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75% success in end-of-year exams in Luxumbourg

September 13, 2022

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Of the 3,483 candidates for the various secondary school leaving exams in Luxembourg, 2,612 obtained their diploma. The overall success rate therefore stands at 75%, down slightly from recent years: 76% in 2021, and 78% on average over the last decade, between 2012 and 2021.

“Although the candidates for the school leaving examination have lived through three school years under the influence of the pandemic, their results are quite honorable and are a continuation of the previous years. With their diploma in hand, students are now well prepared for their future studies or professional life. And this thanks to the commitment of the entire school community”, welcomed the Minister of National Education, Children and Youth Claude Meisch (DP), in a press release.

83% in classic, 68% in general
It is true that with the health crisis, many adolescents and young adults - high school or university students - have experienced a complicated period, which has sometimes resulted, for some, in episodes of depression or even depression. But that didn't seem to affect the majority of students.

Going back to the secondary school leaving exams, if we go into the details of the results, the success rate is 83% for traditional education and 68% for general education.

Girls more successful
Other information provided by the Ministry of National Education: girls have done better than boys this year. “Gender-based analysis shows that girls do slightly better than boys in classical secondary education (84% success for girls against 82% for boys). In general secondary education, the success rate is 71% in favor of girls (against 64% for boys)”, details the press release. 

116 “excellent” ratings
Finally, with regard to grades, 116 students obtained an “excellent” grade (average equal to or greater than 52 points). They are 105 in classical education (8% of new graduates) and 11 in general education (4%). On the podium of the sectors, we find the natural sciences-mathematics section on the highest step (44 “excellent” mentions), ahead of the mathematics-computer science section (29) and the economics-mathematics section (10).


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