Number of persons who took or passed a matriculation exam

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Frequency of data release:  annualy

Type of observation period:  yearly data

Available time series:  2010-2023

Disaggregation: Poland; voivodships; took/passed; sex

Statistical concepts and definitions: The matriculation exam (upper secondary school leaving examination) is conducted as the end of secondary school, and its results determines further education. It is taken by graduates of post-primary schools, including general secondary and technical secondary schools.

Since 2015, the matriculation examination has been carried out in a new formula. To pass the exam and obtain a certificate, it is required to: score a minimum of 30% of the points available in each mandatory subject in the oral and in the written part, and proceed to the written examination of an additional option subject (no credit threshold).

An examinee must sit two oral exams: Polish language, a modern foreign language and four exams in the written part of examination: at a standard level: Polish language, a foreign modern language and mathematics, and an option subject at an extended level. Besides a mandatory exam in an additional subject at an extended level, the examinee can select a maximum of five subjects for additional examination. Graduates of schools or sections with a national minority language as a medium of instruction also obligatorily enter the minority language exam.

Data refer to the matriculation examination conducted in May.

In 2015, the total number of people taking the matriculation examination according to the new and old formula was given.

Data source, datadisposer: Data sets from information system of the Central Examination Board; results of surveys elaboration - Statistics Poland; Statistical Office in Gdańsk

Available data formats:  xlsx; csv