CIVICS FORM TWO NATIONAL ASSESSMENT (FTNA) FORMATS
This assessment format is the revised version of the Civics Subject Format issued by the National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA) in 2017.
The format is based on the Civics Syllabus for Ordinary Secondary Education issued in 2005.
Changes that have been made in this format are the improvement of the assessment rubric and the inclusion of a table of specifications.
Apart from these improvements, there is no other change in the assessment content.
2.0 GENERAL OBJECTIVES
The assessment will test the extent to which students are able to:
<> show an appreciation of the importance of work for selfdevelopment and that of the nation;
<> demonstrate the ability to recognise and respect human rights and dignity;
<> show an understanding of civic responsibilities and be able to fulfil them;
<> show an understanding of matters related to courtship, marriage and family relationships;
<> use roads correctly and safely; explain the meaning of life skills and apply them in their lives;
<> apply problem-solving techniques in real-life situations; demonstrate an understanding of his/her government;
<> explain what democracy is and participate in democratic activities; and 2.10 promote knowledge of good sexual behaviour and gender concepts.
3.0 GENERAL COMPETENCIES
The assessment will test students’ ability to:
<> respect human rights and dignity;
<> work hard for self and national development;
<> demonstrate various democratic values and participate in democratic processes;
<> demonstrate knowledge of the concept of government, its structure, purpose and functions and their roles in its running;
<> analyse matters related to family issues and make right decisions;
<> use roads correctly and safely;
<> demonstrate knowledge of life skills and its application in life;
<> demonstrate responsible sexual behaviour and gender relations; and
<> demonstrate knowledge of civic responsibilities and active civic participation skills as a citizen in a democratic state.
4.0 ASSESSMENT RUBRIC
The Civics assessment will comprise one (1) theory paper, which will take 1 2 2 hours. The paper will consist of three sections, namely A, B and C, with a total of 10 questions.
Students will be required to answer all questions in each section. The paper will weigh a total of 100 marks.
Section A will consist of two (2) objective questions. Question 1 will be a multiple-choice question, consisting of 10 items. Each item will carry one (1) mark, making a total of 10 marks.
Question 2 will be a matching items question, consisting of five (5) items. Each item will carry one (1) mark, making a total of five (5) marks. Therefore, the section will weigh a total of 15 marks.
Section B will have seven (7) short answer questions. Each question will carry 10 marks. Therefore, the section will carry a total of 70 marks. Section C will have one (1) essay question, carrying 15 marks.
5.0 ASSESSMENT CONTENTS
The following topics will be assessed:
5.1 Our nation
5.3 Human rights
5.6 Family life