On Wednesday, May 4, the final exams will begin. Nearly 290 thousand This year’s graduates from general secondary schools, technical secondary schools and graduate industrial schools will take the compulsory written exam in Polish at the primary level at 9:00 a.m.
The willingness to take the matriculation exam – as in previous years – was also declared by graduates of previous years. Among them, there will be people who have decided to take an exam or exams that were not passed in previous years, or to take an exam in a new subject, or to take a previous exam to improve its result. The willingness to take the Polish baccalaureate exams was also declared by 41 Ukrainian graduates, Ukrainian citizens, who came to Poland after February 24 this year, after Russia’s attack on Ukraine.
This year – like the previous year – the registration exam will be conducted based on the exam requirements that were announced in December 2020, and not, as in previous years, based on the requirements set out in the syllabus basic.
The examination conditions constitute a restricted catalog of requirements (from 20 to 30% depending on the subject) specified in the basic curriculum for general education, which formed the basis for the conduct of examinations in previous years.
The secondary school graduate – as in previous years – must pass three compulsory written exams at the basic level: in Polish, mathematics and modern foreign language. Graduates of schools or classes in which the language of instruction is that of the national minorities must always pass a compulsory written examination in the mother tongue at primary level.
All secondary school graduates must also pass a written examination at the extended level (in the case of a modern foreign language at the extended or bilingual level), i.e. the so-called of a complementary subject or your choice. Volunteers can take a maximum of six exams at the advanced level.
The subjects to choose from are: biology, chemistry, philosophy, physics, geography, history, history of art, history of music, computer science, Latin and ancient culture, knowledge of society, languages of national and ethnic minorities, regional language , as well as mathematics, the Polish language and modern foreign languages. Exams in the subject of your choice are taken at the advanced level. Therefore, this group also includes – at this level – mathematics, Polish and foreign languages, which are compulsory at the basic level.
For the first time in 2022, the graduates of the 4-year technical secondary school (2006-2022) and the graduates of the second-cycle industrial school graduated from the first-cycle industrial school as college graduates ( from 2022) are not required to sit for the examination of an additional subject at the advanced level, if they fulfill all the conditions necessary for obtaining a diploma attesting to professional qualifications or a diploma professional in the profession taught at technician level.
Until April 20 of this year. persons who, in the previously submitted declaration, expressed their willingness to take the school leaving examination in an additional subject or additional subjects, and after submitting the declaration, obtained the above-mentioned documents, could submit written information on the resignation of the secondary school leaving examination in this additional subject or these additional subjects. In the event of resignation, these persons are not required to take an additional examination in any subject at the advanced level in May.
Just like last year and two years ago, graduates do not have to take two oral exams – compulsory in previous years – in Polish and in a foreign language. They will be carried out only for candidates who must present the result obtained in the oral examination as part of the recruitment procedure for a foreign university.
CKE informed that this year there will be about 1.8 thousand. oral exams, including: 215 Polish exams, 1,230 English exams, 15 Belarusian exams, 60 French exams, 170 Spanish exams, 105 German exams and 5 Russian exams.
On the certificate of completion of secondary studies, where the results of the oral examinations must be submitted, graduates who do not present them will be marked with the following statement: “In 2022, the examination did not have place “.
The duration of the written tests – as in previous years – depends on the subject followed by the bachelor and the level. For example, the Polish exam at the basic level lasts 170 minutes, and at the advanced level – 180 minutes.
Written exams will start at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. According to the CKE calendar, on the first day of the Matura exam, in the morning there will be an exam in Polish at the basic level, and in the afternoon in Latin and ancient culture.
The written exam session will last until May 23. The oral exam session will start on May 18 and will last until May 20. The oral tests will take place according to the schedules established by the presidents of the examination teams.
To pass the high school diploma, a graduating student must earn a minimum of 30 percent. compulsory exam points. In the case of an elective subject, there is no passing threshold, the result of the examination is only used for admission to studies.
Students who will not be able to take the exams in the May session for health or accident reasons, will be able to take them in the additional June session. Its date is set from June 1 to 15.
Examiners will check the work of high school graduates. Maturity certificates will be sent to schools by district examination boards by July 5 this year. On the same day (July 5), the national results of this year’s Matura exam will also be announced.
A bachelor who questions the result obtained by him can appeal. The procedure includes several steps. In accordance with the regulations, each baccalaureate holder may request access to his assessed work from the competent regional jury. Can take photo of exam sheet. If he has any objections to the assessment, he may request verification from the director of the district review board. The director of OKE – after reviewing the application – can change the assessment or maintain the current assessment.
A high school graduate who still questions the result may appeal to the Central Examinations Board’s Examination Arbitration College. Such a request must be submitted within seven days of receiving information from OKE on the result of the total points verification. The request can only relate to the evaluation of tasks that have not been positively verified by OKE. Although the request is formally addressed to the Director of the Central Examinations Board, it must be submitted to the originating Regional Examinations Board.
The request is reviewed by OKE. The Director of OKE may withhold the whole appeal, only part of it or no appeal at all. Answers that he does not accept are forwarded to the Central Examinations Commission. The director of the CKE refers them to the Examinations Arbitration College. The college is made up of experienced examiners and experts in a specific scientific field.
A high school student who fails a compulsory test has the right to change it on August 23. A graduate student who fails more than one exam can only correct them within one year. (PORRIDGE)
Author: Danuta Starzynska-Rosiecka