Presentation For Sec 2 Talk On Streaming And Promotion 2010

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  • Rationale for Mock Streaming : To create awareness among sec 2 pupils on the processes involved in choosing sec 3 class combinations. To allow sec 2 pupils an opportunity to benchmark their academic standard with the whole sec 2 level. To enable pupils and parents to monitor the requirements for entry to specific class combinations.
  • Presentation For Sec 2 Talk On Streaming And Promotion 2010

    1. 1. Welcome to Damai Secondary School Talk on Secondary 2 Promotion and Streaming Exercise 2010
    2. 2. Objectives of Talk <ul><li>To communicate school promotion criteria. </li></ul><ul><li>To explain Secondary 2 streaming process and criteria. </li></ul><ul><li>To harness support from parents to work hand-in-hand with school. </li></ul><ul><li>To highlight to pupils the urgency of starting preparation early. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Outline of Briefing <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria for Promotion (Sec 1 & 2) </li></ul><ul><li>Sec 2 Streaming exercise. </li></ul><ul><li>School Programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Question and Answer </li></ul>
    4. 4. “ The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” Lao Tzu
    5. 5. Begin with the end in mind Secondary 2 JC, Poly, ITE. ? “ Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.”
    6. 6. Criteria for Promotion to Secondary 3
    7. 7. Express Stream <ul><li>Secondary 2E to 3E: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pass in EL and an overall pass percentage in the average of all subjects. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If not, laterally transferred to Sec 3NA in 2011. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No retention in Express course. </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Normal Academic Stream <ul><li>Secondary 2NA to 3NA : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade 5 or better in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EL and 2 other subjects OR </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4 subjects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If not, retain at Sec 2NA in 2011 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If obtain 70% or higher in the average in all subjects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>May laterally transfer to Sec 3E in 2011 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Pending recommendations) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Normal Technical Stream <ul><li>Secondary 2: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade 5 or better in 2 subjects, one of which should be EL or Mathematics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-- If not, retain at Sec 2NT in 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If obtain 75% or higher in the average of all subjects. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-- Option to laterally transfer to sec 2NA in 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>( Pending teacher / school recommendations ) </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Secondary 2 Streaming Exercise
    11. 11. Importance of Secondary 2 Streaming Exercise <ul><li>Choice of subjects for secondary 3 has bearings on potential higher institutional learning of child. </li></ul><ul><li>Hence, it would be beneficial for parents to be aware of processes and criteria, right from beginning of 2010. </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>Briefing to parents – Term 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Briefing to pupils (instructions and subject options) -- Term 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Tentative subject Combination given to pupils – Term 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Mock streaming (Practice) – After mid year </li></ul><ul><li>HODs briefing on subjects – Term 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Briefing to pupils on Actual Streaming – Term 4, before End of Year Exams </li></ul><ul><li>Actual Streaming submission – Term 4, after Exams </li></ul>Schedule for Secondary 2 Streaming Exercise
    13. 13. Events to be carried out in Term 1 26 February 2010 , Friday Secondary 2 Talk on Promotion Criteria and Streaming Exercise. - To create awareness
    14. 14. Events to be carried out in Term 2 a. Mock Streaming Using Mid Year Exam Results b. 2 July 2010 – Results of mock streaming released -- to allow for benchmark against cohort / Trial
