Principal’s Dialogue cum Briefing Session Friday, 19 Feb 2010 @ 7pm WELCOME
OUR P6 FORM TEACHERS CLASS NAME 6 CARE Miss Helen Tan Shin Shin 6 CHARITY Mrs Linden Ng (Mdm Lim Kim Eng) 6 FAITH Mr James...
Briefing Outline <ul><li>2009 PSLE Results </li></ul><ul><li>PSLE and Posting Criteria to Sec Schs </li></ul><ul><li>Calcu...
PSLE Results Percentage of Passes 2007 2008 2009 98.4% 93.1% 96.9%
PSLE Subjects <ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Mother Tongue </li...
PSLE Grading System A* 91 – 100 A 75 – 90 B 60 – 74 C 50 – 59 D 35 – 49 E 20 – 34 U 0 – 19
PSLE Grading System – Foundation Papers G1 85 & above G2 70 – 84 G3 50 – 69 G4 30 – 49  U 0 - 29
Higher Mother Tongue Distinction 80 – 100 Merit 65 – 79 Pass 50 – 64 Ungraded 0 – 49
Do All Pupils Enter Secondary Schools?
Secondary Education <ul><li>3 Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Express </li></ul><ul><li>Normal Academic </li></ul><ul><li>Normal...
EXPRESS Course 4 Years GCE ‘O’ Level Examination
GCE ‘N’ Level Examination GCE ‘O’ Level Examination NORMAL Course 5 YEARS
6 – YEAR INTEGRATED PROGRAMME Combines Secondary & JC Education Without intervening national exam (4 – 6 yrs) GCE ‘A’ Exam...
<ul><li>November (After PSLE Results) </li></ul><ul><li>Choice of 6 Schools </li></ul>OPTION EXERCISE
The school’s expectation of your child
FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO GOOD PSLE RESULTS CARING TEACHERS CONCERNED PARENTS HIGH EXPECTATIONS + CONSISTENT ATTENTION PAID ...
<ul><li>Provide a study area; quiet, well-lit, free from  distractions. </li></ul><ul><li>Be realistic in the targets and ...
<ul><li>Ensure your child completes assigned  </li></ul><ul><li>homework and does consistent revision on  </li></ul><ul><l...
The support the school  will be providing  your child
Academic  A)  SUPPLEMENTARY LESSONS Mondays and Thursdays,  March, June & September Holidays B)  SMALL GROUP TUTORIALS Sma...
C)  SETTING GOALS & TARGETS  FOR PUPILS D) MOTIVATE AND PROVIDE  GUIDANCE E)  TALKS ON GOOD TIME MANAGEMENT  AND GOOD STUD...
<ul><li>F) OTHER PROGRAMMES  </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition Programme organized by Self-Help Groups – CDAC, SINDA and Mendaki <...
<ul><li>CHARACTER BUILDING </li></ul><ul><li>CCA </li></ul><ul><li>INTER CLASS GAMES </li></ul><ul><li>INTER SCHOOL TOURNA...
IMPORTANT DATES PSLE 2010 (tentative) 19 & 20 Aug English/MT Oral 17 Sept EL/MT Listening Comprehension 6 Oct (Wed) Englis...
*Tentative dates.  Exam branch will inform schools should there be any changes. Important Dates – PSLE Matters Feb Special...
PSLE T-SCORE
PSLE  - A Placement Exam <ul><li>Need to reflect the relative achievement level of pupils within their peers. </li></ul><u...
A need for standardisation of the raw scores in PSLE Transformed Score or T-Score
Calculation of PSLE T-Score <ul><li>T-score = 50 +10(x – m)/SD </li></ul><ul><li>Where  x  is the pupil’s mark; </li></ul>...
Example  : <ul><li>Pupil’s mark (X) in exam = 50 </li></ul><ul><li>Average mark (Y) scored by </li></ul><ul><li>all pupils...
Calculation of PSLE T-Score <ul><li>EL , MT, Maths & Science  </li></ul><ul><li>Each carries the same weighting in the com...
Example : 185 Total Aggregate Score 47 58 100 Science 53 67 100 Maths 51 152 200 Mother-tongue 34 105 200 English T-Score ...
English Language
Weightage of Papers (Standard) Components Weightage Paper 1:  Writing 55 marks (27.5%) Paper 2: Language Use and Comprehen...
