University Admission Criteria China And Canada Essays

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University Admission Criteria in China and Canada

Introduction National Higher Education Entrance Examination (NCEE) is a standardized education testing system, which selects students to attend higher education in China. It was established by the Ministry of Education under the State Counsel in 1952 (Gu, 1981). After culture revolution (1966-1976) China reinstituted NCEE, everyone who apply for the higher education should take this examination. NHEEE use "3+X" Examination System, "3" refers to compulsory subjects, including "Chinese, Mathematics and English", each of which accounts for 150/750 in total score. "X" means that students can choose, according to their own interests, one subject from either Social Sciences (including Politics, History and Geography), or Natural Sciences (including Physics, Chemistry and Biology), which accounts for 300/750 in total score. In order to meet economy development, China improves the postsecondary education provision. The limited available universities opportunities exceed than applications that cause competition. This competitiveness causes pressure on both students and parents. As a consequence, most of students in china prepare this examination at an early age (Davey, G, & Higgins, L, 2007). Compare with the standardized admission criteria in China, Canada seems to have more freedoms to choose the student they want. In Canada,

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