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1
Welcome to Shuqun Primary School
  • Briefing for P6 Parents on
  • PSLE and DSA
  • 9 March 2012

2
Purpose of PSLE
  • Placement exam
  • Reflects on relative achievement level of pupils
    for that year
  • Places pupils into the respective courses
    according to their academic ability
  • Enables posting to a secondary school by merit as
    far as possible into a school of pupils choice

3
PSLE Aggregate Score
  • Reflected in the PSLE certificate
  • Overall performance in PSLE
  • ( EL, MT ,Math, Science or the Foundation
    version of the above subjects)
  • Does not include HMT
  • Allows pupils to be fairly ranked

4
Use of T-score
  • Raw mark how good the pupil is in that subject
  • T-score how good the pupil is in that subject
    compared to other pupils

5
T-Score Calculation
  • FORMULA
  • T50 10 (X-Y)
  • -------
  • Z
  • X is pupils mark for subject
  • Y is average mark (mean) scored by all pupils
  • Z is spread of marks around the average mark
  • ( standard deviation)

6
Example
  • Average mark (Y) scored by all pupils is 68.0
  • Spread of marks around the ave. marks (Z) is
    14.0

7
Aggregate T-Score
  • Addition of the T-scores for the 4 subjects
  • ( equal weigtage for each subject)
  • Agg. T-score
  • There is no double weightage for the languages

8
Points to take note of
  • PSLE is a placement examination
  • All pupils sitting for PSLE
  • ( merged and foundation) will be ranked
    according to T-scores
  • T-score computation is based on content and
    rigour for the subject
  • ( ie. For example a pupil scoring 60 marks for 4
    standard subjects will have a higher score than
    one who scores 70 marks for all 4 foundation
    subjects)
  • As of 2010 , All pupils offering Foundation
    Science have to offer that as an examinable
    subject . Computation will be based on
  • 4 subjects ( only exception cases of
    exemption from MT)

9
PSLE 2012 DATES
10
PSLE 2012 DATES
11
PSLE 2012 DATES
12
PSLE 2012 DATES
13
PSLE 2012 DATES
14
SQPS P6 PSLE TARGETS
STANDARD SUBJECTS
15
P6 PSLE TARGETS
FOUNDATION SUBJECTS
16
Our Strategies
  • Focus on questions /strategies based on past PSLE
    questions
  • As of Term 2 , additional curriculum time devoted
    to EL/Maths/Sc
  • Extra lessons in the afternoon
  • Holiday Classes / Study Camp
  • Practice Papers from various schools and past
    year papers
  • Pull out parallel lessons for children who need
    focussed coaching
  • EL Creative Writing workshops , Maths Olympiad
    Training
  • Focussed teaching on how to tackle Science
    Open-ended process skills questions
  • External Trainer /Coaches
  • Study Camp in June
  • For selected High Ability Pupils Additional
    subject based enrichment sessions
  • Participation in National/external competitions
    (eg NSW Maths Sc , Sc Olympiad etc)
  • Information and Assistance for DSA application

17
Sec 1 Posting Exercise
  • Based on Merit
  • All pupils taking PSLE will be ranked according
    to their Average T-score
  • Each pupil in the rank order will be placed in a
    secondary school according to choice and
    availability of places

18
Points to take note of
  • Direct School Admission (DSA) exercise
  • Certain Secondary schools may have other
    criterion for admission to their schools. These
    criterions are based on that schools niche area

19
Points to take note of
  • PSLE is a placement examination
  • T-score determines if student is posted to
  • - Special
  • Express
  • Normal Academic
  • Normal Technical courses

20
Higher Mother Tongue (HMT)
  • Higher Mother Tongue score is not included for
    calculation of T-score
  • Higher Mother Tongue Bonus Points is only
    applicable if a student is considering applying
    to a Special Assistance Plan (SAP) school
  • Distinction for HMT add 3 points to T-score
  • Merit for HMT - add 2 points to
    T-score
  • Pass for HMT - add 1 point to
    T-score

21
List of SAP secondary schools
  • Anglican High School
  • Chung Cheng High School (Main)
  • Nan Hua High School
  • Nanyang Girls High School
  • Catholic High School
  • CHIJ St Nicholas Girls School
  • Maris Stella High School
  • Dunman High School
  • Hwa Chong Instituition
  • River Valley High School

22
Things to consider when Selecting Secondary School
  • Distance should be considered
  • Availability of mother-tongue
  • Address is crucial (In case of Manual Posting)
  • Pupils with outstanding results will be invited
    to apply for Edusave Entrance Scholarships for
    Independent Schools and SAP Schools

23
Information Booklet
  • Pupils will receive it in August
  • Familiarise yourself with the schools and
    procedure
  • Shortlist schools of choice for easier selection
    when results are out