    15. 15. Events to be carried out in Terms 3 & 4 <ul><li>After End of Year Exams, pupils officially submit Options for Sec 3 Subjects Online </li></ul><ul><li>5 & 8 November 2010 – Release of Sec 2 Streaming Results </li></ul><ul><li>-- Actual Streaming Exercise </li></ul>
    16. 16. Process of Secondary 2 Streaming - Subjects <ul><li>All pupils MUST offer the following core subjects: </li></ul><ul><li>2E/NA - English ; MT ; E. Maths ; Sci (Phy & Chem) ; PE </li></ul><ul><li>2NT - English ; MT ; Maths ; Computer Applications ; Elements of Business Studies ; PE </li></ul>
    17. 17. Process of Secondary 2 Streaming - Subjects All pupils are to choose : 1) 2E/NA – any 2 of the following subjects Biology (Exp); Art ; Design & Technology ; Additional Maths ; Food & Nutrition ; Principles of Account ; Pure Geography (Exp) AND Combined Humanities - Either Social Studies with Geography (Elective) OR History (Elective)
    18. 18. Process of Secondary 2 Streaming - Subjects All pupils are to choose : 2) 2NT – Either Science OR Design & Technology Take note : Only ONE Sec 3 Express class will offer triple sciences (Pure Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
    19. 19. Process of Secondary 2 Mock Streaming <ul><li>All pupils will be: </li></ul><ul><li>Briefed on the expectations of each Secondary 3 subject by various HODs in Term 3 . </li></ul><ul><li>Taught how to input subject combinations online. </li></ul><ul><li>Given opportunity to trial the online system after the mid year exams, during Mock Streaming Exercise. </li></ul><ul><li>Parents will be able to use results of mid year mock streaming as benchmark. Mock Streaming DOES NOT guarantee child will be given the same class in 2011. </li></ul>
    20. 20. Process of Actual Secondary 2 Streaming <ul><li>Actual Streaming Exercise : </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils will make decision after checking of end of year exam scripts </li></ul><ul><li>Parents will need to verify decision of child. (Sign on printed forms) </li></ul><ul><li>No changes to options allowed when signed forms are submitted. Onus is on parents to discuss and confirm choices with child. </li></ul>
    21. 21. Process of Secondary 2 Streaming Streaming Criteria is based on : a) Choice of pupil i) Pupil will probably get at least 1 subject of choice. *However, in event of over demand for a subject, selection will be based on merit as well.
    22. 22. Process of Secondary 2 Streaming Streaming Criteria is based on : b) Merit (Performance) According to subject chosen and depending on vacancies available, a cut-off will be implemented. *But cut-off is dependent on average marks of cohort. i) To offer Triple / Double Science – high B3 in Sci (at least) ii) To offer A.Maths – B3 in Maths (at least) iii) To offer D&T or F&N – high B3 in Home Econs / D&T
    23. 23. Process of Secondary 2 Streaming Streaming Criteria is based on : c) Overall results of pupil – i) It is important for parents to constantly monitor child’s academic progress* over 2010. ii) Not the improvement made from SA1 to SA2. 1 st CA (15%) 1 st SA (25%) = 40% 2 nd CA (15%) 2 nd SA (45%) = 60%
    24. 24. Changes in Promotion Criteria for Sec 4N to Sec 5N from 2009
    25. 25. Changes in Promotion Criteria for Sec 4N to Sec 5N <ul><li>New (from 2009): </li></ul><ul><li>a) EL less than or equal to Grade 5 </li></ul><ul><li>b) Aggregate score of English, Maths and Best 3 subjects less than or equal 19 </li></ul><ul><li>c) Affects Sec 4N pupils from 2009 </li></ul>
    26. 26. Choices for Further Studies after Secondary 4 or 5
    27. 27. Choices for Further Education (after Sec 4 /5) <ul><li>a) Junior College </li></ul><ul><li>b) Polytechnic </li></ul><ul><li>c) Institute of Technical Education </li></ul><ul><li>“ It pays to be prepared and to be aware of admission requirements of Post Secondary institutions… right from Day 1” </li></ul>
    28. 28. Admission Requirements to JCs <ul><li>Aggregate of 20 points or below for L1R5: </li></ul><ul><li>L1 English / Higher Mother Tongue </li></ul><ul><li>R2 Mathematics / Science </li></ul><ul><li>R3 Humanities/ Mathematics / Science </li></ul><ul><li>R4 Humanities / Maths / Science </li></ul><ul><li>R5 Any other O Level subject (Art, D&T, F&N, Music etc) </li></ul><ul><li>R6 Any other O Level subject </li></ul><ul><li>** A1 in CCA – 2 bonus points (if meet L1R5) </li></ul>
    29. 29. Polytechnics
