LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR
10th December 2009
Dear Parents and Pupils,
At EBIS our assessment policy springs from our school mission. The foundation of the EBIS Revision Philosophy is to give students confidence in their ability to learning and teach them how to review knowledge, practice skills, and manage time. Additionally, our methodology is designed to help students feel confident in their attained knowledge, skills, and the revision process, therefore avoiding test anxiety. The EBIS Assessment/Examination Philosophy is to assess attained skills (e.g. Compare/contrast); the secondary objective is to assess retained knowledge (e.g. Differences/Similarities of Victorian England/Present England). In the primary stages, assessment is more accurate when taken within the usual class environment. Additionally, learning is more enjoyable and effective without the fear of examination. In the secondary school, students begin preparation with more independent revision and the more formal examiniation environment that is a part of advanced education. Students, however, are still coached on how to revise effectively and approach examinations with confidence. I hope that you support our efforts to make these coming weeks stress free and so students may continue uninterrupted in their enjoyment of learning.
Primary Term Revision & Assessment
Term material will be revised in class, students will receive topic guides with subtopics and which material can be used to revise, as well as any independent practice deemed necessary by the teacher.
All material will be revised prior to the assessment. Assessments will be conducted as other class exercises, unannounced, during the day with within students’ normal schedule.
Lower Secondary Term Revision Examinations
1. Students will receive study guides outlining topics, subtopics, and what materials can be used to revise
2. Students are encouraged to divide the material over several days
3. Students will be informed on which days they can bring in their questions regarding specific subtopics
1. Examinations will be conducted in the morning as per the set schedule.
2. The examination will take place in a formal atmosphere.
Definition: a feeling of happiness or pleasure because you have achieved something or got what you wanted Sentences: I am satisfied with all of God's blessings. Satisfaction leads to happiness. By Abdelrahman Amin
"Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger…for the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grief's we endure help us in our marching onward." Henry Ford -- Ahmed Ismail Year 8 Wales
England is still in the lead with 396 points. Scotland is maintaining its position in second place with 358 points. Wales is only a few points behind 355 points. Northern Ireland students remains in last place with 327 points.
Rania El-Sioufi, Director