24
Exercising Option
  • Ensure that you are available around PSLE results
    release period
  • If necessary officially assign someone to make
    the option

25
Release of Results Day
  • Ensure pupil returns in full school uniform
  • Ensure that all outstanding fees is paid up
    Results will be held back for cases with
    outstanding fees!
  • Primary school is not in a position to make
    recommendations etc. for change of secondary
    school

26
DIRECT SCHOOL ADMISSION (DSA)BRIEFING
27
Direct School Admission To Secondary One (DSA-SEC)
  • Introduction to DSA
  • DSA-Sec Exercise Process
  • Preparing Building a Portfolio
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

28
Introduction to DSA-SEC
  • Introduced in 2004
  • To promote holistic education
  • Not a centralized posting exercise
  • Participating secondary schools have the autonomy
    to decide who to admit via DSA-Sec Exercise

29
DSA-Sec Exercise Process
Gathering Information on DSA Sec Schools
Application
Selection by Schools (Jun Aug)
Selection Outcome (End Aug)
School Preference Indication (Oct)
Results (Late Nov)
30
Gathering information on schools
  • All DSA Secondary schools will publish their
    admission criteria on their school websites by
    May each year
  • Interested students can obtain information on DSA
    schools through the following
  • a) the secondary schools website
  • b) call the school or
  • c) visit the school

31
Participating Sec Schools
32
Participating Sec Schools
  • Integrated Programme Schools

33
Participating Sec Schools
  • Integrated Programme Schools

34
Participating Sec Schools
  • Specialised Independent School

35
Participating Secondary Schools
  • http//www.moe.gov.sg/education/admissions/dsa-se
    c/participating-schools/

36
Singapore Sports School
  • Does NOT participate in the DSA-Sec Exercise
  • Students talented in Sports are invited to
    register for selection trials
  • Regardless of whether a student is accepted by
    Singapore Sports School, ALL PSLE students MUST
    participate in the Sec One Posting Exercise

37
Application
  • Check with participating DSA secondary school(s)
    on application procedures and submission date
  • Submit DSA Application form to participating DSA
    school(s)
  • All participating secondary schools would have
    published their criteria and selection /trial
    dates etc by end May

38
Selection by Schools (June-August)
  • Shortlisted students go for selection tests/camps
    or interviews at the DSA secondary schools
  • Participating secondary schools will select
    students based on their own selection criteria

39
Selection Outcome
  • Students will receive outcome of application from
    the DSA Sec School by end Aug
  • Sec Schools will issue letters to applicants
    stating if they have been
  • a) given a Confirmed Offer
  • b) put on the Waiting List
  • c) rejected by the school

40
Selection by Schools
  • Confirmed Offer
  • Students given a Confirmed Offer are
    guaranteed a place in the school provided the
    school offers an academic, normal academic or
    normal technical course which the student is
    eligible for.

41
Selection by Schools
  • Waiting List
  • Students on the Waiting List will be
    considered for admission, subject to available
    vacancies.

42
Selection by Schools
  • Rejected List
  • Students on the Rejected List are deemed
    rejected by the school.
  • However, they may still opt for the school
    during the S1 Posting Exercise.

43
School Preference Indication (October)
  • Students with a Confirmed Offer or on the Waiting
    List will be issued with a School Preference Form
    through their Primary School
  • This form will consolidate all the offers the
    student has received from the various schools

44
School Preference Indication (October)
  • Students will be asked to indicate their
    preference for up to a maximum of 3 schools on
    the School Preference Form
  • Students will have 5 working days to submit this
    form at their respective Primary Schools

45
School Preference Indication (October)
  • During this stage, students are permitted to
    amend their previous submissions via the DSA-Sec
    Internet System ONCE ONLY
  • Students who need to make more than 1 amendment
    will need to approach our teachers for assistance
  • Amendments will not be allowed after the closure
    of this stage

46
School Preference Indication ( October)
  • At this stage, students who have applied for DSA
    may approach our school to withdraw from the
    exercise if they wished
  • If students do not submit their school
    preference(s) during this stage, they are
    considered to have withdrawn from the exercise
  • Re-submission of DSA preferences after withdrawal
    is possible if students approach our staff for
    assistance BEFORE the end of this stage

47
Results (Late November)
  • DSA results will be released together with PSLE
    results
  • Successful students will receive a Direct School
    Admission Notification, informing them of the
    school that has accepted them
  • These students will not be allowed to make any
    school selection in the centralised S1 Posting
    Exercise

48
Successful DSA Candidates Application for Special
Programmes
  • Some successful DSA candidates may be eligible
    for special programmes such as Offer Third Lang
    Studies
  • Students who are eligible and wish to take up
    special programmes will have to submit their S1
    Option Form