Weightage of Papers (Foundation) Components Weightage Paper 1:  Writing 40 marks (26.7%) Paper 2: Language Use and Compreh...
English Language <ul><li>Paper 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul>Duration: 1 hr 10 min
Paper 1 <ul><ul><li>Write effectively in international acceptable English  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write legibly, coher...
Paper 1 Paper 1 Marks <ul><li>Part 1: </li></ul><ul><li>Situational Writing : </li></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>...
Part 1: Situational Writing (15 marks) <ul><li>A situational context given </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>P...
Part 2: Continuous Writing <ul><ul><li>A piece of narrative writing of  at least 150 words. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bas...
English Language <ul><li>Paper 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Language Use  </li></ul><ul><li>and  </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehension </...
Paper 2 <ul><ul><li>Demonstrate ability to read & understand a range of texts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate corre...
Language Use Qn – questions  * - P5 & 6 only Component Marks Grammar & Vocabulary 50 Grammar MCQ 7 Qn x 1 mark Grammar Clo...
Comprehension Component Marks Comprehension 45 Graphic Stimulus 5 Qn x 1 mark Comprehension MCQ 5 Qn x 1 mark Comprehensio...
Types of Questions <ul><li>Reference Questions  </li></ul><ul><li>Reference questions – What does ‘it’ in line 5 refer to?...
<ul><li>Vocabulary Questions  </li></ul><ul><li>(Meaning of words/ phrases) </li></ul><ul><li>What does the word ‘confound...
English Language <ul><li>Paper 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Listening Comprehension </li></ul>Duration: 40 – 50 min
Paper 3: Listening Comprehension <ul><ul><li>20 MCQ – test pupils’ ability to understand spoken English </li></ul></ul><ul...
English Language <ul><li>Paper 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Oral Communication </li></ul>Preparation Time: 5 min
Paper 4: Oral Communication <ul><ul><li>Reading Aloud - assess on pupils’ ability to  pronounce  and  articulate words cle...
Paper 4 Components Marks Reading 10 Picture Discussion 10 Conversation 10
Preparing for PSLE English <ul><li>Give ample practice </li></ul><ul><li>Speak the language </li></ul><ul><li>Expose him t...
Assessment  PAPER COMPONENT ITEM TYPE NO. OF ITEMS MARKS 1 Writing Situational Writing Continuous Writing OE OE 1 1 15 40 ...
Assessment PAPER COMPONENT ITEM TYPE NO. OF ITEMS MARKS Booklet B: Grammar Cloze Editing for Spelling & Grammar Comprehens...
Assessment PAPER COMPONENT ITEM TYPE NO. OF ITEMS MARKS 4 (Oral Communication) Reading Aloud Picture Discussion Conversati...
MATHEMATICS
Table of Specifications Content Weighting 1. Whole Numbers; Fractions; Decimals 30% 2. Measurement 25% 3. Data Analysis 10...
Cognitive Levels Cognitive Level Weighting Knowledge 25% Comprehension 35% Application & Analysis 40% Total 100%
TYPES OF CALCULATORS <ul><li>Only calculators that are approved by the Singapore  Examinations & Assessment Board (SEAB) w...
Mathematics Examination Format - Standard The examination consists of TWO written papers comprising Paper 1 (Booklet A & B...
Mathematics Examination Format - Foundation The examination consists of TWO written papers comprising Paper 1 (Booklet A &...
Mathematics Examination Format - <ul><li>Notes: </li></ul><ul><li>Both papers will be scheduled on the same day with </li>...
Academic Programmes <ul><li>School Supplementary lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Remedial/Enrichment lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Tui...
Parent-School Partnership <ul><li>Support from parents. </li></ul><ul><li>Work closely with the staff for the benefit of t...
Preparing for PSLE <ul><li>Consistent revision </li></ul><ul><li>Time management when doing paper </li></ul>
SCIENCE
THEMES  <ul><li>Electrical system </li></ul><ul><li>Plant system (Plant parts and functions, Respiratory and Circulatory s...
Page 9 THEMES   <ul><li>Energy forms and uses (Light and Heat) </li></ul><ul><li>Energy conversion </li></ul><ul><li>Energ...
PSLE Science (Standard) <ul><li>20% Content Reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Day and Night Cycles </li></ul><ul><li>Simple Mach...
Basic  Process Skills <ul><ul><ul><li>Observing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Comparing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
PSLE Science (Standard) <ul><li>3 Process Skills made explicit  </li></ul><ul><li>Inferring (generating possibilities) </l...
