Secondary vocational students "college entrance examination" record

At 6 p.m. on June 7, the closing bell of the 5 Zhejiang Provincial Individual Examination Admissions Cultural Exam sounded. While the college entrance examination students of ordinary high schools were still preparing for the subjects in the next few days, more than 2023 secondary vocational students from the Zhuji Vocational Education Center in Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province, had already completed their "college entrance examination".

In recent years, the Ministry of Education has gradually established the "vocational education college entrance examination" system, so that secondary vocational graduates can enjoy more diverse educational options and smoother channels for further education. Individual examination enrollment is the "college entrance examination" for previous graduates of secondary vocational schools. This year, the Zhejiang Provincial Individual Examination Admission Examination scored 600 points, including 150 points each in Chinese and mathematics, which were held at the same time as the national college entrance examination, but the content and difficulty of the test papers were different. In the previous six months, the secondary vocational students had completed the vocational skill operation and vocational skill theory knowledge examinations with a total score of 300 points.

I have also experienced 3 years of struggle and cherished the same dream of university. After the "college entrance examination" of these post-05 secondary vocational students landed, they can study in undergraduate and vocational colleges in the province, which is the same as the nature of student status, graduation diploma and graduation treatment of students admitted from ordinary high schools. In recent years, the "college entrance examination class" of Zhuji Vocational Education Center, a county vocational school, has gone out of more than 100 undergraduates, and some students have been subsequently admitted to graduate students of Zhejiang Gongshang University, Ningbo University and other schools.

"To be honest, these children are a group of 'abandoned' students in junior high school." Fu Chengfeng, a teacher in charge of the "college entrance examination class" department of the Zhuji Vocational Education Center, said. Some students have a gap of several tens or even one or two hundred points from the general high score line, and if they enter a private high school to impact the general college entrance examination, they are likely not to go to college. The tuition fees of private high schools at least tens of thousands of yuan a year also stop children from ordinary families. At this time, tuition-free middle jobs became the bottom choice.

"It was the vocational school that 'took me in'." Zhou Wenqin, a fresh graduate of architecture at Zhuji Vocational Education Center, said. He only scored half of the total score in the middle school entrance examination, entered the middle school, and he was ranked last in the class at the beginning. In the first semester of his freshman year of high school, he was scolded by his teacher for poor homework, which also broke his father, who had always had high expectations for him. He remembers that it was raining that day and he cried too. He realized that the future and future had to be spelled out by himself.

If you can't learn, memorize it, and write if you can't memorize it. During the midterm exam of the first semester of high school, he suddenly rushed into the top 10 of his class, stunning the classmates around him. Now, he's the "most questionable student" in the teacher's office, and he is aiming for an architecture college with an admission score close to 500 points for last year's ace major. "Without vocational school, I wouldn't be where I am now." Zhou Wenqin said.

Zhao Yinqi, who was also majoring in architecture, was only 1 point short of entering an ordinary high school in the middle school entrance examination that year, and he had never thought of studying for middle school before. When he first entered school, because of his psychological gap, he often violated discipline, was placed on probation, and even faced withdrawal from school for a while. Later, he saw that the classmates around him did not "put it down", but redoubled their efforts to study, eager to complete the "counterattack", and he also began to study seriously. In the mock exam of the third year of high school, Zhao Yinqi entered the top 180 of the "college entrance examination class" of secondary vocational schools in the province three times, which means that he has great hopes of "going ashore".

For mid-career "college entrance examination candidates", competition is a definite number. Every year, colleges and universities in Zhejiang Province will allocate a part of undergraduate places to secondary vocational candidates. Zhao Yinqi's architecture major had 180 undergraduate places in the province last year, and if he was admitted to the top 50 in the province, he would be able to enter Zhejiang Sci-Tech University. Competition for preschool education majors is equally fierce, with thousands of secondary vocational candidates across the province competing for 70 undergraduate places, and the top 40 can attend Zhejiang Normal University.