    30. 30. Requirements for Admission to Polytechnics (L1R2B2) <ul><li>L1 English Language/ Higher MT </li></ul><ul><li>1st Group of Relevant Subjects (R1) Maths or A Maths </li></ul><ul><li>2nd Group of Relevant Subjects (R2) Architectural Technology </li></ul><ul><li>(at least C6 for relevant subjects) Science subjects, Art, D & T </li></ul><ul><li>Business-Related Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Humanities subjects, POA </li></ul><ul><li>Science-Based Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Science subjects, F & N </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Science subjects, D & T </li></ul><ul><li>Best 2 Subjects (B2) Best 2 other subjects </li></ul><ul><li>** CCA can be considered as R3 or R4 subjects </li></ul>
    31. 31. CUT OFF POINTS (COP) COP indicates the ELR2B2 aggregate score of the last student posted to the course under the latest JAE. COP will depend on: 1) number of applicants 2) vacancies available
    32. 32. School Expectations
    33. 33. School Expectations <ul><li>Pupils are advised to : </li></ul><ul><li>Build your ground work. </li></ul><ul><li>Be present for remedials and extra classes organised by teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a study schedule planned. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Be Prepared, Not Sorry!” </li></ul>
    34. 34. Responsibility of School <ul><li>To ensure that: </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance and work progress of students are monitored </li></ul><ul><li>Students attend remedial / supplementary lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Parents / Guardians are kept informed of child/ward’s progress </li></ul><ul><li>-- Updates of school events and matters on school website, as well as portal for parents : </li></ul><ul><li>a) http://www.damaisec.moe.edu.sg/ </li></ul><ul><li>b) e-learning portal -- http:// d amaisec.asknlearn.com </li></ul>
    35. 35. Responsibility of Parents/Guardians <ul><li>To assist school in: </li></ul><ul><li>ensuring that child attends school and the various school programmes </li></ul><ul><li>ensuring that child revises his/her work </li></ul><ul><li>ensuring that child does not stay out late </li></ul><ul><li>contacting teachers when need arises </li></ul><ul><li>work in support of the school </li></ul>
    36. 36. School Programmes & Events
    37. 37. March 2010 <ul><li>1) Language Week (EL & MT) </li></ul><ul><li>2) Cyberwellness Mural Painting (Selected Sec 2NA/NT pupils) </li></ul><ul><li>3) Sec 2 Level Camp (overseas) </li></ul><ul><li>4) Issue of Term 1 progress slips </li></ul><ul><li>5) Sports Day </li></ul><ul><li>6) Sec 2 EL/MT Oral Exams </li></ul><ul><li>Check Pupil’s handbook for exact dates. </li></ul>
    38. 38. <ul><li>1) Sec 1 Maths Olympiad Training (Selected pupils) </li></ul><ul><li>2) NSW Computer Skills (Sec 2 NT and selected pupils) </li></ul><ul><li>3) Speech Day </li></ul><ul><li>4) Sec 2 EL/MT Oral Exams </li></ul><ul><li>5) International Friendship Day Celebrations </li></ul><ul><li>6) NAPFA Test </li></ul><ul><li>7) CCA Stand Down </li></ul><ul><li>8) Mid Year Exams (EL & MT Paper 1) </li></ul>April 2010
    39. 39. May 2010 <ul><li>1) Mid Year Exams </li></ul><ul><li>2) Learning Week </li></ul><ul><li>3) Sec 2 Mock Streaming </li></ul><ul><li>4) Form Class Day </li></ul><ul><li>5) Meet the Parents Day (Release of Mid Year Result slips) </li></ul>
    40. 40. June 2010 <ul><li>1) Science Enrichment Prog (selected pupils) </li></ul><ul><li>2) Talentime </li></ul>
    41. 41. July 2010 <ul><li>1) E-learning for all Sec 1 and 2 classes (pupils learn via e-portal from home) </li></ul><ul><li>2) Humanities Week </li></ul><ul><li>3) Experience ITE Programme (Sec 2 & 3 NT) </li></ul>
    42. 42. August 2010 <ul><li>1) National Day Celebrations </li></ul><ul><li>2) Racial Harmony Day Celebrations </li></ul><ul><li>3) EL/MT Oral Exams </li></ul>
    43. 43. September 2010 <ul><li>1) Sec 2 Geography & History EOY Exams </li></ul><ul><li>2) Release of Term 3 Progress Slips </li></ul>
    44. 44. October 2010 <ul><li>1) End of Year Exams </li></ul><ul><li>2) Sec 2 Streaming options submission </li></ul><ul><li>3) MT Reading Fiesta </li></ul><ul><li>4) Learning Week </li></ul><ul><li>5) Craft/Technology/Aesthetics Exhibition </li></ul><ul><li>6) Meet the Parents Session – EOY Results </li></ul>
    45. 45. Journey towards a Common Goal GCE 'O' & 'N' Levels
    46. 46. Any Areas for Further Clarification ?

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