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School Based Assessment Information

School-based assessments refer to assessments that are administered, scored and interpreted in a standardised manner in the school. These assessments include the Mid-Year Examinations (MYE), the End-of-Year Examinations (EYE), common tests, class tests and other alternative formative assessments. Performance in these assessments will determine students’ suitability to be promoted, retained or laterally transferred as well as for the purpose of the Secondary Two Streaming Exercise at the end of each academic year.  

The following table shows the weighted assessments breakdown for the year:


Level

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Sec 1 & 3

WA 1 (10%)

WA 2 (15%)

WA 3 (15%)

SA (60%)



Level

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Sec 2

WA 1 (10%)

WA 2(5%)

SA 1 (25%)

WA 3 (15%)

SA (45%)



Level

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Sec 4 & 5

-

SA 1 (100%)

-

SA 2 (100%)


Grading Scheme

Express

Normal Academic

Normal Technical

Grade

Mark Range

Grade

Mark Range

Grade

Mark Range

A1

75% and above

1

75% and above

A

75% and above

A2

70% - 74%

2

70% - 74%

B

70% - 74%

B3

65% - 69%

3

65% - 69%

C

60% - 69%

B4

60% - 64%

4

60% - 64%

D

50% - 59%

C5

55% - 59%

5

50% - 59%

U

0 – 49%

C6

50% - 54%

U

0 – 49%

-

-

D7

45% - 49%

-

-

-

-

E8

40% - 44%

-

-

-

-

F9

0 – 39%

-

-

-

-



Promotion Criteria

For Promotion to the NEXT HIGHER LEVEL IN THE SAME COURSE, a student must obtain the minimum attainment as stated below:

Course

Level

Minimum Attainment Level

Express

Secondary 1

Secondary 2

Pass in EL and a pass percentage in the average of all subjects.

Normal

(Academic)

Secondary 1

Secondary 2

Secondary 3

Pass in EL and two other subjects OR Pass in 4 subjects

Normal

(Technical)

Secondary 1

Secondary 2

Secondary 3

Pass in two subjects one of which should be EL or Mathematics

Express*

Secondary 3

Pass EL and two other subjects with Grade 6 or better

Normal

Academic

Secondary 4

Pass in EL, Mathematics & Best 3 other Subjects ≤ 19 points



* Secondary 3 Express students who fail EL but obtain 6 or better in 5 subjects will be advanced to Secondary 4 Express.

Lateral Transfer Criteria for Sec 1 NA, Sec 1 NT, Sec 2 NA and Sec 2NT

Level

Criteria

New Course of Study

Sec 1 Normal Academic

Minimum 70% in the overall percentage of all subjects combined

Sec 2 Express

Sec 1 Normal Technical

Minimum 70% in the overall percentage of all subjects combined

Sec 2 Normal Academic

Sec 2 Normal Academic

Minimum 70% in the overall percentage of all subjects combined

Sec 3 Express

Sec 2 Normal Technical

Minimum 70% in the overall percentage of all subjects combined

Sec 2 Normal Academic