Please fax completed registration forms to 729-0611 or mail to address below:
Department of Education
High School Certification
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL
Public exams are written in June of each year in the following Level III courses:
Exams are marked by an independent marking board made up of teachers. The final mark in each of these courses is 50 per cent school mark, and 50 per cent exam marks.
If a student is not satisfied with the mark they have received in any public exam course, they may request a re-read. There is a non-refundable fee for this of $10 and the deadline for requesting a re-read is early September. The higher of the two marks will be used to determine the final mark.
Students who have had their June exams deferred or who wish to improve their marks can write supplementary exams in early August. Students can request a re-read of the supplementary exam, and the highest of all marks is the one used.
Some schools offer summer school which may include public exams courses.
The Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation (CDLI) provides review material and online tutoring services that can assist students with their preparation for writing provincial public examinations. Please visit the following links:
Past public exams and other resources are available at http://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/k12/evaluation/resources.html
Students who require accommodations are able to use adaptations which fall under Adaptations/Accommodations Policy PDF (182 KB) outlined by the Department of Education. Schools submit the application (926 KB), on behalf of the student, to their school district.
Students who are not currently attending high school (private candidates) must register with the Department of Education in order to write public exams. The private candidate registration form can be found above.
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