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Promotion Criteria

School Academic Policy and Framework

Information for Students & Parents

Introduction

Academic assessment is a process of gathering and documenting information about students’ 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Weighting of Continual Assessment (CA) and Semestral Assessment (SA) Secondary 1 – 3 (Express, NA & NT)

All Examinable Subjects*

Continual Assessment

Semestral Assessment

Total

Semester 1

15%

25%

40%

Semester 2

15%

45%

60%

Total

30%

70%

100%

 

  1. Grading System The table shows the equivalence of marks and grades.

‘O’ Levels

<40

40-44

45-49

50-54

55-59

60-64

65-69

70-74

75-100

F9

E8

D7

C6

C5

B4

B3

A2

A1

‘NA’ Normal (Academic) Levels

<50

50-59

60-64

65-69

70-74

75-100

U

5

4

3

2

1

‘NT’ Normal (Technical) Levels

0-49

50-59

60-69

70-74

75-100

U

D

C

B

A

Grades A to D are PASS grades, with grade A being the highest and grade D being the lowest. Ungraded denotes a FAIL grade.

  1. Movement of Pupils in the Education System

 

 

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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

Sec 2 Subject Combination Talk (20 Oct 17)

Express Criteria for Subjects

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

S/No

Combination

Combination

 

N1A

N1B

1

English Language

 

2

Mother Tongue

 

3

Mathematics

 

4

Combined Humanities – Social Studies & (Elective) Geography/ (Elective) History

 

5

Combined Science (Physics , Chemistry)

 

6

Additional Maths

7

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

S/No

Combination

Combination

 

T1A

T1B

1

English Language

 

2

Mother Tongue

 

3

Mathematics

 

4

Computer Applications

 

5

Science

 

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