PSLE Science (Standard) <ul><li>Examination Format </li></ul>Present 2010 PSLE Booklet A (MCQ) 30 qns  30 qns Booklet B  1...
PSLE Science (Foundation) <ul><li>Examination Format </li></ul><ul><li>Booklet A (32 marks)  </li></ul><ul><li>16 MCQ  </l...
PSLE Science (Foundation) <ul><li>Examination Format </li></ul><ul><li>Booklet B (38 marks) </li></ul><ul><li>Consist of S...
PSLE Science (Foundation) <ul><li>Examination Format </li></ul><ul><li>Total number of qns : </li></ul><ul><li>Booklet A  ...
PSLE Science (Foundation) <ul><li>Examination Format </li></ul><ul><li>A word list titled “Some useful words” will be prov...
Mother Tongue
MT Oral Exam Format Oral Component Standard Foundation  Marks Weightage Marks Weightage Oral Passage 20 Marks 10% 20 Marks...
MT Exam Format Component Standard Foundation Marks Weightage Marks Weightage Oral 50 Marks 25% 60 Marks 60% Listening Comp...
Direct School Admission (DSA-Sec) Exercise For Admission To Sec One In 2011
Introduction To DSA <ul><li>DSA-Sec Exercise was introduced in 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>The DSA-Sec Exercise was conceptual...
Discretionary Places For DSA-Sec Exercise <ul><li>For schools offering an integrated programme (IP Schools) or specialised...
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  • The previous slide showed that different subjects appeared to have different standard and thus there is a need to standardise the marks before aggregating them. This is done through the use of T-Score.
  • Schools will include the type of calculator for use in the book list. You can also refer to the SEAB’s website for the approved list for use in the examination. To maintain continuity from primary to secondary education, these calculators can also be used at the secondary level
  • For Mathematics, the format of the paper will be also different from P4. As you can see there is an increase in the number of questions. Their foundation in Primary 5 must be fully grasp in order to prepare them for PSLE . P5 will be a vigorous year and most of the topics are build on one another. Thus a thorough understanding of each unit and their concepts is very important. As you can see there is a lot of word problems, do expose your child to more word problems at home for further revision.
  • For Mathematics, the format of the paper will be also different from P4. As you can see there is an increase in the number of questions. Their foundation in Primary 5 must be fully grasp in order to prepare them for PSLE . P5 will be a vigorous year and most of the topics are build on one another. Thus a thorough understanding of each unit and their concepts is very important. As you can see there is a lot of word problems, do expose your child to more word problems at home for further revision.
  • For Mathematics, the format of the paper will be also different from P4. As you can see there is an increase in the number of questions. Their foundation in Primary 5 must be fully grasp in order to prepare them for PSLE . P5 will be a vigorous year and most of the topics are build on one another. Thus a thorough understanding of each unit and their concepts is very important. As you can see there is a lot of word problems, do expose your child to more word problems at home for further revision.
  • Under Academic Programme, we have several programmes. We have the school supplementary lesson which is conducted twice a week for an hour from 10.15 am – 12.00pm. One hour is for EMS and 45 minutes is for MT. Your child have 3 subject teachers to teach EMS, but do be assured that all the 3 subject teachers take turns to conduct supplementary lessons as well as remedial lesson. We provide remedials for pupils who are weak in their studies or cannot follow certain concept. Also there is the tuition programme from self-help group like mendaki, CDAC and Sinda. If you need any of these assistance, you can come to me and we can help you with it. Lastly, these are the list of 8 activities that we are having in Primary 5. During this activities, we integrate different subjects together so as to enable the child to learn more.
  • We hope to develop a partnership with you in helping your child. We need your support and also to work closely with the staff for the benefit of your child. To help your child succeed, kindly encourage then to do all homework in a quiet environment. Also ensure that they attend supplementary and remedial lessons regularly and punctually.
  • All the above mentioned is ultimately to prepare your child for PSLE. After your child sat for the PSLE, these are the following options for your child.
