08 Feb '12, 2am

No more humanities subject exams for lower secondary students

No more humanities subject exams for lower secondary students

LOWER secondary students will soon have something to cheer about. If a proposal to scrap their semestral examinations for humanities subjects goes through, that is. The New Paper understands that many humanities teachers involved with the lower secondary syllabus were informed of this proposal during the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) humanities curriculum sharing sessions held on Jan 31 and Feb 2. When contacted, the MOE spokesman said: "Instead of a formal semestral examination, students' learning will be assessed through a variety of assessment types like continual assessments and student investigations of various historical and geographical case studies." More in The New Paper on Wednesday (Feb 8).

Full article: http://www.tnp.sg/content/geography-may-soon-be-history

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