49
Edusave Entrance Scholarships for Independent
Schools (EESIS)
  • Top 1/3 of total number of Sec 1 Pupils posted to
    all Independent Schools will be awarded Edusave
    Entrance Scholarship ( refer to FAQs)
  • Selected students will receive notification

50
Preparing a Portfolio
  • A portfolio should highlight your achievements
    and strengths (preferably holistic)
  • It could contain a list of achievements
    especially under
  • a) Special academic and creativity
    achievements
  • b) Co-curricular activities
  • c) Leadership and Community Service
  • d) Others

51
Building a Portfolio
  • Special Academic Creativity Achievements
    Awards

52
Building a Portfolio
53
Building a Portfolio
  • Leadership Community Service

54
Building a Portfolio
  • Others

55
Building a Portfolio
  • Other useful entries
  • Photostatted copies of result slips
  • Progress Reports
  • Certificates, Awards, Commendation Notes, Sample
    artefacts
  • Writings, Journal Entries , Learning logs , Book
    reviews, Different types of creative expressions
    (poems, photo journals, cartoons etc)

56
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • http//www.moe.gov.sg/education/admissions/dsa-sec
    /faqs/

57
Thank You
58
PSLE Briefing 9 March 2012
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT

59
PSLE Results 2011
60
Standard English Examination Format
61
Foundation English Examination Format
62
Paper 1 Writing
  • Part 1 Situational Writing
  • Standard EL and Foundation EL
  • Pupils will be required to meet the demands of a
    given situational context
  • Examples
    Email, Letter, Postcard, Diary
    Entry, Message, Instructional Manual, Recipe,
    Book Review

63
Situational Writing (Example)
  • Pupils have to be familiar
  • with
  • Purpose (why the text is written)
  • Audience (who you are writing to)
  • Context (the situation in the question)
  • Your Task
  • You received a flyer promoting the opening of a
    childrens gym. Write an email to your cousin,
    Maya, informing her of the opening promotion. You
    should refer to the flyer on page 1.
  • In your email, include the following information
  • why you are telling your cousin about the
    childrens gym
  • the opening promotion and the period of the
    promotion
  • the stadium nearest to the location of the new
    outlet
  • who the special programme is for
  • what the special programme aims to do
  • why Jumping Gym is the best fitness corner for
    children

64
Paper 1 Writing
65
Paper 1 Writing
  • Part 2 Continuous Writing
  • Standard EL
  • Pupils will be required to write a composition of
    at least 150 words on one of two given topics
    (a) Pictorial Stimulus
  • (b) Given Situation
  • Foundation EL
  • Pupils will be required to write a composition of
    at least 120 words based on a series of three
    pictures

66
Continuous Writing (Example 1)
  • Pupils have to do the
  • following
  • Interpret the situation correctly
  • Include the points provided
  • Develop the ideas
  • Use interesting words phrases
  • Write a story based on the picture below. Your
    story should be at least 150 words long.
  • For your story, make use of the points below
  • what the boy in the striped T-shirt was doing
  • why the pregnant lady was smiling
  • what happened in the end

67
Continuous Writing (Example 2)
  • Pupils have to do the
  • following
  • Interpret the situation correctly
  • Include the points provided
  • Develop the ideas
  • Use interesting words phrases
  • You and your friend were at the playground.
    Suddenly, you saw a little boy swinging on the
    monkey bar and he fell onto another boy who was
    right below
  • him.
  • Based on the above situation, write a composition
    of at least 150 words.
  • In your composition, make use of the points below
  • what happened immediately after that
  • what you did
  • what happened in the end

68
Continuous Writing (Example 3)
  • Pupils have to do the
  • following
  • Interpret the situation correctly
  • Include ideas provided by the pictures
  • Develop the ideas
  • Suggest an ending
  • Use interesting words phrases

You were doing the laundry one day when the
incident shown in the pictures below took
place. Based on these pictures, write a story of
at least 120 words.
?
washing machine hot sunny day laundry
basket clean clothes
heavy bamboo pole strong wind slipped from your
hands
69
Paper 1 Writing
70
Paper 2 Language Use and Comprehension
  • Standard EL and Foundation EL
  • Pupils will be assessed on their ability to use
    language correctly and to comprehend graphic and
    textual information

