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Queenstown Secondary School Mid-Year Exam 2010 Scheme of Assessment Sec 2 Normal Academic Subject Paper Duration Description

Candidates answer both Section 1 and Section 2. Section 1 Free Writing Four topics are set. Choose one topic and write 200 350 words on it. Section 2 Situational Writing Candidates write 150 220 words on the question. All questions are compulsory. Section A: Comprehension Vocabulary Summary Section B: Grammar Letter writing + composition comprehension Listening comprehension Section A: Functional Writing (OE) - letter writing - dialogue (Minimum of 80 words) Section B: Essay Writing (OE) - Descriptive - Expository - Narrative (Minimum of 180 words) Section A A1 Prefixes, suffixes, affixes A2 Proverbs A3 Writing sentences A4 Gap Passage Section B Comprehension (MCQ) Section C Comprehension (OE) Listening Comprehension Marks Weighting

Paper 1

1h 30 min

60

50%

English Language

45 50% 15 70 100 30 35% 50% 15%

Paper 2

1h 30 min

Mother Tongue (Chinese)

Paper 1 1 h 30 min Paper 2 1 h 30 min Paper 3 45 min Topics: Book 1A

20 35% 50

Paper 1

1 h 30 min

Mother Tongue (Malay) Paper 2 1 h 30 min

10 5 9 5 10

35%

Mother Tongue (Tamil)

26 Paper 3 45 min 20 30% Topics: Unit 1 to 5 Proverbs No.1 to 25(Reduction list) This paper is divided into two sections. Students answer both Section 1 and Section 2. Section 1 - Letter Writing (Two 20 Paper 1 2h topics are set. Students choose one 40% topic and write 60 - 70 words on it.) Section 2 - Essay Writing (Four 40 topics are set. Students choose one topic and write 130 - 150 words on it.) Language Use and Comprehension Paper 2 1 h 30 min 70 47% (All questions are compulsory.) Listening Comprehension (This Paper 3 30 min paper consists of 10 questions. All are 20 13% compulsory.) Topics: Idioms and Word Pairs, Completion of Sentences, Sentence Construction, Cloze Passage, Comprehension (MCQ), Comprehension (open-ended) & Vocabulary

Subject

Paper Paper 1

Paper 2 Mathematics

Queenstown Secondary School Mid-Year Exam 2010 Scheme of Assessment Duration Description 16 22 short-answer and structured questions. 1 h 30 min All compulsory. 1 to 4 marks per question. 8 13 structured and long-answer questions. 1 h 30 min All compulsory. 4 to 10 marks per question.

Marks 60

Weighting 50%

60

50%

Science

History

Literature

Design & Technology

Art

Topics: Chapter 1: Algebraic Expansions and Factorisation Chapter 2: Algebraic Fractions, Equations and Inequalities Chapter 3: Cartesian Coordinates and Linear Graphs Chapter 4: Proportions and Map Scales Chapter 8: (8.1 8.2) Statistics and Simple Probability Includes Sec 1 Topics (10 15 %) MCQ (40 marks) 1 h 45 min Structured questions (30 marks) 100 Free response questions (30 marks) Topics: Chemistry Kinetic Particle Theory Atomic Structure Elements, Compounds & Mixtures Formulae Physics Energy Light Electricity Section A Part 1: MCQ (25m) Part 2: Short-answer Questions (20m) 1 h 30 min 80 Section B: Part I SBQ (15m) Part II Structured-essay (20m) Topics: Chapters 6 to 9 Section A: Prose 30 Paper 1 1h 30 min Section B: Poetry 20 Sing to the Dawn Poems taught in class. Section A: 40 m Paper 1 Design Questions 1h 60 (Theory) Section B: 20 m Isometric Drawings On-going Journal 40 Paper 2 (Coursework) work Practical 30 Topics: What is Design? PRIME Research (Interview, Questionnaire & PMI) Design Needs, Brief and Specifications Presentation Drawing Presentation Board Isometric Drawing 2 h 30 min Drawing and Painting 100 Topics: Drawing and Painting with Preparatory work included as assessment.

100%

100%

100%

30

70

100%