School Academic Policy and Framework
Information for Students & Parents
Academic assessment is a process of gathering and documenting information about studentâ€™s achievement and performance and is used for making informed decisions about student, curricular and educational policies. It involves giving and using feedback to enable students to improve their learning and meet their academic goals.
Key Features of Assessment in Montfort Secondary School
1. Continual Assessment (CA)
Continual assessment forms an integral part of the teacher-learning process and is on-going throughout the year. CA can be regarded as a kind of formative evaluation, the aim of which is basically diagnostic in nature, i.e. to find out how effective the teaching process has been, and the strengths and weaknesses of the pupils with a view to taking corrective measures when necessary. CA may take the form of class tests, common tests, graded class assignments etc.
2. Semestral Assessment (SA)
For the Sec1 to Sec3 classes, there are two semestral assessments a year, one at the end of each semester. These can be considered as a form of summative evaluation of the pupil’s learning during the semester.
For the graduating classes (Sec 4E/5N and 4N/4NA), there will be two prelims to prepare them for the year end national examinations.
3. Weighting of Continual Assessment (CA) and Semestral Assessment (SA)Secondary 1 – 3 (Express, NA & NT)
|All Examinable Subjects*||Continual Assessment||Semestral Assessment||Total|
4. Grading System The table shows the equivalence of marks and grades.
‘NA’ Normal (Academic) Levels
‘NT’ Normal (Technical) Levels
Grades A to D are PASS grades, with grade A being the highest and grade D being the lowest. Ungraded denotes a FAIL grade.
5. Movement of Pupils in the Education System
6. Progress Reports
Termly assessment slips will be issued at the end of Terms 1 and 3. Semestral reports will be issued at the end of Terms 2 and 4.
7. Academic Target Setting
Every pupil received a personalized target setting form in Term 1. They used this form to set their own academic targets with the guidance of their Form Teachers.
8. Praise and Grace Journal
Every pupil has a copy of the school’s Praise and Grace Journal. It acts as the student’s handbook containing the relevant information about the school’s policies and expectations.
Subject Combinations Exercise
|Elective Subject||Sec 2 Overall Results|
|Pure Science||At least B3 (65%) in Science|
|Additional Mathematics||At least B3 (65%) in Mathematics|
|Geography||At least B3 (65%) in Geography|
|History||At least B3 (65%) in History|
|English Literature||At least B3 (60%) in Englich Literature|
|Design and Technology||At least B4 (65%) in D&T|
|POA||At least B3 (65%) in Mathematics|
|Art||At least B4 (60%) in Art|
Normal Academic Criteria for Subjects
Combined Humanities – Social Studies & (Elective) Geography/ (Elective) History
|5||Combined Science (Physics , Chemistry)|
Principles of Accounts
OR Design and Technology
OR Art & Design
|Total No of Subjects||7||6|
|Subject||Sec 2 Overall Results|
|Additional Mathematics||At least B4 (60%) in Mathematics|
|Design and Technology||At least B4 (60%) in D&T|
|POA||At least B4 (60%) in Mathematics|
|Art and Design||At least B4 (60%) in Art|
Normal Technical Criteria for Subjects
|6||Element of Business Skills||Technical Studies|
|Total No. of subjects||6||6|
|Subject||Sec 2 Overall Results|
|Elements of Business Skills||At least a Pass in English Language|
|Technical Studies||At least a Pass in Design & Technology|