71
Paper 2 (Standard EL)
72
Paper 2 (Standard EL)
73
Paper 2 (Foundation EL)
74
Paper 2 (Foundation EL)
75
Comprehension Cloze (Example)
Fill in each blank with a suitable
word. Egypt is located in the northeastern
corner of the African continent. It is a fertile
country and is fed by the River Nile, Egypts
(51)_____________________ source of water.
There is a small number of Egyptians who make
their (52)_________________________ in the desert
to the west. These people are called nomads. This
means they (53)_______________________ from place
to place to (54)_________________________ for
food and water. They are called Bedouins. Today,
the Bedouins no longer live the roaming life.
These days, the typical Bedouin family
(55)_________________________ in a mud house. The
Bedouin mothers are (56)________________________
for the household chores like (57)________________
________ the familys clothes and keeping the mud
house spick and span. It is also their duty to
collect their daily (58)_________________________
of water from a nearby oasis at the start of each
day. They have to collect (59)____________________
______ amount of water to last the family for the
whole day. The Bedouin family farms the few
crops that can grow in the desert oranges,
lemons and olives. The children do not
(60)______________________ school.
(61)__________________ they stay home to help
their families. The girls help their mothers in
their (62)______________________ work of
providing food and water. They are also expected
to take care of their younger (63)________________
________. The boys work in the (64)_______________
_ and look after the familys herd of livestock,
such as camels. All the children are expected to
help in the family in one way or
(65)______________________, regardless of how
young they are. In the Bedouin culture, family
ties, including extended family, unite them in
good times and bad.
  • 1st reading Read the passage first to
    understand the context
  • Look out for contextual clues
  • Read the passage again to check the answers

76
Synthesis Transformation (Example)
  • Ensure there is no change in the meaning when the
    two sentences are combined
  • Make sure that the tenses, punctuation used and
    spelling of the words are correct
  • For each of the questions from 66 to 70, rewrite
    the given sentence(s) using the
  • word(s) provided. Your answer must be in one
    sentence. The meaning of your
  • sentence must be the same as the given
    sentence(s).
  • The suspect did not want to talk to anybody. He
    would only talk to his
  • lawyer.
  • _________________________________________________
    __________
  • other than_______________________________________
    ____________.
  • 67. Dont pick up that sweet, Devi, said her
    father.
  • Devis father told ______________________________
    _______________
  • _________________________________________________
    __________.
  • 68. Peter broke into tears. He learnt that his
    dog was dead.
  • On_______________________________________________
    _________
  • ________________________________________
    __________________.

77
Comprehension OE (Example)
  • First reading - Skim through the text to get a
    general idea
  • Read all the questions and form predictions
  • Second reading - Scan the text for specific
    information that answers the questions
  • Inferential Questions
  • Qn What does the word it
  • in line 6 refer to?
  • Qn Why did the lions
  • made for the bush in
  • line 9?

78
Paper 3 Listening Comprehension
  • Standard EL and Foundation EL
  • Comprises 20 multiple choice questions
    (a total of 20 marks)
  • Test pupils ability to understand spoken English
  • The texts may be in the form of news items,
    announcements, advertisements, instructions,
    conversations, telephone conversations, speeches
    and stories
  • Graphic options will be used for the first four
    items

79
Paper 4 Oral Communication
  • Standard EL and Foundation EL
  • Part 1 Reading Aloud (10 marks)
  • Ability to pronounce and articulate words clearly
  • Ability to read fluently with appropriate
    expression and rhythm
  • Part 2 Picture Discussion (10 marks)
  • Ability to interpret the situation in the
    picture, using correct grammar and appropriate
    vocabulary
  • Part 3 Conversation (10 marks)
  • The examiner will engage the candidate in a
    conversation on a given topic

80
Picture Discussion (Example)
  • Pupils have to do the following
  • interpret the situation in the picture,
  • use correct grammar and appropriate vocabulary

81
Conversation (Example)
  • Initial Prompt
  • Do you like the way Teachers Day is celebrated
    in this school? Why or why not?
  • Additional Prompts
  • Have your classmates and you done anything
    special for your teacher on Teachers Day? Tell
    me about it.
  • Is Teachers Day an important day to you? Why or
    why not?

82
Examination Preparation Strategies
83
Examination Preparation Strategies
84
  • Thank You for your kind attention

For further queries, please consult your
childs EL teacher
85
PSLE Briefing 9 March 2012
  • MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT

86
2011 PSLE Results
  • Mathematics 86.9 (National 84.2)
  • Quality Passes 38.4 (43.5)
  • Foundation Mathematics85.5 (85.5)
  • Quality Passes 5.3 (8.7)

87
PSLE Mathematics Examination Format
  • Standard Mathematics
  • Paper 1 50 minutes
  • Paper 2 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Paper 1 1 hour
  • Paper 2 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Use of Calculator is allowed for the Paper.

