1,138 students were awarded their Matriculation Certificate after they sat for the special September session, the University of Malta said on Friday.
Students started receiving their SEC and Matriculation results of the examinations held in September as from Friday. The results will be communicated via SMS and by post.
A total of 3,726 candidates had originally applied for the MATSEC first session with 4,798 students sat for the exam in the special September session where an additional 1,072 candidates were registered.
The students who were awarded their Matriculation Certificate will be able to proceed with their tertiary education depending on their chosen programme of study.
2,869 students of 5,224 candidates who had registered for the main session of SEC examinations, eventually applied for the special September session.
1,915 students taking SEC exams were born in 2004, keeping the percentage of 16-year-old students consistent with that reported in 2019.
The university remarked that their overall performance was generally good and this is evident in the pass rates recorded in the three main subjects. The highest pass rate obtained is 76.2% (Grade 1-7) in the English language. Whereas, candidates’ pass mark in Maltese and Mathematics were 62.3% and 62.2 respectively.
More females (1,548) applied for SEC examinations than males (1,321).
MCAST issues final call for applications
MCAST has issued a final call for applications.
Prospective applicants may apply between 9 and 13 November.
The late call was issued following the disruption in the exam sessions brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement the institute said that it has also issued guidance to already registered students who may need to transfer to a different level or course depending on the results obtained. Students are to present their result slips to their institutes, indicating the course code and title they wish to transfer to. Transfers will be accepted until 13 November.
Students who were conditionally accepted to courses at levels 4, 5 and 6 are to present their results between 23 and 27 November.
MCAST Registrar Maria Pace said: “We are well aware that students sitting for their SEC and MATSEC results experienced exceptional circumstances this year. As we have already done throughout our summer intake, we will continue to provide support to all students so that they can successfully continue their learning. Receiving results can be an exciting time, but it can also bring disappointments. We want to encourage all students to take the next step and to choose the right programme to reach their full potential.”