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Arabic School See Improvement in PSR Exams
December 9th, 2016 | 06:25 AM | 2844 views
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
There has been an increase in the number of students in Arabic schools who scored 5As in the recent Primary School Assessment (PSR) examination, the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) said yesterday.
Out of 832 candidates, of whom 466 are female students, 182 or 21,88 per cent have obtained 5As, up by 3,08 per cent compared to the year before, In 2015, 128 students (18,80 per cent) obtained 5As, while in 2014, 96 students (17.39 per cent) achieved 5As,
All Arabic schools have recorded improvements in their results.
Bandar Seri Begawan Arabic Preparatory School with 375 candidates achieved 100 per cent passes whereby 100 students (26,67 per cent) obtained 5As, while 364 students (96,80 per cent) scored grades of A-C.
Out of 284 candidates at Sg Akar Arabic School, 49 students (17,25 per cent) obtained 5As, while 97.18 per cent candidates scored grades of A-C.
Out of 97 candidates at Mahad Islam Brunei, 19 students (19.59 per cent) obtained 5As and 92 students (94.86 per cent) scored grades of A-C.
Belait Arabic School scored 97.73 per cent passes (31 out of 32 students) with 11 students scoring 5As.
Temburong Arabic Preparatory School obtained 100 per cent passes where out of 32 candidates, three students (9.38 per cent) obtained 5As.
The improvement in PSR results is due various initiatives from all parties, namely students' determination as well as guidance from teachers and parents and school authorities, the MoRA
In order to raise the achievement of the students, the Department of Islamic Studies has been continuously monitoring the performance of students who will sit for the PSR through Checkpoint Assessment (CPA), particularly in English Language, Mathematics and Science.
Regular visits to. Arabic schools were held, mainly prior to the PSR exam with the focus on teaching and learning of Mathematics, especially among students who earn grades of D and E in the CPA.
Other initiatives included the establishment of Subject-Based Committee (SBC) at Arabic school, which is led by principal or headmaster; introduction of the School Progress Plan (SPP) and networking on best practices in teaching and learning through visits to high-performing schools such as Jerudong International School ( JIS), Tanjung Maya Secondary School and Penapar Primary School.
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