it. Every year. Your parents bought into it, no? Now, whether they think they got their money's worth...that's another question all together. ;-)

Anonymous said...

yea i still remember my 1st day in choueifat. the bell rand and i asked the guy next to me "what do we have now?" he said "English AMS" and i said "but we just had english 2 hours ago" .He answered "its an exam" and i told him "wtf its the 1st day" so he said "Its choueifat!"

Anonymous said...

Yeah!This year is my first year in Choueifat School. Im in grade 7.
And I have so much work to do!
See ya . I got to go to studdy for my two weekly periodic exams tomorow

Anonymous said...

Haha, I entered this year.
Entering in grade 10 is a death wish. I have 9 weekly ams and 2 weekly periodics.
Lat week they were insane enough to give us 6 periodics in a week!
But the strange system does make you smarter.

Anonymous said...

u know what, they kill me wid exams stoo but i'm here since grade 1 so i'm sorta used to it and i get high marks:D

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