You will have 20 minutes to plan, write and revise an essay about the topic below:
Some people think that students benefit from going to private secondary schools. Others, however, feel that private secondary schools can have a negative effect on society as a whole. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
You should write 200-300 words.
A school is often analyzed on the quality of its resources, the performance by its students, the background of individual students and its governing body. When given a choice, every parent must be willing to choose the best performing school for their child.
When parents get their child enroll in a private secondary school, they assume to provide their child with higher quality resources in the form of teachers, teaching methods, and materials. They expect their child to get a learning environment with same or higher socio-economic status children. Students from private secondary schools tend to perform better in academic exams and competitions. In fact, private schools have better teachers, provide a disciplinary climate to students and have fewer resource shortages. And this made people get the view that students benefit from going to private secondary schools.
There are some who feel that private secondary schools can have a negative effect on society as a whole as parents seeking admission for their child in these schools are willing to pay more to secure the better future for their kids. They argue that the private schooling system reinforces inequities in educational opportunities and promote commercialization of education.
I believe when public schools get the same status as of private schools and attract the similar stream of students, the marathon to get admission in private secondary schools will fade away. In short, there is no evidence to suggest that private secondary schools raise the level of student’s performance without the effort being made by the student itself.