Grading System

Class 1 – Class 2 – Class 3                           

At The Grammar School we aim to provide an environment that enhances learning and develops inquiring and reflective young people. The School’s Assessment policy is reviewed regularly to ensure that we deliver this educational experience.

 

The Academic year is divided into three terms.

Term 1:  September –  November

Term 2:  December –   February

Term 3:  March –  May

 

Students receive grades for each term. These, together with the Final Examination Grade, where applicable, divided by 4 constitute the student’s Subject Year Average. Otherwise the Subject Year Average is the average of the three terms.

 

Subject grades are reported as percentages.

 

English – Mathematics – Greek

  • Students sit tests (one or two per subject) during normal lesson time which count for 40% of the term grade.
  • The remaining 60% is subject dependent and is carried out through marking homework open book classwork assignments, project assignments, classroom observation, practical work, mental /oral work and quizzes.
  • Quizzes will be based on material covered in the previous lesson and not last for more than ten minutes. Quizzes will not be given after revision lessons that cover multiple teaching objectives.
  • Final examinations for these subjects occur in June.

 

French – German – Geography– Greek History – History – Computer Science – Science

  • Students sit tests (one or two per subject) during normal lesson time which count for 50% of the term grade.
  • The remaining 50% is subject dependent and is carried out through marking homework, open book classwork assignments, project assignments, classroom observation, practical work, mental /oral work and quizzes.
  • Quizzes will be based on material covered in the previous lesson and not last for more than ten minutes. Quizzes will not be given after revision lessons that cover multiple teaching objectives.
  • There will be no final examination in these subjects.

 

Classes 4 to 7

 

Students will normally receive one or two tests per term in each subject (subject, class and periods per week dependent) which will go towards their term grades. The term grades will also include homework, assignments, projects and oral participation in class.  Final examinations for ALL subjects take place in June.

 

There are no end of term tests in any subject.  Note however that the final examination grades will carry 40% of the entire year’s final average.  Therefore, students are encouraged to do well on their final examinations to successfully complete the year.

 

All Classes

 

A student is normally promoted to the next class when he/she has passed all subjects.

A pass means that the student’s Subject Year Average is at least 50% but also that he/she has obtained at least a 35% final examination grade in subjects which have final examinations. If a student fails to obtain at least a 35% in the final examination they must have a resit in August.

 

Any student failing two or fewer subjects is to be re-examined in August/September in those subjects.  On the re-examinations a student must score at least 50% to be promoted to the next class.  Students failing even one subject upon re-examination, will automatically fail the year regardless if they are to continue with that subject the following year or not, unless the Academic Committee decides to give the student one more chance before the end of the first term.

 

Any student failing 3 subjects or more at the end of the year (below 50%) automatically fails the year.

 

A final examination grade of 30% or less gives the school the right to re-examine the student in that subject even if the grade average for the subject concerned is above 50%.  The student will then have to achieve a score of 50% or over on a re-examination in order to pass the subject.

 

If a student in classes 1 to 3 fails a subject with an end of term test the re-examination in August will include the material covered for the whole year.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You must be logged in Log in »

Contact Info
  • Katinas Paxinou Panthea Hill P.O.Box 51340, 3504
  • +357 25 727933
  • info@grammarschool.com.cy