Students are pictured inside Beijing No. 4 Middle School before taking part in the Gaokao, national college entrance exam, in Beijing. Photo: Simon Song

Gaokao: how one exam can set the course of a student’s life in China

Despite its stresses and controversies, the ‘high test’ provides the only chance for less privileged students to make it to the top

Topic |   China education

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Students are pictured inside Beijing No. 4 Middle School before taking part in the Gaokao, national college entrance exam, in Beijing. Photo: Simon Song
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