Today marks the official start of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET) final written examinations, which will continue in schools across the Territory for the next two weeks.
The number of individual students enrolled to sit exams in this year is 1380. This includes final year students and some from levels other than year 12.
The first written exam to be held across the Territory is this morning’s Biology exam, scheduled for 8am.
Students will sit exams in 38 different subjects this year, including in 13 different languages. Some language examinations have already taken place in the past two weeks.
This year marks the second year some NTCET exams will be held electronically. Modern History and Psychology students will sit electronic exams, following on from English Literary Studies students who sat their exams for the first time electronically last year.
NTCET results are scheduled to be released at 7.30am, Tuesday, 17 December, 2019.
As stated by Minister for Education, Selena Uibo.
“As Minister for Education, I wish all students sitting their exams the very best of luck for the next two weeks and for the very exciting futures they have ahead.
“This can be a very stressful time for all involved, so I thank our teachers, families and school communities for their hard work in supporting our students in the lead-up to these exam weeks.
“I am immensely proud of all our Territory students, who have worked so hard to get to this point in their academic careers.
“The Territory Labor Government knows how important education is, which is why we have consistently invested record funding into our education system over the past three years.
“The NT can be the most improved education system in the country and we are investing to ensure there are more teachers, better infrastructure and better resources to support every child to reach their full potential.”