The results of the summer semester 2019 exams taken in Luxembourg secondary schools have been announced and are more or less stable compared to the previous year.
Luxembourg's Minister of National Education, Children and Youth, Claude Meisch, congratulated the 2,667 candidates who graduate from the 2019 summer semester and wished them success in the pursuit of their journey ahead.
The number of "excellent" mentions decreased slightly compared to the previous year: 114 "excellent" mentions out of 2,667 candidates admitted in 2019 compared to 139 "excellent" mentions out of 2,615 candidates in 2018.
The results include the results of public secondary schools and private secondary schools that follow the Luxembourg Baccalaureate syllabus/programme, those of the 2nd qualification track (evening courses and eBac), as well as those of the Schengen-Lyzeum in Perl.
A total of 3,399 candidates attended the final exams. The success rate was 78% (unchanged from 2018). The rate of adjournments was 15% (16% in 2018), whilst the refusal rate was 7% (6% in 2018). A total of 3,399 candidates attended the various exams at the end of secondary studies.
In classical secondary education, the success rate was 84% in 2019 (85% in 2018). The rate of adjournments was 12% (11% in 2017) and the refusal rate was 4% (unchanged from 2018).
In general secondary education, the success rate was 73% in 2019 (72% in 2018). The rate of adjournments was 17% (20% in 2018) and the refusal rate was 10% (8% in 2018).
Regarding the 114 students who obtained an "excellent" grade (average equal to or greater than 52 points), 122 pupils obtained it at the classical secondary level whilst 17 obtained it at the general secondary level.
A comparative analysis showed that girls generally performed better than boys: 80% vs 76% success rate. This gap was slightly larger at the classical secondary level (6%) than at the general secondary level (5%).