New Changes In O’Level Curriculum In Uganda

New Changes In O’Level Curriculum In Uganda

There is a new modifications to the O’level curriculum in Uganda in an attempt to streamline education in the country to meet modern trends. The following are the details of the changes that were effected.

1. Examinations to be given at the end of year/class.
2. Terminal examinations are no longer considered
3. Objective questions have been phased out in all subjects
4. Students will be expected to produce a field work report after the real fieldwork.
5. Fieldwork studies to be school- based.
6. Teaching to be learner centered and not teacher centered
7. Formative assessment contributes 20% and summative assessment (UCE) contributes 80%.
8. S.1 are to do 12 subjects . 11 are compulsory and one elective
9. In geography, Rhineland’s , North America have been phased out remaining with Rest of Africa, map use but not map reading, East Africa, China and Photographic interpretation and field work based school.
10. There will be two physics, chemistry papers
11. A candidate’s performance on examination shall be assigned a grade on a grade 7 – point scale, from grade 1 (the highest) to grade 7 ( the lowest), or ungraded (U).
12. History has two papers i.e. paper 1 HISTORY AND POLITICAL EDUCATION OF EAST AFRICA SINCE 1000 A.D (TIME 2HRS)
Section A
5 questions shall be set about east African history( select 2 numbers)
Section B
5 questions about pol. Educ (select 2 numbers)
√. Comprises of 8 essay questions.

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13. UCE changed to Uganda Certificate for Lower Secondary Education (UCLSE).
14. General science for students with special needs ONLY
15. Examination papers reduced in all subjects.
16. Agriculture as a topic has also been phased out from the geography syllabus.
17. Terminal exams changed to activity of integration.

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