88
PSLE Mathematics Examination Format
Standard Mathematics Duration 50min (Without the
Use of Calculator)
89
PSLE Mathematics Examination Format
Standard Mathematics Duration 1h 40min (With the
Use of Calculator)
90
PSLE Mathematics Topics
Standard Mathematics
91
PSLE Mathematics Examination Format
Foundation Mathematics Duration 1h (Without the
Use of Calculator)
92
PSLE Mathematics Examination Format
Foundation Mathematics Duration 1h 15min (With
the Use of Calculator)
93
PSLE Mathematics Topics
Foundation Mathematics
94
Assessment Objectives
  • Knowledge (25)
  • Recall specific mathematical facts, concepts,
    rules and formulae, and perform straightforward
    computations.
  • Comprehension (35)
  • Interpret data and use mathematical concepts,
    rules and formulae and solve routine or familiar
    mathematical problems

95
Assessment Objectives
  • Application Analysis (40)
  • Standard Mathematics
  • Analyse data and/or apply mathematical concepts,
    rules and formulae in a complex situation, and
    solve unfamiliar problems.
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Apply mathematical concepts and skills in simple
    situations, which may require processing of
    information.

96
Item Types
  • Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)
  • Questions will be straightforward questions that
  • assess the basic concepts and skills of the
    Primary
  • Mathematics syllabus.
  • Example (Knowledge)
  • 7 589 ______ 500 80 9
  • The missing number in the blank is ______.
  • (1) 7
  • (2) 70
  • (3) 700
  • (4) 700

97
Item Types
  • Short-Answer Question (SAQ) 1 mark
  • A pupil has to write his answer in the space
    provided.
  • Marks are awarded for correct answers.
  • Any unit required in an answer is provided.
  • Example (Knowledge)
  • Express 0.032 as a percentage.
  • Ans ____________

98
Item Types
  • Short-Answer Question (SAQ) 2 mark
  • Marks are awarded as follows
  • 2 marks are awarded if the correct answer is
    given
  • If an incorrect answer is given, 1 mark is
    awarded for the correct method or working shown.
  • Any unit required in an answer is provided.

99
Item Types
  • Short-Answer Question (SAQ) 2 mark
  • Example (Comprehension)
  • Oranges are sold at 3 for 1.50. What is the cost
    of
  • 15 oranges?
  • 15 3 5
  • 5 x 1.50 7.50 M1, A1 Ans
    _________

7.50
100
Item Types
  • Long-Answer Question (LAQ) 3, 4 or 5 mark
  • A pupil has to show his method of solution
    (working
  • steps) clearly and write his answer(s) in the
    space(s)
  • provided.
  • Example (Application)
  • The number of boys in the hall was 80 of the
    number
  • of girls. When 150 girls left the hall, the
    number of
  • boys would be twice as many as the number of
    girls in
  • the hall. Find the original number of children in
    the
  • hall.

101
Item Types
  • Long-Answer Question (LAQ)

102
Common Mistakes Made By Pupils
  • Writing mathematically incorrect statements

e.g. ½ 720 20 100
(Wrong use of equal sign ) Use the ?
sign instead
e.g. 412 x 5 2060 2060 2 1030
(Inconsistent Unit) Missing sign
103
Common Mistakes Made By Pupils
  • Writing mathematically incorrect statements
  • e.g. 3 890 498 4 388 1571 5 959
  • (Wrong Representation in working as 2 step
    workings are combined into one)

not equal
e.g. Incorrect units of measurement during
conversion. 1 km 100 m (Wrong Fact)
104
Important noteIt is important for the child to
underline the final answer and write the word
statement.
105
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106
Only 2 marks will be awarded.
107
How To Do Well In PSLE
  • Revise all the topics in the syllabus
  • Get the basic facts and concepts right
  • Build time management skills
  • Look out for the details in every question
  • Break down complex word problems eg. Model
  • Check and Check (again)
  • Practise, Practise, and (more) Practise

108
How To Do Well In PSLE
  • Go through all the questions found in the
    textbooks, especially P5 P6 Textbooks.
  • Go through the Workbook Exercises and Practice
    Papers.
  • Learn from the mistakes made in the daily
    practice.
  • Attempt the questions without the use of
    calculator, especially the easy questions.
  • Highlight important information or data in the
    questions.

109
How To Do Well In PSLE
  • Attempt questions within the exam time limit
    during practice.
  • Use appropriate strategies to solve questions,
    such as Model Drawing, Guess Check Method.
  • Do not dwell too long on a question. Skip
    questions that you are unsure of and come back to
    attempt them later.
  • Do not leave blanks. Show all your workings and
    word statements for the questions attempted.

