For the Grade 6 final exams, which are scheduled to take place in November/December 2022, the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has released a subject breakdown.
Students in the sixth grade will be tested in five subjects:
Integrative Sciences, as well as
The Creative and Social Sciences are two fields of study that are intertwined.
According to Ann Ngatia, the KNEC Competency-Based Assessment Coordinator, this is the case.
There will be various sub-subjects in Integrated and Creative Sciences, with the five most important being included in the Kenya Primary Education Assessment at the end of primary school.
There will be five papers covered in the above exam, which will be a multiple-choice exam.
HOME SCIENCE will cover subjects such as home economics, agriculture, and physical health; CASS will cover subjects such as art and craft, music, social studies, and religious education (CRE,IRE,HRE)
According to this coordinator, the outcomes of the annual school-based assessment in upper primary classes, as well as the five-subject summative national test, will decide the results of the primary school.
In order to avoid relying on a single-time evaluation to measure the learner’s abilities, Ngatia indicated that 60 percent of the score will be dispersed across Grades 4, 5, and 6, and 40 percent will come from the summative report.
Furthermore, it was said that school-based evaluation will take the shape of projects, practicals, portfolios, and oral exams, with classroom teachers serving as the driving force behind the system.
As previously stated by Lawrence Karundi, the Deputy Director for Secondary Education, junior secondary schools would be integrated into higher education institutions in the future.
He went on to say that because the transfer will take place in such a way that students will be able to attend schools close to where they are already enrolled, boarding may not be necessary.
According to Ruth Mugambi, Deputy Director of the State Department for Curriculum Reforms, all of the grade Six students will be placed in Junior Secondary Schools based on their performance, subject preferences, and ability to attend day schools.