End of Year 2012Principal’s AddressSecondary Three
Update on EducationalLandscape & MOE Direction      MOE Work Plan 2012
MOE has focused on 3 key areas     over the past year:              3
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EVERY STUDENT,AN ENGAGED LEARNER            5
Every Student, an Engaged Learner     Igniting the Joy of Learning
Every Student, an Engaged Learner    Providing the right learning support                                           7
Every Student, an Engaged Learner and IPsOngoing Initiatives – Polytechnics, SSNTsCatering to Diverse Learning Needs      ...
Continue Strengthening our Institutes of           Higher Learning                  9
Every Student,for All – New Uni PathwaysOpportunities an Engaged LearnerCatering to Diverse Learning NeedsCPR in % (Full-T...
Every Student, an Engaged Learner Holistic Education Centred on ValuesCharacter and Citizenship Education                 ...
EVERY SCHOOL,A GOOD SCHOOL            12
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Every School, a Good SchoolRemoving School BandingMoving Away from a Single ‘Yardstick’                            15
School Information    Service Web Banner section featuring schools and quick link to school’s website                     ...
Every School, a Good School to Renaming Masterplan of Awards (MoA)                              MOE Recognition SystemA Ne...
A New Way of Recognising Schools                        MoA                           k                  tices Ban        ...
New way ofrecognising schools                                                                                   MoA  Reduc...
Every School, a Good SchoolChanges to the School Excellence Model (SEM)
Every School, a Good SchoolAllowing Schools to Further Customise Learning                   Better Resourcing of Schools  ...
EVERY TEACHER,A CARING EDUCATOR             22
Every Teacher, a Caring EducatorSupport and Care for Teachers •   Ethos of the Teaching Profession      •Codified set of v...
Every Teacher, a Caring EducatorSupport and Care for Teachers  •   TEACH Framework introduced in 2011       •   Support Te...
Every Teacher, a Caring EducatorSupport and Care for Teachers •   TEACH Framework introduced in 2011      •   Better Help ...
Every Teacher, a Caring EducatorSupport and Care for Teachers    •Better Support for Teachers       •   Revised induction ...
EVERY PARENT,A SUPPORTIVE PARTNER             27
Every Parent, a Supportive PartnerStrengthening Partnerships      Earlier this year, we introduced:          Parent Supp...
Every Parent, a Supportive PartnerStrengthening Partnerships      MOE will build an ever closer partnership with       ou...
Every Parent, a Supportive PartnerStrengthening Partnerships                             30
Working Together to Deliver the Best forour Children                   32
Our Singapore Conversation •MOE’s Engagement Exercise                       33
Key MessagesEvery Student, an Engaged Learner   Every School, a Good School Every Teacher, a Caring EducatorEvery Parent, ...
CURRICULUM REVIEW 20131. ICT-based Teaching, Learning and   Assessment for Mother Tongue   Languages2. English Language Cu...
ICT-BASED TEACHING,LEARNING AND ASSESSMENTFOR MOTHER TONGUELANGUAGES
OUTLINEHarness ICT in Teaching and LearningICT in MTL ClassroomsI-MTL PortalICT-based ExaminationsComputer-based Writin...
HARNESS ICT IN TEACHING &LEARNING ICT transformed the way we learn, live   and work Over the years, ICT had enhanced   tea...
ICT in MTL ClassroomsICT is integral to MTL teaching and learning    Help students develop communication     skills    E...
i-MTL Portal   Record and                                upload oral                               presentation           ...
I-MTL PORTAL2011: Phase 1 Prototype   • 41 schools (18 Pri, 21 Sec and 2 JCs)2012: Phase 2 Prototype   • all S1 -3 MTL stu...
ICT-BASED EXAMINATIONS Greater alignment of assessment with   teaching Create authentic language tasks that assess   profi...
COMPUTER-BASEDWRITING                             Video as OralMTL B Paper 1                Test Stimulus  (Writing)      ...
FIELD TESTS Field tests showed ICT-based formats were accessible to students Comparable writing performance between   comp...
English LanguageCurriculum &Pedagogy Review
Key Strategic Thrusts for English Language     2006 English Language                          Key influences on the     Cu...
Support for EL Teachers Instructional EL Portals              Face-to-Face  Resources •we-Learn                    Support...
Support for EL Teachers                                • Tools for Assessment                         We-                 ...
EL ICT Application: we-Learn                                 • Main Target Audience:                 we-               Pup...
