khmer program - grades 1-10
Footprints International School is licensed by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS). Therefore, FIS follows the national curriculum, which is set by the government. General Education, called the Khmer Program at FIS, to make it consistent with International Program, or in Khmer means កម្មវិធីសិក្សាចំណេះទូទៅខ្មែរ is the formal education controlled by MoEYS. The Khmer Program allows learners to develop their knowledge and skills by enhancing their personal, intellectual and physical capacity. We run both Primary and Secondary Education in our Khmer Program. Like those at state schools, our students in the Khmer Program have to sit for three different exams in their school life:
- Moving Level Exam (grade 6): Grade 6 is the crossing line for moving from Primary level to Secondary level. Thus, all students are required to take Final Semester 1 and Final Semester 2 exam like those from other grades. However, the difference is that FIS Khmer Program creates the tests and arranges the exam, but MoEYS will set the exam date, issue the test guidelines, train the individuals involved, and inspect the exam process.
- Grade 9 National Exam: The exam is the student assessment for moving from phase 1 called Low Secondary to phase 2 called Upper Secondary within the secondary program. FIS students are afforded plenty of review time for the exam. Our students usually take the exam in the state school which is proctored by MoEYS.
- Grade 12 National Exam: This exam is the bridge for students to go to a local university. It is the most challenging exam and requires extensive knowledge to pass. Like the Grade 9 National Exam, we prepare our students for this examination with intensive review. Passing this exam is necessary to receive a diploma for the Khmer Program.