BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
The Academic board of the secondary department believes that promotion from one grade to the next must be reflective of the students’ performance throughout the academic year. For a student to progress to the next level one must have passed a series of academically challenging courses in the core subject disciplines of English, Mathematics, Science as well as ICT.
Students who successfully earn course credits should display their understanding of and competency in course subject matter through
both standardized exams and appropriate assignments and assessments developed by teachers.
The board also recognizes that students must attend classes in order to achieve their highest levels of learning. Therefore, students who fail or refuse to attend their classes may not receive the course credits necessary for promotion into the next grade. This promotion policy requires that the students demonstrate genuine academic achievement and a commitment to learning in order to make progress toward earning their high school diplomas.
● For purposes of this policy, a “unit of credit” is an average assessment mark of 100% for the three terms in an academic year. A an average of 60% of the cumulative marks of, represents the credit that students can earn for successfully completing grade level expectation.
● For purposes of this policy, a “core course” is any course in one of the core subject disciplines of English, Mathematics, Science and ICT and any three optional subjects.
● A passing grade for purposes of this policy means at least a “C” average in a course for the academic year.
❖ Promotion Requirements
The following guidelines regarding promotion shall apply for grade seven (7) to thirteen (13):
|7 – 8||At least grade D in 6 subjects including Maths, English and Science|
|9||At least a grade C in 6 subjects. Must also meet the departmental|
|10 – 11||At least an accumulated grade of C in 6 core subjects including Maths and|
|English in 3 terms.A student who fails in one subject would be given an
opportunity to re-write the failed paper during the during long vacation(July-August) each year
At least a grade Cin ALLselected subjects
- Students must attend their classes in order to learn and retain course subject matter. Consequently, students’ success in earning credits towards promotion shall be determined by attendance in class as well as by performance on academic assignments. Therefore, students who have unexcused absences in 20% or more of the classes during the period for which a unit of credit is earned shall not receive no credit towards promotion.
Assessment of Student Work
- The Academic board believes that student work must be regularly and systematically assessed with methods that both challenge students and provide an accurate evaluation of students’ success in learning subject matter. Teachers shall regularly use a variety of criteria in assessing students’ work, g., student projects, oral presentations, research assignments, homework and classwork. These assessment criteria should be appropriate to the course content and should provide students with a variety of means by which they can demonstrate their mastery of the material covered in a class.
- One important method of assessing student success in learning course subject matter is final end-of-term examinations. It is recommended as an educationally beneficial practice that final end-of-the-year examinations for students taking the same course at a school be developed collaboratively by the course teachers working under the auspices of the department head. Results on final end-of-year examinations shall constitute at least 70% of students’ final term grade.