In the course of helping her revise, I realized that her problem wasn’t in answering the questions, but on understanding the instructions, which would be in Mandarin, except for BM and English, obviously. And so for Maths, I tried to help her identify certain key words like 一共有 (to add), 顺序 (ascending order), etc. Turned out I needn’t have to worry – the instructions were read out to them at the start of each paper. I wonder if it will be the same for the year-end exam.
She came back with all her papers the week before school holidays, and to my delight, did reasonably well. No perfect scores in any paper, which she could have had if not for a careless mistake each for English and Maths.
Now that we survived her first primary school exam, can’t wait till she’s old enough to sit for the dmv driving test.