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10th Grade Admission

From September 2020 you can study at TEC gymnasium:
1) in the Estonian language curriculum
2) in the English language curriculum
The Estonian-language curriculum is the national curriculum 10-12. class and ends with Estonian state exams. The English-language curriculum is a preparatory year for the Diploma Progrmme in 10th grade and continues with the IB DP program in grades 11 and 12, culminating in IBO exams.
You can read more about IB DP HERE.

The student candidate must indicate his / her preference for the upper secondary school curriculum when registering for joint tests in the system of joint tests.


10th Grade Admission for 2022/2023 School Year

TEC admission policy for 2022/2023

In spring 2022, Gustav Adolf Grammar School, Tallinn English College, Tallinn Upper Secondary School of Science and Tallinn 21st School will have joint upper secondary school entrance examinations for the students of form 9. The schools will jointly organise the preparation of entrance tests, carry out the tests and grade them, as well as publish the results.

The practical assignments of the joint examinations will be carried out in accordance with the epidemiological situation: info updated 23.02.2022

  • preliminary tests at 2 p.m. on 8 March as e-tests (Estonian language, mathematics, English language) in the Examination Information System (Eksamite Infosüsteem, EIS). The results of the preliminary tests will be used for selecting, on threshold level basis, the applicants who will be admitted to take the principal tests.
  • principal tests at 10 a.m. on 19 March as tests on paper (Estonian language, mathematics, physics, French language test for the students applying for the field of study of French) in four schools.
    The interview round will be conducted in April.

Further instructions regarding organisation of e-tests info updated 14.02.2022
Further instructions on the organisation of e-tests are HERE.

Joint entrance examinations of four schools and three schools of Tallinn

In 2022, the e-tests for the joint entrance examinations of four schools (on 8 March or 18 March) are the same as the e-tests for the joint entrance examinations of three schools of Tallinn (Jakob Westholm Upper Secondary School, Kadrioru German School, Tallinn Co-educational School). The students who wish to apply for entrance to both the four schools (Gustav Adolf Grammar School, Tallinn English College, Tallinn Upper Secondary School of Science and Tallinn 21st School) as well as the three schools (Jakob Westholm Upper Secondary School, Kadrioru German School, Tallinn Co-educational School), have to register in the information system separately for the entrance examinations of the four schools as well as the three schools. The tests on paper are carried out separately by the four schools and the three schools.

Registration for joint entrance examinations

Registration for joint entrance examinations starts at 10 a.m. on 14 February in the Information System for the Joint Entrance Examinations (Ühiskatsete Infosüsteem) which will remain open for registration for the examinations until 11.59 p.m. on 28 February. Before registering for the joint examinations **please be sure to read through the Procedure for Organising Joint Entrance Examinations of Four Schools (Annex 1) and the TEC admission policy for 2022/2023.

Taking the e-tests
All e-tests are taken after identification or verification of the identity by a passport or ID card. The lists of applicants who are admitted for taking the principal tests will be prepared only on the basis of the results of these preliminary tests, where the identification (verification) has been successfully completed using a PC or laptop with a camera before taking the test.

**Estonian language exam is not mandatory for students who have studied in English language and will not affect the final score.

At 11 a.m. on 3 March we’ll open the practice tests of Estonian and mathematics in the Examination Information System (Eksamite Infosüsteem, EIS):
11:00 – 11:45 verification + Estonian language (the test will be open for 30 minutes)
11:45 – 12:25 mathematics (the test will be open for 30 minutes)
12:30 – 13:10 English language (the test will be open for 30 minutes)
The students will first have to identify themselves (verify) with their passport or ID card. The results of the practice tests will not be taken into account upon admission.
At 2 p.m. on 8 March the following preliminary tests are carried out in the Examination Information System (Eksamite Infosüsteem, EIS):
14:00 – 14:45 verification + Estonian language (the test will be open for 30 minutes)
14:45 – 15:25 mathematics (the test will be open for 30 minutes)
15:30 – 16:10 English language (the test will be open for 30 minutes)

The applicants who are admitted to take the principal tests on 19 March will be selected on the basis of the results of the preliminary tests on threshold level basis.

Taking the tests on paper
When students come to take the tests on paper on 19 March, they will have to bring their identification document (ID card or passport), printout of the applicant’s code from the Information System of the Joint Entrance Examinations (Ühiskatsete Infosüsteem), instruments for writing and technical drawing, calculator, and indoor shoes. It is allowed to bring a water bottle without a label.
**Estonian language exam is not mandatory for students who have studied in English language and will not affect the final score.

Applying for exemption from practical assignments

It is possible to apply for exemption from practical assignments via the Information System of the Joint Entrance Examinations (Ühiskatsete Infosüsteem) in case the applicant has participated in the final round of the national subject proficiency competitions (olympiads) in biology, native language, physics, astronomy, geography, chemistry, science, mathematics, linguistics, civics and citizenship education, history, informatics, Estonian literature) in form 8 or has been invited to the final round in form 9. In order to be exempted from practical assignments, a student has to register for the joint entrance examinations not later than on 25 February 2022, and upload the results report of form 9 in the information system. Students will be notified of the decision on exemption or non-exemption from practical assignments on 28 February 2022. The practical assignments of an exempted applicant will be automatically graded with the maximum score and they will be invited to the schools indicated by them as their preference. If the respective request cannot be granted before the preliminary tests are taken (the lists of students admitted to the final round are inconclusive), the candidate must definitely take the preliminary tests. If after the preliminary tests and before the principal tests it turns out that the applicant who submitted the request on time has been invited to the final round of a subject proficiency competition (olympiad), the committee will be entitled to exempt the applicant from taking the principal tests.

Interviews
The interviews are held in three rounds in accordance with the school preferences indicated by each student:
The 1st round of interviews (at the school indicated as the 1st preference) from 4 April to 8 April 2022;
The 2nd round of interviews (at the school indicated as the 2nd preference) from 11 April to 14 April 2022;
The 3rd round of interviews (at the school indicated as the 3rd preference) on 20 April 2022.

Please bring your identification document to the interview.

Results reports
The file with the results report for the entire current academic year, including the information on absences, must be sent not later than on 18 March via a message in the Information System for the Joint Entrance Examinations (Ühiskatsete Infosüsteem) to those three schools to which the student applies for admission. The students who apply for exemption from practical assignments must send their results report via a message to all four schools not later than on 25 February.

Instructions for the users of Stuudium
• Open “View by subject” from “Lessons, marks” of your summary
• Start printing the page (File -> Print or right click the page and “Print”)
• Select “Save as PDF” or an analogous option as your printer (the specific option depends on the browser you are using)
• Add a name to the file in the form: SurnameGiven name
• Click “Save”
Instructions for the users of eKool
• Open the grades in eKool
• Under “Show” add “Explanation” (grading scales) and “Absences”
• Choose “year” as the period
• Right click and choose “Print”
• Choose “Save as pdf” from the drop-down menu
• Add a name to the file in the form: Surname
Given name
• Click “Save”

Further instructions regarding organisation of e-tests info updated 14.02.2022
Further instructions on the organisation of e-tests are HERE.

Sample tasks
Sample tasks HERE

Contact

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Klemen Slabina, Director of Studies of Upper Secondary School, klemen.slabina@tik.edu.ee or school secretary via phone 6461306.

Important links:
TEC admission policy for 2022/2023
Information System for the Joint Entrance Examinations (Ühiskatsete Infosüsteem)
Examination Information System (Eksamite Infosüsteem, EIS)