Presentation For Sec 2 Talk On Streaming And Promotion 2010Presentation Transcript
Welcome to Damai Secondary School Talk on Secondary 2 Promotion and Streaming Exercise 2010
Objectives of Talk
To communicate school promotion criteria.
To explain Secondary 2 streaming process and criteria.
To harness support from parents to work hand-in-hand with school.
To highlight to pupils the urgency of starting preparation early.
Outline of Briefing
Criteria for Promotion (Sec 1 & 2)
Sec 2 Streaming exercise.
Question and Answer
“ The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” Lao Tzu
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.”
Criteria for Promotion to Secondary 3
Secondary 2E to 3E:
Pass in EL and an overall pass percentage in the average of all subjects.
If not, laterally transferred to Sec 3NA in 2011.
No retention in Express course.
Normal Academic Stream
Secondary 2NA to 3NA :
Grade 5 or better in
EL and 2 other subjects OR
If not, retain at Sec 2NA in 2011
If obtain 70% or higher in the average in all subjects
May laterally transfer to Sec 3E in 2011
Normal Technical Stream
Grade 5 or better in 2 subjects, one of which should be EL or Mathematics
-- If not, retain at Sec 2NT in 2011
If obtain 75% or higher in the average of all subjects.
-- Option to laterally transfer to sec 2NA in 2011
( Pending teacher / school recommendations )
Secondary 2 Streaming Exercise
Importance of Secondary 2 Streaming Exercise
Choice of subjects for secondary 3 has bearings on potential higher institutional learning of child.
Hence, it would be beneficial for parents to be aware of processes and criteria, right from beginning of 2010.
Briefing to parents – Term 1
Briefing to pupils (instructions and subject options) -- Term 2
Tentative subject Combination given to pupils – Term 2
Mock streaming (Practice) – After mid year
HODs briefing on subjects – Term 3
Briefing to pupils on Actual Streaming – Term 4, before End of Year Exams
Actual Streaming submission – Term 4, after Exams
Schedule for Secondary 2 Streaming Exercise
Events to be carried out in Term 1 26 February 2010 , Friday Secondary 2 Talk on Promotion Criteria and Streaming Exercise. - To create awareness
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
Events to be carried out in Terms 3 & 4
After End of Year Exams, pupils officially submit Options for Sec 3 Subjects Online
5 & 8 November 2010 – Release of Sec 2 Streaming Results
-- Actual Streaming Exercise
Process of Secondary 2 Streaming - Subjects
All pupils MUST offer the following core subjects:
2E/NA - English ; MT ; E. Maths ; Sci (Phy & Chem) ; PE
2NT - English ; MT ; Maths ; Computer Applications ; Elements of Business Studies ; PE
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)
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)
Process of Secondary 2 Mock Streaming
All pupils will be:
Briefed on the expectations of each Secondary 3 subject by various HODs in Term 3 .
Taught how to input subject combinations online.
Given opportunity to trial the online system after the mid year exams, during Mock Streaming Exercise.
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.
Process of Actual Secondary 2 Streaming
Actual Streaming Exercise :
Pupils will make decision after checking of end of year exam scripts
Parents will need to verify decision of child. (Sign on printed forms)
No changes to options allowed when signed forms are submitted. Onus is on parents to discuss and confirm choices with child.
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.
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
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%
Changes in Promotion Criteria for Sec 4N to Sec 5N from 2009
Changes in Promotion Criteria for Sec 4N to Sec 5N
New (from 2009):
a) EL less than or equal to Grade 5
b) Aggregate score of English, Maths and Best 3 subjects less than or equal 19
c) Affects Sec 4N pupils from 2009
Choices for Further Studies after Secondary 4 or 5
Choices for Further Education (after Sec 4 /5)
a) Junior College
c) Institute of Technical Education
“ It pays to be prepared and to be aware of admission requirements of Post Secondary institutions… right from Day 1”
Admission Requirements to JCs
Aggregate of 20 points or below for L1R5:
L1 English / Higher Mother Tongue
R2 Mathematics / Science
R3 Humanities/ Mathematics / Science
R4 Humanities / Maths / Science
R5 Any other O Level subject (Art, D&T, F&N, Music etc)
R6 Any other O Level subject
** A1 in CCA – 2 bonus points (if meet L1R5)
Requirements for Admission to Polytechnics (L1R2B2)
L1 English Language/ Higher MT
1st Group of Relevant Subjects (R1) Maths or A Maths
2nd Group of Relevant Subjects (R2) Architectural Technology
(at least C6 for relevant subjects) Science subjects, Art, D & T
Humanities subjects, POA
Science subjects, F & N
Science subjects, D & T
Best 2 Subjects (B2) Best 2 other subjects
** CCA can be considered as R3 or R4 subjects
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
Pupils are advised to :
Build your ground work.
Be present for remedials and extra classes organised by teachers.
Have a study schedule planned.
“ Be Prepared, Not Sorry!”
Responsibility of School
To ensure that:
Attendance and work progress of students are monitored
Students attend remedial / supplementary lessons
Parents / Guardians are kept informed of child/ward’s progress
-- Updates of school events and matters on school website, as well as portal for parents :
b) e-learning portal -- http:// d amaisec.asknlearn.com
Responsibility of Parents/Guardians
To assist school in:
ensuring that child attends school and the various school programmes