School Terms & Assessment
Calculation of Grades

Students receive a term grade for each subject based on the their daily average and their term exam grades.
The daily average is the result of exams, quizzes, recitation, homework, lab work, and projects the student completed during the term and comprises 60% of the term grade.
Term exams comprise 40% of the term grade.
The final annual average for each subject is comprised of 25% of the average in in each of the three terms plus 25% of the average in the Final exams.

NOTE: In the absence of term exams as is the case in grades 1-3 the daily grade which includes all evaluation will be recorded as the grade for the term.

General Average

The general average is calculated at the end of each term and at the end of the academic year. It is comprised of the sum of the products (each grade multiplied by its weight) divided by the sum of weights.

Example for a grade 12 General Sciences student:

The general average is equal to the sum of the product of each grade multiplied by its weight divided by the sum of weights: 4660 ÷ 59 = 79

Then the general average for this student is: 79

The following table shows the different subjects taught in grades 1 through 12 and the corresponding weight used in calculating the general average.

NPC Promotion Policy

Students in cycle 1 (grades 1,2 and 3( are promoted unconditionally except when  the school determines that it is in their interest to repeat a grade.

Unconditional promotion in cycles II and III (grades 4 – 10) requires a minimum general average of 65%.
Failure in any of the core subjects of Arabic, English or Math may result in probationary promotion whereby the student is required to undertake a mandatory remedial plan.
Acceptance into the various Secondary School programs requires a minimum general average of 65 as well as meeting minimum grades in certain core subjects as follows:

 10 to 11 From grade 10 to grade 11 E (Economics & Sociology) 65 in Math, 70 in Economics or in Sociology From grade 10 to 11S (Science Program)  70 in Math, 65 in two of Physics, Chemistry, Life Science 11 to 12 From grade 11E (Economics) to grade 12E (Economics) 70 in Math,  70 in two of Economics, Sociology, Civilization  From grade 11E (Economics) to grade 12G Or Grade 12X: Not Permitted From grade 11S (Science) to  grade 12E (Economics) 65 in Math,  70 in one or 65 in two of Economics, Sociology, Civilization From grade 11S (Science) to grade 12G (General Science)  70 in both Math and Physics, 65 in Chemistry From Grade 11S (Science) to grade 12X (Life Science) 70 in Life Science,  in Math, Physics, and Chemistry

School Terms

The school year is divided into three terms. At the end of every term, students sit for a term exam. Results are incorporated into the term average.

NOTE: GRADES 1, 2 AND 3 DO NOT HAVE TERM EXAMS.

NPC applies the new Lebanese curriculum as modified to meet its educational philosophy with special emphasis on character education, foreign languages and the arts. The following table lists the subjects taught in each grade and the weekly hours assigned each subject.