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Public Exam Information

Public Exam Schedules / Horaire des Examens Publics

Public Exam Marking Board

Public Exam Rereads

  • The Department of Education is not accepting applications for rereads at this time.

Supplementary Exams / Examens de reprise

Other Public Exam Resources

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
A1B 4J6

Public exams are written in June of each year in the following Level III courses:

  • Biology 3201
  • Biologie 3231
  • Chemistry 3202
  • Chimie 3239
  • Earth Systems 3209
  • English 3201
  • Français 3202
  • Histoire mondiale 3231
  • Math 3200 and 3201
  • Mathématiques 3231
  • Physics 3204
  • World Geography 3202
  • World History 3201

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.

Re-reads:

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.

Supplementary Exams:

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.

Preparatory Help:

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:

  • CDLI web site (http://www.cdli.ca opens new window). Request site access as noted, or simply log in if access has already been acquired. Public exam review material is accessible in the Learning Content section of the site.
  • Tutoring in Newfoundland and Labrador web site (http://www.cdli.ca/tutoring opens new window). Navigate the links on the site to learn more about the services offered

Past public exams and other resources are available at http://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/k12/evaluation/resources.html

Accommodations:

Students who require accommodations are able to use adaptations which fall under Adaptations/Accommodations Policy PDF PDF (182 KB) outlined by the Department of Education. Schools submit the application PDF (926 KB), on behalf of the student, to their school district.

Private candidates:

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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