EL ICT Application: EN[a]BLER                                Speaking &       Writing &                Vocabulary         ...
EL ICT Application: EL Oracy Portal                SPEECH               EVALUATI                  ON   Integrati    ENGINE...
EL ICT Applications           Pedagogical Advantages• Enable pupils to learn EL authentically via  visual and auditory mod...
Rollout of EL & MTL ICT Applications          Beginning March 2013• Rollout of iMTL Portal in 2013 was  announced at last ...
Rollout of EL and MTL ICT Applications                Implementation: 2013 – 2015         YearPortal                 2010 ...
Rollout of EL and MTL ICT ApplicationsFunding Approach: Co-payment by Parents• ICT applications deliver curriculum content...
Rollout of EL and MTL ICT ApplicationsSubscription Costs & Co-payment (Ballpark)   ICT           Subscription         Co-p...
New Examination Format (starting in 2013)Affect Current sec 1E~3E          1128 English Language ‘O’ Level (2013)PAPER 1 :...
New Examination Format (starting in 2013)Affect Current sec 1E~3E           1128 English Language ‘O’ Level (2013)PAPER 3:...
New Examination Format (starting in 2013)Affect Current sec 1A~3A            1190 English Language ‘NA’ Level (2013)PAPER ...
New Examination Format (starting in 2013)Affect Current sec 1A~3A            1190 English Language ‘NA’ Level (2013)PAPER ...
New Examination Format (starting in 2013)Affect Current sec 1NT~3NT          1195 English Language NT Level (2013)PAPER 1 ...
New Examination Format (starting in 2013)Affect Current sec 1NT~3NT          1195 English Language NT Level (2013)PAPER 2:...
New Examination Format (starting in 2013)Affect Current sec 1NT~3NT          1195 English Language NT Level (2013)PAPER 3:...
Food & NutritionAssessment Review
ASSESSMENT REVIEW – FOOD &            NUTRITIONCHANGES IN GCE ‘N’ LEVEL F&N COURSEWORK 2013Before:Paper 1 (Written Paper) ...
ASSESSMENT REVIEW – FOOD &          NUTRITION CHANGES IN GCE ‘O’ LEVEL F&N COURSEWORKF&N coursework carries 60% of the ent...
Milestone programmes       for 2013
MILESTONE PROGRAMMES FOR 2013STRUCTURES TO SUPPORT LEARNING -1) Intensive Revision Programme –before National  Exams/Deadl...
STRUCTURES TO SUPPORT LEARNING2) Extended Study :  Continuation of lessons / completion of  syllabus – June Holidays, Wk 1...
STRUCTURES TO SUPPORT LEARNINGMotivational Workshop :     CCE week 1 (Term 1, Week 10)     CCE week 2 (Term 2, Week 10)   ...
ASSESSMENT - INTERNAL Common Tests – Term 1, Wk 6 & 7 Class Tests – ongoing Oral Exams – Term2, Wk 1-4 Mock Exams (pre-pre...
ASSESSMENT - NATIONAL Oral Exams in Term 3 GCE N Level – Wk 2 (EL) Wk 5 (MTL) GCE O Level – Wk 2 (MTL) Wk 8 (EL) O Level S...
PATHS AFTER 20131) Direct Polytechnic Admission for  4Exp and 5NA pupils2) Direct JC Admission for 4Exp and  5NA pupils3) ...
PATHS AFTER 2013 - PFP- After the GCE ‘N’-Level examinations, N(A) studentswho obtained an ELMAB3 (English, Math, 3 BestSu...
Admission Requirements to JCsAggregate of 20 points or below for L1R5:L1   English / Higher Mother TongueR2   Mathematics ...
Requirements for Admission to           Polytechnics (L1R2B2)L1                                  English Language/ Higher ...
Any Questions ?Please feel free to clarify your            doubts.         Thank you !
