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Assessment

Primary 1 & 2 Assessment

In place of semestral exams, a holistic progress report and portfolio will be given to parents of P1 and P2 pupils at the end of each term. These will provide feedback to parents on the pupils’ progress and learning through the different modes of assessment and reviews completed by pupils. Detailed information of the assessment items will be provided at the beginning of each term. The weightings for Holistic Assessment in Primary 1 and Primary 2 are as follows:

Holistic Assessment P1 P2
Semester 1 Term 1 10%
Term 2 30% 20%
Semester 2 Term 3 30% 15%
Term 4 40% 55%
Total 100% 100%

Primary 3 to 6 Assessment

P3 to P6 pupils will sit for Continual and Semestral Assessments each semester.

The assessment weightings for Primary 3 to Primary 6 are as follows:

Assessment P3 to P5
Semester 1 Continual Assessment 1 (CA1) 10%
Semestral Assessment 1 (SA1) 20%
Semester 2 Continual Assessment 2 (CA2) 10%
Semestral Assessment 2 (SA2) 60%
Total 100%

 

Assessment P6
Semester 1 Continual Assessment 1 (CA1) 10%
Semestral Assessment 1 (SA1) 20%
Semester 2 Preliminary Assessment 70%
NA*
Total 100%

* All Primary 6 pupils will sit for the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) at the end of their primary education. Posting to secondary school is based only on the PSLE results.

 

(For P3 and P4)

The mark range and descriptor for each achievement band in English Language, Mother Tongue, Mathematics and Science are given below.

Mark Range Achievement Band Brief Description
85 and above 1 Very good in the subject
70 – 84 2 Good in the subject
50 – 69 3 Has adequate grasp of the subject
Below 50 4 Has not met the minimum requirements for the subject

(For P5 and P6)

The mark range and descriptors for each grade in English Language, Mother Tongue, Mathematics and Science at Standard and Foundation levels are given below.

(For standard subjects)

Mark Range Achievement Band Brief Description
91 and above A* Has very good understanding of the subject
75 – 90 A Has good understanding of the subject
60 – 74 B
50 – 59 C Has adequate understanding of the subject
35 – 49 D Has fair understanding of the subject
20 – 34 E Has elementary understanding of the subject
Below 20 U (Ungraded) Has not met the requirements of the minimum grade

 

For Higher Mother Tongue, the grades and mark range are as follows:

Distinction (more than 80)      Merit (65-79)      Pass (50-64)      Ungraded (less than 50)

 

(For Foundation subjects)

Mark Range Achievement Band Brief Description
85 – 100 G1 Very good in the subject at the foundation level
70 – 84 G2 Good in the subject at the foundation level
50 – 69 G3 Has an adequate grasp of the subject at the foundation level
30 – 49 G4 Has an elementary grasp of the subject at the foundation level
Below 30 GU Has not met the requirements at the foundation level for the minimum grade

 

 

Subject Grade A Grade B Grade C
Art and Craft (AC)

Able to respond very well to artwork and express ideas very confidently

Able to create good artwork independently

Able to respond well to artwork and express ideas confidently

Able to create good artwork with some guidance

Able to respond fairly well to artwork and express ideas with some encouragement

Able to create good artwork with close guidance

Music (MU)

Able to perform and create music independently

Able to respond very well to music and show appreciation of music very confidently

Has very good understanding of musical elements and concepts

Able to perform and create music with some guidance

Able to respond well to music and show appreciation of music confidently

Has good understanding of musical elements and concepts

Able to perform and create music with close guidance

Able to respond fairly well to music and show appreciation of music with some encouragement

Has put in effort to understand musical elements and concepts

Physical Education (PE) Physically very fit and good in a variety of PE activities; participates actively and enjoys team activities

Physically fit and competent in PE activities;

 participates and enjoys team activities

Able to cope with PE activites; participates with some interest
Social Studies (SS) Has very good knowledge and skills in the subject and consistently demonstrates positive attitudes towards self, community and nation Has adequate knowledge and skills in the subject and often demonstrates positive attitudes towards self, community and nation Has some knowledge and skills in the subject and sometimes demonstrates positive attitudes towards self, community and nation

 

Rules and Regulations for Examinations

The following rules and regulations will apply for all school-based examinations (including all holistic assessments) conducted for pupils.

Personal Grooming

  1. Candidates must be properly attired in school uniform during the conduct of the examination.

Stationery and Equipment

  1. Bring all necessary materials for the examinations which include pens, 2B pencils, erasers, rulers, sharpeners and mathematical instruments required for the examination. No borrowing of stationery is allowed during the examination.
  2. Only approved dictionaries and calculators (P5 & P6 only) can be brought into the examination rooms specified for the respective papers. The approved dictionary or calculator must bear the school stamp. No annotation is allowed on print versions of dictionaries.
  3. Mobile phones and other electronic devices that are capable of storing and displaying visual/audio information are strictly not allowed in the examination room.

Late-coming

  1. Latecomers will report to the General Office before they are taken to the examination rooms. Special consideration for pupils will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Cheating

  1. Any form of verbal or nonverbal communication with other candidates in the examination rooms will be deemed as cheating. Candidates should not bring in unauthorised materials or gadgets into the rooms. If they are found to have them in the examination rooms, it will be considered as a dishonest act.
  2. Cheating is a serious offence and candidates will be penalised if they are caught cheating or attempting to cheat.

Absenteeism

  1. Only Medical Certificates and other valid official documents are accepted for absences from examinations. Letters from parents will not be accepted.
  2. There will be no make-up examination for absentees for all school-based examination (Including all holistic assessments).
  3. Marks will not be awarded for absentees without valid documents.
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