  • 2010 P5 And P6 Principals Dialogue Collated Version

    1. 1. Principal’s Dialogue cum Briefing Session Friday, 19 Feb 2010 @ 7pm WELCOME
    2. 2. OUR P6 FORM TEACHERS CLASS NAME 6 CARE Miss Helen Tan Shin Shin 6 CHARITY Mrs Linden Ng (Mdm Lim Kim Eng) 6 FAITH Mr James Seah Han Hui 6 GRACE Mdm Alison Yong Yee Peng 6 HOPE Mr Hamdan Angullia 6 JOY Mr Low Choon Siong 6 LOVE Mr Yap Heng Yeow 6 MERCY Mrs Paramesvary Raveendran 6 PATIENCE 1 Mr Samy Lim Chee Kwee 6 PATIENCE 2 Mrs Tan Kok Tong 6 PEACE Mdm Jin Pay Gim Hean
    3. 3. Briefing Outline <ul><li>2009 PSLE Results </li></ul><ul><li>PSLE and Posting Criteria to Sec Schs </li></ul><ul><li>Calculation of PSLE T-Score </li></ul><ul><li>Important Dates of PSLE Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Exam Format of Subjects </li></ul><ul><li>DSA </li></ul>
    4. 4. PSLE Results Percentage of Passes 2007 2008 2009 98.4% 93.1% 96.9%
    5. 5. PSLE Subjects <ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Mother Tongue </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation English </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation Maths </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation Science </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation Mother Tongue </li></ul>
    6. 6. PSLE Grading System A* 91 – 100 A 75 – 90 B 60 – 74 C 50 – 59 D 35 – 49 E 20 – 34 U 0 – 19
    7. 7. PSLE Grading System – Foundation Papers G1 85 & above G2 70 – 84 G3 50 – 69 G4 30 – 49 U 0 - 29
    8. 8. Higher Mother Tongue Distinction 80 – 100 Merit 65 – 79 Pass 50 – 64 Ungraded 0 – 49
    9. 9. Do All Pupils Enter Secondary Schools?
    10. 10. Secondary Education <ul><li>3 Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Express </li></ul><ul><li>Normal Academic </li></ul><ul><li>Normal Technical </li></ul>
    11. 11. EXPRESS Course 4 Years GCE ‘O’ Level Examination
    12. 12. GCE ‘N’ Level Examination GCE ‘O’ Level Examination NORMAL Course 5 YEARS
    13. 13. 6 – YEAR INTEGRATED PROGRAMME Combines Secondary & JC Education Without intervening national exam (4 – 6 yrs) GCE ‘A’ Examination
    14. 14. <ul><li>November (After PSLE Results) </li></ul><ul><li>Choice of 6 Schools </li></ul>OPTION EXERCISE
    15. 15. The school’s expectation of your child
    16. 16. FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO GOOD PSLE RESULTS CARING TEACHERS CONCERNED PARENTS HIGH EXPECTATIONS + CONSISTENT ATTENTION PAID TO DAILY WORK DILIGENT HIGHLY MOTIVATED GOOD SELF-DISCIPLINE PUPILS 1 2 3 4
    17. 17. <ul><li>Provide a study area; quiet, well-lit, free from distractions. </li></ul><ul><li>Be realistic in the targets and goals you set </li></ul><ul><li>for your child. </li></ul><ul><li>Start a fixed study routine. </li></ul>Parents’ Role
    18. 18. <ul><li>Ensure your child completes assigned </li></ul><ul><li>homework and does consistent revision on </li></ul><ul><li>their own. </li></ul><ul><li>Assign work and guide your child in </li></ul><ul><li>areas he/she is weak in. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure your child reads books, newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>and magazines to improve their command </li></ul><ul><li>of English language. </li></ul>Parents’ Role
    19. 19. The support the school will be providing your child
    20. 20. Academic A) SUPPLEMENTARY LESSONS Mondays and Thursdays, March, June & September Holidays B) SMALL GROUP TUTORIALS Small group sessions for weaker pupils organized by individual teachers. School’s Role
    21. 21. C) SETTING GOALS & TARGETS FOR PUPILS D) MOTIVATE AND PROVIDE GUIDANCE E) TALKS ON GOOD TIME MANAGEMENT AND GOOD STUDY HABITS
    22. 22. <ul><li>F) OTHER PROGRAMMES </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition Programme organized by Self-Help Groups – CDAC, SINDA and Mendaki </li></ul><ul><li>Enrichment Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Math Olympiad and Math PSLE Enrichment programme for higher ability pupils </li></ul><ul><li>March, June and September holidays – Study Camp for all P6 pupils in view of PSLE </li></ul>
    23. 23. <ul><li>CHARACTER BUILDING </li></ul><ul><li>CCA </li></ul><ul><li>INTER CLASS GAMES </li></ul><ul><li>INTER SCHOOL TOURNAMENTS </li></ul><ul><li>(SYF, ZONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP) </li></ul><ul><li>COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PROGRAMME </li></ul><ul><li>(VISITS TO HOMES, ADOPT A PARK etc) </li></ul><ul><li>* Reflected in Holistic Report Card </li></ul>
