The School Certificate (SC) and Higher School Certificate (HSC) written examinations for the vast majority of candidates begin on Wednesday. They will end on November 14 and 17 respectively.
This year, there are approximately 18,300 candidates for the SC and 6,000 for the HSC. Last week, the practical exams, such as Food & Nutrition, Art and Design or Design and Technology, had taken place. This took place after two years of upheaval in the school calendar due to Covid-19. Due to the pandemic, the authorities are also allowing students in Grades 10 and 12, who so wish, to take part in the SC and HSC 2022 exams. These also concern those who had applied for the exams of May/June 2022, but who preferred to postpone them for the end of the year. It should be noted, however, that the free examinations offered by the authorities are applicable only once. To qualify, students must meet the 90% attendance requirement. It was up to the rectors to count the number of attendances over the past two years. Those whose conditions are not met had to pay the examination fees.
A glance at the “timetable”, distributed by the Mauritius Examinations Syndicate (MES), responsible for organizing the exams, shows that SC candidates will be concerned this Wednesday by the following subjects: English Language (Syllabus B), French, Tamil, Urdu, Telugu, Marathi and Modern Standard Chinese. SC candidates are reminded that they will need to earn five credits to advance to Grade 12 next year. Those of the HSC will have the Telugu test and on Thursday, all the candidates will work on the General Paper (Mauritius) between noon and 1:30 p.m.
Two new scholarships will be offered to HSC students (one girl and one boy), who will excel in the field of Economics. This was announced during the %2022-2023 budget speech.