This is indeed very surprising news. One wonders what exactly has gone wrong in the system. One can’t help but feel sorry for the sportsmen who have trained hard and won awards for the school, but were dropped out of the IP track and were inadequately prepared for the O Level track.
The most telling phrase from the article is “He wondered if the school lost out because teachers were unfamiliar with the ‘O’ level syllabus: “When we were doing the paper, we all knew that something was wrong.””
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