National curriculum is a guide of the mozambican education that aims to steer the course of the educational process in its side.
This process establishes how education should be built, organized, assessed and implement at all levels (academic, management, central and ministerial). Organization
The national curriculum at primary level is divided in cycles of learning shown below:
1st Cycle – This includes grade 1 and 2.At the end of grade 2 the student must write the final exam in the following subjects: Portuguese and Mathematics.
2nd Cycle – We have grade 3-5. This means that the student approving grade 2 can pass this to this learning cycle. At the end of grade 5 students should write the final exam that make up the contents of the 3 classes.
3rd Cycle –This last cycle of learning from primary class involves grade 6 and 7 respectively. At the end of grade 7 the student must write the final exams that make up the contents of the two previous grades. If the student passes he will get a legal criterion and tools to enter and attend secondary education, which goes from grade 8- 12.
The evaluation in this cycle includes three modalities:
- a) Diagnostic – Aims to understand the current stage of cognitive student planning to improve further learning depends ;
- b) Formative – Accompanying student learning their steps. It aims to identify and clear the difficulties the student will manifest during the process of teaching, learning and study mechanisms to develop methods that can ensure greater benefit of the student in this process.
- c) Summative – And this is done at the end of a long process of learning that can be at the end of each term or year.
Therefore, the evaluation in the National Curriculum abides by the following guidelines:
All curriculum subjects designed to develop skills in the last instance, capabilities and competencies in skills that enable students to solve their problems, there family and community, where issues relating to their socio-cultural means are incorporated in the teaching and learning process and improved practices of alert local.