What is WCT?
- WCT (abbreviation of World Class Tests) is an international benchmarking assessment that evaluates the higher order thinking abilities of students in areas such as analytical thinking, critical thinking and creativity.
- In 2000, WCT was commissioned as an initiative by the Department for Education and Skills of the British government. The initiative was a joint effort between respected educational institutions such as the University of Leeds, the University of Nottingham, and the University of Durham, with respected educators within the realm of academia from the United States, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
- WCT targets students aged from 8 to 14 years old. Unlike other examinations, WCT questions designs are based on real-life scenarios. Students are required to apply creative thinking and logic to tackle problems and clearly communicate their thought processes.
- Students who achieve distinctions are the among the top 10% of their peers in terms of their higher thinking ability.
- WCT emphasises discovering and recognising talents of students at a young age so that their cognitive attributes can be nurtured and cultivated for a better future.
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