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  1. 1. End of Year 2012Principal’s AddressSecondary Three
  2. 2. Update on EducationalLandscape & MOE Direction MOE Work Plan 2012
  3. 3. MOE has focused on 3 key areas over the past year: 3
  4. 4. 4
  5. 5. EVERY STUDENT,AN ENGAGED LEARNER 5
  6. 6. Every Student, an Engaged Learner Igniting the Joy of Learning
  7. 7. Every Student, an Engaged Learner Providing the right learning support 7
  8. 8. Every Student, an Engaged Learner and IPsOngoing Initiatives – Polytechnics, SSNTsCatering to Diverse Learning Needs 8
  9. 9. Continue Strengthening our Institutes of Higher Learning 9
  10. 10. Every Student,for All – New Uni PathwaysOpportunities an Engaged LearnerCatering to Diverse Learning NeedsCPR in % (Full-Time of the cohort will Programmes) Up to receive a 50% government-40 subsidised degree education 30 25  SIT will become Singapore’s 5th autonomous university, pioneering a distinct, applied degree pathway  Full-time degree places in UniSIM  Part-time places (CET) expected to 5 grow to 10% of CPR Yea 1980 2010 2015 2020 r 10
  11. 11. Every Student, an Engaged Learner Holistic Education Centred on ValuesCharacter and Citizenship Education 11
  12. 12. EVERY SCHOOL,A GOOD SCHOOL 12
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  15. 15. Every School, a Good SchoolRemoving School BandingMoving Away from a Single ‘Yardstick’ 15
  16. 16. School Information Service Web Banner section featuring schools and quick link to school’s website Search functions thatFind school via quick allow quicksearch based on andDistance, CCA, comparativeSpecial programme search for schools Interactive tools andInformation on School media suchUpdates/Listing of as OneMapSchool Clusters/ Query Tool &Programmes / Other MOE YoutubeLinks 16
  17. 17. Every School, a Good School to Renaming Masterplan of Awards (MoA) MOE Recognition SystemA New Way of Recognising Schools Greater flexibility to innovate and meet students’ needs NEW Emphasise the core business of schools 17
  18. 18. A New Way of Recognising Schools MoA k tices Ban hool PracGood Sc
  19. 19. New way ofrecognising schools MoA Reduced number of awards School Distinction Award (a) Removal of SEA (b) Removal of SAAs (c) Removal of tiered Value Add Best Practice Awards Special Awards awards Student All-Round LKY (NE) Award Development LHL Award for Teaching & Learning Innovation in the Staff Well-Being Normal Course Introduce Best Practice in (a) Character and Citizenship Education (b) Partnership
  20. 20. Every School, a Good SchoolChanges to the School Excellence Model (SEM)
  21. 21. Every School, a Good SchoolAllowing Schools to Further Customise Learning Better Resourcing of Schools  Better resourcing of schools to cater to different student needs and interests:  Resourcing for every school to develop Niche Area • Encourages schools to be good in their own way to engender school pride  Needs-based resourcing of schools • To pilot intervention strategies to better support students weak in literacy and numeracy • Studying more resources for lower enrolment schools 21
  22. 22. EVERY TEACHER,A CARING EDUCATOR 22
  23. 23. Every Teacher, a Caring EducatorSupport and Care for Teachers • Ethos of the Teaching Profession •Codified set of values, beliefs, practices, to foster professional identity •Code of Conduct currently being developed • Teacher Growth Model •Comprehensive model for all Professional Development programmes •Learning areas and programmes aligned to desired outcomes for teachers at each stage of their development Beginning Teacher Principal Master Teacher 23
  24. 24. Every Teacher, a Caring EducatorSupport and Care for Teachers • TEACH Framework introduced in 2011 • Support Teachers’ Professional Upgrading • New scholarships for degree and postgraduate studies introduced in 2011/12 – Undergraduate Study Award and Postgraduate Award (PGA) • Incentive Award for Part-Time Masters • More Flexible Work Options • Part-Time Teaching Scheme and No-Pay Leave options were expanded in 2011 • 10-15% more teachers making use of these options 24
