To encourage students to sit for one international English language test or examination every year, we implement the One Cert One Year Programme. Students take TOEFL Junior, TOEIC and IELTS at different learning stages. Our school also serves as one of the test centres for TOEFL Junior and TOEIC. Training courses are organized after school to get students familiarize with the test formats and skills.
Background and Rationale
The programme is based on Assessment for learning (AFL) which is an approach to teaching and learning that creates feedback which is then used to improve students’ performance. Students become more involved in the learning process and from this gain confidence in what they are expected to learn and to what standard. Teachers plan tasks which help learners to do this.
This approach involves students becoming more active in their learning and starting to ‘think like a teacher’. They think more actively about where they are now, where they are going and how to get there.
With the feedback from the test results, our teachers can design lessons which can be more suitable to learners’ levels. Through the diagnostic result analysis, students have a more thorough understanding of their learning. It is mutually beneficial to learning and teaching.
S1-3: TOEFL Junior (Apr - May)
S5-6: TOEIC (Oct – Dec)
S4-6: IELTS (Jun – Jul)