The subject panels will decide the relative weightings of formative and summative assessments at the commencement of the school year. In general, formative assessments will carry out 30% of the marks, and summative assessments will carry 70% of the marks.
The subject panels will work out the variety and quantity of homework for each level at the beginning of the term so that students can benefit from the systematic and continuous practice they provide. Homework does not just refer to textbook exercises or practice questions, it can also include revision of lesson material, preparatory work for the next lesson, recitation, prescribed texts for reading, viewing news reports or documentaries, etc.
The subject panel heads will inspect the students’ workbooks and exercise books as well as teachers’ record books each term in order to check the standard of marking and ascertain the level of student progress.
Students are required to sit for two internal examinations each year. Moreover, for S1-S5 students, a week will be set aside each term for uniform tests.
When the parents come to school to get their children’s school reports, suitable arrangements will be made for them to meet the class teachers to discuss the general behaviour and academic performance of their children.