Teachers are chosen by a board of the Education Department. (by interview) The heads of school have no control over the teachers sent to teach in her/his school.
We have formal exams starting from year 4 (8-9 years old), then in year 5 and then at year 6 we have the 11+ exam which is very important. There is the half yearly exam which is prepared by teachers themselves and then there is the Annual exam which is standardised and is prepared by the Education Department.
At secondary level they also have half yearly exams and Annual exams
Then at the last year of secondary school (form 5) they have to do their O levels or GCSE. They need a minimum of 6 to apply for 6 th Form. Then after 2 years at 6 th Form they have to do an exam which is called the Matriculation Certificate which includes 2 A level and 4 intermediate exams. Once a student obtains this certificate he/she can apply for university,