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    Australian student mocked after appealing 99.95 per cent exam score

    A student in Australia has been widely mocked after she scored 99.95 per cent for her final high school exams the second-highest overall mark possible and then appealed against her result.

    Sarah Hui Xin Wong Photo: FACEBOOK

    By Jonathan Pearlman, Sydney

    10:54AM BST 04 Jul 2012

    Sarah Hui Xin Wong, who attended an elite private girls' school in Sydney, said she had a wrist problem, suffered discrimination and her mark should have been 100. Her result, a university entrance score, meant she beat 99.95 per cent of other students but she believed she would have received the top mark if treated fairly.

    Miss Wong was ridiculed for the appeal, as was her mother, who was inevitably labelled a "Tiger Mom" after it emerged she had lodged the initial complaint to the board of studies.

    "What's the 0.05 mark going to do?" said a comment on the news.com.au." The mother needs to back down."

    Another said: "It's probably a publicity stunt by her parents to get others to acknowledge her talent."

    Miss Wong, now 21, lost the appeal to a state tribunal after claiming she would have done better if she had been given extra time or allowed to use a computer. Ms Wong has joint hypermobility of the wrist and hand but claimed the board of studies failed to accommodate her during her English and modern history exams.

    Now studying a combined degree in science and medicine at Sydney University, the country's oldest university, Miss Wong said she accepted her result was good for a "normal person" but believed her disability had not properly been taken into account. She said she lost vital marks towards the end of her exam papers because her hand was cramping and her writing became illegible.

    "The point isn't that I was doing badly," she told The Sydney Morning Herald earlier this year. "I did do well, what a normal person would consider well. But you want your disability to be sufficiently addressed with special examination provisions so that everyone has a capability to communicate what they know ... otherwise it is not a fair test of your knowledge."
    Miss Wong, a graduate of Abbotsleigh School in Sydney's north, was panned on news sites and social media for her claim.
    "She did [score] a place in a medical course at a sandstone university," wrote an online columnist, Daniel Piotrowski, on The Punch website. "So the care factor here should be something around 00.05 per cent."


    Australian student mocked after appealing 99.95 per cent exam score - Telegraph

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    Ms Wong has joint hypermobility of the wrist
    What did she do to the examiners to get that?

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    ^ maybe it is what she didn't!

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    if she was a bloke I would say she was a total tosser

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    Waivers, excuses, exemptions, extensions .. all institutionalized.

    They're everybody's RIGHTS. Product of a loony left world.

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    Well at least she sets her particular bar high, as opposed to the many benefit scrounging, soap dodging workshy kids of her age in Britain, who look forward to a life of freeloading, and if they are female, getting up the duff and scrounging a free house.

    It's a sad indictment of the world that she gets such a pasting and these fuckers walk around laughing, don't you think?

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    The reason she's being ridiculed is not because she's smart or scored a 99.95, it's because she's contesting the -.05 based on some iffy "her hand was cramping and her writing became illegible" nonsense.

    Even at 99.95, she expects charity.

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    I would like to ask her if, when she starts work, she will accept a lower salary than other similar employees because her damaged wrist means she works slower.

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    Racism!

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    I don't get it, she's 21. Is this a cash grab type of thing?

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    I wouldn't employ her with an attitude like that.

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    Pathetic! I expect 101%!!!

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    I got a lower mark than I was convinced I warranted in Maths for my HSC- I usually did actually, 'cus my computations were a bit different to the school blackboard norm, even though the answers were generally correct. But could I be bothered contesting it?- nah, I'd safely got in to the degree I wanted, so couldn't be arsed. So basically, I think she's a bit of a tosser.
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    Her life, must be very shallow. For most of my school career I would have been happy if i'd got 99% by adding all my scores up!

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    One day she is going to fuck up spectacularly, like we all do.... how is she going to be able to handle that?

    When I went to uni in the UK, it was common practice to interview most of the students you were interested in admitting. One of the questions the interviewer would ask themselves was "do I want to teach this person" if the answer was no; you tended to be rejected. I cannot imagine anyone wanting to teach her, she is going to be a nightmare.

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    Yes, she is a tosser but so is the public service examiner who docked her 0.05%.

    She either answered the questions correctly or not and her score reflected that she did.

    A simple tall poppy syndrome docking as what I believe the deduction was.

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    I'd give her 'the full 100%'


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