    24. 24. IMPORTANT DATES PSLE 2010 (tentative) 19 & 20 Aug English/MT Oral 17 Sept EL/MT Listening Comprehension 6 Oct (Wed) English Language / FEL 7 Oct (Thur) Mathematics / FMA 8 Oct (Fri) Mother Tongue 11 Oct (Mon) Science 12 Oct (Tue) Higher Mother-Tongue
    25. 25. *Tentative dates. Exam branch will inform schools should there be any changes. Important Dates – PSLE Matters Feb Special Consideration Cases Apr PSLE Fees Deduction through GIRO *1 st week of Nov/Dec holidays Release of PSLE results * Dec 2010 Collection OF PSLE Certificates DATE EVENT
    26. 26. PSLE T-SCORE
    27. 27. PSLE - A Placement Exam <ul><li>Need to reflect the relative achievement level of pupils within their peers. </li></ul><ul><li>Places pupils into different courses according to their academic ability </li></ul><ul><li>Enables posting to secondary schools by merit and as far as possible into a school of their choice. </li></ul>
    28. 28. A need for standardisation of the raw scores in PSLE Transformed Score or T-Score
    29. 29. Calculation of PSLE T-Score <ul><li>T-score = 50 +10(x – m)/SD </li></ul><ul><li>Where x is the pupil’s mark; </li></ul><ul><li>m is the average mark (mean) scored by all </li></ul><ul><li>the pupils who sat for the subject; </li></ul><ul><li>SD is the spread of marks around the </li></ul><ul><li>average mark (standard deviation) </li></ul>
    30. 30. Example : <ul><li>Pupil’s mark (X) in exam = 50 </li></ul><ul><li>Average mark (Y) scored by </li></ul><ul><li>all pupils = 68 </li></ul><ul><li>Spread of marks (SD) around </li></ul><ul><li>the average mark (Y) = 14 </li></ul><ul><li>T = 50 + 10 (50 – 68) </li></ul><ul><li> 14 </li></ul><ul><li>= 37.14 </li></ul>
    31. 31. Calculation of PSLE T-Score <ul><li>EL , MT, Maths & Science </li></ul><ul><li>Each carries the same weighting in the computation of the Aggregate Score </li></ul><ul><li>The mark of each subject is converted to a T-score </li></ul><ul><li>The T-scores of the 4 subjects are then summed to give the Aggregrate Score </li></ul>
    32. 32. Example : 185 Total Aggregate Score 47 58 100 Science 53 67 100 Maths 51 152 200 Mother-tongue 34 105 200 English T-Score Mark Total Subject
    33. 33. English Language
    34. 34. Weightage of Papers (Standard) Components Weightage Paper 1: Writing 55 marks (27.5%) Paper 2: Language Use and Comprehension 95 marks (47.5%) Paper 3: Listening Comprehension 20 marks (10%) Paper 4: Oral Communication 30 marks (15%)
    35. 35. Weightage of Papers (Foundation) Components Weightage Paper 1: Writing 40 marks (26.7%) Paper 2: Language Use and Comprehension 60 marks (40%) Paper 3: Listening Comprehension 20 marks (13.3%) Paper 4: Oral Communication 30 marks (20%)
    36. 36. English Language <ul><li>Paper 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul>Duration: 1 hr 10 min
    37. 37. Paper 1 <ul><ul><li>Write effectively in international acceptable English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write legibly, coherently & cohesively </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan & organise relevant information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate correct use of grammar, spelling, punctuation & vocabulary </li></ul></ul>
    38. 38. Paper 1 Paper 1 Marks <ul><li>Part 1: </li></ul><ul><li>Situational Writing : </li></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Language ( presentation / context ) </li></ul>15 marks 6 marks 9 marks <ul><li>Part 2: </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous Writing </li></ul><ul><li>(One of 2 given topics) </li></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Language / Presentation </li></ul>40 marks 20 marks 20 marks
    39. 39. Part 1: Situational Writing (15 marks) <ul><li>A situational context given </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. scenes of an accident </li></ul><ul><li>List of information </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. Planner, Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Stimulus with information </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. Advertisements, brochures </li></ul>
