Should students be assessed more or only sit for exams?

Does your child freak out when it is time to study for exams? Exam time can be stressful for children as well as for their families. To what extent are exams really beneficial for learning?

Exams… yes or no?

A lot of children don’t deal well with the stress of doing exams. Beside that, there is always a number of kids who only study just enough to pass the test. So would an approach of assessing a child over the course of a school year be better, by asking them to do presentations instead and assignments?
There are advocates of exams though, who believe that doing exams motivates children to study and that they also provide a fair way of assessing what a student does or doesn’t know.

A different approach

Australian schools saw the benefits of a move away from exclusively exam focused learning a number of years ago. The Australian International School in Kuala Lumpur thinks a different approach is more appropriate for your child needs. Would you like to know how? You can read the full article here on their website.

Find out more here about how studying at AISM could benefit your child. If you would like to see for yourself what the school has to offer, book a tour here with our Admissions Team or contact them on 03-8949 5000 or email

Australian International School Malaysia (AISM) is the most established Australian curriculum provider in Malaysia. AISM employs predominantly Australian trained teachers, and for almost 20 years has catered for children from age 3 (Pre-school) to age 18 (Pre-University).
The School is the first Certified Visible Learning School in the world, which uses proven best practices in teaching and learning. Recently, AISM achieved the best pre-university results outside of Australia in Higher School Certificate. Click here for more information.

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