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The Education (Amendment) Regulations and Private Secondary
Schools (Amendment) Regulations were promulgated on 21 November 2015 to provide
for the organisation and conduct of the PSAC assessment in 2017, the mode of
admission to Grade 7 in 2018 and related transitional arrangements and have
come into operation on 1 January 2017 [Government Notices No. 227 and 228 of
Grades 1-6, the curriculum comprise of core and
non-core learning areas
learning areas: English, French, Math, Science,
History & Geography and Asian languages/ Arabic /Kreol Morisien
learning areas: Physical Education, Civic and Values
Education, IT Skills, Communication Skills and the Arts including Music, Dance,
Painting, and Drama etc. Other areas will be introduced as per felt needs.
away with some of the pressure resulting from the previous regime of high
stake assessment and examination underscores the necessity to have alternate
forms of assessment, one of which is the School- Based Assessment (SBA).
Assessment has the potential of not only
reducing examination pressure but also helping towards the development of the
whole-person. It thus allows for assessment in some desirable learning areas
that are not amenable to traditional forms of assessments.
Assessment will be an important component of
assessment throughout the system. It will act as a diagnostic and formative
tool for teachers to enable them to cater for differentiated learning needs of
Learner Development Profile (LDP), introduced for
every child as from pre-primary, will be carried forward to Grade 1 onwards so
as to keep track of her learning trajectory over the nine years of basic education.
All parents will have access to this LDP to enable them to follow their child’s