There is a HUGE difference between the Indian education system and Netherlands’ education system. In my point of view, the Indian model is very pressurising, and lessons are not well taught. Here, what you have to do is just copy down the notes the teacher writes, memorise one or two big paragraph, and then answer your exam. If you don’t do that then you fail.
There are certain things which lead some students to fail:
You might notice is that, if, in India, you tell a student to improve on a particular task for the next time and give them feedback, they will get annoyed. The reason is mostly that they hate getting feedback. And it’s because they have no idea how to improve for the next time.
What can help all students is mainly if to get rid of the system of ‘copy and memorise’. In my opinion, this method of teaching is ridiculous. About 78-80% of students in India struggle to become successful. Bbecause of someone else’s mistake (in my opinion, the teachers), they aren’t given any proper knowledge about the world, and how it works.
Now, the Netherlands has one of the best teaching systems. The idea of teaching, there, may seem vague. I love the teaching system. You do experiments in science, you write lab reports, you do activities; everything that helps you become open-minded, have the proper skills and really learn how things work. There are different fields open for you. You can be a sportsman. If you are interested in visual arts, you can choose that subject in DP (equivalent to our Class XI and XII) and take in the direction of a career.
You can choose which college you want to go to, and there are different people to help you out, get your career path cleared, and give you a straight direction to go in.
For MP5 (equivalent to Class X) you have to choose six subjects that you want to do, and which you love. To graduate, you will have to pass the exams and get 32 points in your report. From MP1 to MP4, you don’t do exams, you only get tests and assignments. The exams normally start from MP5 which is the toughest year, as, after all. that year mainly decides your career.
The grading system works from 8 (or 8 points). In every subject, there are different criteria: A, B, C and D, and they all mean something in every subject. You will have tests or assignment on specific criteria, and in that you will be graded from 1 to 8.