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Assessment


Since 2019, the school has removed Sec 1 and 3 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 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 written or practical tests, mini projects, coursework components and performance tasks, for example. To ensure the assessment load is manageable for students, the school 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.

 

For Sec 2, 4 and 5 students, as these are milestone years where they will be undergoing streaming or getting ready for the national examinations, they will still sit for the MYE as an important checkpoint in their preparations, in addition to their EYE or Prelims.

 

Assessment Weighting Plan

An Assessment Weighting Plan summarises the weightage contributed by each WA, the MYE and/or the EYE towards the Overall Results of students. A student’s promotion to the next level is based on his/her Overall Results. The Assessment Weighting Plan for the various levels, as well as for the Modular Subjects (i.e. lower secondary Design and Technology as well as Food and Consumer Education) is as below:

Sec 1 and 3 Non-Modular Subjects

WA1

WA2

MYE

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.

 

Sec 2 Non-Modular Subjects

WA1

WA2

MYE

WA3

WA4

EYE

Overall

15%

-

25%

15%

-

45%

100%

 

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

WA1

WA2

MYE

WA3

WA4

EYE

Overall

15%

15%

70%

-

-

-

100%

 

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

WA1

WA2

MYE

WA3

WA4

EYE

Overall

-

-

-

15%

15%

70%

100%


Sec 4 and 5

For Sec 4 and 5 students, MYE and Prelims will account for 30% and 70% respectively for students’ Overall Result in school-based assessments.