Showing posts with label Grade 8. Grade 10. Grade 12 Exams. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Grade 8. Grade 10. Grade 12 Exams. Show all posts

HOW TO DOWNLOAD THE PAST EXAM PAPERS (VIDEO GUIDE)

How to download the past mathematics exam papers using the password provided. There are two categories of Grade 8 Maths Exam Past Papers:

1) Past (OLD) Papers (2009 - 2014)

2) Latest (2015 - recent Maths Exam Papers)


1) How to download OLD PAPERS

On the information page of the Mathematics Resources website

i) Click on the link to download

ii) Check your Gmail Account

iii) Access the OLD PAPER in your Gmail Account

Video Instruction 

2) How to download RECENT (LATEST) PAPERS

At the download page of Mathematics Resources website,

i) Copy the PASSWORD

ii) Click download

iii) Enter this password in the download 'popup window'

iv) Click download

v) Wait for the math paper to download

vi) Check your Gmail Account

Video Instruction 

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How to Login to MyPNGExamResults Website - Grade 10 and 12 Exam Results 2022

My PNG Exam Results 2022: The exam results for Grade 10 and Grade 12 are normally released early in December every year. If you are a 2022 Grade 10 or Grade 12 student, here is how you can check your results - but when will the results come out?


We also have the latest article here - How to Login to My PNG Exam Results Website VIDEO GUIDE

MYPNGExamResults 2022


Read on to find out what happened last year, and how to log in to the website. If you want some more information, check the video or subscribe to the PNG Insight YouTube channel and check out this playlist.

How to access Exam Results online?

The Grade 10 and Grade 12 Students in the country can now access their results online, anywhere in PNG where there are internet and mobile phone network. Here is how to check the results online.

The Students will use their 'default password' to log in and access the 2022 Grade 10 Exam Result. The default password format is yyyyprschcand
  • yyyy is year E.g. 2022
  • pr is province code E.g. 36
  • sch is school code E.g. 123
  • cand is candidate number E.g. 1001 

What to do to access your PNG Exam results

For example, the Grade 10 student Kila KOBLE password will be 2020361231001. So, the
  • Surname is Koble
  • Given name is Kila
  • Password is 2022361231001
This video briefly explains the format of the default password and how to enter the characters correctly.

My PNG Exam Results 2022 Website

Grade 10 and Grade 12 students will need a smartphone or computer. And mobile data to connect to the internet to view the exam results online. 

The website is called MyPNGExamResults. You can access it via the URL https://www.mypngexamresults.com 2022.

Default password does not work. Help!

Your default password will work if you follow the instruction thoroughly. In a case where your password does not work there are 5 things you must do in order:
  • Check with your school that the default password (yyyyprschcand) is correct, especially the candidate number.
  • 'Clear input data' and try again.
  • Clear the Cache on your mobile phone or computer and try again
  • Ask your school to assist you by checking the log in detail, again.
  • Only seek assistance from MSD as the last resort, and must be done through your school or Exam Coordinators (also called PES) in the provinces.
Important: If you changed your password, it is your responsibility to set it so that ONLY you can remember it. Do not give an excuse that you 'forget' the password. It is all up to you to ensure that you recall the password every time you need it! 

Access My PNG Exam Results 2022 for Grade 10 and Grade 12

The video and this article should help you to see your online result without any problem. But if you still have other difficulties, you may find help here. 

We followed the developments in education over the years and have a collection of educational Apps and websites. Click here to check them out.

You may also find our article on Grade 10 Online results here helpful. 

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If you have any questions about the 2022 Grade 10 My PNG Exam Result login, please leave a comment below.

2020 & 2021 Exam Results Dates

The results for 2022 comes out the same time as the results for the past year unless something is seriously wrong. Here is what we learnt from the past two years.

The 2020 and 2021 Grade 10 and Grade 12 Online exam results were released a week after the announcement was made by the Department of Education. 

The MyPNGExamresults website mentioned the 3rd of December 2020 was the release date. However, our update indicated that the actual results were released on the 10th of December 2020 and 2021. There was a delay of 1 week but it all went well in the end. 

