The division of fundamental training has deserted grade 10 and 11 pupils’ exams and substituted them with “managed” exams.
Initially, the grade 10 and 11 pupils promotion depended largely on the end result of the outcomes achieved in closing exams. The general marks counted for 300 of the 400 marks in complete for every topic. The remaining 100 marks is supposed for exams, assignments, and initiatives, which is named school-based evaluation (SBA).
There’s been a discount within the weighting for the exams, which might be written as exams for this yr solely with 75% to 40% discount. Nonetheless, the weighting for the SBA has been elevated from 25% to 60%.
The necessities for revised promotion are detailed in a round dated September 12 which was signed by fundamental training director-general – Mathanzima Mweli. In line with the round:
“The extra lack of educating time as a result of rotational attendance, Covid-19 infections and the extra four-week closure has resulted in a variable completion of the annual educating plans.”
An hour length is designated for grade 10 papers whereas two hours designated for grade 11 papers.
In line with the round, “managed exams needs to be set solely on content material taught.”
“The managed Take a look at should cowl a considerable portion of the curriculum taught, ideally work lined in all phrases, wherever potential.”
The round additionally acknowledged that the Take a look at have to be achieved beneath contained situations.
“Elementary topics like languages, maths and maths literacy will supply the required variety of papers with a lowered length. All elective topics to cut back the variety of papers to at least one Take a look at per topic.”