The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has announced a subject breakdown for the Grade 6 final exams, which are set to take place at November/December 2022.
Grade 6 learners will be tested in five subjects:
Integrated Sciences, and
Creative and Social Sciences, .
This is according to KNEC Competency-Based Assessment Coordinator Ann Ngatia.
The Integrated and Creative Sciences will be a combination of numerous sub-subjects, with the five being included in the Kenya Primary Education Assessment at the end of primary school.
The above exam will be a multiple-choice exam that will cover all five papers.
IS will cover Home Science, Agriculture, and Physical Health, while CASS will cover Art and Craft, Music, Social Studies, and Religious Education (CRE,IRE,HRE)
As per to this coordinator, the annual school-based assessment in upper primary classes and the five-subject summative national test will determine the primary school results.
“We will get 60% of the score from SBA distributed across Grades 4, 5, and 6, and 40% from the summative report, so we don’t have to rely on a one-time assessment to judge the learner’s ability,” Ngatia explained.
Furthermore it was noted that school-based evaluation will be in the form of projects, practicals, portfolios, and oral exams, with classroom teachers driving the process.
In addition, as per to the revelations of Lawrence Karundi, Deputy Director of Secondary Education, Junior Secondary Schools would be housed in high schools.
He further added that because the transfer will take place in such a way that pupils join schools near where they are presently, boarding may not be required
All the grade Six pupils will be placed in Junior Secondary Schools based on their performance, subject choices, and ability to attend day schools, according to Ruth Mugambi, Deputy Director of the State Department for Curriculum Reforms.