What courses are most difficult for candidates in national exams resulting in a low score? The performance of the 2022 candidates in each subject of all Scientific Fields can be seen in the tables.
The only course common to all 4 fields is Modern Greek Language and Literature. The percentage of essays with a score below 10 is the lowest of all subjects, from 8.7% to 16.85%. They are very small percentages. In the other courses, the percentage of candidates with a grade below the base ranges between 35% and 73%. The same goes for honors, we have the lowest honor percentage ranging from 0.19% to 2.19%. The 3rd Field candidates wrote the highest average of 13.78. The marks of the candidates in the course accumulate between 10 and 18. In the rest of the courses.
Ancient Greek is considered the most difficult subject in the field. In fact, the number of graduates is very small, only 2.27%. But the percentage of candidates with a grade below 10 is much lower than the corresponding percentages for History and Latin. 37.2% versus 47.96% and 45.13%. Each course, therefore, has its own peculiarities, which depend on the structure of the subjects and the previous knowledge of the previous classes.
The way in which Latin was examined changed, with the result that Latin was no longer the easy subject it used to be. Those with honors in Latin were 17.96% while in History they were 15.56%. Therefore, Latin requires attention because few candidates achieve excellence.
2nd and 3rd Field
Physics turned out to be the subject with the highest failure rate, among the subjects of 2nd and 3rd Field. 45.04% of the 2nd Field candidates wrote below the base and 49.84% of the 3rd Field candidates. Consequently, the average of the works was 10.91 for the candidates of the 2nd Field and 10.3 for the candidates of the 3rd Field. For teachers the picture is different. 13.44% the honors of the 2nd Field and 14.13% of the 3rd Field. The difference is, I think, in the Mathematics. Physics without Mathematics is not possible. The candidates of the 3rd Field are not examined in Mathematics and they do not pay attention to them even in the B Lyceum and for this reason their performances are worse than the candidates of the 2nd Field, with the exception of the Medicine candidates who are very well read and it is for that we have some more excellent.
In recent years, Biology subjects have become difficult and the performance of the candidates has approached the performance of 2nd Field Mathematics. This is very good because there are 45 sections that are common to the two Camps. When the performance in Biology is much better than in Mathematics, the candidates of the 2nd Field are wronged in the common schools of the two Fields. The average for Mathematics is 11.75% while that for Biology is 12.38%. The corresponding difference in the language average, which is 13.26% for the second field and 13.78% for the third field, shows us that, in general, the third field candidates have a slightly higher average , so it’s OK. Unfortunately, sponsors have to be careful and keep these balances, which are due to the problematic admission system. A basic principle is not observed in admission: all candidates applying for a place in a school must have been examined in the same subjects. Since this obvious principle is not followed, sponsors must strike a difficult balance. The subject is much more difficult in the common schools and the 4 Fields where balance cannot be achieved.
The thorn here is Mathematics. This is a perennial problem. It is the only Panhellenic field with an average below 10, specifically 6.81. Logical since 73.56% of the candidates wrote below 10 and 46.72% wrote below 5. The difference with Mathematics of the 2nd Field is very large. This shows us that the 4th Field candidates are leaner students, with a difference from the 2nd Field candidates who wrote an average of 11.75, almost double.
Economics is an easier subject than computer science and it is also seen in the percentage of candidates who wrote below basic which is 35.31% against 39.84% and the number of honors which is 23.13% against 15.96%.
What should candidates do in the last month before the Panhellenic exams? It depends on your knowledge and your ambitions. Weak candidates should not give up, we never give up. To increase their chances for admission, they must achieve the highest possible GPA to clear the EBE hurdle. Therefore, that they put special emphasis on the subject in which with the least effort they can raise their grade, in order to increase their average.
Candidates with high expectations should, I think, focus on the subjects that are not so good to raise their score to increase their points, especially if they are subjects that have a high weight that will give them more points. We wish everyone to achieve their goals.