Luxembourg Baccalaureate 2017 Results: 86% Success Rate

Luxembourg's Ministry of National Education, Children and Youth has announced details of the result of the year-end exams for pupils sitting the Luxembourg Baccalaureate 2017 exams.

With a success rate of 86%, secondary education has been the best test result for more than 15 years. On average, the results of technical secondary education have remained stable in recent years.

The Minister of National Education, Children and Youth, Claude Meisch, congratulated the 2,691 lycée classique candidates who graduated after the summer session 2017 and wishes them much success in the pursuit of their journey.

The excellent result of secondary education shows once again that the Luxembourg school system succeeds in qualifying young people  at a very high level, who are then well prepared to begin their tertiary education.

Overall results

A total of 3,344 candidates sat the various final examinations. The success rate was 80% (unchanged from 2016). The adjournment rate was 14% (15% in 2016). The refusal rate was 6% (5% in 2016).

Secondary education (lycée classique)

In secondary education, the success rate was 86% in 2017 (82% in 2016). The adjournment rate was 9% (14% in 2016). The refusal rate was 5% (4% in 2016).

Technical secondary education (lycée technique)

Under the technical regime, the success rate was 75% in 2017 (77% in 2016). The adjournment rate was 19% (17% in 2016). The refusal rate was 6% (unchanged from 2016).

Under the technician training regime, the success rate was 100% in 2017 (79% in 2016). The 12 candidates who took the exam are the last students of the classes organised under the old regime.

"Excellent" mentions

The number of pupils with an "excellent" score (average 52 points or more) was 100 in 2017. 91 pupils obtained it at the secondary level and 9 at the technical level.

Comparative analysis by gender

Gender-based analysis shows that the performance of girls is better than that of boys in secondary education and in secondary technical education.

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