  25. 25. Every Teacher, a Caring EducatorSupport and Care for Teachers • TEACH Framework introduced in 2011 • Better Help Manage Workload • Teacher Work Management Framework introduced to articulate management principles to better guide work allocation across schools •Enhance teachers’ career opportunities • More key personnel positions in schools to provide teachers with opportunities to take on middle management responsibilities • More HQ positions to provide more career rotation opportunities for teachers 25
  26. 26. Every Teacher, a Caring EducatorSupport and Care for Teachers •Better Support for Teachers • Revised induction programme for new teachers •Three-day Orientation Programme •Dialogue with senior management • Scaling up of Skilful Teaching, Enhanced Mentoring (STEM) programme • New teachers (BTs) are paired with instructional mentors (IMs) and attend training programme planned and organised by AST, and conducted by US consultants • BTs learn Teaching skills while IMs learn Mentoring skills 26
  27. 27. EVERY PARENT,A SUPPORTIVE PARTNER 27
  28. 28. Every Parent, a Supportive PartnerStrengthening Partnerships  Earlier this year, we introduced:  Parent Support Group Fund • Resource for schools to enhance partnership efforts • Try out new ideas  Parents in Education (PiE) Fund • 15 Primary schools 28
  29. 29. Every Parent, a Supportive PartnerStrengthening Partnerships  MOE will build an ever closer partnership with our stakeholders – parents and other partners NEW ! - Resources for schools to help them build capabilities in engaging partners -Parents in Education (PiE) Website (e.g. Guide and good stories on (e.g. educational news, information on school-wide approaches to engaging curriculum, articles on parenting) parents, effective PSGs) -Enhanced School Information Service 29
  30. 30. Every Parent, a Supportive PartnerStrengthening Partnerships 30
  31. 31. Working Together to Deliver the Best forour Children 32
  32. 32. Our Singapore Conversation •MOE’s Engagement Exercise 33
  33. 33. Key MessagesEvery Student, an Engaged Learner Every School, a Good School Every Teacher, a Caring EducatorEvery Parent, a Supportive Partner
  34. 34. CURRICULUM REVIEW 20131. ICT-based Teaching, Learning and Assessment for Mother Tongue Languages2. English Language Curriculum & Pedagogy Review3. Food & Nutrition Assessment Review
  35. 35. ICT-BASED TEACHING,LEARNING AND ASSESSMENTFOR MOTHER TONGUELANGUAGES
  36. 36. OUTLINEHarness ICT in Teaching and LearningICT in MTL ClassroomsI-MTL PortalICT-based ExaminationsComputer-based WritingVideo as Oral Test StimulusField Test FindingsSupport for Schools 37
  37. 37. HARNESS ICT IN TEACHING &LEARNING ICT transformed the way we learn, live and work Over the years, ICT had enhanced teaching and learning in schools 38
  38. 38. ICT in MTL ClassroomsICT is integral to MTL teaching and learning  Help students develop communication skills  Enhance language task authenticitySuppor t schools through  Teacher training  ICT-based resources  i-MTL Portal [new] 39
  39. 39. i-MTL Portal Record and upload oral presentation audio/video clips View text or video stimulu s Submit Feedback in type-writtentext or audio response (in form by MTL)teacher/peer 40 s
  40. 40. I-MTL PORTAL2011: Phase 1 Prototype • 41 schools (18 Pri, 21 Sec and 2 JCs)2012: Phase 2 Prototype • all S1 -3 MTL students in 6 schools • S1-S4 and JC MTL B students2013: Implement in all schools, starting with • P4, S1 & JC1 MTL • S1-JC1 MTLB students 41
  41. 41. ICT-BASED EXAMINATIONS Greater alignment of assessment with teaching Create authentic language tasks that assess proficiency to use MTL more meaningfully ICT will be introduced in par ts of MTL exam star ting with A-Level MTLfrom 2013O-Level MTL B MTL B B Computer-based Writing 2013 (Paper 1) Computer-based Writing (Paper 1) & 2014 Video as test stimulus in Video as test stimulus in oral exam oral exam 42
  42. 42. COMPUTER-BASEDWRITING Video as OralMTL B Paper 1 Test Stimulus (Writing) • Oral Exam Use computers  Short video clips to write as stimuli (A & O  email response or level MTL B) blog entry (A-Level MTL B)  email response or picture composition (O-level MTL B) 43
