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Education Profiles PHILIPPINES

 

Elementary Education

Higher  Education

 
 
 
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
 
 

 
Structure:
Elementary education is compulsory and provides basic education to students aged 7 to 12 years. It consists of six yeas of study except in a few schools (mainly private) offering a seven-year course.  There is free but not compulsory pre-school education offered for children five years of age.
 
Age of Admission:
Age 7
 
Length:
Six years
 
Programme of Study:
 
Subject
Daily time allotment in each grade
(in minutes)
1
2
3
4
5
6
Filipino
60
60
60
60
60
60
Civics and Culture
40
40
40
-
-
-
Geography, History, 
and Civics
-
-
-
40
40
40
Physical Education
20
20
-
-
-
-
Music, Art, and Physical Education
-
-
60
60
60
60
Good Manners and Conduct
20
20
20
20
20
20
Home Economics/Practical Arts
-
-
-
40
40
40
English
80
80
80
80
80
80
Science and Health
40
40
40
40
40
40
Mathematics
60
60
60
60
60
60
Total number of minutes
320
320
360
380
400
400
 
Assessment and Promotion:
Elementary students are promoted from one grade to the next provided that the meet the achievement standards set for the grade.  In grades one through six, students are rated in every subject four times during the year.  After satisfactorily completing the six-year elementary curriculum, students receive a certificate of graduation from elementary school. No examination is required for admission to public secondary schools.
 
Grading Scale:
A grade of 75% is the lowest passing grade
 
Revised: May 06, 2004 .
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