MYP Exams at GJIS for Semester 1

GJIS MYP Exams While it is true that there are no external exams set by the IB for the Middle Years Programme (MYP)1 many schools choose to hold exams in some or all Years of the MYP as good practice and an authentic learning and assessment experience for their students. At GJIS we have an exam period for all secondary year levels towards the end of each Semester.

However, we deliberately do not hold the exams at the end of the Semester because;

a) We want to emphasise that the exams are ‘just one more form of assessment’ and therefore they are not weighted any differently to any other assessment.

b) Teachers can give immediate feedback to students on their performance in the exams, which is more productive than waiting until after the holidays.

c) This allows time for teachers to teach a meaningful unit of study after the exam period instead of having ‘dead time’ for a few days or a week when other schools would resort to videos et al to keep the students entertained.

However, we wish our students to take the exams seriously and as such we carefully mirror the style of exam conditions that they will face later in their school careers with the IB Diploma and University degrees. Some of these conditions include, but are not limited to strict control on no communication with other students within the exam room at all, no mobile phones or other devices allowed with the students, no additional time for late arrivals, producing a medical certificate for any absence or facing a score of 0. The full details are available in our school’s “EXAM  RULES  AND  CONDITIONS” policy, which is on our portal website.

1. MYP : From Principles into Practise 2008

Attached is our Secondary Exam Schedule for Semester 1 2012

SECONDARY SCHOOL  EXAM SCHEDULE SEMESTER ONE  –  2012/2013
Class Year 7 & 8 Year 9 & 10 Year 11
MONDAY,             12 NOVEMBER 2012 7.40-9.15 7.40-9.15 7.40-9.45
Mathematics English English LL / English B
9.15-10.00 break 9.45-10.25 break
10.00-11.35 10.00-11.35 10.25-12.00
Humanities Bahasa Indo/Korean Economics
TUESDAY,            13 NOVEMBER 2012 7.40-9.15 7.40-9.15 7.40-9.45
English Science Indonesian LL / Indonesian B
9.15-10.00 break 9.45-10.25 break
10.00-11.35 10.00-11.35 10.25-12.30
Science Humanities Biology / Environmental System
WEDNESDAY,     17 NOVEMBER 2012 7.40-9.15 7.40-9.15 7.40-9.45
Bahasa Indo/Korean Mathematics Physics
9.15-10.00 break 9.45-10.25 break
10.00-11.15 10.25-12.30
Math Benchmark test History / ITGS
TUESDAY,         20 NOVEMBER 2012 NORMAL LESSON (7.40-9.15 HL ) (7.40-8.40 SL)
Business Management
9.15-9.45 break
9.15-10.50
Chemistry
WEDNESDAY,              21 NOVEMBER 2012 NORMAL LESSON 7.40-9.45
Math HL/ Math SL/ Math Studies
9.45-10.25 break
10.25-12.30
French/Mandarin/Korean/Psychology
THURSDAY,              22 NOVEMBER 2012 NORMAL LESSON 7.40-9.45
Spanish (Ab Initio & B)
NORMAL LESSON
Note : Students go home straight after exam finish.
24/11/2012
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