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Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology

PSAC


The Primary School Achievement Certificate (PSAC)


Towards the end of primary edu­cation, learners take the assessment leading to the award of the Primary School Achievement Certificate (PSAC).

Assessment leading to the PSAC will comprise a School-Based Assessment component (SBA).

SBA assesses pupils in non-core learning areas and will be intro­duced in a phased manner.

SBA is competency-based and in congruence with the standards of learning prescribed in the cur­riculum.

SBA undergoes a modera­tion process by the Mauritius Examinations Syndicate.

 

The PSAC adopts a modular approach that helps to relieve some of the pres­sure on learners and allows them to concentrate on a limited number of subjects assessed at a given time.

Assessment leading to the PSAC will comprise

(i) two modular assessments in two core subjects taken at the end of Grade 5 and at the end of Term 2 of Grade 6;

(ii) and end of Grade 6 assessments in the remaining core subjects as defined below:

 

Modular Assessment

The modular approach will be used to assess

- Science

- History & Geography.

These will be taken at the end of Grade 5 and at the end of Term 2 of Grade 6.

They are carried out by the MES.

The results are banked for the computation of final results.

Assessment

at the end of Grade 6

The assessment at the end of Grade 6 focuses on the following subjects only:

- English

- French

- Math

and, where applicable, an optional language

(an Asian language/ Arabic/ Kreol Morisien).

 

The Grading System

Each core subject will be marked along a grade range of 1 to 6, with grading 1 being the highest.

 

Numerical Grade

Marks

1

75 and above

2

60 and above but below 75

3

50 and above but below 60

4

40 and above but below 50

5

30 and above but below 40

6

Less than 30

 

The level of competence in non-core learning areas will be described along a 3-point scale as follows:

·         Proficient

·         Intermediate

·         Basic

The Certificate will include the results of both core and non-core learning areas.​