  43. 43. FIELD TESTS Field tests showed ICT-based formats were accessible to students Comparable writing performance between computer-based & paper-based writing • Important to provide students with adequate ICT-based practice in normal MTL lessons 44
  44. 44. English LanguageCurriculum &Pedagogy Review
  45. 45. Key Strategic Thrusts for English Language 2006 English Language Key influences on the Curriculum & Pedagogy development of the Syllabus: Review Committee (ELCPRC) Recommendations: • Globalisation of language inA Curriculum for the an increasingly complexSingapore Context worlda systematic approach to teaching language skills • Changing profile of our grammar andwith an emphasis on learnersspoken English within a context ofrich texts and appreciation of • Pervasiveness and impact oflanguage beyond the classroom digital technology EL SYLLABUS 2010 Building a Strong Foundation & Providing Rich Language for All
  46. 46. Support for EL Teachers Instructional EL Portals Face-to-Face Resources •we-Learn Support•Pupil’s Textbooks •EN[a]BLER •EL Teaching•Teacher’s Seminar BalancingResource Packages •EL Oracy •Workshops•Literacy Resource Portal (Pri & •Project En-ELT Teaching &Centre Sec) •Sharing Sessions Assessment•Web Resources •Cluster and School Visits Guides to Guide to Developing Building the Syllabus Assessment Pupils in All Resources for the 6 Areas of Teaching & EL Syllabus 2010 Language Assessment (Exp/ NA and NT) Learning edumall2.0CPDD’s Support for EL Teachers Needs of EL Teachers EL & Lit Information Repository
  47. 47. Support for EL Teachers • Tools for Assessment We- Learn• Resource bank EN[a]BL• Training kit ER EL EL SYLLABUS Cube 2010 EL OracyThe EL ICT Eco-system Portal • Oral Proficiency
  48. 48. EL ICT Application: we-Learn • Main Target Audience: we- Pupils in the NT course we- ListenSpea • For teachers to create e-assignments and k e-assessments for teaching and assessing we- we- specific language skills Learn Read • Colourful and attractive • Easy to use we- we- Registe • Teacher-created Quiz r resources
  49. 49. EL ICT Application: EN[a]BLER Speaking & Writing & Vocabulary Representing Representing EN[a]BLE R Listening & Reading & Grammar Viewing Viewing• EN[a]BLER = Express Normal (Academic) Blended Language-use Evaluation Resource• Linked to EL Cube and schools’ Learning Management Systems• Provides opportunities to craft assessment tasks in various areas of language learning (provision for AfL)• Includes e-assignments from The British Council and The Straits Times
  50. 50. EL ICT Application: EL Oracy Portal SPEECH EVALUATI ON Integrati ENGINE INTERACTI on with VE EN[a]BLE STORYBO R EL OK ORACY V.A.S.T. PORTAL * Game (Multiplayer Mode Online Role- playing Lesson Game) Mode * Voice- Activated Spy Tech
  51. 51. EL ICT Applications Pedagogical Advantages• Enable pupils to learn EL authentically via visual and auditory modes• Allow pupils to learn at a suitable pace , taking into account different learning needs and abilities• Promote self-directed learning• Allow pupils to benefit from immediate feedback from their teacher or peers
  52. 52. Rollout of EL & MTL ICT Applications Beginning March 2013• Rollout of iMTL Portal in 2013 was announced at last DOS’ Meeting (August).• EL Portals (we-Learn and EN[a]BLER) will also rollout in 2013.
  53. 53. Rollout of EL and MTL ICT Applications Implementation: 2013 – 2015 YearPortal 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015EL Oracy Trial Trial P1–S4/5 P1– 4/5P1 – S4/5we-Learn Trial Optional OptionalS1 – S4 S1–S3 S1–S4/5 S1–S4/5 (S1) (S1–S2) (S1–S3)(NT) S1–S2 S1–S3EN[a]BLER Trial Optional (E & NA) (E & NA)S1 – S4 S1–S4/5 (S1) (S1–S2) S3 S4/5(E & NA) (NA) (NA) P4, S1 (All) P4–P5 Trial Trial S2–S4/5 S1–S3 (All)iMTL S4/5 (MTL’B’) (P4, S1 (P4, (MTL‘B’) P4–JCP4 – JC JC (H1 MTL JC (H1 MTL, and JC) S1–JC) & MTL’B’) MTL’B’ & H2 MTLL)
  54. 54. Rollout of EL and MTL ICT ApplicationsFunding Approach: Co-payment by Parents• ICT applications deliver curriculum content as part of textbooks and other T&L materials.• Cost of textbooks and workbooks is traditionally borne by parents.• Co-payment by parents will be affordable, at 50% of the subscription cost of each ICT application, capped at $2 per application.
