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CIVICS EXAMINATION FORMAT FORM FOUR

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CIVICS EXAMINATION FORMAT FORM FOUR

011 CIVICS

(For Both School and Private Candidates)

1.0 INTRODUCTION

This examination format is a revised version of the 2008 format issued by the National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA).

The format is based on the Civics syllabus of 2005. The emphasis in the reviewed format is on competence-based assessment featuring higher order thinking skills.

However, there are no changes in the examination content.

2.0 GENERAL OBJECTIVES

The Civics examination will assess the extent to which the candidates can:

2.1 analyze the nation’s culture and its resources;

2.2 demonstrate various life skills;

2.3 express civic responsibility and active civic participation skills;

2.4 express proper behavior and responsible decision-making and accept the challenges of working hard;

2.5 explain various democratic values and participation in its development;

2.6 describe the concept of ‘government’, its importance and purposes so as to prepare them for participation in its running;

2.7 analyze information on current events which shape the social, cultural, political, economic and technological development of the Tanzania society;

2.8 describe cross-cutting issues, their impact in Tanzania and intervention steps to be taken;

2.9 show skills related to road safety; and

2.10 demonstrate skills on matters relating to family issues.

3.0 GENERAL COMPETENCES

The examination will assess the candidates’ ability to:

3.1 analyze the nation’s culture and its resources;

3.2 apply life skills in their daily life;

3.3 express civic responsibility and active civic participation;

3.4 work hard willingly for himself/herself for national development;

3.5 account for democratic values;

3.6 analyze the government structure and how it operates;

3.7 reflect critically on globalization issues and their impact on society;

3.8 analyze cross-cutting issues in our society;

3.9 observe road safety regulations; and

3.10 analyze matters relating to family issues and make the right decisions.

4.0 EXAMINATION RUBRIC

There will be one (1) paper of three (3) hours. The paper will consist of 14 questions in sections A, B and C. Candidates will be required to answer a total of 13 questions which will weigh 100 marks.

<> Section A will comprise two (2) questions. Question will consist of 10 multiple-choice items. Each item will weigh one (1) mark. Question will consist of 5 matching items. Each item will weigh one (1) mark. Candidates will be required to answer all the questions.

Hence, section A will weigh 15 marks.

<>  Section B will have eight (8) short answer questions (questions 3-10). The questions will be set from any topic in the syllabus and each question will weigh five (5) marks. Candidates will be required to answer all the questions.

Thus, section B will weigh 40 marks.

<> Section C will comprise four (4) essay questions (questions 11 – 14). The questions will be set from various topics of the syllabus. Each question will weigh 15 marks. Candidates will be required to answer any three (3) questions from this section.

Section C will account for a total of 45 marks.

5.0 EXAMINATION CONTENT

The candidates will be assessed on the following topics:

5.1 Our nation

5.2 Promotion of life skills

5.3 Human rights

5.4 Responsible citizenship

5.5 Work

5.6 Family life

5.7 Proper behavior and responsible decision-making

5.8 Road safety education

5.9 Government of Tanzania

5.10 Democracy

5.11 Gender

5.12 Economic and Social Development

5.13 Poverty

5.14 Culture

5.15 Globalization

 

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