Full Matriculation Certificate
The Matriculation Certificate (te’udat bagrut) is that all-important piece of paper required for the continuation of academic studies in a university or college. There are also many employers who make it a condition of employment. It is granted to students in academic, technological, agricultural schools, and yYeshiva high schools, who pass all exams and meet all other matriculation requirements. Immigrant students are entitled to certain concessions of the examinations and to help in preparing for them.
Structure of the Matriculation Certificate
All students who wish to receive a matriculation certificate must pass the National Matriculation Exam (referred to as the bechina chitzonit), administered by the Ministry of Education. In order to reach a full matriculation, the student needs at least 21 points that consist of:
- Mathematics – studied in levels of 3/4/5 points
- English- studied in levels of 3/4/5 points
- Elective Subject- 5 points
- Hebrew grammar- 2 points
- Bible – 2 points
- Literature – 2 points
- Civics – 2 points
- History – 2 points
- *Students whose native tongue is Italian/ Russian/ German/ Spanish/ French can also do the 5-point language bagrut.
The final grade of the student will consist of 30% inner evaluation done by the school during the 10th and 11th grades. A 70% evaluation consisting of 50% an inner evaluation and 50% the matriculation test (a national test).
Bagrut exams take place over a two-year period. Elite Academy native English speakers take their English language bagrut at the end of 11th grade. Certain exams are oral, but the majority are written exams. In some cases, such as language exams, the exams are both written and oral. It is necessary to achieve a minimum grade of 56 (out of a possible 100) in each subject in order to the pass the bagrut exam. Students may repeat particular exams in order to improve their scores. Students must also have done volunteer work during high school, and must have participated in physical education, general education, Biology and homeroom sessions each year, in order to matriculate.
Students whose native tongue is Italian/ Russian/ German/ Spanish/ French can also do the 5-point language bagrut.