  55. 55. Rollout of EL and MTL ICT ApplicationsSubscription Costs & Co-payment (Ballpark) ICT Subscription Co-payment Balance to beApplicatio Cost by Parents Paid for by n (per student per Schools year) (per student per year)we-Learn* $8 $2.00 $6EN[a]BLER $8 $2.00 $6 * iMTL $15 $2.00 $13 EL Oracy $3 $1.50 $1.50 (from 2014)* Students subscribe to only one of these ICT applications – • NT: we-Learn • Exp and NA: EN[a]BLER
  56. 56. New Examination Format (starting in 2013)Affect Current sec 1E~3E 1128 English Language ‘O’ Level (2013)PAPER 1 : Writing - 70 marks / 35%Section A – Editing (10m) Identify & edit grammatical errors in a short textSection B – Situation Writing (30m) Write 250-350 words on a given situation which will involve viewinga visual textSection C – Continuous Writing (30m) Write 350-500 words on 1 out of 4 topics setPAPER 2: Comprehension - 50 marks / 35%Section A - Respond to Qs based on Text 1, a visual text (5m)Section B – Respond to Qs based on Text 2, a narrative or a recount (20m)Section C – Respond to Qs based on Text 3, a non-narrative & write 80-wordsummary (25m)
  57. 57. New Examination Format (starting in 2013)Affect Current sec 1E~3E 1128 English Language ‘O’ Level (2013)PAPER 3: Listening – 30 marks / 10%SECTION A – Respond to a variety of listening tasks based on a number of audio recordings which pupils will hear TWICE(24m)SECTION B – Listen to an audio recording ONCE & do a simple note-takingexercise (6m)PAPER 4: Oral Communication – 30 marks / 20%Part 1: Reading Aloud – Read aloud a short text (10m)Part 2: Spoken Interaction – Discuss on a topic based on a visual stimulus
  58. 58. New Examination Format (starting in 2013)Affect Current sec 1A~3A 1190 English Language ‘NA’ Level (2013)PAPER 1 : Writing - 70 marks / 35%Section A – Editing (10m) Identify & edit grammatical errors in a short textSection B – Situation Writing (30m) Write 250-350 words on a given situation which will involve viewinga visual textSection C – Continuous Writing (30m) Write 350-500 words on 1 out of 4 topics setPAPER 2: Comprehension - 50 marks / 35%Section A - Respond to Qs based on Text 1, a visual text (5m)Section B – Respond to Qs based on Text 2, a narrative or a recount (20m)Section C – Respond to Qs based on Text 3, a non-narrative & write 80-wordsummary (25m)
  59. 59. New Examination Format (starting in 2013)Affect Current sec 1A~3A 1190 English Language ‘NA’ Level (2013)PAPER 3: Listening – 30 marks / 10%SECTION A – Respond to a variety of listening tasks based on a number of audio recordings which pupils will hear TWICE(24m)SECTION B – Listen to an audio recording ONCE & do a simple note-takingexercise (6m)PAPER 4: Oral Communication – 30 marks / 20%Part 1: Reading Aloud – Read aloud a short text (10m)Part 2: Spoken Interaction – Discuss on a topic based on a visual stimulus
  60. 60. New Examination Format (starting in 2013)Affect Current sec 1NT~3NT 1195 English Language NT Level (2013)PAPER 1 : Writing - 60 marks / 30% - 1h 15 minSection A – Functional Tasks (30m)Part 1: Form Filling (10m)Part 2: Functional Writing (20m) – Based on a common context &80-word taskSection B – Guided Writing (30m) –Visual Stimulus as aid for task
  61. 61. New Examination Format (starting in 2013)Affect Current sec 1NT~3NT 1195 English Language NT Level (2013)PAPER 2: Language Use & Comprehension - 80 marks / 40% - 1h20minSection A – Language Use (40m)Part 1: Editing (10m)Part 2: Language in Spoken Context (10m) – Complete atranscript of a spoken text with optionsPart 3: Modified Cloze 1 (10m) – testing vocabulary with optionsPart4: Modified Cloze 2 (10m) – testing knowledge of grammarSection B – Reading Comprehension (40m)Part 5: Comprehension 1 (10m) – one text instead of 4 textsPart 6: Comprehension 2 (30m) – visuals provided
  62. 62. New Examination Format (starting in 2013)Affect Current sec 1NT~3NT 1195 English Language NT Level (2013)PAPER 3: Listening – 20 marks / 10% - 45min – not only MCQs,reduced weightingPAPER 4: Oral Communication – 40 marks / 25% -20minPart 1: Reading Aloud – Read aloud a short text (15m)Part 2: Spoken Interaction – Discuss on a topic based on a visualstimulus (25m)
  63. 63. Food & NutritionAssessment Review
  64. 64. ASSESSMENT REVIEW – FOOD & NUTRITIONCHANGES IN GCE ‘N’ LEVEL F&N COURSEWORK 2013Before:Paper 1 (Written Paper) – 40%(total mark of paper is 40 for a 1h30min duration)Paper 2 (Coursework) – 60%Now:Paper 1 (Written Paper) – 40%(total mark for paper is now 80 for 1h30min duration)Paper 2 (Coursework) – 60% (unchange)
  65. 65. ASSESSMENT REVIEW – FOOD & NUTRITION CHANGES IN GCE ‘O’ LEVEL F&N COURSEWORKF&N coursework carries 60% of the entire 2013GCE ‘O’ Level paper.Before: There are 2 parts to the paper (Part A & B). Part A (42%) – Focus on the analysis of task, developing, planning, interpreting evidence & evaluating outcomes. Part B (18%) – Emphasis in food based experiment.Now: Food based experiment (Part B) is now incorporated into the main coursework (Part A).
