Assessment and Evaluation

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School Curriculum

The Convent High School offers a range of subjects, from first to fifth form. Students are expected to achieve a passing grade in as many subjects as possible to be considered for promotion or graduation.

In the First Form, students are taught English Language, English Literature, Religion, Health and Family Life Education, General Science, Mathematics, Geography, History, Physical Education, Information and Communication Technology, Music, French and Spanish, Art & Craft and Singing.  All post-lunch classes are compulsory.

In the Second Form students are taught all the first form subjects with the exception of Art and Craft and Singing.

Third form students are taught a wide range of subjects including: English Language, English Literature, Religion, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Mathematics, Geography, French, Spanish and History. The third form students are asked to keep in mind that the third year of school is option year when they are required to select subjects for CSEC (Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate). English Language, Mathematics, History, Religion, a Foreign Language and a Biological Science are compulsory. Students are required to obtain creditable passes to qualify for their chosen subject options.

Fourth and Fifth Form are the CSEC preparation years. Students are expected to write the compulsory subjects, except Religion, at CXC CSEC level. All recommendations are made in the first term of fifth form, mainly based on grades from forth form.

Parents and Students should note that options are subject to grades, classroom space and staff availability.

Subjects Offered at CHS

indicates where offered.

SUBJECT

FORM

 

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 2  

 3  

 4  

 5 

Art & Craft

 

 

 

 

Biology

 

 

Chemistry

 

 

Electronic Document Preparation and Management (EDPM)

 

 

 

English

English Literature

French

Science

 

 

 

Geography

Health and Family Life Education (HFLE)

 

 

Caribbean History

Human & Social Biology

 

 

 

Information and Communication Technology

Mathematics

Music

Physical Education

Physics

 

 

Principles of Accounts

 

 

 

Principles of Business

 

 

 

Religion

Singing

 

 

 

 

Spanish

Text Books

Books are expensive, but if the student is to do her homework at all times she must have her own text books and stationery. Too many students spend money on unnecessary items when they could have used the money to buy text books. Students will not be given permission to disturb classes in order to borrow textbooks or other items.

Homework

Homework is given as reinforcement of what is taught in class. Students are given the opportunity through homework to:

Review what was done in class do additional work or exercises to reinforce work taught during a class, given by the teachers.

Homework may include written or oral exercises, practical assignments, reading for reinforcement or preparation for new topics or concepts, and studying for individual or class assessments.

Responsibilities of Students

  1. Students are expected to complete homework within the time specified by teachers. If for some reason, the homework was not done or completed, students concerned should notify the teacher before the lesson begins and present an excuse signed by parents/guardians.

  2. Students who are absent when homework is assigned are expected to complete all the homework requirements as if they were present. Students must ensure that they are aware of homework assigned in their absence.

  3. Homework shall be presented neatly and in the manner prescribed by subject teachers.

  4. If a student is absent from school on the day homework is due, she is expected to make other arrangements to ensure that the homework is submitted within the time specified by the teacher.

  5. Students must accept the academic implications of not doing homework and must recognize that homework may be marked according to the discretion of the teacher and with or without the student’s foreknowledge.

Students who fail to do or complete homework, without a valid excuse, will receive demerits or in some cases a detention. If there is no improvement, the matter will be brought to the attention of the Principal who will notify the parents/guardians of the students, and where the situation warrants it, arrange a meeting.

Absence at the time homework is assigned by the teacher is not an excuse for not doing homework.

Assessment Types

A student’s progress may be evaluated in a number of ways throughout the year. These include:

  • Oral tests,

  • written tests,

  • group presentations,

  • individual presentations,

  • take home assignments,

  • in class assignments.

  • online assignments
  • projects

Students should expect at least three (3) major assessments each term, in addition to examinations at the end of first term and third term. The first term examination is based on material learnt during the first term, and the third term examination tests all material learnt throughout the entire school year. Any one of these examinations may also assess topics covered in the lower forms.

Group work

It is the school's policy that group work be conducted under the subject teacher supervision. Group work will normally be done during regular class time. Students will never be permitted to meet in groups outside of the school compound.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that they are well prepared for these assessments even when they are absent when the assessment date is announced by the teacher. Parents are urged to checck online or call the school’s office to be informed of any assessments missed. Students who are absent when an assessment is given, without a written excuse signed by their parents, will be awarded a mark of 0%.

Reports to Parents

  • Progress reports may be held in the middle of the first and second terms. Parents/Guardians are strongly encouraged to meet with the teachers of their daughters/wards at these times.

  • The Report to Parents "Report Card" is a record of the students’ grades; no one should tamper with the grades or remarks written. The comment slip of the Report to Parents (Report cards) MUST be returned to the Class Teacher on the first day of the Second and Third Terms.

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