Promotion and Retention Criteria (2018-2019)

Junior Secondary Grammar Program (F1-F3)


Section I: Assessment Criteria (academic)

  • 1. Full mark is 100 and the passing mark is 60 %.
  • 2. There are 3 terms within an academic year where the first two terms weigh 30% each and the third term weighs 40%.
  • 3. Marking scheme is as follows: Formative assessment 60% + Summative assessment 40 %.
  • 4. The over-all performance mark is calculated by getting the average of all the marks in all the subjects taken. However, these subjects do not include non-academic subject such as PE, Music and Visual Education
  • 5. Marking scheme for graduates of F3 is as follows: Graduation Exam mark is 40% whereas the 60% is obtainable from the first and second term marks and the third term formative assessment mark.

Note: Students who incurred more than 40 periods of absences in a term will not be allowed to take the term examination.






Section II: Promotion Criteria

  • 1. Conditions for promotion:
    • 1.1. Students must obtain a passing percentage (60%) in each subject in order to graduate or be promoted to the next year level. Otherwise a student will have to take make-up exam.
    • 1.2. Students can be promoted by passing all subjects.
    • 1.3. A student who failed in 5 subjects or more will be retained.
    • 1.4. A student failing to sit for the make-up examination without prior notification to the school and without proofs in order to fulfil the previous criteria shall be retained.
  • 2. Conditions for Make-up examination.
    • 2.1. Student who failed in 4 subjects or less will be allowed to take make-up exam.
    • 2.2. The minimum mark in the failing subject(s) must be at least 40% in order to qualify for the make-up examination.
    • 2.3. There is only ONE make-up examination allowed and must be taken during the allotted time before the graduation day.

Note: For the make-up exam, student will only receive a passing mark of 60 even if his/her actual mark exceeds 60.






Senior Secondary Grammar Program (F4A and F5A)


Section I: Assessment Criteria (academic)

  • 1. Full mark is 100 and the passing mark is 60 %.
  • 2. There are 3 terms within an academic year where the first two terms weigh 30% each and the third term weighs 40%.
  • 3. Marking scheme is as follows: Formative assessment 60% + Summative assessment 40 %.
  • 4. The over-all performance mark is calculated by getting the average of all the marks in all the subjects taken. However, these subjects do not include non-academic subject such as PE, Music and Visual Education.

Note: Students who incurred more than 35 periods of absences in a term will not be allowed to take the term examination.




Section II: Promotion Criteria

  • 1. Conditions for promotion:
    • 1.1. Students must obtain a passing percentage (60%) in each subject in order to graduate or be promoted to the next year level. Otherwise a student will have to take make-up exam.
    • 1.2. Students can be promoted by passing all subjects.
    • 1.3. A student who failed in 5 subjects or more will be retained.
    • 1.4. A student failing to sit for the make-up examination without prior notification to the school and without proofs in order to fulfil the previous criteria shall be retained.
  • 2. Conditions for Make-up examination.
    • 2.1. Student who failed in 4 subjects or less will be allowed to take make-up exam.
    • 2.2. The minimum mark in the failing subject(s) must be at least 40% in order to qualify for the make-up examination.
    • 2.3. There is only ONE make-up examination allowed and must be taken during the allotted time before the graduation day.

Note: For the make-up exam, student will only receive a passing mark of 60 even if his/her actual mark exceeds 60.






Senior Secondary Grammar Program (F6A)


Section I: Assessment Criteria (academic)

  • 1. Full mark is 100 and the passing mark is 60 %.
  • 2. There are 3 terms within an academic year where the first two terms weigh 30% each and the third term weighs 40%.
  • 3. Marking scheme is as follows: Formative assessment 60% + Summative assessment 40 %.
  • 4. The over-all performance mark is calculated by getting the average of all the marks in all the subjects taken. However, these subjects do not include non-academic subject such as PE and Music.
  • 5. Marking scheme for graduates of F6A is as follows: Graduation Exam mark is 40% whereas the 60% is obtainable from the first and second term marks and the third term formative assessment mark.

Note: Students who incurred more than 35 periods of absences in a term will not be allowed to take the term examination.




Section II: Promotion Criteria

  • 1. Conditions for promotion:
    • 1.1. Students must obtain a passing percentage (60%) in each subject in order to graduate or be promoted to the next year level. Otherwise a student will have to take make-up exam.
    • 1.2. Students can be promoted by passing all subjects.
    • 1.3. A student who failed in 5 subjects or more will be retained.
    • 1.4. A student failing to sit for the make-up examination without prior notification to the school and without proofs in order to fulfil the previous criteria shall be retained.
  • 2. Conditions for Make-up examination.
    • 2.1. Student who failed in 4 subjects or less will be allowed to take make-up exam.
    • 2.2. The minimum mark in the failing subject(s) must be at least 40% in order to qualify for the make-up examination.
    • 2.3. There is only ONE make-up examination allowed and must be taken during the allotted time before the graduation day.

