National exam results rise in Portugal

in News · 07-08-2020 01:00:00 · 1 Comments

The average results in this year’s national exams in Portugal have risen in all subjects compared to last year, with the exception of two subjects.

According to data from the National Examination Board, released by the Ministry of Education, the average grades in 12th-grade exams carried out by in-house students (those who attended classes throughout the school year) have risen this year in almost all subjects, with some registering an increase of more than three values.

In the Biology and Geology exam, two of the most popular and important for students who want to enter Medicine, the average increased by 3.3 points, registering an average rating of 14 points out of a possible 20.

Also, in Physics and Chemistry, students were able to improve their results in relation to the previous year by 3.2 points, increasing the average score from 10 points to 13.2 points.

The only decreases were registered in the results of the Descriptive Geometry A tests, whose average rating fell by 2.3 points, and in Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences, which registered this year the only negative average rating: 9.5 down by 1.5 compared to 2019.
Portuguese and Mathematics A also registered improvements, although not as significant: in Portuguese, the average rose from 11.8 points to 12 points, and Mathematics increased from 11.5 points to 13 points.

The biggest increase was registered in French, which went from 11.3 points to 15, followed by German with 16.1 points (plus 3.5), Geography A with 13.6 points and Biology and Geology (both registered 3.3 more values).

The highest average was recorded in Mandarin (initiation), with the six students who took the test achieving an average grade in the exam of 16.9 points.

Among subjects with more than 2,500 students, it was students of English that achieved the best average rating, with 15 points.

In a statement the Institute for Educational Assessment (IAVE), responsible for the preparation and application of the exams in schools, underlines that this year students took the national final exams only in the subjects they chose as entrance exams for university, thus justifying the positive results.

The new rules, applied this year as an exceptional measure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, also explain the lower number of registrants, in relation to the previous year, which was reflected in the also lower number of tests carried out.


Im very good at mathematical reasoning...

By Gnmareza from Lisbon on 07-08-2020 10:39
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