The holidays have ended and for some students it’s right into exams.

Across Manitoba Grade 12 students are busy writing English exams. The provincial English exam began on Tuesday and will span over a four day period, taking a total of five and a half hours. Once students finish, the exam is marked anonymously by a group of teachers who grade each student’s writing and ideas based on parameters outlined by the Province.

Tim De Ruyck is Superintendent with the Turtle Mountain School Division. “In January exams are undertaken at the Grade 12 level for the three different math classes essential, per-calculus and applied as well as English.”

The English exam is written January 8-11 and the mathematics will be written January 22-24 and those dates are mandated by the province.

“The school based exams will be written January 29th to February 1st. Then we have an administration day on February 4th and semester two formally starts on February 5th.

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