Check out the dates for this year, here.

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Grade 8, 10 and 12 Maths Past Exam Paper PDF Download

Grade 8, 10 and 12 Maths Past Exam Papers from 2009 to 2020 are now available for download. We believe that the students have done the maths Mock Exams and are preparing for the Mathematics Exam 2021.

Read more about how to download the latest maths exam paper.

Grade 10 maths exam past paper

How to download Grade 8, 10 and 12 maths exam papers

If you are a 2021 Grade 8, 10 or 12 student, here is how you can get the Grade 10 mathematics exam paper.

  1. Visit PNGINSIGHT.COM mathematics resources website 
  2. Click on the Menu and select you grade 
  3. Read the instructions and click on the links/buttons.
  4. Follow the prompt  to download the exam papers.
We know revising for exam is important because it helps to stop anxiety and stress. We created a Maths website where you can download Grade 8, Grade 10 and Grade 12 Mx General Maths and Advanced Maths Exam Papers. GET THEM HERE.

Share the resources with your family and friends. Note that by doing this we also help others who may also need the past maths exam papers.

Read more about how to download the Grade 10 latest maths exam paper.

Grade 8 Online Skill MCQ Test and Answers | Quick Feedback

Grade 8 Online Skill MCQ Test and Answers is a quick test and feedback online assessment.  The online MCQ test is an addition to the Grades 8, 10 and 12 Exam Papers for Free Download initiative on our new Math Exam Resource website. 

Check it out

Grade 8 MCQ Test and Answers


This earlier post ( Grade 8, 10 and 12 Math Exam Resource) gives more info about the different features of the website.

We announce three (3) new features. In an effort to help students perform well in mathematics examinations in Papua New Guinea, we:

(i) developed an Online Skill Test for Grade 8 Students, 
(ii) compiled past exam papers (10 years collection) for Grade 8, 10 and 12 students to download for free and revise for mathematics examinations, and
(iii) arranged Grade 10 Exam questions (2010 - 2014) by PNG School Syllabus Unit where students can revise by unit/topic in preparation for the mathematics exam. 

This is an independent initiative of PNG Insight. We do this in our free time. And, want our readers to be part of it. Be part of our initiative for the benefit of our children.

Visit PNG Mathematics Exam Resources for Grades 8, 10 and 12 Teachers and Students.

We know revising for exam is important because it helps to stop anxiety and stress. We created a Maths website where you can download Grade 8, Grade 10 and Grade 12 Mx General Maths and Advanced Maths Exam Papers. GET THEM HERE.

PNG Public Holidays, School Exams, Term Holidays and Cultural Shows 2023

The dates may change but here are the Public Holidays, School Exams, Term Holidays and Cultural Shows as seen in the past years. You may have to confirm the PNG public holiday dates when the National Gazette 2023 comes out. 

As for the Terms holiday, check out the department of education website or this post for the latest term holidays and examinations dates.

For cultural shows and events in Papua New Guinea, please visit the organisers' website, and Facebook pages or contact them directly if you are planning a trip.

PNG 2023 CULTURAL SHOWS DATES - PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2023

PNG Public Holidays, School Term Holidays and Cultural Show Dates

Public Holidays in PNG

  • New Year's Day 1 January
  • Good Friday 19 April
  • Easter 21 April
  • Queen's Birthday 10 June
  • National Remembrance Day 23 July
  • Repentance Day 26 August
  • Independence Day 16 September
  • Christmas Day 25 December
  • Boxing Day December


Papua New Guinea School Holidays

Here are the term months and holidays to take note of. Refer to the department of education website or check this article for the latest updates on term dates and holidays

       School Holidays   Month      Duration
  • Term 1 Holiday     April         1 week
  • Term 2 Holiday  July          2 weeks
  • Term 3 Holiday     Sep          1 week)
  • Term 4 Holiday     Dec          Christmas Holiday

PNG National Examinations

The national examinations in Papua New Guinea fall in the following months:

