In 8 days, four specialized high schools affiliated to the university organize the 10th grade entrance exam, many students will participate in three of those four exams.
Hanoi has four specialized high schools affiliated to universities, including Social Sciences and Humanities, Foreign Languages, and Natural Sciences (Hanoi National University) and Hanoi National University of Education. All four schools hold their own 10th grade entrance exams with close test schedules.
This year, the exam of the High School for the Gifted in Social Sciences and Humanities took place for the first time, on May 29. From June 1 to June 6, the remaining three schools simultaneously organized. Because the Covid-19 situation is no longer complicated, schools do not have to delay as many times as last year and there is no situation where two schools have the same exam date. This makes it easier for candidates who want to try at many schools, but it also makes students and parents more worried.
The specific exam schedule and subjects for each school are as follows:
Having a child participate in the English class of the High School for the Gifted, Hanoi National University of Education with the same major in Foreign Languages, and try her hand at the Linguistics class of the High School for the Gifted in Social Sciences and Humanities, Ms. Nguyen Thi Hang (residing in Nam Tu district). Liem) calls next week “super stressful week”. Not only with children, this parent and her husband have to take turns asking for leave from work to take their children to the exam.
She shared that passing the major is the aspiration of her children and the whole family because a specialized school not only creates a good learning environment but also a place to practice ideal skills at a reasonable cost compared to a private school. Not to mention, students at specialized schools now have many advantages when participating in university admissions or intending to study abroad.
“So, I want to try as many schools as possible. In addition to the three universities belonging to the university, I also enrolled in the English class of Hanoi – Amsterdam High School for the Gifted. Foreign Language major, Pedagogy or Ams are all good. These schools are not too far from home,” said Ms. Hang.
Due to trying out at many schools, Hang’s children faced a lot of pressure. According to this parent, the exams of the schools are different in both form and content, while the exam schedule is hectic, will create a great challenge for the students.
Not only Hang’s children, every year, many students aim to pass the entrance exam of many schools. According to them, despite the additional cost of applying, but with the same review and exam, entering many schools will help increase the chances of admission.
In addition to the exam schedule to enter the specialized high schools affiliated to the university, candidates preparing to enter grade 10 will also undergo the general exam to enter grade 10 of public high schools organized by the Hanoi Department of Education and Training. If they wish to enter one of the four schools with specialized classes under the Department, including Hanoi – Amsterdam High School for the Gifted, Nguyen Hue, Chu Van An and Son Tay, candidates must take the exam for three more days June 18-20. The specific schedule is as follows:
In addition to the public high schools and specialized schools under the Department of Education and Training, some famous high schools also organize entrance exams. The High School of Educational Sciences (under the University of Education, Hanoi National University) is not a specialized school but attracts a large number of candidates thanks to its high-quality educational practice model. Many candidates aim to pass the test to this school.
This year, the school’s exam schedule is on May 29, coinciding with the exam of the High School for the Gifted in Social Sciences and Humanities. Candidates take three tests in the morning including Math, Literature, and English.
Every year, the 10th grade entrance exam of specialized high schools in Hanoi attracts thousands of candidates. Many of them apply to 2-4 schools to increase their chances of being accepted, creating a high match ratio at each school, usually around 1 to 8 or more. Last year, the odds of getting into the English class at the Hanoi National University of Education for the gifted was up to 1 to 30.
This year, the total target for four specialized high schools affiliated to universities is more than 1,500 (including the target of high-quality system in some schools). With the specialized system at schools under the Hanoi Department of Education and Training, the total target is 1,750.
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