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Early university offers to year 12 students reignite debate in Australia

September 29, 2023

Universities will release more than 12,000 early first-round offers to HSC students this week after a crackdown on admissions stopped institutions handing out places before trial exams.

New exam model for Portugal 11th grade students

September 28, 2023

Year 11 students who take national exams at the end of this academic year will follow the new model for completing secondary school and accessing higher education. The changes were published this Friday in Diário da República and come into force.

Mess with Greek high school exams

September 26, 2023

The exams were not held in many 1st and 2nd Lyceum schools, while there were long delays in the 3rd Lyceum.

From writing on arms to smartwatches: Hundreds of HSC students caught cheating in Australia

September 25, 2023

Serious cheating offences in HSC exams have doubled in the past five years, with a record 65 students forced to front the Examination Rules Committee last year.

Portugal government approves new rules for access to higher education

September 22, 2023

The Government approved a new model that requires the counting of two national exams for the average entry to higher education, and which will come into force from 2025.

Bangladesh HSC exam of 2024 to be held under shortened syllabus

September 21, 2023

The Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations of 2024 will be held under shortened syllabus. However, in 2024, the secondary school certificate (SSC) and equivalent exams will be held under full syllabus.

Soon Sweden national exams will be completely digital

September 20, 2023

In a couple of years, there will be a requirement for the national tests to be done completely digitally. Already in a year, the new way of working will begin to be introduced and Tranås municipality is preparing.

Experts set to investigate ‘pathways’ for secondary school students amid dropping ATAR participation rates

September 19, 2023

Options offered to teens in Years 11 and 12 will go under the microscope in a sweeping review of WA secondary school pathways amid concerns about fewer students tackling harder subjects.

Education Department shopping for cheat checker to detect AI use in online exams

September 19, 2023

Plans to catch WA school students who use artificial intelligence to cheat in high-stakes online writing exams have been revealed in tender documents.

NECO 2023 marking begins, to release results end of September

September 18, 2023

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has commenced marking its 2023 school-based senior secondary certificate examination(SSCE) scripts.

South Korea Government exclude extra-hard questions from state-run college entrance exam

September 15, 2023

The government is set to make the College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT) easier by excluding questions at the highest level of difficulty from the state-administered college entrance exam, starting with September's mock test, to tackle the country's dependence on private education.

Portugal National exams: More than 75% of revision requests resulted in an increase in the grade

September 14, 2023

In the 1st phase of national exams, in more than three quarters of the tests that were the subject of a request to review the classification, grades increased. On the other hand, in 8% of requests the result was the opposite of what was expected, a reduction in classification.

Portugal school year begins with thousands of students without a teacher and hundreds of retirements

September 14, 2023

Classes begin with around 80 thousand students without a teacher in one or more subjects. The southern part of the country is the most affected by a lack of teachers, but the problem spreads to all regions. Between September and October, another 726 teachers will retire.

National exam season in Portugal, with strikes and minimum services decreed

September 13, 2023

The season for national secondary education exams begins with the 12th year Portuguese test, with teachers' unions calling strikes for students' final assessments, subject to minimum services by decision of the arbitration court.

Extended right for students in Sweden upper secondary school and adapted upper secondary school to study national minority languages

September 11, 2023

The bill contains proposals for amendments to the Education Act which relate partly to the upper secondary school, partly to the upper secondary school (from 2 July 2023 called adapted upper secondary school).

2023 ATAR Examination Timetable Announced

September 09, 2023

The 2023 Year 12 ATAR course written and practical examinations timetables are provided.

Exams for vocational students to be considered as part of WA Certificate of Education review

September 08, 2023

Year 12 vocational students may be asked to sit formal exams and the overall number of courses could be slashed under possible changes being considered to strengthen the integrity of the WA Certificate of Education.

Abitur 2023: This is how good the students were in the individual federal states

September 07, 2023

A high school graduation year full of mishaps - but most students in Germany have completed their high school diploma. But which federal state did best? Some average grades are still pending.

Egypt’s Thanaweya Amma exam results out

September 06, 2023

Thanaweya Amma (final school year) students will be able to obtain their final exam results for school year 2022/23.

NECO registers over 1.2m candidates for 2023 SSCE

September 05, 2023

The National Examinations Council (NECO) says over 1.2 million candidates registered for the ongoing 2023 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).


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