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.