In KIS we have continuously implemented a strong academic policy which challenges students and encourages them to become better learners and increase their academic outcome through a series of assessments (tests and examinations) conducted at regular intervals.
The academic year in the primary is divided into three terms, where the students sit for two tests per term plus a final examination at the end of the year. The End-of-Year Result is calculated as an average of all results accumulated by the student during the year.
High School Tests/Examinations:
On the other hand, in the high school the academic year is divided into two terms, where the students sit for monthly tests in every subject and two major examinations: Mid-Term and Final. The End-of-Year Result is calculated as an average of all results accumulated by the student during the year.
Promotion/Retention of Students
The subjects taught in the school are classified into major and minor subjects and the decision of promotion and retention is based on the student’s End-of-Year result as follows:
- a student will be considered passing and is promoted to the next grade if he achieves the passing mark in all subjects;
- a student is offered a second chance and is allowed to sit for supplementary examination(s) in the subject(s) he/she failed to achieve the passing mark in the following cases:
- failing one subject only, either a major or minor subject,
- failing two subjects, either one major subject and one minor subject or two minor subjects;
- a student will not be promoted and unfortunately retained in the same class in one of the following cases:
- failing two or more major subjects,
- failing one major subject and two or more minor subjects.