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Suneung 2011. D-10

Posted in Education by 努江虎 on October 30, 2011

‘Dies Irae’

Suneung (수능) this year is on Thursday 10th of November and so as of today the countdown is D-10. I have written extensively on this subject in the past. The suneung is the exam day for all high school 3rd grade students and probably one of the most important days of their lives. However, entry to university is not necessarily premised on this exam. High School students have several ways to gain a place at university and for some students an unconditional offer can be made before the suneung is taken.

books, books , books!

Among the entry methods are the ‘su-shi’ (수시) and ‘cheong-shi’ (정시). The most common entrance method is via ‘sushi’ (수시) which is basically the suneung grade plus an interview. For ‘cheong-shi’ the applicants’ entire high school grade is considered rather than the suneung score. However, an applicant can be given an unconditional offer if they have been a grade, or in some cases, a class president for three years. Ever wondered why parents are so ecstatic when their kid is elected president? Now you know why!

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  1. wetcasements said, on October 31, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Joongang Daily had an interesting bit on Suneung “presents” today:

    http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2943440


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