EXAMINATION                                    MONTH
  • Grade 10 Written Expression Exam   June
  • Grade 12 Written Expression Exam   August
  • Grade 10 Major Examinations           October
  • Grade 12 Major Examinations           October
  • Grade 8 Examination                         October

The school year ends early in December 2023


PNG Cultural Shows and Dates

        SHOWS & FESTIVALS                  MONTH
  • Tumbuna Festival Tour                     May
  • Mask Festival, East New Britain      July
  • Crocodile Festival, Sepik Region     August
  • Mount Hagen Festival/Show            August
  • Kalam Festival, Simbai                    September
  • Goroka Show                                   September
  • Kutubu Kundu & Digaso Festival     September
  • Morobe Show                                  October
  • Huhu War Canoe Festival               October
  • Kenu & Kundu Festival                    November
  • Karimui Show                                   November

Public Holidays, School Exams, Term Holidays and Cultural Shows 2023

Note that these dates are indicative of the months only updated from the post-covid years and are likely to change. 

If you are planning to visit the cultural event in the provinces, check with the local tour operators and guide before booking your trips.

You can check the latest examination dates and school term dates at the PNG education department's website. The private school terms are different, so check with your local schools to confirm the dates. 

PNG School Exams Schedule for Grades 12, 10 and 8 - Approved

PNG National Examination 2019 Dates approved and released by the Department of Education on the 21st of November 2018. Note that the English Written Expression Exams will take place in the month of June and August for Grades 10 and 12 respectively.


Click here for the latest updates on PNG Examination Dates and Exam Timetable

2022 PNG National Exam dates
PRESS RELEASE
The main School Exams for 2019 will take place in the month of October starting with Grade 10 School Exams (1-week duration), Grade 12 (1-week) and Grade 8 (4 days).

  • Written Expression Exam (Grade 10 Lower Secondary School Certificate) 
          Thursday 6th June 2019
  • Written Expression Exam (Grade 12 Upper Secondary School Certificate)
          Monday 5th August 2019
  • Examination (Grade 10 Lower Secondary School Certificate)
          Monday 7th October – Friday 11th October 2019 (1Week only)
  • Examination (Grade 12 Upper Secondary School Certificate)
          Monday 14th October – Friday 18th October 2019 (1week only)
  • Examination (Grade 8 Certificate of Basic Education)
         Monday 21st October – Thursday 24th October 2019

The school year ends on Friday 13th of December 2019. 


Examinations 2017 Results: Education Department Acknowledged 28 Schools out of 301 Grade 10 and 164 Grade 12 Schools

Re-posted​

THE Education Department has recognised 28 high and secondary schools in the country who have put in a lot of effort to improve their academic performance.

Secretary Dr Uke Kombra presented the Best Academic Performing School and the Most Improved School awards to the schools based on the grade 10 and grade 12 examination results.

The top 10 academic performing schools for grade 10 are:
  1. Oksapmin High School in West Sepik, 
  2. St Charles Lwanga High (NCD), 
  3. Gordon Secondary School (NCD), 
  4. Cameron Secondary School (Milne Bay), 
  5. Jubilee Catholic Secondary (NCD), 
  6. Manus Secondary (Manus), 
  7. Busu Secondary (Morobe), 
  8. Mercy Secondary (East Sepik),
  9. Mt Hagen Secondary (WHP) and
  10. *not indicated from the source.


The five most improved schools for grade 10 are:

  1. Kompiam High School (Enga), 
  2. Sacred Heart Tapini Secondary (Central), 
  3. Misima High (Milne Bay), 
  4. Kiriwina High (Milne Bay) and 
  5. Yano High (Central).
The 10 Academic Performing schools for grade 12 are: 
  1. Port Moresby National High (NCD), 
  2. Marianville Secondary (NCD), 
  3. Kerevat National High (ENB), 
  4. Wawin National High (Morobe), 
  5. Sogeri National High (Central), 
  6. Aiyura National High (EHP), 
  7. Cameron Secondary (Milne Bay), 
  8. St Ignatius Secondary (West Sepik), 
  9. Passam National High (ESP), and 
  10. Mt Hagen Secondary (WHP).