"Their learning ability may not be as strong, but the motivation to learn is something that our teachers can change." Li Keping, a mathematics teacher at the Zhuji Vocational Education Center, said. She is a post-95 generation, not much different in age from the students here, and she understands their difficulties better. The difficulty of cultural classes for secondary vocational students is lower than that of ordinary students, but even the best students are not "one point to understand", relying on repeated practice. On the other hand, she believes that middle vocational students have stronger hands-on ability and are more thoughtful in dealing with people than ordinary high students. Because most students have average financial conditions, they also understand that success depends on their own efforts.

In Zhuji Vocational Education Center, psychological screening will be done after each batch of students enters the school. Psychology teacher Meng Lingling and her colleagues have counted that more than 3000,1000 of the school's more than <>,<> students face complex family situations, with divorced parents, single parents, or even orphans. There were five or six hundred students on the psychological scale floating red and yellow for crisis warning. Each night, counseling rooms welcome counseling students with topics focused on relationships, study pressure, emotional confusion, and future choices.

Wang Shiyi, a preschool education major, had her parents divorced before the middle school entrance examination, and her mood was affected, and she finally fell off the list with a score of seven or eight points from the general high line. She entered the society with a rebellious mood, was owed wages when she was a shopping mall shopping guide, sang live on short video platforms, and relied on others to brush gifts to "reward" to get income, which made her feel her value. The college entrance examination dynamics posted by classmates in her circle of friends inspired her, and compared with all kinds of unhappiness in society, she realized that "school is absolutely fair". When she returned to class, she came out on top of her class, aiming for a bachelor's degree at Zhejiang Normal University. In the future, she wants to become a kindergarten teacher.

For Gu Chenfei, who is also majoring in preschool education, studying in a secondary vocational school is a healing process. From kindergarten to junior high school, she was bullied many times because of her size, and was diagnosed with moderate depression in the first year of junior high school. After the high school entrance examination, secondary vocational school became her only choice with mediocre grades, but professional classes allowed her to gain dance, piano, vocal music and other skills, and also developed her painting expertise. In order to learn her major well, she "stumbled" with her shortcomings, went to the classroom to study at dawn every day, lost dozens of pounds through insistence on exercise, encouraged each other with her classmates, and gained precious friendship.

"Our skills are superior to those of Pu Gao, and after three years of secondary vocational education, the university will choose this major." Fan Shuangshuang of the computer class said that she previously thought that going to a middle school job was a "mixed life", and only after learning did she know the benefits and confidence of "one skill". In professional classes, she learned the operation of practical software such as programming and audio and video editing, and in the future, she wants to start her own business and sell her skills and services on online platforms.

The dilemma of vocational secondary schools is also evident. June is the "hardest" month for teachers in the vocational education center, in addition to staring at the "college entrance examination", they also have to go door-to-door to recruit students. Sometimes a dozen parents are called in the afternoon, and the other party either says that they have found a good school or simply do not consider going to middle school. Parents generally feel that their children have "more face" in going to Pu Gao, and prejudice and incomprehension about middle jobs still exist.

In recent years, Zhejiang Province has delegated the organization and propositional tasks of some vocational skills operation examinations to schools, and students can almost get full marks in the examinations, which is inevitably underestimated the learning of skills courses. "This is a relatively big impact on vocational schools." Zhou Jieren, principal of Zhuji Vocational Education Center, said. He recalled that six or seven years ago, there were only more than 3000,<> secondary vocational candidates in the province, but now the number has increased by tens of thousands, but the number of undergraduate places is still more than <>,<>, many of which are private undergraduates. Although the channels for secondary vocational students to further their studies are open, the competition to go to a good school is increasing.

Some students and parents are also slowly changing their minds. Zhou Jieren introduced that more than 100 students who have reached the general high score line come to Zhuji Vocational Education Center every year to explore the path to further education with a more realistic attitude.

This year, the essay topic of the Zhejiang Provincial Individual Examination Admission Culture Examination explores "which is more important, opportunity or effort". Secondary vocational students who walk out of the examination room will look for answers in the rest of their lives.

China Youth Daily / China Youth Net reporter Qu Junyan Photo report Source: China Youth Daily