110
  • Thank you

111
PSLE Briefing 9 March 2012
  • SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

112
  • PSLE Science Results 2011

113
An Overview of the Primary Science Syllabus
  • Two key areas
  • Life Science
  • Physical Science
  • Five main themes
  • Diversity
  • Cycles
  • Systems
  • Interactions
  • Energy

114
An Overview of the Primary Science Syllabus
115
An Overview of the Primary Science Syllabus
Note Underlined topics are excluded in the
foundation science syllabus
116
PSLE Science Examination Format
117
PSLE Science Examination Format
The examination consists of one written paper
comprising two booklets, Booklet A and Booklet B.
Duration of Paper 1 hour and 45 minutes
118
PSLE Science Examination Format
  • Question Types
  • 1. Knowledge with Understanding (40)
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of
    scientific facts, concepts and principles.
  • 2. Application of Knowledge and Process
    Skills(60)
  • Apply scientific facts, concepts and principles
    to new situations.
  • Use one or a combination of basic process skills

119
Item Types
  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • The diagram below shows the side view of a roller
    coaster ride.

roller coaster car
S
R
P
Q
At which point along the ride would the roller
coaster car have the most kinetic energy? (1) P
(2) Q (3) R (4) S
120
Item Types
  • Open-Ended Questions (OE)
  • The diagram below shows a single-celled organism
    which is
  • commonly found in pond water.
  • State the function of the nucleus. 1m
  • Ans It is to control all the activities
    happening in the cell.

121
Item Types
  • Joyce set up a model of the water cycle as shown
    below. She poured some
  • hot water into a bottle and covered it with a
    plastic sheet. She then placed
  • some ice-cubes onto the plastic sheet.
  • After some time, she observed some water droplets
    dripping from the
  • plastic sheet in the bottle.
  • Explain how the water droplets were formed.
    2m
  • Ans The hot water evaporated to form water
    vapour ½m. When the water vapour rose and came
    into contact with the colder plastic sheet ½m,
    it lost heat to it ½m and condenses on it to
    form water droplets ½m.

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PSLE Foundation Science Examination Format
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PSLE Foundation Science Examination Format
The examination consists of one written paper
comprising two booklets, Booklet A and Booklet B.
Duration of Paper 1 hour and 15 minutes
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PSLE Foundation Science Examination Format
  • Question Types
  • 1. Knowledge with Understanding (50)
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of
    scientific facts, concepts and principles.
  • 2. Application of Knowledge and Process
    Skills(50)
  • Apply scientific facts, concepts and principles
    to new situations.
  • Use one or a combination of basic process skills

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PSLE Foundation Science Examination Format
  • Multiple-choice questions ? 3 options are given
  • Structured questions ? Fill in the blanks,
    Matching, etc
  • Open-ended questions
  • Provision of Word List ? Useful scientific words
    are provided so that pupils willl not be unduly
    disadvantaged by their weakness in the English
    Language

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PSLE Foundation Science Examination Format
  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • Matter X is placed in a beaker. The beaker is
    then tilted as shown below.

What is Matter X? (1) gas (2) solid
(3) liquid
Structured Questions (Fill in the blanks) Kelly
puts a balsam plant into a beaker of water in
which some red dye has been added. A few hours
later, she observes that some parts of the
flowers and leaves turn red.
balsam plant
water with red dye
Water is taken in by the ____________________ .
The water is then transported to the
_______________________ and flowers. 2m
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Open-Ended Questions (OE) The chameleon is able
to change its colour to blend into its
surroundings.
Give an advantage of this structural behaviour.
1m
Ans The chameleon is able to avoid being
spotted by its predators easily. 1m
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Examination Strategies
  • Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • Read every word of the question carefully.
    Identify and highlight key words and information.
  • Study given diagrams, graphs, tables carefully.
    Take note of direction of arrows, sequence of
    events and similarities/differences between
    diagrams.
  • Study all the options given. Use the elimination
    method to arrive at the best possible answer.

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Examination Strategies
  • Open-ended Questions
  • Read the question carefully.
  • Identify and underline key words and information
    in the question. Identify the topic(s).
  • Analyse the graphs, tables or diagrams (if any)
    carefully.
  • Recall the concept(s) involved in the topic(s).
  • Look at the marks allocated. Think of key words
    and concepts to use to answer question.

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Examination Strategies
  • Common Exam Words / Phrases /Questions
  • Short and concise answers are usually required
    when the question has any of these words
  • State, Identify, List, Give an example ,
    Write down, Name
  • No explanation is required.
  • Longer answers are usually required when the
    question has any of these words
  • Explain, Why, Give a reason, How can you
    tell, Describe, Conclude,
  • What can you infer
  • Give relevant details. Involve scientific
    reasoning and reference to science concepts. DO
    NOT give one or two word answers.

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Common Science Terms
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Examination Strategies
  • Be precise and concise in the answers. Key
    idea /concept must be clearly expressed. Answer
    to the
  • point.
  • Check number of marks allocated for question.
    Refrain from
  • writing long paragraphs for 1m questions.
  • Ensure that diagrams are drawn clearly. Parts of
    diagram
  • must be labelled clearly. (only applicable to
    questions that
  • require drawing).

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Examination Strategies
  • Pupils must be familiar with scientific terms
    often used in
  • exam questions.
  • (Factors, properties, characteristics, infer,
    conclusions,
  • conditions, relationship, purpose,
    similarities, differences,
  • variables and etc.)

