ISC exams kick off tomorrow

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Henriette Lamprecht
The first group of Namibian grade 12 learners to take the Independent Examinations Council’s International Secondary Certificate (ISC) exams will kick off with their first subject tomorrow.

At seven centres across the country, 167 learners will write the exams from 19 October to 23 November. In total, 489 candidates (476 full-time and 13 part-time) will sit for the ISC exams, while in Eswatini and Mozambique, 249 and 75 candidates will take the exams respectively.

Along with the relevant requirements, the Africa-centered qualification ensures access to tertiary institutions in southern Africa.

The ISC benchmark is also comparable to other school-leaving qualifications around the world, including Britain's Advanced and A-Levels and Australia's Senior Certificate of Secondary Education.

The qualification was developed in response to recent changes in South Africa's regulatory framework for the National Senior Certificate – the matric school-leaving qualification – which meant that it would no longer be available to independent schools outside the borders of that country.

Results will be released before 25 December.

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Namibian Sun 2022-12-04

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