    40. 40. Part 2: Continuous Writing <ul><ul><li>A piece of narrative writing of at least 150 words. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Based one of 2 topics: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A picture </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A situation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Points given (Reorder, add other relevant points) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. What you and your friend did </li></ul></ul></ul>
    41. 41. English Language <ul><li>Paper 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Language Use </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehension </li></ul>Duration: 1 hr 50 min
    42. 42. Paper 2 <ul><ul><li>Demonstrate ability to read & understand a range of texts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate correct use of grammar, spelling, punctuation & vocabulary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Construct meaning, make predictions, infer & draw conclusions </li></ul></ul>
    43. 43. Language Use Qn – questions * - P5 & 6 only Component Marks Grammar & Vocabulary 50 Grammar MCQ 7 Qn x 1 mark Grammar Cloze 10 Qn x 1 mark Punctuation MCQ* 3 Qn x 1 mark Synthesis/Transformation* 5 Qn x 2 marks Editing for Spelling & Grammar* 10 Qn x 1 marks Vocabulary MCQ 5 Qn x 1 mark Vocabulary Cloze* 5 Qn x 1mark
    44. 44. Comprehension Component Marks Comprehension 45 Graphic Stimulus 5 Qn x 1 mark Comprehension MCQ 5 Qn x 1 mark Comprehension Open-ended 10 Qn x 2 mark Comprehension Cloze 15 Qn x 1 mark
    45. 45. Types of Questions <ul><li>Reference Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Reference questions – What does ‘it’ in line 5 refer to? </li></ul><ul><li>Quotation Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Which sentence in the passage tells you that the boy was angry? </li></ul>
    46. 46. <ul><li>Vocabulary Questions </li></ul><ul><li>(Meaning of words/ phrases) </li></ul><ul><li>What does the word ‘confounded’ (line 12) mean? </li></ul><ul><li>Paraphrase Questions </li></ul><ul><li>(requires understanding of whole meaning of text, personal response) </li></ul><ul><li>Explain clearly what made the man run away </li></ul><ul><li>when the couple“closed in on him” (line 18). </li></ul>
    47. 47. English Language <ul><li>Paper 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Listening Comprehension </li></ul>Duration: 40 – 50 min
    48. 48. Paper 3: Listening Comprehension <ul><ul><li>20 MCQ – test pupils’ ability to understand spoken English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Texts may be in the form of news items, announcements, advertisements, instructions, conversations, telephone conversations, speeches and stories. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphic options will be used for the first 4 questions. </li></ul></ul>
    49. 49. English Language <ul><li>Paper 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Oral Communication </li></ul>Preparation Time: 5 min
    50. 50. Paper 4: Oral Communication <ul><ul><li>Reading Aloud - assess on pupils’ ability to pronounce and articulate words clearly ; read fluently with appropriate expression & rhythm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pic Discussion- interpret the situation using correct grammar and appropriate vocabulary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conversation - engage in conversation on a given topic </li></ul></ul>
    51. 51. Paper 4 Components Marks Reading 10 Picture Discussion 10 Conversation 10
    52. 52. Preparing for PSLE English <ul><li>Give ample practice </li></ul><ul><li>Speak the language </li></ul><ul><li>Expose him to language </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage reading </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Create a conducive environment </li></ul>
    53. 53. Assessment PAPER COMPONENT ITEM TYPE NO. OF ITEMS MARKS 1 Writing Situational Writing Continuous Writing OE OE 1 1 15 40 2 Language Use & Comprehension Booklet A: Comprehension (Graphic Stimulus) Grammar Punctuation Vocabulary Vocabulary Cloze Comprehension MCQ MCQ MCQ MCQ MCQ MCQ MCQ 5 7 3 5 5 5 5 7 3 5 5 5
    54. 54. Assessment PAPER COMPONENT ITEM TYPE NO. OF ITEMS MARKS Booklet B: Grammar Cloze Editing for Spelling & Grammar Comprehension Cloze Synthesis / Transformation Comprehension OE OE OE OE OE OE 10 10 15 5 10 10 10 15 10 20 3 Listening Comprehension Listening Comprehension MCQ 20 20
