Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Exams



At the moment it’s exam time at St. Peter’s and in all the other schools in Lesotho.

The school year is divided up into four quarters, and the students sit exams at the end of each quarter. Because the school year starts in January, these are the first exams of the year. In November, each student has to pass their final exams to go up to the next school year (if they fail, they have to repeat the year). To pass they need a mark of 40%, which is 4 out of 10.

The Class 7 children are the oldest in the school and will try to get the Junior School’s leaving certificate at the end of this year. They can get a first, second or third class pass, or a fail. If they fail, they can’t go to secondary school, so all the students try extra hard in this year.

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