2024 Grade 11 Selection You Should Know

The Grade 11 Selection for National Schools of Excellence (formerly National High Schools) and Secondary Schools in the country will be published on the Education Department website. A selection committee meets in Port Moresby and does the selection. Before the selection, the data verification and selection can take up to two weeks.

This education blog reproduces the Education Secretary’s circular in brief for parents, guardians and stakeholders so that you understand how the Grade 11 selection process works. Read on to find out.

The process (How Grade 11 Selection Works)

  •  Measurement Services Division (MSD) provides the final results for Grade 10 to the Information and Communication Division (ICD) and General Education Services Division (GES) of the Education Department. These three divisions are key players.
  • The ICD will run the Grade 11 Selection together with GES.
  • General Education Services coordinates the selection process with all the principals from secondary and national high schools.
  • Inspections and Standards Division (ISD) and the Guidance and Counselling Division (GCD) assist principals in the provinces. Principals enter and verify data in the provinces.

Expected dates for 2024 Grade 11 Selections

See the latest dates for 2024 Grade 11 Selection and Grade 10 & 12 Exam Results on PNG Insight Blog. The dates will give you an idea about the Selection time frame.

The Department of Education expects the (actual) selection and online results to be completed in 2 – 3 days. However, the data entry in the provinces and the selection process will take two weeks.

  • MSD gives the Grade 10 results to the GES and Selection Committee.
  • Grade 11 selection – Two weeks. Principals to start selecting students.
  • Education Secretary sights and signs the selection list.
  • Education Department published the selection listing for Grade 11 to secondary and national high schools.

Grade 11 Selections Cut-off

The selections for Grade 11 to National Schools of Excellence and Secondary Schools will be based on the Education Board’s National Standards Requirements.

  • National High Schools Selection: The school of excellence concept requires that Grade 10 students with Distinctions or Credits are selected for NSoE. The eligible students are pre-selected based on their intention on the School Leavers Forms.
  • Secondary Schools Selection: Students with x7 Upper Passes or a percentile score of 77 points or higher to be selected for Grade 11

Grading, Subject Weighting and Results Used in Grade 11 Selections

Grade 10 students in the country study x7 subjects. Hence, the results are based on all the subjects taken by every student. Here is a screenshot of Information on Grading, Subject Weighting and Grade 11 selection results.

Source: Education Secretary Circular (13/2020)

Grade 11 Selection list pdf 2024

Grades Definition & Subject Weightings

Grade 11 selection list for 2024
Weighted Scores (base units for calculating)
2024 Grade 11 selection list PDF
Weighted Score (How to Calculate)

6 Factors for non-selection of students to Grade 11

  • Fail to apply
  • Bad Character
  • Below School Quota
  • No School leavers form
  • Parents not requesting a transfer
  • Gender equity in case of a tie in the selection

Grade 11 selection for 2021 takes a new approach where principals and education offices do the selection in the provinces, instead of Port Moresby. We expected the 2024 Grade 11 selections to be the same given the present situation with Covid19.

Past Grade 11 Selections – Port Moresby

The Grade 11 selections used to take place in Port Moresby. Principals and education officers from the provinces gathered in the capital city for weeks on end to do the selection. It can take up to 2 weeks for them to select students for the national high and secondary schools.

The principals and education officers from the provinces work with MSD and GED (two divisions of the National Department of Education) to finalise the selections.

The education secretary to sight and sign and make them available on the Department of Education website. The principals also inform the newly selected Grade 11 students of their schools for the new academic year.

Data Entry and Verification – Crucial

The principals and a provincial selection committee would meet in the provinces and do the Grade 11 selection. They verify students’ eligibility and enter their data online. (An important function, now done in the provinces) . Data verification and entry will take two (2) weeks.

The Grade 11 selection is a mandatory function of the National Education Board (NEB). The selection of Grade 11 students is not a provincial function, it still remains a national function. This implies that the final (quality) checks and publishing of the selection listing remain the role of the NEB.

This website advocates for transparency in the selection of Grade 11 students. We hope that the new Grade 11 online selection initiative of the NDoE is as effective and efficient and can deliver the results on time.

This Post Has 9 Comments


    Latest update: The Grade 11 selection listing for 2021 is now out. Check out the Education Department website.

  2. Rebecca Kanini

    How long will we wait for the gr 11 selection list??Need it to get our children prepared!!

  3. Timothy Nick Ngembil (Mr.)

    We are still waiting for the Grade 11 slection list, when will it be available, please update us.

  4. Campz

    What is the delay with the selection for grade 11 selection list for 2021.

    Can someone in Nation Department of Education please enlighten the public.

  5. Joyce Anne zamunu

    Is the grade 11 selection list for 2021 ready or not..

  6. Belka Dura

    Logged into the Department of Education website. Click on the Grade 11 selection list. Typed in my daughter’s Surname and Given Name into the username space and entered the password 2020PSC number. I was told that the username was incorrect. What is the username?.

  7. Phynella Kiove Basse

    I am desperate to see the selection list for 2021 Grade 11 for all schools in Lae so I can prepare for my child therefore when can the list be released?

  8. Olive

    Can anyone from PNG Insight or GES team advise if selection listing for Grade 11 2021 is ready

  9. Mmatt Zzənn

    When will the Selection for 2021 Grade 11 will be released?

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