    55. 55. Assessment PAPER COMPONENT ITEM TYPE NO. OF ITEMS MARKS 4 (Oral Communication) Reading Aloud Picture Discussion Conversation OE OE OE 1 passage 1 picture 1 topic 10 10 10
    56. 56. MATHEMATICS
    57. 57. Table of Specifications Content Weighting 1. Whole Numbers; Fractions; Decimals 30% 2. Measurement 25% 3. Data Analysis 10% 4. Geometry 15% 5. Speed 4% 6. Ratio; Percentage 12% 7. Algebra 4% Total 100%
    58. 58. Cognitive Levels Cognitive Level Weighting Knowledge 25% Comprehension 35% Application & Analysis 40% Total 100%
    59. 59. TYPES OF CALCULATORS <ul><li>Only calculators that are approved by the Singapore Examinations & Assessment Board (SEAB) will be allowed in the examination. </li></ul><ul><li>The list of calculators is available on SEAB’s website: http://www.seab.gov.sg </li></ul><ul><li>To maintain continuity from primary to secondary education, these calculators can also be used at the secondary level. </li></ul><ul><li>School using – Casio FX 82 AU & Casio FX 95 SG Plus </li></ul>Use of Calculators in Primary Mathematics
    60. 60. Mathematics Examination Format - Standard The examination consists of TWO written papers comprising Paper 1 (Booklet A & B) and Paper 2: Paper Booklet Item Type Number of questions Number of marks per question Weighting % Duration 1 A Multiple Choice 10 1 10 50 min 5 2 10 B Short-answer 10 1 10 5 2 10 2 Short-answer 5 2 10 1 h 40 min Structured/ Long-answer 13 3,4,5 50 Total 48 - 100 2 h 30 min
    61. 61. Mathematics Examination Format - Foundation The examination consists of TWO written papers comprising Paper 1 (Booklet A & B) and Paper 2: Paper Booklet Item Type Number of questions Number of marks per question Weighting % Duration 1 A Multiple Choice 10 1 10 1 h 10 2 20 B Short-answer 10 2 20 2 Short-answer 10 2 20 1 h 15 min Structured 8 3,4,5 30 Total 48 100 2 h 15 min
    62. 62. Mathematics Examination Format - <ul><li>Notes: </li></ul><ul><li>Both papers will be scheduled on the same day with </li></ul><ul><li>a break of 1 hour between the two papers. </li></ul><ul><li>Paper 1 comprises two booklets. The use of </li></ul><ul><li>calculators is not allowed. </li></ul><ul><li>Paper 2 comprises one booklet. The use of </li></ul><ul><li>calculators is allowed. </li></ul>
    63. 63. Academic Programmes <ul><li>School Supplementary lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Remedial/Enrichment lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition Programme (Self help group) </li></ul><ul><li>Activities For 2010: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MATH & SCIENCE FAIR – P4 & P5 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MATH & NE TRAIL – P6 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MATH OLMYPIAD TRAINING </li></ul></ul></ul>
    64. 64. Parent-School Partnership <ul><li>Support from parents. </li></ul><ul><li>Work closely with the staff for the benefit of the pupils. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure all homework are done punctually and attend all remedial or enrichment lessons. </li></ul>
    65. 65. Preparing for PSLE <ul><li>Consistent revision </li></ul><ul><li>Time management when doing paper </li></ul>
    66. 66. SCIENCE
    67. 67. THEMES <ul><li>Electrical system </li></ul><ul><li>Plant system (Plant parts and functions, Respiratory and Circulatory systems) </li></ul><ul><li>Human system (Digestive system, Respiratory and Circulatory systems) </li></ul><ul><li>Cell system </li></ul>Systems (P3, P4 & P5) <ul><li>Cycles in matter and water (Matter , Water) </li></ul><ul><li>Cycles in plants and animals (Life cycles, Reproduction) </li></ul>Cycles (P3, P4 & P5) <ul><li>Diversity of non-living things </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity of materials </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity of living things </li></ul>Diversity (P3 & P6) Physical Science Life Science Theme / Level
    68. 68. Page 9 THEMES <ul><li>Energy forms and uses (Light and Heat) </li></ul><ul><li>Energy conversion </li></ul><ul><li>Energy forms and uses (Photosynthesis) </li></ul>Energy (P4, P5 & P6) <ul><li>Interaction of forces (Magnets, Frictional force, Gravitational force, force in spring) </li></ul><ul><li>Interactions within the environment </li></ul>Interactions (P3, P5 & P6) Physical Science Life Science Theme / Level