Note: For the make-up exam, student will only receive a passing mark of 60 even if his/her actual mark exceeds 60.


Section III: Special Consideration for F6A Graduating Student

  • After taking the make-up, if the student fails, the school may allow another make-up examination provided that approval of the school administration is secured and student fulfills the following conditions:
    • 1. Letter of acceptance by university (copy of the letter must be submitted)
    • 2. The overall conduct grade for the whole year is above a C grade.
    • 3. Request letter from the parents.

Note:
1. Make-up examination must be taken during the allotted time before the graduation day.
2. The school reserves the right to make the final decision if there is any disagreement.






Senior Secondary: Vocational Program (F4-F6)


Section I: Assessment Criteria (academic)

  • 1. Full mark is 100 and the passing mark is 60 %.
  • 2. There are 3 terms within an academic year where the first two terms weigh 30% each and the third term weighs 40%. Students who incurred more than 35 periods of absences in a term will not be allowed to take the term examination.
  • 3. Marking scheme is as follows: Formative assessment 60% + Summative assessment 40 %.
  • 4. The over-all performance mark is calculated by getting the average of all the marks in all the subjects taken

Note: Students who incurred more than 35 periods of absences in a term will not be allowed to take the term examination.




Section II: Promotion Criteria for (F4 & F5)

  • 1. Conditions for promotion:
    • 1.1. A pass in the average grade for each of the following specified learning areas: The Socio- Cultural Development and the Technical and Practical Development are necessary to be promoted. Otherwise a student will have to take make-up exam.
    • 1.2. Student can be promoted by obtaining passing average grades in the two learning areas mentioned in 1.1 after the make-up examination. Otherwise, the student will be retained.
    • 1.3. A student failing to sit for the make-up examination without prior notification to the school and without proofs in order to fulfil the previous criteria shall be retained.
  • 2. Conditions for Make-up examination.
    • 2.1. When the average of Socio-cultural development is below 60%, and the failing subject(s) grade is not lower than 40%, the student has to sit for the make-up examination of related failing subject(s) in this domain.
    • 2.2. When the average of Technical and Practical development is below 60%, and the failing subject(s) grade is not lower than 40%, the student has to sit for the make-up examination of related failing subject(s) in this domain.
    • 2.3. When the average of Socio-cultural development/Technical and Practical development is below 60%, and the failing subject(s) grade is lower than 40%, the student is not qualified to sit for the make-up examination of related failing subject(s) in the domain.
    • 2.4. There is only ONE make-up examination allowed and must be taken during the allotted time before the graduation day

Section III: Criteria for F6B, F6C & F6D graduates

  • 1. Conditions for promotion:
    • 1.1. The final graduation assessment:
      Socio-cultural development/Technical and Practical development subjects:
      Marking scheme is as follows: Full mark 100% = Formative assessment 60% + Summative assessment 40 %.
      Specialty Practice: 100% as full mark while 60% as passing grade
      Specialty Competency: 100% as full mark while 60% as passing grade
      Initial assessment = (Socio-cultural development + Technical and Practical development + Specialty Practice) ÷ 3
      Final graduation assessment = (initial assessment + Specialty Competency) ÷ 2
    • 1.2. Students will be promoted by obtaining a passing over-all average grade taking into account all the components mentioned in 1.1 before or after the make-up examination. Otherwise, the student will be retained.
    • 1.3. A student fails to sit for the make-up examination without prior notification to the school and without proofs in order to fulfil the previous criteria shall be retained.
  • 2. Conditions for Make-up examination.
    • 2.1. When student fails to pass, he/she needs to participate in the make-up examination provided that the particular subject’s failing grade is not lower than 40%.
    • 2.2. After the make-up examination, a student must attain an over-all average grade of at least 60% in order to graduate.
    • 2.3. There is only ONE make-up examination allowed and must be taken during the allotted time before the graduation day.

Section IV: Section III: Special Consideration for F6B, F6C & F6D Graduating Student

  • After taking the make-up, if the student fails, the school may allow another make-up examination provided that approval of the school administration is secured and student fulfills the following conditions:
    • 1. Letter of acceptance by university (copy of the letter must be submitted)
    • 2. The overall conduct grade for the whole year is above a C grade.
    • 3. Request letter from the parents.

Note:
1. For the make-up exam, student will only receive a passing mark of 60 even if his/her actual mark exceeds 60.
2. The school reserves the right to make the final decision if there is any disagreement.