Nearly 10% of Grammar School Seniors Fail Matriculation Exams in Math, Croatian

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ZAGREB, July 21, 2019 – As many as 30,561 secondary school students sat matriculation exams in June, and 9.4% of students who attended grammar school education failed those finals, which is the highest percentage of failure at final exams, according to findings presented by the National Centre for the External Evaluation of Education (NCVVO).

The average passing mark is 3 (good) on a scale ranging from 1 to 5 for best performance.

The NCVVO head, Ivana Katavić, has recently said that a half of those who sat final exams were students of vocational schools, while 38.6% were students of grammar schools (gymnasiums) and 13% were other exam entrants.

As many as 1,041 grammar school students failed compulsory matriculation exams (9.4%) as against 5.2% last year.

This June 8,758 grammar school seniors failed matriculation exams in math or in Croatian or in both subjects.

Students with the best performances at the exams are from all parts of Croatia.

Also, students from vocational schools with an emphasis on electrical and mechanical engineering also perform very well in final exams in math, IT and physics, and students from secondary medical schools perform very well at matriculation tests in biology and chemistry.

As many as 68 school leavers got 100% on some final exams.

However, only one student – Iva Barać of the Mathematical Grammar School in Split “known as 3. Gimnazija) – got 100% both on the final exam in math and physics, as against 11 students who solved those two higher-level tests perfectly last year.

As many as 26% of entrants solved the higher level of the matriculation exam in English completely.

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