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Assessment



From 2023, the school will remove Mid-Year Examinations (MYE) which is in line with Ministry of Education’s direction to reduce high-stakes testing and free up curriculum time to foster deeper and more engaged learning. Student learning is assessed through a variety of Weighted Assessments (WA) conducted in the course of the year, before they sit for the End-of-Year Examinations (EYE).


The WA can take the form of class tests, projects, oral presentations, coursework, performance tasks, practical tests, etc. In order to manage the assessment load for students and to optimise their learning, the school also has a policy of no more than:

  • 1 WA per subject per term,
  • 3 WA in any given week, and
  • 2 WA in any given day.


Assessment Weighting Plan

An Assessment Weighting Plan summarises the weightage contributed by each WA and EYE towards the Overall Results of students. A student’s promotion to the next level is based on his/her Overall Results.

Sec 1, 2 and 3 Non-Modular Subjects

WA1

WA2

WA3

WA4

EYE

Overall

15%

15%

15%

-

55%

100%

 

 

 

Note that:

  1. WA1, WA2, WA3 and WA4 represent the WA in Term 1, 2, 3 and 4 respectively.
  2. For Sec 3 Design & Technology, the EYE constitutes 100% of the Overall Results. Teachers will monitor students’ progress closely and provide feedback to parents.

Lower Sec Modular Subjects in Semester 1 (i.e. Sec 1 Design & Technology and Sec 2 Food and Consumer Education)


WA1

WA2

MYE (coursework)

Overall

15%

15%

70%

100%

 

Lower Sec Modular Subjects in Semester 2 (i.e. Sec 1 Food and Consumer Education, and Sec 2 Design & Technology)

 

WA1

WA2

WA3

WA4

EYE (coursework)

Overall

-

-

15%

15%

70%

100%

 

Sec 4 and 5

For Sec 4 and 5 students, the Preliminary Examinations will account for 100% of the Overall Results in school-based assessments.