Rationale

  • The City School believes assessment is inseparable from the teaching process; its prime purpose being to improve students’ performance.
  • Assessment at The City School involves a mixture of techniques, which are used to evaluate students’ written and oral work and are applied to suit the purpose and the activity.
  • Assessment in Pakistan schools has traditionally been through formal testing and examination of factual knowledge; but teachers, parents and students alike are learning to embrace modern and less formal assessment techniques too. Assessment of effective learning can, for example, include ongoing observation of student-centred activities.
  • When teachers have the freedom not to be teaching only for the next test or examination, it also allows students the freedom to learn and express themselves in ways that truly enhances their academic education and personal development.
  • The City School administers an internal and unified Mid-year and End-of-year Examination system which is robust, fair and professional.

 

Assessment in Early Years (Playgroup to Class 2)

  • Assessment in Playgroup to Class 2 is mostly informal and ongoing; there are no end of term examinations. However, to assess students’ attainment at the end of each term in Classes 1 and 2, an end of term assessment is conducted in English, Urdu, Mathematics, Science and General Knowledge. These assessments are internally set and conducted in schools, one subject a day. Normal classes resume after the assessment has been carried out each day.
  • Students’ attainment data is kept through observation of their learning and behaviour as they perform tasks and participate in different class activities and record them using the observation sheets. In addition teachers maintain students’ portfolios which incorporates students’ work across the curriculum, such as classroom worksheets, art & craft work, and photographs of students engaged in various indoor and outdoor class activities.
  • Teachers also design portfolio worksheets after completing a specific unit/ topic to assess and record students’ learning and to plan essential follow up to cater to students’ learning needs. On the basis of data gathered from these assessments, students’ learning is consolidated and shared with the parents through Termly Report Cards.

 

 Assessment in Classes 3-11

Assessment from Class 3 to Class 11 each term is by Coursework (marked/100) and Examinations (marked/100).

  • Coursework has three components: Class Tests (60%), Class Work (20%) and Project Work (20%).
  • Examinations (100%) are unified and there are two examinations in a year: Mid-Year Exams (MYE) from Class 4 onwards, and End of Year (EOY) Exams from Class 3 onwards.
  • Classes 10-11 sit for external Cambridge International O Level Examinations and for internal Mock Examinations.
  • Unified Examinations Schedule:

 

CLASS MYE EOY MOCK EXAMS CAIE EXAMS
3 NO EXAMINATION  Core subjects only (*English, Maths , Urdu & Science)
4 Core subjects only*  Core subjects only*
5  Core subjects only* All Subjects
6 All subjects All Subjects
7 All subjects All Subjects
8 All subjects All Subjects
9 All subjects All Subjects

 

 

10

 

All subjects

Islamiyat

Urdu

Pakistan Studies

Islamiyat

Urdu

Pakistan Studies

 

11

English

Mathematics D

Minimum 3 optional subjects

English

Mathematics D

Minimum 3 optional subjects

English

Mathematics D

Minimum 3 optional subjects