The five most improved schools for grade 12 are:
  1. Utmei Secondary (ENB), 
  2. Busu Secondary (Morobe), 
  3. Ecom Secondary (Manus), 
  4. Manggai Secondary (New Ireland) and 
  5. Buin Secondary (AROB).
We want to recognise those schools which are making more effort to make a difference in the students’ life and academic life, so we want to reinforce schools to put in more effort towards students’ education” Kombra said.
“Out of the 301 high and secondary schools that sat for the grade 10 national examinations and 164 secondary schools that sat for the grade 12 exams, we know there are many challenges that are affecting schools in their own contexts.”

Grade 12 National Examination Dates - Mobile Phones Banned During Examination Period and Other Exam Guides

August and September are the busiest months for Grade 12 students and their teachers. The students are revising for exams.

The teachers are conducting remedial lessons and school administrators are contemplating how many students they are likely to send to tertiary institutions. 

mobile phone ban in schools examinations


PNG Schools Exams in October 2023

Exams kickoff in October - see the exam dates here. The secondary schools who have been preparing their students all year long would be anticipating the exams. 

The schools having elections-related problems this year would be dreading the exams. One thing for sure is that the exams are coming and you've got about three weeks to prepare. 

The Grade 12 Examinations will take place over 5 days.

Ban mobile phones during exam periods

The education department, in recent years, had advised provincial education authorities and school administrators to ban mobile phones during exam periods. The advisory directives from the department include:
  • Penalty for  exam cheating or assisting to cheat - non certification
  • Teacher not allowed to view/access exam papers
  • Mobile phones banned from exam rooms
  • Principals and Deputy Principals must physically stay in school during the examination hours
Do you think PNG Govt and Education department should remove exams at Grade 8? Take a look at this article and let us know what you think.

should exams be removed


Students Sitting National Examinations at Grades 8, 10 and 12 - Overall Increase of 4 percent 2015 to 2016

Here is a quick spreadsheet graph of the number of Grade 8, 10 and 12 students sitting for the national examinations in the country in 2015 and 2016.

In terms of percentage the number taking exams increased by the following percentages (rounded to the nearest whole number): 

  • grade 8 increased by 3%, 
  • grade 10 increased by 7% and 
  • grade 12 increased by 6%. 

Overall there was an increase of over 4 % in the total number of students taking exams at grades 8, 10 and 12.

The graph shows figures released by the education department (and reported in print media) in 2015 and 2016.  

On the other hand, the numbers of students passing from grade 8 to 9, grade 10 to 11 and grade 12 to tertiary institutions have remained relatively low. In 2015, the retention at each stage was shocking and has not improved very much.

For more information on examinations and related issues, check the following links:

Examination 2014 – Grade 8, 10 and 12Students taking exams

Examinations 2015 - 2016: Grade 8, Grade 10, Grade 12 Exams Papua New Guinea



Grades 8, 10 and 12 Students in Papua New Guinea Access vs Retention

Grades 8, 10 and 12 students are on a long Christmas Holiday - three months of rest and respite. Some are heading back to the villages, others to towns and cities - but will there be opportunities in the Apprenticeship and Vocational Training sectors for Grades 8, 10 and 12 students in Papua New Guinea?

Apprenticeship and Vocational Training for Grades 8, 10 and 12 students in Papua New Guinea

Whilst the Grades 8, 10 and 12 Students are enjoying their vocations, they are sure to ask two important questions: 
How have I performed in the national examinations?;  and 
Will I be selected to continue to the next level?

PNG Grades 8, 10 and 12 Students Performance in Examinations

The first question can only be ascertained by each student depending on how good they were leading up to the exams. 

Students' performance in exams can be attributed to several factors such as how well they prepared (were prepared) for the exams as well as Nature and Nurture. 

May the best students be given one of the limited places they rightfully deserve.

This brings me to the second question.

