News from examinations office 12

NEWS FROM EXAMINATIONS OFFICE

“Dreams come true and real for those wake up early to pursue theirs with vigour and determination’’.

The Examinations Office has the following information for our esteemed parents/guardians.

RESULT OF NECO BECE 2017 HAS BEEN RELEASED.

The result of the above mentioned examination which our JS3 students wrote has been released. Parents/guardians can approach the Examinations Officer for collection of their wards’ statement of results with evidence of complete clearance from the Admissions Officer.

NECO SSCE & TERMINAL EXAMINATIONS ARE IN PROGRESS

NECO Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) and the end of session examinations are going on simultaneously in the school. Friday 21st July, 2017 is the last day for NECO SSCE, while all other examinations will end on 17th July, 2017 to pave way for adequate preparation for the forthcoming pupils’/students’ graduation ceremonies.

12 MORE DAYS LEFT FOR OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2017 SERIES CAMBRIDGE CHECKPOINT & IGCSE – PLEASE RUSH.

The second and last series of the aforementioned examination for 2017 comes up between October and November, 2017. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to register their wards for these examinations. IGCSE is for students currently in Senior Secondary Two, who will be in SS3 by September, 2017. Cambridge Primary Checkpoint is for the current Primary Four and Five pupils moving to Primary Five and Six respectively by September, 2017.

Cambridge Secondary Checkpoint is for students currently in Junior Secondary Two, who would have been in Junior Secondary Three by September, 2017.

Detailed information about registration period and fees has been formally communicated to parents/ guardians through their wards. For the benefit of doubt, details of registration fees and duration of registration are as follows:

CAMBRIDGE IGCSE

SUBJECT

NUMBER OF COMPONENTS FEE FOR NORMAL ENTRY

28th JUN – 25th JUL. 2017

FEE FOR

LATE ENTRY

26th JUL – 23rd AUG 2017

STUDENT’S SIGNATURE

PARENT’S SIGNATURE

English as a Second Language

2

62,075.00

83,705.00

   

Mathematics

2

36,900.00

58,530.00

Biology

3

47,025.00

68,655.00

Chemistry

3

47,025.00

68,655.00

Physics

3

47,025.00

68,655.00

Geography

3 42,075.00

63,705.00

ICT

3 54,225.00

75,855.00

Economics

2

36,900.00

58,530.00

CAMBRIDGE OCTOBER 2017 SECONDARY CHECKPOINT FEES

QUALIFICATION GROUP SUBJECT NAME SYLLABUS NORMAL ENTRY   FEE

28th JUN-25th JUL   2017

LATE ENTRY FEE

26th JUL- 23rd AUG 2017

Secondary Checkpoint English Language 1111 21,500.00 43,130.00
Secondary Checkpoint Mathematics 1112 21,500.00 43,130.00
Secondary Checkpoint Science 1113 21,500.00 43,130.00

Total fees per candidate = #64,500.00 + Admin Charge #40,000.00   =   #104,500.00 (Normal entry)

Total fees per candidate = #129,390.00 + Admin Charge #40,000.00 = #169,390.00 (Late entry)                           

CAMBRIDGE PRIMARY CHECKPOINT

QUALIFICATION GROUP SUBJECT NAME SYLLABUS NORMAL ENTRY   FEE

28th JUN- 25th JUL   2017

LATE ENTRY FEE

26th JUL- 23rd  AUG 2017

Primary Check point English Language 0844 16,500.00 38,130.00
Primary Check point Mathematics 0845 16,500.00 38,130.00
Primary Check point Science 0846 16,500.00 38,130.00

Total fees per candidate = #49,500.00 + Admin Charge #30,000.00     = #79,500.00 (Normal entry)

Total fees per candidate = #114,390.00 + Admin Charge #30,000.000  = #114,420.00 (Late entry)

WHY IGCSE IS GOOD FOR OUR STUDENTS?

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a globally recognised qualification, taken at the Class 10 level, similar to the Class 10 examinations of the CBSE and ICSE or the middle years Programme of the IB.

IGCSE, formed in 1988, is a comprehensive two-year programme, spread over Class 9 and 10, and leads to the final examinations offered every year in May and November.

IGCSE assessment is conducted by two UK assessment bodies: Edexcel (also known as London Examinations) and Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

A student who has passed IGCSE is eligible for any +2 level qualification like Class 12 CBSE/ ICSE or any international pre-university programme, like the IB Diploma, Advanced Placement Diploma (US), and A/AS Level & AICE (UK).

The comparative importance of IGCSE especially in the 21st century education is in the fact  that IGCSE offers a wider range of subjects and encourages high academic standards through a practical approach to teaching and learning. Assessment is not limited to conventional written papers and they consist of a variety of tests e.g. oral and listening tests. IGCSE is a balanced curriculum and a flexible course of study.                                                   

The assessment is aimed at a wide ability range of students, with an eight-point grading scale, from A+ to G, with A+ being the highest.

WHY CAMBRIDGE CHECKPOINT IS IMPORTANT TO OUR STUDENTS/PUPILS?   

Cambridge Checkpoint is an innovative diagnostic testing service. A unique service and an invaluable tool for schools, it enables access to standardised tests that provide feedback on a student’s strengths and areas for development in key curriculum areas. Feedback of this kind is an invaluable source of information. Schools will be able to make strategic decisions, drawing upon a pool of information and specialist reporting tools built into Cambridge Checkpoint. Students at Cambridge schools will have a transferable indication of their academic progress. Cambridge Checkpoint tests are also ideal for use at the end of Cambridge Secondary 1.

There are a number of ways in which Cambridge Checkpoint might be used. Some of these are outlined below:

  • To test learners’ strengths and areas for development on entry to a school/course of study
  • To use as a guide for setting/streaming
  • To inform learners/teachers/parents about suitable exam entries for students, for example to provide evidence about which Cambridge IGCSE tier to prepare for
  • To act as a basis for action planning between student and teacher
  • To compare teaching groups/schools over years
  • To test students’ strengths and areas for development at the end of the Cambridge Secondary 1

COLLECTION OF STUDENTS’ TRANSCRIPTS

Parents/Guardians who intend to collect the transcripts of their wards should henceforth apply officially to the Principal at least a week before the time these documents are to be collected from the school, except in cases where they are urgently required by tertiary educational institutions where our students are seeking admission into. This arrangement will enable us to follow due process to get the transcripts in place before the arrival of parents for collection. As a prerequisite for collection of these documents, all fees owed must be paid except in cases where Parents/Guardians had written an undertaken with the School Management regarding the payment of any outstanding fees.

For further enquiries, please call the Examinations Officer on +23407035308309 or send an email to exams@olumawu.org

We heartily appreciate your continued co-operation and understanding.

 Mr.Egbai M. Omini

Senior Secondary Teacher,

Cambridge Administrator,

Examinations Officer & Guidance Counsellor