Published: 2017-06-21 16:59
Last Updated: 2017-06-21 17:56
The Ministry of Education has confirmed that the implementation of the new school marking system for Tawjihi (equivalent of A Levels or SAT) will begin in the next academic year (2017/2018) and the Ministry is working on the preparations for the application of the new scheme.
The previous system of taking the average mark of all subjects will be replaced with a system where student marks will be measured out of 1400. Unlike the previous marking system, students are not required to pass all subjects.
It was also confirmed that the general secondary school certificate exam for the next academic year will continue on two courses, and that there will be no amendments to the instructions regarding score raising.
A successful student in the General Secondary School exam will be allowed to retake one or two subjects for the purpose of raising their score, on the condition that the exam is retaken the following term.
The Ministry has distributed to the Directorate of Education (DoE) the amended instructions for the General Secondary School Certificate Examination, which allows the failed secondary school student to take the general exam an unlimited number of times, starting from school year 2017/ 2018.
Under the conditions, priority is given to those who failed the course three times, which was the previous limit for retakes. If their specified subjects is not included in the current general exam program, an alternative subject will be provided.