  66. 66. Milestone programmes for 2013
  67. 67. MILESTONE PROGRAMMES FOR 2013STRUCTURES TO SUPPORT LEARNING -1) Intensive Revision Programme –before National Exams/Deadlines a) MT Intensive Lessons – Terms 1 and 2, Wk 10 b) Coursework Intensive programme – June Holidays c) Af ternoon Revision Programmes - star ting in Term 1, various subjects.
  68. 68. STRUCTURES TO SUPPORT LEARNING2) Extended Study : Continuation of lessons / completion of syllabus – June Holidays, Wk 13) Block Study : Term 4, af ter Prelim Exams4) Night Study Sessions: Terms 3 and 4
  69. 69. STRUCTURES TO SUPPORT LEARNINGMotivational Workshop : CCE week 1 (Term 1, Week 10) CCE week 2 (Term 2, Week 10) Booster workshops in Term 3Elective Module: 4NT – Term 2 Week 10 4NA – Term 4 (last week of school)
  70. 70. ASSESSMENT - INTERNAL Common Tests – Term 1, Wk 6 & 7 Class Tests – ongoing Oral Exams – Term2, Wk 1-4 Mock Exams (pre-prelim) – Term 3, Wk 6 (O level) - Term 3, Wk 3 (N Level) Preliminar y Exams - Term3 i. Wk 6 (N level) ii.Wk 9 (O level) Mock Exams (post prelim) - Term 4, Wk 4 (tentative)
  71. 71. ASSESSMENT - NATIONAL Oral Exams in Term 3 GCE N Level – Wk 2 (EL) Wk 5 (MTL) GCE O Level – Wk 2 (MTL) Wk 8 (EL) O Level Science Practical – Term 4, Wk 6 Written Exams GCE N Level – Term 3, Sept Hols & Term 4,Wk 4 GCE O Level – Term 4, Wk 7
  72. 72. PATHS AFTER 20131) Direct Polytechnic Admission for 4Exp and 5NA pupils2) Direct JC Admission for 4Exp and 5NA pupils3) Polytechnic Foundation Programme for 4NA (PFP)
  73. 73. PATHS AFTER 2013 - PFP- After the GCE ‘N’-Level examinations, N(A) studentswho obtained an ELMAB3 (English, Math, 3 BestSubjects) raw aggregate score of 11 points or better, inaddition to meeting specific subject-based minimumrequirements, will be eligibleto apply to courses offered under the PolytechnicFoundation Programme (PFP).Upon successful completion of the Polytechnic FP,students will progress into their pre-selected Diplomacourses.
  74. 74. Admission Requirements to JCsAggregate of 20 points or below for L1R5:L1 English / Higher Mother TongueR2 Mathematics / ScienceR3 Humanities/ Mathematics / ScienceR4 Humanities / Maths / ScienceR5 Any other O Level subject (Art, D&T, F&N, Music etc)R6 Any other O Level subject** A1-A2 in CCA – 2 bonus points (if meet L1R5) B3- C6 in CCA – 1 bonus point
  75. 75. Requirements for Admission to Polytechnics (L1R2B2)L1 English Language/ Higher MT1st Group of Relevant Subjects (R1) Maths or A Maths2nd Group of Relevant Subjects (R2) Architectural Technology(at least C6 for relevant subjects) Science subjects, Art, D & T Business-Related Courses Humanities subjects, POA Science-Based Courses Science subjects, F & N Technology Courses Science subjects, D & TBest 2 Subjects (B2) Best 2 other subjects** CCA can be considered as R3 or R4 subjects
  76. 76. Any Questions ?Please feel free to clarify your doubts. Thank you !

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