Grades 8, 10 and 12 Students Selections 2023


Based on the proportion of tertiary places available this year and the preceding years,  96% of Grades 8, 92% of Grade 10 and 81% of Grade 12 students will NOT make it to a tertiary institution this year. 

By this, I mean only a select few will end up in universities, colleges, vocational centres and other higher learning set-ups. 

Those fortunate enough to continue should be congratulated. 

They have earned the right to proceed. They passed exams - they can enjoy the privileges (pride) and challenges higher educational institutions bring. 

And deservedly, they should hold their heads up and be proud to continue.


High number of Grades 8, 10 and 12 Students pass out

What about the bulk of students who would not have continued? What will they do? 

It saddened me to think that in the first year of formal education, little or nothing is available to those students. 

What can be done now to take them on board the education train?

It is imperative to note that the planned phasing out of examinations at Grades 8 and 10 will NOT improve the number of students entering tertiary institutions. 

It will further decrease the university access rate (ACCESS), but only maintain the number passing through from Grades 8 to 10 to 12 (RETENTION). 

PNG Grades 8, 10 and 12 stats

In 2015, over 120, 000 grade 8 students sat exams. This number as a percentage of 4500 spaces (at tertiary institutions) is 96%. 

In fact, if the government phases out Grades 8 and 10 examinations, about 120,000 to 150,000 students are likely to end up completing Grade 12. 

The problem of retention is addressed, but the problem of access to higher education is not solved. It remains the same. 


Phasing out Grades 8, 10 and 12 Exams

Other factors needed thorough consideration before exams are phased out are the availability of resources, the number of teachers as well as primary and secondary schools' capacity to hold larger student populations. 

This exercise, if goes ahead, will put a huge strain on schools' ability to function.

It was good news to have heard that the Minister of higher education has given out cheques to several universities in the country to expand their capacities. This shows that there is likely to be an increase in spaces at tertiary institutions. 

But, what is the projection - what number are we talking about in 5 - 10 years' time? 

A mere 20,000 spaces would not be enough to suffice the appetite for higher education. 

Technical and vocational schools way forward

For the sake of reasoning,  if we put an estimate that in the next 5 years 150,000 grade 12 students will vie for a tertiary institution space. 

The spaces increased (from the current 4500) to 10, 000 (then to 20,000 in 2023. 

For it to work, the government needs to improve the university/higher education access rate to over 50% of Grade 12 graduating population. The fact now is that this change will make NO difference as far as access is concerned. 

Papua New Guinea will STILL have a Grade 12 drop-put rate of over 90% in the next 5 to 10 years with this change- the same as today! 
Still, there won't be enough university and college spaces to take in the high number of students. That is why there is a NEED to seriously increase the spaces are technical and vocational schools

Exams are the corner-stone of PNG education system

So the public statements about phasing out examination have to be backed by some foresight. By this, I do not mean make examinations history - no. 

The public examination system has to be strengthened - made rigorous. Address the problem of cheating. Empower Measurement Service Division. Or, come up with alternative measures to overhaul and make examination processes tough - challenging. 

The question of catering for those who are dropping out of the formal education system can be addressed by focussing on Internships, apprenticeship schemes and vocational training. 

Meanwhile, here is what I've posted nearly 10 years (2015) ago on the Key To Addressing Skill Shortage and Grades 8, 10 and 12 Pass-outs

Phasing Out Grades 8, 10 and 12 Examinations Must Be Done With Care


Phasing out examinations at Grades 8,10 and 12 can have serious impact on standard of education in the country - it will affect both students' behaviour to learning (study) and teachers' approach to teaching. 

This change (if it happens) will completely revolutionise, for worse or for better, the whole teaching-and-learning process. This change must be done with caution.

It must be done with proper planning and based on proper academic research or a special parliamentary committee findings. I don't think changing the system to meet some UN's Medium Development Goals (MDGs) is the best way. Compulsory education at elementary and primary schools and compulsory education at secondary school have to be differentiated when it comes to discussing educational changes and how each stage is catered for in terms of giving every child the best chance to excel in life.

