高考, Chinese Higher Education

There is no doubt that Chinese people are a lot.  Middle school students are already competing between each others to get to the best High schools, in big cities. After this they are competing in Middle School, to go for the best Universities of China.

This double sorting system createsa huge amount of movement in China, not just that, but in order to get into the top Universities around the world, you have to be really focus on studying from the age of 11. At minimum you have to be accepted to the best Middle School’s (2-3) of the city, if not, you are already lost to be accepted to the top Colleges.

The exams are held around the beginning of June for a period of two days, depending on the province. Chinese literature, Mathematics, and English language are required for all students. Next to these students have to choose between two main streams, social/literature-oriented subjects (文科) or natural/science-oriented area (理科). Chose Literature: history, politics and geography, while chosing Science: physics, chemistry and biology are the additional subject taken in the exam.

Every single year just in China there are more than 9 million test takers.

And because of this, I am, as an exchange student, who won a year, just next year has to take this exam in Hungary, I have a week of lesuire and fun. Students who doesn’t take the GaoKao, but in High School, do not need to go to school.

Which is good for me in a lot of aspects. First is fun, at last I am in China for the fact to learn Chinese and to have fun while understanding the culture. And the second is that I have time for myself, meaning I can develop myself with self-improvement books, actions. As well, I can get some time to prepare for my Chinese, HSK, exam, which is really close. I only got a month left and go to take the C1 level language exam.

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I went with a friend to watch a movie, and then went out to eat together.

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Studying for HSK 5

To be continued…

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