Internal Assessment / Reporting
A student’s academic progress is monitored in various ways: informally by the teacher’s observation, and more formally by assessment of class work, tests and examinations. We realise, however, that even the best designed tests and examinations are able to evaluate only limited areas of a student’s development, and we are, therefore, constantly looking for more effective ways to assess and report on the overall progress of students.
In all classes a progress report on each student is sent to parents at the end of each term. Parents are strongly advised to attend Parent-Teacher Meetings, where they can discuss all aspects of their child’s progress in more detail. When necessary, parents can meet teachers at other times too, but arrangements for such meetings are only made through the Principal or Head Teacher.
In classes up to and including Class VIII, all students follow the same curriculum. At the end of Class VIII, students continue either in the Cambridge or the Matriculation stream according to laid down criteria.
In normal circumstances a student is promoted to the next class at the end of a school year. This promotion depends on their overall performance throughout the year, and not solely on any final test or examination. If a student’s progress and performance is unsatisfactory (for example, if they have failed twice to obtain promotion at the end of a school year), the student will be suspended from the school. The decision of the Head of the school will be final in these matters.