As learnt from the curriculum change, OBE-1993, a change without clear plan is doomed to fail.Therefore, among the three main changes (Structural change 2016, Curriculum Change 2015, Examination Change) a clear plan must be set in motion prior to implementing it. The details, thereof, must be communicated to all stakeholders so that they also know what is expected, instead of expecting the unexpected.

We (by 'we' I mean the politicians, senior education officials and all stakeholders) must know what is actually changing, and not just about what is changing. So, what is the alternative to phasing out examinations? Will the 'new' assessment style be formal, informal or a bit of both? How will it be carried out and who will be responsible, teachers or Measurement Service Division?

I want to see improvement in the way examinations are conducted, I want to see spaces expanding and more students make it to Grade 12, but phasing-out exams, just,  to let everyone through without a rigorous assessment and or examination system may not be the best thing for our children now and in the future.

Here is what other Papua New Guineans are saying about this change.

Apprenticeship Scheme: Upskill Grades 8, 10 and 12 Dropouts – Government To Fund, Industry Majors to Implement the Scheme



Recent Opposition statement reported in the media about developing skilled workforce in Papua New Guinea cannot come at the right time when over 80% Grade 12 students were unable to secure a place in tertiary institution. 

It is important to note that the K3.7 billion mentioned by the Opposition leader is a lot of money, especially when it is aligned with skill development. Program duration (How long it will take) and checks and balances remains to be seen.

The Opposition said ‘revenue to implement this policy would be sourced from the proceeds of LNG tax, resale of controversial K3 billion UBS loan and the Sovereign Wealth Fund via parliamentary budgetary process.’ [PNG Loop 19/02/2015]

It seems Don Polye, who was once deputy prime minister and treasurer, knows well how much money is floating around in government coffers. This is just politics but there is merit in his statement.

In the early years of our nation (1950s – 1960s) students choices were limited but policy makers can learn from it. Those who continued to be teachers and pastors were able to read and write well.

On the other hand, given the demand for work force, others became mechanics, drivers, operators, labourers and nurses among other skilled jobs. Many of the early schoolers have worked with construction companies like Dillingham Brothers, Department of Works and subcontractors to build the national highway we now called the Okuk Highway. Others started in Bougainville, Port Moresby and Lae during and after independence and eventually settled in various parts of the country.

So, why am I retelling the story of my father? He was a form 2 going onto form 3 but decided to be a mechanic. So he did – he became a Heavy Diesel Fitter Mechanist a few years after leaving school. His was successful in finding a place because there was demand for workers from companies like Bougainville Copper Mine, Dillingham Brothers and subcontractors.

Any government who wishes to develop skills today will have to create a working plan. A plan that would take into consideration the Grades 8, 10 and 12. And, how these young men and woman can be given the change to develop to their full potential. Begin by asking if are there any companies in Papua New Guinea who would want to make space for the 15 – 16 (Grade 8s), or 17 – 18 (Grade 10s) or 19 – 20 (Grade 12s) year olds. 

The key words are vocational training and apprenticeship. How can the Government creative incentives to attract companies to take in dropouts?

The Opposition (an alternative government) must know that with a K3.7 billion skill development plan, they do not have to create lots of vocational schools, or technical colleges of poly technological institutions. It is not only important to expand the facilities and resources, but to secure a working environment where newbies can rub shoulders with experts. This must be done through work placements and apprentice programs.

In fact, apprenticeship schemes are best programs as students are going to be working with company’s experts and equipment. No doubt, companies will welcome manpower addition to their workforce. But they will not want to pay or accommodate as they are companies wanting to make profit.

If a government comes up with a funded scheme, companies may step in to help. Unlike the early years, today there are World scale extractive, manufacturing, agricultural, building and logging industries in the country. Our current generation can be given the best opportunity if the Government creates are workable platform for companies to take in dropouts.


The opposition have come up with an alternative plan to develop skills. This was a call that came at a time when over 80% of Grades 8, 10 and 12 were dropping out of main stream school. Any government-private partnership for developing skill set in those age groups would be a step in the right direction. 

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