    69. 69. PSLE Science (Standard) <ul><li>20% Content Reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Day and Night Cycles </li></ul><ul><li>Simple Machines </li></ul><ul><li>Skeletal/Muscular System </li></ul><ul><li>Respiration </li></ul><ul><li>Biotechnology </li></ul>
    70. 70. Basic Process Skills <ul><ul><ul><li>Observing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Comparing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Classifying </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Measuring & Using Apparatus </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communicating (verbal, pictorial) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communicating (tabular) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communicating (graphical) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Analysing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Generating </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluating </li></ul></ul></ul>Page 12
    71. 71. PSLE Science (Standard) <ul><li>3 Process Skills made explicit </li></ul><ul><li>Inferring (generating possibilities) </li></ul><ul><li>Predicting </li></ul><ul><li>Formulating Hypothesis </li></ul>
    72. 72. PSLE Science (Standard) <ul><li>Examination Format </li></ul>Present 2010 PSLE Booklet A (MCQ) 30 qns 30 qns Booklet B 16 qns 14 qns
    73. 73. PSLE Science (Foundation) <ul><li>Examination Format </li></ul><ul><li>Booklet A (32 marks) </li></ul><ul><li>16 MCQ </li></ul><ul><li>Each has 3 options </li></ul><ul><li>2 marks per qn </li></ul>
    74. 74. PSLE Science (Foundation) <ul><li>Examination Format </li></ul><ul><li>Booklet B (38 marks) </li></ul><ul><li>Consist of Structured and Open-ended qns </li></ul><ul><li>Each qn carries 2 to 4 marks respectively. </li></ul>
    75. 75. PSLE Science (Foundation) <ul><li>Examination Format </li></ul><ul><li>Total number of qns : </li></ul><ul><li>Booklet A : 16 qns </li></ul><ul><li>Booklet B : 12 – 14 qns </li></ul><ul><li>Total marks : 70 </li></ul><ul><li>Duration : 1 hr 15 mins </li></ul>
    76. 76. PSLE Science (Foundation) <ul><li>Examination Format </li></ul><ul><li>A word list titled “Some useful words” will be provided during the PSLE Foundation Science Examination </li></ul><ul><li>(see sample) </li></ul>
    77. 77. Mother Tongue
    78. 78. MT Oral Exam Format Oral Component Standard Foundation Marks Weightage Marks Weightage Oral Passage 20 Marks 10% 20 Marks 20% Picture Conversation 20 Marks 10% 30 Marks 30% Conversation (Discussion topic is based on the theme for picture conversation) 10 Marks 5% 10 Marks 10% Total 50 Marks 25% 60 Marks 60%
    79. 79. MT Exam Format Component Standard Foundation Marks Weightage Marks Weightage Oral 50 Marks 25% 60 Marks 60% Listening Comprehension 20 Marks 10% 30 Marks 30% MT Paper 1 40 Marks 20% 10 Marks (5 Compre MCQ) 10% MT Paper 2 90 Marks 45% Nil Nil Total 200 Marks 100% 100 Marks 100%
    80. 80. Direct School Admission (DSA-Sec) Exercise For Admission To Sec One In 2011
    81. 81. Introduction To DSA <ul><li>DSA-Sec Exercise was introduced in 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>The DSA-Sec Exercise was conceptualised to promote holistic education. </li></ul><ul><li>Participating secondary schools have the autonomy to decide who to admit via DSA Exercise. </li></ul><ul><li>DSA Exercise is not a centralized posting exercise. </li></ul>
    82. 82. Discretionary Places For DSA-Sec Exercise <ul><li>For schools offering an integrated programme (IP Schools) or specialised independent school (SOTA) – up to 100%; </li></ul><ul><li>For independent schools (IS) – 20%; </li></ul><ul><li>For autonomous schools (AS) – 10%; </li></ul><ul><li>For schools with niche programmes approved by MOE (Niche Schools) – 5%; </li></ul>
    83. 83. Unsuccessful DSA Students <ul><li>Unsuccessful DSA students will be issued with a S1 Option Form, informing them that their DSA application were unsuccessful. </li></ul><ul><li>They have to submit their school choices during the S1 Option period to participate in the S1 Posting Exercise. </li></ul>
    84. 84. Thank You
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