Chinese high school devises 'marks bank' for failing students to borrow from to raise grades

Tech 12-1-2017 Mashable 265

Failing your exams? An international high school in China has introduced a scheme allowing students to "borrow" marks to top up grades.

The "marks bank" — devised by parents in the banking industry — is being implemented as a trial in the Nanjing Number One Secondary School in eastern China, reports the South China Morning Post.

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Students can borrow marks from the bank to make up for a failing grade, but have to repay their loans from marks obtained from subsequent exams, or from extra activities such as making public presentations or conducting lab experiments. Read more...

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