The Tertiary Entrance Rank appears on the Grade 12 students’ provisional statement of results. There are in fact three numbers that appear together: the RANK, the TER and the GRADE 12 STUDENT POPULATION.
When will DHERST formally publish the 2023 Grade 12 selection List for HEIs?
The RANK is the Grade 12 student’s ‘position’ relative to the number of grade 12 students who sat the exams and are graded in that particular year.
The GRADE 12 STUDENT POPULATION as the name implies, is the total population of Grade 12 students who sat the Grade 12 examination in that particular year.
Tertiary Entrance Rank, TER
So what is the TER?
This student’s rank is basically the total ranking out of 100%.
Though there is no clarity on the criteria used in the PNG Grade 12 TER, it is widely understood that the final TER is inclusive of both the Year 11 and Year 12 internal (SCHOOL-BASED) and external (EXAM) marks.
So if a Grade 12 student’s tertiary entrance rank is 80%, it means
- you performed above 79% of the whole student population who sat the exams; and
- 20% of the students performed above that particular student.
TER is Rank not Mark
Note that the tertiary entrance rank is not a mark. As the name implied, it is a rank.
The TER shows your position relative to the general student population who sat for the exam country-wide in a particular year.
All in all, the higher the TER, the better the performance. The lower the TER, the poorer the performance.
Grade 12 selections and acceptance lists 2023
PNG Insight has been following the Grade 12 exam results and selection to higher institutions in the country. We have a lot of info that you will find useful at this time.