NECTA Guidelines For Practical Examinations Chemistry

Guidelines For Practical Examinations Chemistry

NECTA Guidelines For Practical Examinations Chemistry

The National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA) administers practical examinations in the Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE), Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) and Diploma in Secondary Education Examination (DSEE).

The examinations aim at assessing knowledge, skills and competencies that have been acquired by candidates in testing facts practically under controlled experimentation and observations.

Through practical examinations, skills and competencies of students in the subject are effectively evaluated.

These guidelines are designed to assist chemistry teachers, tutors and laboratory technicians who handle practical preparations in the laboratory to perform their tasks effectively and efficiently.

The guidelines provide important instructions on how to organize the laboratory in general and for examinations in particular. They offer a step by step guide on how teachers should prepare and administer practical examinations.

The guidelines can also be used as a tool for promoting teaching and learning process.

They will equip those who handle laboratory preparation with skills and procedures for conducting different Chemistry practicals.

Guidelines For Practical Examinations Chemistry

These guidelines provide instructions for preparing practical examinations administered by
the National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA).

They cover practical examinations in the Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE), Diploma in Secondary Education Examination (DSEE) and Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE).

The guidelines are aimed to assist chemistry teachers, tutors and laboratory technicians to prepare laboratory for practical examinations within a specified time by properly attending to the requirements stipulated in examinations checklists and advanced practical instructions before practical examination sessions commence.

The guidelines comprise instructions on the laboratory organisation, management and safety and content areas of practical assessment as stipulated in their respective syllabuses.

In each area of assessment, the guideline covers key issues in preparing solutions and apparatuses, a sample question for reflection and assessment procedures.

However, this guideline is not a substitute for the content stipulated in the syllabus.

It is believed that these practical guidelines will help teachers in identifying key issues to
take into account in assessing competencies attained by candidates in practicals.

NECTA Guidelines For Practical Examinations Chemistry

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