LEGAE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Legae English Medium School is a registered Primary School Leaving Examination Centre, and became a registered Cambridge International Examination Centre in 2014.  The School follows both the Botswana National Curriculum and the Cambridge International Curriculum Framework, which are combined into a unique LEMS Syllabus.

The Botswana National Curriculum is a seven-year programme which ends with the Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) at the end of Standard Seven.  This is an external examination from the Botswana Examination Council. There is also a national external assessment (Attainment Tests) done in Standard Four.

The Cambridge International Curriculum Framework is a six-year course and the external Checkpoint Examination at Legae is written following the completion of the 6-year curriculum, in the April of the next year (Standard Seven). There is also external assessment, Cambridge Progression Tests, done after the completion of Standard Three, Standard Four, and Standard Five. This is also done in the April of the following year.

Homework is considered essential to a child’s learning process and an important part of the school day. A School Diary is given to each student in which they record the daily homework. This must be signed every day by the Parent and the Teacher.          

Reading is also part of daily compulsory Homework and each child is given a Reading Record which must be signed daily by both Parent and Teacher.

Subjects taught under the Botswana National Curriculum are:

 Lower School  Upper School
 English  English 
 Mathematics  Mathematics
 Environmental Science  Science
 Cultural Studies  Social Studies
 Setswana  Setswana
   Religious and Moral Education
 

 Agriculture


Subjects taught under the Cambridge International Curriculum are:

  • -English

  • -Mathematics

  • -Science

  • -ICT

  • -Global Perspectives


Legae English Medium School also offers subjects not under either Examination frameworks. These subjects are:

  • -Chinese

  • -Music

  • -Physical Education

  • -Art

Learners are promoted to the next Standard on merit. Promotion to the next Standard is not automatic. The learner’s academic performance, behaviour, emotional and social development are considered before any decision is made.



 

Academic Achievement

Year 

Students

A

%

B

%

C

%

D

%

Pass % 

 2000

 88

 62

 70

 25

 28

 1

 1

 0

 0

 100

 2001

 73

 54

 74

 17

 23

 2

 3

 0

 0

 100

 2002

 91

 53

 58

38 

 42

 0

 0

 0

 0

 100

 2003

 93

 57

 61

 36

 39

 0

 0

 0

 0

 100

 2004

 99

 68

 68

31

37

 0

 0

 0 

 0

 100

 2005

 96

 60

 63

 36

 37

 0

 0

 0

 0

 100

 2006

 94

 68

 72

 26

 28

 0

 0

 0

 0

 100

 2007

 85

 65

 76

 20

 24

 0

 0

 0

 0

 100

 2008

 100

 59

 59

 39

 39

 2

 2

 0

 0

 100

 2009

 93

 74

 80

18 

 19

 1

 1

 0

 0

 100

 2010

 67

 42

 63

 22

 33

 3

 4

 0

 0

 100

 2011

 73

 42

 58

 23

 32

 8

 11

 0

 0

 100

 2012

 84

 49

 58

 25

 30

10 

 12

 0

 0

 100

 2013

 93

 54

 58

 32

 34

 6

 6

 0

 0

 100

 2014

 74

 29

 39

 33

 45

 11

 15

 1

 1

 99

 2015

 77

 55

 72

 21

 27

 1

 1

 0

 0

 100

 2016

 56

47 

 84

 7

13 

 2

 3

 0

 0

 100

 2017

 69

 41

 60

 23

 34

 4

 5

 1

 1

 99

 2018

 98

 62

 63

 32

 33

 3

 3

 1

 1

 99

In addition to the consistent pass rate at PSLE, students from Legae English Medium School have been selected to participate in the National Science Olympiads and Chess Tournaments. The School has achieved excellent sporting success as the Private Schools Athletics Champions from 2011-16 and has entered numerous students into National sporting events including the following sports: Netball, Football, Softball, Cross Country, Chess, Fencing and Karate.