Benchmark exams explained to parents at Gozo College meeting
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A meeting for parents of Year 6 pupils preparing for the benchmark exams took place at Gozo College’s Boys’ Secondary school, Victoria. It was addressed, by among others, the Education Minister Evarist Bartolo, College Principal Victor Galea and newly appointed Director of Curriculum Gaetano Bugeja, as well as other officers from the Assessment Unit.
Parents were provided with information about the exams timetable and provided with guidelines and an overview of the syllabi for Maltese, English and Mathematics.
Parents coming from all the 11 states schools that form part of the Gozo College were informed of the changes in the 2014 Benchmark Papers. Parents whose children attend Church Schools in Gozo also joined in for the meeting.
The parents present were informed that there will be the following changes in the Benchmark Papers:
New font ‘Andika’ will be used on the exam papers.
The mathematics mental paper will be recorded on CD
Changes to the electronic Reading Assistance (for Access Arrangements candidates)
More information is available from http://curriculum.gov.mt/en/Benchmark/General-Information/Pages/default.aspx.