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Revision Tips
  • Revise Primary 3 to Primary 6 topics.
  • Relate key ideas/concepts to daily life
    applications.
  • Learn the spelling of key words.
  • Draw concept maps to link concepts and key words
  • Go through questions in activity books, topical
    worksheets and exam practice papers again.

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Taklimat PSLE 9 Mac 2012
  • JABATAN BAHASA MELAYU

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OBJEKTIF TAKLIMAT
  • Mengetahui format kertas Bahasa Melayu
  • - Bahasa Melayu Standard
  • - Bahasa Melayu Lanjutan
  • - Bahasa Melayu Asas

9 am to 3.30pm
  • Memaklumi timbangan bagi setiap komponen
  • kertas
  • Mengetahui cara-cara bagi membantu anak
  • atau anak jagaan anda agar mereka boleh
  • mendapat markah yang terbaik untuk PSLE

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PENCAPAIAN PSLE BAHASA MELAYU SQPS
2011
Kelulusan Nasional
Lulusan Berkualiti
Lulusan Berkualiti Nasional
Subjek
Lulus
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MATLAMAT PSLE BAHASA MELAYU SQPS
2012
Lulusan Berkualiti
Subjek
Lulus
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Format Bahasa Melayu Standard
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Komponen Bahasa Melayu Standard
Kamus yang diluluskan boleh digunakan semasa
peperiksaan
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Komponen Bahasa Melayu Standard
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Komponen Bahasa Melayu Standard
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Komponen Bahasa Melayu Standard
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STRATEGI UNTUK MEMBANTU ANAK ANDA Bahasa Melayu
Standard
  • Kukuhkan kemahiran membaca
  • dan bertutur (timbangan 25)

2) Dapatkan 100 bagi Buku A (timbangan 23)
3) Jawab soalan Kefahaman dengan tepat
(timbangan 20)
4) Elakkan penyelewengan isi dalam Karangan
(timbangan 10)
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BACAAN LANTANG
Latihan yang kerap dalam bacaan juga akan
membantu anak anda mengarang dengan lebih baik
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PERBUALAN LISAN
  • Dedahkan anak anda kepada gambar pelbagai senario

2) Galakkan anak anda menyenaraikan perkataan
yang berkaitan dengan gambar
  • Dengarkan cerita anak anda -
  • Mereka menggunakan ayat-ayat
  • yang lengkap dan menerangkan
  • gambar dengan isi yang
  • munasabah

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Medan Kata
  • Contoh

menonton rancangan kegemaran
gambar
duduk berehat
pasu bunga
televisyen
Ruang Tamu
radio
sofa
Kipas angin
permaidani
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100 untuk Buku A
  • Perbanyakkan membuat latihan di rumah
  • buku-buku latihan
  • Belajar senarai Peribahasa yang disediakan
  • oleh guru
  • Mengenalpasti dan memahami kata kunci
  • bagi setiap soalan Kefahaman

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Jawab Kefahaman dengan Tepat
Kefahaman Halim mencapai surat khabar yang
terletak di atas meja. Berita kemalangan Jalanray
a yang melibatkan pemandu yang cuai terpampang di
muka hadapan akhbar tersebut. Ah, kecuaian
jugalah yang hampir meragut nyawa aku dan Azman!
keluh Halim. Halim kembali mengingati peristiwa
yang berlaku 20 tahun yang lalu. Dia Berasa
ngeri apabila terbayangkan kejadian tersebut.
Semuanya berlaku dengan Pantas sekali. Sebuah
kereta telah meluncur dengan lajunya lalu
terbatas ke arah Dia dan rakannya yang sedang
berdiri di sebuah stesen bas. Pada waktu
itu, Azman, rakannya itu, sedang tunduk membaca
buku. Azman tergamam. Dia tidak sempat untuk
bertindak. Halim pula sempat mengelak. Namun,
akibat terlalu Terkejut dia rebah lalu
pengsan. Apabila sedar, Halim mendapati dirinya
terbaring di katil hospital. Halim bangkit dan
memandang sekeliling. Tiba-tiba, dia berasa
cemas. Usah bimbang. Azman juga selamat. Ibu
Halim cuba menenangkannya. Halim berasa amat
lega. Sesungguhnya, dia tidak sanggup kehilangan
Azman.
  • Membaca petikan dua kali
  • untuk memahamkan isi
  • cerita
  • Baca setiap soalan dan
  • kenalpasti kata kunci
  • Baca teks sekali lagi untuk
  • mencari jawapan bagi
  • soalan yang diutarakan

