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Coronavirus: Grade 12 exam dates for UAE public, private schools issued

Wam/Abu Dhabi
Filed on June 8, 2020
uae, schools, academic year, coronavirus, covid19, exams


Exams would be held via distance-learning modes and systems: Ministry

The UAE Ministry of Education has announced the final exams schedule, taking place from June 21 to 29, for grade 12 students.

In a statement, the ministry noted that 12th-grade students across public and private schools that apply the ministry's curriculum would undertake final examinations for general and advanced tracks, as well as academic and home study.

The Ministry of Education went on to say that exams would be held via distance-learning modes and systems (amid the coronavirus Covid-19 situation).

Students will sit their first exam - the physics paper - on June 21.

The following day (June 22) students will take their social studies exam, followed by their Arabic language exam on June 23.

Students undertaking the general track will sit down for their chemistry and biology exams on June 24, while students under the advanced track will conduct their chemistry exam on the same day.

On June 25, students will sit for their English language exam, and will the break off examinations for the weekend (June 26 and 27).

They will then re-commence their final exams, with the mathematics paper on June 28, and conclude on the 29th with their Islamic studies paper.

According to the ministry, each exam has a duration of 60 minutes, adding that each question within the exam has a set time limit that will appear as a timer next to each question set out.

The ministry noted that students must ensure that they answer each question within the set timeframe, before moving on to the next question.

Students will not be able to answer a question or amend their answer to a said question once the allotted time is complete, it explained. The ministry added that once a student has moved on to the next question, they cannot return to the previous question in the exam.

It is worth noting that the schedules released by the ministry indicate that students in the general and advanced tracks will undertake their exams between 10:30am and 11:30am. In contrast, students in academic and home study will take their exams between 4:30pm and 5:30pm.

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