Classification & Affiliation
ASSESSMENT AND GRADING OF LEARNERS UPON INITIAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE IEOSA SYLLABUS
1. Each learner is assessed in the various subjects and graded according to the level of their knowledge.
2. All Grade / Year One learners will follow the Grade / Year One syllabus.
3. From Grade / Year Two upwards, as far as possible, learners are kept as per their respective age groups or are downgraded for ease of implementation of the prescribed syllabus.
4. When conducting assessments, special attention is given to the level of the learner’s Qaa`idah / Qur’aan recitation.
5. Qaa`idah / Qur’aan groupings should be kept to a maximum of three groups, and where possible, work at a faster pace to come on par with the prescribed syllabus.
6. For the subject Hifz (Surah’s and Du`aa’s), a class may be required to follow a lower grade syllabus; and here again, where possible, work at a faster pace to come on par with the prescribed syllabus.
7. For the subjects Arabic and Urdu, it is generally recommended that learners begin with Book One and progress accordingly, provided that they have no prior knowledge of these subjects.
8. Note well that the subject Urdu only commences from Grade / Year Three. This means that Grade / Year Three learners will be issued with Book One; Grade / Year Four learners will be issued with Book Two; and so on.
9. Once learners are placed in a particular age – appropriate class, they are then required to follow the corresponding IEOSA syllabus for the knowledge subjects, namely, Islamic History, Fiqh and Islamic Teachings and Tahdhib. For these subjects, learners will require certain previous grade / year books based on the Schemes of Work / Year Planner for the said subject.
DIAGRAMMATIC REPRESENTATION OF CLASSIFICATION AND GRADING OF LEARNERS
Upon the assessment of learners, if it is observed that learners are on par with the IEOSA prescribed syllabus per grade / year, the IEOSA syllabus can be implemented as normal. For example: Grade / Year 1 will follow the Book 1 and Grade / Year 2 will follow the
Book 2 and so forth.
However, if a Madrasah does not have workable numbers to form age – specific classes, learners will have to be assessed individually as per the IEOSA Syllabus and can then be graded accordingly, as per the following age structures:
Note that Book 6 and Book 7 in all subjects (Book 4 & Book 5 for Urdu), can only be done after all learners have completed the Book 5 syllabus adequately. If new learners are enrolled anytime during the academic year, then they should also be assessed and placed according to the groupings listed above.
The IEOSA syllabus can be implemented in a Madrasah or an Islamic School with the proviso that a minimum of 30 weeks (5 days per week @ 1½ hours per day) is allocated to complete the prescribed syllabus per grade / year. This excludes time that will be allocated for bi-annual examinations.