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Jawab Kefahaman dengan Tepat
1. Apakah yang menyebabkan Halim teringat akan
peristiwa yang berlaku 20 tahun dahulu? (2 markah)
  • 2. Azman seorang rakan yang sejati. Berikan
    bukti-bukti untuk menyokong pernyataan ini. (4
    markah)
  • peristiwa itu telah mengeratkan lagi
    persahabatan aku dan Azman. Jelaskan kata-kata
    Halim ini. (4 markah)
  • Berikan dua pengajaran yang diperoleh Halim
    daripada peristiwa itu.
  • (4 markah)
  • Berikan maksud perkataan-perkataan yang berikut
    dengan menggunakan tidak lebih daripada lima
    patah perkataan. (4 markah)
  • (i) rebah
  • _________________________________________
  • (ii) bangkit
  • _________________________________________
  • 6. Satu perkataan dalam petikan yang bermaksud
    terpapar di hadapan mata ialah ______________. (1
    markah)

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KARANGAN
  • Dapat memahami kehendak soalan
  • Soalan 1 Mengenalpasti kata-kata panduan
    dalam senario dan soalan-soalan panduan
  • Soalan 2 Memahami gambar dan kata bantuan

2) Membina ayat-ayat yang lengkap dan kurangkan
kesalahan ejaan
3) Menyusun idea cerita dengan permulaan, isi dan
kesudahan
4) Perbanyakkan membaca contoh-contoh karangan
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Format Bahasa Melayu Lanjutan
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Komponen Bahasa Melayu Lanjutan
Kamus yang diluluskan boleh digunakan semasa
peperiksaan
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Komponen Bahasa Melayu Lanjutan
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Komponen Bahasa Melayu Lanjutan
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STRATEGI UNTUK MEMBANTU ANAK ANDA Bahasa Melayu
Lanjutan
  • Belajar senarai Peribahasa dan
  • kenalpasti kata kunci dalam ayat-ayat panduan
  • (timbangan - 10)

2) Jawab soalan Kefahaman dengan tepat
memahami kata kunci dalam soalan (timbangan
- 26)
3) Elakkan penyelewengan isi dalam Karangan
(timbangan 40)
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Bahasa Melayu Lanjutan Kertas 1 Karangan
  • Soalan 1
  • Kegigihan yang
    membawa kejayaan.
  • Kamu menghadapi masalah di sekolah. Meskipun
    terjejas, kamu tidak berputus asa malah terus
    berusaha untuk mengatasi masalah tersebut. Usaha
    kamu itu akhirnya membuahkan hasil.
  • Soalan 2
  • Tulis sebuah cerita dengan menggunakan
    permulaan yang berikut
  • Cikgu, tengoklah piala yang saya
    menangi ini! saya memekik kegirangan sambil
    melangkah masuk ke dalam kelas. Saya terperanjat
    apabila saya terlihat pengetua sekolah berada di
    dalam kelas saya itu. Bukankah beliau sepatutnya
    berada di pejabat?......

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Contoh Soalan Kefahaman BML
  • 1. Apakah tujuan Sarah pergi ke pejabat
    Cikgu Hairi?
  • (2 markah)
  • 2. Nyatakan perasaan Sarah ketika berjumpa
    Cikgu Hairi.
  • Buktikan (4 markah)
  • 3. Apakah dua punca masalah yang dihadapi
    Sarah?
  • (4 markah)
  • 4. Berikan dua bukti yang menunjukkan
    bahawa Cikgu Hairi bersikap
  • bijaksana dalam menyelesaikan masalah
    Sarah. (4 markah)
  • 5. Berikan dua sebab Cikgu Hairi berasa
    sedih. (4 m)
  • 6. Berikan maksud perkataan dan frasa yang
    berikut.
  • (i) gagal dikesan (2m)
  • ______________________________________
    _______________
  • (ii) gelisah (2m)
  • ______________________________________
    _______________

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Format Bahasa Melayu Asas
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Komponen Bahasa Melayu Asas
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Komponen Bahasa Melayu Asas
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STRATEGI UNTUK MEMBANTU ANAK ANDA Bahasa Melayu
Asas
Tumpukan pada komponen Lisan (Timbangan - 60)
  • Latih anak anda membaca satu petikan setiap
  • hari (sebutan, kelancaran dan intonasi)
  • Galakkan anak anda berlatih bahagian
  • Penerangan Berdasarkan Gambar

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Bagaimana anda boleh membantu meningkatkan
penguasaan BM anak anda.
  • Melalui pembacaan buku-buku, majalah, surat
    khabar atau bahan yang berbentuk ilmiah.
  • Pertuturan BM yang betul ketika berbual dan
    berbincang dengan anak-anak
  • Jika perlu, rujuk pada kamus dari segi ejaan,
    sebutan dan nahu.
  • Tunjukkan kepada anak anda akan pentingnya
    penggunaan Bahasa Melayu dalam kehidupan
    seharian.

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Semoga anak anda CEMERLANG dalam PSLE..
TERIMA KASIH
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